By Kristi Ellis

...“I do think he is solidly in the camp of market-opening initiatives and [knows] the importance of trade agreements,” said Julia Hughes, president of the U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel. “With politics driving some votes more than substance, the fact that he still voted for it is a good thing.” Hughes said the trade community has not found anything specific in Ryan’s plan to slash government spending that would impact the trade agencies, the Commerce Department and U.S. Trade Representative’s Office...

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