CANADA: Apparel Leaders Say Government Is Killing Industry
The federal government has abandoned the domestic apparel industry in its rush to package trade concessions for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), say industry leaders. The industry reacted strongly to Prime Minister Jean Chretien's announcement at the G-8 summit in Kananaskis that Canada will eliminate import duties and quotas on apparel imports from all LDCs, rather than limiting the benefits to Africa as the industry had recommended.
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