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President to lobby for duty-free access into US
Apr '10
As the government decides to increase lobbying efforts for a US initiative, supporting Philippine-made garment exports, Philippine's President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, is planning to visit Washington to meet US lawmakers.

According to Trade Secretary, Jesli A Lapus, the President will meet lawmakers in Washington, when on a trip to the US capital, on April 12-13, to attend the Global Nuclear Security Summit.

An industry official informed that this visit might rope in more support for the bill, which is pending in the US congress.

Referring to the suggested measures that will grant duty-free entry to Philippine garments using American textiles, Lapus indicated an interest in the above-mentioned President's visit. He continued that, Arroyo will meet key congressmen, supporting the bill, to thank them

Last month, a senate bill, similar to the 'Save our Industries Act of 2010', that was introduced at the US House of Representatives in June 2009 by Rep. James McDermott, was filed by Christopher S Bond and Daniel K Inouye.

An additional annual exports sale of $1.1 billion is estimated by the Confederation of Garment Exporters of the Philippines (CONGEP), once the bill is passed by lawmakers.

Says, Teresita Jocson-Agoncillo, Executive Director, CONGEP, “The President's visit will play catalyst in moving the standing bills in Capitol Hill.”

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