30 Sep 2023

NCBFAA Briefs Members on What to Expect from CBP and PGAs During Government Shutdown

  NCBFAA Regulatory Agencies Committee (RAC) Chair Mike Lahar, Vice Chair Karen Damon, and Counsel Cindy Thomas briefed members about the expected response to the government shutdown by the following PGAs: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—Overall, the FDA will do better than most federal agencies, retaining approximately 80 percent of its workforce, due in part […]

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12 Jul 2023

Retailers Embrace the Power of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the retail industry through its seamless integration of automation, data analysis, and advanced machine learning algorithms. This powerful combination is elevating the customer experience, optimizing business performance, and significantly boosting profits for forward-thinking brands. As leading retailers have already embraced this cutting-edge technology to gain a competitive edge, analysts predict […]

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10 Jul 2023

Fashion Sustainability Faces an Uphill Battle with CEOs in the Current Economy

On July 30, there was an unexpected announcement from American firm Bolt Threads, revealing that the production of its mycelium-based leather alternative, Mylo, had come to a halt. Mylo had emerged as one of the most promising and innovative materials in the fashion industry. Notably, renowned designer Stella McCartney collaborated with Bolt Threads to test […]

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10 Jun 2023

Baltimore Field Office of CBP Secures Top Rank in Intercepting Stolen Vehicles Bound for Overseas Shipment

During fiscal year 2022 (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022), the Baltimore Field Office of CBP achieved a significant milestone by intercepting 239 stolen vehicles, surpassing all other CBP field offices nationwide. The total value of these vehicles amounted to nearly $11.5 million. This accomplishment highlights the effectiveness of CBP officers in preventing stolen […]

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04 Feb 2023

Comments to USTR Show the Real‐​World Harms of the Trump‐​Biden China Tariffs

  In recent weeks, about 1,500 comments were filed with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) concerning the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration—and maintained by the Biden administration—on imports from China as a result of the recent trade war. The majority of the comments paint a bleak picture: the tariffs have—contrary to unsupported assertions you may […]

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