GOVERNMENT & POLICY ROUNDUP | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 82 Issue 40 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 4, 2004


Department: Government & Policy

FDA has issued a final report on its Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Initiative, a program that assesses the agency's current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations. Accomplishments under the program can be read on the Web at htm.

House and Senate conferees last week began to hash out their differences on bills (S. 1637, H.R. 4520) to overhaul the corporate tax code. Part of the legislation would overturn a tax break ruled illegal by the World Trade Organization. U.S. exporters to the European Union are paying millions of dollars in WTO-sanctioned retaliatory tariffs every month because of the tax break (C&EN, March 8, page 8).

NIST has made 32 new cost-sharing awards under its Advanced Technology Program. More than $80 million in ATP support will be matched by $60 million in industry funds if all projects are completed.

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