TITLE

U.S.-Africa Trade: U.S. Textile and Apparel Importers' Reactions to Trade Preference Options: NSIAD-98-217

PUB. DATE
July 1998
SOURCE
GAO Reports;7/17/1998, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This report provides information on the possible reactions of major U.S. textile and apparel importers to different approaches for granting trade preferences to sub-Saharan African countries. GAO discusses (1) the expected reactions of major U.S. textile and apparel importers to alternative approaches to that taken in the African Growth and Opportunity Act and (2) the factors that would likely influence U.S. importers' decisions on whether to begin or increase importing textiles and apparel from sub-Saharan Africa.
ACCESSION #
18223869

 

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