By Brian Wingfield

"The benefits the U.S. considering curbing for the Asian nation don't apply to apparel and are therefore 'the wrong tool' in dealing with worker safety in Bangladesh, Julia Hughes, president of the United States Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel, said in a phone interview. 'We agree with the goals' of improving working conditions. 'We want to look at a government-to-government summit first, and then let's bring in the private sector,' Hughes said."

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