Friday, October 11, 2019

Air Force Boot Contract Awarded

Belleville Shoe Co., Belleville, Illinois, has been awarded a maximum $12,524,036 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Air Force temperate weather, Coyote boots. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is a one-year base contract with three one-year option periods. Location of performance is Illinois, with an Oct. 10, 2020, performance completion date. Using customer is Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting agency is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-20-D-1208).

Carbon Fiber FTZ Approved for Export Only

On June 24, 2019, the Foreign-Trade Zone Board published in the Federal Register (84 FR 29496) Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Teijin Carbon Fibers, Inc. (Polyacrylonitrile-Based Carbon Fiber); Greenwood, South Carolina

Production under FTZ procedures will exempt TCF from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status materials/components noted below, TCF wanted to able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to carbon fiber (duty free).

On October 11, 2019, the Foreign-Trade Zone Board published in the Federal Register (84 FR 54837) Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 38— Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Authorization of Limited Production Activity; Teijin Carbon Fibers, Inc. (Polyacrylonitrile-Based Carbon Fiber); Greenwood, South Carolina.

The Board authorized the production activity described in the notification on a limited basis, subject to a restriction requiring that all foreign status polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fiber admitted for production activity must bere-exported (entry for U.S. consumption was not authorized).

This is consistent with earlier FTZ filings relating to carbon fiber approved for export only.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Monday is Columbus Day in the U.S.

Monday, October 14th, is Columbus Day, a federal holiday in the United States. National, State, and local government offices will be closed. Observance of the holiday by the private sector varies from region to region.

Columbus and the Last Hope of Mankind

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

In Boston we are surrounded by familiar sights -- Old North Church, the Old State House, Old South Meeting House, and the other stops on the Freedom Trail -- that remind us of Boston's unique Revolutionary War history. At 243 years distance from 1775, we are nearly two-and-a–half centuries removed from the beginning of the American War of Independence. In like manner, 1775 was a bit more than two-and-a-half centuries (283 years to be precise) removed from Columbus' discovery of the New World. Independence and the Revolutionary War mark not the beginning, but the halfway point in the history of European civilization in America.

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

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

USITC report U.S. SME Exports: Trade-related Barriers Affecting Exports of U.S. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to the United Kingdom

On October 4, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission released Inv. No. 332-569, Publication 4953, U.S. SME Exports: Trade-related Barriers Affecting Exports of U.S. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to the United Kingdom

The report focuses on barriers identified by SMEs that hinder their ability to export to the UK. The USITC collected primary qualitative information and data to analyze both tariff and nontariff measures that may affect U.S. SME exports to the UK.  The report includes suggestions from SMEs and relevant literature for actions that would help address some of the identified barriers and enhance the participation of U.S. SMEs in U.S.-UK trade.

Main Findings:

  • SMEs believe they are particularly affected by a number of specific crosscutting trade-related barriers imposed by a European Union (EU) or UK government law or policy; these include tariffs and taxes, customs procedures, intellectual property measures, and temporary entry provisions.  Further, SMEs noted various market-related barriers that they perceive as affecting their ability to export to the UK market, including logistical and finance-related issues, and difficulties in entering or participating in the UK market.

  • Standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures are most often cited by SMEs as limiting their exports to the UK.  The most frequently cited SME concern is that the UK often does not recognize the standards set by U.S. standards bodies, which forces many U.S. firms to seek dual U.S. and UK certifications before they can export their products.

  • SMEs producing manufactured goods reportedly face numerous regulatory measures related to standards and regulations, which include labeling, licensing, and certification.  U.S. agrifood SMEs also identified a variety of nontariff barriers that they face in the UK with respect to labeling requirements, sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements, geographical indications and wine names, packaging rules, food safety requirements, and certifications.

  • There are limited trade-related barriers for U.S. service exports to the UK.  However, the largest hardships U.S. SMEs engaged in the professional services industry say they face are temporary entry provisions, and licensing and credential issues. SMEs that export computer services reportedly encounter issues related to data protection and privacy laws, cybersecurity, and customs requirements.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Air Force on schedule with new uniform issue timeline

Trainees entering into Basic Military Training, or BMT, at the 37th Training Wing this week are the first group to be issued the new Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, uniforms.

After taking Airmen feedback into consideration, the uniform board members said they chose the OCP for the improved fit and comfort and so that they will blend in with their soldier counterparts’ uniforms in the joint environments, according to Cooper.

When Air Force officials announced last year they are adopting the Army OCP as the official utility uniform, they developed a three-year roll-out timeline across the force for the entire change over. This week puts them on target for issuing to the newest members.

“Each trainee is issued four sets of uniforms with their initial issue,” said Bernadette Cline, clothing issue supervisor. “Trainees who are here in ABUs (Airmen Battle Uniforms) will continue to wear them throughout their time here, and will be replaced when they get their clothing allowance.”

The 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Initial Issue Clothing outfits nearly 33,000 BMT trainees every year and maintains more than 330,000 clothing line items.

“We partner with Defense Logistics Agency, who provides the clothing items upfront to be issued,” said Donald Cooper, Air Force initial clothing issue chief. “Then we warehouse and issue to the individuals’ size-specific clothing.”

The OCP was chosen because its form will allow airmen to do their jobs easier, it fits in alongside soldiers in the field and functions well in the joint environment.

“Right now, if someone deploys, they’ll get it issued,” Cline said, “Now that everyone is converting over to this uniform, they [the trainees] already have the uniform to work and deploy in.”

Following the timeline, the OCP should now be available online for purchase as well.

The next mandatory change listed on the timeline, to take place by June 1, 2020, will be the Airmen’s boots, socks, T-shirts, U.S. Flag and officer ranks to the spice brown or tan color.

Switching from two different types of utility uniforms to just one, multifunction uniform could also simplify life for the airmen.

“I think the biggest value is going to be the thought that they aren’t required to have two uniforms anymore once they convert to a uniform that is for deployment and day-to-day work,’” Cooper said.

For more information on uniform guidance, visit https://www.afpc.af.mil/Career-Management/Dress-and-Appearance/.

IKEA Recalls Infant Bibs Due to Choking Hazard

Description: This recall involves the MATVR├ů bibs for infants sold in a two pack with one blue and one red bib with a snap at the back of the neck. The blue bib has a green seam along the outside with white polka dots. The red bib has a yellow seam along the outside with red polka dots. MATVRA, IKEA and the IKEA logo are printed on a white tag on the back of the bib.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bibs and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm received two reports of the snaps on the bibs detaching. Neither incident occurred in the United States. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 2019 through September 2019 for about $2.

Importer(s): IKEA Supply AG, of Switzerland

Distributor(s): IKEA Supply AG, of Switzerland

Manufactured In: Vietnam

Recall number: 20-008

MORE INFO AND PHOTOS.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Army recruits receive American-made athletic footwear at basic training for first time

A new fiscal new marked the initial issue of American-made athletic footwear to new Army recruits at Ft. Benning, Georgia Oct. 1, thanks to Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

Approximately 134 recruits received the shoes, along with other uniform items part of the organizational clothing and individual equipment kit. Recruits at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri also received athletic footwear this week, with recruits at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma to receive the new shoes starting Oct. 7.

During the issuance process recruits are fitted for size, and provided items are scanned with radio-frequency identification technology. This system allows DLA Troop Support’s Clothing and Textiles supply chain to receive accurate inventory information directly from the recruit center’s issue line, customer relationship management supervisor Monique Williams explained.

C&T will outfit nearly 19,000 new soldiers at all four RTCs with athletic footwear by the end of the year.

DLA has been working with its industry and service partners for years gearing up for the roll-out, and overall athletic footwear program. Air Force recruits at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas were the first to receive athletic footwear in January.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

U.S. to Impose 25% Tariff on Cashmere Sweaters and Wool Suits from the United Kingdom

On October 2, 2019, The United States won the largest arbitration award in World Trade Organization history in its dispute with the European Union over illegal subsidies to Airbus. This follows four previous panel and appellate reports from 2011-2018 finding that EU subsidies to Airbus break WTO rules. This decision demonstrates that massive EU corporate welfare has cost American aerospace companies hundreds of billions of dollars in lost revenue over the nearly 15 years of litigation.

The tariffs will be applied to a range of imports from EU Member States, with the bulk of the tariffs being applied to imports from France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom – the four countries responsible for the illegal subsidies. Although USTR has the authority to apply a 100 percent tariff on affected products, at this time the tariff increases will be limited to 10 percent on large civil aircraft and 25 percent on agricultural and other products. The U.S. has the authority to increase the tariffs at any time, or change the products affected. The articles covered by the additional tariffs vary from country to country. The only country subject to additional tariffs on textile articles is the United Kingdom.

Products of the United Kingdom described below are subject to additional import duties of 25 percent ad valorem.

6110.12.10Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of Kashmir goats, wholly of cashmere
6110.20.20Sweaters, pullovers and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of cotton, nesoi
6110.30.30Sweaters, pullovers and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of manmade fibers, nesoi
6202.99.15Rec perf outwear, women's/girls' anoraks, wind-breakers & similar articles, not k/c, tex mats (not wool, cotton or mmf), cont < 70% by wt of silk
6202.99.80Women's orgirls' anoraks, wind-breakers & similar articles, not k/c, of tex mats (not wool, cotton or mmf), cont < 70% by wt of silk
6203.11.60Men's or boys' suits of wool, not knitted or crocheted, nesoi, of wool yarn with average fiber diameter of 18.5 micron or less
6203.11.90Men's or boys' suits of wool or fine animal hair, not knitted or crocheted, nesoi
6203.19.30Men's or boys' suits, of artificial fibers, nesoi, not knitted or crocheted
6203.19.90Men's or boys' suits, of textile mats(except wool, cotton or mmf), containing under 70% by weight of silk or silk waste, not knit or croch
6208.21.00Women's or girls' nightdresses and pajamas, not knitted or crocheted, of cotton
6211.12.40Women's or girls' swimwear, of textile materials(except mmf), containing 70% or more by weight of silk or silk waste, not knit or crocheted
6211.12.80Women's or girls' swimwear, of textile materials(except mmf), containing under 70% by weight of silk or silk waste, not knit or crocheted
6301.30.00Blankets (other than electric blankets) and traveling rugs, of cotton
6301.90.00Blankets and traveling rugs, nesoi
6302.21.50Bed linen, not knit or crocheted, printed, of cotton, cont any embroidery, lace, braid, edging, trimming, piping or applique work, not napped
6302.21.90Bed linen, not knit or croc, printed, of cotton, not cont any embroidery, lace, braid, edging, trimming, piping or applique work, not napped

The effective date of the additional duties is October 18, 2019.

For the complete list of articles the U.S. will be imposing additional duties on CLICK HERE.

The award of $7.5 billion annually is by far the largest award in WTO history—nearly twice the largest previous award. The Arbitrator calculated this amount based on WTO findings that EU launch aid for Airbus is causing significant lost sales of Boeing large civil aircraft, as well as impeding exports of Boeing large aircraft to the EU, Australia, China, Korea, Singapore, and UAE markets. Under WTO rules, the Arbitrator’s decision is final and not subject to appeal.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Proposed Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to The Country of Origin of Certain Laminated Fabrics

In March 15, 2012, Binding Ruling Letter HQ H192977, CBP determined that the country of origin of the fabric styles, identified as Styles Savoy and Taffeta, is China, and the country of origin of the fabric styles, identified as Styles Luna and Dahlia, is India. CBP has reviewed HQ H192977 and has determined that ruling letter to be in error. It is now CBP's position that the country of origin of the above-referenced styles, identified as Styles Savoy, Taffeta, Luna and Dahlia, is England. Before taking this action, consideration will be given to any written comments received by November 1, 2019.

Style Savoy is a bonded fabric consisting of a face fabric woven in China and printed with a striped pattern, laminated to a backing woven in Pakistan and an ethylene vinyl acetate adhesive multi-layer film made in Italy.

Style Taffeta is a bonded fabric consisting of a face fabric woven in China and printed with flock in a floral pattern that has been laminated to woven backing from Pakistan and an ethylene vinyl acetate adhesive multi-layer film made in Italy.

Style Luna is a bonded fabric consisting of jacquard face fabric woven in India and laminated to a plain-woven backing made in Pakistan laminated to a backing woven and an ethylene vinyl acetate adhesive multi-layer film made in Italy.

Style Dahlia is a bonded fabric consisting of a jacquard face fabric woven in India and laminated to a plain-woven backing from Pakistan and an ethylene vinyl acetate adhesive multi-layer film made in Italy.

Based on the information submitted, the greige fabrics are sent to England, where they are printed, laminated together with the adhesive film, treated with a non-visible coating, trimmed and cut to width into long rectangular pieces of fabric with right angled corners. The fabrics are then wound onto rolls for export into the United States for the manufacture of window blinds.

In determining country of origin is England, Customs stated: "The fabrics ... are composed of three separately manufactured components (the face fabrics, the back fabrics and the adhesive film), assembled together. The term “wholly assembled,” ... means all components, of which there must be at least two, preexisted in essentially the same condition as found in the finished good and were combined to form the finished good in a single country, territory, or insular possession. ... the assembly operation performed abroad may consist of any method used to join or fit together solid components, such as welding, soldering, riveting, force fitting, gluing, lamination, sewing, or the use of fasteners). In the instant case, the face and back fabrics, as well as the adhesive film, preexisted in essentially the same condition prior to being laminated together in England. Therefore, we find that the fabrics at issue meet the above-discussed definition of wholly assembled. Since the fabrics were wholly assembled in England, we find that England is the country of origin for fabric styles Savoy, Taffeta, Luna and Dahlia."

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Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             ANTENNA COVER
Sol. #:            N6339419T0221
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             CLOTHING
Sol. #:            20115351
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             FLAG,SIGNAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T2219
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             PENNANT,SIGNAL
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T2375
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             STRAP AND DRINK TUBE
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0214
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             STRAP,RETENTION,GRO
Sol. #:            SPE1C119R0108
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             MEN'S 3-N-1 JACKETS
Sol. #:            SPMYM119Q0131
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             T3 Geronimo Plate Carriers (Brand Name Only)
Sol. #:            FA4877-19-Q-U051
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             USMC LAYER 6 JACKETS
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0179
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Tactical Vests
Sol. #:            W912LM19Q5028
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             PERSONNEL CLOTHING AND EQUIPAGE
Sol. #:            W9136419R7020
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Prefabricated Canopy
Sol. #:            ANCENGPW1005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             36P Tan & Green/45P Tan & Green Flyers Jacket
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0165
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Safety Shoes
Sol. #:            W90VN9-19-R-0073
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             PR8468070 FAC-Workers uniforms
Sol. #:            PR8468070
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             Army Green Service Uniform (AGSU)
Sol. #:            W911QY-19-R-0040
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             SHOES,WOMEN'S
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             BARs Packs & Bags
Sol. #:            FA862919C5027
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Military Funeral Honors, Army Service Unitforms
Sol. #:            W912L7-19-Q-0701
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Arctic Gear Kits
Sol. #:            F1L1249200AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             BELT,MILITARY POLIC
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0142
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Class 2 - 65/35% Polyester/Cotton Plain Weave
Sol. #:            W911QY19PolyCotten
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Coating and Uncoating Webbing
Sol. #:            N68335-19-Q-0367
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             NCTRF Female Uniform Shirt Prototypes
Sol. #:            N0018919QG157
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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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, October 1, 2019

CBP Issues Detention Orders against Apparel Company Suspected of Using Forced Labor

On September 30, U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") issued five Withhold Release Orders covering five different products, imported from five different countries. This action was based on information obtained and reviewed by CBP that indicates that the products are produced, in whole or in part, using forced labor.

Included in the list was garments produced by Hetian Taida Apparel Co., Ltd. in Xinjiang, China; produced with prison or forced labor.

Under U.S. law, it is illegal to import goods into the U.S that are made wholly or in part by forced labor, which includes convict labor, indentured labor, and forced or indentured child labor. When sufficient information is available, CBP may detain goods believed to have been produced with forced labor. Importers have the opportunity to either re-export the detained shipments at any time or to submit information to CBP demonstrating that the goods are not in violation.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Air Force Flame Resistant Trouser Contract Awarded

Propper International, Inc., Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $12,653,265 firm-fixed-price indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for flame resistant trousers. This is a one-year base contract with four one-year option periods. This was a competitive acquisition with three responses received. Location of performance is Puerto Rico, with a Sept. 26, 2020, performance completion date. Using military service is Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1198).

Military Shoe Contract Awarded

Capps Shoe Co., Lynchburg, Virginia, has been awarded a maximum $11,614,500 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for men and women’s leather oxford shoes. This is a one-year base contract with four one-year option periods. This was a competitive acquisition with one response received. Location of performance is Virginia, with a Sept. 27, 2020, performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1202).

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Marine Cold Weather Boot Contract Awarded

Belleville Shoe Manufacturing Co., Belleville, Illinois, is awarded a $7,506,953 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of up to a maximum 50,000 intense cold weather boots. Work will be performed in Belleville, Illinois, and is expected to be complete by September 2024. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $89,814 will be obligated on the first delivery order immediately following contract award, and funds will expire the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with three offers received. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia, is the contracting activity (M67854-19-D-1594).

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Cold Flyers Gloves Contract Awarded

Alamo Strategic Manufacturing, San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $7,329,798 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Intermediate Cold Flyers Gloves. This was a competitive acquisition with four responses received. This is a one-year base contract with three one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Massachusetts and Texas, with a Sept. 23, 2023, performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2023 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1194).

U.S. Forest Service Flame Resistant Pants Contract Awarded

Propper International Inc., Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, has been awarded a maximum $8,586,758 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Type I and II flame resistant pants. This was a competitive acquisition with two offers received. This is one-year base contract with four one-year option periods. Location of performance is Puerto Rico, with a Sept. 24, 2024, performance completion date. Using customer is the U.S. Forest Service. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1195).

Federal Business Opportunities through September 25, 2019

Recently posted federal business opportunities

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Title:             Law Enforcement Security Parkas
Sol. #:            FA5209-19-Q-073A
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Arctic Gear Kits
Sol. #:            F1L1249200AW01
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Mitchell Hall Uniform Items
Sol. #:            FA700019QA100
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             MCC Changes
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Guidon Flags and Brassards
Sol. #:            M0068119Q0079
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH) Trailer Mounter Support Systems (TMSS)
Sol. #:            W911SG19R0070
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Notice of Intent
Sol. #:            2043FY_Orca
Agency:            Department of the Treasury
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Title:             Football and Basketball Uniforms
Sol. #:            W911SD-19-R-0251
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Boot, 8 inch Safety
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-XXX0
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TCA Detainee Clothing 
Sol. #:            20115226
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             TARPAULIN
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             BADGE,IDENTIFICATIO
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T2455
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             UKR Air Base Sustainment Kit-19 for FMS/Government of Ukraine
Sol. #:            47QSWC-19-ID22190129
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             PAD,HELMET,AIRCRAFT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T2454
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Search and Rescue Equipment kits for FMS/Government of Peru
Sol. #:            47QSWC-19-ID22190103
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Tent, Roof and Sides
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             TROUSERS,ANTI G
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             T3 Geronimo Plate Carriers (Brand Name Only)
Sol. #:            FA4877-19-Q-U051
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Multicam Deployment Bags
Sol. #:            FA462619Q0095
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Personal Gear Pack 
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-Q-0254
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             CLOTH,COATED
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T2449
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Firefighter Personal protective equipment
Sol. #:            W22G1F-19-T-2020
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Lugagge For Air Crew
Sol. #:            W912J3-19-Q-5013
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Street Lobby Flags and Engraved Plates
Sol. #:            1001902284
Agency:            Department of State
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Title:             OPTION - Uniforms
Sol. #:            2011-4016
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Tactical Vests
Sol. #:            W912LM19Q5028
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             FLAME STRETCH PANT
Sol. #:            N0018919Q0481_01
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             341st Security Forces MASSIF
Sol. #:            FA4626-19-Q-0094
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Simunition Gear
Sol. #:            DJF-19-0200-PR-0008349
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Protective Uniforms (shirts, pants, jackets) Leasing and Laundering Services
Sol. #:            M6739919Q0051
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             FA441719Q0222 - 100 Person Bed Down
Sol. #:            FA441719Q0222
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Fire Suppression Lithium-Ion Bags
Sol. #:            W9133L-19-R-0040
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Extreme Cold Weather Gear
Sol. #:            FA441719Q0229
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Protective Uniforms (shirts, pants, jackets) Leasing and Laundering Services
Sol. #:            M6739919Q0051
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SHOULDER S
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T2442
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Safety Shoes
Sol. #:            W90VN819T0021
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Work Boots
Sol. #:            W90VN819T0018
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             FA441719Q0222 - 100 Person Bed Down
Sol. #:            FA441719Q0222
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             TARPAULIN
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             341st Operations Group MASSIF Jackets
Sol. #:            FA4626-19-Q-0090
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Lugagge For Air Crew
Sol. #:            W912J3-19-Q-5013
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             NCCC HQ AND FEMA UNIFORM ORDER FOR WINTER 2020 CLA
Sol. #:            
Agency:            Corporation for National and Community Service
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Title:             Brass insignia, ribbons, and  ceremonial medals
Sol. #:            Brass
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Army Green Service Uniform (AGSU)
Sol. #:            W911QY-19-R-0040
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Foul Weather PPE
Sol. #:            DJF-19-0200-PR-0007879
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             SOD Marmot Rain Suits
Sol. #:            PR20113988
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             Landing Zone Linen
Sol. #:            FA4855-19-Q-A026
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Security Vests for 49th MDB Fort Greely Alaska
Sol. #:            W9126019Q0004
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Security Gear Items for 49th MDB, Fort Greely, Alaska
Sol. #:            W9126019Q0003
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Blue Force Gear Sling Kit
Sol. #:            FA4877-19-Q-U024 
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Riot Gear
Sol. #:            15B61219Q00000012
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             CARRIER,CHEMICAL MA
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T2350
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Extreme Cold Weather Gear
Sol. #:            FA441719Q0229
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Luggage for AirCrew
Sol. #:            W912J3-19-Q-5005
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             TARPAULIN
Sol. #:            SPMYM219Q2910
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Army Funeral Honors Uniforms
Sol. #:            PANNGB-19-0000-025337
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BARs Packs & Bags
Sol. #:            FA862919C5027
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             BARS FY19 Replenishment - Packs/Bags 1
Sol. #:            FA8629-19-R-5020
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             JSMLT Gas Mask Tester Repair & Upgrade
Sol. #:            W912LM19Q6040
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Dephy ExoBoot Single Joint Exoskeleton
Sol. #:            W81XWH19QCC919
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Wildland Jackets Qty 40 and Wildland Pants Qty 35 Various Sizes 
Sol. #:            McCOYDESDJT0032
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Firefighting Boot with Arctic Grip Sole Qty 50
Sol. #:            McCOYDESDJT0029
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BIA Headquarters Flag Display Accessories 
Sol. #:            404TBD
Agency:            Department of the Interior
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Title:             United States Marine Corps Dress Blue Overcoats
Sol. #:            M67861-19-Q-0040
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             Pouch Zip-On Panel 2.0 
Sol. #:            W912JA19R0019
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Ballistic Plate Carrier System
Sol. #:            70B06C19Q00000177
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             CLOTH,COATED
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T1947
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             SF Mountaineering Equipment
Sol. #:            W912LC-19-Q-0140
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Fort Sam Houston NC, Laundering Solicitation   Pick up Uniforms, launder, delivery back to the Cemetery 
Sol. #:            36C78619Q0499
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Simunition Gear
Sol. #:            DJF-19-0200-PR-0008349
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             SEAL,WRIST,FLYERS'
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0210
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             JSLIST Block 2 Glove, Upgrade (JB2GU), Non-Flame Resistant (nFR)
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-18-R-0050
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Air Beam Shelter II
Sol. #:            JacksonDRIMPED0008
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Air Beam Shelter Temper 3236
Sol. #:            JacksonDRIMPED0009
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tent Covers, NSN: 8340-01-558-9812 and 8340-01-558-9814 
Sol. #:            W56HZV19Q0010
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Fabric Embroidered Name Tags
Sol. #:            N5046719RCBG822
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             SEAL,FLYERS' ANTIEX
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0212
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             MEN'S 3-N-1 JACKETS
Sol. #:            SPMYM119Q0131
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             PROTOTYPE UNIFORMS - SKIRTS
Sol. #:            N0018919QG171
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             PROTOTYPE UNIFORMS - SLACKS
Sol. #:            N0018919QG169
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             TENTS
Sol. #:            W912PBTENTS
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.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Wide Lapels and Cuffs = More Wool Fabric to Sell?

This is not a fashion blog, but I could not but notice the October 2019 issue of Esquire -- pages of roomy suits, wide peaked lapels, and even Oxford bags. As someone who personally never liked the skinny suit and young men in trousers that looked like girls' leggings, I love it! The photo below is the most dramatic a departure from the fashions of the past dozen years, but there are several others in this issue.

Customs Implements New Programs for Duty-Free de Minimis Shipments.

E-Commerce and Section 321 Shipments

Section 321(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, authorizes CBP to provide an administrative exemption to admit free from duty and tax shipments of merchandise (other than bona fide gifts and certain personal and household goods) imported by one person on one day having an aggregate fair retail value in the country of shipment of not more than $800. This exemption is known as a de minimis entry. CBP has created Section 321 programs to enable the agency to monitor and protect against illegitimate trade while providing the public the benefits of duty free shipments for qualified imports.

To learn more about these programs, select program overview.

The Section 321 de minimis provision has attracted interest of late. On February 24, 2016, the Trade Enforcement and Trade Facilitation Act of 2015, Pub. L. 114-125, 130 Stat. 122 ("TFTEA"), was signed into law, which increased the de-minimis value exemption under 19 U.S.C. § 1321 from $200 to $800. Accordingly, beginning March 10, 2016, articles valued at $800 or less, which are imported by one person on one day, are eligible for duty free entry, under 19 U.S.C. § 1321(a)(2)(C). Because of this increase in value, merchants have expressed their desire to apply the de-minimis value exemption to withdrawals from FTZs. Specifically, bulk commercial merchandise shipped to the United States would be brought into the port limits and admitted into an FTZ. Once an e-Commerce purchase, valued at $800 or less is made, based on the aggregate purchase by a single customer on a single day, the merchants propose to enter the merchandise using weekly informal entry procedures pursuant to Section 321 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. § 1321) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") Regulations: 19 C.F.R. §§ 10.151, 10.153, 143.21, and 143.23. In Binding Ruling H282601 of September 18, 2018, CBP responded to the American Apparel and Footwear Association, stating:

"Because the merchandise is imported in a bulk consolidated shipment valued at over $800 at importation, 19 C.F.R. § 10.153(d) prevents the goods from leaving the FTZ duty free under 19 C.F.R. § 10.151. Moreover, under Section 321, the $800 per day limit applies to the AAFA Members at the point of importation and not to the individual purchasers subsequent to importation. Accordingly, the shipments and transactions proposed by AAFA, valued over $800 at importation, do not qualify for duty-free treatment and informal entry under the administrative exception of Section 321."

With the rise of the de minimis to $800 we have seen more online retailers taking advantage of it. For example, Sears has a warehouse in Canada for de minimis shipments of apparel direct to consumers in the U.S. Customs has advised online retailers that they must be careful to follow the rules for Section 321, including the "single customer on a single day" provision.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

USTR Statement on the United States Deputy-Level Trade Talks with China

On September 19 and 20, deputy-level negotiators from the United States and China met in Washington, D.C. to continue discussions aimed at improving the trade relationship between the two countries. The Office of the United States Trade Representative reports that these discussions were productive, and the United States looks forward to welcoming a delegation from China for principal-level meetings in October.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

USTR Announces More Exclusions from China 301 Tranche 3 and Set Uniform Date for Expiration

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has release an addition list of articles excluded from Tranche 3 of the Section 301 tariff action relating to China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation. Tranche 3 went into effect at 10% on September 24, 2018, and rose 25% on June 15, 2019.

The exclusion are retroactive to September 24, 2018. Initially, USTR announced that exclusions would be in effect for one year from the date they are publication the Federal Register. This policy, however, would have resulted in disparities in the effective periods between exclusions granted early in the exclusion process and those granted later. Accordingly, the Trade Representative has amending the exclusion process so as to adopt a uniform expiration date for exclusions granted for the $200 billion trade action, subject to special circumstances. In particular, all exclusions from Tranche 3 will be effective from September 24, 2018, to August 7, 2020.

Here are the articles excluded from the action in the latest announcement--

(1) Chabazite zeolites having a silica-alumina ratio of 20:1 to 24:1, valued at $31 to $39 per kg (described in statistical reporting number 3824.99.3900)

(2) Cups of polypropylene, with a fluted wood paper filter fitted and affixed to the inside, measuring 44.1 mm in height, of a kind used to produce capsules for single-cup coffee brewing systems (described in statistical reporting number 3923.90.0080)

(3) Anti-electrostatic discharge mats, comprising a conductive rubber mat measuring 40 cm or more but not exceeding 60 cm in width, 80 or more but not exceeding 125 cm in length, and 2 mm in thickness, with integrated discharge points for a grounding wire clip or an anti-static wrist strap, such mats printed on the surface with measuring rules and technical reference data (described in statistical reporting number 4016.91.0000)

(4) O-rings, of nitrile rubber, ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber or fluoroelastomers (described in statistical reporting number 4016.93.1010)

(5) Dog harnesses and retractable dog leashes (described in statistical reporting number 4201.00.3000)

(6) Portable, single-use grills for heating food, each comprising bamboo charcoal fuel, expanded perlite insulation, bamboo rods for suspending foods over the charcoal flame, and cut paper or paperboard in shapes specially designed for assembly of a grill body (described in statistical reporting number 4402.10.0000)

(7) Laminated wood flooring panels having a hardwood veneer finished surface and a backing of pine strips or blocks, the panels having tongue-and-groove outer edges and being in thickness greater than 1.4 cm but not greater than 1.5 cm. (described in statistical reporting number 4412.99.5105)

(8) Rattan webbing, woven into decorative patterns (described in statistical reporting number 4601.93.0100)

(9) Paper pulp sponge blocks, measuring 38 cm by 38 cm by 102 cm (15 inches by 15 inches by 40 inches) (described in statistical reporting number 4823.70.0040)

(10) Woven microfiber fabric of 100 percent polyester, not exceeding 150/75 or 104/72 threads per inch, weighing 83 gram/m2 (described in statistical reporting number 5407.10.0010)

(11) Woven fabric sheeting of 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton, weighing less than 170g/ m2, not exceeding 45/45 or 110/76 threads per inch (described in statistical reporting number 5513.11.0040)

(12) Polyester or viscose fabric coated with polyurethane, the foregoing measuring 137 cm (54 inches) in width, and weighing 187 grams/m2 (described in statistical reporting number 5903.20.2500)

(13) Stainless steel mesh filters (described in statistical reporting number 7314.14.1000)

(14) Grills composed of steel wire, each measuring 49 cm by 47 cm (19.25 inches by 18.5 inches), weighing 0.36 kg (0.80 lbs.), designed as cooking surface of barbecue grill (described in statistical reporting number 7321.90.6090)

(15) Mounting boards of aluminum for guitar sound modifying (“effect”) devices, each consisting of an aluminum frame with above ground slots for the placement of devices and floor level slots for the on/off foot-operated pedal switches which control the modifying devices (described in statistical reporting number 7616.99.5190)

(16) Hand rails of tubular stainless steel, with wall connectors, of a length exceeding 300 mm but not exceeding 1.3 m (described in statistical reporting number 8302.41.6080)

(17) Stamped and formed latches of steel (described in statistical reporting number 8302.49.6085)

(18) Stamped and formed brackets of steel (described in statistical reporting number 8302.50.0000)

(19) Spark ignition reciprocating piston engines of a cylinder capacity exceeding 100 cc but not exceeding 250 cc, not exceeding 10.0 kW (described in statistical reporting number 8407.32.9040)

(20) Fuel pumps for internal combustion, spark ignition piston engines (described in statistical reporting number 8413.30.9030)

(21) Parts, of aluminum, iron or steel, for blowers other than fans of 8414.51 (described in statistical reporting number 8414.90.1080)

(22) Mouse input devices for automatic data processing (ADP) machines, each valued over $70 (described in statistical reporting number 8471.60.9050)

(23) Trackpad input units for automatic data processing (ADP) machines, each valued over $100 (described in statistical reporting number 8471.60.9050)

(24) Printed circuit assemblies to enhance the graphics performance of automatic data processing (ADP) machines (“accelerator modules”) (described in statistical reporting number 8473.30.1180)

(25) Printed circuit assemblies for rendering images onto computer screens (“graphics processing modules”) (described in statistical reporting number 8473.30.1180)

(26) Printed circuit assemblies, constituting unfinished logic boards (described in statistical reporting number 8473.30.1180)

(27) Parts and accessories of machines of heading 8471 not incorporating goods of headings 8541 or 8542 (described in statistical reporting number 8473.30.5100)

(28) Refrigerated and heated vending machines for dispensing live bait and fishing tackle, each machine weighing more than 350 kg (described in statistical reporting number 8476.81.0000)

(29) Power supplies suitable for physical incorporation into automatic data processing (ADP) machines or units thereof of heading 8471, each with a power output exceeding 500 W, measuring 148mm in length, 43 mm in width and 335 mm in height (described in statistical reporting number 8504.40.6018)

(30) Cold cathode electric neon discharge lamps, measuring 6.5 mm (1/4 inch) or less in diameter and 16 mm (5/8 inch ) or less in length (described in statistical reporting number 8539.39.9000)

(31) Guide pins and guide bolts designed for use in brakes and servo-brakes of subheading 8708.30 (described in statistical reporting number 8708.30.5090)

(32) Aluminum radiators for motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705 (other than for tractors suitable for agricultural use), measuring 50 cm or more but not exceeding 77 cm (20 inches to 30 inches) in width, 50 cm or more but not exceeding 77 cm (20 inches to 30 inches) in height, and 5 cm or more but not exceeding 11 cm (2 inches to 4 inches) in thickness, consisting of upper and lower tanks or side tanks welded to a center core (described in statistical reporting number 8708.91.5000)

(33) Single-speed bicycles having both wheels exceeding 63.5 cm in diameter, weighing less than 16.3 kg without accessories and not designed for use with tires having a cross-sectional diameter exceeding 4.13 cm (described in statistical reporting number 8712.00.2500)

(34) Tractor trailer skirts, consisting of panels designed to be attached to each side of a trailer, each with an upper section having a polyethylene core, steel layer and polyester finish coat and each lower section composed of thermoplastic vulcanite compound (described in statistical reporting number 8716.90.5060)

(35) Miniature lighting sets of a kind used for Christmas trees (described in statistical reporting number 9405.30.0010)

(36) LED light fixtures, of a kind used in horticulture, containing over 5,000 LEDs spread across 6 light bars (described in statistical reporting number 9405.40.8440)

(37) Garden, patio and table top wick burning torches for outdoor use (described in statistical reporting number 9405.50.4000)

(38) Lamp shades of fabric over metal frame (described in statistical reporting number 9405.99.4090)

AGOA TPLs Announced

The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act ("AGOA") provides for duty-free entry of apparel assembled in the AGOA region of fabric formed in the U.S. of yarn formed in the U.S. It also provided for a Tariff Preference Level ("TPL") equal to seven percent of all U.S. apparel imports for apparel assembled in the AGOA region of fabric from the AGOA region. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements ("CITA"), today, announce the TPL for the period October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 will be 2,146,573,294 square meter equivalents ("SME"). There is also a TPL for Lesser Developed Countries ("LDCs") in the AGOA region for apparel assembled in an AGOA LDC of third-country fabric. The TPL is set at 3.5 percent of all U.S. apparel imports. Today CITA announced the TPL for the 12-month period starting October 1, 2019 will be 1,073,286,647 SME.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Presidential Message to Congress Regarding the Notification of Initiation of United States–Japan Trade Agreement

On September 16, 2019, President Donald Trump notified Congress that he intends to enter into a trade agreement regarding tariff barriers with Japan under section 103(a)(2) of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-26, Title I).

On October 16, 2018, the President notified the Congress that he intended to initiate trade negotiations with Japan on a United States-Japan Trade Agreement. The Administration now proposes pursuing negotiations with Japan in stages and has reached an initial trade agreement regarding tariff barriers with Japan and intenda to enter into the agreement in the coming weeks.

USITC Reports on Dominican Republic 2-for-1 Program

On September 18, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("USITC") published Publication Number: 4950 Investigation Number: 332-503 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 10th and final 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 September 17, 2019. Highlights of the report follow.

  • Of the 13 registered firms, only four used the program in its final year, the same as the prior year.
  • In 2018, U.S. imports of woven cotton bottoms from the Dominican Republic fell 4 percent by value to just under $1.4 million in 2018, down from $1.5 million in 2017, and fell 2 percent by quantity to 150,716 SMEs in 2018 from 153,679 SMEs in 2017. The continued decline in U.S. imports under the EIAP in its final year likely reflects a significant decline in woven trouser manufacturing capacity in the Dominican Republic, a simultaneous shift by U.S. importers to Asian suppliers during the life of the program, and anticipation of the expiration of the program on December 1, 2018. The general decline in the program’s usage after U.S. imports under the EIAP peaked in 2010 may also reflect the lack of changes made to the program despite the recommendations put forth since the first annual review.
  • No new recommendations to improve the program were received during the 10th annual review of the EIAP, nor were there any known requests or efforts to extend the program beyond its expiration date. During the previous nine annual reviews, the government of the Dominican Republic, industry representatives, and users of the program consistently made three principal recommendations to improve the EIAP: 1) lower the 2-for-1 ratio of U.S. to foreign fabric to a 1-for-1 ratio; 2) expand the program coverage to enable other types of fabrics and apparel items to be included in the EIAP; and 3) change the requirement that dyeing and finishing of eligible fabrics occur in the United States.

Military Shelter Contract Awarded

Alaska Structures Inc., a manufacturer of engineered fabric buildings and camp systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, has been awarded a maximum $200,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for commercial shelters. This is a one-year base contract with three one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Arizona and New Mexico, with a Sept. 25, 2020, performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1197).

Federal Business Opportunities through September 18, 2019

Recently posted federal business opportunities

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Title:             Maritime Package
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Title:             BIA Headquarters Flag Display Accessories 
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Title:             Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST) 
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Title:             Mechanics Coveralls OCP
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Title:             Firefighter Personal protective equipment
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Title:             Arctic Gear Kits
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Title:             Massif Gear
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Firefighter Personal protective equipment
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Title:             Plastic Trunk Lockers, Large and Small
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Title:             FLAME RESISTANT WOVEN CLOTH
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Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             COVERALL, WASHABLE
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Title:             Airborne Weapons Case
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Title:             Uniforms for Food and Nutrition Service    
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Title:             POUCH ZIP-ON PANEL 2.0 
Sol. #:            W912JA19R0019
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             **SOLICITATION** G12 Cargo Parachute
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Title:             Blue Force Gear M4 Slings
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Title:             BARS FY19 Replenishment - Helmets 1
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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Halo Helmets
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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             HIGH WIND  & WATER RESISTANT TENTS 
Sol. #:            NCCC19-0177
Agency:            Corporation for National and Community Service
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Title:             BARs Packs & Bags
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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             TENT, EZ UP, BLUE 10x10
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Title:             BARS FY19 Replenishment - Survival/Navigation 1
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Title:             Foul Weather PPE
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Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             VM Dome Shelter
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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             36P Tan & Green/45P Tan & Green Flyers Jacket
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Title:             Athletic Shoes
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             COVERALL, WASHABLE
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Title:             Army Green Service Uniform (AGSU)
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Title:             SF Mountaineering Equipment
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Title:             BIA Headquarters Flag Display Accessories 
Sol. #:            404TBD
Agency:            Department of the Interior
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Title:             External Vests for Police    
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Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             NNSY AND AMERICAS SHIPYARD MENS TSHIRTS
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Title:             Level IIIA Body Armor
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Title:             Shelter System
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Title:             Shelter System
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Portable KC135 Nose Shelter
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Title:             Purchase of Massif Elements Jackets
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Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             FASTENER TAPE,HOOK
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Bulletproof Vests
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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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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:             Repalce Carpet Bldg 151
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BODY ARMOR AND TACTICAL GEAR
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Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             PEW CUSHIONS
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Cold Weather Gloves
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Title:             NCTRF Female Uniform Shirt Prototypes
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Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             315990DISPOSABLE COVERALLS
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             IHWCU Coats/Trousers Unisex
Sol. #:            SPE1C120RXXXX
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             HOT WEATHER MILITARY BOOTS
Sol. #:            W91ZRU19Q0004
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             TARPAULIN
Sol. #:            SPMYM219Q2910
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             STS Sabre 2
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Flag, Contamination Marking  (Bio,Toxi, Gas)
Sol. #:            W56HZV-19-Q-0188
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Umbrella, Shade, Tank
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Tactical Equipment
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Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Shelter System (Small & Medium)
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Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Body Armor/Ballistics Equipment
Sol. #:            W911N2-19-Q-0062
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BAG,TENT FRAME PART
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Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             36 SFS Ballistic Body Amor Plates
Sol. #:            FA524019Q0105
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Maritime Package
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Title:             COVERALL 
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Title:             36C258-19-AP-0679|VA EMPLOYEE UNIFORMS    
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Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             Tent Shelter Air Beam
Sol. #:            JacksonDRIMDAV0016
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             BALLISTIC ARMOR PLATES AND CARRIERS
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Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Support Strap, Map Board, Modular Command Post NSN 8465-01-336-7034
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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:             BODY ARMOR AND TACTICAL GEAR
Sol. #:            15B12119Q00000M01
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             shell, combat vehicle
Sol. #:            SPRDL118R0091
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             NOMEX
Sol. #:            SPMYM219Q2814
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Level 7 Parkas
Sol. #:            FA461319Q1047
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             USP Atwater Tactical Clothing
Sol. #:            15B61819Q00000015A
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Cold Weather Gear
Sol. #:            FA461319Q1042
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Carpet
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Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             MAPBOARD,TENT
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Title:             Thread
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Monday, September 16, 2019

Air Force Anti-G Suit Contract Awarded

Vinyl Technology, Monrovia, California, has been awarded a maximum $9,518,724 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the CSU-22/P, Advanced Technology Anti-G Suit. This was a competitive acquisition with one response received. This is a one-year base contract with three one-year option periods. Location of performance is California, with a Sept. 15, 2020, performance completion date. Using military service is Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2020 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1188).

Friday, September 13, 2019

ICE HSI San Francisco confiscates nearly $11K in fake merchandise at Raider-Alameda County Coliseum

Homeland Security Investigations warns consumers nationwide to beware of vendors who peddle counterfeit sports merchandise and tickets during NFL games.

During Monday Night Football in Oakland, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) San Francisco partnered with NFL brand security representatives and state and local law enforcement officers to prevent counterfeit sales.

“HSI San Francisco is committed to conducting intellectual property theft investigations throughout the year and preventing the sale of counterfeit goods during the home opener of the Oakland Raiders is just one example of HSI working to ensure that the public is purchasing legitimate products” said Tatum King, special agent in charge, HSI San Francisco and Northern California.

Monday’s seizures are part of a larger trend the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has tracked throughout the country. The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) is reviewing an annual report on the number of IPR seizures that have raised the total estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the seized goods – had they been genuine – to $1.4 billion.

“The lost revenue equals lost jobs and counterfeit materials typically contain substandard products and can also be a safety risk to the public,” King said.

Although counterfeiters are increasingly more sophisticated, fans can keep several key factors in mind when making purchases to avoid being victimized:

  • Shop at authorized retail locations, such as the official team stores rather than buying items from street vendors, flea markets, online auctions or other questionable sources
  • Buy tickets from authorized dealers
  • Look out for ripped tags or irregular markings on apparel
  • If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. While some counterfeiters may attract fans with a low price tag or 2-for-1 deal, just as many try to legitimize their merchandise with a higher price point.

“Oakland Raiders fans attending the first game of the season deserve genuine products and the proceeds of counterfeit merchandise ends up in the hands of transnational criminal organizations engaged in varying types of illegal activities,” King added.

Purchasing authorized merchandise guarantees the quality and life of that souvenir, while also providing a reputable source for concerns, returns, and exchanges.

The HSI-led IPR Center is one of the U.S. government's key weapons in the fight against criminal counterfeiting and piracy. Working in close coordination with the Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property, the IPR Center uses the expertise of its 25 member agencies to share information, develop initiatives, coordinate enforcement actions and conduct investigations related to intellectual property theft. Through this strategic interagency partnership, the IPR Center protects the public's health and safety and the U.S. economy.