Latest Trade

Federal Agencies Issue Guidance on Changes to U.S.-Cuba Policy

November 20, 2017 Industry News
The National Security Presidential Memorandum issued in June directs the Secretaries of Commerce, State, and Treasury to take certain actions to implement the President's Cuba policy, affecting trade and commerce.

ACA Joins Coalition Letter on Maintaining NAFTA ISDS

August 15, 2017 Industry News
ACA believes that investment and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) remain high priorities in the NAFTA modernization to strengthen enforcement and ensure the fair treatment for U.S. individual, non-profit and business investors.

ACA Testifies at USTR Hearing on NAFTA Renegotiation

June 30, 2017 Industry News
Considering the strong American trade position, ACA urged that future NAFTA negotiations be accomplished in a “do no harm” approach that preserves the very real benefits that the coatings industry has seen from this trade agreement over the past two decades.

ACA Submits Comments to USTR on NAFTA Renegotiation

June 20, 2017 Industry News
Considering the strong American trade position, ACA urged that future NAFTA negotiations be accomplished in a “do no harm” approach that preserves the very real benefits that the coatings industry has seen from this trade agreement over the past two decades.

U.S. Trade Representative Seeks Comments Prior to NAFTA Negotiations

June 6, 2017 Industry News
Trade policy is one of ACA’s top federal priorities since the clear majority of U.S. paint and coatings companies are in the global marketplace. ACA is encouraging the Trump Administration and Congress to work together to promote U.S. exports, remove tariff and non-tariff barriers to U.S. goods and services, and increase access to markets through free trade agreements and other bilateral and multilateral agreements.

New U.S. Trade Rep Readies to Take on NAFTA, Seeks Industry Comment

May 23, 2017 Industry News
Trade policy is one of ACA’s top federal priorities since the clear majority of U.S. paint and coatings companies are in the global marketplace. ACA is encouraging the Trump Administration and Congress to work together to promote U.S. exports, remove tariff and non-tariff barriers to U.S. goods and services, and increase access to markets through free trade agreements and other bilateral and multilateral agreements.

ACA Urges Senate to Confirm Amb. Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative

May 8, 2017 Industry News
The Office of the United States Trade Representative is charged with implementing key trade statutes, including those requiring work to identify and address unfair trade barriers and weaknesses in foreign government intellectual property enforcement and protection.

Two New Executive Orders Focus on Trade

April 10, 2017 Industry News
Trade policy is one of ACA’s top federal priorities since the clear majority of U.S. paint and coatings companies are in the global marketplace. ACA is encouraging the Trump Administration and Congress to work together to promote U.S. exports, remove tariff and non-tariff barriers to U.S. goods and services, and increase access to markets through free trade agreements and other bilateral and multilateral agreements.

U.S. Plays Strong Hand in Coatings International Trade

December 6, 2016 Industry News
The United States maintains a positive trade position in both waterborne and solvent-borne coatings.

Treasury and Commerce Department Ease Trade Barriers with Cuba

October 25, 2016 Industry News
The changes, which implement the new policy direction toward Cuba that President Obama announced in December 2014, took effect Oct. 17 and are intended to further engage and empower the Cuban people and promote political, social, and economic reform in Cuba by easing sanctions related to, among others, scientific collaboration, humanitarian activities, trade and commerce, and travel.