Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Navy Trouser Contract Awarded

Creighton AB Inc., Reidsville, North Carolina, has been awarded a maximum $8,102,438 modification (P00006) exercising the third one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-20-D-1213) with four one-year option periods for broadfall dress trousers. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is New York, with a Nov. 24, 2023, ordering period end date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sources Sought Domestically Produced Rayon

DLA Troop Support, an activity of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), is the Defense Department's principal buyer of military flags and metal and embroidered insignias. Numerous heraldic specifications require rayon as a component in a wide variety of items purchased by DLA Troop Support such as organizational flags.

Determinations have been made that rayon yarn/fiber is not currently produced in the United States or its prossessions. There is currently a Domestic Non-Availability Determination in effect for Rayon. DLA Troop Support is hereby providing producers of rayon yarn/fiber complying with specification and domestic source and content requirements of the Berry Amendment and opportunity to identify themselves. In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2241, every component (including all natural and synthetic fibers) must be grown and produced in the United States or its possessions. If your firm meets this criteria and produces rayon/fiber domestically, please submit your firm's name and point of contact to DLA Troop Support, ATTN Charles L. Brown II, via e-mail at charles.brown3@dla.mil. DLA Troop Support will also entertain domestically produced substitutes for rayon yarn/fiber. If your firm manufactures domestic substitutes for rayon yarn/fiber that are capable of meeting specification requirements called for in heraldic items, please submit your company information along with the domestically manufactured substitute component.

Read more HERE.

LA/Long Beach Seaport Reaches One Billion Worth of Fake Products Seized Breaking All-time Records

On September 15, for the first time in history, the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport seized one billion dollars' worth of counterfeit products in less than a year. This amount represents the estimated total manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of the goods seized, had they been genuine.

The new record marks an increment of 38 percent from the $725,365,590 of counterfeit goods seized in fiscal year 2021. The most pirated items included wearing apparel, accessories, handbags, wallets, footwear, watches, jewelry, and consumer electronics.

More information and photos HERE

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Cole Haan, Pendleton, Announce Collaboration

On November 16, 2022, Nov. 16, 2022, Cole Haan announced its collaboration with the heritage lifestyle brand, Pendleton Woolen Mills. The seven-piece footwear and bag collection draws inspiration from Acadia National Park in Maine and fuses Pendleton's distinctive fabrics with Cole Haan's design, innovation, and craftsmanship to embody what both brands do best: iconic American products that stand the test of time.

Read more HERE.

The William Carter Company Recalls Infant’s Yellow Footed Fleece Pajamas with Animal Graphic Due to Puncture and Laceration Hazards

Description: This recall involves Carter’s infant’s one-piece fleece, footed pajamas. The recalled pajamas are yellow with an all over heart design and a pink animal graphic. They were sold in children’s sizes 12M, 18M, and 24M. Style number 1O102410 is printed on the front of the care tag sewn on the inside of the pajamas, and the UPC number is printed on the back of the same care tag. The UPC numbers included in the recall are 195861313861, 195861313878, and 195861313885. The style number and UPC number are also printed on the price tag.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled infant footed fleece pajamas away from children and return them to a Carter’s store location for a full refund in the form of a gift card. Consumers can also contact Carter’s to request a free return label and envelope to return the pajamas for a refund in the form of an electronic gift card.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Carter’s, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Belk, Boscov’s and other stores nationwide and online at www.carters.com from July 2022 through September 2022 for about $22.

Importer(s): The William Carter Company, of Atlanta, Georgia

Manufactured In: Cambodia

Recall number: 23-048

More information and photos HERE.

Flocked Swabs, Products Containing Flocked Swabs, and Methods of Using Same; Comments Due December 14, 2022

On November 21, 2022, the U.S. International Trade Commission published in the Federal Register (87 FR 70863) Flocked Swabs, Products Containing Flocked Swabs, and Methods of Using Same; Notice of Request for Submissions on the Public Interest

Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides that, if the U.S. International Trade Commission finds a violation (i.e., violation of intellectual property rights), it shall exclude the articles concerned from the United States unless, after considering the effect of such exclusion upon the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, and United States consumers, it finds that such articles should not be excluded from entry.

The Commission is soliciting submissions on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a violation, specifically: a general exclusion order ("GEO") directed to certain flocked swabs and products containing same, or, if no GEO is issued, a limited exclusion order directed to certain flocked swabs and products containing same imported, sold for importation, and/or sold after importation by respondents Wuxi NEST Biotechnology Co., Ltd., NEST Scientific Inc., and NEST Scientific USA (collectively, "NEST"); Jiangsu Changfeng Medical Industry Co.; BioTeke Corporation (Wuxi) Co., Ltd.; Miraclean Technology Co.; and Huachenyang (Shenzhen) Technology Co., Ltd. and HCY USA, LLC (collectively, "Respondents"); and a cease and desist order directed to the NEST Respondents.

The Commission is interested in further development of the record on the public interest in this investigation. Accordingly, members of the public are invited to file submissions of no more than five (5) pages, inclusive of attachments, concerning the public interest in light of the ALJ's Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bonding issued in this investigation on November 14, 2022. Comments should address whether issuance of the recommended remedial orders in this investigation, should the Commission find a violation, would affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers.

In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that:

(i) explain how the articles potentially subject to the recommended remedial orders are used in the United States;

(ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the recommended orders;

(iii) identify like or directly competitive articles that complainant, its licensees, or third parties make in the United States which could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded;

(iv) indicate whether complainant, complainant's licensees, and/or third-party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the recommended orders within a commercially reasonable time; and

(v) explain how the recommended orders would impact consumers in the United States.

Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of business on December 14, 2022.

Tent Contract Awarded

Creative Tent International Inc., Henderson, Nevada (SPE1C1-23-D-0011, $200,000,000) has been added as an awardee to the multiple award contract for commercial-off-the-shelf shelters and tents, issued against solicitation SPE1C1-18-R0003 and awarded May 10, 2019.

Camouflage3 Jacket Contract Awarded

Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind Inc.,** Winston Salem, North Carolina, has been awarded a maximum $7,761,285 modification (P00009) exercising the second one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-21-D-B100) with four one-year option periods for fire-resistant environment ensemble, operational camouflage pattern, intermediate weather outer layer jackets. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Locations of performance are Georgia, Arizona, Mississippi, and Washington, D.C., with a Nov. 22, 2023, ordering period end date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

**Mandatory source

GEN III, Layer II T-Shirt Contract Awarded

working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Knox County Association for Remarkable Citizens,** Vincennes, Indiana, has been awarded a $12,572,578 modification (P00007) exercising the second one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-21-D-N140) with two one-year option periods for GEN III, Layer II, mid-weight undershirts. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The ordering period end date is Nov. 24, 2023. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

**Mandatory source

National Industries for the Blind Awarded Combat Helmet Suspension Pad Contract

National Industries for the Blind,** Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded an estimated $13,860,000 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for Advanced Combat Helmet suspension system pad sets. This is a one-year base contract with four one-year option periods. Locations of performance are Pennsylvania and North Carolina, with a Nov. 17, 2024, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-23-D-B002).

**Mandatory source

Friday, November 18, 2022

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in America

Agathon Associates, will be closed Thursday, November 24th, in celebration of Thanksgiving Day, a major holiday in the United States. All government offices and most businesses will be closed for the day. Many business, other than retail, will also be closed on Friday, the 26th.

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor…I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be…”-- George Washington, 1789 (from the first National Thanksgiving Day Presidential Proclamation)

The Pilgrims, Puritans, Huguenots, Quakers, Anabaptists, Lutherans, Jews, Catholics, deists, and even atheists who came to America in the colonial period found here freedom not possible in the lands of the Old World where an established church was the norm. Their descendants founded the United States on a radical and untried principle -- no religious establishment and no government interference with religion. What a surprise then to find that the very first Presidential Proclamation issued was Washington’s Thanksgiving Day call to prayer to Almighty God.

Indeed, the only distinctly American holiday is the fourth Thursday in November, which we set aside to thank God for our blessings. Think about it. Christmas is celebrated worldwide, even in some lands where Christians are a small minority. Every nation celebrates New Year’s Day and the various national holidays commemorating great leaders, important battles, and the date of national founding.

Our distinctly American national holiday is a re-enactment -- and re-interpretation for contemporary multi-ethnic and multi-religious American culture -- of that first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts, celebrated by survivors of the Mayflower passage. And, yet, the story is not narrowly the tale of the Pilgrims. Few Americans are literally Mayflower descendants. Most of us do not trace our roots to the East Midlands of England. Most of us do not follow their reformed Calvinist religion. Nevertheless, their story is the American story. It is the story of families that left their homeland for a better life in America.

Did your people come here on sailing ships in the 17th, 18th, or 19th century? Or were they part of the big steamship migration of the late 19th and early 20th century that filled Boston with Irish and Italians? Or perhaps you are a more recent immigrant. Whenever your people came here and by whatever means, they, and you, are part of the narrative we re-tell every Thanksgiving Day.

The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) to Meet December 7, 2022

The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, in College Park, Maryland. The meeting will be open for the public to attend in person or via webinar. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the in-person capacity is limited to 100 persons for public attendees.

The COAC will hear from the current subcommittees on the topics listed below:

1. The Next Generation Facilitation Subcommittee will provide updates on its task forces and working groups, including an update on the progress of the 21st Century Customs Framework (21CCF) and E- Commerce Task Forces. The 21CCF Task Force will provide an update on the work addressed this past quarter, which includes discussions with Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) and some of the discussion drafts of trade-related legislative proposals stemming from the 21CCF Task Force and Focus Group. The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) 2.0 Working Group will provide an update regarding adding new members to the working group to help focus on the identified gaps and potential solutions for ACE 2.0 Modernization. Finally, the One United States Government (1USG) Working Group will provide updates on some of the discussions held this past quarter pertaining to involvement of PGAs in a trusted trader program, with benefits to the trade stakeholders, as well as single window automation with the PGAs.

2. The Rapid Response Subcommittee will provide updates for the Broker Modernization Working Group, Domestic Manufacturing and Production (DMAP) Working Group, and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Working Group. The Broker Modernization Working Group currently meets monthly with the expectation that recommendations will be developed and submitted for consideration at an upcoming COAC public meeting. The DMAP Working Group meets bi-weekly to obtain input from industry stakeholders on trade enforcement areas affecting domestic manufacturers and producers. The USMCA Working Group has reconvened and meets bi-weekly. The focus of this working group is on Chapter 7 of the trade agreement, specifically the trilateral Committee on Trade Facilitation established pursuant to Article 7.24, which is composed of government representatives of each party to the USMCA.

3. The Secure Trade Lanes Subcommittee will provide updates on its four active working groups: the Cross-Border Recognition Working Group, the Export Modernization Working Group, the In-Bond Working Group, and the Trade Partnership and Engagement Working Group. Recommendations for the committee's consideration are anticipated from the Export Modernization Working Group regarding export-related benefits for Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) partners. The In-Bond Working Group plans to present recommendations for the committee's consideration related to the trade community's proposed regulatory revisions/updates to 19 CFR part 18. The Trade Partnership and Engagement Working Group continues to provide an opportunity for input on CTPAT Trade Compliance program development and implementation from trade members with broad subject matter expertise. The Cross-Border Recognition Working Group continues to work on developing recommendations for the committee's consideration regarding potential changes to the current joint inspection program (Unified Cargo Processing) and has continued its discussions on CBP's CTPAT program and Mexico's Authorized Economic Operator program to ensure alignment and compliance with the mutual recognition arrangement signed in 2014.

4. The Intelligent Enforcement Subcommittee will provide updates on the work completed and topics discussed in its working groups. The Antidumping/Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) Working Group will provide updates regarding its work and discussions on importer compliance with AD/CVD requirements. The Intellectual Property Rights Working Group (IPRWG) will provide recommendations for the committee's consideration relating to the automation of the CBP detention and seizure process and suggested enhancements to the CBP IPR web page. The Bond Working Group will report on the ongoing discussions and status updates for eBond requirements. The Forced Labor Working Group will submit recommendations for the committee's consideration regarding the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). Meeting materials will be available on November 28, 2022, at: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/stakeholder-engagement/coac/coac-public-meetings.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

American Apparel and Footwear Government Contractors Conference

REGISTER NOW -- AAFA GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS CONFERENCE

May 1-2, 2023, Philadelphia, Penn.

More information or to register go to HERE.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Gov. Wolf Announces New Funding to Increase Textile Industry Workers in the Philadelphia Region

On November 10overnor Tom Wolf announced $189,000 in new funding for Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC) to address the need for sewing machine operators in southeastern Pennsylvania’s textile industry through the creation of a Training Collaborative.

Read more HERE

Army and Air Force Contract Awarded to Federal Prison Industries

Federal Prison Industries,** doing business as UNICOR, Washington, D.C., has been awarded a maximum $20,748,291 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the modular lightweight load carrying equipment hand grenade pouch, flash bang grenade pouch, canteen/general purpose pouch and the M4 two magazine pouch. This is a three-year contract with no option periods. Locations of performance are Indiana, Louisiana and North Carolina, with a Nov. 14, 2025, ordering period end date. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2026 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-23-D-F003).

**Mandatory source

Monday, November 14, 2022

Army T-Shirt Contract Awarded

Sawasawa LLC, Los Angeles, California, has been awarded a maximum $8,332,500 modification (P00002) exercising the first one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-22-D-1515) with four one-year option periods for moisture wicking t-shirts. This is an indefinite-delivery contract. The ordering period end date is Nov. 29, 2023. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Friday, November 11, 2022, is Veterans Day, a federal holiday in the United States

Friday, November 11, 2022, is Veterans Day, a federal holiday in the United States. National, state, and local government offices will be closed in commemoration. Most businesses will be open.

Q. Which is the correct spelling of Veterans Day?
a. Veterans Day
b. Veteran's Day
c. Veterans' Day

A. Veterans Day (choice a, above). Veterans Day does not include an apostrophe but does include an "s" at the end of "veterans" because it is not a day that "belongs" to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.

Q. On what day of the week will Veterans Day be observed?

A. Veterans Day is always observed officially on November 11, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls. The Veterans Day National Ceremony, like most ceremonies around the nation, is held on Veterans Day itself. However, when Veterans Day falls on a weekday, many communities choose to hold Veterans Day parades or other celebrations on the weekend before or after November 11 so that more people can participate.

Q. What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?

A. Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.

Q. Why are red poppies worn on Veterans Day, and where can I obtain them?

A. The wearing of poppies in honor of America's war dead is traditionally done on Memorial Day, not Veterans Day. For information on how to obtain poppies for use on Memorial Day, contact a veterans service organization, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) or The American Legion, as a number of veterans organizations distribute poppies annually on Memorial Day.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

George Mason University hackathon winners unveil solutions to fight global counterfeiting

George Mason University’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) announced the winners of the 2022 Bring Down Counterfeiting Public Policy Hackathon, held Nov. 5 at the Homeland Security Investigations Innovation Lab in Arlington. The event challenged teams from U.S. and international academic institutions, companies, and other affiliations to develop innovative ideas to improve public-private collaborations against the industry-wide global challenge of counterfeiting.

Read more HERE.

Friday, November 4, 2022

United States and Taiwan to Hold Meetings on U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade in New York City

On November 8 and 9, 29022, the United States and Taiwan, under the auspices of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO), will hold in-person conceptual discussions on the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade in New York City.

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will lead the U.S. delegation as the designated representative of AIT. The U.S. delegation will also include representatives from the National Economic Council, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Treasury, the Small Business Administration, and the Food and Drug Administration.

Assistant United States Trade Representative Terry McCartin will serve as the lead USTR official.

These meetings will be closed press.

Background

On June 1, 2022, Deputy United States Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi and Taiwan Minister-Without-Portfolio John Deng met virtually under the auspices of AIT and TECRO to launch the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade, which is intended to develop concrete ways to deepen the economic and trade relationship, advance mutual trade priorities based on shared values, and promote innovation and inclusive economic growth for our workers and businesses, including through new trade agreements.

On August 17, 2022, the United States and Taiwan, under the auspices of AIT and TECRO, announced the negotiating mandate for formal trade negotiations under this new initiative. The negotiating mandate can be found here and includes a robust agenda for negotiations aimed at reaching agreements on trade facilitation, good regulatory practices, strong anti-corruption standards, enhancing trade between our small and medium enterprises, deepening agriculture trade, removing discriminatory barriers to trade, digital trade, robust labor and environmental standards, as well as ways to address distortive practices of state-owned enterprises and non-market policies and practices.

The United States will continue to consult with Congress and key stakeholders like labor, business, environmental groups, and others throughout the negotiations.

Dulles CBP Finds Nearly $80k in Counterfeit Clothing in Passenger Baggage from Cameroon

On October 28, 2022, CBP officers seized more than 100 pieces of clothing bearing 25 designer brand names that if authentic, would have been valued at $77,034 MSRP

More information and photos HERE.

Clarks Americas Recalls Women’s Navy Blue Canvas Shoes Due to Chemical Hazard

Description:

This recall involves several versions of Clarks women’s shoes sold under the “Breeze” style name, as reflected below. The shoes were sold in the Spring/Summer 2022 season and were sold in women’s sizes 5 to 12 and feature blue uppers and white soles. The shoes include a label on the inside of the upper that includes the size, month and year of manufacture, and article number. Shoes included in the recall are listed below: 

  Women’s Shoe Style

                         Color

         Article Number

Breeze Ave                                                 Dark Navy                            26165269

Breeze Shore                                                  Navy                                  26164910

Breeze Step                                               Dark Navy                             26166718

Breeze Step                                                   Navy                                   26166904

Breeze Step                                                 Navy/White                          26165290

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop wearing the shoes and visit https//www.clarkusa.com for instructions on how to receive a full refund.  Consumers will need to upload a photo of their shoes in order to determine if they are included in this recall.  If included in the recall, Clarks will send consumers free shipping materials and a pre-paid shipping label to send back the shoes.  Consumers may also return their shoes to the place where purchased.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:
Clarks outlet stores and other stores, including Macy’s, JC Penney, Kohl’s, QVC, Shoe Carnival, DSW and Zappos and online at Clarksusa.com and Amazon.com from February 2022 to October 2022 for about $65.
Importer(s):

 C&J Clark America Inc. (subsidiary of Clarks Americas, Inc.), of Needham, Massachusetts

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
23-036

More information and photos HERE

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Burkina Faso Removed from AGOA

On November 2, 2022, Ambassador Katherine Tai released the following statement on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA):

“Today, President Biden announced his intent to terminate Burkina Faso from the AGOA trade preference program as of January 1, 2023. Our Administration is deeply concerned by the unconstitutional changes in government in Burkina Faso. The country is set to be removed from this program for failing to meet the requirements of AGOA. The United States urges Burkina Faso to take necessary actions to meet the statutory criteria and return to elective democracy. I will provide Burkina Faso with clear benchmarks for a pathway toward reinstatement and our Administration will work with them to achieve that objective.”

Monday, October 31, 2022

CPSC Staff to Participate in November 15-16 AATCC Meetings

November 15-16, 2022, Paige Witzen, Consumer Product Safety Commission Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and other CPSC Staff, will participate in the AATCC Fall Committee Meetings. For additional information, including call-in information, contact Paige Witzen, pwitzen@cpsc.gov. Tr

IPR Center, MLB warn Astros, Phillies fans of fake merchandise, tickets during 2022 World Series

As the 2022 World Series presented by Capital One gets underway this week, fans are heading to Houston and Philadelphia to support their teams and purchase officially licensed gear and memorabilia. With high demand for merchandise during the Series, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), join MLB in cautioning fans to be on the lookout for counterfeiters attempting to sell unauthorized, knockoff products and tickets.

Federal authorities crack down on the illegal importation and sale of counterfeit sports apparel and entertainment products through Operation Team Player a year-round effort developed by the IPR Center.

Read more HERE

New Orleans Kicks Off Holiday Season with Counterfeit Seizures

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, working with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Food and Drug Administration, have begun their seasonal operations targeting intellectual property rights (IPR) violations. The coordinated federal law enforcement operations focus on interrupting counterfeit efforts in the New Orleans metro area during the holiday shopping season. While CBP and its law enforcement partners consistently target counterfeit goods year-round, the holiday season poses a particular risk, given the increase in shopping during the holidays. Consumers looking for a bargain may unknowingly purchase counterfeit goods.

More information and photos HERE.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Leader of a Conspiracy to Manufacture, Import, and Sell Counterfeit Military Clothing and Gear Sentenced

A Brooklyn, NY, clothing and goods wholesaler who directed the development, manufacture, and importation of $20 million worth of Chinese-made counterfeit U.S. military uniforms and gear that were passed off as genuine American-made products has been sentenced to forty months in federal prison and ordered to forfeit the $20 million in proceeds that he obtained from the sale of the counterfeit goods.

Read more HERE

Certain Superabsorbent Polymers From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value

On Ocotber 27, 2022, International Trade Administration published in the Federal Register (87 FR 65035) [A-580-914] Certain Superabsorbent Polymers From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Expands Efforts to Hold Nicaraguan Government Accountable

On October 24, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order (E.O.) that amends E.O. 13851 (Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua) to expand the authorities available to increase targeted pressure on the Ortega-Murillo regime.

The amended E.O. adds new authorities to allow for the imposition of future restrictions on certain trade with Nicaragua to limit the outsized financial benefits of certain trade from flowing to the Ortega-Murillo regime, as warranted. This could potentially include restrictions on both imports into the United States from Nicaragua and exports from the United States to Nicaragua.

Read more HERE.

Norfolk, VA CBP Officers Seize $130k in Counterfeit Goods, Including Infant and Children’s Products

The shipments consisted of mattress covers and infant loungers bearing counterfeit OKEO-TEX product safety labels, mosaic lamps bearing counterfeit UL (Underwriters Laboratories) safety certification marks, and backpacks and clothing bearing Disney and Marvel characters in violation of copyrights recorded with CBP.

More information and photos HERE.

Modernization of the Customs Broker Regulations

On October 18, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection published in the Federal Register (87 FR 63268) Modernization of the Customs Broker Regulations

SUMMARY: This document adopts as final, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations modernizing the customs broker regulations. CBP is transitioning all customs brokers to a single national permit and expanding the scope of the national permit authority to allow national permit holders to conduct any type of customs business throughout the customs territory of the United States. To accomplish this, CBP is eliminating broker districts and district permits, which in turn removes the need for the maintenance of district offices, and district permit waivers. CBP is also updating, among other changes, the responsible supervision and control oversight framework, ensuring that customs business is conducted within the United States, and requiring that a customs broker have direct communication with an importer. These changes are designed to enable customs brokers to meet the challenges of the modern operating environment while maintaining a high level of service in customs business. Further, CBP is increasing fees for the broker license application to recover some of the costs associated with the review of customs broker license applications and the necessary vetting of individuals and business entities (i.e., partnerships, associations, and corporations). Additionally, CBP is announcing the deployment of a new online system, the eCBP Portal, for processing broker submissions and electronic payments. Lastly, CBP is publishing a concurrent final rule document to eliminate all references to customs broker district permit user fees (see ``Elimination of Customs Broker District Permit Fee'' RIN 1515-AE43) to align with the changes made in this final rule document.

DATES: This final rule is effective December 19, 2022.

Elimination of Customs Broker District Permit Fee and Modernization of the Customs Broker Regulations; Final Rules

On October 18, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection published in the Federal Register (87 FR 63262) Elimination of Customs Broker District Permit Fee and Modernization of the Customs Broker Regulations; Final Rules

Proposed Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Proposed Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of a Woman’s Top .

On October 12, 20222, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Proposed Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Proposed Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of a Woman’s Top (Vol. 56, No. 40, beginning on Page 42).

In NY N324185, CBP classified a woman’s top in heading 6211,HTSUS, specifically in subheading 6211.42.10, HTSUS, which pro-vides for “Track suits, ski-suits and swimwear; other garments: Othergarments, women’s or girls’: Of cotton: Other.” CBP has reviewed NYN324185 and has determined the ruling letter to be in error. It is nowCBP’s position that the woman’s top is properly classified in heading6206, HTSUS, specifically in subheading 6206.30.30, HTSUS, whichprovides for “Women’s or girls’ blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses: Ofcotton: Other: Other.”

Comments must be received on or before November 11,2022.

Proposed Modification of One Ruling Letter and Proposed Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Woven Upholstery Fabrics

On October 12, 20222, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Proposed Modification of One Ruling Letter and Proposed Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Woven Upholstery Fabrics (Vol. 56, No. 40, beginning on Page 32).

In NY N319028, CBP classified the woven upholstery fabrics (Style N1829 (Moriarty), Style D1818 (Glossary), and Style J1819 (Fringe)) in heading 5903, HTSUS, specifically in subheading 5903.90.25, HTSUS, which provides for “Textile fabrics impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics, other than those of heading 5902: Other: Of man-made fibers: Other.” CBP has reviewed NY N319028 and has determined the ruling letter to be in error. It is now CBP’s positionthat woven upholstery

Comments must be received on or before November 11,2022.

At issue is whether the fabrics are Visibly Coated

Request for Comments on China 301

On October 17, 2022, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative published in the Federal Register (87 FR 62914) [Docket Number USTR-2022-0014] Request for Comments in Four-Year Review of Actions Taken in the Section 301 Investigation: China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

SUMMARY: USTR is conducting a four-year review of the July 6, 2018 action, as modified, and the August 23, 2018 action, as modified, in the section 301 investigation of China's Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation. As part of the review, USTR is seeking public comments on the effectiveness of the actions in achieving the objectives of the investigation, other actions that could be taken, and the effects of such actions on the United States economy, including consumers.

DATES:

November 15, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. EST: The public docket on the web portal at https://comments.USTR.gov will open for interested persons to submit comments.

January 17, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST: To be assured of consideration, submit written comments on the public docket by this date.

Defendant in Conspiracy to Manufacture, Import, and Sell Counterfeit Military Clothing and Gear Sentenced to Federal Prison

On October 20, 2022, Defendant in Conspiracy to Manufacture, Import, and Sell Counterfeit Military Clothing and Gear Sentenced to Federal Prison

Terry Roe, 49, of Burlington, ND, the final defendant to be sentenced in a wide-ranging conspiracy that developed, manufactured, and imported $20 million worth of Chinese-made counterfeit U.S. military uniforms and gear that were passed off as genuine American-made products to the U.S. military was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha.

Read more HERE.

Children’s Sleepwear Recalled Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standards and Burn Hazard; Imported by Jammers Apparel Group; Sold Exclusively at JCPenney

Description: This recall involves Dots & Dreams Dollie & Me-branded children’s nightgowns made of 100% polyester. The short-sleeved nightgowns were sold in rainbow print on a mint-green background and have “Wknd” screen-printed on the front of the garment. They were sold in five sizes (XXS, XS, S, M, L) and were accompanied by a matching doll-size nightgown, screen-printed with “No Glitter No Party.” “Dots & Dreams,” “Made in China,” “CA#29504” and “RN#93166” are printed on the pajama’s neck label.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sleepwear away from children and contact Jammers Apparel Group for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the nightgowns will be asked to destroy the garments by cutting them in half and send the recalling firm a photo of the destroyed garment. Upon receipt of the photo, consumers will be issued a full refund of the purchase price.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: JCPenney stores nationwide and online at www.jcpenney.com from March 2022 through May 2022 for between $20 and $40.

Importer(s): Jammers Apparel Group, of Canada

Manufactured In: China

Recall number: 23-010

More information and photos HERE.

TJX Recalls Baby Blankets Due to Choking, Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards

Description: This recall involves Mittal International chenille weave baby blankets sold in cream, blush, taupe, mint, gray, lavender, ivory, ochre, pale blue, sage and terracotta colors with a “Made in India” hangtag with an elephant design. The blankets have fringe around the edges and measure about 32 inches by 40 inches.

“MITTAL INTERNATIONAL” and one of the following style numbers are printed on a sewn-in label: BSKTCREAM, BSKTCRM, BSKTIVO, BSKTIVRB, BSKTLAV, BSKTMGRY, BSKTMINT, BSKTOCHR, BSKT-OCHRE, BSKTRSMK, BSKT-SAGE, BSKTSPA, BSKTSLVR, BSKTTERRA, MI-B1, MI-B2, MI-B3, MI-B4, MI-BSK-223BL, MI-BSK-223BM, MI-BSK-227M, MI-BSK-237L, MI-BSK-240L, MI-BSK-240M, MI-BLUSH, MIBLUSH, MI-PBLUE, MI-NAT, MI-OCHRE, MIDMINT, MI-DMINT, MIPBLUE, MI-TAUPE, MITAUPE. “MADE IN INDIA” is printed on the bottom sewn-in label.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled baby blankets and return them to any HomeGoods, Marshalls or T.J. Maxx store for their choice of a full refund or store credit. Alternately, consumers can contact TJX for instructions on how to submit a photo of the recalled blanket, along with their contact information and written confirmation that they will discard the blanket to receive a full refund or a refund in the form of a store gift card.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported in U.S.

Sold At: HomeGoods, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores nationwide from September 2021 through July 2022 for between $10 and $13.

Importer(s): The TJX Companies Inc., Framingham, Massachusetts

Manufactured In: India

Recall number: 23-018

More information and photos HERE.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Navy and Army Trouser Contract Awarded

Golden Manufacturing,* Golden, Mississippi, has been awarded a maximum $10,800,320 modification (P00024) exercising the third one-year option period of an 18-month base contract (SPE1C1-19-D-1160) with three one-year option periods for various types of trousers. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is North Carolina, with an Oct. 23, 2023, ordering period end date. Using military services are Navy and Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

*Small business

T-Shirt Contract Awarded to National Industries for the Blind

National Industries for the Blind,** Alexandria, Virginia, has been awarded a maximum $9,074,847 modification (P00012) exercising the fourth one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-19-D-B043) with four one-year option periods for moisture wicking t-shirts. This is an indefinite-delivery contract. Locations of performance are North Carolina and Arkansas, with an Oct. 30, 2023, ordering period end date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

**Mandatory source

Navy and Army Trouser Contract Awarded

Golden Manufacturing,* Golden, Mississippi, has been awarded a maximum $10,800,320 modification (P00024) exercising the third one-year option period of an 18-month base contract (SPE1C1-19-D-1160) with three one-year option periods for various types of trousers. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is North Carolina, with an Oct. 23, 2023, ordering period end date. Using military services are Navy and Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

*Small business

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Certain Amorphous Silica Fabric From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders

On October 11, 2022, the International Trade Administration published in the Federal Register (87 FR 61289 [A–570–038, C–570–039] Certain Amorphous Silica Fabric From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders.

USTR Announces Next Steps in Statutory Four-Year Review of China 301 Tariffs

The Office of the United States Trade Representative today announced the next steps in the statutory four-year review of the tariff actions in the Section 301 investigation of China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation following requests for continuation from representatives of domestic industries

As explained in a formal notice, USTR is seeking public comments, consistent with the statutory directive, to consider the effectiveness of the actions in achieving the objectives of the investigation, other actions that could be taken, and the effects of the actions on the United States economy, including consumers.

USTR is establishing an electronic portal, scheduled to open on November 15, 2022, that will include more detailed questions on these issues, including questions about the impact of the actions on U.S. workers, U.S. small businesses, U.S. manufacturing, critical supply chains, U.S. technological leadership, and possible tariff inversions (i.e., where additional tariffs on goods are lower than additional tariffs on inputs used to produce those goods). To facilitate the public’s preparation of comments, USTR intends to post the questions by November 1, in advance of the docket opening.

In May 2022, USTR commenced the statutory four-year review process by notifying representatives of domestic industries that benefit from the tariff actions of the possible termination of those actions and of the opportunity for the representatives to request continuation. In September 2022, USTR announced that because requests for continuation were received, the tariff actions had not terminated and USTR would conduct a review of the tariff actions.

Friday, October 7, 2022

DLA Seeking Poly/Cotton Shirting

The Defense Logisitics Agency is seeking a U.S. manufacturer of poly/cotton shirt material to avoid a potential Berry Amendment waiver.

Monday is Columbus Day in America

Monday, October 10th, is 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.
Prehistoric global migration of mankind left the world with two populations, one in the Old World, the other in the New World, each wholly ignorant of the existence of the other. Monday we celebrate Columbus Day in honor of his historic voyages that opened communication, commerce, and migration between the Old World of Africa, Asia, and Europe, and the New World of the Americas. Columbus' voyages of discovery led directly to Spanish settlements in the New World that became, with time, the many Latin-American nations of South, Central and North America and the islands of the Caribbean. The United States, today a sea-to-sea continental nation with citizens and residents whose ancestors lived in every corner of the globe, likewise traces her beginnings to Columbus. As early as 1738 "Columbia" had entered the English tongue as a name for the 13 British colonies in North America that became our original 13 States. Yes, from the birth of our nation it was understood that it all started with Columbus. That's why Columbus matters.

The second Monday in October is also Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Combat Boot Contract Awarded

Belleville Shoe Manufacturing, Co.,* Belleville, Illinois, has been awarded a maximum $10,401,507 modification (P00012) exercising the third one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-20-D-1208) with three one-year option periods for men's and women's combat, temperate weather boots. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is Arkansas, with an Oct. 10, 2023, ordering period end date. Using military service is Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2023 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

*Small business

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Draft Harmonized System (HS) Code List of Critical Supply Chains: Notice of opportunity for public comment

On October 4, 2022, the International Trade Administration published in the Federal Register (87 FR 60118) Draft Harmonized System (HS) Code List of Critical Supply Chains: Notice of opportunity for public comment.

Executive Order 14017 of February 24, 2021, ``Executive Order on America's Supply Chains'' (hereafter ``Executive Order'' or ``Order'') (86 FR 11849; February 24, 2021), outlines U.S. policy objectives with respect to strengthening the resilience of America's supply chains. The Executive Order directed various agencies to submit supply chain assessments, including a review of ``the critical goods and materials, as defined by section 6(b) of this order, underlying the supply chain in question.'' Relevant reports were released in June 2021 and February 2022.

Section 6(b) of the Order defines critical goods and materials as ``goods and raw materials currently defined under statute or regulation as `critical' materials, technologies, or infrastructure.'' For the purposes of better analyzing trade data and policies, Commerce has identified HTSUS codes that match to critical goods and materials in four of these supply chains, drawing upon the expertise of industry analysts. Each product is identified as either an input, capital good, or final good. The draft list of HTSUS codes, defined at the 8 and 10- digit level, is set out online at https://www.trade.gov/data-visualization/draft-list-critical-supply-chains.

Contract Opportunity Nonwoven wool cloth for disaster blankets. DRAFT

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 and 13.5 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The North American Industry Classification System code is 313230 - Nonwoven Fabric Mills.

This requirement is 100% Set-Aside for Small Businesses. The Small Business Size Standard for this solicitation is 750 employees. UNICOR, Federal Prison Industries, Inc., intends to enter into a one (1) year firm-fixed-price, requirements type contract for the following commercial item(s): Nonwoven wool cloth for disaster blankets.

More information HERE.

$30 Million Army Undergarment Contract Awarded

ReadyOne Industries, El Paso, Texas, was awarded a $30,217,924 firm-fixed-price contract to procure the Uniform Integrated Protection Ensemble Family of Systems Air Two Piece Undergarment. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in El Paso, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2024. Fiscal 2022 procurement, defense-wide funds in the amount of $30,217,924 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911QY-22-C-0044).  

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Combat Boot Contract Awarded

Belleville Shoe Manufacturing, Co., * Belleville, Illinois, has been awarded a maximum $26,101,900 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for cold weather combat boots. This was a competitive acquisition with four responses received. This is a three-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Arkansas, with a Sept. 28, 2025, ordering period end date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2022 through 2025 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-22-D-1570).

*Small business

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Combat Uniform Trouser Contract Awarded

Dallas Lighthouse For the Blind Inc.,** Dallas, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $13,771,868 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for combat uniform trousers. This is a two-year contract with no option periods. The ordering period end date is Sept. 26, 2024. Using military services are Army and Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2022 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-22-D-B131).

**Mandatory source

Certain Knitted Footwear; Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting a Joint Motion To Terminate the Investigation

On September 27, 2022, the United States International Trade Commission published in the Federal Register (87 FR 58529) Certain Knitted Footwear; Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting a Joint Motion To Terminate the Investigation in its Entirety Based Upon Settlement; Termination of the Investigation

Superabsorbent Polymers From South Korea; Hearing Update for the Subject Investigation

On September 23, 2022, the United States International Trade Commission published in the Federal Register (87 FR 58134) Superabsorbent Polymers From South Korea; Hearing Update for the Subject Investigation

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Seeking U.S. Sources for Cotton/Hemp Ripstop Camouflage Fabric

Seeking cotton/hemp ripstop with proprietary camo. Patterned close to multicam.

Knit Fabric Sought for DR-CAFTA Program

1). Certain 40 GG Circular Knit Interlock Wicking Fabric – DR-CAFTA

                               

FABRIC TYPE

40 GG circular knit interlock wicking bright

 

FIBER CONTENT

78-84% nylon / 16-22% bright spandex

 

YARN 1

100% nylon 6,6 / FD 40D x 51F

 

YARN 2

100% polyurethane bright spandex, 40D

 

FABRIC WEIGHT

203-225 grams per square meter

 

FABRIC WIDTH

34 inches (86 cm)

 

FINISHING PROCESS

acid dyed in the piece, wicking finish

 

QUANTITY required

5,250,000 yards annually

 

HTSUS subheading

6004.10.0085

 

REMARKS

Modulus & Extension Requirement Modulus at 10%, 30%, 50% & 80% Extension

  1. At 1 min: 90% Recovery
  2. At 30 min: Data Only

Method - BS EB ISO 20932 (Modified)

 

Abrasion Resistance Requirement No broken yarn after 50,000 cycles

Appearance Change – Grade 4.0 after 50,000 cycles

Method - ISO 12947-2 (Modified)

 

Pilling Requirement

  1. For Tops: Grade 4.0 after 2 washes and 5000 cycles
  2. For Bottoms: Grade 4.0 after 4 washes and 10,000 cycles

Method - ASTM D4970

 

Quick Dry Requirement Initial & After 10 launderings: 1 ml/hr

Method – AATCC 201

 

Snagging Requirement

  1. Grade 4.0 after 50 cycles
  2. Grade 3.5 after 75 cycles

Method – ASTM D5362

 

 

 

2). Certain 40 GG Circular Knit Interlock Black Wicking Fabric – DR-CAFTA

 

  FABRIC TYPE

40 GG circular knit interlock black wicking

 

  FIBER CONTENT

78-84% nylon / 16-22% black spandex

 

  YARN 1

100% nylon 6,6 / FD 40D x 51F

 

YARN 2

100% polyurethane black spandex, 40D

 

  FABRIC WEIGHT

203-225 grams per square meter

 

FABRIC WIDTH

34 inches (86 cm)

 

  FINISHING PROCESS

acid dyed in the piece, wicking finish

 

  QUANTITY required

5,250,000 yards annually

 

  HTSUS subheading

6004.10.0085

 

REMARKS

Modulus & Extension Requirement Modulus at 10%, 30%, 50% & 80% Extension

  1. At 1 min: 90% Recovery
  2. At 30 min: Data Only

Method - BS EB ISO 20932 (Modified)

 

Abrasion Resistance Requirement No broken yarn after 50,000 cycles

Appearance Change – Grade 4.0 after 50,000 cycles

Method - ISO 12947-2 (Modified)

 

Pilling Requirement

  1. For Tops: Grade 4.0 after 2 washes and 5000 cycles
  2. For Bottoms: Grade 4.0 after 4 washes and 10,000 cycles

Method - ASTM D4970

 

Quick Dry Requirement Initial & After 10 launderings: 1 ml/hr

Method – AATCC 201

 

Snagging Requirement

  1. Grade 4.0 after 50 cycles
  2. Grade 3.5 after 75 cycles

Method – ASTM D5362

 

 

3). Certain 40 GG Circular Knit Interlock Brushed Wicking Fabric – DR-CAFTA

 

  FABRIC TYPE

40 GG circular knit interlock brushed wicking nylon/bright

 

  FIBER CONTENT

78-84% nylon / 16-22% bright spandex

 

  YARN 1

100% nylon 6,6 / FD 40D x 51F

 

YARN 2

100% polyurethane bright spandex, 40D

 

  FABRIC WEIGHT

203-225 grams per square meter

 

FABRIC WIDTH

48 inches (122 cm)

 

  FINISHING PROCESS

Sueded, acid dyed in the piece, wicking finish

 

  QUANTITY required

10,500,000 yards annually

 

  HTSUS subheading

6004.10.0085

 

REMARKS

Modulus & Extension Requirement Modulus at 10%, 30%, 50% & 80% Extension

  1. At 1 min: 90% Recovery
  2. At 30 min: Data Only

Method - BS EB ISO 20932 (Modified)

 

Abrasion Resistance Requirement No broken yarn after 50,000 cycles

Appearance Change – Grade 4.0 after 50,000 cycles

Method - ISO 12947-2 (Modified)

 

Pilling Requirement

  1. For Tops: Grade 4.0 after 2 washes and 5000 cycles
  2. For Bottoms: Grade 4.0 after 4 washes and 10,000 cycles

Method - ASTM D4970

 

Quick Dry Requirement Initial & After 10 launderings: 1 ml/hr

Method – AATCC 201

 

Snagging Requirement

  1. Grade 4.0 after 50 cycles
  2. Grade 3.5 after 75 cycles

Method – ASTM D5362

 

 

4). Certain 40 GG Circular Knit Interlock Black Brushed Fabric – DR-CAFTA

 

  FABRIC TYPE

40 GG circular knit interlock black

 

  FIBER CONTENT

78-84% nylon / 16-22% black spandex

 

  YARN 1

100% nylon 6,6 / FD 40D x 51F

 

YARN 2

100% polyurethane black spandex, 40D

 

  FABRIC WEIGHT

203-225 grams per square meter

 

FABRIC WIDTH

48 inches (122 cm)

 

  FINISHING PROCESS

Sueded, acid dyed in the piece, wicking finish

 

  QUANTITY required

10,500,000 yards annually

 

  HTSUS subheading

6004.10.0085

 

REMARKS

Modulus & Extension Requirement Modulus at 10%, 30%, 50% & 80% Extension

  1. At 1 min: 90% Recovery
  2. At 30 min: Data Only

Method - BS EB ISO 20932 (Modified)

 

Abrasion Resistance Requirement No broken yarn after 50,000 cycles

Appearance Change – Grade 4.0 after 50,000 cycles

Method - ISO 12947-2 (Modified)

 

Pilling Requirement

  1. For Tops: Grade 4.0 after 2 washes and 5000 cycles
  2. For Bottoms: Grade 4.0 after 4 washes and 10,000 cycles

Method - ASTM D4970

 

Quick Dry Requirement Initial & After 10 launderings: 1 ml/hr

Method – AATCC 201

 

Snagging Requirement

  1. Grade 4.0 after 50 cycles
  2. Grade 3.5 after 75 cycles

Method – ASTM D5362

 

 

5). Certain 36 GG Double Knit Brushed Wicking Fabric – DR-CAFTA

 

  FABRIC TYPE

36 GG Double knit brushed wicking bright

  FIBER CONTENT

74-80% nylon / 20-26% bright spandex

  YARN 1

100% nylon 6,6 / FD / DTY 40D x 34F

YARN 2

100% nylon 6,6 / FD / DTY 30D x 34F

YARN 3

100% polyurethane bright spandex, round, dry 20D

  FABRIC WEIGHT

233-257 grams per square meter

FABRIC WIDTH

58 inches (147 cm)

  FINISHING PROCESS

Peached, scoured, preset, acid dyed in the piece, wicking finish

  QUANTITY required

3,500,000 yards annually

  HTSUS subheading

6004.10.0085

REMARKS

Modulus & Extension Requirement Modulus at 10%, 30%, 50% & 80% Extension

  1. At 1 min: 90% Recovery
  2. At 30 min: Data Only

Method - BS EB ISO 20932 (Modified)

 

Abrasion Resistance Requirement No broken yarn after 50,000 cycles

Appearance Change – Grade 4.0 after 50,000 cycles

Method - ISO 12947-2 (Modified)

 

Pilling Requirement

  1. For Tops: Grade 4.0 after 2 washes and 5000 cycles
  2. For Bottoms: Grade 4.0 after 4 washes and 10,000 cycles

Method - ASTM D4970

 

Quick Dry Requirement Initial & After 10 launderings: 1 ml/hr

Method – AATCC 201

 

Snagging Requirement

  1. Grade 4.0 after 50 cycles
  2. Grade 3.5 after 75 cycles

Method – ASTM D5362

 

6). Certain 36 GG Double Knit Black Brushed Wicking Fabric – DR-CAFTA

 

  FABRIC TYPE

36 GG Double knit black brushed wicking

  FIBER CONTENT

74-80% nylon / 20-26% black spandex

  YARN 1

100% nylon 6,6 / FD / DTY 40D x 34F

YARN 2

100% nylon 6,6 / FD / DTY 30D x 34F

YARN 3

100% polyurethane black spandex, round, dry 20D

  FABRIC WEIGHT

233-257 grams per square meter

FABRIC WIDTH

58 inches (147 cm)

  FINISHING PROCESS

Peached, scoured, preset, acid dyed in the piece, wicking finish

  QUANTITY required

3,500,000 yards annually

  HTSUS subheading

6004.10.0085

REMARKS

Modulus & Extension Requirement Modulus at 10%, 30%, 50% & 80% Extension

  1. At 1 min: 90% Recovery
  2. At 30 min: Data Only

Method - BS EB ISO 20932 (Modified)

 

Abrasion Resistance Requirement No broken yarn after 50,000 cycles

Appearance Change – Grade 4.0 after 50,000 cycles

Method - ISO 12947-2 (Modified)

 

Pilling Requirement

  1. For Tops: Grade 4.0 after 2 washes and 5000 cycles
  2. For Bottoms: Grade 4.0 after 4 washes and 10,000 cycles

Method - ASTM D4970

 

Quick Dry Requirement Initial & After 10 launderings: 1 ml/hr

Method – AATCC 201

 

Snagging Requirement

  1. Grade 4.0 after 50 cycles
  2. Grade 3.5 after 75 cycles

Method – ASTM D5362