WASHINGTON — Concern is mounting among apparel manufacturers over the expiration of a special preference program in Nicaragua under the Central America Free Trade Agreement that allows companies to use a specified amount of third-country woven fabric in the trousers made in that country and receive duty free benefits when shipped to the U.S.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association outlined the concerns of some U.S. brands that benefit from the preference in a letter the association sent to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Commerce Secretary John Bryson last week.
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