Sens. Propose Bill To Aid Haiti's Apparel Industry

Law360, New York (February 3, 2010, 1:20 PM EST) -- Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Bill Nelson, D.-Fla., have proposed a bill that would assist Haiti's devastated apparel industry — the country's main source of exports before the Jan. 12 earthquake — through measures such as renewed trade preferences.

The senators introduced the Renewing Hope for Haiti Act on Tuesday, saying it would prolong laws set to expire in September that allow Haiti to export apparel to the U.S. duty-free.

The proposed legislation would also streamline U.S. Customs and Border Protection processes and open up opportunities...
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