Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA 8) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR 3) have introduced the US OUTDOOR Act to eliminate import tariffs on “recreational performance outerwear”, innovative, highly technical apparel – primarily jackets and pants– designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor recreation. Despite the fact that there is no commercially meaningful domestic production of these products, they face import tariffs as high has almost 30%. Passing the OUTDOOR Act will help outdoor companies lower costs, fuel innovation, create jobs and get more Americans outdoors. The Senate version will also create the Sustainable Textile and Apparel Research (STAR) fund to support the research and development of sustainable textile and apparel supply chains.
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