NAFTA Changes May Hurt US Yarn Producers: ITC

Law360, New York (January 5, 2010, 4:21 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that proposed changes to the rules of origin for certain textiles and apparel under the North American Free Trade Agreement could harm U.S. yarn producers.

While most of the changes are likely to help U.S. producers, the proposed rule change for yarns and thread containing acrylic and modacrylic fibers could slightly boost imports of those products from Canada, the ITC said in a staff report released Dec. 30.

The small increase in imports could harm domestic producers of craft...
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