We are a business partner to approximately 250 companies seeking to collaborate with stakeholders on issues critical to the future of formulated products. We work directly with legislators, regulators, non-governmental organizations and retail partners to ensure the future of safe and effective products. What differentiates CSPA from many other trade associations is its proven success in bringing diverse groups together to create beneficial policy with a strong scientific basis. Our core dynamic is centered around a collaborative mindset and teamwork within our industry.
Scientific, legal, advocacy, research, policy and communication experts on the CSPA staff have successfully represented the growing household and institutional products industry for over 100 years. They are experienced and credentialed leaders in their fields with a depth of knowledge on the legislative, regulatory and commercial issues affecting all stages of the product supply chain. The CSPA attorneys, scientists and advocacy professionals who manage seven product divisions and three affiliate organizations are well respected by their counterparts at both regulatory agencies and on Capitol Hill.
Over 75 different member-based task groups and committees and a very active Board of Directors manage CSPA and direct its strategic focus. An array of training workshops, seminars, webinars and member conferences held throughout the year bring industry leaders, technical experts and key decision makers together to strategize about future challenges facing consumer packaged goods and institutional products companies. CSPA is widely recognized for its willingness to look “beyond the next quarter” at long-term sustainability issues surrounding the products it represents.
The 2016 ASPA Spring Meeting will take place at Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, kicking off on Wednesday, June 1 with the ASPA Board Meeting at 2:00 pm, followed by the ASPA welcome reception starting at 4:30 pm and networking event at the Cleveland Indians game. The program schedule will begin at 8:00 am on Thursday, June 2 and will conclude at 4:00 pm. ASPA members may participate in an optional visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The course focuses on the practical: what you need to know to get your pesticide products on the market, keep them on the market and avoid penalties. We’ll cover the basics — the definition of a pesticide; the ABC’s of a registration, registration data and building a label; PRIA 4; tolerances; record keeping and reporting; preparing for an inspection and data compensation. Also we have added three new modules that were introduced last year “Labeling Impacts of Toxicity Study Results,” “How to Register a Biopesticide,” and “Marketing Claims for Consumer Pesticides.”