American Coatings Association


ACA In Action

ACA is urging members of Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to preserve the myriad trade benefits for the paint and coatings industry. The association’s position and detailed background on the USMCA are the focus of ACA’s most recent  Issue Backgrounder.

The U.S. coatings manufacturing base exports a significant portion of its production to Mexico and Canada — approximately $1.85 billion in 2018, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the industry’s exports — and the United States benefits from a consistently strong trade surplus with both countries.

In addition to the positive trade impact, the USMCA provides several enhancements to the NAFTA deal, including:

  • Streamlined customs processing;
  • Redefined ‘Rules of Origin;’
  • Safeguards for SMEs and updates for ISDS;
  • Strengthened labor and environmental protections; and
  • Intellectual property protections for digital trade

ACA urges Congress to embrace this trilateral agreement that presents so many benefits for U.S. exports.

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Advocacy

ACA serves as a forceful and effective advocate and voice on legislative, regulatory and judicial issues at the federal, state and local levels.

Industry Facts

The U.S. paint and coatings industry’s employs some 300,000 workers.

Find more national and state economic data about our industry, including employees, wages, payroll, establishments, and exports.

Connect With Your Elected Officials

ACA’s COATINGSVOICE is a grassroots initiative, providing ACA members an effective means to get involved in the most critical legislative issues that impact the coatings industry at the local, state, and federal level, by connecting directly with their elected representatives.

Through the COATINGSVOICE website, industry members can quickly view “live” legislative issues that require action, and voice their position to lawmakers.

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The Member Center

ACA members may access exclusive member content here.

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Member Webinar Series

ACA offers corporate members complimentary webinars that address key regulatory topics.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

December 5,  ACA’s Revised Guide to Training Hazmat Transport Employees

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Upcoming Events

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET Dec. 5, 2019

    ACA Webinar: ACA’s Guide to Training Hazmat Transport Employees (Members Only)

    This webinar will provide an overview of ACA’s recently updated guide, developed by to assist paint, coatings and adhesive manufacturers in complying with U.S. DOT regulations pertaining to hazardous materials employee training.

  • Indianapolis | Indiana Convention Center March 30 - April 2, 2020

    American Coatings SHOW & CONFERENCE

    This show and conference showcases the latest research and applications of technologies and trends in the coatings industry, hosted by ACA and the Vincentz Network. 

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