Washington, D.C.- November 6, 2016 – The Democratic Coalition Against Trump lodged a complaint against Ivanka Trump with the Office of International Trade on Sunday afternoon for possible import violations for her clothing line under the same name. The Coalition uncovered 26 shipments imported to the United States for Ivanka’s clothing line, spanning from 2013 to 2016, including the term “Iranian Flag Vessel.” The Coalition is asking U.S. Customs and Border Protection to determine if shipments for Ivanka’s clothing line were imported on vessels registered in Iran, which would violate U.S. sanctions made against the country at the time.
“Ivanka put herself in the public eye when she chose to campaign for her father in his run for President, despite the fact that she has supported Democrats for a majority of her life. That means her past business practices, regarding not only imports but also how she treats her employees, were brought to the forefront as well,” said Francesca Lucia, National Finance Director of the Coalition. “We are asking the professionals at U.S. Customs and Border Protection to determine if Ivanka’s trade practices regarding these shipments were compliant or not, and to take the appropriate next steps if they were not.”
About the Democratic Coalition Against Trump
The Democratic Coalition Against Trump is an arm of Keep America Great PAC, a grassroots coalition aimed at making sure that Donald Trump never becomes President. The Democratic Coalition Against Trump serves as the home of the anti-Trump movement for Democrats and has chairs in all 50 states and D.C. The state chairs of the coalition include Democratic elected officials, party chairs, delegates, grassroots leaders and activists. In addition the Coalition runs Artists Against Trump which includes Award Winning Actor Danny Glover, Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead and Former Correspondent Aasif Mandvi and over 50 artists.