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Finally: Senate Approves TPA to the Pleasure of the President, Retailers

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Washington—In the words of NRF President/CEO Matthew Shay today, “it’s refreshing to see Congress finally put good policy ahead of … [Read more...]

Retailers, Shippers Welcome Introduction of PORTS Act

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Washington—–In the aftermath of the West Coast port slowdown—which affected many retailers’ costs in the recent holiday … [Read more...]

Retail Trade Groups Applaud U.S. Senate Passage of TPA

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Washington—U.S. retail trade associations joined in a chorus of thanks yous to the U.S. Senate which last week passed the Trade … [Read more...]

NRF Urges Senate to Reject Minimum Wage Proposal

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Washington—Though millions of retail employees might be wishing this was all just a joke, the National Retail Federation (NRF) … [Read more...]

Retailers Urge Adoption of PIN-Based Credit Cards

The U.K., Canada and other countries have been using more secure chip credit cards for years now. Why hasn't the U.S. caught up?

Washington—Once again, the retail industry urged the U.S. Congress to overhaul the nation’s fraud-prone credit and debit card … [Read more...]

AAFA Welcomes Bill to Add Travelgoods to Duty Benefit

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has welcomed a new measure which would make U.S. imports of … [Read more...]

Senate Introduces Affordable Footwear Act

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Arlington, VA - The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed today’s U.S. Senate introduction of the Affordable … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Frederic Duclos

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Item of the Day: Frederic Duclos Finally something related to the U.S. Congress that both Republicans and Democrats can agree … [Read more...]

Fate of Marketplace Fairness Act Uncertain in House of Representatives

Washington—The U.S. Senate received rare raves this week when a bi-partisan majority of 69 senators voted for the passage of The … [Read more...]

NRF to Congress: Close the Sales Tax Loophole

The Marketplace Fairness Act would require online retailers to collect sales tax like brick and mortar retailers.

Washington—At a time when gridlock seems to be the only thing both sides of the aisle can agree upon in Congress, The National … [Read more...]

Retailers Want to “JOLT” Senate into Action on Fast Track Tourist Visas

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Washington—As more foreign tourists come to the United States on spending sprees, some retail groups wants to put a JOLT into … [Read more...]