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US textiles industry to have a voice on trade matters

President Trump has announced his intention to appoint NCTO Vice Chairman Don Bockoven to the ACTPN.

27th September 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Washington, DC


“NCTO is very appreciative of this announcement. Don Bockoven is highly respected leader in the US textiles sector,” said NCTO President and CEO Auggie Tantillo. “Because the textiles supply chain from fibre production to finished apparel and sewn products is very trade-sensitive, the US textiles industry is grateful for the opportunity to have a voice in formulating America’s trade policy,” he added, noting that nearly 40% of duties collected by the US government are on textile-related goods.

The ACTPN is appointed by the President of the United States and is the principal trade advisory committee which provides overall policy advice on trade matters to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR). Established by Congress under the Trade Act of 1974, the committee provides information and advice with respect to US negotiating objectives and bargaining positions before entering into trade agreements, on the operation of any trade agreement once entered into, and on other matters arising in connection with US trade policy. The ACTPN considers trade policy issues in the context of the overall national interest.

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