WASHINGTON — The prospects for Caribbean Basin nations gaining trade parity with Mexico, as well as the implications of the just-concluded Uruguay Round of GATT talks, will be discussed at a Feb. 23 conference in Atlanta.
The one-day session, sponsored by the American Apparel Manufacturers Association, will feature Stephen Lande, president of Manchester Trade Ltd., here, who will discuss the issue of granting the CBI nations the same trade benefits as Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement. A one-time assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Lande’s firm often consults for Latin American nations.
Larry Martin, the AAMA’s government relations director, will discuss how the Uruguay Round, with its provision of a 10-year phase-out the Multi-Fiber Arrangement, will affect domestic apparel and textile producers. Jonathan Fee, a partner in the New York law firm of Grunfield, Desiderio, Lebowitz & Silverman, who specializes in Customs, will discuss “the practical applications of NAFTA for U.S. producers.” A USTR textile and apparel trade official, as yet unnamed, is slated to be the luncheon speaker.
Stewart Boswell, the AAMA president, will moderate the sessions. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta. A registration fee of $50 is required for attendees.