November 24, 2007
Action Plan for Import Safety - A roadmap for continual improvement
OMB Watch: "The Action Plan for Import Safety: A Roadmap for Continual Improvement contains fourteen broad recommendations and fifty specific action steps. The recommendations are grouped under the principles of prevention, intervention and response. Some of the fourteen recommendations include recognition that improvements to the import safety system are necessary. For example, the report recommends that new and existing standards need to be created and strengthened, certification programs need to be used to improve safety compliance, and enforcement needs to be stronger. Under the enforcement recommendation, one action step is a call for an increase in the Consumer Product Safety Act's civil penalty cap for violators, from $1.8 million to $10 million."