USTR Hails New Haiti Trade Preference Bill

Law360, New York (April 29, 2010, 3:40 PM EDT) -- U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has thrown his weight behind newly proposed legislation that would give Haiti's devastated apparel industry increased trade preferences.

The Haiti Economic Lift Program Act was introduced Wednesday by lawmakers in the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. The bill would hasten Haiti's economic recovery following a destructive earthquake in January.

The Senate version was introduced by Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, while the House bill was introduced by Reps. Dave...
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