WASHINGTON, December 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Fragrance Creators Association President and CEO Farah K. Ahmed made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, HR 4996:
Fragrance Creators applauds the House’s passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. Shipping is a critical aspect of our economic circulatory system and – like many industries facing supply chain disruptions – the shipping chain. value of perfumes is facing significant delays in imports and exports. Our members create, supply and use perfumes in personal care and beauty, cleaning and disinfection, and other products that we all enjoy every day, and in our homes, schools, hospitals, factories, food processing facilities, and more.
âThe fragrance industry contributes billions to the US economy and is the engine of more than 200,000 well-paying jobs. Our members remain at the forefront of green innovation and the promotion of ethical sourcing in the United States and around the world. products – masking unpleasant odors in cleaning products that would otherwise render them unusable, encouraging the safe use of cleaning and disinfecting products, and combating bad odors that can reduce quality of life. Studies have also shown that scents contribute to emotional well-being by improving memory, increasing relaxation and sleep, and more.
âDisruptions in the perfume industry have ripple effects throughout the supply chain, leading to higher consumer prices and empty shelves. The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 addresses these negative impacts by putting in place common-sense reforms to address long-standing shipping problems, which have only been exasperated by the COVID-19 pandemic. While this bill cannot solve all of the supply chain challenges our industry faces, it will go a long way in solving some of our key maritime issues.
âWe commend the House of Representatives for passing this vital bill and urge the Senate to do so as well. Fragrance Creators has been delighted to work with a significant number of congressional offices to help build support for this bill. Our members are committed to holding the association accountable to continue its active engagement with the Senate to address supply chain disruptions and advance the country’s growth – for people, scents and the planet. “
Association of perfume creators is the leading fragrance trade association. The organization relies on its network of more than 1,000 multidisciplinary scientists as it represents the majority of fragrance manufacturing in the United States and Canada. The diverse members of Fragrance Creators include innovative companies that create, manufacture and use fragrances and fragrances for home care, personal care, interior design, fine perfumery, and industrial and institutional products, as well as those that supply perfumery ingredients, including natural extracts and other raw materials used in perfumery and perfume blends. The association also produces Le Conservatoire des Parfums, the comprehensive digital resource for high quality fragrance information. Learn more about the creators of perfumes at fragrancecreators.org.
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