By  on December 16, 2008

GENEVA — The textiles and apparel sector in the Dominican Republic has recorded a sharp contraction in exports in the post-quota era, mainly because of losing sales in the U.S. — its biggest market — to more competitive suppliers from China and other Asian nations, a World Trade Organization report said.

The sector, dominated by apparel production and located in the Dominican Republic’s 53 free trade zones, has “found it difficult to adjust to a more competitive global environment,” the study said.

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