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TGA Urges No Tariffs on U.S. Imports of Travel Goods

TGA Urges No Tariffs on U.S. Imports of Travel Goods

As President Trump flip-flopped this week on the possible imposition of punitive tariffs on U.S. imports from China, TGA joined letters urging against tariffs and highlighting the importance of global value chains to the 100,000 Americans employed in the U.S. travel goods industry. Trump has proposed imposing 25% tariffs on $150 billion worth of U.S. imports from China in retaliation for China stealing U.S. intellectual property. China supplied 84% of all travel goods sold in the U.S. in 2017.

TGA to Government on China Tariffs – Don’t Tax Travel Goods Bought by Hardworking American Families

TGA to Government on China Tariffs – Don’t Tax Travel Goods Bought by Hardworking American Families

Ahead of this week’s U.S. government hearings (Federal Register Notice) on its proposal (Proposal 1, Proposal 2) to impose 25% tariffs on as much as $150 billion worth of U.S. imports from China, TGA joined the U.S. business community and joined the larger U.S. soft goods industry in submitting written testimony opposing the imposition of any tariffs on U.S. imports of travel goods. A final decision on tariffs is expected this summer.

New TGA Member Tool: Proposition 65 Warning Label Guidance

New TGA Member Tool: Proposition 65 Warning Label Guidance

TGA recently unveiled a new resource which provides TGA members with details on the update to California’s Proposition 65 (effective August 30, 2018). This tool breaks down the Prop 65 regulation text into actionable items to help members develop their compliance strategy with regard to Prop 65 warning labels. Member log-in is required to view this guide. If you are not a member of TGA and would like to take advantage of this and other important member benefits, please click here.