Textiles Group Wants Attention
October 10, 2005,
Geneva — The Global Alliance for Fair Textile Trade (GAFTT) wants governments to insist that textiles issues be addressed in a Special Textile Sectoral (STS) in the Doha Development Round trade talks.
GAFTT represents 97 textile and apparel groups from 55 countries that exported over $170 billion in textiles and apparel products in 2003.
An STS, contends GAFTT, will allow all WTO member countries to deal with tariffs, non-tariff barriers and other concerns in a comprehensive manner in order to achieve an orderly and fair long-term development of trade.