House Reps Press USTR To Tamp Down Shoe Tariffs

Law360, New York (April 18, 2012, 4:38 PM EDT) -- More than two dozen members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on Tuesday, urging that tariffs on footwear from places like Vietnam be slashed as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

The letter, signed by 27 U.S. House of Representatives members, said that footwear tariffs were among the highest in the U.S. tariff schedule, even though less than 1 percent of footwear sold in the U.S. is made here.

“A TPP footwear provision that would only slowly eliminate duties and...
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