Fragrance Notes Issue 2, 2018 - Page 26

ADVOCACY Congressional Members and staffers recognized the struggles our industry has faced and the need for fragrance innovation. Members on both sides of the aisle are willing to send a joint congressional letter to EPA on our behalf. » Regarding pending cosmetics legislation, Fragrance Creators encouraged congressional offices to communicate the requests of the fragrance industry—trade secret protection, predictability, and preemption—to bill sponsors. » Influential trade policymakers learned 26 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | Issue 2, 2018 more about the fragrance industry and our particular sensitivity to trade issues. Fragrance Creators positioned itself as a resource and encouraged Members and staff to communicate with the association, especially since the current climate includes potential trade deals, tariffs, and foreign retaliatory actions. » Several Members of Congress joined the Congressional Fragrance Caucus as a result of Lobby Day. Upcoming Caucus activities include the July Capitol Hill Perfumery Event and a briefing on fragrance’s economic contributions. » Members and staff expressed interest in touring fragrance houses. Fragrance Creators will help facilitate these visits. » Many have seen Fragrance Notes or requested copies. A number of offices wished to learn more about the fragrance industry. Fragrance Creators will continue to communicate and provide advocacy tools (e.g. one pagers, briefings, videos, etc.) to bolster the impact of its 8th Annual Lobby Day. FN