Congress Must Act On Apparel Provisions Soon, USTR Says

Law360, New York (May 9, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Trade Representative on Wednesday pushed Congress to extend and alter provisions that promote apparel and textile trading with Africa and Latin America, saying a lack of action could lead to job losses and factory closures in developing countries.

The USTR's office said in a statement that Congress should act now to extend the third-country fabric provision in the African Growth and Opportunity Act — a law under which the U.S. offers trade preferences to sub-Saharan African countries — before it expires in September. The...
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