WASHINGTON — Trade officials hope to wrap up negotiations this week on a U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, but several contentious issues, including textile and apparel rules of origin and U.S. Customs Service provisions, must first be resolved.

David Spooner, special textile negotiator of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and Jim Leonard, deputy assistant secretary of Commerce for textiles, apparel and consumer goods, are in Singapore this week to attempt to hammer out an agreement on textile and apparel issues.

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