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Tariff Updates: Brazil, China & Vietnam
January 11, 2021
The Toy Association is alerting members to potential new U.S. tariffs on products originating in Vietnam as well as changes to tariffs on products imported to Brazil and from China.

President’s Letter: Service Remains Strategic in 2021
January 5, 2021
Toy Association President & CEO Steve Pasierb discusses how the Association plans to serve its members in the year ahead, even when so much remains unsettled around us.

President's Letter: Cool in a Crisis - Focused on the Possible
December 22, 2020
In his year-end address, Toy Association President & CEO Steve Pasierb discusses how 2020 challenged every aspect of our lives – yet, along with all the bad, came a heartening focus on family, connection, and human interaction. His letter takes a look back at some of the actions and innovations The Toy Association team, its board, and volunteer committees drove forward in spite of everything.

Toy Association Advocates for Streamlined Approach to Toy Regulations in Gulf Region
December 21, 2020
The Toy Association participated in the Gulf Standards Organization’s (GSO) virtual Economic Operators Day on December 14, sharing the U.S. toy industry’s position and recommendations for the GSO technical toy regulations.

250 Toy Association Members Tackle Industry’s Top Priority Issues at Annual Strategy Meeting
December 15, 2020
Approximately 250 Toy Association members participated in the Association’s annual strategy meeting, held virtually from December 8 to 10. Hosted by The Toy Association’s external affairs team, the meeting addressed top state, federal, and international issues forecasted to impact the industry in 2021.

Brexit Deadline Approaching; Certain Requirements to Impact Toys
December 8, 2020
The Toy Association is reminding members of the approaching Brexit deadline on December 31, 2020. While the exact details are still being negotiated, there are some changes that will impact toy companies, including the UK Conformity Assessment Requirements, which mandate a UK conformity assessment mark (“UKCA”) beginning in January 2022.

The Toy Association Advocates for Members Facing Shipping Delays in U.S. Ports
December 8, 2020
With many toy companies facing shipping delays during the holiday season, The Toy Association’s external affairs team has been advocating on behalf of members at major U.S. ports.

The Toy Association Continues to Push for Swift Action Against Unsafe Counterfeit Toys Sold Online
December 8, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the online shopping trend, with the U.S. Census Bureau estimating that retail e-commerce sales grew 44.5 percent year-over-year during the second quarter of 2020.

The Toy Association Helps Members with Logistics Issues Overseas
December 8, 2020
The Toy Association has been helping members experiencing delays overseas prior to shipping out their product for the holiday season.

President's Letter: Toy Association Debunks False Claims About Toy Safety
December 1, 2020
While those of us in the toy industry know our deep commitment to safety, each November we inevitably see the release of “dangerous toy” lists from NGO groups. Toy Association President & CEO Steve Pasierb addresses how this year's lists do nothing more than create unnecessary fear in parents as the holiday season draws near.

EU Updates Impacting U.S. Toy Community
November 17, 2020
The Toy Association is alerting members of updates from Europe that impact the U.S. toy industry.

Toy Association Members-Only Strategy Meeting to Discuss Priority Issues for 2021
October 28, 2020
The Toy Association has announced that it will host its annual strategy meeting from December 8 to 10, 2020.

Toy Association Sets Record Straight on Toy Safety; Offers Resources to Members
October 27, 2020
Each year leading up to the holiday season, certain NGOs take advantage of the attention surrounding toys to publish inaccurate “toy safety” reports that unnecessarily frighten families. And each year, The Toy Association positions itself on the frontlines of these conversations.

Toy Association’s Matthew Lenz Speaks on Chemicals in Children’s Products at Chemical Watch
October 19, 2020
Matthew Lenz, The Toy Association’s director of state government affairs, participated in a roundtable on October 16 during the “Key Regulatory Updates: Europe, Asia and the Americas” virtual conference produced by Chemical Watch.

Toy Association Advocates Across States to Protect Play
October 13, 2020
This year, The Toy Association's state affairs team has monitored more than a 1,000 pieces of legislation and acted on 100+ bills that would impact toy businesses.