Textiles and Apparel: Assessment of the competitiveness of certain foreign suppliers to the US (2004)
USITC report (declassified in January 2004) assessing the competitiveness of various textile and apparel supply-countries to the US market. As requested by the USTR, the report assesses the textile and apparel industries of certain foreign suppliers to the U.S. market with respect to their competitiveness and other factors pertinent to their adjustment to the final completion of the phaseout of quotas on January 1, 2005, as required by the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC). This report assesses the textile and apparel industries of (1) significant ATC suppliers to the U.S. market, (2) Mexico, and (3) other supplying countries with preferential market access. The Commission’s analysis also addresses factors such as textile and apparel consumption, production, employment, and prices in major exporting countries, as well as their textile and apparel trade, particularly with industrial country markets. An executive summary, as well as Chapter 3 ("Assessment of the Competitiveness of the Textile and Apparel Sector in selected Countries") is available for separate download elsewhere on this page.