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TGA Industry News Briefs
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Timing and Audience


Your marketing has to deliver the right message, to the right audience, at the right time. And if you're in the travel goods business, the right audience and the right time converge at The Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas, March 26-28, 2019. The Show is the smartest marketing spend in the industry, reaching the best retailers in travel products, at the time they're most hungry for new items for the 2019 season. There's still space available – contact Cathy Trecartin to discover how The Show can kickstart your 2019 marketing plan:, 877-842-1938, x-702.

New Proposition 65 Notices Issued


In the last month, new "60-day" notices have been issued alleging that brands and retailers sold totes (Notice 1), travel kits (Notice 1, Notice 2), garment bags (Notice 1), luggage tags (Notice 1), umbrellas (Notice 1), wallets (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3, Notice 4, Notice 5), backpacks (Notice 1, Notice 2, Notice 3), pet carriers (Notice 1, Notice 2), cosmetic bags (Notice 1, Notice 2), and lunch bags (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. For more information on Prop 65, please go to the Prop 65 page on the TGA website or contact TGA's Nate Herman, 202-853-9351.

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Trump Teases 'Important Announcements' As He Touts 'Very Productive' China Trade Talks


Earlier this week President Trump hinted at "important announcements" regarding his administration's high-stakes trade talks with China. "Very productive conversations going on with China! Watch for some important announcements!" the president tweeted. Trump's optimistic tweet came soon after Bloomberg News reported that China's government would consider slashing tariffs on U.S. car imports to 15% from 40%. READ MORE

Tariff Payments Hit Record High in October, Pro-Trade Group Says


The amount of import taxes paid by businesses in October was the highest in U.S. history, hitting $6.2 billion, according to a new report from a pro-trade group. “Americans are paying these taxes and they’re paying more than ever before. These tariffs are not making our country wealthier, they are doing the exact opposite," said former Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.), who's now spokesman for the Tariffs Hurt the Heartland campaign. READ MORE

These Retail Trends Won’t Make It Through 2019


The retail industry is rapidly evolving, and trends that were once mainstays have been dying out. This has manifested as major store closures in the last couple of years, and unfortunately, we aren’t out of the dark yet. READ MORE


Top 5 Retail Trends in 2019


Innovative advances in technology, coupled with seamless in-store shopping experiences, are among the top predictions for 2019’s global retail trends. Toby Pickard, head of insight, innovation and futures at IGD, said: “In 2019, we’ll see retailers think increasingly about making every moment shoppable. A recent innovation was easyJet making it possible for Instagram users to find and book holidays to new destinations, simply by clicking on a photo they have seen.” READ MORE