By Kristi Ellis with contributions from Evan Clark, Arthur Friedman

Julia Hughes, president of the U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel, said: “When the government reopens, I think there will certainly be an effort to move quickly to finalize [the short supply concept] part of the discussions so we can all move on to talk about the larger areas of importance — rules of origin, market access and enforcement language.”

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