Saturday, September 30, 2017

CBERA Continues to Have a Small but Positive Impact on Beneficiary Countries and a Negligible Effect on U.S. Consumers; Imports Declined in 2016, Says USITC

On September 29, 2017, the USITC released Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act: Impact on U.S. Industries and Consumers and on Beneficiary Countries, Twenty-third Report, 2015-16 (Inv. No. 332-227, USITC Publication 4728, September 2017)

  • CBERA has encouraged several beneficiary countries to develop niche exports to the United States, including polystyrene from The Bahamas, fruits and fruit juices from Belize, and electronic products from St. Kitts and Nevis.
  • The report found that investment for the near-term production and export of CBERA-eligible products is not likely to result in imports that would have a measurable economic impact on the U.S. economy generally and on U.S. producers.
  • Exporting CBERA-eligible goods is a challenge for many CBERA beneficiaries because of supply-side constraints, including inadequate infrastructure and an increasing focus on the export of services. However, special CBERA provisions for Haiti have had a strong, positive effect on export earnings and job creation in Haiti's apparel sector.

Textile and apparel imports under CBERA decreased slightly overall, but textile and apparel imports under the HOPE and HELP Acts increased. The value of U.S. imports of textiles and apparel entering under CBERA trade preferences dropped 22.3 percent, from $396.8 million in 2015 to $308.2 million in 2016. The decrease in the value of U.S. imports of textile and apparel goods under CBERA was greater than the 6.4 percent drop in overall U.S. imports of textiles and apparel in 2016. The latter decline reflects a volatile retail environment in 2016, with some U.S. retailers facing bankruptcies and store closures. Haiti continues to be the top CBERA supplier of U.S. textile and apparel imports in 2016, accounting for more than 99 percent of such imports. Although total textile and apparel imports from Haiti dropped from 2015 to $848.5 million in 2016, U.S. imports from Haiti under the HOPE/HELP trade preference provisions increased by 7.5 percent to $535.0 million in 2016. More than 60 percent of the duty free imports of textile and apparel from Haiti now utilize the HOPE/HELP preferences rather than the older but more narrowly defined CBTPA preferences.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Illinois Firm Barred from Making Misleading Baby Mattress Claims

Moonlight Slumber could not support claims its products are organic, free of volatile organic compounds

Moonlight Slumber, LLC, an Elgin, Illinois-based firm that advertised its baby mattresses as organic and free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented or could not support its claims to consumers. The case is the FTC’s first challenging “organic” product claims.

The FTC’s administrative complaint charges that in marketing and advertising its baby mattresses, Moonlight Slumber misrepresented a range of claims on its website and in its packaging. For example, the complaint alleges the company represented that its Starlight Simplicity and Little Star mattresses are “organic.” According to the FTC, however, very little of the mattresses were made from organic material.

In addition, the company represented that its Little Star mattress contains a “Natural Latex Core” and that many of its mattresses are made from plant-based foam. The FTC alleges that, in actuality, the core of the Little Star mattress was made from synthetic material and the foam in the mattresses contained little or no plant-based material.

The complaint also alleges that the company falsely claimed that testing proves “that there are no VOCs (volatile organic compounds, commonly known as ‘Off Gassing’) from Moonlight Slumber products.”

Finally, the complaint states that the company represented that its mattresses were certified by the “Green Safety Shield” in its ads, but failed to disclose that the Green Safety Shield was Moonlight Slumber’s own designation, and that it awarded it to its own products.

The proposed order settling the FTC’s charges prohibits Moonlight Slumber from making misleading representations regarding whether any mattress, blanket, pillow, pad, foam-containing product, or sleep-related product is organic, natural, or plant-based; regarding the emissions from such products; or about the general environmental and health benefits of such products. It also requires the company to have competent and reliable evidence, including scientific evidence when appropriate, to support any claims in these areas.

Next, the proposed order prohibits Moonlight Slumber from representing that covered products are emissions-free or VOC-free, unless the representations are non misleading and the company has competent and reliable scientific evidence substantiating them.

The order also prohibits the company from misrepresenting the results of any tests or studies, or that any claimed benefit is scientifically or clinically proven. Finally, the proposed order prohibits the company from disseminating misleading certifications, or from failing to disclose that the company has a material connection to an endorser.

NOTICE: Withdrawal of Request for Commercial Determination to Add Certain Polyester/Acrylic/Rayon Woven Flannel Fabric under CAFTA-DR

On September 27, 2018, the Chairman of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) received notice that School Apparel, Inc. has withdrawn its Request for a Commercial Availability Determination for certain polyester/acrylic/rayon woven flannel fabric under the CAFTA-DR commercial availability provision.

The original Request was filed on September 8, 2017. CITA notified interested parties, inviting Responses with Offers to Supply the subject product or a substitute. On September 22, 2017, International Trade Group/Burlington World Wide submitted its Response with an Offer to Supply the subject fabric. As a result of School Apparel, Inc.'s withdrawal of its Request, the proceeding is now closed.

Department of Defense Clothing Contract Awarded

Aurora Industries, Camuy, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $21,918,095 modification (P00011) exercising the first one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-17-D-1010) with three one-year option periods for Army aircrew combat uniform, operational camouflage pattern coats and trousers. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Puerto Rico, with a Sept. 26, 2018, performance completion date. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2017 through 2018 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Monday is Columbus Day in the U.S.A.

Monday, October 9th, is Columbus Day, a federal holiday in the United States. National, state, and local government offices will be closed. Observance of the holiday by the private sector varies from region to region.

Columbus and the Last Hope of Mankind

"We do not read even of the discovery of this continent, without feeling something of a personal interest in the event; without being reminded how much it has affected our own fortunes and our own existence. It would be still more unnatural for us, therefore, than for others, to contemplate with unaffected minds that interesting, I may say that most touching and pathetic scene, when the great discoverer of America stood on the deck of his shattered bark, the shades of night falling on the sea, yet no man sleeping; tossed on the billows of an unknown ocean, yet the stronger billows of alternate hope and despair tossing his own troubled thoughts; extending forward his harassed frame, straining westward his anxious and eager eyes, till Heaven at last granted him a moment of rapture and ecstasy, in blessing his vision with the sight of the unknown world." -- Daniel Webster, First Bunker Hill Monument Oration, 1825

In Boston we are surrounded by familiar sights -- Old North Church, the Old State House, Old South Meeting House, and the other stops on the Freedom Trail -- that remind us of Boston's unique Revolutionary War history. At 242 years distance from 1775, we are nearly two-and-a–half centuries removed from the beginning of the American War of Independence. In like manner, 1775 was a bit more than two-and-a-half centuries (283 years to be precise) removed from Columbus' discovery of the New World. Independence and the Revolutionary War mark not the beginning, but the halfway point in the history of European civilization in America.

In his remarks, quoted above, Mr. Webster, on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, traced the origins of the United States not to the Pilgrims and Plymouth Rock (although he mentions them in the oration), nor to the earlier English settlement of Virginia (not even mentioned by Webster), but to Christopher Columbus and his first "sight of the unknown world."

Others came here earlier -- possibly the Vikings, maybe other Europeans, and certainly the American Indians who arrived most probably from Asia by land-bridge to Alaska. But Webster -- and many of us concur -- begins our history with Columbus. All month we celebrate Italian-American Heritage and we celebrate the brave and persevering Italian navigator who opened the way for immigrants from every nation to settle in this New World and create the United States that remains, to quote again from Webster's speech, "the last hope of mankind." This is a phrase that will be echoed by Abraham Lincoln in his December 1862 Annual Message to Congress ("the last best, hope of earth") and Ronald Reagan in his January 1974 "We Will Be a City on a Hill" speech ("the last best hope of man on earth"). God willing America shall continue for many years as a beacon of liberty.

Federal Business Opportunities through September 27, 2017

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Title:             Patches and Embroideries
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Title:             Organizational Clothing
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Title:             ID Badge Hangtags Questions and Answers   
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Title:             Mobile Shoe-Truck and Non-Conductive Protective Footwear
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Title:             AF Honor Guard Uniforms
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Title:             Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST) Overgarment, Coat and Trousers, Chemical Protective
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SHOULDER S
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Title:             Athletic Footwear
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mark Kent, 1962 - 2017

Mark B. Kent, a Greenville businessman, community leader and self-described people-person who dove into his family’s textile legacy at a young age, died unexpectedly on Sunday night. He was 55. READ MORE HERE.

Monday, September 25, 2017

US/Canadian/Mexican Industry Urge Negotiators to Preserve TPLs in NAFTA

Ten business groups – representing companies from across the textile and apparel supply chain in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico – urged negotiators to preserve Tariff Preference Levels (TPLs) in the NAFTA negotiations. READ MORE.

AAFA submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce sharing perspectives on Berry and other government procurement issues.

In comments recently submitted, the American Apparel & Footwear Association ("AAFA") to the Trump Administration, expressed strong support for the Berry Amendment, for government procurement commitments in trade agreements, and for closing loopholes in Berry that undermine the very protection it is meant to provide. READ MORE.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

2017 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Colombia: Request for Public Comment

In the 2017 Special 301 Report, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that, in order to monitor progress on specific intellectual property rights (IPR) issues, USTR would conduct an out-of-cycle review of Colombia. At this time, USTR requests written comments concerning any act, policy, or practice that is relevant to the decision regarding whether and how USTR should identify Colombia based on Colombia's protection for intellectual property rights or market access Columbia provides to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection.

DATES: October 20, 2017 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of written comments. October 27, 2017 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of written comments from foreign governments.

I. Background

Pursuant to Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2242), USTR must identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection for intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. USTR will identify the countries that have the most onerous or egregious acts, policies, or practices and whose acts, policies, or practices have the greatest adverse impact (actual or potential) on relevant U.S. products as Priority Foreign Countries. Acts, policies, or practices that are the basis of a country's designation as a Priority Foreign Country normally are the subject of an investigation under the Section 301 provisions of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2411 et seq.) USTR may not identify a country as a Priority Foreign Country if that country is entering into good faith negotiations or making significant progress in bilateral or multilateral negotiations to provide adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights. In addition, USTR has created a ``Priority Watch List'' and a ``Watch List'' under the Special 301 provisions. Placement of a trading partner on the Priority Watch List or Watch List indicates that particular problems exist in that countrywith respect to IPR protection, enforcement, or market access for persons relying on intellectual property. Countries placed on the Priority Watch List are the focus of increased bilateral attention concerning the problem areas.

An Out-of-Cycle Review (OCR) is a tool that USTR uses to encourage progress on IPR issues of concern. It provides an opportunity for heightened engagement with a trading partner to address and remedy such issues. Successful resolution of specific IPR issues of concern or lack of action on such issues can lead to a change in a trading partner's identification on a Special 301 list outside of the typical period for the annual Special 301 Report. USTR may conduct OCRs of other trading partners as circumstances warrant or as requested by the trading partner.

In the 2017 Special 301 Report, which you can find on the USTR Web site at www.ustr.gov, USTR placed Colombia on the Watch List and announced that it would conduct an OCR of Colombia in order to monitor progress on issues relating to IPR protection and enforcement. The OCR of Colombia will include a focus on Colombia's commitment to the intellectual property provisions of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement and Colombia's implementation of its National Development Plan.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

CPSC to Attend TSO Textiles Meeting in New Orleans

Sunday, October 8 through Friday, October 13, 2017, Paige Witzen, Consumer Product Safety Commission Directorate for Laboratory Sciences will be attending ISO TC38 Meetings for Textiles, Sheraton New Orleans, Louisiana.

2017 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Thailand: Request for Comments

The Office of the United States Trade Representative ("USTR") is conducting a Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Thailand. USTR requests written comments concerning any act, policy, or practice that is relevant to the decision regarding whether and how USTR should identify Thailand based on Thailand's protection for intellectual property rights or market access Thailand provides to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection.

DATES:

October 20, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time: Deadline for submission of written comments.

October 27, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time: Deadline for submission of written comments from foreign governments.

Pursuant to Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2242), USTR must identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection for intellectual property rights (IPR) or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. USTR will identify the countries that have the most onerous or egregious acts, policies, or practices and whose acts, policies, or practices have the greatest adverse impact (actual or potential) on relevant U.S. products as Priority Foreign Countries. Acts, policies, or practices that are the basis of a country's designation as a Priority Foreign Country normally are the subject of an investigation under the Section 301 provisions of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2411 et seq.). USTR may not identify a country as a Priority Foreign Country if that country is entering into good faith negotiations or making significant progress in bilateral or multilateral negotiations to provide adequate and effective IPR protection. In addition, USTR has created a ``Priority Watch List'' and a ``Watch List'' under the Special 301 provisions. Placement of a trading partner on the Priority Watch List or Watch List indicates that particular problems exist in that country with respect to IPR protection, enforcement, or market access for persons relying on intellectual property. Countries placed on the Priority Watch List are the focus of increased bilateral attention concerning the problem areas.

An Out-of-Cycle Review (OCR) is a tool that USTR uses to encourage progress on IPR issues of concern. It provides an opportunity for heightened engagement with a trading partner to address and remedy such issues. Successful resolution of specific IPR issues of concern or lack of action on such issues can lead to a change in a trading partner's identification on a Special 301 list outside of the typical period for the annual Special 301 Report. USTR may conduct OCRs of other trading partners as circumstances warrant or as requested by the trading partner.

In the 2017 Special 301 Report, USTR placed Thailand on the Priority Watch List but noted that the United States was prepared to review that status if Thailand continued to take positive steps and made substantial progress in addressing the concerns described in the Report. Thailand has requested that USTR conduct an OCR in light of its efforts to achieve substantial progress.

Army Parka Contract Awarded

Coachys & Associates LLC, Canton, Georgia, has been awarded a maximum $12,499,907 modification (P00004) exercising the first one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-16-D-1087) with two one-year option periods for camouflage parkas. This is a firm-fixed-price contract. Locations of performance are Georgia and Tennessee, with a Sept. 27, 2018, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2017 through 2018 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Manufacturer in Puerto Rico Awarded Two Foreign Military Sales Contracts

Pentaq Manufacturing Corp., Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $32,333,000 modification (P00156) exercising the fourth one-year option of a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-13-D-1073) with four one-year option periods for various types of trousers. The modification brings the maximum dollar value of the contract to $99,250,564 from $66,917,564. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Locations of performance are Puerto Rico, Alabama, Mississippi, and North Carolina, with a Sept. 23, 2018, ordering period end date, and a March 23, 2019, estimated performance completion date. Using customers are Army, Coast Guard and Afghanistan government. Types of appropriation are fiscal 2017 through 2018 defense working capital; and foreign military sales funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Pentaq Manufacturing Corp., Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $18,456,470 modification (P00140) exercising the fourth one-year option of a one-year base contract (SPM1C1-13-D-1074) with four one-year option periods for various types of trousers. The modification brings the maximum dollar value of the contract to $39,411,238 from $20,954,768. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Locations of performance are Puerto Rico, Alabama, Mississippi, and North Carolina, with a Sept. 23, 2018, ordering period end date, and a March 23, 2019, estimated performance completion date. Using customers are Army and Afghanistan government. Types of appropriation are fiscal 2017 through 2018 defense working capital; and foreign military sales funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Within the U.S. industry it is widely understood that Department of Defense acquisitions of textiles and clothing are government by the Berry Amendment which requires domestic U.S. sourcing. Less well known is that the Berry Amendment applies to all funds "made available" to the Defense Department. That includes Department of Defense procurement for Foreign Military Sales.

Canadian Minister of International Trade to officially welcome CETA provisional application on September 21

On September 21, 2017, The Honourable Fran├žois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, joined by representatives of the Canadian and European Union business communities from a broad cross-section of industries, will mark and celebrate, at the Port of Montreal, the first day for the provisional application of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). ‎

The event will livestream on September 21, 2017, starting at 10 a.m. ET, on Facebook and Twitter

DEMDACO Recalls Infant Bib and Bootie Sets Due to Choking Hazard

Description:

This recall involves Story Time bib and bootie sets for infants, ages 3 through 6 months. The multi-colored pastel sets were sold in six different child themes and have serial numbers ranging from 5004700491 to 5004700496. The serial number can be found on the side of the bib. The sets were sold under the brand name Nat & Jules.  Rattle attachments sewn into the booties coordinate with the theme.

 

5004700491

 Dragon Bib & Bootie Set

5004700492

 Sea Creatures Bib & Bootie Set

5004700493

 Unicorn Bib & Bootie Set

5004700494

 Princess Bib & Bootie Set

5004700495

 Pirate Bib & Bootie Set

5004700496

 Rocketship Bib & Bootie Set

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bib sets, take them away from children and return them to any store that sells DEMDACO’s products for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported 

Sold At:

Christus Health Retail Systems, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, More Than Words, The Mole Hole of Peddlers Village & Eash Sales from June 2017 through August 2017 for about $25.

Importer(s):

DEMDACO, of Leawood, Kan.

Distributor(s):

DEMDACO, of Leawood, Kan.

Manufactured In:
China
Units:
About 1,500

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Agathon Associates to Assist FTZ 81 with Alternative Site Framework Re-Organization

Foreign Trade Zone Solutions, a New Hampshire consulting company has been engaged to assist New Hampshire's Pease Development Authority in applying to re-organize their Foreign Trade Zone under the Alternative Site Framework which will give New Hampshire companies not physically within the zone the opportunity to participate in the tariff-saving benefits of the zone. Agathon Associates has been sub-contracted to work with Foreign Trade Zone Solutions on this project. You can read about it in the September 15, 2017, issue of New Hampshire Business Review, HERE

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is revising the Fur, Textile, and Wool Rules to Require Electronic Filing of RN Requests

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is revising the Fur, Textile, and Wool Rules to require electronic filing of requests to obtain, update, or cancel registered identification numbers used on fur, textile, and wool product labels through the FTC's Web site. The revisions facilitate the use of the Commission's web-based registered identification number ("RN") system, which will streamline the application and update process for participating businesses, and greatly increase the efficiency with which the FTC delivers RN services to the public.

Background

Federal labeling requirements mandate that most fur, textile, and wool products have a label identifying the manufacturer or other business responsible for marketing or handling the item. To comply with this mandate, a person or firm residing in the United States that imports, manufactures, markets, distributes, or otherwise handles fur, textile, or wool products may apply for an RN to display on product labels in lieu of the person or firm's full name. RNs are not mandatory, but they occupy less space on a label and help buyers identify the person or firm responsible for a product. The public can find contact information for each RN registrant by searching the FTC's public Web page dedicated to the RN program, https://rn.ftc.gov.

For over 50 years, to obtain or update an RN, one had to complete and submit a paper form published in the Federal Register, or in more recent years, transmit the information requested on that form by electronic means. The FTC receives thousands of new RN applications every year in various formats, thus complicating and slowing the review process.

Recently, the FTC upgraded its RN Web page at https://rn.ftc.gov to make it easier for the public to obtain, update, and cancel RNs. As part of this initiative, and to further improve and streamline its handling of RN requests, the FTC is retiring the paper forms previously published in the Federal Register and discontinuing the handling of RN requests submitted by mail, hand delivery, or facsimile.

The FTC's upgraded Web site allows the public to create a password-protected user account to obtain or update an RN without requiring more company information than before. To process a new RN application, the Web site asks the applicant in pertinent part to identify its legal name, the name under which it does business, the business' street address, the type of business it conducts (e.g., manufacturing or importing), the product line(s) it handles that are subject to the Fur, Textile, or Wool Acts, and additional contact information (e.g., phone number and email address). The upgraded Web site validates data as applicants enter it, and can immediately advise an applicant in numerous instances if the data is erroneous (e.g., a truncated phone number) or does not appear to meet the requirements for issuance of an RN (e.g., the applicant does not provide a street address in the United States). Users can also visit the Web site and login to request the cancellation of their RNs. Because the information requested to process RN requests has not changed, the FTC is not changing the requirements for RN requests, only specifying the method by which requests must be submitted.

AGOA TPLs Announced

The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act ("AGOA") provides for duty-free entry of apparel assembled in the AGOA region of fabric formed in the U.S. of yarn formed in the U.S. It also provided for a Tariff Preference Level ("TPL") equal to seven percent of all U.S. apparel imports for apparel assembled in the AGOA region of fabric from the AGOA region. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements ("CITA"), today, announce the TPL for the period October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 will be 2,022,822,376 square meter equivalents ("SME"). There is also a TPL for Lesser Developed Countries ("LDCs") in the AGOA region for apparel assembled in an AGOA LDC of third-country fabric. The TPL is set at 3.5 percent of all U.S. apparel imports. Today CITA announced the TPL for the 12-month period starting October 1, 2017 will be 1,011,411,188 SME.

Agathon Associates to Participate in AGOA Panel in Botswana

On October 31, 2017, David Trumbull, principal, Agathon Associates, will be speaking at Global Expo Botswana, an annual business-to-business exhibition organised and managed by the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre, an agency of the Government of Botswana mandated with attracting export oriented investments into Botswana and increasing regional and international market accessibility for locally manufactured goods and services.

The Botswana Investment and Trade Conference, in the capital city Gaborone, will feature investment and trade topics deliberated by both global and regional lead speakers and panellists. Trumbull will be panelist on the topic, "How can the textiles sector in Botswana be revamped in order to fully take advantage of the new Africa Growth and Opportunity Act ("AGOA") initiative? - The cases of Lesotho & Mauritius."

Monday, September 18, 2017

Jesse Daystar Appointed First Chief Sustainability Officer for Cotton Incorporated

Cotton Incorporated, the research and promotion company for U.S. cotton producers and importers, has extended its commitment to sustainability of cotton across the supply chain by appointing Dr. Jesse Daystar, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer. SEE PRESS RELEASE

Sunday, September 17, 2017

U.S. Company Gets Contract for Afghan Military Clothing

Bethel Industries Inc., Jersey City, New Jersey, has been awarded a maximum $22,572,000 firm-fixed-price contract for various types of field jackets. This is a two-year contract with no option periods. This was the small business set-aside lot 0002 portion of a solicitation containing two lots. This was a competitive acquisition with six responses received. Location of performance is New Jersey, with a Sept. 14, 2019, performance completion date. This is a Foreign Military Sales ("FMS") procurement. Using customers are Afghan Border Police, Afghan Uniform Police, Afghan National Army and Afghan National Army Special Operations. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2017 through 2019 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-17-D-1094).

Within the U.S. industry it is widely understood that Department of Defense acquisitions of textiles and clothing are government by the Berry Amendment which requires domestic U.S. sourcing. Less well known is that the Berry Amendment applies to all funds "made available" to the Defense Department. That includes Department of Defense procurement for Foreign Military Sales.

Agathon Associates Welcomes Chinese Textile Delegation to Boston

The Temple University Office of Executive Leadership Education recently hosted a delegation totaling 13 faculty members from Zhongyuan University of Technology at Temple University, Pennsylvania, from August 27 to September 16 for 21-days' training program in the application and development to new technology and new materials utilization in the textile and clothing industries. The final three days included visits in the Boston area.

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, David Trumbull, principal, Agathon Associates, welcomed the delegation to New England with a reception in the Miller Room of the Harvard Club of Boston.

Above, the Zhongyuan University Textile Delegation at the Harvard Club of Boston.

Agathon Associates also assisted in arranging meetings later that day with Dr. Fan and Dr. Kim at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and meetings the following day with Dr. Hannel and Dr. Bide at the University of Rhode Island. While in the Boston area the delegation also took meetings at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

USTR Announces Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Members

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has published the names of the members selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB).

Provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(1)-(5)), require USTR to establish a PRB to review and evaluate the initial appraisal of a senior executive's performance by the supervisor, and make recommendations regarding performance ratings to the United States Trade Representative or his designee. The Act (5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4)) requires USTR to publish the PRB membership in the Federal Register. The following individuals have been selected to serve on USTR's PRB:

Chair: Lewis Karesh, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Trade and Labor.

Member: Barbara Weisel, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Member: Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs.

Member: John Melle, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Western Hemisphere.

Member: Bill Jackson, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textile Affairs.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Federal Business Opportunities through September 13, 2017

Recently posted federal business opportunities.
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Title:             Festival Tents
Sol. #:            W564KV-17-T-0138
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             WORK JACKETS
Sol. #:            6923G217Q00082
Agency:            Department of Transportation
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Title:             Plate Carrier Vests
Sol. #:            FA4419-17-Q-0052
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             RETENTION
Sol. #:            W9124B17Q8702
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             FELT SHEET
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T2708
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             State Flag Poles
Sol. #:            FHLDPTMSLF0008
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Pop Up Steel Framed Tents-West Point
Sol. #:            W911SD-17-T-0470
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Parachute Equipment
Sol. #:            W9124D-17-Q-5887
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             ARC FLASH CLOTHING
Sol. #:            W911RP-17-T-0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             OPTION - MO Air National Guard Boots
Sol. #:            W912NS-17-Q-3021_01
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             POLE,TENT
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             FELT SHEET
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0452
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             White Short Sleeve Shirts for Old Guard, Ft Myer
Sol. #:            W91QV1-17-R-0066
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             ARC Flash Clothing Supply
Sol. #:            W912P5-17-T-0044
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST) Overgarment, Coat and Trousers, Chemical Protective
Sol. #:            SPM1C113R0018
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Travel Bags
Sol. #:            FA4600-17-P-0102
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Supply, deliver, and construct two open-bay tents, 20 m wide x 50 m long x 3 m (side wall height) x 9.5 m (overall tent height) 
Sol. #:            SGE500-17-R-0157
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Title:             Tube Socks and Mens Briefs
Sol. #:            192117FAO00000167
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Bates High Gloss Shoes
Sol. #:            N0018917Q0336
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SERVICE CA
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             AFE Equipment
Sol. #:            FA520517QB049
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             CHEF UNIFORMS AND TABLE COVERS
Sol. #:            N00244-17-Q-0206
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Instructor Commercial Ram Air Parachute Systems (ICRAPS)
Sol. #:            H92239-17-T-0016
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
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Title:             Bates High Gloss Shoes
Sol. #:            N0018917Q0336
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Neutral Visor
Sol. #:            FA487717Q0413
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Cold Weather Gear
Sol. #:            FA4626-17-Q-0058
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             99 RS E&E Watches
Sol. #:            EEWatches
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Nitrex Gloves
Sol. #:            SE410009
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Continuity Evacuation Kits
Sol. #:            20100593
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Purchase Milliken Carpet
Sol. #:            47PF0017F0019 
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Plate Carrier Vests
Sol. #:            FA4419-17-Q-0052
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Retention Publicity Items
Sol. #:            Fort_Carson_HHBN_RR_0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tactical Tents
Sol. #:            F3N6027216AC01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Custom Ballistic Plate Carriers 
Sol. #:            RP20098836
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Physical Fitness Uniforms
Sol. #:            Bragg1SWTGWTB001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Rifle Cases
Sol. #:            W911YU17T2010
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Airbeam Components
Sol. #:            W901UZ-17-T-5091
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BAG,DUFFEL
Sol. #:            SPE2DS17TE213
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             MICROCHECK UNIFORM CLOTHING    
Sol. #:            VA26217N1965
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             SERE Wool Garments
Sol. #:            FA4620-17-T-A327
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Unifrom shirt Body armor carriers in mulitply sizes
Sol. #:            SillDESAJG0002
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Ski Equipment System
Sol. #:            M2710017Q1405
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             CRYE JUMPABLE PLATE CARRIER BLC04202LG0
Sol. #:            20098836
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             CRYE JUMPABLE PLATE CARRIER 
Sol. #:            PR20098836
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Lapel Pins
Sol. #:            HQ0034-17-R-0261
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
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Title:             N61331-17-R-0011 Neutrally Buoyant Ballistic Plates (NBBPs) 
Sol. #:            N61331-17-R-0011
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Tarps
Sol. #:            N5020217RC001FR
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Plate Carriers
Sol. #:            FA4600-17-Q-0047
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Luggage
Sol. #:            W912J3-17-T-1015
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Solicitation: Fire Fighting Ensembles
Sol. #:            M6700117Q0051
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             for Miscellaneous Deployment Uniforms and Gear
Sol. #:            W912L7-17-Q-1007
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Battlefield Airmen Rapid Refresh and Replenishment (BARS) Inventory Control Point Initial Stock - Dive Apparel.  The exception at DFARS 225.7002-2(b) applies to this acquisition.
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Aircraft Helmets
Sol. #:            HSCG48-17-Q-PCLEM3
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             ATOUR - Specialized Gear
Sol. #:            FY17RR041
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             WORK JACKETS
Sol. #:            6923G217Q00082
Agency:            Department of Transportation
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Title:             VARSITY JACKETS
Sol. #:            6923G217Q00079
Agency:            Department of Transportation
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Title:             GLOVES, CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE
Sol. #:            SPE1C117X0015
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             ARMY RESERVED REENLISTMENT RECOGNITION ITEM
Sol. #:            W91249-0011065770
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Luggage
Sol. #:            W912J3-17-T-1012
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             K9 Equipment and Supplies
Sol. #:            FA5240-17-Q-M072
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             ARMY RESERVED REENLISTMENT RECOGNITION ITEM
Sol. #:            W91249-0011065770
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             CMAFS Firefighter's Gear 
Sol. #:            FA2517-17-Q-5053
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             FLAGS on behalf of The Old Guard
Sol. #:            0011074320
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Meteorological Watches
Sol. #:            FA4417-17-Q-0147
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Tactical Uniforms and Accessories  
Sol. #:            CGCRFQ02
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             First Responder Hammer Suits    
Sol. #:            VA26117Q0953
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             BASE Frame
Sol. #:            FEWarren_ArmorSupport
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Classic Frame Tents and parts
Sol. #:            W81GN672010001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             CRT - 7.62 Defeating Ballistic Shields
Sol. #:            FY17RR065
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             Industrial Uniform Clothing
Sol. #:             DTSL5517P0536
Agency:            Department of Transportation
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Title:             CRT Course - Tactical Equipment
Sol. #:            FY17RR064
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             Purchase of Smith & Wesson Handcuffs 
Sol. #:            TIRWR17Q00030
Agency:            Department of the Treasury
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Title:             Employees Uniforms
Sol. #:            FortPolkDESDASGTW010
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SERVICE CA
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T2636
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Tactical Police Equipment
Sol. #:            DACRFQ01
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             RETENTION ITEMS
Sol. #:            CARSON_HHBN_RR_0002
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tents, Canopies, Footplates, Side Walls
Sol. #:            W901UZ17R1527
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             PURCHASE & ALTERATION OF UNIFORMS
Sol. #:            W91249-17-T-DES17
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Patches and Embroideries
Sol. #:            W91QVN-17-T-0152
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             FELT SHEET
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T2631
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Command Mace and Baldric
Sol. #:            M67400-17-Q-0158
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Misting Tents
Sol. #:            M00264-17-SSA-0241
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             W912EK-17-T-0058 Sandbags and Poly IDIQ - National Flood Fight Materiel Center (NFFMC)
Sol. #:            W912EKT0058
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Oakley Shooting/Safety Glasses
Sol. #:            20170802-OakleyShootingGlasses
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             EXTREME COLD WEATHER (ECW) MITTEN SET
Sol. #:            SPE1C117R0153
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Unit Crest
Sol. #:            RFQPR11068539
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Dive kit
Sol. #:            N0018917Q0332
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Inmate clothing
Sol. #:            RFQP01211700041
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             safety steel toe boot/shoe    
Sol. #:            VA24817Q0744
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Men's Deck Shoes and Men's Shower Shoes
Sol. #:            192117FPHSHOE3055
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             HOOD-RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANTS, PROTECTIVE
Sol. #:            SPE1C117Q0448
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             GLOVE ANTI-C SZ10 - AND OTHER REPLACEMENT PARTS
Sol. #:            N0010417QER09
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             TENT, TEMPER AIR SUPPO
Sol. #:            SPE1C117T2615
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             CARRIER,ENTRENCHING
Sol. #:            SPE1C117R00110004
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             10 Prototypes of Dyed Tropical Plain Weave Poly/Wool Shirting Fabric 
Sol. #:            PANAPG-17-P-000119202
Agency:            Department of the Army
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