Groups ask D.C. to prod WTO

Michele SanFilippo
June 2004
Home Textiles Today;6/14/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 40, p2
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Industry associations have turned up the volume in their quest to get the World Trade Organization (WTO) to reconsider the elimination of worldwide quotas on textiles and apparel products at the end of 2004. Two bipartisan letters, signed by 117 members of the U.S. Congress, were faxed to President George W. Bush on June 9 urging the administration to endorse an emergency WTO meeting to determine whether the elimination of quotas on goods from China should be postponed until 2008 or beyond. In order for a meeting to occur, two-thirds of WTO member countries must endorse it, the impetus behind a special summit this week in Brussels, Belgium.


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