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D E V E L OP ME N T S UPDATE IFRANA does not support any form of legally mandated to meet the demands of U.S. customers and production. Any full fragrance disclosure and developed a messaging document disruption, delay, or cost increase at the border will directly for our membership on the issue. We are educating stakeholders impact our members’ ability to supply their customers. The about our industry’s safety program – it is the backbone of Trump Administration has changed U.S. focus from the general our industry – and the importance of intellectual property to benefits of global trade liberalization to a narrower “America protect jobs, farmers, small business, the environment, consumer first” objective. choice and safety. issues unique to our industry. IFRANA will remain engaged on this issue, and will keep IFRANA is preparing to engage on trade, focusing on members updated on SB 258’s developments, as this is a top priority of IFRANA’s California agenda. Fragrance Materials Management Regulatory Reform Since his Inauguration on January 20, President Trump has delayed, suspended or reversed more than 90 regulations, marking one of the most significant shifts in regulatory policy TSCA in recent decades. President Trump has taken a series of Implementation of the recently amended TSCA is underway at Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda Executive Order, the U.S. EPA as the agency works to issue regulations subject signed February 27th, establishes the role of a Regulatory to statutory deadlines. IFRANA has provided written comments Reform Officer and a Regulatory Reform Task Force within to the agency regarding the evaluation of new chemicals, as well each federal agency. The Reducing Regulation and Controlling as on the definition of small business. Regulatory Costs Executive Order, signed January 30th, As EPA begins the rulemaking process on several frame- encourages regulatory streamlining by requiring federal work rules including reset of the TSCA Inventory and prioritization agencies to identify two existing regulations that can be cut for and evaluation of existing chemicals, we continue to work every new rule proposed. through our TSCA Task Force to monitor EPA activities and provide feedback. the agency, executive and legislative levels and working with deregulation steps, including issuing executive orders. The IFRANA is actively increasing its advocacy efforts at the Board and Committee members to identify unnecessary Emerging Issues Trade & Tax or overly burdensome regulatory measures that impact the industry. Through these efforts, we will have a voice in regulatory reform negotiations, influence policy on multiple levels, and promote opportunities for responsible industry growth and innovation. Changes in trade policy present unique challenges and significant opportunity for IFRANA and the fragrance industry. As an inherently global industry with meaningful non-U.S. production and sourcing, our members rely, in part, on overseas suppliers FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG 37