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Our Weekend to Shine

Our Weekend to Shine

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and while every retail sector lays claim to Black Friday, this is really our weekend. It’s the most-travelled holiday on the calendar, and as people hit the roads and take to the skies to join together on the most family-oriented weekend of the year, they’re relying on our products to get them there, keep them organized and on time, safe and secure. At this time for giving thanks, we’re grateful for your support of TGA. Whether you’re staying home, or venturing far afield, we wish you the company of loved ones this weekend, and a successful holiday sales season in the days and weeks ahead.

TGA Fights to Protect NAFTA’s Cross-Border Mexican Trucking Provisions

TGA Fights to Protect NAFTA’s Cross-Border Mexican Trucking Provisions

On November 14, TGA joined with more than 100 trade associations in sending a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urging him to maintain NAFTA’s cross-border trucking provisions in any renegotiated agreement. The letter comes in response to reports that the Trump administration was considering new restrictions against Mexican long-haul truckers.

Don’t Wait! NOW is the Time to Sign Up for The Show

Don’t Wait! NOW is the Time to Sign Up for The Show

The 2018 International Travel Goods Show is an all-new affair, with a vastly different layout and floor plan that may limit the available booth space in the size and configuration you want. Don’t chance getting locked out – the past few Shows have been sellouts, and 2018 space is going fast. Contact Cathy Hays today and reserve your booth at the planet’s best gathering of travel goods retailers: cathy@travel-goods.org, 877-842-1938, x-707.

More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued

More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued

New “60-day” notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold backpacks, wallets, luggage tags, diaper bags, travel container sets, card holders, cosmetic totes, and cosmetic bags in California that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and/or di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) in violation of a California law known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65). The notices serve as intent to bring lawsuits against the recipients of the notices that sold these products. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA’s Nate Herman, nate@travel-goods.org, 202-853-9351.

Members of Congress Urge Leaders to Renew GSP As Trump Administration Expresses Support

Members of Congress Urge Leaders to Renew GSP As Trump Administration Expresses Support

On October 30, a bipartisan group of 38 members of Congress urged Congressional leaders to quickly renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade preference program. The letter came shortly after the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced new enforcement priorities for the GSP program, launching a review of GSP-eligible country compliance with the investment, labor, intellectual property (IP), and other requirements under the GSP program. The three-year enforcement plan implies the Trump administration’s support for the long-term renewal of the GSP program. Under GSP, U.S. imports of travel goods from the Philippines, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, and most other developing counties (except China or Vietnam) enter the U.S. duty-free. TGA fought hard to include travel goods in the GSP program and continues to lobby Congress to renew GSP as soon as possible.

The 2018 International Travel Goods Show Website is Live!

The 2018 International Travel Goods Show Website is Live!

Get up and go to thetravelgoodsshow.org for everything you need to attend or exhibit at the world’s best travel products showcase, The 2018 International Travel Goods Show. No other event gathers together more travel goods retailers and manufacturers, or debuts more brand-new travel products. Whether you’re a retailer or manufacturer, The Show is your portal to the ultimate business network and new business opportunities, and thetravelgoodsshow.org is your key to get in. So click on through, and start building your successful 2018 sales year today.

Stack the Deck for Sales Success in 2018 – While You Can

Stack the Deck for Sales Success in 2018 – While You Can

Space at The 2018 International Travel Goods Show is filling up fast with new exhibitors and new products! This is the world’s largest gathering of travel goods retailers, and you need to be present to show off in front of the people who will make your sales year. The Show will sell out, and you don’t want to be locked out. Contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, to guarantee you’ll be front and center, before the world’s biggest audience of travel goods buyers.

Get Up and Go: Send Us Your Favorite Travel Photos!

Get Up and Go: Send Us Your Favorite Travel Photos!

We are building a more exciting 2018 International Travel Goods Show, and we want to see how YOU – our friends and colleagues in the travel goods industry – “Get Up and Go!” Send us your favorite travel photo, see it featured prominently at the next Show, and receive a gift from us and a chance to win free airfare to The 2018 Show! With questions, please contact TGA’s Kate Ryan or read more here.

Reach the Biggest Retail Audience While You Can

Reach the Biggest Retail Audience While You Can

The 2018 International Travel Goods Show, space is at a premium. And it’s going fast. The past few years have been sold-out events, and if you don’t want to find yourself locked out of the planet’s biggest travel products showcase, the time to act is now. Meet and connect with the most powerful retail buyers in the world at The Show. Contact Cathy Hays, chaystga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-707, and book your exhibit space today.

TGA Helps You Deliver the Goods. For Less

TGA Helps You Deliver the Goods. For Less

If it feels like you’re spending an arm and a leg on shipping to keep your business going, TGA can help. Save up to 29% on select FedEx small package services, and at least 70% over UPS Freight and other carriers on standard and guaranteed less-than-truckload shipments, with TGA’s Shipping Program through PartnerShip. Get the details here, or contact Member Services Director Cathy Trecartin, cttga@aol.com, 877-842-1938, x-702, for more info.