INDA’s Government Affairs office in Washington, DC, serves as your “eyes and ears” in our nation’s capital. Here, we represent you and all members of our industry, supporting legislation that improves our business prospects, and generates detailed comments on regulatory activities that could threaten industry activity or are misguided. On our members’ behalf, we employ a full-time representative in Washington, DC. INDA’s Director of Government Affairs, Jessica Franken, serves as a liaison/advocate between our members, our industry, and federal officials on a diverse array of issues. Members receive the monthly INDA Washington Alert newsletter to stay informed on legislative and regulatory activities that impact their business. Topics range from recent and proposed legislation, to review and analysis of regulations, and other U.S. and world policy issues. This newsletter is available via email and in the Members’ Only section of the INDA website.
INDA’s done a great job for our company and our industry as it relates to government advocacy, whether it’s the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, or handling the Trump Section 301 tariffs, or work on anti-dumping measures. It’s really been a great asset for us and a great resource just keeping us informed and knowledgeable in the process on how our industry’s interfacing with the government and customs and duties.
– Robert P. Kunik, President, Consolidated Fibers
In 2020, Consolidated Fibers faced numerous challenges with new Section 301 tariffs on rayon. A host of rayon harmonized tariff codes entered the industry and they were all treated differently, as duties changed from 25% to 15% to 7.5% to zero. Understanding the process and the intricacies of the changes to harmonized tariff codes was key. INDA’s Government Affairs team helped Consolidated Fibers gain knowledge – and even walked them through the wording of a petition request.