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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