U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Cut Sportswear Tariffs
The reintroduction of a bill that would eliminate tariffs on imports of some recreational performance apparel into the U.S. has been welcomed by trade groups representing outdoor, apparel and footwear firms.
The bipartisan U.S. Optimal Use of Trade to Develop Outerwear and Outdoor Recreation (OUTDOOR) Act would benefit products like jackets and pants for hiking, biking, skiing and snowboarding, its supporters say.
As well as making these items more affordable for consumers, it would encourage participation in outdoor activities, and help designers and retailers of performance apparel better compete in the global economy.