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More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued

More California Proposition 65 Notices Issued

In the month, new “60-day” notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold totes (Notice 1, Notice 2), travel tech sets (Notice 1), travel sets (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3), fannypacks (Notice 1, Notice 2), handbags (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3, Notice 4, Notice 5, Notice 6), wallets (Notice 1, Notice 2), backpacks (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3, Notice 4), smartphone pouches (Notice 1), cosmetic bags (Notice 1, Notice 2), handbag organizers (Notice 1), and neck pillows (Notice 1) in California that contained di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and/or diisononyl 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. On a related note, on August 30, 2018, California imposed new Proposition 65 warning label requirements. TGA recently published a new member-only tool for TGA members on how to comply with the new California Prop 65 warning label requirements. 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.

TGA Continues to Fight Trump’s 10% Punitive Tariffs on U.S. Imports of Travel Goods from China, Which Will Rise to 25% on January 1

TGA Continues to Fight Trump’s 10% Punitive Tariffs on U.S. Imports of Travel Goods from China, Which Will Rise to 25% on January 1

On September 24, President Trump imposed a 10% punitive tariff on U.S. imports of ALL travel goods from China. Those tariffs will rise to 25% on January 1, 2019. The 10% tariffs are in addition to the tariffs we already pay on U.S. imports of travel goods. On September 26, TGA urged the Trump administration to create an exclusion process for the new tariffs. President Trump’s decision to not allow an exclusion process ignores the hardships these new duties will impose on the U.S. travel goods industry and its 100,000 American workers. Read more here about what TGA is doing to fight the tariffs.