By  on October 19, 2007

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would give duty free treatment to imports from the world’s poorest countries, a move opposed by the U.S. textile industry.

The bill got immediate support from Levi Strauss & Co. and the American Apparel & Footwear Association because it would broaden duty free benefits for apparel, textiles and footwear imports from more countries and make the benefits permanent.

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