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Ambassador Kirk Meets with Textile Industry Leaders, Announces the Plus One for Haiti Program

In Las Vegas, Nevada, this morning, Ambassador Kirk met with more than a dozen leaders of America's top textile and apparel brands and retailers. Ambassador Kirk and industry leaders discussed trade concerns for the U.S. textile and apparel sector, including ways to grow jobs in these sectors here at home, and international trade preference programs important to these companies. He also discussed the importance of U.S. exports by small and medium-sized businesses - and noted that some large companies successfully source from these American firms.

Many of the same industry leaders accompanied Ambassador Kirk to his next event - a press conference unveiling a new program to help Haiti's economy recover through increased apparel exports. Read the USTR release with the full story of the Plus One for Haiti program here.