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AF&PA Commends Administration Regulatory Reform Executive Orders

Oct 09, 2019

CONTACT: Barbara Riley
(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org

 

WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock commended the Administration for signing two executive orders aimed at increasing transparency and due process in the U.S. regulatory system. President Trump signed the “Promoting the Rule of Law Through Transparency and Fairness in Civil Administrative Enforcement and Adjudication” Executive Order and the “Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents” Executive Order at the White House on October 9.

“The paper and wood products industry appreciates the Administration’s initiative to increase transparency and due process for agency guidance documents. Today marks a fundamental step toward a more transparent, fair and effective regulatory system and will support our ability to innovate, invest, create jobs and compete at home and around the globe. With roughly four percent of total U.S. manufacturing GDP and approximately 950,000 men women in rural and urban communities across 45 states, we are one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation. We look forward to continuing our work with the Administration and stakeholders to advance regulatory reforms that provide a more sustainable regulatory process that also unleashes innovation and economic growth. That’s a win-win for everyone.”

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative — Better Practices, Better Planet 2020. The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $55 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.