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WagerWire Launches Buying and Selling of Fantasy Entries in App


WagerWire, a sports gaming marketplace technology company serving sportsbooks and fantasy operators, today announced that buying and selling is now live in their app, available in the iOS and Google Play stores. This marks the first time that fantasy players can legally buy and sell daily fantasy Pick’em entries with the tap of a button. WagerWire users are now able to buy and sell RealTime Fantasy Sports entries on the app, with more fantasy operators to be added for trading soon. WagerWire announced their integration with RealTime Fantasy in January 2024, allowing users to sell their Pick’em lineups while in progress, including during the actual game, directly on the RTFS platform. During the NFL playoffs, the marketplace saw 12% of all DFS Pick’em lineups sell on the secondary market. “This is a paradigm shifting moment for fantasy,” said WagerWire Co-Founder and CEO Zach Doctor. “This launch represents a way to bring more ownership and control over their entries. For the first time, there is a way to cash in on your lineups even if they go on to lose - by selling it to a friend or on the open market. The excitement is palpable.” The newly launched fantasy marketplace is the latest addition to the growing technology portfolio of WagerWire’s parent company Wire Industries, Inc. Their app already hosts an array of marketplace tools for both sports betting and fantasy including stat tracking, account syncing, bet value graph builders and calculator, and social features that allow users to follow how their friends, influencers, or sharps are playing. “I’ve been playing fantasy for years, but being able to sell my DFS lineups is game-changing," said Braiden Payne, RealTime Fantasy Sports veteran user. "I’m also loving being able to buy and sell in-game and see the progress of my picks with live price suggestions. The RT marketplace in the WagerWire app takes an already great and easy-to-use experience to the next level.” WagerWire was recently shortlisted for two awards at SBC North America – Rising Star of the Year and Affiliate of the Year, in addition to EGR's Rising Star of the Year and Hashtag Sport’s Best X Presence award. WagerWire burst onto the scene in 2021 with the announcement of a high-profile seed round led by Miami Marlins co-owner Roger Ehrenberg, Eberg Capital and NBA All-Star Richard Jefferson. They are a licensed affiliate and media partner to top US sportsbooks including BetMGM, BetRivers, Caesars, FanDuel, Hard Rock Bet, SuperBook and more. WagerWire content has been viewed over 250M times in the past year and has been featured in the New York Post, USA Today, Bleacher Report, ESPN, Bloomberg and CNBC, among others. WagerWire empowers fantasy players and bettors to take control of their action and treat their fantasy lineups, contest entries, and sports bets as assets that can be bought and sold at any time. WagerWire’s proprietary GLI-33 certified marketplace technology can be directly embedded into sportsbook apps, and also powers the WagerWire app that serves as an aggregated marketplace of bets across partner sportsbooks. The WagerWire Media Network that generates engaging daily sports and betting content “By Fans, For Fans.” You can download WagerWire in the Apple App Store and Google Play, and find them @WagerWire on Twitter and LinkedIn, or @WagerWireLive on TikTok and Instagram. WagerWire is dedicated to providing users with a responsible gaming environment. If you think you or someone you know may have a gambling problem, resources are available. Call 1-800-GAMBLER. Contact Details Bailey Irelan Company Website

July 01, 2024 10:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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DOGE’s Rebound Attempt Fails, Amid Raboo’s Dominating Price Action Surpassing Rival Coin Pepe

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The cryptocurrency market is expanding, but so is the volatility. On one hand we have Dogecoin on a bullish trend, on the other hand we have Pepe on a bearish trend. Raboo, a new AI meme coin has appeared with loads of amazing features. Raboo is still in its presale and has raised over $1.6 million, which is very impressive. Analysts expect the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to grow 233% during presale and 100x on launch day. Keep reading to find out more. DOGE attempts to validate bullish pattern Dogecoin is presently trading in a bullish wave. But the coin may not be able to maintain the pattern to start meaningful price climb, if investors do not take control. The dynamics around DOGE are being keenly watched by the market. This is because changes in its price could have an impact on the altcoin market as a whole. The distribution of Dogecoin's supply among its holders is showing a noticeable shift, which could lead to additional declines in the meme coin's price that'll be presented on a daily chart. The shift in ownership of DOGE mid- and long-term investors to short-term holders raises questions over the stability of the altcoin price. The amount of DOGE held by short-term holders has increased significantly over the last month. It has increased from 10.5 billion DOGE to 13.4 billion DOGE. This noteworthy expansion emphasizes the growing tendency toward short-term trading activity, which may increase market volatility. Pepe: bulls struggle to recover from downward trend Pepe is down by 27% from its all time high in May this year, however, some traders think the coin could become victorious, especially if Bitcoin’s BTC/USD performance picks up. A recent deal was released by Binance, for cryptocurrency users who want to earn PEPE coins simply by buying and holding PEPE for increased interest rates. Users can get rewards if they send at least $0.01 using Binance Pay for the first time. With this promotion, cryptocurrency users can win up to 100 million PEPE coins. The price of PEPE coins has been dropping lately. PEPE saw a 7.84% decrease in value following the announcement of Binance Pay's offer. Investors are switching to Raboo since the PEPE coin price prediction does not yet present any advantages. Satoshi, a popular crypto analyst, detailed in a tweet the wave patterns he observed on the Pepe chart and predicted a wave of 3 candles. He also suggested that there might be a mirror wave 2 retracement before the green candle happens. The altcoin price still has a chance of going bullish and even breaking it all time high. But only patient enough investors will witness this. Raboo grabs investors attention with 100x potential Raboo ($RABT) is a popular new meme coin that is making waves in the market as an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), demonstrating why ICOs are fantastic avenues for making investments. Raboo's initial coin offering (ICO) offers investors the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge initiatives from the very beginning. By incorporating artificial intelligence to improve user engagement and content creation, Raboo sets itself apart from other meme coins. Raboo stands out in the competitive meme coin market thanks to its AI-driven strategy, which also highlights the company's potential for significant expansion and influence in the cryptocurrency field. By taking part in the Raboo presale, investors will become a part of a ground-breaking initiative that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to reimagine the meme coin genre, providing a special fusion of community, technology, and entertainment. Raboo’s presale is now underway, with tokens available at $0.0048, analysts say $RABT can easily explode 100x by the time it hits the markets this year. Conclusion Between the rise of Dogecoin and Pepe's price, Raboo is standing out as the best crypto to invest in this year. Meme coins are now making noise, becoming the money makers of the crypto market. Raboo is very affordable, giving the opportunity for anyone to join in. Small risk for a great reward. Even though it is yet to launch, Raboo has aimed to be a top 20 coin and it is currently on the right path. You can participate in the Raboo presale here: Telegram: Twitter: Contact Details Total Media Solutions Company Website

June 30, 2024 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shedding Light on Cystic Fibrosis


Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare, progressive, and genetic disease that currently affects about 40,000 people in the United States. CF is the result of a defective gene, inherited from each parent, and the disease can impact people of all races and ethnicities. Recently, KC White, Board Chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the disease, her personal journey, and how the Foundation is helping progress care and treatment options. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: CF is a life-shortening disease that prevents our bodies from clearing mucus. This can lead to lung infections, poor nutrition, lung disease, and a host of unique challenges that can impact every aspect of a person’s life. When it was first discovered, it was considered a fatal pediatric disease. But due to transformative advancements in treatments and high-quality care, the life-expectancy for someone born with CF today is 56. While that number is climbing there is still a long way to go and unfortunately, not all people with CF equally benefit from this progress. KC White was elected chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2022 after serving on the Board since 2005. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 3, White has been a committed volunteer and inspiring advocate for the Foundation since childhood and is the first person with CF to serve as board chair. When she was diagnosed, she wasn’t expected to live past high school age, but her family refused to accept that fate, which prompted their dedication to the Foundation’s work. Because of recent treatments known as modulators, about 90% of the CF population (including KC) experienced an incredible transformation in their health. With this though, comes navigating unplanned challenges including careers, finances, family, and more. In addition to fueling the research, particularly in genetic therapies, that will lead to transformative treatments for the entire CF population, the CF Foundation works to support the CF community in all aspects of their lives through support programs and fostering connection opportunities. The CF Foundation is committed to finding a cure and providing all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives. The Foundation is aggressively funding research and drug development, advancing high-quality, specialized care, and partnering with and advocating for the CF community. For more information, visit CFF.ORG About KC White KC White was elected chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2022 after serving on the Board since 2005. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 3, White has been a committed volunteer and inspiring advocate for the Foundation since childhood, speaking at her first Foundation event when she was only 9 years old. She is the first person with CF to serve as board chair. White received her Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022 and currently serves as an assistant instructor in the program. She is also the Head Varsity Women’s Lacrosse coach for the Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Tigers. She and her husband, Justin, have one son, Mac. About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization leading the relentless pursuit of a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation is committed to providing all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, advancing high-quality, specialized care, and partnering with and advocating for the CF community. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. The organization supports and accredits a national network of over 130 CF care centers recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. Also, the Foundation manages support programs and fosters connection opportunities for the CF community. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation’s impact is made possible by the work of nearly 70 local chapters across the country. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

June 28, 2024 12:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Machupicchu is the only wonder of the world to have Carbon Neutral certification


Today, June 27, in the context of the 17th anniversary of its election as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu, in the Cusco region, has again received the certificate as a "Carbon Neutral Destination". This achievement places Peru at the forefront of environmental sustainability and the efforts to combat the effects of climate change. Our world wonder has received this distinction as a result of the commitment of the public and private sectors, who joined forces to achieve this valuable result. On the one hand, the driving group formed by the Municipality of Machupicchu, AJE Group, Inkaterra and Tetra Pak, and the allied group formed by PROMPERÚ, World Xchange, Luz del Sur, Bosques Amazónicos (BAM), Latam and CANATUR. The certification was awarded by Green Initiative, the leading company in climate certification in the tourism sector, which recognizes the fulfillment of its decarbonization goals. To achieve this recognition, the Machupicchu Historic Sanctuary has adopted effective measures to reduce its carbon footprint and offset remaining emissions, implementing sustainable practices such as solid waste management and promoting a circular economy. "At PROMPERÚ, we have the firm purpose of contributing to the sustainable and decentralized development of our country," stated PROMPERÚ's Executive President, Claricia Tirado, at the ceremony held at Manco Cápac Square in Aguas Calientes. "All of us who play a role in the public or private sector have the responsibility to ensure that the economic benefits generated are accompanied by sustainable management," she added. It is important to highlight that the certification took the 2019 carbon emissions results as a baseline and focused on stimulating actions for the reduction, treatment and correct management of the waste generated. It also included raising awareness among residents, businesses and hotels. Along these lines, four processes were implemented to reuse usable waste: the installation of a PET plastic and cardboard compacting plant; a biodiesel plant to process waste oil from restaurants and casinos; an organic waste pyrolyzing plant to generate natural charcoal; and two glass crushing machines to convert bottles into grit for construction and ornamental purposes. This circular economy model allows us to give a new life to usable waste such as plastic, cardboard, Tetra Pak containers and glass, in addition to oil treatment. PROMPERÚ continues to promote and work on responsible and sustainable tourism. We know that it is more than trying to stand out, it is a necessity. Peru Export and Tourism Promotion Board (PROMPERÚ). We are the government agency in charge of the development and implementation of global strategies to position Peru via the promotion of its image, touristic destinations, added value exports and inversions. Contact Details José Carlos Collazos Company Website

June 27, 2024 05:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Kampgrounds of America’s Summer Camping Guide and Trends


A video accompanying this announcement is available at: According to Kampgrounds of America’s 10th annual Camping and Outdoor Hospitality Report, travelers are looking for ways to slow down, recharge, and reconnect. There is no better way to do this than to make lifelong memories spending time outdoors with loved ones, roasting marshmallows over a fire, and exploring beautiful landscapes in iconic destinations at a KOA campground. Here are some interesting findings: Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, 4.4 million new campers have embraced the camping lifestyle each year. Among the 51% of campers who have taken a road trip in the past year, most (76%) include camping during their trips. Campers are prioritizing wellness and embracing a slower pace of life with 79% of travelers planning to use forest immersion, meditation, yoga and/or mindful strolls during their trips. In the past year alone, 58% of campers have tried glamping, with 36% of guests planning to try glamping for the first time this year. “Over the last decade, we’ve observed a significant increase in active camping households,” said Diane Eichler, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Kampgrounds of America, Inc. “Our research shows that in the past ten years, over 40 million North Americans tried camping for the first time. Camping has evolved from a cherished outdoor pastime to an established leisure travel segment, reflecting a growing desire among travelers to connect with nature and loved ones.” With more than 500 locations in iconic destinations throughout North America, KOA provides unparalleled access to nature's beauty and outdoor adventures for campers of all ages. With a diverse array of accommodations, KOA caters to all experience levels. Options range from traditional tent camping and RV pull-through sites to deluxe cabins and unique glamping accommodations such as safari tents. KOA campgrounds are also equipped with a variety of amenities, including swimming pools, playgrounds, organized recreational activities, and even puppy playgrounds, ensuring a memorable experience for both relaxation and adventure-seeking campers. On June 5th, live from Kampgrounds of America’s first and oldest campground in Billings, Montana, Diane Eichler, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Kampgrounds of America, conducted a nationwide media tour. Topics that were discussed included: Unique findings from KOA’s Camping and Outdoor Hospitality Report. Top trends and preferences of campers. Ways campers prioritize health and wellness and seek outdoor therapy to relax and recharge in nature. Insider tips, insights and recommended destinations and campgrounds to check out this camping season. SURVEY METHODOLOGY The results of the 10th North American Camping and Outdoor Hospitality Report are based on a total of 4,100 surveys completed among a random sample of U.S. (n=2,900) and Canadian (n=1,200) households. Within the U.S. sample of households, results are stratified by Census Region: Northeast (n=725), Midwest (n=725), South (n=725), and West (n=725). Overall, a sample of n=2,900 U.S. households is associated with a margin of error of +/- 1.82 percentage points, while a sample of n=1,200 Canadian households is associated with a margin of error of 2.83 percentage points. All surveys were completed only via an outbound solicitation sent to a randomly selected cross-section of U.S. and Canadian households. In order to calculate overall incidence, the sample of respondents was statistically balanced to ensure that the results are in line with overall population figures for age, gender, and ethnicity. Some results may not add to 100 percent due to rounding. ABOUT KAMPGROUNDS OF AMERICA Kampgrounds of America, Inc. has been the definitive leader in outdoor hospitality for more than 60 years. United under the mission of “connecting people to the outdoors and each other,” the company consists of two unique brands: KOA and Terramor Outdoor Resorts. KOA, the world’s largest system of privately-owned, open-to-the-public campgrounds, consists of more than 500 franchised and owned campgrounds. With unrivaled brand visibility, KOA also offers campground owners and operators unparalleled support in campground education, design, recruitment, marketing and technology. For more information, visit Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

June 27, 2024 12:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Flash Appoints Chris Donus as President

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Flash, the leading end-to-end parking technology platform, today announced that Chris Donus, the current CFO, has been appointed president of the organization. In the newly established role, Donus will expand his focus on day-to-day operations, working closely with the leadership team to execute transformative strategies that include the expansion of Flash’s burgeoning digital demand network, EV charging and parking platform scale, and driving the company’s regionalized branch organization to deliver unmatched partner experiences. Dan Sharplin will continue in his role as Chairman and CEO, focusing on international growth, strategic transactions, and ecosystem partnerships. “This promotion reflects Chris’s exceptional leadership and expertise at this time of tremendous momentum for Flash as we rapidly scale our industry-leading parking and EV charging digital ecosystem," said Flash CEO Dan Sharplin. “In the next 24 months, we anticipate more transformation in the parking industry than we’ve seen in several decades prior. Chris has the relevant experience to ensure we execute on our priorities that allow us to drive this industry transformation.” “We are building a parking and EV charging ecosystem where a seamless driver experience benefits everyone,” said Donus. “There is an incredible amount of innovation and hard work being done across Flash to build the platform and partnerships that further our position as the leader in parking and EV Charging technology. I look forward to ensuring the value we create is incomparable in my role as President of Flash.” Before Flash, Donus served as COO and CFO at Wheel Health, a venture-backed telehealth platform developer designed to connect companies and clinicians to deliver virtual care. He also served in senior leadership roles at Lyft as VP and Business Unit leader of Express Drive, the customer-facing fleet line of business, generating over $400 million in rental revenue and over $2 billion in Lyft rides. Prior to that, he was president of Silvercar from 2015 to 2018 alongside roles as COO, from 2017 to 2018, and CFO from 2012 to 2015. He has also served in leadership roles at Freescale Semiconductor, Hertz Global Holding, and Lucent Technologies. About Flash Flash is a pioneering technology company bringing seamless parking and EV charging experiences to drivers through a first-of-its-kind digital ecosystem. Flash’s platform connects reservable parking and charging in the apps drivers use every day with garage, surface lot, event, and valet parking locations—connected and controlled via a cloud-based operating system with unrivaled intelligence. Customer-obsessed brands partner with Flash to deliver digital, easy-to-use, reliable, and increasingly frictionless experiences to drivers eager to pay for a solution that eliminates wasted time, excess emissions, and stress. The solution has arrived. Contact Details Razor Sharp PR Ray Young +1 512-694-6097 Company Website

June 27, 2024 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Dive into Summer Travel Bliss: St. Kitts Could be Your Ultimate Vacation Destination!


A video accompanying this announcement is available at: With its captivating blend of rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant culture, St. Kitts offers a remarkable experience for travelers seeking an authentic and unforgettable getaway. With an abundance of opportunities to explore the island's rich heritage, the “Summer of Fun” offers a chance to experience the very best of what makes St. Kitts stand out from other Caribbean destinations. From music and adventure to culture and cuisine, visitors can delight in the myriads of ways to soak up all St. Kitts has to offer. The “Summer of Fun” events include the St. Kitts Music Festival (June 22-30), St. Kitts and Nevis Restaurant Week (July 11-21), and CPL 20 Cricket (August 21-September 8). Traveler’s who visit St. Kitts during the Summer of Fun will no doubt feel the rich heritage and culture of the Federation. Beautiful views, friendly locals, delicious food, and a rich history are all waiting to be experienced. There is something for everyone, from history buffs who can view UNESCO-recognized sites to adventure lovers who can find scuba diving, extreme hiking, and ziplining. A country this thrilling has to be seen to be believed. “The essence of our Summer of Fun extends beyond the exceptional events. It encapsulates the Kittitian spirit that defines the culture and shares it with incoming travelers,” said Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. “We're eager to welcome visitors from across the globe into our vibrant community, where they can immerse themselves in an array of enriching experiences.” “We are thrilled with the ongoing success that St. Kitts has received over the past year,” said Honorable Marsha Henderson, Minister of Tourism, International Transport, Civil Aviation, Urban Development, Employment, and Labor. “Our new campaigns and promotions will help keep the momentum going throughout 2024 and beyond. We look forward to increasing awareness, sharing the beauty of the island, and providing a memorable travel experience to those visiting St. Kitts.” Visitors are reminded to regularly check the St. Kitts Tourism Authority website ( ) for updates and information Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

June 26, 2024 10:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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First and Last PR

First and Last PR, a communications agency that specializes in public relations, influencer campaigns and social media marketing, renowned for an unparalleled delivery in serving communication solutions to legacy brands announces its two new public relations offerings, tailored specifically to meet the needs of indie and emerging beauty, wellness and lifestyle brands: PR Powerboost for emerging brands and Seasonal Spotlights that will focus on inclusion during key holiday times of the year. “With over 25 years of industry experience, the one thing that remains consistent is that emerging brands need support and should not have to choose between a great communications team and packaging,” said Stephanie Scott-Bradshaw, First and Last PR ’s CEO & Communicator-in-Chief. “When it comes to media relations and digital marketing, we are here to serve. We look forward to seeing more indie and emerging brands grow with our newest service offerings. Whether you're a direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand with hopes of being in store or have recently landed at retail, we know that it's not enough to have shelf space. What you really need, is an experienced team with a strategic plan that will help push your brand’s visibility and awareness so that you remain on shelf. That's why we designed these programs for you.” First and Last PR has developed a proprietary communications formula for success that has been proven with a track record of long standing client relations and a range of case studies highlighting brands within beauty, wellness and lifestyle space and more. Recognizing the unique challenges and opportunities within the industry as of late, First and Last PR is leveraging their years of experience and deep understanding of the market by offering even more comprehensive solutions to new clients with two new offerings designed to cater to the distinct needs of brands: PR Powerboost Program: The new service tailors exclusively indie beauty, lifestyle and wellness brands looking to increase brand visibility and establish a strong presence in this saturated market. The PR Powerboost Program includes representation from First and Last PR’s experienced specialists who will actively craft press releases and media pitches, form media relations, create strategic PR plans including development into industry awards and more. With a focus on amplifying brand narratives and generating impactful media coverage, First and Last PR is committed to becoming a partner and empowering your brands to thrive in a competitive landscape. Seasonal Spotlights Pitch Program: As the holiday season quickly approaches, First and Last PR understands the importance of securing placements in top-tier gift guides, maximizing brand exposure and driving sales during the most important time of year. This exclusive new service offering is available to indie clients only, allowing them to stand out during three key holiday gifting times of the year. Each comprehensive four-month public relations campaign is available throughout key moments of the year such as Holiday season; Black History Month and Women’s History Month; Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation time. This unique program will be highly focused and solely be dedicated to pitching beauty, lifestyle and wellness brands to the most top-tier holiday gift guides. With a strategic approach crafted from our seasoned publicists, this targeted outreach ensures your brands’ products will stand out as must-have gifts during the season. For more information on First and Last PR’s new and existing services, please visit First and Last PR is looking forward to learning more about how they can partner with your brand to drive growth, build brand awareness and receive overall success together. About First and Last PR First and Last PR connects your company to the right people. Founded in 2012 by a frustrated beauty editor that wanted to change how brands were being represented in the market and the client experience, this highly regarded and influential public relations agency specializes in creating exceptional experiences and delivering unparalleled solutions to renowned public relations, social media marketing clients. The award-winning, results-focused and skilled at executing unique and purposeful messaging that leverages the power of connections, collaborations and conversations. Contact Details First and Last PR Camille Gordon Company Website

June 26, 2024 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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American Paper Plate Coalition Welcomes Preliminary Duties on Imports from China and Vietnam

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Today, the U. S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its preliminary determination that the governments of China and Vietnam unfairly subsidize their paper plate industries, and the resulting duties on imports from each country: up to 313.14 percent on imports from China and up to 237.65 percent on imports from Vietnam. The American Paper Plate Coalition ("APPC") representing the majority of imports of Amercan paper pllate production, welcomes the decision to impose duties. "The unlawful subsidies received by Chinese and Vietnamese producers have given them an unfair advantage in the U.S. market - this has haad a direct negative impact on American producerrs and employees," said William P. Biggens, Jr., President and Co-Owner of APPC member Aspen Products, Inc. "Imposing duties to offset unlawful subsidies is an important first step to ensuring the future health of our industry. We are encouraged that Commerce has taken prelininary action to restore a level playing field." Today’s announcements address petitions filed by the APPC in January, detailing unfair trade practices to sell unlawfully subsidized paper plates at less than fair value. Commerce began investigating the AD and CVD claims in February. The countervailing duty investigations concerning imports from China and Vietnam are ongoing and may lead to higher final CVD rates. Final determinations in the China and Vietnam CVD investigations are expected in early November 2024. Preliminary determinations in the companion AD investigations of imports from China, Vietnam, and Thailand are due August 22, 2024. “Today’s announcement and the high duties being imposed validate the analysis we presented when we filed these cases and the extent of the problem that drove us to file in the first place,” said Robert Epstein, President and CEO of APPC member AJM Packaging Corporation. “We appreciate the Commerce Department’s hard work and diligent efforts to administer our trade laws as Congress intended.” For more on the petitions, see the APPC’s press release. For more on the ITC’s investigation, see the Commission’s press release. For more on the DOC’s investigation, see the agency’s press release. About the American Paper Plate Coalition The American Paper Plate Coalition, representing the leading U.S. producers of paper plates, is comprised of AJM Packaging Corporation of Bloomfield Hills, MI; Aspen Products, Inc. of Kansas City, MO; Dart Container Corporation of Mason, MI; Hoffmaster Group, Inc. of Oshkosh, WI; Huhtamaki, Inc., of De Soto, KS; and Unique Industries, Inc. of Philadelphia, PA. For more information, visit,,,,, and The American Paper Plate Coalition is represented by Adam H. Gordon of The Bristol Group PLLC, a Washington, DC international trade law firm committed to defending American industry, agriculture, and manufacturing jobs. Contact Details Elizabeth Posthumus +1 202-445-9858

June 26, 2024 12:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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