Friday, September 21, 2018

Weeplay Kids Recalls Children’s Coveralls Due to Choking Hazard

Description: This recall involves infant ED by Ellen DeGeneres coveralls with hat. The pink striped, two-piece, long-sleeve coveralls are 100% cotton. They have a kangaroo pocket and bunny-shaped applique on the left chest, a hat with pompom and snaps in the crotch. Style ED01210 was sold in infant sizes 3M, 6M and 9M; and style ED13210 was sold in 12M, 18M and 24M. The style number and manufacture date code of August 2017 (08/2017) are printed on the inside garment tag located inside the seam of the garment. “ED by Ellen DeGeneres” and the garment sizes are printed on the inside back of the garment.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coveralls and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report in Canada where the bunny applique detached from the garment, and a young child put it in their mouth. The grandparent removed it before it caused them to choke. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.

Sold At: Buy Buy Baby and Marshalls stores nationwide and online at www.buybuybaby.com from September 2017 through January 2018 for about $16.

Manufacturer(s): Dongguan Sureon Trading Limited, of China

Distributor(s): Weeplay Kids LLC, of N.Y.

Manufactured In: China

Recall number: 18-225

China Section 301 Tariff Update

On September 21, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative published in the Federal Register (83 FR 47974) Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation -- the publication of the list of products of Chines-origin to be subject to 10% additional tariffs beginning on September 24, 2018. The notice did not include a procedure for companies to request exclusions of specific products. The earlier two lists of "Section 301" tariffs were followed, relatively shortly with publication of procedures for seeking exclusions and most observers expect there will be a similar procedure with regard to this list.

For more information see Agathon Associates MUST-READ Update on China Section 301 Tariffs.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Contract Awarded for Flame Resistant Trousers for the Army

Bethel Industries, Inc. Jersey City, New Jersey, has been awarded a maximum $65,320,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for flame resistant trousers for the Army Combat Uniform. This was a competitive acquisition with 12 responses received. This is an 18-month base contract with one one-year option period. Maximum dollar amount is for the life of the contract, including the option. Location of performance is New Jersey, with a March 18, 2021, estimated performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2021 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-18-D-1087).

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

CPSC to Meet with Upholstery Group

On October 4, 2018, Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Robert Adler and staff are meeting with representatives from Upholstered Furniture Action Council (UFAC): Donald Coleman, President; Bobby Bush, Technical Director; as well as Neal Cohen, consumer product safety attorney. Agenda topics include consumer education and other upcoming initiatives.

Department of Defense Clothing Contracts Awarded

Pentaq Manufacturing Corp., Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $32,908,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for various types of coats and trousers. This is a two-year contract with no option periods. This was a competitive acquisition with five responses received. Location of performance is Puerto Rico, with a Sept. 17, 2020, estimated performance completion date. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-18-D-1084).

Coachys & Associates LLC, Canton, Georgia, has been awarded a maximum $12,499,907 modification (P00008) exercising the second 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, 2019, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2019 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Federal Business Opportunities through September 19, 2018

Recently posted federal business opportunities

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

MUST-READ Update on China Section 301 Tariffs

On September 17, 2018, as part of the United States' continuing response to China's theft of American intellectual property and forced transfer of American technology, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs. In accordance with the direction of President Trump, the additional tariffs will be effective starting September 24, 2018, and initially will be in the amount of 10 percent. Starting January 1, 2019, the level of the additional tariffs will increase to 25 percent.

The list contains 5,745 full or partial lines of the original 6,031 tariff lines that were on a proposed list of Chinese imports announced on July 10, 2018. Changes to the proposed list were made after USTR and the interagency Section 301 Committee sought and received comments over a six-week period and testimony during a six-day public hearing in August. The Office of USTR believes they engaged in a thorough process to rigorously examine the comments and testimony and, as a result, determined to fully or partially remove 297 tariff lines from the original proposed list.

If you filed comments or gave testimony in an attempt to get something removed, remember, it was not a waste of your time. Your comments appear to have been largely ignored by the President, who, it appears, is taking this abrupt action in an attempt to accelerate talks with the Chinese toward a negotiated agreement. Your comments and testimony may well influence the U.S. position in the talks.

Agathon Associates is aware that there is considerable confusion and concern over this action.

Q and A.

Q1. What is on the final list?

A1. The official list is available HERE

Q2. What lines were removed?

A2. USTR has made the following general statement:"Included among the products removed from the proposed list are certain consumer electronics products such as smart watches and Bluetooth devices; certain chemical inputs for manufactured goods, textiles and agriculture; certain health and safety products such as bicycle helmets, and child safety furniture such as car seats and playpens."

Agathon Associates has prepared an UNOFFICAL list in spread sheet form.

Q3. An article I import from China is on the list? What can I do?

A3. Unless you can quickly change your sourcing, or defer imports, you should prepare to start paying an additional 10% duty starting on September 24, 2018. It will likely be temporary, but no one knows how long it will be in effect or whether it will continue with a 25% rate starting January 1, 2019.

Q4. Is there any chance it may not go into effect?

A4. Yes, it is widely understood that the President is taking actions against China to bring China to the negotiation table and get a better trading arrangement for the U.S. It is possible that he could accomplish that before the tariffs go into effect. It is also possible that a deal could be made within a few weeks, limiting the duration of the harm. It is also possible that a court may delay it (see question 5, below).

Q5. Is this even legal? All these list suddenly released looks like he's making it up as he goes along, rather than following regulatory procedures.

A5. Good point.

The Consumer Technology Association ("CTA") has filed comments challenging the legality of List 3 (see the history below if you want to clarify the three lists). CTA contends that the administration did not have the authority to impose new tariffs -- beyond the two lists of tariffs already in effect -- without initiating a new investigation."Section 301 does not authorize the additional $200 billion in List 3 tariffs, for at least two reasons," the submission states. "First, the announcement of the List 3 tariffs came well outside the 30-day limit imposed by Section 305 of the Trade Act. Second, the List 3 tariffs were based on impermissible reasons post-dating the Section 301 investigation --namely, 'China's response to the $50 billion action announced in the investigation and its refusal to change its acts, policies, and practices,' -- rather than on the original Section 301 investigatory findings, as the statute requires." CTA further argues that Section 307 of the 1974 trade law does not permit the administration to modify remedies indefinitely. "It does not authorize USTR to impose brand new penalties that more than quadruple those imposed following the original investigation," the submission says. "Nor does it offer the Administration a blank check to increase tariffs at any time based on events post-dating the initial Section 301 investigation. Such unfettered discretion is inconsistent with the fact-based determination required by Section 301."

Another consideration is the timing. Just 12 days after the close of the September 6, 2018, comment period, and just two days after the transcript of the hearing was made available on regulations.com, USTR announced the final list. There is no way that government bureaucrats had time to fully analyze over 6,000 comments and testimony from over 300 witness in such a short time. One can argue that once you acknowledge that the proposed action requires consideration of public comments, you cannot then move ahead without even reading those comments.

Would a legal challenged based on the assertions above be successful? It may not be necessary to prevail, merely finding one judge to stay the action pending a full court hearing would, at least for a considerable time, stop the tariffs.

Q6. What about filing for an exclusion by the October 9, 2018, deadline?

A6. As of now there is no provision for filling for an exclusion from List 3 tariffs. The October 9th deadline refers to List 1. If List 3 tariffs are imposed it is generally expected that an opportunity to file for exclusion will be announced when they go into effect or shortly after. However, the extremely high volume of exclusion requests expected will put a tremendous strain on the government to process them, with the result that they may take more than the 90 days they are supposed to take to complete. For more information see the history below.

Q7. What about duty suspensions under the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill?

A7. If you successfully filed for a temporary duty suspension under the recently enacted MTB, those duty suspensions will go into effect as scheduled, 30 days from enactment. So if you currently pay duty on an article from China and it's on the MTB list, you will avoid the general duty. However, if the Section 301 duties go into effect you cannot avoid them. They are in addition to the general rate and unaffected by the MTB.

Q8. Can I use a Foreign-Trade Zone to avoid 301 duties?

A8. Possibly. If you use inputs subject to 301 duties and subsequently export those articles, either in the same condition, or after manufacturing, you can avoid 301 duties on exports using FTZ procedures. FTZ procedures will also avoid 301 duties on materials that become waste in the manufacturing process.

HISTORY: THE INVESTIGATION THAT SET THIS ALL IN MOTION

On August 14, 2017, the President issued a Memorandum (82 FR 39007) instructing the Trade Representative to determine whether to investigate under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 2411), laws, policies, practices, or actions of the Government of China that may be unreasonable or discriminatory and that may be harming American intellectual property rights, innovation, or technology development. On August 18, 2017, after consultation with the appropriate advisory committees and the interagency Section 301 Committee, USTR initiated an investigation into certain acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.

The findings of this investigation were the basis for President Trump's proposal to impose additional tariffs on certain goods of Chinese origin. So far two tranches of tariffs have been imposed and a third is scheduled to be implemented on September 24, 2018.

TRANCHE ONE

On April 3, 2018, USTR released a proposal to place an additional 25% import duty on products covered by 1,333 tariff classifications. The list was published in the April 6, 2018, Federal Register (83 FR 14906).

Interested persons filed approximately 3,200 written submissions. In addition, USTR and the Section 301 Committee convened a three-day public hearing from May 15-17, 2018, during which 121 witnesses provided testimony and responded to questions. Post-hearing comments were accepted through May 22, 2018. 515 items were removed from the list.

On June 15, 2018, 24 days after the close of the comment period, USTR announced the final list.

On July 6, 2018, additional tariffs of 25% began to be applied to those 818 lines.

On July 11, 2018, five days after implementing the tarffs, USTR posted in the Federal Register (83 FR 32181) procedures to apply for exclusions from the 25% tariff on items covered by Tranche 1. The deadline to apply for an exclusion is October 9, 2018. If an exclusion is granted it will be retroactive to July 6th.

TRANCHE TWO

On June 15, 2018, USTR released a proposal to place an additional 25% import duty on products covered by 284 tariff classifications. The list was published in the June 20, 2018, Federal Register (83 FR 28710).

On August 8, 2018, eight days after the close of the July 31, 2018, comment period, USTR announced a list containing 279 of the original 284 tariff lines that were on a proposed list that will be subject to 25% additional tariffs. These went into effect August 23. On September 18, 2018, USTR published in the Requests for exclusions from the additional 25 percent tariff imposed as of Aug. 23 on goods classified under 284 tariff lines when imported from China are due by December 18.

TRANCHE THREE

On July 6, 2018, in response to unfair Chinese practices, the United States began imposing tariffs of 25 percent on approximately $34 billion worth of Chinese imports. These tariffs will eventually cover up to $50 billion in Chinese imports as legal processes conclude. The products targeted by the tariffs are those that benefit from China’s industrial policy and forced technology transfer practices. China has since retaliated against the United States by imposing tariffs on $34 billion in U.S. exports to China, and threatening tariffs on another $16 billion. The U.S. claims that China did this without any international legal basis or justification. As a result of China’s retaliation and failure to change its practices, the President has ordered USTR to begin the process of imposing tariffs of 10 percent on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports. The U.S. maintains that this is an appropriate response under the authority of Section 301 to obtain the elimination of China’s harmful industrial policies.

On July 17, 2018, USTR posted a third list, this one with over 6,031 items. Comments were due September 6.

On September 17, 2018, (just 12 days after the close of the September 6, 2018, comment period, and just two days after the transcript of the hearing was made available on regulations.com) USTR announced the final tranche 3 list of 5,745 full or partial lines of the original 6,031 tariff lines as the final tranche 3 list with 10% additional tariff to be imposed starting September 24, 2018, and rising to 25% on January 1, 2019. They fully or partially removed 297 tariff lines from the original proposed list. Included among the products removed from the proposed list are certain consumer electronics products such as smart watches and Bluetooth devices; certain chemical inputs for manufactured goods, textiles and agriculture; certain health and safety products such as bicycle helmets, and child safety furniture such as car seats and playpens. Most observers expect that tranche 3 will have an exclusion procedure, as did tranche 1 and tranche 2. It will likely be announced in a few weeks. >

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Army and Air Force Tactical Vest Contract Awarded

Carter Enterprises LLC, doing business as Mil-Spec Enterprises, Brooklyn, New York, has been awarded a maximum $24,177,388 modification (P00022) to a one-year contract (SPE1C1-16-D-1071) with three one-year option periods for improved Generation IV outer tactical vests. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is New York, with a Sept. 15, 2019, performance completion date. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2019 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hockey Puck Seller, Companies Selling Recreational and Outdoor Equipment Agree To Stop Making False ‘Made in USA’ Claims in Separate Actions

In two Federal Trade Commission cases, companies selling hockey pucks and companies selling recreational and outdoor equipment agreed to stop making false “Made in USA” claims. Four related Farmingdale, New York-based companies doing business as Patriot Puck, and their officer, have agreed to stop making false claims that the hockey pucks they sell are all, or virtually all, made in the United States. Also, two commonly controlled California companies that sell recreational and outdoor equipment have agreed to stop making false, misleading, and unsupported “Made in USA” claims about their products.

What the FTC Did to Protect Consumers

In the Patriot Puck matter, the FTC’s complaint, which names George Statler III as an officer of all the companies, alleges Patriot Puck markets hockey pucks -- through its website, patriotpuck.com, and elsewhere online -- to customers throughout the United States. According to the complaint, Patriot Puck’s claims in its advertising, packaging, and promotional materials include “Made in America,” “Proudly Made in the USA,” “100% American Made!” and “The only American Made Hockey Puck!”.

The FTC alleges that, in fact, Patriot Puck’s hockey pucks are wholly imported from China. Since January 2016, Statler and the companies doing business as Patriot Puck – which include Underground Sports Inc., Hockey Underground Inc., Ipuck Inc. and Ipuck Hockey Inc. – have imported 74,411 kilograms of hockey pucks, which is the equivalent of more than 400,000 standard-weight pucks, the complaint states.

[Complaint Exhibit A, Patriot Puck website]

Complaint Exhibit A advertising Made in America

[Complaint Exhibit C, Patriot Puck Facebook posting]

Complaint Exhibit C advertising Made in America

[Complaint Exhibit E, Patriot Puck Facebook posting]

Complaint Exhibit E advertising Made in America

In the matter involving California companies Sandpiper of California, Inc. and PiperGear USA, Inc., the FTC’s complaint alleges that the companies claimed in advertisements, product labels, and promotional materials, and on company websites and social media, that their backpacks, travel bags, wallets, and other products are all or virtually all made in the United States.

But more than 95 percent of Sandpiper’s products are imported as finished goods, and approximately 80 percent of PiperGear’s products either are imported as finished goods, or contain significant imported components. According to the complaint, in some wallets imported as finished goods, the companies hid truthful country-of-origin information on the back of tags, and inserted cards that prominently displayed false U.S.-origin claims.

Sandpiper and PiperGear market their products -- which also include tactical gear and personal security items -- throughout the United States, according to the complaint. Much of their allegedly false promotional material appeals to consumers’ patriotism. For example, Exhibit D is a Sandpiper logo that includes an American flag and the claim “U.S. Made By S.O.C.” (Sandpiper of California).

Similarly, according to the complaint, Sandpiper’s website states: “Featuring American Made products developed and manufactured by our sister company, PiperGear USA.”

[Exhibit D]

Complaint Exhibit D advertising U.S. made

What the Settlements Mean

Under the terms of the proposed settlement orders, Statler and the four Patriot Puck companies, as well as Sandpiper and PiperGear, are prohibited from making unqualified U.S.-origin claims for their products, unless they can show that the products’ final assembly or processing -- and all significant processing -- take place in the United States, and that all or virtually all ingredients or components of the product are made and sourced in the United States.

Under the orders, any qualified Made in USA claim must include a clear and conspicuous disclosure about the extent to which the product contains foreign parts, ingredients, and/or processing. To claim that a product is assembled in the United States, the respondents in both cases must ensure that it is last substantially transformed in the United States, its principal assembly takes place in the United States, and United States assembly operations are substantial.

The orders also prohibit the respondents from making untrue, misleading, or unsubstantiated country-of-origin claims in their marketing materials about any product or service.

In a related matter, following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that California-based Nectar Brand LLC made false claims that its Chinese-made mattresses are assembled in the United States.

First announced in March 2018, the FTC’s complaint against Nectar Brand LLC alleged that the company falsely claimed its mattresses are “Designed and Assembled in the USA,” but in fact, the mattresses are wholly imported from China, with no assembly taking place in the United States.

Federal Prison Industries Awarded Army Contract

Federal Prison Industries Inc., Washington, District of Columbia, was awarded a $110,231,607 firm-fixed-price contract for interceptor body armor and outer tactical vests. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-18-D-0020).

Friday, September 14, 2018

MTB Update

On September 13, 2018, the President signed the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, providing for duty suspensions through December 31, 2020. The suspensions take effect in 30 days.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Bureau of Industry and Security Industrial Base Assessments on Textiles and Apparel, and on Footwear

The Textile and Apparel Assessment can be found here. The Footwear Assessment can be found here.

For 50 Years the Navy Peacoat Has Been Made Here in Boston, Let's Fight for It!

The following article appears in the September 14, 2018, edition of Boston's Post-Gazette newspaper (page 2).

Time is running out to save the iconic Navy peacoat. Soon, the peacoat will become an optional component of enlisted sailors' seabags, replaced by the synthetic Cold Weather Parka as the mandatory outerwear. The Navy cites a desire to reduce budget and uniform requirements as its primary reason for making the change, but this reduction in cost for the Navy comes at a price.

For more than a century, the peacoat has been a staple in the seabags of new-enlisted sailors. It is one of the most iconic and recognizable symbols of a strong U.S. Navy. Its natural wool construction is virtually impervious to cold, making it ideal for colder climates, and when adorned with Navy insignia, makes a statement about a special and valued group of patriots.

The loss extends beyond the Navy, though. The U.S. woolen textile industry, centered in New England, with small to medium businesses in the chain throughout the U.S., is likely to be hard hit by this change. The shift away from the peacoat could mean millions of dollars in lost revenue and the potential loss of thousands of jobs.

Since 1968 all official U.S. Navy peacoat been made right here in the City of Boston, at the Fredella family's East Boston, Sterlingwear of Boston, factory. Good-paying manufacturing jobs in Boston are at risk. Factories in the supply chain that will be affected are located in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. Thousands of sheep farmers in the Western States will also be harmed when the wool peacoat is dropped by the Navy.

If you, like many others, would like the Navy to reconsider this change, then make your voice heard by signing the petition (http://savethenavypeacoat.com/) and show the Navy that protecting the peacoat is about more than a budget -- it's about protecting tradition and American workers.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) Meeting Set for October 3rd

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Agenda

The Designated Federal Officer will announce how the COAC subcommittees will be re-organized to align with CBP's trade strategic priorities and outline how the current and future COAC activities will be structured within each subcommittee. The COAC will hear from the current subcommittees on the topics listed below and then will review, deliberate, provide observations, and formulate recommendations on how to proceed:

1. The Trusted Trader Subcommittee will present an update on CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria work and its socialization period. The subcommittee will also provide an update on the Forced Labor Strategy for CTPAT Trade Compliance and the CBP lead will report on the progress of the Trusted Trader Pilot.

2. The Trade Enforcement & Revenue Collection (TERC) Subcommittee will provide necessary updates from the Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty, Bond, Forced Labor and Intellectual Property Rights Working Groups.

3. The COAC Trade Modernization Subcommittee will discuss the E-Commerce Working Group's progress in addressing CBP's strategic plan regarding e-commerce threats and opportunities to both the government and trade and in light of the World Customs Organization's global framework. The Regulatory Reform Working Group will provide an overview of work accomplished in reviewing the regulations contained in Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to reduce regulatory burdens and costs. The Foreign Trade Zone Working Group will present recommendations regarding the updating of 19 CFR part 146, the Foreign Trade Zone Regulations. They will also discuss a proposed revision to 19 CFR part 146 that began in 2015 and was referred to the working group for further input.

4. The Global Supply Chain Subcommittee will provide a status update on the following work group activities: Piloting the use of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) to electronically report and manage petroleum moving in-bond via pipeline; the Emerging Technologies Working Group's work on NAFTA/CAFTA and the Intellectual Property Rights Blockchain Proof of Concept projects; and the In-bond Working Group's review of the draft Automated In-Bond Business Process document; as well as potential automation, visibility, system issues and policy/regulatory updates.

Federal Business Opportunities through September 12, 2018

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Title:             RAF Croughton Inflatable Shelters
Sol. #:            FA557018Q0024
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             M113 / M1064A3 Covers and M577 / M1068A3 Covers
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Air Rapid Response Kit
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Title:             FY18-F4FDWK8152G101-1- Anti-Exposure Suits
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Title:             Gabion Basket IDIQ - National Flood Fight Materiel Center (NFFMC)
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Sandbag Replenishment
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             KC-135 Personal Cooling Technology
Sol. #:            RFI-AATC-KC135-PCT
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Hangers
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Curtains for ACSC Wood Auditorium
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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Final Bid - MP Black Gear
Sol. #:            11212696
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Police Uniforms and Equipment
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Agency:            Department of the Treasury
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Title:             Sports Bra, Sand
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Shelter System, Tent
Sol. #:            W912JM-283dShelterSystem
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             20' x 20' Branded Tents
Sol. #:            KNOXMEBRPT0002
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Individual Armor Team Industry Day Announcement
Sol. #:            M67854-18-I-1424
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             USSOUTHCOM Global Peace Operations Initiative Peru - Campaign Tents
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Torraka Field CPA-08 Winter TSUP Camo -Overwhites 
Sol. #:            Nordic_003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             ARRK Survival Gear
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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Boots/Shoes
Sol. #:            SV0096-18
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             RF Tent & Enclosures
Sol. #:            W91WFU18Q0025
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Blast Pelvic Protector RFI
Sol. #:            W91CRB-18-RFI-BPP
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Bates Shoes
Sol. #:            N0018918Q0568
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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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:             First Responder IDIQ Uniforms
Sol. #:            W912BU-18-R-0042
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             STRAP,HEEL
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1973
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Field Expedient Tentage for Medical Use
Sol. #:            FBNC382PJS00016
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Eagle Creek Trunk LUGGAGE (Item #EC0A34PA199-1) OR EQUAL
Sol. #:            W912LM-18-Q-5029
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
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Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Bates Shoes
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Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             COVERALLS
Sol. #:            SPMYM218Q4020
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Blood Donor Center Incentives
Sol. #:            N6809318Q0071
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Torraka Field CPA-08 Winter TSUP Camo -Overwhites 
Sol. #:            Nordic_003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Stock Carpet 648A80209    
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Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Cubicle Curtains
Sol. #:            IRWINLOGBJS0003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Final Bid - Cubicle Curtains
Sol. #:            IRWINLOGBJS0004
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             50 State Parade Flag
Sol. #:            FJHHBNKJ0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             50 State Flags and 5 Territories
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             RF Tent & Enclosures
Sol. #:            W91WFU18Q0025
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Winter Clothing
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0333
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Canopy Top, 20'x30' Red & White Striped
Sol. #:            082118
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Blouse Coats
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Agency:            United States Capitol Police
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Title:             Four man, four season freestanding self-supporting tent
Sol. #:            Nordic_004
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Canopy Replacement
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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Boots/Shoes
Sol. #:            SV0096-18
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             MC SKIRTS
Sol. #:            SPE1C118R0146
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Tents And Equipment
Sol. #:            PR7402485
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             RAF Croughton Inflatable Shelters
Sol. #:            FA557018Q0024
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Ballistic Body Armor (Vests)
Sol. #:            15DDHQ18R00000016
Agency:            Department of Justice
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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:             Safety Items
Sol. #:            W91QVN18R0281
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Deployment Clothing
Sol. #:            W9127Q-18-R-0059
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             ARRK Deployable Assets
Sol. #:            FA441718Q0229
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             TACTICAL PANTS
Sol. #:            TACTICAL_PANTS_USAMU
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Gear Bags
Sol. #:            W9124X-18-Q-5020
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Blanket, Double
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             STS High Altitude PPE 
Sol. #:            F7H1ST8104AW06
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             STS Military Packs  
Sol. #:            F7H1ST8104AW14
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             STS Tactical Extreme Garments
Sol. #:            F7H1ST8102AW03
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Staff Boots
Sol. #:            15B61418Q000000010
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Gabion Basket IDIQ - National Flood Fight Materiel Center (NFFMC)
Sol. #:            W912EK18T0045
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Cubicle Curtains
Sol. #:            IRWINLOGBJS0003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Coveralls
Sol. #:            F2Q3238178AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             RF Tent & Enclosures
Sol. #:            W91WFU18Q0025
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Cold Temperature and Artic Protective System (CTAPS)
Sol. #:            W911QY18R0034
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Final Bid - MP Black Gear
Sol. #:            11212696
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Ballistic Equipment
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Army Keller Hospital Security Equipment -West Point
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BPA and 1st Order for SBA-ODA Logo Jackets
Sol. #:            73351018Q0041
Agency:            Small Business Administration
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Title:             BPA and 1st Order for SBA-ODA Logo Polo Shirts
Sol. #:            73351018Q0039
Agency:            Small Business Administration
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Title:             Parade Field Shade Shelters
Sol. #:            FA3016-18-U-0367
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Marine Corps Marathon Event series race t-shirts
Sol. #:            MCM18-R-0001
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Rapid/ Short Run Injection Molder or Additive Manufactured Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA), Poly-Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (PEVA) or other Plastics Components for Protective Garments and Accessories
Sol. #:            W911QY-RapidShortRunInjectionMolded
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Alfa Nordic Ski Boot 
Sol. #:            Nordic_005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             EBOLA PPE    
Sol. #:            36C24718Q9625
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Polygon Replacement Tops for Y754 Vinyl with Cable & Tensioners
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Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Final Bid - FIRE FIGHTER TURN OUT GEAR
Sol. #:            W91ZRS-18-R-G003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Final Bid - FIRE FIGHTER TURN OUT GEAR
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Gun Range Shade Shelters (Solicitation #: FA3016-18-U-0368)
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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             STS Sabre II 190 Canopies
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Boot, Navy 9" Safety Certified 
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-R-0145
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Kraken Costume
Sol. #:            FA4418-18-Q-0103
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Pin, Tent 12" Red 
Sol. #:            008237451
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             662-18-3-6604-0079 Logistics Service Uniforms (VA-18-00093972); 36C261-18-AP-0290   
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Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             PLAIN WALL,ASSEMBLY
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             BAG,TENT FRAME
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Level III Tactical Armor
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Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Final Bid - MP Black Gear
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             VISOR, FLYER'S HELMET (OTO - VISOR TINITED)
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             DES Road Gear and Law Enforcement Equipment Supplies
Sol. #:            W911SD-18-R-0212
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             FIREMAN HOOD
Sol. #:            SPE8E918T4203
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Four man, four season freestanding self-supporting tent
Sol. #:            Nordic_004
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Torraka Field CPA-08 Winter TSUP Camo -Overwhites 
Sol. #:            Nordic_003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Pacific District (OAK):  Riverside National Cemetery Mobile Pick Up/Drop Off Delivery Cleaning of Uniforms   
Sol. #:            36C78618Q9700
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Cold Temperature and Artic Protective System (CTAPS)
Sol. #:            W911QY18R0034
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SHOULDER S
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1963
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             STREAMER,WARNING
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1911
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             HEARING ENHANCEMENT DEVICES
Sol. #:            M67854-18-I-1417
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             NMC Ball Caps, Patches, and Rockers
Sol. #:            N00244-18-Q-0305
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             FiberTect Responder Decontamination Kits
Sol. #:            SAQMMA17F3916
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             Tactical Gear and Clothing
Sol. #:            FA7014-09052018
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             CHEF UNIFORMS AND TABLE COVERS
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Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Tactical Equipment
Sol. #:            191NLE18N0047
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             Ballistic Helmets
Sol. #:            W91ZRU-18-Q-5036
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             JERSY KNIT, 100% COTTON
Sol. #:            CT2244-18
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Road Gear and Law Enforcement Equipment
Sol. #:            W911SD-18-R-0212
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Canopy Replacement
Sol. #:            FA301618U0342
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Flight Clothing
Sol. #:            W912JM-18-Q-0008
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Final Bid - Flight Clothing
Sol. #:            W912JM-18-Q-0008-01
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             TACTICAL TENTS
Sol. #:            F3N6028080AC01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Operations Equipment Supplies
Sol. #:            W912PQ-18-Q-9468
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Clients of Agathon Associates and subscribers to Agathon Associates' Trade Advisor Service can find links to the full solicitations at www.agathonassociates.com/textile-pri/berry/fbo.htm. You will need to enter your username and password. If you do not know your username and password email David Trumbull at david@agathonassociates.com.

Friday, September 7, 2018

MTB Update

On September 4, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted the version of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill passed by the Senate on July 26, 2018. The MTB provides duty suspensions and reductions that will remain in place until December 31, 2020. Although the House had passed the MTB back on January 16, 2018, the Senate removed Sec. 324 (propargyl butylcarbamate), Sec. 372 (the pesticide esfenvalerate), Sec. 1389 (rotary cutting hand tools), Sec. 1564 (electric commercial vehicles), Sec. 1118 (collapsible insulated bags) and Sec. 1399 (full-tang knives) from the MTB. The Senate amendment also made changes to Sections 1274, 1275, and 1305, all relating to certain boots. Because the two bills were no longer identical, the House needed to vote again to accept the Senate version.

No products added to the House MTB at the request of Agathon Associates' clients are among those removed or modified in the final version.

On September 6, 2018, the MTB was sent to the President for his signature. If signed by the President, it will take effect in 30 days. While most news outlets are reporting that the President is likely to sign, some do point out that the bill, which would slash tariffs on many goods of Chinese origin is coming to him just as he is threatening new tariffs on China.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

CPSC to Attend Footwear Materials and Innovation Summit

From September 27th through the 28th, Shelby Mathis, Consumer Product Safety Commission Small Business Ombudsman, will attend the 2018 Footwear Materials and Innovation Summit at North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles in Raleigh, N.C.

Federal Business Opportunities through September 5, 2018, NOTE WOOL SOLICITATIONS

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Title:             TENT
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Liner Fabric Pre-Cuts, Poly Micro Denier Crepe Knit
Sol. #:            CT2252N-18
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Safety Boots
Sol. #:            W9124V18Q0007
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BODY ARMOR AND ACCESSORIES BPA
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Department of the Interior
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Title:             Ball Cap
Sol. #:            15070006
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             TARPAULIN
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Combat Mobility Kit
Sol. #:            W91ZRU-18-Q-5021
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tactical Training Equipment 
Sol. #:            FB4BN18BCMMSEquip0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Pew Cushions
Sol. #:            DrumRSOCAB0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Final Bid - MP Black Gear
Sol. #:            11212696
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             AF and CG Shirts
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-R-0127
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             UNDERSHIRT,EXTREME
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0339
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TARPAULIN
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Representational  Designs
Sol. #:            103018BRD04
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             SFL/TAP Banners
Sol. #:            BenningDHRMCRS0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             GLOVES, RUBBER, INDUSTRIAL, BLACK
Sol. #:            SPE1C118C0010
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             DECORATION SET,INDIVIDUAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0332
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Ballistic Shields
Sol. #:            15A00018R00000091
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Cold Temperature and Artic Protective System (CTAPS)
Sol. #:            W911QY18R0034
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tactical Holsters
Sol. #:            FA561318R0024
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Dry Suits
Sol. #:            H92240-18-Q-2024
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
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Title:             Gear Bags
Sol. #:            W9124X-18-Q-5020
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Cubicle Curtains 
Sol. #:            IRWINLOGBJS0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Cubicle Curtains 
Sol. #:            IRWINBJS0002
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Steel Toe Safety Boots
Sol. #:            W912JA-18-R-0017
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Laser Rangefinder Binoculors 10 X 42MM
Sol. #:            W912LC-18-Q-0107
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Retention Publicity Items
Sol. #:            60002_01
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Cold Temperature and Artic Protective System (CTAPS)
Sol. #:            W911QY18R0034
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Structural Firefighter   Bunker Gear Coats and Pants    
Sol. #:            36C25618U0007
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Option Final Bid - Clothing for Detainees
Sol. #:            192118FPHUNIF3039
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Ballistic Shields
Sol. #:            15A00018R00000091
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Laser Rangefinder Binoculors 10 X 42MM
Sol. #:            W912LC-18-Q-0107
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Safety Boots
Sol. #:            W9124V18Q0007
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Rolling Thunder Duffel Bags- Brand Name or Equal
Sol. #:            FA3016-18-U-0347
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Cold Weather Apparel
Sol. #:            W91ZRU-18-Q-5038
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Gun Weapon System Covers
Sol. #:            N6339418T0175
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Gabion Basket IDIQ - National Flood Fight Materiel Center (NFFMC)
Sol. #:            W912EK18T0045
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             CLOTH,LAMINATED
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0300
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             M113 / M1064A3 Covers and M577 / M1068A3 Covers
Sol. #:            W912L7-18-Q-0306
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Wool Mercerization
Sol. #:            W911QY-18-WOOL
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Shelter System, Tent
Sol. #:            W912JM-283dShelterSystem
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Fire Fighting PPE
Sol. #:            M67001-18-Q-1353
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Military Ski System
Sol. #:            M67854-18-R-1402
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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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:             AF and CG Shirts
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-R-0127
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             RAPID RESPONSE RIOT SHIELDS
Sol. #:            W911YP18R0035
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             TACTICAL TENTS
Sol. #:            F3N6028080AC01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Gloves, Electrical and Gloves, Shell Workers
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-R-X023
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Jacket, Running Suit, Navy/ Jacket, Running Suit Marine Corps
Sol. #:            SPE1C118R0143
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Retention Publicity Items
Sol. #:            60002_01
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             552OG (963) Massif Sage Green AF Aircrew Jackets
Sol. #:            FA810118R0103
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             TEE-SHIRTS, MEN & WOMEN
Sol. #:            SPMYM118Q0116
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Safety Supplies
Sol. #:            W91QVN18R0244
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             MCMWTC Protective Clothing
Sol. #:            M3361018Q0012 
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Safety Shoes
Sol. #:            W91QVN18R0245
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             SERE Wool Uniforms
Sol. #:            FA4620-18-Q-A051
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Safety Boots
Sol. #:            W91RUS-18-R-DD06
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Supply: Uniforms Environmental Management Service    
Sol. #:            36C24818Q9647
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             FLAG,IDENTIFICATION
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1275
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Massif Elements Jackets Style #MJKT00059
Sol. #:            FA810118R0100
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             AF and CG Shirts
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-R-0127
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Presentation of recognition items for retention purposes 
Sol. #:            SAMRETPC0003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Combat Mobility Kit
Sol. #:            W91ZRU-18-Q-5021
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Promotional Products - Pullovers, Leather Notebooks, Etc.
Sol. #:            W9127Q-18-R-0048
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Promotional Products - Shirts, Pens, Etc.
Sol. #:            W9127Q-18-R-0047
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             NON WOVEN WOOL FABRIC - BERRY AMENDMENT COMPLIANT
Sol. #:            CT2251-18
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Deployer Gear
Sol. #:            W91364-18-R-7020 
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             SOFFE PPI Shorts
Sol. #:            FTKNOXSORBPB0006
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             SORB PPI Ballcaps
Sol. #:            FtKnoxSORBPB0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Clients of Agathon Associates and subscribers to Agathon Associates' Trade Advisor Service can find links to the full solicitations at www.agathonassociates.com/textile-pri/berry/fbo.htm. You will need to enter your username and password. If you do not know your username and password email David Trumbull at david@agathonassociates.com.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Request for Comments To Compile the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

On August 24 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative published in the Federal Register (83 FR 42966) Request for Comments To Compile the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers.

Topics on Which the TPSC Seeks Information: To assist USTR in preparing the NTE Report, commenters should submit information related to one or more of the following categories of foreign trade barriers:

  • Import policies (e.g., tariffs and other import charges, quantitative restrictions, import licensing, customs barriers, and other market access barriers).
  • Trade restrictions implemented through unwarranted standards, conformity assessment procedures, or technical regulations (technical barriers to trade) that may have as their objective protecting national security requirements, preventing deceptive practices, or protecting human health or safety, animal or plant life or health, or the environment, but that can be formulated or implemented in ways that create significant barriers to trade (including unnecessary or discriminatory technical regulations or standards for telecommunications products).
  • Trade restrictions implemented through unwarranted sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures that the country claims to impose for purposes of protecting human, animal, and plant life or health (e.g., SPS measures not based on scientific evidence).
  • Subsidies, including export subsidies (e.g., export financing on preferential terms, subsidies provided to equipment manufacturers contingent on export, and agricultural export subsidies that displace U.S. exports in third country markets) and local content subsidies (e.g., subsidies contingent on the purchase or use of domestic rather than imported goods).
  • Government procurement restrictions (e.g., ``buy national policies'' and closed bidding).
  • Lack of intellectual property protection and enforcement (e.g., inadequate patent, copyright, and trademark regimes).
  • Barriers to trade in services (e.g., prohibitions or restrictions on foreign participation in the market, discriminatory licensing requirements or regulatory standards, local-presence requirements, and unreasonable restrictions on what services may be offered).
  • Barriers to digital trade (e.g., barriers to cross-border data flows including data localization requirements, discriminatory practices affecting trade in digital products, restrictions on the provision of internet-enabled services, and other restrictive technology requirements).
  • Investment barriers (e.g., limitations on foreign equity participation and on access to foreign government-funded research and development programs, local content requirements, technology transfer requirements and export performance requirements, and restrictions on repatriation of earnings, capital, fees, and royalties).
  • Government-tolerated anticompetitive conduct of state-owned or private firms that restrict the sale or purchase of U.S. goods or services in the foreign country's markets.
  • Other barriers (e.g., barriers that encompass more than one category, such as bribery and corruption, or that affect a single sector).

Commenters should submit information related to one or more of the following export markets to be covered in the report: Algeria, Angola, the Arab League, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, the European Union, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, and Vietnam.

Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning China's Compliance With WTO Commitments

On August 24, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative published in the Federal Register (83 FR 42968) Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning China's Compliance With WTO Commitments.

Topics on Which the TPSC Seeks Information. The TPSC invites written comments and/or oral testimony of interested persons on China's compliance with commitments made in connection with its accession to the WTO, including, but not limited to, commitments in the following areas:

  • Trading rights.
  • Import regulation (e.g., tariffs, tariff-rate quotas, quotas, import licenses).
  • Export regulation.
  • Internal policies affecting trade (e.g., subsidies, standards and technical regulations, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, government procurement, trade-related investment measures, taxes and charges levied on imports and exports).
  • Intellectual property rights (including intellectual property rights enforcement).
  • Services.
  • Rule of law issues (e.g., transparency, judicial review, uniform administration of laws and regulations) and status of legal reform.
  • Other WTO commitments.

In addition, given the United States' view that China should be held accountable as a full participant in, and beneficiary of, the international trading system, USTR requests that interested persons specifically identify unresolved compliance issues that warrant review and evaluation by USTR's China Enforcement Task Force.

CPSC to Meet with BIFMA on Flammability Issues

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Andrew Lock, Consumer Product Safety Commission Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and other CPSC staff will attend the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association ("BIFMA") Flammability Subcommittee meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to listen to the status of ongoing upholstered furniture flammability issues.

Federal Business Opportunities through August 29, 2018

Recently posted federal business opportunities.
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Title:             Safety Shoes, Winter Jacket and Gloves
Sol. #:            W91QVN18R0241
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             20 x 40 Pole Tent with Custom Graphics gold and black
Sol. #:            Benning311KLR0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Cubicle Curtains 
Sol. #:            IRWINLOGBJS0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             FR Pants Type I & II Market Research Survey
Sol. #:            SPE1C118RFRPANTS
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Winter Clothing
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0333
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Blue Angel Show Suits and Alterations
Sol. #:            N6883618SUITS
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Knee and Elbow Pads
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-R-0142
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             OCP A2CU Fire-retardant Flight Suits
Sol. #:            W91ZRU-18-Q-5037
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Brand Name or Equal FIRE DEPT STRUCTURAL (VA-18-00104550)   
Sol. #:            36C25918Q9856
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             A3 Mobility Bag Kits
Sol. #:            F9D3SF8164AW3
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             2 PIECE FLIGHT SUITS
Sol. #:            F1D0238169AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             CLOTH,ELASTIQUE
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TEE-SHIRTS, MEN & WOMEN
Sol. #:            SPMYM118Q0116
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1929
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             commercial Improved Ghillie Suit
Sol. #:            w911qy18r0026
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Emergency Military Personnel Decontamination Package
Sol. #:            45SFGTISCO31071806
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BOX,MATCH
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0287
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SHAPE,DAY,MARITIME
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1825
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SERVICE RIBBON,AWAR
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1790
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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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:             CLOTH,FIBERGLASS
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0296
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Delivery Order for Supplies
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Department of Energy
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Title:             Option Final Bid - Clothing for Detainees
Sol. #:            192118FPHUNIF3039
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             BALLCAPS WITH LOGO
Sol. #:            N6809418R6094
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Corcoran 1949 Mens Boots
Sol. #:            W911SD-18-R-0201
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Welders/Electrical Worker Gloves
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-Q-0253
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             NVG HELMET MOUNTS
Sol. #:            FA568218Q5051
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             SPEAR Family of Tactical Headborne Systems Coxswain Helmet System
Sol. #:            H9240318R0001
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
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Title:             Market Research-SHIRT-FLAME-RESISTANT-ARAMID
Sol. #:            Shirt-FR-Aramid-PGC-04004
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TEE-SHIRTS, MEN & WOMEN
Sol. #:            SPMYM118Q0116
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             HQ OSI Agent Gear and Clothing
Sol. #:            HQ_OSI_Agent_Gear_and_Clothing
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Inflatable Maintenance Shelters
Sol. #:            W9124V-18-R-5011
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Cubicle Curtains 
Sol. #:            IRWINLOGBJS0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             NOTICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE - 1500 Linear Yards of Dyneema HB26 
Sol. #:            W911QX-18-Q-0101
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             First Responder IDIQ Uniforms
Sol. #:            W912BU-18-R-0042
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Safety Boots
Sol. #:            W91RUS-18-R-DD06
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BALLISTIC PANELS 
Sol. #:            CT2232-18
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             A3 Mobility Bag Kits
Sol. #:            F9D3SF8164AW3
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             USMC Personalized Name Tapes and Flak Patches
Sol. #:            M6700118Q1339
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Supply: Uniforms Environmental Management Service    
Sol. #:            36C24818Q9647
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Fire Fighting PPE
Sol. #:            M67001-18-Q-1353
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             T-shirts for PIDC
Sol. #:            192118FAO00000158
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Jump Mountain Ruck
Sol. #:            F9D3SF8164AW2
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Proximity Gloves
Sol. #:            FA3016-18-U-0339
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Safety Boots
Sol. #:            W9124V18Q0007
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Trousers, Flight Deck, FR, Khaki/Navy
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-R-01XX
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Kraken Costume
Sol. #:            FA4418-18-Q-0103
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Massif Elements Jackets
Sol. #:            FA810118R0094
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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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:             TACTICAL TENTS
Sol. #:            F3N6028080AC01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Cold Protection Jackets & Pants
Sol. #:            W91QVN-18-R-0232
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Insulated inflatable pad: EXPED downmat HL Winter LW 
Sol. #:            10thSFGSleepingpad_0002
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Wearable Technology 
Sol. #:            FA3016-18-U-0281
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Rapid/ Short Run Injection Molder or Additive Manufactured Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA), Poly-Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (PEVA) or other Plastics Components for Protective Garments and Accessories
Sol. #:            W911QY-RapidShortRunInjectionMolded
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             GLOVES,RUBBER,INDUS
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TEE-SHIRTS, MEN & WOMEN
Sol. #:            SPMYM118Q0116
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Signature Reducing Technology
Sol. #:            W911QY18R0049
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Command Ball Caps
Sol. #:            N50054-18-R-0026
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Mobile Ballistic Shiled 
Sol. #:            FA8601-18-Q-0146
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             PPE Helmets, Vests, and Armor Plates
Sol. #:            M6700118Q1295
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Team Wendy M-216 Ski SAR winter multi-cam helmet
Sol. #:            10thSFGS4_0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             SPMYM2-18-Q-3834
Sol. #:            SPMYM2-18-Q-3834
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             BALLCAPS WITH LOGO
Sol. #:            N6809418R6094
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             MILITARY ITEMS
Sol. #:            FA700018Q0017
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             5 Gallon Water Bag Suppression 
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-Q-0330
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Socks, Men's, Winter Wool-Cotton
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-R-0137
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SPEAR Family of Tactical Headborne Systems Coxswain Helmet System
Sol. #:            H9240318R0001
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
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Title:             FIREMAN HOOD
Sol. #:            SPE8E918T4037
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Anti-Exposure Dry Suits
Sol. #:            W912JB18Q5047
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             HELMET,PARACHUTISTS
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0335
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             STREAMER,WARNING
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1911
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             BAG,TENT END SECTION FRAME ASSY
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             MEDAL,SERVICE
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0331
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             BAG,TENT FABRIC COM
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Clothing and Equipment
Sol. #:            15DDHQ18Q00000200
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             2 PIECE FLIGHT SUITS
Sol. #:            F1D0238169AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             OPS Core Carbon Helmets
Sol. #:            FBGARRCBKW0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Embroidery Machines
Sol. #:            FA441818Q0098
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             M100 SDS CLOSURE STRAPS
Sol. #:            PANROC-18-P-0000_062775
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             M100 SDS MITTS
Sol. #:            PANROC-18-P-0000_062771
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             OCP A2CU Fire-retardant Flight Suits
Sol. #:            W91ZRU-18-Q-5037
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Promotional Products - Shirts, Pens, Etc.
Sol. #:            W9127Q-18-R-0047
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Supply: Uniforms Environmental Management Service    
Sol. #:            36C24818Q9647
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             IMCOM Retention Items
Sol. #:            SAMRET0001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Coverall, Fuel Handlers JP-8
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-R-0140
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             This Combined Synopsis / Solicitation is for rubber wall base and rubber tile flooring for the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. This is competed as a SDVOSB set-aside.  
Sol. #:            36C26218U0069
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Blauer B. Dry Parka with removable nylon Liner or equal product. 
Sol. #:            DESPS1824
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Pacific District (OAK):  Riverside National Cemetery Mobile Pick Up/Drop Off Delivery Cleaning of Uniforms   
Sol. #:            36C78618Q0384
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             HELMET,PARACHUTISTS
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0334
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             RAPID RESPONSE RIOT GEAR & SHIELDS
Sol. #:            W911YP18R0035
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             NOTICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE - 1500 Linear Yards of Dyneema HB26 
Sol. #:            W911QX-18-Q-0101
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Adustable Airsoft Helmet
Sol. #:            BRAGG_SPTBN_JT_B03
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             MITTEN INSERTS, AIRCREW, WOOL
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-Q-0329
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             4ID RC Retention Publicity Items
Sol. #:            CARSONDIVRETENTIONTMT0003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             EOD 10 Bomb Suits
Sol. #:            FY18-PKM-EOD-Bomb-Suits
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Emergency Military Personnel Decontamination Package
Sol. #:            45SFGTISCO31071806
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tents
Sol. #:            W912PB18Q3155
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tactical vest (Plate Carriers)
Sol. #:            W912L2-18-Q-6017
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             MODULAR SCALABLE VEST GENERATION II (MSV GEN II)
Sol. #:            W91CRB-15-D-MSV-EXT
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Ballistic Shields
Sol. #:            15A00018R00000091
Agency:            Department of Justice
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