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Importers Concerned With Port Security Plan

Apparel importers, regularly stressed about the timing of deliveries, are anxious about a House vote set for today on a bill that would require 100 percent...

Autor also insisted the cost associated with the container seals could be prohibitive.

"People like to say this will just be pennies per garment, but the fact is there are 12 million containers that come into the U.S. a year and when you multiply that against the cost of a seal, that is not an insubstantial amount of money and somebody will have to pay for it," Autor said. "The ability of retailers to raise prices to offset the costs is limited and that new cost will go to the bottom line."

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