Monday, August 20, 2018

Public Hearings on Proposed Section 301 Tariff List

Agathon Associates Boston office will be closed Thursday, August 26, through Monday, August 27, while David Trumbull assists clients who are testifying at the hearings on proposed Section 301 tariffs.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will hold public hearings from August 20 to August 24, 2018, and the following week, on August 27, 2018, regarding proposed tariffs on approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese products.

The hearings will take place at the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436.

The proposed tariffs are a supplemental action in response to China’s unfair trade practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation, based on the findings in USTR’s investigation of China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. Tariffs on $34 billion in goods from China are currently in effect, and tariffs on an additional $16 billion will take effect on August 23, 2018.

The Federal Register notice publishing the proposed tariff list and soliciting public comment can be viewed here.

The public hearings will be held at the following times:

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
  • Friday, August 24, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
  • Monday, August 27, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Click here to view a schedule of witnesses.

NOTE: Media and attendees should note that the hearing is on the record but off-camera; no cameras or video or audio recording will be allowed in the hearing room. A full transcript of the hearing will be posted on USTR.gov and the public docket

Thursday, August 16, 2018

2018 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Comment Request

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments that identify online and physical markets based outside the United States that should be included in the 2018 Notorious Markets List (List). Conducted under the auspices of the Special 301 program, the List identifies online and physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting. In 2010, USTR began publishing the Notorious Markets List separately from the annual Special 301 Report as an ``Out-of-Cycle Review.''

DATES: October 1, 2018 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of written comments. October 15, 2018 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of rebuttal comments and other information USTR should consider during the review.

USTR invites written comments concerning examples of online and physical notorious markets, including foreign trade zones that allegedly facilitate substantial trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy. To facilitate the review, written comments should be as detailed as possible. Comments must clearly identify the market and the reasons why the commenter believes that the market should be included in the List. Commenters should include the following information, as applicable:

  • If a physical market, the market's name and location, e.g., common name, street address, neighborhood, shopping district, city, etc., and the identity of the principal owners/operators.
  • If an online market:
    • The domain name(s) past and present, available registration information, and name(s) and location(s) of the hosting provider(s) and operator(s).
    • Information on the volume of internet traffic associated with the website, including number of visitors and page views, average time spent on the site, estimate of the number of infringing goods offered, sold, or traded and number of infringing files streamed, shared, seeded, leeched, downloaded, uploaded, or otherwise distributed or reproduced, and global or country popularity rating (e.g., Alexa rank).
    • Revenue sources such as sales, subscriptions, donations, upload incentives, or advertising and the methods by which that revenue is collected.
  • Whether the market is owned, operated, or otherwise affiliated with a government entity.
  • Types of counterfeit or pirated products or services sold, traded, distributed, or otherwise made available at that market.
  • Volume of counterfeit or pirated goods or services or other indicia of a market's scale, reach, or relative significance in a given geographic area or with respect to a category of goods or services.
  • Estimates of economic harm to right holders resulting from the piracy or counterfeiting and a description of the methodology used to calculate the harm.
  • Whether the volume of counterfeit or pirated goods or estimates of harm has increased or decreased from previous years, and an approximate calculation of that increase or decrease for each year.
  • Whether the infringing goods or services sold, traded, distributed, or made available pose a risk to public health or safety.
  • Any known contractual, civil, administrative, or criminal enforcement activity against the market and the outcome of that enforcement activity.
  • Additional actions taken by right holders against the market such as takedown notices, requests to sites to remove URLs or infringing content, cease and desist letters, warning letters to landlords and requests to enforce the terms of their leases, requests to providers to enforce their terms of service or terms of use, and the outcome of these actions.
  • Additional actions taken by the market owners or operators to remove, limit, or discourage the availability of counterfeit or pirated goods or services, including policies to prevent or remove access to such goods or services, or to disable seller or user accounts, the effectiveness of market policies and guidelines in addressing counterfeiting and piracy, and the level of cooperation with right holders and law enforcement.
  • Any other additional information relevant to the review.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

CPSC Commissioner Baiocco and Staff Meeting with Representatives from American Apparel and Footwear Association

On August 22, 2018, Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Dana Baiocco, Chris Hudgins, Director, CPSC Office of Legislative Affairs, and Dottie Yahr, CPSC Policy Advisor, are schedule to meet with representatives from American Apparel and Footwear Association: Rick Helfenbein, CEO and Kristen Kern, Government Relations Representative, for introductory meeting with representatives from the American Apparel and Footwear Association and to discuss their issues related to CPSC. The meeting was requested by Kristen Kern.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Today is the Last Day to Request to Speak at Hearing on Latest China Tariffs

The U.S. recently announced proposed additional import tariffs on thousands of classifications of goods of Chinese origin. The list appears to include all, are nearly all of the classifications for fiber, yarn, fabric, and carpet (Harmonized Tariff Schedule Chapters 50 through 60).

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is accepting public comments on the proposal and request to speak on hearings to be held the week of August 20th. the deadline to request to speak at the heading is TODAY.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Department of Defense Sandbag Contract Awarded

Huntsville Rehabilitation Foundation doing business as Phoenix* Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a maximum $32,500,000 firm-fixed price contract for polypropylene and cotton duck sandbags. This is a two-year base contract with three one-year option periods. Maximum dollar amount is for the life of the contract, including options. Location of performance is Alabama with an Aug. 9, 2023, performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2023 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE8E6-18-D-0006).

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Military Clothing Contracts Awarded

M&M Manufacturing LLC, Lajas, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $37,733,400 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for female coats and trousers for the Army Combat Uniform. This was a competitive acquisition with nine responses received. This is a one-year base contract with four one-year option periods. Maximum dollar amount is for the life of the contract, including options. Location of performance is Puerto Rico, with a Feb. 8, 2024, estimated performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2023 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-18-D-1077).

Crown Clothing Inc., Vineland, New Jersey, has been awarded a maximum $12,268,595 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for men’s Marine Corps dress blues coats. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is a one-year base contract with four one-year option periods. Location of performance is New Jersey, with an Aug. 9, 2019, performance completion date. Using customers are Marine Corps and Defense Logistics Agency. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2019 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-18-D-1079).

Cashmere and Camel Hair Institute Announces New Staff to Support Global Mission

The Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute (CCMI), the organization for the world's leading processors of luxury animal hair fiber, announces Fabio Garzena as President, the second person to hold this position in the 34 year history of the organization. Mr. Garzena first joined the Institute in 2015 as European Representative. Before that he was with Australian Wool Innovation and the Woolmark Company. Mr. Garzena will operate from Graglia, Italy.
Karl Spilhaus, who organized the Boston based Institute in 1984 and served as President until now, will continue to counsel the Institute as President Emeritus, drawing on his four decades' plus experience in the global textile industry. Concurrent with these changes, the Institute announces that David Trumbull has been named USA Representative and will manage the Institute's US affairs from an office in Boston, Massachusetts. Kenneth Shimizu, Japan Representative, will continue to manage the Institutes' activities in Asia from an office in Tokyo. About CCMI. The Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute was founded to protect the consumers, serious manufacturers and retailers from fraud on cashmere and superfine wool. CCMI also protects the good name of cashmere and other luxury animal fiber products through the encouragement of sustainable grazing practices and responsible business practices generally.

Update on China's Additional Tariffs on U.S. Goods

On June 17, 2018, China announced it would impose a tariff rate of 25% on the U.S. imports of farm and fishery products and automobiles. The list of 545 tariff lines included one textile-related commodity, cotton, not carded or combed (5201.00.00).

On July 6, China filed a case against the US’ tariffs measures under Section 301 investigation at the WTO.

On July 16, China made an additional charge to the WTO against the US for its section 301 investigation and its suggestions to levy tax on China’s products valued 200 billion exported to the US.

On August 3, 2018, China announced it would impose additional tariffs on U.S. goods. There are four lists, one for 25%, one for 20%, one of 10%, and one for 5%.

  • The 25% list includes 531 textile and apparel classifications,
  • An additional 104 textile and apparel classifications are on the 20% list,
  • The 10% list includes 89 textile and apparel classifications, and
  • Only the 5% list has no textiles or apparel.

The final measure and effective time will be announced separately.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Sorting out the Various China Tariff Lists

Today the Office of the United States Trade Representative announced that USTR had finalized the second tranche of tariffs on Chinese products in response to China’s unfair trade practices.

With some much tariff activity directed toward China, perhaps a walk through of what has been done and where we stand will be of help.

There have been three tranches, or lists, of proposed additional tariffs on China.

TRANCHE ONE

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

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. 515 items were removed from the list

On June 20, 2018, USTR posted in the Federal Register (83 FR 28710) a list of products covering 818 separate U.S. tariff lines.

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

On July 11, 2018, 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 20, 2018, USTR posted in the Federal Register (83 FR 28710) a proposal to place an additional 25% import duty on products covered by 284 tariff classifications.

On August 8, 2018 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 have not yet gone into effect.

TRANCHE THREE

On July 17 USTR posted a third list, this one with over 6,000 items. Comments are due September 6.

Scheduled Expiration of the Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program

The Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program (DR 2-for-1) was established as an amendment to the CAFTA-DR, under the Andean Trade Preference Extension Act of 2008 and became effective on December 1, 2008, for a 10-year period. The 10-year period is set to expire on December 1, 2018.

Entries of qualifying apparel under the DR 2-for-1 program may only qualify for duty-free treatment under the CAFTA-DR prior to the date of expiration. Entries on or after December 1, 2018, may no longer use allowances to qualify for duty free treatment under the DR 2-for-1 program.

5 charged in multimillion dollar counterfeiting scheme following ICE HSI investigation

Five Queens, New York, residents were August 7, 2018, pursuant to an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York’s Border Enforcement Task Force (BEST). This investigation, worked by HSI special agents and taskforce members from the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) resulted in the arrest of five individuals conspiring to traffic in more than $70 million worth of counterfeit Nike Air Jordans. Miyuki Suen, Jian Min Huang, Songhua Qu, Kin Lui Chen, and Fangrang Qu are charged with importing hundreds-of-thousands of athletic shoes from China into the United States. Once those shoes arrived, the defendants and other co-conspirators affixed counterfeit Nike-trademarked logos to those shoes in New York, and sold the now-counterfeit Air Jordans in the United States.

“These five individuals are alleged to have been a part of a large scale counterfeiting scheme, importing nearly a half million pairs of knock-off Nike sneakers,” said Angel M. Melendez, special agent in charge for HSI New York. “These counterfeiting networks can be both detrimental to our economy and threaten our national security, and HSI will continue to take every measure in investigating and dismantling these organizations.” “The five defendants in this case allegedly counterfeited over $70 million in fake Nike shoes and sold them to buyers on the U.S. market. I commend our law enforcement partners for helping to bring today’s charges, which send a clear message to would-be counterfeiters: ‘Just don’t do it,’” said Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York,

As alleged in the complaint, from at least in or about January 2016 up to and including in or about July 2018, Suen, Huang, Songhua Qu, Kin Lui Chen, and Fangrang Qu, imported at least 42 shipping containers holding an estimated more than 380,000 pairs of sneakers from China. These sneakers were manufactured to resemble Nike Air Jordans. Once these shoes arrived, Suen, Huang, Songhua Qu, Chen, and Fangrang Qu, added trademarked logos to the shoes, rendering them counterfeit. Suen, Huang, Songhua Qu, Kin Lui Chen, and Fangrang Qu then stored the counterfeit Nike Air Jordans in multiple storage units and warehouses in New York City and elsewhere.

On August 7, 2018, pursuant to court-authorized search warrants, federal law enforcement agents conducted searches of a warehouse, storage units, and a residence related to this scheme, and found thousands of counterfeit shoes, counterfeit trademarks, and machinery to finish counterfeit shoes. The estimated loss attributable to the defendants’ efforts amounts to more than $70 million.

Suen, 43, Huang, 42, and Chen, 53, of New York, New York and Songhua Qu, 54, and Fangrang Qu, 31, of Hicksville, New York, are each charged with one count of conspiring to traffic in counterfeit goods, and one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods. Each defendant faces a maximum potential sentence of 20 years in prison.

The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendants will be determined by the judge. This case is being handled by the SDNY’s General Crimes Unit. The charges contained in the Complaint are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             APRON DISPOSABLE
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Signature Reducing Technology
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             SERVICE RIBBON,AWARD
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Title:             DECORATION SET,INDI
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Ballistic Body Armor (Vests)
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Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Clothing and Equipment
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Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Tent Rental
Sol. #:            W912LMQ7003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             MEDAL SET,SERVICE
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             CLIMBER'S EQUIPMENT
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             T-11 Personnel Parachute System
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             SERE Wool Garments
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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Barbed Wire Gloves
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             First Responder IDIQ Uniforms
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             FLAG,NATIONAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1793
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SECURITY GUARD UNIFORMS & APPAREL
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Agency:            Department of the Interior
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Title:             Plastic quick release holster for Frag Grenade/Flash Bang Grenade 
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             PURCHASE OF SAFETY SHOES - DDSP
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Glove, Welder's
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:              Army USAACE Approved touchscreen capable glove
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Electrical Workers Coat (8415-01-563-4014)
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1842
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Install Rubber Matting for Osan AB, Korea
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             COVER,SERVING SIDE
Sol. #:            SPE8ED18T1494
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             FIREMAN HOOD
Sol. #:            SPE8E918T3685
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Safety Boots
Sol. #:            W912JA-18-R-0017
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             GLOVES, GENERAL PURPOSE
Sol. #:            SPMYM218Q3721
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             HDT Base-X Shelter and Components
Sol. #:            W9124XFY1811186264
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Central Issue Facility Restock
Sol. #:            W912PQ-18-Q-0042
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Assault Pack and Carriers
Sol. #:            F2MTRP8198AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Sanitizing and cleaning System
Sol. #:            BUCHDESFDG0002
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             JUMP PACK,MISSILE
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0316
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Wearable Technology 
Sol. #:            FA3016-18-U-0281
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Request for Quotation (RFQ) GSA-SPB-18-Q-00013 - SELF-HELP TARPS
Sol. #:            GSA-SPB-18-Q-00013
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Briggs and Riley Luggage U125CXSP-4
Sol. #:            F1D1018172AW03Luggage
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Supplies: Removable Shelter Set aside for SDVOSB   
Sol. #:            36C24818Q9587
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Men and Women Clothing and Shoes
Sol. #:            N0018918Q0450
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:             BALLISTIC BODY ARMOR (VESTS)    
Sol. #:            36C25018Q9506
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Moisture Management Technologies
Sol. #:            W911QY-moisturemanagementtechnologies
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:             MDCLA_Clothing Trust Fund
Sol. #:            TC150042
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             25th ID Tents 
Sol. #:            W912CN-18-R-0019 
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             HOOD
Sol. #:            SPMYM218Q3707
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Request for Quotation (RFQ) GSA-SPB-18-Q-00013 - SELF-HELP TARPS
Sol. #:            GSA-SPB-18-Q-00013
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Cold Weather Gear
Sol. #:            FA4528-18-Q-DP13
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Backpacks - Promotional
Sol. #:            W9127Q-18-R-0025
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             SOFFE PPI Shorts
Sol. #:            FtKnoxSORBPB0002
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tent Rental
Sol. #:            W912LMQ7003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Vietnam War Commemoration Lapel Pins
Sol. #:            HQ0034-18-R-0217
Agency:            Other Defense Agencies
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Title:             Curtains 598A8080144/598-18-3-8307-0261/VA256-18-AP-1190   
Sol. #:            36C25618Q9743
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Branded Clothing
Sol. #:            BrandedClothing07092018JLR
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Employee Uniforms    
Sol. #:            36C25218Q9755
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             SKIRT,WOMAN'S
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0318
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN Command Hats
Sol. #:            N0018918Q0362
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Command Ball Caps
Sol. #:            N50054-18-R-0026
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             BPA FOR FLIGHT HELMET PARTS
Sol. #:            140L0218Q0033
Agency:            Department of the Interior
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Title:             USSOUTHCOM Global Peace Operations Initiative Peru - Campaign Tents
Sol. #:            W91QEX-18-Q-0044
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Four man, four season freestanding self-supporting tent
Sol. #:            10th-GRP_WWD002
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BLAST ENCLOSURE CONTAINMENT ROOM KIT
Sol. #:            SPMYM2-18-Q-3690
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SHAPE,DAY,MARITIME
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1825
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Protective Equipment
Sol. #:            N00421-18-Q-0645
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Cold Weather Gear
Sol. #:            FA4528-18-Q-DP13
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             A2CU Coats and Trousers
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-R-0124
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Modular Handgun Holster (MHH)
Sol. #:            w911qy-17-r-0046
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:             HDT Expeditionary Tent
Sol. #:            0075HHCtents
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Commercial Item, Fabric, Unfinished Greige, 70 Poly/30 Cotton
Sol. #:            CT2247-18
Agency:            Department of Justice
Office:            Federal Prison Industries/UNICOR
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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.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Textiles on Agenda as The United States and Colombia Meet to Review Implementation of the United States - Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

On Thursday, August 2, 2018, officials from the United States and Colombia held the second meeting of the United States – Colombia Free Trade Commission. The Commission is responsible for overseeing implementation and further elaboration of the United States – Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.

At this second FTC meeting, the officials reviewed the trade and economic impact of the Agreement on both countries since the previous Commission meeting held in November 2012, in Washington, D.C. Both sides noted that the bilateral trade relationship has continued to strengthen during the six years the Agreement has been in force, that both sides have worked together constructively to resolve issues when they arise, and that implementation is proceeding well and smoothly.

A discussion of bilateral issues of concern included Intellectual Property, digital trade and telecommunications, services, agriculture-related issues, textile and apparel concerns, truck scrappage, and how better use can be made of the CTPA by certain sectors.

In the case of textiles and apparel, the Agreement, has, in eyes of many, not delivered its full potential. Attempts have been made to address this, and in December, 2015, Agathon Associates' David Trumbull was a panelist at the ProColombia U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Sourcing Seminar in Bogata, Colombia.

The two governments reviewed the important ongoing engagement on labor issues, an area in which the Colombian government has made progress addressing the issues identified in the 2017 Public Report of Review of U.S. Submission 2016-02 (Colombia). Officials noted that work remains and that both sides will continue to work together on the pending issues identified in the 2017 Report.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

MTB Update

On July 26, 2018, the US Senate unanimously passed the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 (MTB; H.R. 4318) with amendments. The MTB provides duty suspensions and reductions that will remain in place until December 31, 2020. The MTB must now go back to the US House of Representatives, which had passed a similar, but not identical, version of the MTB on Jan. 16, 2018 by a vote of 402-0. 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.

No product added to the House MTB at the request of Agathon Associates' clients are among those removed or modified in the Senate bill.

If passed by the House and signed by the President, it will take effect in 30 days.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Extension of Public Comment Period Concerning Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

In a notice published on July 17, 2018 (83 FR 33608), the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) proposed a modification of the action taken in this investigation in the form of an additional 10 percent ad valorem duty on products of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion. The July 17th notice sought public comment and provided notice of a public hearing regarding this proposed modification of the action in the investigation. On August 1, 2018, the Trade Representative announced that the President had directed the Trade Representative to consider raising the level of the additional duty in the proposed supplemental action from 10 percent to 25 percent. In light of this possible increase in the rate of additional duty, the Trade Representative is extending certain comment periods set out in the July 17th notice.

August 13, 2018: The due date for filing requests to appear and a summary of expected testimony at the public hearing and for filing pre-hearing submissions is extended from July 27 to August 13, 2018.

September 6, 2018: The due date for submission of written comments is extended from August 17 to September 6, 2018.

August 20-23, 2018: The scheduled start date of the Section 301 hearing (August 20) has not changed. The Section 301 Committee may extend the length of the hearing depending on the number of additional interested persons who request to appear. The Section 301 Committee will convene the public hearing in the main hearing room of the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW Washington DC 20436 beginning at 9:30 am on August 20, 2018.

September 6, 2018: The due date for submission of post-hearing rebuttal comments is extended from August 30 to September 6, 2018.

USITC Reports on DR 2-for-1 Program

On October 16, 2008, H.R. 7222, the Andean Trade Preference Extension Act of 2008, Became Public Law No: 110-436. Sec. 2 of the Act created the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement ("CAFTA-DR") Earned Import Program–a 2-for-1 matching program for trousers assembled in the Dominican Republic. Under this program the D.R. may ship, duty-free, one square meter equivalent of trousers of third-country fabric for every two sme of trousers of U.S.-made fabric.

On August 3, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("USITC") published Investigation No. 332-503 USITC Publication 4809 Earned Import Allowance Program: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Program for Certain Apparel from the Dominican Republic.

The EIAP allows apparel manufacturers in the Dominican Republic who use U.S. fabric to produce certain apparel to earn a credit that can be used to ship eligible apparel made with non-U.S.-produced fabric into the United States duty free. The Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, as amended, requires the USITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, to evaluate annually the effectiveness of the EIAP program and make recommendations for improvements.

The USITC's ninth annual review was submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means and the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on August 3, 2018.  Highlights of the report follow.

  • Of the 13 registered firms, only 4 firms are currently using the program – one less than was reported in the last three annual reviews.
  • In 2017, U.S. imports of woven cotton bottoms from the Dominican Republic fell 57 percent by value (from $3.5 million in 2016 to $1.5 million) and 80 percent by quantity (from 745,000 SMEs in 2016 to 154,000 SMEs). U.S. government sources and a former user of the program in the Dominican Republic attributed the decline in U.S. imports under the EIAP to increased imports from Haiti and increased competition from other Western Hemisphere suppliers. Haiti offers lower labor costs and trade preferences under the HOPE/HELP programs, which provide more sourcing flexibility and coverage for a wider range of products than the EIAP, as well as a tariff preference level (TPL) for woven apparel from Haiti that allows the use of third-country fabric up to a specified level.  Also, the decline in U.S. imports under the EIAP likely reflects a significant decline in woven trouser manufacturing capacity in the Dominican Republic, along with a simultaneous shift by U.S. importers to Asian suppliers during the life of the program. Finally, uncertainty surrounding the program's renewal after its expiration on December 1, 2018, may also explain why U.S. imports of woven cotton bottoms under the program reached their lowest level in 2017.
  • The recommendations offered during the ninth annual review of the EIAP were virtually the same as those received by the Commission during the previous eighth annual reviews:  1) lowering the 2-for-1 ratio of U.S. to foreign fabric to a 1-for-1 ratio; 2) expanding the program coverage to enable other types of fabrics and apparel items to be included in the EIAP; and 3) changing the requirement that dyeing and finishing of eligible fabrics occur in the United States. 

Customs Modernized Drawback

On August 2, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection published in the Federal Register (83 FR 37886) Modernized Drawback

SUMMARY: This document proposes to amend U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to implement changes to the drawback regulations as directed by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA). These proposed regulations establish a new process for drawback pursuant to TFTEA which liberalizes the merchandise substitution standard, simplifies recordkeeping requirements, extends and standardizes timelines for filing drawback claims, and requires the electronic filing of drawback claims. TFTEA allows a transition period wherein drawback claimants will have the choice between filing claims under the existing process detailed in the current regulations or filing claims under the proposed new process. This document explains how filings during the transition period will work, discusses the interim policy guidance procedures for filing claims prior to these regulations becoming final, and proposes to make TFTEA-related changes, dealing with bonds, regarding joint and several liability for the importer of the goods and the drawback claimant, and technical corrections and conforming changes to CBP regulations. This document also proposes to clarify the prohibition on the filing of a substitution drawback claim for internal revenue excise tax paid on imported merchandise in situations where no excise tax was paid upon the substituted merchandise; or the substituted merchandise is the subject of a different claim for refund or drawback of tax under any provision of the Internal Revenue Code. CBP is proposing these amendments regarding excise taxes to protect the revenue by clarifying the relationship between drawback claims and Federal excise tax liability. Further, CBP proposes to add a basic importation and entry bond condition to foster compliance.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

US Zipper Company Supplying to Military Not in Compliance with Berry Amendment, Loses Contract.

Thanks for Steve Warner at the BeaverLake6 Report for alerting us that Dunlap Industries, a 100-employee manufacturer of zippers located in Dunlap, Tenn., USA, has lost its US military contract because another zipper manufacturer successfully filed a complaint that Dunlap was not making all of its zipper parts used in uniforms in the US as required by the Berry Amendment. Read the original article HERE.

Rwanda's AGOA Apparel Benefit Suspended Due to Used Clothing Ban

The President, on July 30, 2018, issued a proclamation suspending the application of duty-free treatment for all AGOA-eligible goods in the apparel sector from Rwanda.

An AGOA issue relating to new barriers to United States trade and investment first arose in 2015 when the East African Community (EAC) established a plan to ban imports of used clothing and footwear. The USTR’s engagement on this issue intensified in 2016 when the EAC announced it would phase in the ban by 2019. Thereafter, three EAC AGOA beneficiaries—Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda—worked with the United States and took actions to revise their policies. As a result, they continue to receive full benefits under AGOA. Unfortunately, Rwanda has insisted on keeping in place a policy that has raised tariffs on imports of used apparel and footwear by more than one thousand percent, effectively banning imports of these products.

Federal Business Opportunities through August 1, 2018

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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Wrap Restraint System Sole Source Justification
Sol. #:            192118IAOWRAPS122
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             COVER,SERVING SIDE
Sol. #:            SPE8ED18Q0573
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:             EFB Pilot Gloves
Sol. #:            FA3099-18-Q-0039
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Intense Cold Weather Boot - M67854-18-P-1387
Sol. #:            M67854-18-P-1387
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Blauer B. Dry Parka item 9860 with Superloft Liner item 4690 or equal product. 
Sol. #:            DESPS1824
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             SPMYM2-18-Q-3428
Sol. #:            SPMYM2-18-Q-3428
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             MEDAL SET,SERVICE
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0309
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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