Today, the U.S. International Trade Commission held a hearing on the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act: Impact on U.S. Industries and Consumers and on Beneficiary Countries. USFIA Washington Counsel and Partner at Barnes & Thornburg, David Spooner, testified on USFIA's behalf. You can read a 500 word summary of USFIA's testimony here, but the main point of our argument was this: "The program’s utility is greatly hampered by its rules of origin – and this has caused apparel production to shift to other countries in the region."