7.12.2006

DSWA Weighs In on R511993


With only five days remaining to submit comments regarding the Federal Trade Commission proposed Business Opportunity Rule (R511993), here is a clip from the Direct Selling Women's Alliance (DSWA) FAQ page.

Direct Selling Women's Alliance -
#2: What does this proposed rule mean for distributors?
The required disclosure and earnings statements and the required list of all distributors who have cancelled their distributorship in the previous last two years may cause the sponsoring process to become cumbersome and difficult.
These requirements may create unnecessary alarm and concern about the legitimacy of the profession and your business opportunity to prospective distributors.
The proposed seven day waiting period between receiving the disclosures and enrollment would likely cause a potential distributor to lose their enthusiasm for joining your company.
The costs of complying with the requirements would increase expenses to the company which may be passed on through the selling price of goods or services we offer.
In fact, the very nature of this ruling is evidence that the FTC does not truly understand that the vast majority of distributors conduct business ethically and honestly every day and that such a ruling threatens the livelihood of these individuals.
Is it right that the more than 13 million independent distributors be wrongfully penalized because a very few people have caused the FTC to look negatively at our profession? No!
More FAQ's ...

If you wish to submit your comments to the Federal Trade Commission on this matter, here is the link:
https://secure.commentworks.com/ftc-bizopNPR/
The deadline for comments is July 17, 2006 and you may post your objection or support at the link listed and/or via mail. Here is the address for mailing your position:

Send your letter to:
Federal Trade Commission/Office of the Secretary, Room H-135 (Annex W)
Re: Business Opportunity Rule, R511993
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
RE: Business Opportunity Rule, R511993

*Note: Two copies of the letter need to be sent if sending via US Postal.

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