The coming U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a hot topic in our industry, but it was just one of the items discussed when AAPN Lenzing hosted two U.S. trade officials, Bill Jackson, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles in the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office; and Lloyd Wood, Deputy Secretary for Textiles, Consumers Goods and Materials at the U.S. Commerce Department at their Axis, Alabama facility last week.
The main focus of the discussion centered around maintaining the competitiveness of the U.S. textile industry through policies designed to encourage onshoring, boost exports and support Made in USA provisions, particularly the critical Berry Amendment.
Erwin Kuebel also emphasized that Lenzing is committed to and offers sustainable solutions for the textile industry. “We produce wood-based cellulose fibers, using renewable raw materials from controlled sources,” Kuebel said. “Doing this, we help to improve the eco-footprint of the industry. Lenzing is committed to reduce its CO2-footprint by 50 percent till 2030, and has a vision to become a CO2-neutral group of companies by 2050. Moreover: Lenzing, as a top sustainable company in the industry, is the first wood-based fiber producer with approved science-based targets.”
You can read more about the visit in this Textile World article here.