House Okays Dyeing Finishing Printing Trade Requirements

House Okays Dyeing,Finishing, Printing Trade RequirementsThe final supplemental appropriations bill
passed by the U.S. House of Representatives includes a provision that U.S. fabrics used under the
Caribbean and Andean preferential trade programs also must be dyed, finished and printed in the
United States.This is a major victory for U.S. textile companies and U.S. textile workers, said Van
May, chairman, American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI), Washington. It shows that, by
working together, our industry and our supporters in Congress can succeed in making sure that we
have a U.S. trade policy that is fair to American textile manufacturers.
September 2002