Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Americas Textiles & Apparel Competitiveness Forum in Miami
Americas Textiles & Apparel Competitiveness Forum in Miami
Feb '08
In the Western Hemisphere, the United States has Free Trade Agreements with Mexico, Canada, Chile, Central America and the Dominican Republic and has negotiated agreements with Peru, Colombia, and Panama. Preferential trade programs exist with various other countries in the region.

The United States imports and exports more than $35 billion worth of textile and apparel goods in the region annually. In an effort to enhance textile and apparel trade in the region and to take advantage of the agreements, the U.S. Department of Commerce will host a forum on realizing the benefits and addressing the challenges of textile and apparel trade within the hemisphere.

Speakers will provide valuable insight on doing business in the region and how to take advantage of the multitude of opportunities available. This forum will be held in connection with Material World in Miami. Details of the forum are found below:

Date: Monday, April 7, 2008
3:00 – 3:30 pm: Registration
3:30 – 5:30 pm: Discussions
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Reception

Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL
(Room TBA)

Presented by: U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA)

Moderator: Matt Priest, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce and Chairman of the Committee for Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA)

Brief Description: A discussion focused on utilizing the benefits oftrade opportunities for the
textile and apparel industries within the hemisphere

Program Highlights:
• Speakers from leading manufacturers, industry associations, and governmental entities in
the region
• Textile trade policy initiatives and direction, including preferential programs and free
trade agreements
• Supply chain and logistics strategies and challenges
• Reception to allow further interaction and dialogue

Office of Textiles and Apparel

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 29th Apr 2017

Textile sector may have uniform GST rate: Irani

The textile sector could have a uniform Goods and Services Tax (GST)...

Textiles | On 30th Apr 2017

Government revamping tech mission on cotton

Indian Government is working to revamp the technology mission on...

Apparel/Garments | On 30th Apr 2017

Columbia Sportswear records Q1 net sales of $543.8 mn

Columbia Sportswear Company has announced record net sales of $543.8...

Interviews View All

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Prabu Mohanram
Balavigna Weaving Mills Pvt Ltd

The biggest challenge that the weaving industry faces is high price

Anshul Sood

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

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

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search