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Outdoor Industry asks for balanced approach in TPP
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Oct '13
Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) has asked the United States and Vietnamese governments for a balanced approach to the nearly complete negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The TPP, one of the largest trade agreements in U.S. history, will have a significant impact on the outdoor industry and could provide commercially meaningful benefits for industry importers, domestic manufacturers and retailers.

OIA recently presented the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and negotiators representing the Socialist Republic of Vietnam — a TPP partner country — with proposals for outdoor apparel and footwear.

OIA, in close consultation with outdoor companies, presented a list of outdoor products that should receive immediate tariff phase-outs and flexible country of origin rules when TPP goes into effect. OIA’s request also included a list of outdoor products that are manufactured in the United States and should receive maximum protections, such as long tariff phase-outs and strict rules of origin, including “yarn forward” for apparel and regional value content, or the “NAFTA rule,” for footwear.

“We have sought to be helpful to the administration as they negotiate the TPP and our proposal reflects the balanced approach we pursue in all of our international trade initiatives,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, OIA’s president and CEO.

“We worked closely with a broad spectrum of companies, both importers and domestic manufacturers, to identify areas that would maximize benefits for the outdoor industry in the TPP, while providing adequate transitions for those companies that make their products in the United States.”

The TPP negotiations are nearing the final stage, with a goal of concluding the agreement by the end of this year. The agreement would then move to the U.S. Congress and the partner countries’ legislative bodies for ratification.

About Outdoor Industry Association

Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA supports the growth and success of more than 4,000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives, and retailers of outdoor recreation apparel, footwear, equipment and services.

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