Estimates for lost retail sales over the next year because of Hurricanes Irma and Maria range up to $15 billion, according to experts.
The agreement for the review is aimed at keeping the Tariff Preference Level to source key clothing feedstocks in place.
Apparel manufacturers are struggling against lost orders as a result of the disaster, however.
Many stores remain fully or partially closed as the city continues to dig out from the devastating quake.
The AFL-CIO alleges the illegal factories employ workers in sub-standard conditions.
The Mexican industry is pressing for the U.S. to maintain the TPL provisions of the pact.
The workers are demanding an increase in pay to 800 gourdes a day, or $12.70.
The Central American country says a panel cleared it of allegations by the USTR and AFL-CIO that it abused workers trying to unionize in the apparel sector.
The bulk of the unloaded merchandise includes aspirational labels such as American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s or Calvin Klein.
Textile and apparel manufacturers in the region are worried the Trump administration’s policies could severely hurt exports.
The industry has been boosted by the weak peso.
The revived brand under Gildan plans to introduce a lower-cost basics line produced in Central America.