Biz Groups Push Congress To Renew Trade Preferences

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 2:59 PM EST) -- Hundreds of U.S.-based business associations and companies in the apparel, retail, consumer electronics and other industries said Monday their costs have gone up since the expiration of a trade preference program that allowed nearly 130 countries to import goods duty-free into the U.S.

In a letter — signed by the American Apparel & Footwear Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the Consumer Electronics Association and 459 other industry groups and companies — members of the business community pushed Congress to renew...
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