This Thursday, June 20, Kenneth Bradley, chairman of The Vision Council Board of Directors, will represent the optical industry and testify at the Section 301 Tariffs Hearing Panel.
To read the full joint letter, click here. Questions can be directed to Greg Chavez, The Vision Council’s executive vice president of operations and membership, at email@example.com.
In addition to The Vision Council and Bradley's testimony, another eyewear company executive, John Alofs, CEO of ROI Eyewear, told VMAIL he is also on the schedule for June 20 to provide testimony, objecting to the proposed tariffs. Overall, an extensive range of executives and leaders from associations and companies in such fields as retail, fashion, electronics, lighting, utilities, steel, plastics, juvenile products, furniture, transportation, technology and footwear are on the schedule, which started June 17 and currently runs for seven days.
Details on the hearings are posted on the USTR site. In addition, several thousand individual comments have been posted as well.