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WWD: House Committee Approves Free Trade Pacts

WWD

By Kristi Ellis

...“We do think there is more opportunity to expand trade in the three agreements,” said Julia Hughes, president of the U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel. “We are very supportive of the trade deals, but we are disappointed that all of the agreements were based on a yarn forward rule of origin,” which precludes third-party inputs being used, and do not include cumulation, which would link benefits among other countries involved in bilateral or regional trade agreements with the U.S.

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