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No New Tariffs: Phase One Trade Deal Confirmed
December 13, 2019
After months of aggressive lobbying by The Toy Association and tireless support and engagement from its members, the Association is pleased to report that the U.S. and China have announced a “phase one trade deal” that removes the tariffs that were set to go into effect on December 15, including those on toys.

Toy Association Releases Statement as Dec. 15 Tariff Deadline Looms; Delay Uncertain
December 10, 2019
With devastating tariffs on toys scheduled to take effect this Sunday (December 15), the toy community is disappointed that it has yet to get confirmation from the administration that it is backing away from these ill-advised taxes.

Hong Kong Update: Toy Association Monitors Protests Ahead of 2020
November 19, 2019
The Toy Association is meeting with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council this week to discuss the ongoing protests in the city and what kind of impact this may have on member companies traveling to and from the city into 2020.

The Toy Association Urges Families to Follow Important Tips for Safe Play
November 12, 2019
The Toy Association urges parents, grandparents, and other gift givers to ensure their kids stay safe by following these safety tips – not just leading up to the holidays, but all year long.

Toy Association Applauds Senate Report Citing Association Concerns of Counterfeit Toys
November 12, 2019
The Senate Finance Committee released a bipartisan report last week, “The Fight Against Fakes: How Statutory and Regulatory Barriers Prevent The Sharing of Information on Counterfeits,” incorporating input and concerns from The Toy Association’s comments and white paper on fake toys.

Toy Association’s Lawrence Spotlights Toy Safety, Sustainability in International Meetings
November 4, 2019
The Toy Association’s Joan Lawrence, represented the U.S. toy industry in Europe at the ICPHSO 2019 International Symposium and at British Toy & Hobby Association Sustainability and Technical Committees meetings, outlining the ways in which the U.S. trade association is advocating for toy safety and sustainability on a global scale.

Toy Association’s Pasierb Addresses Counterfeits, Tariffs During China Toy Expo
October 29, 2019
Last week, Toy Association president and CEO Steve Pasierb took the stage at an opening night celebration during the China Toy and Juvenile Product Association (CTJPA)’s 2019 China Toy Expo in Shanghai, addressing a crowd of roughly 1,000 toy executives.

Tariffs: How to Apply for an Exclusion Request
September 9, 2019
As The Toy Association continues its aggressive advocacy and media campaign about the harmful impacts of tariffs on toys, members are encouraged to participate in an upcoming webinar that will detail how companies can apply for product-specific exclusions from the tariffs. “Tariffs on Toys: How to Apply for an Exclusion Request” will take place Wednesday, September 25 from 12 to 1 p.m. (Eastern).

Trump Announces 5% Tariff Increase; Toy Association Continues to Fight Back
August 23, 2019
President Trump tweeted on Friday afternoon that he plans to raise all U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports by 5 percent. Toys and other products on the upcoming list of goods to be taxed as of December 15 will now be subject to a 15 percent tariff, instead of the originally proposed 10 percent tariff.

Timely Industry Issues Discussed by Toy Association & Hong Kong Trade Development Council
August 20, 2019
Hong Kong’s protests and current business landscape, including preparations for upcoming toy industry activity, were among the topics discussed today by representatives of The Toy Association and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

U.S. Toy Community Applauds Trump Administration’s Tariffs Delay on Toys
August 13, 2019
The Toy Association – the not-for-profit trade association representing the toy, game, and youth entertainment product businesses that drive the annual $28 billion American toy market and are leaders around the world – lauded the Trump administration’s decision to delay imposing a 10 percent tariff on most toys as a welcome reprieve for the toy industry going into the holiday season.

Counterfeits News: Toy Association Sends Industry Comments to Commerce Department
August 6, 2019
As part of its ongoing advocacy and education efforts surrounding the harmful impact of counterfeits on the toy community, The Toy Association recently submitted comments to the Department of Commerce in response to the Presidential Memorandum, “Combatting Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods.”

BREAKING NEWS: President Trump Tweets Tariffs Back on the Table for $300 Billion in Consumer Goods
August 1, 2019
As The Toy Association continues to monitor ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China, President Trump tweeted on Thursday that the U.S. will on September 1 put an additional tariff of 10 percent on the remaining $300 billion dollars of goods imported from China, which will likely include finished toys and all other toy-related items not yet subject to tariffs.

Counterfeit Concerns: Toy Association’s Rebecca Mond Testifies Before Congress
July 23, 2019
The Toy Association’s Rebecca Mond, vice president of federal government affairs, was invited by Congress to testify last week on the toy industry’s concerns regarding the prevalence of counterfeit toys sold on e-commerce platforms.

Toy Association Discusses Toy Safety with Medical Professionals & Child Safety Advocates
July 22, 2019
The Toy Association shared its toy and play safety resources with medical professionals, product safety specialists, and injury prevention advocates at PrevCon, a child injury prevention conference hosted by Safe Kids Worldwide, in Washington, DC last week.