Press Release

Consumer Brands Applauds President Trump, Congress for Keeping Essential Products in the Hands of Americans

Provisions for flexible truck weight limits, expedited registration for disinfecting products, and study on supply chain resiliency benefit American consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 27, 2020

Contact: Leslie Lake, 571-378-6757, [email protected]

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Consumer Brands Association today released the following statement from Geoff Freeman, president and CEO:

“President Trump and Congress have come together during this unprecedented crisis to pass a stimulus package that keeps essential industries running and protects Americans during this very difficult time. I applaud the critical investment toward ensuring the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry can keep manufacturing the products Americans rely on every day.

The Consumer Brands Association supports the $2 trillion dollars allocated to stimulate the economy and protect American workers and is pleased to see three components included in the final bill that will enable us to deliver the products consumers demand:

  1. Allowing states to issue permits to lift truck weight requirements on interstate highways to increase the flow of essential goods for coronavirus relief through the rest of the fiscal year.
  2. Providing funds and resources to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for expedited registration of disinfecting products essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19.
  3. A National Academies of Sciences study on the security of the medical supply chain in the United States, including PPE masks used by healthcare workers and manufacturing employees, to mitigate supply issues in the future.

The CPG industry remains committed to manufacturing the products Americans need to weather this storm.”

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The Consumer Brands Association champions the industry whose products Americans depend on every day. From household and personal care to food and beverage products, the consumer packaged goods industry plays a vital role in powering the U.S. economy, contributing $2 trillion to U.S. GDP and supporting more than 20 million American jobs.