"From a US perspective, our big agenda items for 2013 are the new negotiations to expand duty-free trading opportunities. The major on-going negotiation is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). TPP is the first major trade negotiation that the US initiated in the post-quota world - so we anticipate that it should also be the first US FTA that is going to move beyond a strict yarn forward rule of origin. Certainly that is the goal for USA-ITA members."

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