HoliDAY of Play 2015

California Toy Day Offers Updates on Port Operations and Chemical Regulations

TIAAccording to the Toy Industry Association (TIA), back-ups and delays at congested California ports have meant millions of dollars lost for toy companies around the country. At the TIA’s 5th Annual California Toy Day, scheduled to take place in Sacramento on April 14 to 15, there will be discussions regarding what is being done now—as well as what strategies are in place for the future—to prevent recurring port problems.

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Registration Opens for TIA’s Fifth Annual California Toy Day

TIAToy companies of all sizes will have a chance to meet with California legislators during the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) fifth annual California Toy Day, taking place in Sacramento on April 14 to 15. The event will feature a series of meetings that connect toy manufacturers, importers, and distributors with the state’s policymakers.
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State Officials on the Agenda at Fourth Annual California Toy Day

A series of legislative updates and round table discussions with state officials have been confirmed for the 4th Annual California Toy Day, taking place at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento on March 19, according to the Toy Industry Association (TIA).

Sessions covering policy issues currently affecting toy companies with business operations in the state are scheduled. Green Chemistry: California’s Safer Consumer Product Regulations will allow toy companies impacted by California’s new consumer products regulations to hear directly from Karl Palmer, chief of the Department of Toxic Substances Control. Meanwhile, Environmental Policy Discussions, featuring assembly members Tom Daly of the 69th District and Luis Alejo of the 30th District, will cover environmental policies that affect the day-to-day operations of toy companies, including extended producer responsibility, Proposition 65, and packaging laws.

Registration for California Toy Day is now open, and all toy manufacturers, toy importers, and toy distributors may participate in this free event. Questions or comments may be directed to the TIA’s Molly Carroll at 202.459.0355.