American Coatings Association


ACA In Action 

ACA recently sent an Issue Backgrounder to Congress, outlining the positive impact NAFTA has borne the U.S. coatings industry. In it, ACA echoed its comments to the USTR: consider NAFTA negotiations with a “do no harm” approach. At the same time, ACA identified a few areas for improvement as part of the renegotiation process.

  • Re-importation of Goods
  • Customs and Trade Facilitation
  • Rules of Origin or Origin Procedures for NAFTA Qualifying Goods
  • Harmonization of Standards for Transport of Dangerous Goods

ACA believes Congress shares industry’s view that maintaining this beneficial agreement in a trilateral form is the best outcome, and urges Congress to continue working to ensure a level playing field 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 employs some 278,300 workers.

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

A Primer on the Paint & Coatings Industry

Read our latest Issue Backgrounder which introduces the paint and coatings industry and its products, as well as their indispensable value to our nation. Intrinsically, paints and coatings act as a protective barrier to extend the useful life of the surfaces and substrates to which they are applied.

The paint and coatings industry is not only integral to providing products that sustain our daily lives, but also provides jobs for its thousands of employees, and end-use customers.


The Member Center

ACA members may access exclusive member content here.

Corporate Members, read the latest Paint Council Report.

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Not an ACA member yet? Learn more about the benefits of membership today.

Upcoming Events

  • Westin Cleveland Downtown, Cleveland, OH March 20-22, 2017

    2017 CoatingsTech Conference

    This event provides coatings professionals the most innovative technologies and applications shaping the industry, as well as regulatory trends and networking opportunities.

  • The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL May 8-10, 2017

    ACA Spring Committee Meetings (ACA Members Only)

    ACA's Spring Committee Meetings will convene the following groups: the PaintCare® Budget & Finance Committee; PaintCare® Board of Directors; ACA Budget & Finance Committee; ACA Board of Directors; ACA Executive Committee; Architectural Coatings Leadership Council; and Industrial Coatings Leadership Council.

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