By Kristi Ellis

"Julia Hughes, president of the U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel, said that while TPP will be a priority for Froman, the U.S.-EU free-trade agreement will be a 'close second.'"

"'The talks with the EU will drag on for a long time, as we know from the tough negotiating stance the EU and U.S. have taken in past discussions,' Hughes said. 'The EU trade talks are very important. Duties are important, but also finding ways to deal with the inconsistent regulatory barriers is critical.'"

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