Salesforce members from dōTERRA, Isagenix International, Thirty-One Gifts and Trades of Hope participated in a Women’s Entrepreneurship Roundtable with United States Congresswoman, Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and the Direct Selling Association (DSA) on Friday, December 13, in Spokane, WA, at Greater Spokane, Inc. The roundtable discussion focused on getting women involved in entrepreneurship, and the importance of family, freedom and flexibility to operate independent businesses.   DSA President Joseph N.…

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Congressional Direct Selling Caucus

Salesforce Member, Expert on Women’s Issues and Direct Selling Executives Speak About the Benefits of Direct Selling for Women Entrepreneurs On December 12 the Congressional Direct Selling Caucus hosted a luncheon briefing titled, “Women’s Entrepreneurship and Direct Selling: A Pathway to Independent Business,” in Washington, D.C. Attendees learned more about the benefits of direct selling…

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DSA

The Direct Selling Association’s (DSA) Legal & Government Relations Team yesterday issued a memorandum related to last Friday’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) action against member company Neora. The memorandum, sent to the DSA Board and executive committees, notes three areas in which FTC criteria or guidance used in the complaint have not been used in previous cases.…

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DSA

DSA Brings Together Government Officials, Industry Leaders to Discuss Vital Issues for Direct Selling On October 7–8, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) hosted its annual Legal and Regulatory Seminar in Washington, D.C. The seminar brought together industry leaders to discuss legal and regulatory issues impacting the direct selling business and how companies and the Association…

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Indian DSA

Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA) plans to partner with three state governments to help consumers differentiate between a direct selling entity and a Ponzi scheme. IDSA will meet with Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh in order to come up with consumer awareness programs under the Vivek Katoch platform as people still face hurdles in…

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California Governor

The Direct Selling Association (DSA) applauded California Governor Gavin Newsom for signing Assembly Bill 5, which includes an exemption for direct sellers. Without the exemption, the bill would have created an uncertain framework for more than 2.2 million Californians involved in direct selling. “We want to thank Assemblywoman Gonzalez and interested stakeholders for working with DSA and…

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Congressman Barr

U.S. Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) recently met with employees of Direct Selling Association (DSA) member Scentsy at its warehouse facility in his hometown of Lexington, Ky. Rep. Barr toured the warehouse and observed as 200 employees picked, kitted and packed products for delivery to more than 108,000 Scentsy Consultants across the United States. “I enjoyed getting…

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FDA on CBD Products

The Direct Selling Association (DSA) has sent a memo to member companies stating that clarity is needed from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on the sale of cannabinoid (CBD) products. The clarification concerns the FDA’s statement after passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that while the farming of hemp is legal, the use of…

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DSA’s Memo on CBD

It’s been a month since the Code Administrator of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) made it known to all member companies in a memo released July 29th stating  “…it is the determination by this office that the sale of ingestible CBD (cannabidiol-based oils) products such as a foodstuff, nutritional supplement, tincture or for any digestible means for humans or…

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