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DSA Issues Memo on FTC vs. Neora

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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 Brings Together Government Officials, Industry Leaders to Discuss Vital Issues for Direct Selling

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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 Partners with Three State Governments to Raise Consumer Awareness

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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DSA Applauds California Governor Newsom for Signing AB 5

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 Visits Scentsy’s Kentucky Facility

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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DSA Seeks Clarity from FDA on CBD Products

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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Response to the DSA’s Memo on CBD

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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DSA of Canada Announces Academic Scholarship Recipients

DSA of Canada Academic Scholarship

Seven students received an academic boost when the Direct Sellers Association of Canada (DSA) recently announced its scholarship winners for 2019. This is the eighth year of the scholarships, which celebrate and contribute to the educational endeavors of both sales consultants and employees in the direct selling industry, as well as their families. The DSA…

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DSA: Sale of CBD Supplements Violates DSA Code of Ethics

DSA Code of Ethics

The Code Administrator of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) made it known to all member companies in a memo released July 30 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 animals is violative…

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