Monday, May 27, 8am
Profiting From the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Negotiations: Winners, Losers and Bystanders on Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Related Soft Goods
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
Hosted by the Apparel and Footwear Committee
This interactive presentation updates attendees on the latest developments of the Lima Round of TPP Negotiations scheduled to conclude by May 28th. The focus of the presentation will be on the prospects and specifics on proposals for duty free access for textile, apparel, footwear and related soft goods.
Specific discussion points will include: (1) An analysis of the competing negotiating objectives on Textile, Apparel and Footwear; (2) Proposals for Rules of Origin, Tariff Phase-Outs, and Short Supply; (3) Timeline for the Negotiating Process; (4) Analysis of Current Export and Import Trends impacting the TPP negotiations; (5) Position and relative influence of various interests groups on the negotiations; (6)How to make your voice heard; (7) Early indications on flexibility and opportunities for specific products.