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Urgent Industry Issues to be Discussed at L.A. Town Hall Member Meeting
February 3, 2020
Come one, come all! Counterfeits, sustainability, retail revolution, China, the future of trade shows, legislation, regulation, and a host of other member-focused issues will be on the agenda at an upcoming Los Angeles-based town hall meeting.

Toy Association Applauds White House Report on Counterfeits in E-Commerce
January 24, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security has released a new report, “Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods,” concluding current government enforcement efforts and private sector actions have thus far been insufficient to stem the flow of counterfeit products sold to U.S. consumers.

President’s Letter: The Path to 2020 Primed by 2019 Accomplishments
January 14, 2020
Toy Association President & CEO Steve Pasierb updates the industry on a range of impactful market events, membership achievements, research, communications programs, and more that are working to help members.

The Toy Association’s Crusade to Fight Fake, Unsafe Toys
January 7, 2020
The Toy Association’s work to fight fake toys in 2019 impacted action from lawmakers and the removal of multiple counterfeit toys from online marketplaces.

President’s Letter: Tariffs and Counterfeits Headlined a Tumultuous 2019
January 2, 2020
In his first President’s Letter of 2020, Toy Association president & CEO Steve Pasierb reflects on how China tariffs and threats posed by counterfeit toys shaped 2019 and addresses the challenges still ahead.

Santa Act Lauded as Important Tool to Improve Safety of Toys on Marketplace
December 17, 2019
The Toy Association commends the introduction of a new bipartisan bill, which will require online marketplaces to verify third-party seller information and disclose key seller details to consumers.

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.