WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Singapore have negotiated strict rules of origin for apparel and textiles in a tentative trade pact, but they do allow for some exceptions, a U.S trade official said.

The U.S. pushed for and obtained a yarn-forward rule of origin, which requires apparel to be made of yarn and fabric sourced within the free-trade area, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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