Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / President Obama favors tariff free apparel import policy
President Obama favors tariff free apparel import policy
01
Apr '09
Mr Barrack Obama
Mr Barrack Obama
The Democratic administration of President Barrack Obama as part of new strategy is contemplating creation of 'Reconstruction Opportunity Zones' (ROZ) on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and enable apparel products manufactured in these zones, tariff free entry in to the US, irrespective of the country of origin of the yarn and fabric.

The Executive Director of US Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel (USAITA), Ms Laura Jones has vehemently endorsed the proposal of the government and said that this would ultimately create employment opportunities in these border areas and stop the flow of young men from joining anti-national organizations.

But she added by saying that the apparel products which feature under the current tariff free controls needs to be expanded, since there are 30 other products which have not been included in that list and were till recently under the quota control agreement between China and the US and which add up to two thirds of apparel imports from Pakistan.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2017

Q4FY17 EPS dips 11% at apparel retailer Macy’s

For the thirteen weeks period ended January 28, 2017, earning per...

Textiles | On 24th Feb 2017

Net income slips at Westlake Chemicals in Q4

For the three months ended December 31, 2016, net income at US...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Feb 2017

NAFTA renegotiation puts Mexico-US jeans trade at risk

The almost imminent renegotiation of the North America Free Trade...

Interviews View All

Janak Dhamanwala & Sunil Dhamanwala
Jansun

Moving towards sustainability is also a social change

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search