The long-awaited report from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) assessing the U.S. textile and apparel industry was released last week.
The 180-page report, the 2017 Defense Industrial Base Assessment of the U.S. Textile and Apparel Industry, can be viewed at: https://www.bis.doc.gov/in
The report addresses numerous areas of interest to the textile industry. Highlights on the “U.S. Government Participation and the Berry and Kissell Amendments” are on pages 18-19. Industry recommendations are on pages 148-149.
A companion report assessing the U.S. footwear sector was also released. It can be viewed at: https://www.bis.doc.gov/in
It’s a long report to wade through, but if you have a few minutes it certainly makes for interesting reading and raises some interesting talking points.