Legislative Action Watch (L.A.W.) alerts inform our members of New England state and national legislation that may impact the promotional products industry and our livelihoods. Through templates provided by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) it’s easy to ask our elected officials to understand the effects of their actions on us, to persuade them to help us and to show our support when we benefit from their actions.
- Federal and state statistics you can use when advocating for the industry
- How to be legislatively active
- Guide to contacting political officials and strategies to employ
- Become a Grassroots Representative
- Support the Promotional Products Industry
- Tariffs Pose Harm to the Promotional Products Industry
- Global Value Chains and the Promotional Products Industry
- Preserve Deductibility of Advertising Expentitures
- Independent Contractors and the Promotional Products Industry
- Support the Save Local Business Act
The third wave of tariffs went into effect on September 24 by the United States Trade Representative Section 301 investigation. These items include many apparel items used in the promotional products industry, and are now subject to the 10% tariff. This 10% tariff will increase to 25% on January 1, and industry companies are already seeing the impact. Some manufacturers are stating the increase will be passed down to the consumer, effectively making the tariff a tax on consumers. PPAI has stated on record that they oppose any tariff proposal, and that the tariffs will raise prices in the U.S. for consumers and threaten domestic jobs. PPAI has a series of pre-populated letters you can send to your officials, visit https://www.ppai.org/advocacy.
- Distributor Sales Revenue: $1.378.8 Billion
- Supplier Sales Revenue: $1.591.9 Billion
- Industry Jobs: 17,855
See the link for individual state statistics.
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PPAI is now accepting applications for industry pros to participate in the 2019 Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) in Washington, D.C. on May 15-16. L.E.A.D., an annual event, delivers the promotional products industry’s message to Capitol Hill when industry professionals travel to Washington D.C. to educate members of Congress about the effectiveness of promotional products and the strength of the industry in the U.S. Applications are open through December 1. Industry professionals interested in adding their voice to L.E.A.D. can click here for more information.
The Get In Touch! campaign, spearheaded by PPAI, is an industry-wide branding initiative to increase the awareness and enhance the overall perception of promotional products and communicate the benefits of working with promotional consultants to advertising buyers.
PPAI provides resources that suppliers, distributors and multi-line representatives need to know about product responsibility.