INDA Recognizes Efforts of Lawmakers on Harmonized Tariff Schedule

Bills sponsored by Ohio lawmakers aim to streamline absorbent products classification

CARY,  N.C. — May 17, 2012 — Bills sponsored by two Ohio legislators – Senator  Sherrod Brown (D–OH) and Representative Jean Schmidt (R–OH-2nd)  – making a technical correction to the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule  have been recognized by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics  Industry, as a significant step towards a fairer, more effective trade  for American manufacturers.

The  correction specified in the two bills simplifies the tariff treatment  of modern hygiene absorbent products. The proposed change brings  U.S. regulation into conformance with the 2007 U.S. and E.U. joint  proposal to the World Customs Organization. In addition, the new  classification will help streamline commerce at no cost to taxpayers.

“INDA  wishes to recognize the leadership of Senator Sherrod Brown and  Representative Jean Schmidt for sponsoring bills to make a technical  correction to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S.,” says INDA  President Rory Holmes. “The nonwovens industry appreciates the support  of Sen. Brown and Rep. Schmidt for taking this key step to improve the  export competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers.”

INDA is the leading global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry. Since 1968, INDA has provided a variety of industry focused networking events to help members increase sales and market share. INDA is the nonwoven industry’s premier source for market leading education, global forecasts, testing standards and trend reports which provides members the information and knowledge to better plan and execute their business. Through its on-the-ground efforts in Washington DC, INDA provides members a strong voice within government on topics that affect the nonwovens industry. For more information visit

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