U.S. to Raise Section 301 Tariffs to 30 Percent on October 1 for First, Second and Third Lists of Merchandise; New Fourth List Tariffs to be Increased to 15 Percent as of September 1.
Trump Threatens to Use Extraordinary Powers Against U.S. Companies Manufacturing in China
On Aug. 23, 2019, President Trump Tweeted his intentions to:
Raise the... Read More »
Save the date to join your peers at The Vision Council's 2020 Executive Summit—to be held Jan. 29–31 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, Florida.
Taking place at a new luxury location for the Summit, this exclusive event is filled with opportunities for executive-level networking, leadership development, economic trends and... Read More »
You're invited to join The Vision Council at the Lab Division Hall of Fame award ceremony and reception on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. in conjunction with Vision Expo West 2019 in Las Vegas.
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Enjoy cocktails and dinner while recognizing this year's Lab Division Directors' Choice Award recipient Steve... Read More »
The Vision Council would like to alert members that Chinese-origin spectacle lenses, spectacle frames, sunglasses, reading glasses, eyeglasses, safety glasses, goggles and many low vision devices will be subject to an additional 10 percent tariff starting Sept. 1, 2019 and Dec. 15, 2019.
Earlier today, the Trump administration set forth two sub-... Read More »
New at Vision Expo West 2019, The Vision Council will be hosting a meeting for all members—Insights: An All Member Session—prior to individual Division meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
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Join us for a light breakfast and updates from The Vision Council's VisionWatch research, government and regulatory... Read More »
The Vision Council will host a series of member meetings and events during Vision Expo West 2019. Click here to view the full schedule.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z80 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) for Ophthalmic Optics is honored to be selected as the host organization for the fall 2019 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC172/SC7 Ophthalmic Optics and Instruments meeting. The standards process serves as the critical... Read More »
President Trump Tweeted today his intention to subject the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports to a 10 percent tariff as of Sept. 1, 2019. According to the Tweet, the increased tariffs are the result of China's failure to purchase large quantities of U.S. agricultural products and its inability to stop the flow of Chinese-origin Fentanyl... Read More »
The Vision Council's Sunglass & Reader Division (SRD) invites all Division members to attend its annual happy hour at Vision Expo West. Please join us to network with fellow members, and enjoy an open bar and light hors d'oeuvres.
Date: Friday, Sept. 20, 2019Time: 5:30p.m.–7:30p.m.Place: The Bouchon, located on the 10th floor of the Venezia... Read More »
Directors' Choice Award Recipient and 2019 Lab Division Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The Vision Council is pleased to announce the Lab Division's Directors' Choice Award recipient and the industry veterans who have been selected to be inducted into the Lab Division Hall of Fame for 2019.
The Division has named Steve Sutherlin, The Vision... Read More »