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Apparel and footwear reps: Importers need tariff relief, action on shipping crisis

July 21, 2021 at 12:15 PM
The Biden administration should use “all the tools in the toolbox,” including tariff relief, to help importers cope with a pandemic-related surge in shipping costs, two apparel and footwear industry advocates tell Inside U.S. Trade. Freight costs are “really spiraling out of control,” American Apparel and Footwear Association President and CEO Stephen Lamar said in an interview. AAFA is a trade group that represents hundreds of apparel and footwear companies and their suppliers. Lamar in recent weeks has sent...

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