NCTO Applauds Buy American Executive Order
April 21, 2017
The National Council of Textile Organizations 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 on behalf of the U.S. textile industry.
“Buying American is good for the country, good for American jobs, and good for the U.S. textile industry.”
“Since 1941, a Buy American law applying to the Department of Defense known as the Berry Amendment has supported American troops, strengthened national security and incentivized U.S. textile industry investment and innovation. This is a concrete example of how Buy American laws benefit the U.S. economy and its workers,” Tantillo said, noting that DOD sourced roughly $1.5 billion in textiles and clothing last year under the Berry Amendment.
ASI is a member of the National Council of Textile Organizations.