Mauritius

Mauritius apparel exports to US down but encouraged by China predicament (Country Report)

7 September 2005 - Mauritian apparel exports to the United States were sharply down in the first months of the quota-free era, resulting in reduced income for the tiny island republic. However, optimism is high over benefiting from US and European restrictions on certain Chinese imports. Full Report...

African exports in post-quota period : following the Mauritian model  (SAMPLE)

9 March 2005 - Certain AGOA countries in Africa could have a good chance to compete with China in the post-quota period, according to a just released study by the Manchester Trade Team. Although uncertainty prevails since the start of the year, a "smart strategy" such as already adopted by Mauritius could help in developing sales to the US market in the coming years. Full Report...

New US trade law brings support to Mauritius and Laos

22 November 2004 - The US Senate Friday approved the so-called Miscellaneous Trade Bill that offers duty-free access to Mauritian apparel whatever the textile materials. The bill will also impose country-of-origin labels on imported socks while granting MFN tariff to Laotian products and extending tariff reductions for imports of certain wool fabrics. Full Report...

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. Full Report...

US-Africa meeting will question the use of Asian fabrics  (SAMPLE)

9 January 2003 - US trade officials will meet representatives from Sub-Saharan African nations in Mauritius next week. Negotiators are expected discussing textile rules of origin, including the use of Asian fabrics in duty-free apparel exports. Full Report...

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