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ALA Seeks to End Bulb-in-the-Box in CA

Over ten years ago, the California Energy Commission (CEC) implemented a new requirement that all portable luminaires be packaged with a qualifying lamp. In the years since, California has advanced ...

Government Assistance Programs for ALA Members

Federal Reserve Board The Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program was created to support the continued lending of credit to small- and medium-sized business who were on solid financial ...

Signed: Phase One Trade Deal

Last week, President Donald Trump and China’s Vice-Premier Liu He formally signed the Phase One trade deal, easing the recent friction. The détente officially delayed the expected tariffs on ceiling ...

List 3 Tariff Exclusions

The American Lighting Association (ALA) is tracking all lighting-related tariff exclusions granted from List 3. A complete list of granted lighting-related exclusions can be found on ALA’s ...

Proposition 65: Your Help Is Needed

ALA is working with California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to bring Prop 65 relief to manufacturers and showrooms. The process is moving into the scientific review ...

DOE Issues Final Process Rule

Also last week, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced it had completed its work updating the so-called Process Rule. The Process Rule is an internal rule used by DOE to define the rulemaking ...

More List 3 Exclusion Requests Granted

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) continues to process the exclusion requests submitted for List 3. ALA and manufacturing members submitted nearly 150 requests of which many are awaiting ...

Title 24: 2019 Residential Lighting Changes

The requirements for JA-8 high-efficacy remain largely unchanged. However, there are some items worth noting.  Products certified under the 2019 Title 24 standards must be labeled with the ...

Title 20 Sales Ban

Last month, the California Energy Commission (CEC) voted to ignore federal preemption and expand the definition for general service lamps (GSL). Thus, beginning Jan. 1, 2020, it will be against the ...

List 3 Exclusion Process

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is working through the plethora of exclusion requests submitted for List 3. Several ALA members participated in the process and are still awaiting a ...

List 4b Tariffs

As we close out 2019, there is still much uncertainty about what will happen with List 4b. Currently slated to take effect this coming Sunday, Dec. 15, List 4b will add an additional 15-percent duty ...

Tariff Update

USTR Announces Exclusion Process for List 4A Late last week, the USTR issued a statement that exclusion requests for products on List 4A will be accepted, beginning Oct. 31. Requests ...

Tariff Update: Changes Coming to List 4

On Friday, the USTR will publish President Trump’s latest directives regarding the List 4 tariffs in the Federal Register. Friday’s publication clarifies that List 4 remains divided into two ...

List 3 Tariff Alert

Today, President Trump escalated his trade war with China, amending the current tariff schedule. The first change involves List 3 tariffs (lighting products). Products on List 3, already at 25 ...

USTR Delays Tariffs on Ceiling Fans and LEDs

Earlier today, the USTR announced the next steps of implementing the additional 10 percent tariff on goods coming from China worth $300 billion, also known as List 4. This move offers clarity ...

List 4 Tariff Update

President Trump just tweeted that he is imposing a 10% tariff for List 4, which will take effect Sept. 1, 2019. This move comes as a result of the Chinese not honoring their commitment to buy ...

List 3 Tariff Update

Late on Friday, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) put out a release stating that the increase for the List 3 tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent, scheduled to take place on June 1, has ...

USTR Update

Yesterday, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) proposed a 25% tariff on the remaining $300 million worth of goods coming from China, also known as List 4. Specific to the lighting ...

The Latest on Tariffs

The Trump administration is moving quickly to raise tariffs on products coming from China. This includes lighting, ceiling fan and control products.    This move comes after an announcement from ...