U.S. Textile Manufacturing and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
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Platzer, Michaela D.
[Excerpt] The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a proposed regional free trade agreement (FTA) currently under negotiation among 12 Pacific Rim countries. Initiated under President George W. Bush, the TPP concept has wide bipartisan support. As the negotiations progress, provisions concerning textile trade have become a major point of contention, attracting considerable congressional attention and debate. This report examines the potential implications of a TPP agreement, if one is reached, for the U.S. textile manufacturing industry.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement; TPP; free trade agreement; Pacific Rim; textiles; manufacturing