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COTTON USA delegation visits Latin American mills
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Aug '10
The delegation traveled to Mexico, Honduras and Peru from July 18-23 to meet with representatives from the local textile and apparel industries. The purpose of the trip was to reinforce the U.S. cotton industry's commitment to supplying this region with cotton fiber and value added products.

U.S. cotton fiber and textile trade with Mexico, the CBI Region, and Andean Region totaled about 4.7 million bales in 2008/09. The itinerary included briefings from CCI and Cotton Incorporated; overviews of the Mexican, CBI, Honduran, Andean and Peruvian textile and apparel industries; and tours of COTTON USA licensed mills as well as a knitting and sewing plant.

Meetings with the Mexican textile industry in Mexico City covered the cotton textile environment in Mexico and NAFTA, textile trade policy issues within the Western Hemisphere, as well as information sharing between U.S. and Mexican cotton growers. The group also toured a textile mill outside of Mexico City to learn more about how U.S. cotton is processed and to identify ways that U.S. cotton can remain competitive as a supplier.

In Honduras, the delegation met with leaders of that country's textile and apparel industry. Delegation members learned how the regional free trade agreement has helped the Central American industry grow as a textile and apparel sourcing origin, and as a market for U.S. cotton via yarn and textiles. The delegation toured Gildan's knitting and sewing plant near San Pedro Sula, where delegation members witnessed socks being knitted, processed and packaged with the COTTON USA trademark for distribution in the U.S. market.

The delegation's final stop was Lima, Peru, which gave members an opportunity to see the impact of various Andean Region trade agreements on the business complex and assess the future outlook for U.S. cotton and products in the region. The Peruvian Cotton Institute presented the current Peruvian cotton crop situation, research developments and outlook. To round out the visit, the delegation visited Topy Top S.A. and Compañía Industrial Nuevo Mundo S.A., two of the largest mills in the Andean Region.

Cotton Council International


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