TIA Asks Members to Rank Importance of Advocacy Issues at State, Federal and International Levels

November 12, 2012 | The Toy Industry Association (TIA) has launched a survey to receive input from TIA members on the importance of various issues that the Association confronts in the federal, state and international advocacy arena. In circulating this survey, TIA aims to adequately prioritize the issues based on input from individual companies and to allocate TIA resources accordingly. The survey period will close on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at COB (Pacific).

The questionnaire contains short issue summaries and industry impact statements on the following topics; respondents are asked to rate the importance of the impact that each issue is likely to have on his or her company:

  • Chemicals Management / Green Chemistry
  • BPA (Bisphenol-A)
  • Flame Retardants (PDBEs, TRIS, Deca, etc.)
  • Ingredient Disclosure
  • Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Magnet Restrictions / Regulation
  • Battery Restrictions / Regulation
  • Environmentally Friendly Products / Carbon Footprint
  • Heavy Metals (Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, etc.) Reduction
  • Recalls & Toy Safety
  • Marketing to Children
  • Positive Play Resolutions / Policy
  • International Trade Issues

Survey participants will also be given the opportunity to identify additional topics of interest.

“TIA has been actively engaged in advocacy on these issues across the nation and internationally,” said Ed Desmond, TIA EVP for external affairs. “Based upon the forecast of TIA staff and counsel it is highly anticipated that each of these issues will remain under active consideration and debate in policymaking arenas.”

The survey can be accessed by TIA members ONLY online; TIA will track and categorize the responses by member type (manufacturer /distributor, retailer, testing lab, etc.). Questions may be directed to advocacy@toyassociation.org (202.344.4451).