TURKEY: Apparel Omission Cuts Support For US QIZ Agreement
The US State Department is expected to meet with opposition from members of the Turkish Foreign Ministry at a meeting this week to define Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZ), which allow specific goods to be manufactured and exported to the US without trade barriers. Turkish business and industry leaders are against the plan because they say it excludes textiles and apparel, Turkey's primary exports and the only industry capable of expansion in the US market.
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