By  on December 4, 2017

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s textiles and apparel sector has agreed to a U.S. demand that the North American Free Trade Agreement undergo a five-year review in a possible exchange for allowing the Tariff Preference Level to source key clothing feedstocks to remain in place, top executives and observers said after the fifth negotiating round finished recently.

“We have agreed to review the treaty every five years hoping that there will be a compromise on TPL,” said José González, president of textiles lobby Canaintex’s Puebla-Tlaxcala chapter. “A revision could be good for the treaty, to look at what works well, what can be corrected, refined, etc. It has to be a win-win treaty.”

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