AAFA welcomes signing of 1.9T stimulus bill into law

Posted March 11, 2021

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a statement from American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) President and CEO Steve Lamar today, the association welcomed the news that President Joe Biden signed the 1.9 trillion dollar COVID-19 relief bill into law.

 

"This relief comes just days after the decision to temporarily extend tariff exclusions for imports of crucial Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and to temporarily lift other punitive tariffs which have been undue taxes on American businesses and consumers," said Lamar.

 

"Each of these actions are enormously beneficial steps for American businesses, American workers, American families and the American economy, in getting to the other side of this pandemic. In particular the extended employee retention tax credit (ERTC) allows businesses to keep American workers employed during these trying times. We also welcome the relief that is targeted for individuals – such as the stimulus checks – noting that such consumer-facing benefits underscore how important a healthy consumer is for sustained economic growth and that high tariffs work against that.

 

“This industry suffered a double-jab of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasingly burdensome tariffs we face to get affordable products to consumers. At the same time, this industry has been on the front lines of repurposing supply chains to quickly fill our country's critical need for Personal Protective Equipment, adjusting operations in line with health guidance, and creating safe spaces for Americans to shop for essential apparel and footwear needs across many seasons of this pandemic.

 

"The association continues to educate the industry and consumers about safe shopping practices, wearing of face masks, and accessing the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible to protect all Americans and allow the economy to flourish again. Stimulus is an important part of the equation, but this investment will be squandered without widespread vaccinations or if we end mask-wearing and social distancing measures too early. Beyond stimulus, it is important we quickly pass legislation to build a backstop for trade credit insurance and create limited liability protections, both of which are needed to sustain our recovery.”

 

Source: AAFA

  • LinkedIn
  • Wix Facebook page
  • Instagram
  • Wix Twitter page
Frankl-Thomas-sidebar-ad-080117_256_opti
PAF Sales-BTSR eTC Website ad_093020-Opt
Mezger-sidebar-ad-230X124-062816-Draft2_
Zimmer_ad_inside_920X496.jpg
Banner_WeavingTechnical_ETC_230x124.gif
Navis-TubeTex-Web-Inside-Page-090518_opt
SSM_eTextileCommunication_February-Web-B
STA_ad_011520-optimized_compressed.gif
ATMA_Techtextil 2021 ad_website_011121-O
Lang_Ligon_eTC_inside_pages_ad_2021-comp
AB_Carter_AD_2019_New_Logo_032419-Optimi
Murata_eTC_Ad_111619_FINAL.gif
ETC_banner_4_REAL_MoreRES_compressed.jpg
  • Twitter Clean

Follow us on Twitter

​Follow us on facebook

© 2021 by eTextileCommunications.com