The fate of a measure to ensure certain textile dyeing and finishing jobs will remain in the United States is to be finalised in upcoming negotiations between the House and the Senate it emerged on Friday.

Last month it was revealed that Jim DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, and other textile state lawmakers were to be rewarded for a critical vote during last year's "trade promotion authority negotiations by a plan to reduce textile trade benefits for Caribbean and Central American countries.

However, the Senate passed a $31.5 billion counterterrorism spending bill earlier this month without the textile provision.

Key senators have objected to the textiles trade deal, with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, urging Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat, to oppose the textile provision in those negotiations.

The fate of the agreement will be decided in impending talks to decide a final counterterrorism bill.