The drafting of new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) is a tricky balancing act at the best of times; but these are not, for the US and indeed the world at large, the best of times. As such, perhaps it's little wonder that the long-awaited passage this week of legislation implementing no fewer than three FTAs - between the US and Panama, Colombia and South Korea - has divided opinion among the US retail, apparel and textile industries.