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May 17 2018

NAW Announces Staff Changes

Washington, DC (May 17, 2018) — The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) today announced the retirement of long-time Government Relations Vice President and NAW-PAC Political Director Jim Anderson.   “Jim has capably served NAW’s member companies and associations for more than 34 years, representing their interests on Capitol Hill and before Executive Branch departments [...]

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Apr 26 2018

NAW Joins Comments on Ambush Rule

As you know, the Obama-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) several years ago promulgated a new rule designed to shorten the time between a union’s successful organizing campaign and the resulting certification election.  This rule, called the “Ambush Rule” or “Quickie Election Rule” by opponents because, as a result of the rule, an employer could face a successful [...]

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Apr 20 2018

NAW Urges President Trump to Reconsider GSA Implementation Plan

NAW’s work on commercial products acquisition reform program enacted in last year’s defense authorization bill and which since has focused on the General Services Administration (GSA), took turns back to Capitol Hill and to the White House this week.   On April 17, NAW President Dirk Van Dongen sent a letter to the chairs and ranking minority members of the House and Senate armed services, [...]

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Apr 12 2018

GDPR-Compliant by May 25, 2018-Are You Ready?

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation becomes effective May 25, 2018.  This regulation will affect any company or organization that collects or processes certain data of an EU citizen.  For more information, click here to read NAW's new Legal [...]

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Mar 28 2018

New Legislative Issue Briefs Available Now

NAW has posted updated Issue Briefs including a government relations overview, Federal procurement of commercial products, healthcare, labor, marketplace fairness, and more. Click here to read all new [...]

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Mar 27 2018

NAW Supports Legislative Effort to Address Critical Driver Shortage

Many NAW members have expressed concern about the critical shortage of commercial drivers today -- a shortage that impacts many distributors' ability to efficiently move their products through the supply chain. California Congressman Duncan Hunter has introduced a piece of legislation that would modestly address this problem by removing the Federal regulation that prohibits drivers under the [...]

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Mar 19 2018

Wholesaler Trade Group Reacts to GSA Online COTS Procurement Report

Washington, DC (March 19, 2018) … The National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors (NAW) has urged the Congress and the General Services Administration (GSA) to ensure that “an unambiguous commitment to open, vigorous competition” be integrated into GSA-recommended statutory and administrative changes to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) federal procurement through e-commerce [...]

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Mar 14 2018

Update on Marketplace Fairness

A statement was released to the press by the Marketplace Fairness Coalition last evening.  NAW serves on the coalition's management committee.  The quote attributed to NAW comes from the NAW amicus brief in support of South Dakota's petition to the U.S. Supreme Court for a  Writ of Certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair.  The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case and oral argument is scheduled [...]

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Mar 06 2018

State Sales Tax Collection Fairness Litigation Moves Forward

As reported in mid-January, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it would consider the sales tax collection fairness issue when it granted a Writ of Certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair.   NAW submitted an amicus curiae brief during the cert stage, and has now joined as one of 22 parties to an amicus brief in the merits stage.  Click here to read a copy of the latest brief. The process that [...]

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Feb 27 2018

Internet Sales Tax Issue Moves Forward

The Supreme Court has set an April 17th date for oral argument in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the court case in which the Supreme Court is being asked to overturn its Quill decision which prohibited states from requiring businesses to collect state sales taxes unless the businesses had a physical presence – nexus – in the state.   The Quill decision was handed down in 1992 – a quarter of a [...]

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