Quota extension lobby gains allies
April 12, 2004,
An association representing textiles and apparel groups from 11 European countries has joined a coalition of trade groups from 26 countries calling for an emergency meeting of the World Trade Organization to delay the phase-out of textiles and apparel quotas.
Trade groups from Europe, Africa and North America have also endorsed the declaration. U.S. groups backing the initiative include the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, the National Council of Textile Organizations and the National Textiles Association.