Blog: Leonie BarrieTrade bills snag on textiles

Leonie Barrie | 30 June 2009

Never one to mince his words, apparel industry consultant Mike Flanagan believes the US’ plans to make textiles produced in Pakistan’s tribal areas eligible for import into the US duty-free is an idea that’s about as loopy as “telling Americans that building garment factories in Yosemite would cure urban crime.”

In this special analysis for just-style he explains that two new textile trade bills currently making their way through the US legislature are deeply unrealistic – and that their impact on apparel makers, importers and retailers could be damaging too.

ANALYSIS: New US trade bills unlikely to help apparel firms


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