Alfred Paliani, President of the American Free Trade Association and General Counsel of Quality King Distributors , sent a personal letter today to Industry Members describing the current State of the Industry.

“On March 19, 2013, the Supreme Court decided in favor of Supap Kirtsaeng in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley confirming our right to import and resell copyrighted products.”  Nevertheless,  the letter warns, the Industry “…may shortly be facing a fierce, lengthy and expensive battle…” because of  congressional attention to copyright reform and renewed focus on the original 1998 Quality King decision as a result of Justice Kagan’s concurring opinion in Kirtsaeng. (click here for  Justice Kagan’s Concurring Opinion in Kirtsaeng).   The letter, signed personally by Mr. Paliani, describes additional AFTA initiatives and urges that Industry Members “…come together as an industry; there is simply no choice.”

If you would like to receive a complete copy of Mr. Paliani’s Letter or learn more about the American Free Trade Association , please send a request directly to afta@aftaus.com.