By Maria Dreyfuss

Speaking at a New York conference this week, Kim Glas, deputy assistant secretary for textiles and apparels at the US Department of Commerce, suggested proposals that may appease concerns of US garment and clothing importers concerned about restrictive 'yarn forward' rules in the draft TPP.

Glas told the United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel (USA-ITA) event that the US has recommended creating a 'short supply' list of yarns, fabrics, and textiles that cannot be sourced or manufactured from any of the member TPP countries.

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