NEW YORK — As part of their ongoing effort to develop a strong position in the U.S. market prior to the phaseout of quotas on textiles and apparel among World Trade Organization nations in 2005, a contingent of Turkish apparel makers came to Manhattan to show its wares.

The Aegean Apparel Exporters’ Union sponsored Turkish Fashion Break New York, an exhibition of 28 apparel makers held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. The European Union remains the nation’s primary export market, with Germany being a key destination for Turkish-made apparel. Turkey was the U.S.’s 19th-largest source of imported textiles and apparel in 2001.

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