INDA Applauds Introduction Of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill In House

CARY, N.C. — July 22, 2013 — INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry applauded the July
17 introduction of H.R. 2708, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), by House Ways and Means
Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), along with Trade
Subcommittee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Ranking Member Charles Rangel (D-NY).

“The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill is absolutely vital to the U.S. nonwoven fabrics industry and
countless U.S. manufacturers’ ability to maintain global competitiveness, productivity, and
employment,” said INDA Director of Government Affairs Jessica Franken.  “INDA commends this
bipartisan group of House lawmakers for introducing this commonsense, pro-manufacturing

The MTB is a package of thoroughly vetted bills that either eliminate or reduce import
tariffs on raw materials and intermediate products needed by U.S. manufacturers that are not
available domestically. The duty relief under the last MTB passed by Congress expired at the end of
2012, imposing significant costs on U.S. manufacturers since that time.

“The last MTB package Congress considered in 2010 was estimated to support 90,000 American
manufacturing jobs and expand U.S. GDP by $3.5 billion. Failure to pass the current MTB measure
will mean a tax hike on manufacturers of $748 million and economic losses of $1.857 billion over
the next three years alone,” Franken said.  “INDA urges House and Senate lawmakers to act
quickly on this bipartisan legislation to ensure U.S. manufacturers are able to maintain their
global competitiveness.”

Posted July 23, 2013

Source: INDA