TITLE

Washington Outlook

AUTHOR(S)
Morrissey, James A.
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Textile World;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 155 Issue 7, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The column discusses policy and regulatory issues facing the U.S. textile and apparel industry. It cites the efforts of U.S. and European trade officials to jump-start negotiations on the Doha Round of trade liberalization. Progress has slowed as a result of the elimination in January 2004 of textile and apparel import quotas. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, on the other hand, is taking a hard look at Chinese imports that may not be in compliance with U.S. safety standards. The column mentions the considerable promise of a textile and apparel component identification system to help government trade officials combat illegal transshipments of clothing and textiles. The process being developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, encodes information invisible to the naked eye that can be used to determine the country of origin of imports. INSET: African Free Trade Agreement Extended.
ACCESSION #
17732427

 

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