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US coalition sends proposal for PPE purchases


An US industry coalition representing the full spectrum of personal protective equipment (PPE) production recently sent a proposal to requesting the government to create strong domestic procurement rules for federal PPE purchases like the Berry Amendment in 1941 and the Kissel Amendment in 2009.

The coalition also requested for incentives to purchase indigenously-manufactured PPE, and assistance for reconstituting domestic PPE supply chains. Further, the coalition requested the government to implement forward-looking policies to shore up strategic national stockpile and to identify, incentivize and maintain a robust domestic supply chain for PPE and medical supplies.

Signatories to the proposal included National Council of Textile Organizations, the Alliance for American Manufacturing, American Sheep Institute, INDA: Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, the Narrow Fabrics Institute, the National Cotton Council, the Parachute Industry Association, the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, SEAMS: Association of the US Sewn Products Industry, the South Carolina Textile Council, the US Industrial Fabrics Institute and the United States Footwear Manufacturers Association.