Trade Group Seeks Some TPP Footwear, Apparel Protections

Law360, New York (October 17, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT) -- An outdoor equipment industry group said Thursday that the U.S. should push to maintain trade protections on certain apparel and footwear in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but that tariffs on other products should be immediately phased out.

The Outdoor Industry Association — a trade group representing manufacturers and retailers of outdoor recreation, apparel and equipment — said it had sent a proposal to the U.S. and Vietnamese governments detailing how the proposed TPP trade agreement should handle tariffs on certain apparel and footwear products. The U.S. and...
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