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November 2003
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);11/24/2003, Vol. 4 Issue 47, p14
Discusses the role of the U.S.-Central American Free Trade Trade Agreement (Cafta) in protecting the U.S. and Central America's apparel industry. Effects of the expiration of the World Trade Organization's Multi-Fibre Arrangement governing textiles and apparel global trade by January 01, 2005; Benefits offered by Cafta to Central American firms and U.S. exporters; Issues surrounding the inclusion of agriculture and textiles into the agreement; Controversy on the provision regarding country-of-origin rules for import; Discussion of the Chinese threat to the U.S. textile and apparel industry.


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