House Passes Haiti Trade Bill, Sends It To Senate

Law360, New York (May 6, 2010, 1:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill that gives increased trade preferences to Haiti, moving the legislation along to the Senate.

In a bipartisan voice vote Wednesday, the House passed the Haiti Economic Lift Program Act, which is geared toward hastening Haiti's economic recovery following its devastating earthquake in January by allowing more goods from its apparel industry to enter the U.S. duty-free.

Haiti's apparel industry makes up the vast majority of the nation's goods shipped to the U.S., accounting for about 90...
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