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Learn about the Port of Savannah’s Expanding Capacity during June 2 Webinar
May 19, 2022
As cargo shipments continue to be diverted from congested West Coast ports, businesses are looking to other ports for opportunity—such as the Port of Savannah, Georgia, which now handles nearly one out of every nine loaded containers crossing the nation’s docks.

The Toy Association Calls on Congress to Adopt Supply Chain Provisions in Final USICA-COMPETES Bill
May 16, 2022
With the bill that combines the Senate’s United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) with the U.S. House of Representatives’ America COMPETES Act continuing to be finalized, The Toy Association joined 133 industry groups on May 10 in calling on Congress to ensure the inclusion of critical supply chain provisions from the America COMPETES Act.

The Toy Association Applauds Next Step Forward for Battery Safety Law Safeguarding Children
May 11, 2022
The Toy Association lauds the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s decision to advance key battery safety legislation to the Senate floor for a final vote.

New U.S. & UK Tax Regulations Impacting Toymakers
May 9, 2022
The Toy Association is alerting members to new tax updates that will impact companies conducting business in the U.S. and the UK.

Advocating for Your Business - New Webinar
May 6, 2022
Do you want to learn how you can advocate for your business at the state, federal, and international level? Registration has opened for a new Toy Association webinar that invites members to learn about the Association’s advocacy efforts to protect the business of play

Regulatory Updates: EPA Rulings on PVC Designation and Talc/Asbestos & Other Substance Reporting
May 5, 2022
The Toy Association’s external affairs team is continuing to keep members updated on the latest regulatory updates from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) impacting the toy and play community.

Shanghai Lockdowns & Looming Union Negotiations Present New Challenges for U.S. Toymakers
April 28, 2022
With new data from shipping analytics firm Windward finding 25 percent of container vessels globally are waiting outside a congested port and roughly 28 percent of those are in China, The Toy Association is closely monitoring how the fourth consecutive week of lockdowns in cities like Shanghai (facing the city’s worst COVID-19 outbreak since the onset of the pandemic) is creating a ripple effect across the global supply chain and impacting the toy industry.

The Toy Association Urges CPSC to Prioritize Oversight on Counterfeits in Agency’s 2023 Priorities
April 28, 2022
The Toy Association’s Owen Caine, vice president of government affairs, testified virtually before the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on April 27, urging the Commission to support key areas for children’s product safety in its 2023 priorities.

Toy Association Tells Congress to Renew Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
April 28, 2022
The Toy Association joined a coalition of more than 200 companies and industry groups that called on Congress to include a robust Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) in the final legislation that combines the Senate’s United States Innovation and Competition Act with the U.S. House of Representatives’ America COMPETES Act.

Toy Association Celebrates World IP Day & Youth Innovation
April 26, 2022
The Toy Association and its members join the global business community today in celebrating World Intellectual Property (IP) Day (April 26). This year’s theme focuses on IP and youth innovation.

Toy Association Submits Comments to FMC on Regulating Demurrage and Detention Charges
April 19, 2022
The Toy Association, on behalf of its members, submitted comments to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) on April 14 to support its recently proposed rule change that seeks to curb increases of demurrage and detention charges. Costs have climbed due to rising cargo volumes and have put increased pressure on common carrier, port, and terminal performance.

FTC Cracks Down on 'Greenwashing' Claims
April 8, 2022
As sustainability becomes a growing point of marketing differentiation in the toy aisles, The Toy Association is reminding members that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is continuing to crack down on the misuse of environmental claims, and violators will be fined.

Supply Chain Advocacy: Ocean Shipping Reform Act Passes U.S. Senate
April 4, 2022
The Toy Association commends the U.S. Senate for its unanimous passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, which aims to address the enduring systemic issues impacting supply chains and ports. A similar version of the bill cleared the U.S. House of Representatives in December.

Letter from Aaron Muderick, Toy Association Chair: Supply Chain Crisis - We're Here to Help
March 28, 2022
Aaron Muderick, Toy Association chair and founder & president of Crazy Aaron’s, discusses how The Toy Association is tackling industry risk points tied to shipping and supply chain disruptions – and asks for input on where the Association should put resources to help companies develop efficient, diversified supply chains and build resiliency over the coming years.

SEC Proposes Changes to Climate Disclosures Rule Impacting Public Companies
March 24, 2022
The Toy Association is notifying members that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed changes that would require public companies to disclose the climate-related risks to their businesses as well as their own environmental impact on global climate change.