Michael Hanson, RILA senior executive vice president, public affairs, at the Retail Industry Leadership Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the news that the INFORM Consumers Act was included in the Senate’s 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):
“RILA applauds the inclusion of the INFORM Consumers Act in the Senate’s NDAA substitute. It is an extraordinary step towards curbing the growth of organized retail crime. This bipartisan legislation will modernize consumer protection laws, increase transparency and accountability, and make it much harder for criminals to sell counterfeit and stolen products to unsuspecting consumers.
“Retailers thank Senators Dick Durbin and Bill Cassidy for their tireless efforts on this critical issue that will help deter organized retail crime and protect American families, communities, and retail employees. We look forward to working with members of Congress to see this pivotal piece of legislation makes it to the president’s desk.”
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.
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