Thursday, December 13, 2018

Women’s Scarves Recalled by Raj Imports Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

Description: This recall involves 100% silk Raj Imports scarves. The scarves are purple with an allover butterfly and bow pattern. The scarves measure about 71 inches long by 20 inches wide. “Raj RN NO 115832 Made in India 100% Silk ONE SIZE” is printed on a brown side seam label.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled scarves and contact Raj Trading and Imports for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries: None Reported

Sold At: Online at www.rajimports.net and www.zulily.com from February 2008 through August 2018 for about $15.

Importer(s): Raj Trading & Imports (USA), Inc., dba as Raj Imports, of Calif.

Manufactured In: India

Recall number: 19-049

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Textiles, Apparel, & Sporting Goods Virtual Fair

The U.S. Commercial Service is offering a unique opportunity for U.S. companies in the Textiles, Apparel, and Sporting goods Industry to promote their products and services to potential buyers and business partners overseas via online promotion on their website.

Army Ballistic Armor Contract Awarded

The Protective Group, A Point Blank Co., Miami Lakes, Florida, was awarded an $11,924,240 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of enhanced ballistic armor protection system kits. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 10, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-19-D-0013).

Federal Business Opportunities through December 12, 2018

Recently posted federal business opportunities

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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:             MID-CUT BALLISTIC HELMETS
Sol. #:            FA7014-19-F1DT858295AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Bootlist
Sol. #:            s8number2
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BAG,AMMUNITION
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0025
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Coat, All-Weather, Men's & Women's, Poly/Ctn, Blue Shade 3376, Removable Liner, Water Repellent
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0023
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TEMPER TYPE XLVIII-STA
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0605
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             CLOTH,PLAIN WEAVE
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0365
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SUREFIRE X300 ULTRA WEAPON LIGHT Mfr Part No.:  X300U-A 
Sol. #:            POLKDESPOLICELJP002A
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Fixed Qty. ESAPI Size Medium
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0022
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Rifleman Set w/TAP and Components
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0021
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             GEN III Layer 7 Parka
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0026
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SHOULDER S
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0575
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             BADGE CLASP
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0591
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             INSIGNIA,GRADE,ENLI
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0584
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SHOULDER S
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0578
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             BADGE CLASP
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0588
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             DECORATION SET,INDI
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0565
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SHOULDER S
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0567
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             MENS JACKET
Sol. #:            SPMYM219Q0442
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             INL/Mexico Tactical Equipment
Sol. #:            191NLE19Q0004
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             Cadet Issued Sword Belt & Frog
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0041
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.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Duffle Bag Contract Awarded

Aurora Industries LLC, Camuy, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $36,835,535 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for duffle bags. This is a two-year contract with no option periods. This was a competitive 8(A) set-aside acquisition with three responses received. Location of performance is Puerto Rico, with a Dec. 6, 2020, performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2021 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1117).

Friday, December 7, 2018

Expiration of the Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program (DR 2-for-1)

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 expired 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.

Army T-Shirt Contract Awarded

Heart and Core LLC, Minnetonka, Minnesota, has been awarded a maximum $7,920,000 modification (P00011) exercising the second one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-17-D-1018) with four one-year option periods for moisture wicking T-shirts. This is an indefinite-delivery contract. Locations of performance are California and Minnesota, with a Dec. 15, 2019, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

NCTO Endorses USMCA; Pledges to Lobby Congress to Adopt the Agreement

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) board of directors has voted to endorse the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The United States, Canada and Mexico signed the USMCA on November 30.

"On behalf of the U.S. textile industry, thank you to President Trump, Ambassador Lighthizer and the entire U.S. negotiating team for your hard work in getting USMCA done," said NCTO Chairman Marty Moran, CEO of Jefferson, GA-based Buhler Quality Yarns Corp.

"The new deal is better than NAFTA for the U.S. textile industry in many aspects and NCTO is pleased to endorse it," Moran added.

"NCTO was in continuous communication with U.S. negotiators during USMCA talks, urging them to preserve and enhance the North American textile supply chain, and the deal reflects many of NCTO's priorities," Moran finished as he noted U.S. textile-related exports to Canada and Mexico totaled a combined $11.8 billion in 2017.

"NCTO will begin educating Congress immediately on how USMCA is an improvement over NAFTA and assuming any implementing legislation is restricted to the terms of the agreement as negotiated, we will press for its passage in early 2019," said NCTO President & CEO Auggie Tantillo

USMCA improvements over NAFTA include:

  • A standalone chapter for textile and apparel; NAFTA does not have a separate chapter covering textile and apparel rules of origin
  • Stronger rules of origin for sewing thread, pocketing, narrow elastics and certain coated fabrics
  • Fixing the Kissell Amendment loophole
  • Stronger rules for customs enforcement

Meijer Recalls Children’s Hooded Jackets Due to Choking Hazard

This recall involves Falls Creek Kids branded children’s zip up hoodies sold in five color styles in sizes 12M,18M, 24M, 2T,3T 4T and 5T. “Falls Creek Kids” and “Made in China” are printed on the inner collar. The tracking number is printed on a sewn-in label on the inner side seam.

 

Product

Sizes

Tracking Number

Color/Style

Falls Creek Kids zip up hoodies

12M, 18M, 24M, 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T

“MAY 2018 17677,”

“MAY 2018 17506,” or “AUGUST 2018 17932”
 

navy with white and orange striped sleeves

teal with white and navy striped sleeves

gray with a football play graphic

olive green with a bear graphic

gray girl’s hoodie with ruffled trim

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled hoodies away from children, stop using them and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries: Meijer has received one report of the zipper slider body and pull detaching from a hoodie. No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At: Meijer stores nationwide from June 2018 through October 2018 for about $14.

Importer(s): Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Distributor(s):

Manufactured In: China. Recall number: 19-044.

Pantone Color of the Year Living Coral

An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.

Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.

In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.

Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Federal Business Opportunities through December 5, 2018

Recently posted federal business opportunities

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Title:             Safety Shoes Mobile Truck
Sol. #:            N00174-19-Q-0012
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Firefighter Flash Hood
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-X007
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             COVERALLS, XL
Sol. #:            SPMYM2-19-Q-0464
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Viking Quick Donning Anti-Exposure Suits
Sol. #:            F9S2M18317AW01
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Chemical Gloves
Sol. #:            N0025319Q0010
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             FLAG,INDIVIDUAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0150
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             VESTS Yellow Mesh -Numbered 1-500
Sol. #:            PolkDPTMBAC00038
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SHOULDER S
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0390
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             MID-CUT BALLISTIC HELMETS
Sol. #:            FA7014-19-F1DT858295AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             GLOVES
Sol. #:            SPMYM219Q0485
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Military Uniforms
Sol. #:            BENNING5THRTBNWM0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Court Shoes
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0016
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:             Floor, Temper, 8' Insulated & Vestibule Insulated
Sol. #:            8340011863025
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Concealable Cool Vest
Sol. #:            RFQ-0012959
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Coat, All-Weather, Men's & Women's, Poly/Ctn, Blue Shade 3376, Removable Liner, Water Repellent
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0023
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0529
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Army/Air Force Cold Weather System
Sol. #:            W911YU-19-T-2001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Small Shelters
Sol. #:            FA5000-19-Q-0011
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Combat Boots
Sol. #:            F9D3LR8324AW01
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tents and Clam Shells
Sol. #:            W91QVP-19-Q-6500
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tactical Gear/Forensic Equipment/Medical Supplies
Sol. #:            N6328519RFI02
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             FLAG,SIGNAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0517
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             BOOTS,HOT WEATHER,J
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             MIL-DTL-MC015, Drawers, Flame Resistant, Midweight, Cold Weather
Sol. #:            M67854-19-I-0504
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             MIL-DTL-MC014, Pullover Shirt, Flame Resistant, Midweight, Cold Weather
Sol. #:            M67854-19-I-0503
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Civilan Service Commendation Medal
Sol. #:            70Z04019Q61080Y00
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             LiquidSky Tandem Student Suit
Sol. #:            BRAGGUSAPTSJG0020
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Intent To Sole Source- Ceiling Increase
Sol. #:            M6785419D1509
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             SHELL,SUBASSEMBLY,FLYE
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0472
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             UH-60L Blackhawk Seat Covers
Sol. #:            FA520919QDB01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Name Tapes
Sol. #:            W912K6-19-Q-5001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             RIBBON ATTACHMENT,A
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0457
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             DECORATION SET,INDI
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0455
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             RIBBON ATTACHMENT,ATTA
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0454
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Name Tapes
Sol. #:            W912K6-19-Q-5001
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Misc Clothing and Personal Items
Sol. #:            W912K6-19-Q-5000
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             LAMINATED CLOTH
Sol. #:            SPMYM219Q0528
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             INSIGNIA,GRADE,ENLI
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0336
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Wildland Fire Boots
Sol. #:            11302018
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Military Uniforms
Sol. #:            BENNING5THRTBNWM0005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tactical Gear/Forensic Equipment/Medical Supplies
Sol. #:            N6328519RFI02
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Interface carpet tiles
Sol. #:            2031ZA19Q00053
Agency:            Department of the Treasury
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Title:             MID-CUT BALLISTIC HELMETS
Sol. #:            FA7014-19-F1DT858295AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Black Wind Breaker
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0027
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Lightweight Plate Solicitation Package
Sol. #:            M67854-19-R-1500
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Army Liners Fabric Pre-Cuts for Trunk APFU Program
Sol. #:            CT2252A-18
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             OPTION - Garment Bags
Sol. #:            W911SD19R0028
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             MID-CUT BALLISTIC HELMETS
Sol. #:            FA7014-19-F1DT858295AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Women's White Over Blouse
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0015
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Paraclete Omega ICW Plate or Equivalent
Sol. #:            W911N2-19-Q-0003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Safety Goggles and Eyewear
Sol. #:            EP2922-18
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             15B12119PUE450001 - PROTECTIVE BOOT WEAR
Sol. #:            15B12119PUE450001
Agency:            Department of Justice
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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.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

CBP New York/Newark seizes nearly $1.7 Million in Counterfeit Nike Sneakers

They're known as sneakers, but 9,024 pairs of counterfeit Nike sneakers could not sneak past alert U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of New York/Newark recently.

If authentic, the sneakers would have a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,695,600.

CBP officers inspected the shipment in late September after it arrived from Dongguan City, China. Officers then submitted digital images of the sneakers to CBP's Apparel Footwear and Textiles Center for Excellence and Expertise, the agency's trade experts. CBP's CEE specialists worked with the trademark holders and determined the sneakers to be counterfeit.

CBP completed the seizure Thursday. The sneakers were destined to an address in Chino, California. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations agents in Newark, N.J. continue to investigate.

The manufacture of counterfeit goods robs legitimate businesses of revenue, robs American workers of jobs, and poses health and safety threats to U.S. consumers. Oftentimes, the proceeds from counterfeit merchandise sales supports other nefarious and illicit businesses.

On a typical day in 2017, CBP officers seized $3.3 million worth of products with IPR violations.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the number of IPR seizures increased 8 percent to 34,143 from 31,560 in FY 2016. The total estimated MSRP of the seized goods, had they been genuine, decreased to $1.2 billion from $1.38 billion in FY 2016. Read more 2017 IPR Enforcement Statistics.

As a result of CBP enforcement efforts, ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents arrested 457 individuals, obtained 288 indictments, and received 242 convictions related to intellectual property crimes in 2017.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Government to Close December 5 in Honor of President George H.W. Bush

EXECUTIVE ORDER 13852 PROVIDING FOR THE CLOSING OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON DECEMBER 5, 2018

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed on December 5, 2018, as a mark of respect for George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States.

Sec. 2. The heads of executive departments and agencies may determine that certain offices and installations of their organizations, or parts thereof, must remain open and that certain employees must report for duty on December 5, 2018, for reasons of national security, defense, or other public need.

USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India

November 30, 2018
News Release 11-140
Inv. No. 701-TA-612-613 and 731-TA-1429-1430 (Preliminary)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations Concerning Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson, Meredith M. Broadbent, Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, and Jason E. Kearns voted in the affirmative. 

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue with its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning imports of this product from China and India, with its preliminary countervailing duty determinations due on or about January 11, 2019, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about March 27, 2019.

The Commission’s public report Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-612-613 and 731-TA-1429-1430 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4858, December 2018) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after December 31, 2018; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:  http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-612-613 and 731-TA-1429-1430 (Preliminary)

Product Description:  Polyester textured yarn is synthetic multifilament yarn that is manufactured from polyester (polyethylene terephthalate). It is produced through a texturing process, which imparts special properties to the filaments of the yarn, including stretch, bulk, strength, moisture absorption, insulation, and the appearance of a natural fiber.

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Preliminary phase antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations.
2.   Petitioners:  Unifi Manufacturing, Inc., Greensboro, North Carolina; Nan Ya Plastics Corp. America, Lake City, South Carolina.
3.   USITC Institution Date:  Friday, October 18, 2018.
4.   USITC Conference Date:  Friday, November 8, 2018.
5.   USITC Vote Date:  Friday, November 30, 2018.
6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Monday, December 3, 2018.

U.S. Industry in 2017:

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  9.
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  North Carolina and South Carolina.
3.   Production and related workers:  1,043.
4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  $271.5 million.
5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  $404.0 million.
6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  15.5 percent.

U.S. Imports in 2017:

1.   Subject imports:  $62.7 million.
2.   Nonsubject imports:  $69.8 million.
3.   Leading import sources:  China, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia.

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AATCC Foundation Programs Support Textile Student Research and Education

AATCC Foundation Programs Support Textile Student Research and Education

AATCC Foundation, Inc.
found_imgEstablished in 1997, AATCC Foundation, Inc. operates to further the charitable mission of the Association, promoting the science and knowledge of textile design, coloration, materials, processing, and testing through research and education. AATCC Foundation, Inc. seeks ways to develop and promote quality standards throughout the world

 

AATCC Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Available!

AATCC Foundation, Inc. announces scholarships and fellowships available for the 2019-2020 academic year. Currently, 15 undergraduate scholarships and 3 graduate fellowships are available.

Applications for the Charles E. Gavin III Family Scholarship at Auburn University are due FEBRUARY 1.

Applications for the following scholarships are due by
FEBRUARY 15:
– Charles H. Stone Scholarship,
– V
arley Family Textile Technology Scholarship
– Charles E. Gavin, III Family Scholarship at Georgia Tech

All other scholarships are due by MARCH 31, 2019.

Guidelines and an application form are available on the Foundation Grants and Scholarship webpage.

Questions? Contact Debra Hibbard

Varley Family Textile Technology Scholarship

The AATCC Foundation’s Varley Family Textile Technology Scholarship is a $7,500 per year scholarship that supports students pursuing a career or performing coursework in textile engineering, textile chemistry, textile science or a related discipline. Recipients are eligible to receive one half of the award for the fall semester, and one half for the spring semester.

Scholarship Eligibility

An undergraduate college student enrolled (with intended career goals) in the field(s) of textile engineering, textile chemistry, textile science, or a related discipline, at either the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) or Cornell University College of Human Ecology is eligible for this scholarship.

Selection Criteria

Selections will be based on the following criteria:

  • Enrollment at FIT or Cornell in one of the required disciplines
  • SAT/ ACT scores or college/university GPA
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in high school, college, and/or the community
  • Financial need
  • Work experience

Application

Those who satisfy the above criteria are invited to submit a completed Scholarship Application Form

Applications are considered complete if they include the following:

  • Application
  • Resume or letter of work experience (including internships)
  • Personal statement of 500 words or less, freely expressing interest in textile or related field, academic and professional aspirations, financial need and expectations, with particular emphasis on intended career following graduation
  • Letter of support from teacher or faculty
  • Copy of college transcripts

    Submission

    Applications are due to AATCC by FEBRUARY 15. Applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee’s decision by May 30.

NEWS *** UPDATE ON CHINA TARIFFS

The President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and President Xi Jinping of China, have just concluded what both have said was a “highly successful meeting” between themselves and their most senior representatives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Very importantly, President Xi, in a wonderful humanitarian gesture, has agreed to designate Fentanyl as a Controlled Substance, meaning that people selling Fentanyl to the United States will be subject to China’s maximum penalty under the law.

On Trade, President Trump has agreed that on January 1, 2019, he will leave the tariffs on $200 billion worth of product at the 10% rate, and not raise it to 25% at this time. China will agree to purchase a not yet agreed upon, but very substantial, amount of agricultural, energy, industrial, and other product from the United States to reduce the trade imbalance between our two countries. China has agreed to start purchasing agricultural product from our farmers immediately.

President Trump and President Xi have agreed to immediately begin negotiations on structural changes with respect to forced technology transfer, intellectual property protection, non-tariff barriers, cyber intrusions and cyber theft, services and agriculture. Both parties agree that they will endeavor to have this transaction completed within the next 90 days. If at the end of this period of time, the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the 10% tariffs will be raised to 25%.

It was also agreed that great progress has been made with respect to North Korea and that President Trump, together with President Xi, will strive, along with Chairman Kim Jong Un, to see a nuclear free Korean Peninsula. President Trump expressed his friendship and respect for Chairman Kim.

President Xi also stated that he is open to approving the previously unapproved Qualcomm-NXP deal should it again be presented to him.

President Trump stated: “This was an amazing and productive meeting with unlimited possibilities for both the United States and China. It is my great honor to be working with President Xi.”

DoD Footwear Contract Awarded

The Original Footwear Co., Arecibo, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $9,186,840 modification (P00014), exercising the third one-year option period of a four-year base contract (SPE1C1-16-D-1026), with three one-year option periods for men’s poromeric shoes. This is firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/definite-quantity contract. Locations of performance are Puerto Rico and Michigan, with a Nov. 30, 2019, performance completion date. Using customers are Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Type of appropriation fiscal 2019 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.