This post from AAFA's Steve Lamar not only highlights the transparent process used to pass the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, or MTB, but also the benefits. As stated by Lamar:
we know that the MTB means U.S. jobs, often in the manufacturing sector. By reducing or suspending duties on certain imports that are not found in the United States, the MTB lowers costs for U.S. companies that depend on those imports for their competitiveness. It’s that simple.
And when we see the individual provisions that we hope will be included in the final MTB, we see the faces of the individual U.S. workers who will benefit once that MTB is enacted – be it the 35 factory workers in Taunton, MA, the 15 in Traveler’s Rest, SC, the 600 in Hendersonville, NC; the 600 in Douglas, GA; or the thousands more U.S. workers employed in the textile, apparel, and footwear industry throughout the United States.
Below is a picture from our Tumblr page showing imported raw acrylic fiber being prepared for the manufacturing process for that Douglas, GA yarn spinning facility with 600 workers. Have a picture of your imports you'd like to show the world? You can submit it here!