The Clean Energy Investment Accelerator CoLab helps support soft and hard goods suppliers in decarbonizing their factories.Continue reading
The Carbon Leadership Project CoLab is focused on working together to reduce emissions across their shared supply chains.Continue reading
OIA MEMBER REGISTRATION
Through the Healthy Youth, Strong Communities Fund and other initiatives Colorado is making headway on building unique public/private partnerships in service to mental health, juvenile justice, and the transformative benefits of the outdoors.Continue reading
Richard W. Harper, Jr., Director of Government Affairs, Outdoor Industry Association
Ron Sorini, Principal, Samet, Sorini & Associates
Patrick Fox, Senior Director of Customs and Trade Strategy, VF Corporation
1. Passage of miscellaneous tariffs bills and Generalized System of Preferences will help lower costs for OIA members, particularly on footwear and travel goods.
2. China tariffs will likely remain for the foreseeable future – there is a chance that stakeholders will have another opportunity to make the case that certain products will be exempt from the tariffs.
3. OIA is working on legislation to add footwear to the GSP program which will provide additional duty savings to outdoor companies looking to diversify their sourcing options
4. Get support. Sorini, Samet and Associates offers OIA members exclusive opportunities to learn about trade policy and strategies for navigating the trade environment. Learn more.
For the outdoors to thrive, it must be open and accessible to all. The American Jobs Plan is a historic opportunity to make a difference on climate – now is the time for the outdoor industry to step up and urge Congress to act.Continue reading
The pandemic has completely reshaped how we engage with work. This moment has also given us an opportunity to build an equitable outdoor industry workforce, rather than fall into the knee-jerk reaction to get “back to normal.”Continue reading