This week's Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts.All cuts are Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council.
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A coalition is pushing for pro-job textile rules in the Trans Paccific Partnership of TPP.Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, says the global coalition of fiber, textile and apparel groups wrote to Ambassador Kirk of the US Trade Representative's office urging that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations include pro-job, pro-private industry and pro-export rules in the ongoing textile talks in the final TPP agreement.
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Minnich says the Alliance has been formed because "one TPP partner country – Vietnam – is demanding new rules on textiles that would put our jobs, our factories and our exports in jeopardy."
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Minnich says the Alliance warns that Vietnam's proposal would mean "thousands of privately held manufacturing plants in our countries would be forced to close and hundreds of thousands of our workers would lose their jobs."