Friday, May 22, 2015

U.S. Industry Urges No Weakening of Berry Amendment

The American Apparel and Footwear Association joined nine other trade associations and Congressman Jim McGovern (Dem., Mass.) to introduce an amendment to the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA") of 2016 so that Berry-compliant products would be protected. The original language in the bill would have increased the Simplified Acquisition Threshold ("SAT") from $150,000 to $500,000. The House on May 15, unanimously approved the AAFA-supported amendment, and approved the full NDAA legislation. The damaging language still exists in the Senate version passed out of the Senate Armed Services Committee on May 14. AAFA will continue to work with its partners to ensure the protection of Berry from all threats.

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