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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.

CSMS# 19-000238 – UPDATE- Section 301 (Tranche 3) Duties as of May 10, 2019 05/10/2019 07:55 AM EDT

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Members, Good morning, US CBP has issues further clarification on the implementation of section 301 tariffs. Salient points in the update in red below: =========================================================================== CSMS# 19-000238 – UPDATE- Section 301 (Tranche 3) Duties as of May 10, 2019 05/10/2019 07:55 AM EDTBACKGROUND: On August 18, 2017, the Office of the…

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UPDATE REGARDING TARIFF INCREASES ON PRODUCTS FROM CHINA

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As announced on Sunday,  President Trump tweeted that the duty rates on the 3rd list of products (https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2018-0026%20China%20FRN%207-10-2018_0.pdf) will increase from 10 percent to 25 percent on Friday, May 10th, at 12:01 a.m.  According to Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary, and Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative, China backtracked on some of…

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Federal Maritime Commission Meeting Includes Vote to Update OTI Rules & Briefing on Carrier Alliances

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  Posted May 3, 2019 The Federal Maritime Commission voted during the open session of its meeting Wednesday to issue a final rule updating the licensing rules for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTIs).  Other agenda items during open session were a briefing on procedures for monitoring ocean carrier alliances, and Frank…

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World Intellectual Property Day

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Gemini Shippers Group joined 72 other associations to promote World Intellectual Property Day. World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April. The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of…

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China/U.S. Trade Deal Update

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Lawrence Kudlow, director of the Council of Economic Advisors, says that progress is being made in negotiations between the U.S. and China.     Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative, and Steve Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary, are going to China next week for another round of talks and China’s Vice Premier, Liu He,…

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Gemini Shipper Group and other Trade Associations Take on State Mandated Warning Lables

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Gemini Shippers Group ; Gemini Shippers Association, Fashion Accessories Shipper Association (FASA)  and the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) joined other trade association in a letter to Senator Kyrsten Sinema on state mandated warning lables April 12, 2019   Senator Kyrsten Sinema United States Senate 317 Hart Senate…

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Gemini Shippers Group joins associations in letter on India GSP

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Gemini Shippers Group ; Gemini Shippers Association, Fashion Accessories Shipper Association (FASA)  and the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) joined other trade association in a letter to Ambassador Lighthizer in support of India GSP April 12, 2019 The Honorable Robert Lighthizer United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street,…

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