With the World Trade Organization's Doha Development Round being slow to proceed since its 2001 launch, free traders wanting to encourage global commerce have looked to bilateral and regional trade deals - the US being particularly keen to secure agreements with key trading partners. So just how have these deals impacted on the clothing and textile sector around the world? This briefing looks to find out. We focus on each of the key regions of the globe - The US, Latin America, The European Union, Russia, South Korea, The Middle East, South Africa and Japan, ASEAN and China.