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NCTO ready to help mitigate impact of coronavirus outbreak

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Feb '20
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Members of the National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO) have been in touch with US government officials to help identify key US textile suppliers to provide surgical masks and other items to help contain the spread of coronavirus. In addition, several companies have donated medical textile supplies and other sanitary items to help address this outbreak, NCTO said.

“The US textile industry continues to be ready, able, and willing to help in any way possible,” NCTO president and chief executive officer Kim Glas said in a statement.

Given the uncertainty in the market as a result of the coronavirus, many textile and apparel sourcing executives are seeking alternatives outside of Asia. NCTO stands ready to assist brands and retailers looking to shift sourcing during this uncertain time, he said.

“The Western Hemisphere production platform established under our free trade agreements and trade preference programs provides a sound alternative as companies look to diversify their sourcing. The region has immediate capacity to meet worldwide demands with duty-free access through well-established supply chains,” he added.

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