Fragrance Industry Applauds TSCA Passage; Calls On Senate to Move Forward

Washington, DC – The International Fragrance Association, North America applauds the House of Representatives for passing the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 last evening. It is a significant step towards making TSCA Reform a reality that we hope is replicated in the Senate very soon.

“We thank the Members of the House of Representatives for passing this critical piece of legislation,” said Jennifer Abril, President of IFRA North America. “The bipartisan leadership of this issue, coupled with a near unanimous vote, clearly demonstrates the positive momentum toward meaningful reform. We encourage the Senate to also move quickly to adopt the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety of the 21st Century Act.”

Chairman Upton, Ranking Member Pallone, Subcommittee Chairman Shimkus and Subcommittee Ranking Member Tonko deserve praise for reaching across the aisle and working to ensure the legislation was based on sound science that would protect the health of consumers, encourage innovation and allow US companies to compete in the global marketplace.

We also urge the Senate to bring the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act to the floor as soon as possible for a vote by the full Senate. This will provide much-needed and sensible update to our nation’s chemical laws that will reflect the current marketplace and use of our products.

About IFRA North America
IFRA North America represents over 90% of all fragrances developed and sold in the United States and Canada. Our member companies create and manufacture fragrances and scents for home care, personal care, home design and industrial and institutional products, all of which are marketed by consumer goods companies. IFRA North America also represents companies that supply fragrance ingredients, such as essential oils and other raw materials, used in perfumery and fragrance mixtures.

Gregory Minchak