Monday, March 6, 2017

The U.S. Government Needs to Hear from You

The U.S. Department of Commerce, is conducting a survey and assessment of the health and competitiveness of the U.S. textile, apparel, and footwear industry. The assessment, requested by the U.S. Congress, will update a similar study conducted for Congress in 2003. This survey covers topics including employment, production, supply chain, financial information, effectiveness of the Berry Amendment, and future industrial challenges. The resulting aggregate data and subsequent analysis will allow industry representatives and government policy officials to monitor trends, benchmark industry performance, and raise awareness of potential issues of concern.

Approximately 1,300 textile and/or apparel organizations representing all aspects of this sector are receiving this survey. Industry participation is vital to ensure a comprehensive dataset for the assessment.

Respondent companies should provide as much factual information as possible in order for BIS to “paint” as complete and accurate picture of the capability of domestic industry to produce textiles, apparel and footwear and to identify challenges to such production. To begin, download the Microsoft Excel formatted survey and corresponding instructions at

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