TIN FEATURES

NCTO Advisory to the Trade — April 18, 2019
The Berry Amendment

The Berry Amendment  Background The Berry Amendment is a statutory requirement that restricts the Department of Defense (DoD) from using funds appropriated or otherwise available to DoD for procurement of food, clothing, fabrics, fibers, yarns, other made-up textiles, and hand or measuring tools that are not grown, reprocessed, reused, or produced in the United States. […]

NCTO Advisory to the Trade — April 4, 2019
Free Trade Agreement Benefits and YOU

Free Trade Agreement Benefits and YOU Background The United States has 14 free trade agreements (FTAs) with 20 nations. Two — NAFTA with Mexico and Canada, and DR-CAFTA with six Central American/Caribbean partners — are regional.  The rest are bilateral, meaning they each are between the U.S. and one partner nation. All but two — […]

NCTO Advisory to the Trade — March 28, 2019
The USMCA, Side-by-Side Comparison with NAFTA

The USMCA, Side-by-Side Comparison with NAFTA Background In talks launched in August 2017, the Trump administration initiated a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the aim of improving the deal to better serve American manufacturing interests.  NCTO supported the renegotiation effort as a means to modernize the 24-year-old agreement and make […]