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NCTO CEO Testifies at USTR NAFTA Hearing, Outlines U.S. Textile Renegotiation Objectives

WASHINGTON, DC – National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President & CEO Auggie Tantillo testified at the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) hearing on Negotiating Objectives Regarding Modernization of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico held in Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 27. In his remarks as prepared for delivery, Tantillo outlined […]

U.S. Textile Industry Files Public Comments on NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives; Eager to Work with President Trump to Improve Deal

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) filed public comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) outlining the U.S. textile industry’s priorities in the forthcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  (The comments are pasted at the bottom of this release.) “The U.S. textile industry […]

NCTO Pays Tribute to Late AFMA President Paul O’Day

WASHINGTON, DC – Paul O’Day, President of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) since 1984, died on June 1.  He was 82. “It is a sad day for the U.S. textile industry,” said National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Chairman William V. McCrary Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of William Barnet & Son, LLC, […]

NCTO Welcomes Trump Decision to Renegotiate NAFTA

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally notified Congress that President Trump intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a trilateral free trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. “The U.S. textile industry welcomes President Trump’s decision to renegotiate NAFTA,” said National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) […]

NCTO Praises Senate Confirmation of Lighthizer to USTR Post

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Senate confirmed Robert Lighthizer as United States Trade Representative (USTR) by an 82-14 vote on May 11, 2017. “In my estimation, Ambassador Lighthizer is likely the most qualified individual ever to be confirmed to this important post,” said National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Auggie Tantillo […]

Textile Industry Comments on Causes of Significant U.S. Trade Deficits; Urges Trump Administration to Take Remedial Action to Boost U.S. Production & Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC – Four U.S. textile trade associations – the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA), Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI), and United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) – outlined causes of the $95 billion U.S. trade deficit in textiles and apparel and suggested remedial actions for the Trump administration to […]

NCTO Applauds President Trump’s Executive Order on Buy American

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) applauded President Trump’s April 18 Executive Order directing the federal government to maximize Buy American opportunities and to review compliance with existing Buy American laws and regulations. “Thank you to President Trump for making Buy American a priority,” said NCTO President & CEO Auggie Tantillo […]

2017 State of the U.S. Textile Industry

WASHINGTON, DC – Outgoing 2016 National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Chairman Robert “Rob” H. Chapman, III delivered the trade association’s 2017 State of the U.S. Textile Industry overview at NCTO’s 14th Annual Meeting on March 23 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Mr. Chapman’s statement outlined (1) U.S. textile supply chain economic, employment […]

NCTO Elects South Carolina Fiber Manufacturing CEO as 2017 Chairman

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) held its 14th Annual Meeting March 21-23 in Washington, DC.  Elected as NCTO officers for 2017 are: Chairman – William “Bill” V. McCrary Jr. o   Mr. McCrary is Chairman and CEO of William Barnet and Son LLC, a synthetic fiber/yarn/polymer firm headquartered in Spartanburg, South […]

Thursday, March 23 Session of NCTO Annual Meeting Open to Media; Includes 2017 State of the U.S. Textile Industry Speech, Four Policy Presentations

WASHINGTON, DC – The Thursday, March 23 session of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) annual meeting in Washington, DC is open to the media.  It begins at 8:30 AM. It features the 2017 State of the U.S. Textile Industry speech, and policy presentations on workforce, energy, tax reform, and buy America/infrastructure issues respectively. […]