By  on May 17, 2018

The most-prominent voice for the U.S. textile industry in Washington, D.C., is trying to insert fashion into President Trump’s brewing trade war with China.

Trump has long criticized China for having unfair trade practices and for forcing U.S. firms to transfer technology and intellectual property. But fashion importers dodged a bullet last month when the office of Trump’s U.S. Trade Representative detailed $50 billion in new duties on Chinese goods and left apparel off the list. (The duties did cover Chinese-made cut-and-sew equipment that could be used to help further the Made in USA apparel movement.)

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