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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.

USTR Notice of Product Exclusions: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

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The following notice was published in the Federal Register today Notice of Product Exclusions: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of product exclusions. SUMMARY: Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative)…

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Gemini Shippers Group offers testimony and comments in Support of H.328, an Act Relative to the Sale of Children’s Jewelry.

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July 8th , Boston, Massachusetts Gemini Shippers Group, head of the Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) Brent Cleaveland, offered the following testimony in support of Massachusetts bill H.328 Comments in Support of H.328, an Act Relative to the Sale of Children’s Jewelry. Dear Committee Member: The Fashion Jewelry &…

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Section 232 Bill update

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Several U.S. senators are working on a bill that would allow Congress to veto tariffs that are assessed on goods said to harm national security.    Two bills were introduced by Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rob Portman of Ohio, both Republicans on the Finance Committee, but there are differences between…

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Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the 2019 GSP Annual Product Review (Docket No. USTR–2019–0001) – Public Comment Dates Announced

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. USTR–2019–0001] Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the 2019 GSP Annual Product Review AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of hearing and requests to testify and for public comments. SUMMARY: The Office of the United States…

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Letter Opposing List 4 China Tariffs

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Gemini Shippers Group partnered with numerous trade associations to write to the President on section 301 tariff impacts.   President Donald J. TrumpThe White House1600 Pennsylvania AvenueWashington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, On behalf of the undersigned companies below and the millions of workers we employ, we are writing regarding…

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