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I have been advocating for many years for makers and the organizations that purport to serve our communities, to organize politically. Our interests are not being represented by our elected officials. It just got much easier and cheaper for US customers to buy products from overseas due to lowered tariffs and import fees. On the other hand, US makers are still severely restricted from selling overseas by high tariffs and import duties.
On March 10th, 2016 the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 went into effect. This is what happens when we are not minding our business. You can read the full text of the law here: https://www.congress.gov/…/114th-congre…/house-bill/644/text