Footwear Tariff Bill Conference Call Scheduled for September 24

Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) and Sorini, Samet & Associates will host a conference call on September 24 to update member companies on the miscellaneous tariff bill (MTB) process in the United States Congress.
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Footwear Tariff Bill Conference Call Scheduled for Thursday, September 24 

Uncertainly over Tariffs Requires Footwear Makers to Reconsider Design and Production Schedules



BOULDER, CO (September 21, 2009) – Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) and Sorini, Samet & Associates will host a conference call on Thursday, September 24 to update member companies on the miscellaneous tariff bill (MTB) process in the United States Congress. While covering general information about this year’s Senate MTB, OIA will specifically provide an update regarding the extension of the twelve water resistant footwear MTBs from 2006 that will expire at the end of this year. Drafts of the proposed legislation are available here. http://www.outdoorindustry.org/pdf/OIAFTWRMTB9.09.pdf

The call will be held Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 12 p.m. PACIFIC / 1 p.m. MOUNTAIN / 3 p.m. EASTERN. dialup:1.866.394.4146: passcode: 11147774#. Media interested in attending must RSVP to Alex Boian at aboian@outdoorindustry.org. OIA will provide a PowerPoint presentation in advance of this call to provide more detailed information related to the MTBs to those that reply with an RSVP. 

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About Outdoor Industry Association Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) is a national trade association whose mission is to ensure the growth and success of the outdoor industry. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. OIA programs include representation in government/legislative affairs, market and social research, business-to-business services and youth outreach initiatives. Educational events include the annual Rendezvous®, Outdoor University®, and the Capitol Summit. Outdoor Industry Association is based in Boulder, Colorado, and is the title sponsor of the Outdoor Retailer tradeshows. For more information go to www.outdoorindustry.org or call 303.444.3353.

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