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Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8254381m)Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, Wilbur Ross Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross, center, listens to President Donald Trump during a meeting with House and Senate legislators in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, . At right is White House Senior Adviser Jared KushnerTrump, Washington, USA - 02 Feb 2017

Forget the detail-orientated and wonkish sourcing executives who have traditionally seen to the industry’s supply chain nuances, fashion companies need time travelers in the age of President Trump.

According to the latest check from the Commerce Department, January apparel imports shot up 10.7 percent from a year earlier, to 2.4 billion square meter equivalents. That’s a big swing given that apparel imports fell 1.1 percent to 26.9 billion square meter equivalents for all of last year.

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