There’s an important under reported initiative called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is an international free trade agreement currently being negotiated between the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam. When the agreement is finalized it lets members export their product with lower fees, and essentially reduces large barriers to entry within member countries.
SOFREP recently read a report conducted by the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) that points out the US textile industry concerns over approval of the TPP, and the possibility of a congressional push to eliminate the Berry Amendment altogether.
Berry Amendment Excerpt
As of November 16, 2006, the law (Berry Amendment) restricts any funding appropriated or otherwise available to DoD from being used to buy the following end items, components, or materials unless they are wholly of US origin: An article or item of food; clothing; tents, tarpaulins, or covers; cotton and other natural fiber products; woven silk or woven silk blends; spun silk yarn for cartridge cloth; synthetic fabric or coated synthetic fabric (including all textile fibers and yarns that are for use in such fabrics); canvas products, or wool (whether in the form of fiber or yarn or contained in fabrics, materials, or manufactured articles)
-From the US Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy website
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God bless the TC hopping out. What a graphic pic. I hope he made it without too much damage. Great article sir, it’s amazing what’s for sale these days.
LanceHeckerman , ...Did you enclose a check for at least $1500.? Takes that for most letters to get past low level staffers. Unless something like "My son held in Chinese jail..." many have staffers who see complaint about U.S. policy for example and don't read... just send form letter or E-Mail on Congressman's position on China... usually straddles the fence, but savagely against attacks on motherhood and courageously opposed to forest fires... ... ... There are a handful of people in office out there who can see farther than the next election. But you might need Diogenes to find them... YP
Stoopid Americans! When you launch your weapons at us we will send signal to our counterfeit electronic component that we successfully entered into your defense contractor's supply chain! This signal will redirect the weapon back to source! Hehehehehehehehe....poohead Americans! The thigh friction of your overweight soldiers will cause our Chinese made uniforms to spontaneously combust! We are such genius and you so stooooooopid!
clluelo Schmitti Larry Schwartz Catch them rat bastards! They don't care who dies from their shit product as long as they make their money! We must also remember they have partners here in the US that are distributing this crap!
StormR Not sure what goes through the mind of some of these Chinese CEO's to risk the death penalty in order to make a buck. Many of those human anatomical bodies on display throughout the US are executed prisoners. The displays became so popular that they made more crimes eligible for death in order to meet the demand for these displays and for organ transplant. Gotta love them Chinese entrepreneurs!