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After Multi-year NEMA Effort, CBP Has Clear Authority to Share

After Multi-year NEMA Effort, CBP Has Clear Authority to Share

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Section 302 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, signed into law in February, resolves legal uncertainty and strengthens the authority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to share information and product samples with U.S. electroindustry companies and others who face a threat of counterfeit products Read more […]

Building Relationships Strengthens Advocacy

Building Relationships Strengthens Advocacy

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Michael L. Belitzky, Manager, State Government Relations, NEMA Seasoned government relations professionals are often judged by their connections—not just who they know but also who knows them. Relationships are the cornerstone of influence. NEMA’s affiliations with external organizations foster and strengthen our relationships with elected officials and policymakers, a process Read more […]

Seeing Standards in a Different Light

Seeing Standards in a Different Light

This piece was originally published in the Winter 2015-2016 issue of USNC Current. By Cassandra Ricci, Manager of Government Relations, Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance As a recent college graduate and newcomer to the healthcare industry, I find that I view the medical imaging industry from a more health-conscious perspective compared to my more senior colleagues. I spent my undergraduate career immersed in the biological sciences, specifically seeking coursework and opportunities Read more […]

President Obama Sends $4.1T Budget Proposal to Congress: What’s in it for Electrical and Medical Imaging Manufacturers?

President Obama Sends $4.1T Budget Proposal to Congress: What’s in it for Electrical and Medical Imaging Manufacturers?

On Tuesday, February 9, President Obama released his FY2017 budget proposal. The $4.1  trillion proposal is largely perceived as a statement of the White House’s priorities from a president in his final year in office rather than a budget that would be accepted and passed by a Republican-controlled Congress. Indeed, many Republican Members of Congress have already indicated that the budget proposal will be dead on arrival in the House of Representatives. That being said, the budget proposal Read more…

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