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Apparel Importers Benefit from Newly Renewed Free Trade Agreement, “African Growth & Opportunity Act”

Nearly half of American Apparel Association members source textiles and finished apparel from Africa today. This coupled with the recent renewal of the free trade agreement, African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA), leads experts to believe that those figures will more than likely increase in the near future. Aside from the usual growth originating
from the Far East, and thanks in part to this recent 10 year renewal, Africa is on pace to increase their production rather quickly. To read more about this emerging market, visit.

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