WASHINGTON — The ubiquitous T-shirt, a staple in every closet across the U.S., is increasingly ending up there by way of the Caribbean and Central America.

Beginning on Oct. 1, labels in T-shirts and knit apparel stamped with Made in Honduras or Made in El Salvador could become even more conspicuous. That’s because Congress cleared a trade bill Thursday that doubles the amount of T-shirts and knit apparel made of regional fabric using U.S. yarn that can be shipped from the Caribbean Basin, as provided under a 2000 trade bill.

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