By  on August 2, 2012

WASHINGTON — Congress passed trade legislation Thursday that extends benefits to U.S. companies making apparel in sub-Saharan Africa and separately helps U.S. textile producers and apparel importers doing business in Central America.

The bill, which now goes to President Obama for his signature, also extends a ban on imports from Myanmar that was imposed in 2003 after a military junta began repressing human rights, despite the current regime’s recent reforms.

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