WASHINGTON — The American Textile Manufacturers Institute has reached an agreement with the Japan Textile Federation to develop a common agenda with other major developed countries in the World Trade Organization talks.

The ATMI and JTF oppose the U.S. proposal to cut tariffs on all industrial goods, including apparel and textiles, by 2015. Such liberalization would create "irreparable harm" to the domestic industry and other trading partners in the hemisphere, according to the ATMI.

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