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Highlights & News

November 25, 2015
2016 APA Winter Conference Feb. 23-25, see a sneak peak here.

October 20, 2015
House T&I Committee introduces surface transportation reauthorization & reform legislation, read more

September 1, 2015
Tianjin, China explosions create uncertain shipping delays, read more here.

August 6, 2015
Senate confirms new PHMSA Administrator, Marie Dominguez.

June 29, 2015
FMCSA grants APA HOS waiver request, see notice.

June 26, 2015
CPSC announces drop in fireworks related injuries, read more. 

June 5, 2015
APA supported legislation to safeguard seaports from disruptions introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner (CO)

June 3, 2015
President Obama nominates next PHMSA Administrator

May 22, 2015
Remember to Celebrate Safely this holiday weekend as we remember our U.S. heros. 

May 12, 2015
June 1 deadline for GHS Labeling & SDSs requirements, members click here for guidance

April 23, 2015
PHMSA reminds Hazmat shippers & carriers of emergency response responsibilities, see notice.

April 8, 2015
FMCSA issues Final Rule on Civil Penalties, read more.

April 1, 2015
PHMSA to clarify policy on additional name item fireworks Approvals, read more here.

March 24, 2015
Prepare for the season with APA Safe-T First, members click here.

February 25, 2015
Delays may continue despite West Coast Port labor resolution, read more

February 13, 2015

West Coast Port delays escalate, APA members click here for guidance. 


APA History

The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) was established in 1948 by a group of 7 fireworks manufacturing companies who recognized the need to unite in order to effectively face industry-wide issues.  As the nation’s oldest and most recognized fireworks trade group, the APA represents the entire fireworks industry – professional display, consumer & proximate pyrotechnic, manufacturers, importers & distributors, domestic & foreign, companies large and small who share a dedication to the APA’s principle goals of safety and compliance. 

Through its ongoing advocacy, compliance assistance, education & training, and public relations activities, the APA has become the face of the fireworks industry both domestically and abroad, strengthening the image of the industry and increasing confidence in its products among regulators, the media and general public.  For 65 years the APA has worked toward responsible regulation of the fireworks industry and in today’s climate, that work has never been more challenging.  APA members invest in the future of fireworks and remain dedicated to Preserving and Promoting an American Tradition. 

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