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TPP and TTIP Won’t Happen With a Trump Administration

From new denim constructions, weights and washes to the steps global mills are taking to reduce impact, Rivet's SS23 In Season Look Book: Denim & Trims has everything you need to know for a successful denim season.

Donald Trump’s unexpected success in the U.S. presidential election will cause chaos and uncertainty, but it may also present an opportunity for the American textiles and apparel industry.

That was the message to attendees at the 28th Apparel Importers Trade and Transportation Conference in New York City Wednesday, hosted by the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and the American Import Shippers Association (AISA), the morning after the shocking result that sent global markets into a tailspin.

“I think there’s some opportunity in a Trump administration,” posited David Spooner, partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Washington, D.C., and former chief textile and apparel negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). “Assuming chaos provides opportunities, and if Trump brings in new faces to USTR, it might give us an opportunity to do new things in trade. We’ve been screwed by the yarn-forward rule for decades. Maybe there’s an opportunity to do things, even if it’s around the margins.”

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