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Mauritius could get "third country fabric" provision under just approved US trade bill (Updated)

12 October 2004 - The two chambers of the US Congress Friday reached an agreement over a so-called "miscellaneous trade bill". A last-minute amendment would offer duty-free access to Mauritian apparel made from Asian fabrics if this final version is approved by the Senate, as the House already passed it. Socks sold in the United States would wear a country-of-origin label in addition while tariff reductions for worsted wool fabric imports would be extended and further relaxed. Laos would be granted normal trade relations status, allowing imports at much lower MFN tariffs.

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