Congress Has Opportunity to Protect Consumers, Biz with NDAA

RILA Urges Lawmakers Include INFORM Act in '23 Defense Bill

This week Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the INFORM Consumers Act as amendment number 5511 to the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Senior Executive Vice President, Public Affairs Michael Hanson issued the following statement in response.

“The INFORM Consumers Act is a bipartisan, common-sense solution to a growing problem impacting consumers, businesses, and communities across the U.S. The flood of stolen and counterfeit goods being sold anonymously on third-party marketplaces harms American consumers, hinders economic growth, and hurts U.S. businesses large and small.

“Including this legislation within the 2023 NDAA is a win for transparency and accountability and is a crucial step in curbing the growth of organized retail crime. We appreciate Senators Dick Durbin and Bill Cassidy for their bipartisan commitment to tackling this problem and we encourage lawmakers to use this opportunity to make INFORM a reality.”

RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.

RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.
  • Asset Protection
  • Organized Retail Crime
  • Public Policy
  • Keeping Communities Safe

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