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
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