Last week, the Senate passed a package of Federal funding bills, including the FY19 Agriculture Appropriations bill. This bill does not contain language that would clarify the predicate date in the FDA’s Deeming Rule, but the House version does contain the provision. Changing the predicate date is important to CDA and our supplier members, since it will prevent vaping products that are already on the market from having to go through FDA’s expensive and onerous premarket tobacco application process. CDA will continue to lobby for the final FY19 Agriculture funding bill to include the House language to change the predicate date for vaping products.
The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA), formerly AWMA, is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience products distributors in the United States. Its distributor members represent more than $92 billion in U.S convenience product sales, serving a wide variety of small retail formats. Associate members include leading convenience product manufacturers, brokers, retailers, suppliers and others allied to the industry.