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AAFA President welcomes Mr. McDermott's bill
Nov '09
American Apparel & Footwear Association(AAFA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke released the following statement after the introduction of the New Partnership for Trade Development Act of 2009(H.R. 4101) in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA).

“Solid recovery of the American economy is dependant upon the overall strength of the global economy. We can only achieve this by continuing to integrate developing and developed market economies. Congressman McDermott's introduction of this bill is one step toward that objective.

“Congressional consideration and action on comprehensive and long term trade preference reform is well overdue. The United States currently supports trade with developing countries through a myriad of inconsistent and temporary programs that do not provide meaningful benefits for development and prosperity in these regions. It is our hope that Mr. McDermott's bill will launch a full discussion about greater trade preference reform that would raise millions out of poverty and create real opportunities for the U.S. apparel and footwear industry by incorporating predictability, simplicity and flexibility in U.S. trade preference programs.”

American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

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