By  on August 26, 2013

WASHINGTON — U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday the U.S. is standing behind a strict rule of origin for textile and apparel trade in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations between the U.S. and 11 countries.

Trade negotiators from all 12 countries — the U.S., Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, Peru, Brunei, New Zealand, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada and Japan — are meeting in Brunei through Aug. 30 for the 19th round of trade talks on the TPP pact, which could have a significant impact on billions of dollars in commerce.

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