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IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries® is welcoming a new framework for tax reform launched today by the Trump Administration in coordination with Republican leaders of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance.
The framework references President Trump’s four principles for tax reform, which are:
- Keeping it simple, fair, and easy to understand;
- Giving American workers a pay raise by allowing them to keep more of their paycheck;
- Leveling the playing field for American businesses and workers;
- Bringing back money that is currently kept offshore to reinvest in the American economy.
Reforming the tax code is critical to the global competitiveness of the U.S. electronics industry, and IPC commends the administration for taking this first important step. IPC supports a decrease of the corporate tax rate while keeping robust incentives for innovation, and looks forward to working with the administration and Congress as the tax reform process moves forward.
Real Time with...HKPCA and IPC
During the 2017 International Printed Circuit & APEX South China Fair (HKPCA & IPC Show 2017) in Shenzhen, IPC Asia President Philip S. Carmichael speaks with I-Connect007 Managing Editor Stephen Las Marias about the move in the value chain that’s driving the electronics manufacturing industry forward.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
Industry consultant Walt Custer of Custer Consulting sat down with me at productronica 2017 to once again inform our readers with his yearly update and perspective on what’s happening in the industry. And guess what? It’s good news! Pertinent charts referenced in our conversation are included, but if you want more, Walt invites you to click the link at the end of this conversation and email him directly.
Andreas Lydersen, ELMATICA
As automation works its way onto the shop floors, it still struggles to replace humans in the supporting roles, such as designers, purchasers, brokers, and back-office staff. Where automation on the shop floor replaces humans in doing repetitive manual tasks, the supporting roles (at least some of them) require intelligence to understand and utilise information.