As momentum builds on tax reform, trade, and regulatory reduction, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) is urging its members to attend TIA’s 9th Washington, DC Fly-In, where toy companies can share their concerns with key lawmakers. With the debate on healthcare reform now on the back burner, congressional and Trump administration officials are turning their attention to tax reform, including the controversial Border Adjustment Tax. 

Taking place May 9 to 10, the Fly-In is free for TIA members to attend. During a series of meetings held over the course of two days, TIA staff and members will hold face-to-face meetings with policymakers and their staff members to discuss policies affecting toy companies, while also educating them on the positive developmental benefits of toys and the U.S. toy industry’s impact on the economy.

In addition to tax reform, discussions will cover burdensome regulatory requirements, threats to imported products, trade barriers in other countries, and other important issues affecting the business of toys and play.

TIA will schedule the meetings, as well as a dinner for all participants, and provide transportation to and from activities. Members who would like to attend the Fly-In may register online; and hotel reservations can be made via the reservation form. Questions about any of the above may be directed to Samantha Slosberg, TIA assistant manager of external affairs (202.459.0354).