Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / AAFA applauds House passage of measure to re-instate tariff suspensions
AAFA applauds House passage of measure to re-instate tariff suspensions
22
Jul '10
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) applauded an affirmative vote by U.S. House of Representatives to immediately re-instate job-creating trade benefits under the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act (H.R. 4380). Previously known as the Miscellaneous Tariff and Trade Bill, the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010 was sponsored by Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) and passed the House by a vote of 378 to 43 following an AAFA key vote letter sent to every member of the House urging for swift passage of the measure.

“It is clear our economy is on the verge of recovery,” said AAFA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “Opportunities stemming from the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act could be just the boost our economy needs to start creating and sustaining jobs here at home while providing cost-saving benefits to hardworking American families.”

“Just like exports, imports play an important role in our overall economic health,” Burke said. “Without imports, jobs cannot be created or sustained and prices inevitably go up on products that are no longer made in the United States. In fact, this bill provides U.S. manufacturers access to critical inputs needed to keep them competitive in today's economy.”

“I applaud Representative Levin for his diligent work bringing this bill to the House floor for fair consideration,” Burke said. “All political posturing aside, this bill truly works for the benefit of U.S. consumers, manufacturers, and our economy. The U.S. apparel and footwear industry will continue encouraging our elected officials to support this legislation as it makes its way through the Senate and eventually arrives on the President's desk.”

Crafted through a very transparent process, the U.S. Manufacturing Enhancement Act contains hundreds of provisions that extend tariff relief for goods, materials, and other inputs that are no longer made in the United States. About four dozen of the provisions will directly benefit the U.S. textile, apparel, and footwear industries, their U.S. workers, and their U.S. consumers.

These provisions are critical for U.S. based manufacturers. In many cases, the provisions will reduce or eliminate tariffs on inputs needed by U.S. manufacturers. In other cases, the tariff relief is on a finished product that contains U.S. manufactured inputs. In both cases, the tariff relief enables U.S. companies to produce globally competitive products that are then sold in the United States or exported.

American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Jun 2017

GSTN registration reopens

E-commerce operators and TDS (tax deducted at source) deductors can...

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

Expedite release of ROSL pending claims: TEA to Centre

The Tiruppur Exporters' Association (TEA) has again urged Union...

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

'Export promotion schemes to continue under GST regime'

The export promotion schemes will continue under GST regime, said...

Interviews View All

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search