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New Law Opens U.S. Market to Caribbean, Central American Textiles

LADB Article ID: 53872
Category/Department: Region
Date: 2000-05-25
By: LADB Staff

President Bill Clinton signed a long-awaited trade bill May 19 that gives Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean better access to the US market. The Trade and Development Act of 2000 is intended to benefit clothing and some other exports from the three regions. In Central America, the countries expected to benefit most are Costa Rica, Guatemala, and El Salvador because of their clothing assembly plants.

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