Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement made available

November 16th, 2015

The United States recently concluded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement with 11 other Pacific rim nations including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Industrial Fabrics Association International’s United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) and Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI) advocated for a yarn-forward rule of origin and […]

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South Africa declines clothing and textile agreement with EU

May 1st, 2008

Citing unreasonable demands by the European Union (EU), South Africa and Namibia pulled out of an economic partnership agreement that would have eased the movement of clothing and textile products into European markets. The existing African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), under which African countries enjoy preferential access to U.S. markets, requires a product to […]

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