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Nate Herman

Director of Government Relations

Nate is an alumnus of the University of Delaware with degrees in International Relations and Economics, he serves as Vice President of International Trade for the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), as well as Director of Government Relations for FASA. Nate manages FASA’s and AAFA’s regulatory and legislative affairs activities, tracking ongoing international trade developments, product safety regulations, and corporate social responsibility issues involving fashion accessories, apparel and footwear. He also develops fashion accessory, luggage, apparel and footwear industry data and statistics as AAFA’s resident economist and handles technical and labeling issues. In addition, he represents the industry on the U.S. government’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC). Nate’s prior experience includes work as an industry analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

Tariff Protest

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MEMBER MEMORANDUM Dear Members: As you are no doubt aware, there is a proposed 10 percent increase in duty rates on many of your products.  We strongly urge you to ask management and all of your employees to send a note as soon as possible protesting the increase. Employee /…

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US Content Letter to Congress

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Gemini Shippers Group joined numerous trade associations  seeking support for a program that would promote the use of U.S. origin materials incorporated into finished products abroad and returned to the U.S. Specifically, the program would only assess duties on the foreign value added abroad and not on the U.S. origin materials….

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