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Toy Association Urges Congress to Include IP Safety Provisions in Final USICA-COMPETES Bill
June 22, 2022
The Toy Association submitted a letter to congressional leaders on June 21 urging for the inclusion of critical provisions in their final China competitiveness legislative package that will fight the threat of counterfeit products.

President's Letter: Slowdown? We're Not Slowing Down!
June 14, 2022
Toy Association President Steve Pasierb discusses how despite a slowdown in toy sales, The Toy Association is picking up speed to advocate and serve the greater play community.

Toy Association Lauds Passage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act
June 13, 2022
The Toy Association applauds the U.S. U.S. House of Representatives' passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, one of the Association's top legislative priorities, which President Biden is expected to sign into law in the coming days.

New Supply Chain Challenges Ahead; Toy Association Continues to Advocate for Relief
June 7, 2022
The Toy Association is alerting members to news on the movement of current shipping legislation and how the reopening of Shanghai’s port and other disruptions could cause new delays to supply chains in the coming months.

June 9 Webinar: Get the 411 on The Toy Association’s Advocacy Member Resources
June 2, 2022
Did you know that as a member, you can get direct support from The Toy Association’s external affairs team to help protect your business on the unique challenges you may be facing?

U.S. Ban on Goods from China’s Xinjiang Region Takes Effect June 21
May 27, 2022
The Toy Association is reminding members that manufacture in China that a U.S. ban on all goods made in whole or in part from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) will take effect June 21. Companies are encouraged to verify their supply chains ahead of the deadline and prepare to validate that the goods were produced outside XUAR if challenged by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

New Resource on FTC Safeguards Rule & How it Could Impact Your Business
May 26, 2022
The Toy Association is advising members of a new resource from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that offers guidance on its revised Safeguards Rule. The rule covers “nonpublic personal information,” such as a consumer’s date of birth and social security number.

Toy Association Releases 2021 Impact Report
May 24, 2022
The Toy Association’s 2021 Impact Report, “Resilient. Resourceful.” is now available online.

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.