AFMA Endorses TPP

The Board of Directors of the Arlington, Va.-based American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) voted to formally support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at its winter meeting in Tampa, Fla.

“Inclusion in the final TPP text of the yarn-forward rule of origin so critical to U.S. fiber and yarn producers underpins our endorsement,” said William McCrary Jr., AFMA chairman. “This important trade provision is now intact in U.S. free trade agreements with over 20 countries, a consistent outcome that assures an integrity in U.S. trade policy so important to America’s manufactured fiber producers, workers, and communities.”

March/April 2016