Laws + Regulations

Supreme Court Case Over Online Sales Tax Could Mean Big Changes for Some Promo Businesses
April 24, 2018 at 2:58 pm

The arguments in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the ongoing Supreme Court case dealing with the prospect of charging state sales tax on online purchases, wrapped up on Tuesday, with some expected results—right-leaning judges such as Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas seemed to be in favor of allowing states to force out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax...

Print+Promo 2018 State of the Industry Report: A closer look at the promotional products sector
April 10, 2018 at 6:53 pm

For Print+Promo’s 2018 State of the Industry report, we dug deep to uncover printing industry trends, learn more about the Trump effect on print and find answers to questions, like: Where is the printing industry going? As part of our investigation, we reached out to experts in various market segments: printed forms, labels, promotional products and direct mail…

Tariffs Could Target 100 Chinese Products (Including Apparel), Spark Retaliation From Europe
March 20, 2018 at 5:50 pm

President Trump has made international trade one of the tenets of his platform since his presidential campaign began. Following his election, the president has questioned the effectiveness of trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, NAFTA and more. Trump has brought up the idea of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Most recently, the president...

Can Alcohol Packaging Design Regulation Stifle Creativity?
January 2, 2018 at 7:28 pm

A Welsh brewery was asked to change the design of its packaging because the Portman Group, the U.K.'s alcohol self-regulating body, decided that it "could appeal to children." Redesigning the can ultimately took five months and $40,000, according to Beverage Daily...

CPSC Prohibits 5 More Chemicals in Children's Toys and Child Care Products
October 31, 2017 at 3:59 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 3 to 2 the other week to prohibit children's toys and various child care items from containing more than 0.1 percent of specific phthalate chemicals used to make vinyl and plastics. This final rule will take effect 180 days after publication in the Federal Register, per CPSC...