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Top Biden administration officials to speak at annual U.S. textile industry meeting

By on May 6, 2022 0

WASHINGTON – May 6, 2022 – As the debate in Washington intensifies around trade, the global supply chain crisis, relocation and offshoring, and tariffs, three senior Biden administration officials come talk to US textile leaders at the National Council of Textile Organization. Annual meeting May 11.

Gathering of US textile industry CEOs, Western Hemisphere manufacturers and policy makers in Washington will highlight a wide range of issues, from offshoring and offshoring to domestic production of personal protective equipment (PPE), to application in China – all policies with profound implications for the US textile industry and the manufacturing sector as a whole.

The open session will feature three senior Biden officials, including: Ambassador Sarah Bianchi, Deputy Trade Representative of the United States; John Leonard, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Commerce at US Customs and Border Protection (CBP); and Jennifer Knight, Assistant Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials, International Trade Administration, United States Department of Commerce.

Q&A sessions will be open to NCTO members only; but as has been the case at previous annual meetings, ONCT officers will be available for media scrums as time permits.

May 11 Calendar of Events

10:00 a.m. – John Leonard, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Commerce, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

10:30 a.m. — Fireside chat with Ambassador Sarah Bianchi, Deputy Trade Representative of the United States

11:00 a.m. — Fireside chat with Jennifer Knight, Assistant Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

11:15 a.m. — Roundtable “Lessons learned: adapting to COVID, labor shortages and inflation”

  • Gabrielle Ferrara, Ferrara Manufacturing;
  • James McKinnon, Cotswold Industries; and
  • Ron Sytz, Beverly Knits.

Event details:

DATE: Wednesday, May 11
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Fairmont Hotel
2401 M St NW, Washington, D.C.

Posted: May 6, 2022

Source: National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)