31 July 2009 - US apparel imports from sub-Saharan Africa began dramatically declining in May. Whatever the duty-free access offered by the United States, competition is surging from China while the economic recession is further depressing orders. African prices did not significantly decline this year, in addition.
15 January 2003 - The United States, South Africa and four other Southern African states officially launched free trade negotiations this week. New rules of origin will have a decisive impact on textile and clothing investments in the region.
31 August 2001 - The US administration officially announced today it will allow duty-free imports of apparel from Botswana. According to the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), Botswana implemented an effective visa system allowing to limit illegal transshipments of products from other countries, a condition for benefiting from preferential treatment granted by the new US law, the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
21 December 2000 - Taiwan's jeans maker Nien Hsing is increasingly going global, as it intends more rapidly supplying largest US and European apparel groups and retailers.
2 October 2000 - The United States released yesterday a list of countries which will benefit from apparel duty-free and quota-free entry under the new Trade Act approved last spring by the U.S. Congress.
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