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Retailers laud Senator's approach on apparel trade in TPP
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May '12
A global value chain describes the full range of activities that firms and workers do to bring a product from its conception to the final customer. Nearly three million American workers are employed in the ideation and orchestration of the apparel global value chain—research, design, production, marketing, distribution, retail and support to the final customer. These American jobs rely on trade and would benefit from more flexible rules governing trade.

The TPP Apparel Coalition and other stakeholders will be present at the next round of TPP negotiations in Dallas, Texas, May 8th through the 18th to continue to advocate for a modern approach for apparel in the TPP.

RILA is the trade association of the world's largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.


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