First 15-20 minutes is for networking Light breakfast included Hosted by the Apparel & Footwear Committee and Intellectual Property Committee
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is honored to host Marti Robinson, Commissioner of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Commissioner Robinson will provide her insights on consumer product safety issues, especially the need for cooperative efforts between government and international industry to ensure safer products for everyone, the necessity of third-party testing for products being exported to the U.S. and the monitoring of our ports for noncompliant products. She will also seek feedback on the CPSC efforts domestically and how they affect the international stakeholder community.
Commissioner Robinson will also highlight specific issues relevant to China – the largest source to the U.S. of imported consumer products under the jurisdiction of the CPSC and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future. In 2013, 48.6% of all U.S. imports of consumer products under CPSC jurisdiction came from China, totaling $351 billion. Further, in 2013, Chinese imports exceeded the combined total of the other top 38 consumer product import source nations. China's imports under CPSC jurisdiction have maintained a steady rise; in the nine-year period from 2004 to 2013, these Chinese imports rose 98%. With respect to children's toys, imports from all countries was $18.1 billion in 2013 and China produced 87.9 percent of those toy imports.
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