By Leonie Barrie

Indeed, writing on just-style earlier this year, Julia Hughes, president, United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), pointed out that most brands and retailers are making their sourcing plans at least nine months to two years in advance, which is well past the AGOA expiration date.

"I've heard from a few small and medium-sized companies that they have already started to pull out of AGOA factories. This is incredibly unfortunate, because many of those factories were just getting back on their feet after we went through the last-minute AGOA renewal in 2012," she said.

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