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NTA adopts purchasing objectives

Industry News | February 1, 2009 | By:

A Government Textiles Committee of the National Textile Association (NTA) has adopted objectives to increase purchases of domestic textiles in U.S. government agencies. The seven objectives are:

  • Work with agencies, Congress and the Administration on matters related to textile and textile product purchases in government agencies;
  • Suggest improvements in government business practices regarding textile procurement;
  • Maintain a liaison with the Department of Defense (DoD) to support supply needs in an effective and timely manner;
  • Assist the government in updating specifications, purchase documents, test methods and other technical issues;
  • Maintain the Berry Amendment and its “Buy American” provisions for DoD;
  • Maintain relationships with other federal and state agencies that purchase clothing and textiles, such as the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Postal Service and Javits-Wagner-O’Day Program organizations; and
  • Develop opportunities for supplying textiles and textile products to foreign governments and agencies, when appropriate.

Read more about NTA’s statement of objectives at

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