By  on June 17, 2013

WASHINGTON — Talks for a free-trade agreement between the world’s two biggest trading blocs are about to start, but there are already some major hurdles ahead — and one of them involves the fashion world.

The U.S. and European Union took a unified stance on a trans-Atlantic trade accord on Monday, revealing they will launch the first round of negotiations in Washington the week of July 8. A trans-Atlantic trade deal has major implications for the industry, but one new trade dispute involving U.S. jeansmakers selling to the European market could create friction as the two sides get set to meet.

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