USA-ITA Sponsors International Apparel Trade Conference

The United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel (USA-ITA) is sponsoring a major
textile and apparel trade conference in New York City November 5-6, focusing on a wide range of
issues facing textile and apparel manufacturers and importers as a new administration and congress
take over in Washington in January. The program, which is open to all interested parties, will
feature speeches and panel discussions by leading government and industry trade experts including
W. Ralph Basham, commissioner, US Customs and Border Protection; Janet Labuda, director, Textile
and Apparel Policy and Program Division, US Customs; Sen. Charles  Schumer, D-N.Y.;
Christopher Padilla, under secretary of commerce, International Trade Administration; and
consultants and manufacturers’ and importers’ company officials. For further information or to
register, contact USA-ITA (212) 463-0089.

October 21, 2008