Textile and Apparel Alliance for TPP
We represent textile and apparel workers from 29 countries around the globe that sell textile and apparel products in the United States.
Our companies employ manufacturing and agricultural workers in the United States, Mexico, South and Central America, Africa and the Middle East.
Over the last thirty years, we have created a global supply chain that accounts for nearly $30 billion in two way trade and which supports the livelihoods of nearly two million workers, including hundreds of thousands of manufacturing workers in the United States.
We are united in urging that the TPP negotiations include forward thinking fair trade rules for textiles and apparel -- rules that promote private industry, entrepreneurship and job growth in the
The Choices for Textiles in TPP
The TPP negotiations will impact trade flows totaling tens of billions of dollars and employing millions of workers. That includes hundreds of thousands of workers in the United States. Here are some of the choices negotiators will be making:
We oppose new proposals which would give new one-sided benefits to China and other countries that support state-ownership, government subsidies and other free market distorting practices.
Instead, we believe in trade rules that promote private industry and investment, support entrepreneurship and increase opportunities for small and medium sized business.