Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Delegation fails to get duty-free access to US
Delegation fails to get duty-free access to US
25
Nov '09
A Cambodian delegation which included the Commerce Minister, members of Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) and union leaders have returned empty handed after failing to receive assurances from the US administration to provide duty free status to apparel exports from Cambodia.

According to Ken Loo, Secretary General of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), “We have not reached an agreement and it is not easy to make progress with so much foreign competition.”

It may recalled that textile trade unions from 29 different countries which export textiles and apparels to the US, had written a letter to the Ways and Means Committee, to not extend Cambodia, the duty free status it was looking for, when the delegation was in the US lobbying to get free access to the US markets.

The delegation, led by Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh, had planned to use the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Bilateral Textile Agreement between the two countries as leverage.

GMAC has long been pushing for duty-free access to the key US market, which accounts for around 70 percent of total clothing exports and was depending on the 'Trade Act of 2009' bill presented before the Congress, which extends duty-free access to 14 least developed countries, including Cambodia.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

GST to positively impact retail value chain: CBRE

The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in India...

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

MEGlobal to build first ever US MEG plant

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) producer MEGlobal plans to construct a new...

Courtesy: Ulster Carpet

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

Ulster Carpets acquires Griffith Textile Machines

Northern Ireland based manufacturer of carpets, Ulster Carpets said...

Interviews View All

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

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
March 2017

March 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