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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.

Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging the Advancement of an Infrastructure Investment Package

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Gemini Shippers Group joined fellow assocations in the Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) in l a joint letter urging Congressional leadership to develop and advance an infrastructure investment package that will improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of our nation’s infrastructure.   January 3, 2018   The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S….

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U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has issued a proposed rulemaking that “expands flexibility and deregulates” Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Service Arrangements (NSAs) and Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs).

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The Federal Maritime Commision has issues a proposed rule making to ammend NVOCC  NSA and NRA agreements. The most significant changes in the FMC’s proposed rulemaking include ending the requirement for NSAs to be filed with the commission, allowing NVOs and shippers to amend NRAs, and permit the act of…

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