By Deborah Belgum 

U.S. clothing makers are eagerly watching how a new free-trade agreement between the United States and eight other countries plays out as negotiators get ready to meet again in March in Australia... 

“As it stands today, textiles and apparel are treated differently than other products. Restrictive rules such as the 'yarn-forward' style rule of origin, which require all the materials that go into a garment to originate and be assembled in a TPP country to receive tariff-free treatment are unworkable in today’s global value chains,” the USA-ITA wrote.  

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