Real Clear Policy: Bill Would Target Women Selling Goods on Sites Like Etsy

When a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators introduced The Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers (INFORM Consumers) Act at the end of March 2021, it was well received as an effort to address the growing problem of illicit goods sold online. In its current form, however, provisions in the INFORM Consumers […]

The Economic Standard: Congress Misses the Mark on the INFORM Act

On March 23, 2021, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators led by Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced the Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers (INFORM Consumers) Act. If the INFORM Act becomes law, it would “direct online retail marketplaces…to authenticate the identity of “high-volume third-party sellers” and “ensure that consumers […]

Stop Internet Taxation Forever: Christenson Writes in the Daily Caller

ACI’s Zack Christenson discusses how legislation, introduced yesterday, would benefit consumers and the economy.  The bill would permanently restrict new taxation on the Internet and digital commerce.  To see the op-ed, visit the Daily Caller.

Policymakers Should Encourage E-Commerce and its Economic Benefits

The Internet has been an incredible force in facilitating commerce in the United States and around the world. Almost in every category, consumers have benefited. E-commerce is giving consumers access to things they could not get before, meaning more choice, and at much lower prices.  A study, sponsored by eBay, shows that as trade moves […]

Congress Should Focus on Protecting Consumers, Promoting Access to E-Commerce

Today Senator Durbin announced plans to reintroduce the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would give states the ability to collect sales taxes from out of state businesses. The bill had been introduced during the last Congress. The following statement should be attributed to Steve Pociask, president of the American Consumer Institute: “The growth of […]