Pakistan, which is seen as one of the handful of countries that will likely be able to hold its own against China when quotas are dropped in 2005, maneuvered for more textile and apparel trade breaks from the U.S. this year. The U.S. remained firm in its refusal to grant more trade breaks to Pakistan beyond a special package it gave the country in February 2002 for its help in the U.S.-led war on terrorism. That three-year apparel and textile quota increase package was valued at roughly $480 million. By the end of August, Pakistan had consumed more than 70 percent of its quota allocation for some home-textile categories. Below, a look at the major apparel categories, which had a wide range of fill rates.

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