U.S. Congress


Enforcement of New Fur Label Law to Begin Sunday

The Truth in Fur Labeling Act includes all accessories categories except handbags. Fur collar from Chris Benz Fall 2012 collection.

Washington—Although the new Truth in Fur Labeling Act—which includes most accessories—has been the law of the land since President … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday: A Tax-Free Sales Boon for E-Tailers?

Cyber Monday

Arlington, VA—Even with an estimated one in four adults shopping Black Friday sales today, a larger percent of shoppers say they … [Read more...]

Super Committee Failure to Darken Black Friday Sales?

Black Friday

New York—With retailers poised for what promises to be one of the most competitive Black Friday weekends ever, could news of an … [Read more...]

Bipartisan Congressional Group Urges Changes in Apparel Rules in TPP Talks

TPP Talks

Washington–As the latest round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Talks continue in Lima, Peru this week, 30 members of the … [Read more...]

ShoeStats 2011: Footwear Sales Rebound

Women's Footwear

Arlington,VA—U.S. footwear business is indeed taking a step in the right direction.In its annual ShoeStats released this week, … [Read more...]

NRF: Swipe Fee Cut Will Save Retailers and Consumers Billions

Debit Cards

Washington--Retailers and their shoppers will save billions of dollars when new Federal Reserve regulations cutting debit card … [Read more...]

NRF Launches Job Advocacy Campaign for Retail

NRF Logo

Washington–With the 2012 election season fast approaching on the horizon, the National Retail Federation (NRF) today launched a … [Read more...]

AAFA Supports Affordable Footwear Act

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Arlington, VA—New proposed federal legislation would eliminate tariffs on about 60% of the footwear important into the United … [Read more...]

Trade Associations Call for Reform of Lead Safety Laws

NAM Ad for The Hill

Washington—An alliance of 18 trade organizations, including jewelry and accessories, are asking the U.S. House of Representatives … [Read more...]

New Fur Label Law Starts Friday

Under the new fur label law any accessories containing fur (except handbags) must be labeled

Washington— Friday, March 18, marks the first day that all garments, including accessories, that contain animal fur—no matter what … [Read more...]

Hats Off for New Congresswoman

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson wore her trademark hats during her tenure in the Florida House of Legislature. But hat wearing is a no-no in Congress

Washington—When Frederica Wilson was sworn in Wednesday into the 112th Congress, the freshman congresswoman started her first day … [Read more...]

NRF: Proposed Debit Card Swipe Fee Regulations to Help Retailers

Debit Cards

Washington–New proposed limits on debit card swipe fees would result in lower costs for retailers and even discounted prices for … [Read more...]