By Petah Marian

The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) and the United States Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel (USA-ITA) also point out that the average EU tariff on apparel is 12% and the average US tariff on apparel is 15%.

"These duties should be phased out as they impact company profit margins in the current economic climate. Textiles, apparel and footwear remain some of the highest tariffs and the elimination of these barriers are a top priority in the TTIP," they said.

Click here to read the entire article on the just-style website.