IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 23 Jul 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

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In a deal reached between by Senator Robert Menendez (Democrat of New Jersey), Chairman Larry Probst of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), and USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun, the USOC declared a strict 'Buy American' policy for all future agreements with respect to uniforms to be worn by athletes during parade ceremonies that are part of the Olympic, Paralympic, and Pan-American Games. This agreement, which was announced July 23, 2012, followed a mini-scandal over the production of this year's Ralph Lauren-designed parade uniforms in China and the subsequent introduction of legislation (S.3387) by Menendez and eleven other Democratic senators that would have imposed a Buy-American policy on the USOC. The new policy provides that, 'All uniforms provided by sponsors, partners, licensees, or suppliers for parade ceremonies shall be 'Made in the USA' as defined by the standards of the Federal Trade Commission,' with certain defined exceptions (e.g., when 'Obtaining such parade ceremony uniforms would be in violation of U.S. law or would not comply with any applicable trade agreements or treaties to which the United States is a party' or when 'Essential materials or parts needed to produce parade ceremony uniforms are not available in the United States'). The USOC also committed to not changing the policy without first consulting with Congress, including the relevant Committees of Jurisdiction in the Senate and the House.

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282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
6103 Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted.
610310 Suits
610331 Of wool or fine animal hair
610332 Of cotton
610333 Of synthetic fibres
610342 Of cotton
610343 Of synthetic fibres
6104 Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted.
610413 Of synthetic fibres
610419 Of other textile materials
610431 Of wool or fine animal hair
610432 Of cotton
610433 Of synthetic fibres
610439 Of other textile materials
610441 Of wool or fine animal hair
610442 Of cotton
610443 Of synthetic fibres
610444 Of artificial fibres
610449 Of other textile materials
610451 Of wool or fine animal hair
610452 Of cotton
610453 Of synthetic fibres
610459 Of other textile materials
610461 Of wool or fine animal hair
610462 Of cotton
610463 Of synthetic fibres
610469 Of other textile materials

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