US-Dominican Apparel Program Still Not Working, ITC Says

Law360, New York (July 26, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT) -- U.S. International Trade Commission said Friday that a program aimed at boosting Dominican apparel exports to the U.S. market — and fueling the country's import of American-made fabrics — had failed to do so after four years in action.

The Earned Import Allowance Program was established under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA-DR, to increase the competitiveness of the Dominican apparel industry, which buys much of its fabric from exporters in the U.S.

The program allows apparel manufacturers in the Dominican Republic...
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