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August 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
The United States and China will hold a second round of talks next week in Beijing aimed at reaching a comprehensive agreement to limit Chinese clothing and textile exports to the U.S. American clothing and textile manufacturers are pushing for an agreement to halt a surge in imports of Chinese goods that began Jan. 1 with the lifting of global trade quotas.
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BUSINESS
October 6, 2005 | From Associated Press
The Bush administration announced that it had accepted petitions from the U.S. textile industry to launch investigations into whether quotas should be imposed on 21 categories of clothing and textile imports from China. The decision further escalates a trade battle between the two nations and is expected to bring more pressure to bear on China to settle the disputes by reaching a comprehensive agreement covering clothing and textile trade to escape further quota cases.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1989 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
During his trip to the United States that ended Tuesday, Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita cited a spurt in imports by Japan last year as proof that his country is transforming itself into a new kind of economic animal--one intent on welcoming products from abroad. But an ominous contradiction of that claim has emerged.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1987 | STUART AUERBACH, The Washington Post
Impoverished Bangladesh, once described by Henry Kissinger as an international basket case, has rapidly expanded its textile exports over the past few years, only to draw protests from the United States, its major market. In talks with U.S.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1992 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alicia de la Cruz Martinez and 23 of her co-workers recently lost their jobs in a lingerie factory. The boss said it was because the company was not prepared for free trade. "The companies that are not closing down are laying people off," said Martinez, who after 26 years in the industry--often laboring for less than the $4-a-day minimum wage--can't find work to help support her three children. "They say it is because of free trade, because they are not competitive."
BUSINESS
September 4, 2004 | Evelyn Iritani, Times Staff Writer
Under fierce election-year pressures, the Bush administration said Friday that it would seriously consider U.S. manufacturers' petitions seeking to restrain low-cost imports of Chinese textiles and apparel and would urge China to voluntarily restrict its sales to the United States. By opening the door to complaints from domestic textile and apparel makers, the U.S.
BUSINESS
November 9, 2005 | Evelyn Iritani and Don Lee, Times Staff Writers
Under pressure to ease trade tensions before President Bush's visit this month to Beijing, the U.S. and China signed a deal Tuesday that imposes limits on a wide range of popular Chinese-made clothing and textile imports. At a signing ceremony in London that capped three months of negotiations, U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman said the broad agreement was fair to both countries and would bring stability and predictability to bilateral apparel trade.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1988 | OSWALD JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writer
The House on Friday gave final passage to legislation tightening limits on imports of textiles, clothing and shoes and sent it to the White House for certain veto by President Reagan. The 248-150 vote fell short of the two-thirds margin necessary to override a veto, and House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.) conceded the measure's survival was "doubtful."
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June 27, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
The amount of clothing many of us wear in summer is, understandably, inverse to the temperature. Matters of decency aside, that might not be a problem if we wore enough sunscreen, but most Americans don't. Just 18% of adults in the United States slather up before they go outdoors, according to a U.S. sunscreen study conducted by Neutrogena this year, and just 48% of Americans who slather up reapply sunscreen when they are exercising or swimming outside, even though many dermatologists recommend reapplication every two hours.
BUSINESS
April 26, 1995 | KAREN KAPLAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ever seen the latest haute couture designs on fashion runways and thought, "That's garbage?" If the answer is "yes," you may be more right than you think. With the help of new technology, textile mills are collecting plastic drinking bottles, used clothing, cotton and wool scraps and other so-called garbage and turning them into first-quality fabrics used in brand-name T-shirts, jackets and backpacks.
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