Archive News Releases 2011

NCTO Calls on House Committee to Pass Bill to Address China's Exchange Rate Policy
– Urges Action as a "No Cost" Step that Creates Jobs and Builds New Export Markets
— NCTO Statement to Ways and Means Hearing on the U.S.-China Economic Relationship 
Senators Hagan and Graham Introduce Legislation to Combat Textile Fraud, Save Textile Jobs

–Senate companion version of House Textile Enforcement and Security Act–

NCTO Thanks Textile District Representatives for Opposition on Korea Free Trade Agreement

     — Two-Thirds of Textile Caucus Sides with Textile Companies and Workers

     — NCTO Praises Vote to Approve Colombia FTA

U.S. Textile Industry Applauds Senate Passage of China Currency Bill

     — NCTO Urges U.S. House of Representatives to Act NOW

Analysis Details Vast Chinese Subsidies for Their Textile Exporters — Adds New Urgency for Currency

Vote to Bring Textile Jobs Home
   — Testimony to U.S. Trade Representative on China's Compliance with WTO Commitments 

Textile Workers Deliver Nearly 27,000 Petitions Urging "No" Vote on U.S.-Korea FTA

Joint Press Statement — U.S. & Regional Textile Groups Press for Jobs-Oriented "Yarn-Forward" Rule in

TPP Negotiations in Chicago

Trade Associations from 25 Countries Urge Strict Textile Rules in TPP Talks

U.S. Apparel and Textile Industry Applauds Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization Mark Up

NCTO Hails Introduction of Textile Enforcement and Security Act of 2011

Textile Industry Urges NO Vote on Korea FTA

Surging U.S. Textile Export Figures Reaffirm Need for Strong Textile Rules in TPP Negotiations

52 Members of Congress Send USTR Key Negotiating Objectives for Trans-Pacific Partnership in Textiles and Apparel Chapter

NCTO Elects Officers during Annual Meeting Held in Washington, DC

   -Bill Jasper Elected New NCTO Chairman; Jay Self Elected Vice Chairman

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Archive News Releases 2010

Textile Company Wins State's Coveted ACE Award
-PCCA Gets Corporate Excellence Award for Denimatrix Venture in Guatemala-

Major Worldwide Textile Groups Urge Action Against India on Cotton
    Illegal Indian Cotton Export Restraints Threaten Textile Recoveries in EU, Mexico, Turkey and United States
Ten Textile Groups from the Western Hemisphere Call for Action on India Cotton Export Ban

NCTO Hails House Passage of China Currency Bill

NCTO Hails Bipartisan Committee Vote on China Currency Bill

Kissell Wins Passage of Textile Jobs Bill in House, NCTO Calls on the Senate to Act

NCTO Applauds Hearing Calls for House Vote on China's Exchange Rate Policy

Senators Hagan and Graham Introduce Textile Enforcement and Security Act of 2010

Hastings to Serve on Manufacturing Council

Textile Industry & SEIU Urge Renegotiation of Textile Text in KOREA FTA
NCTO Hails Commerce Decision on Dyeing and Finishing Rules

U.S. Textile Industry Applauds Introduction of Textile Enforcement and Security Act of 2010

NCTO Urges New Efforts on Textile Custom Enforcement

NCTO Elects Officers during Annual Meeting held in Washington, DC

NCTO Applauds Ways and Means Chairman Levin for Holding Hearing on Chinese Currency Practices

Predicts Large U.S. Textile and Apparel Job Losses from Inclusion of Vietnam in TransPacific Partnership Agreement

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Archive News Releases 2008

NCTO Press Release 12/19/08
US Files Textile Subsidy Case Against China

NCTO Press Release 12/12/08
Textile Mill Economic Assistance Clears Hurdle

NCTO Press Release 12/12/08
China Takes More than Half of U.S. Apparel Market As Quota Phase-out Nears

NCTO Press Release 12/4/08
NCTO Applauds Richardson Choice for Commerce

NCTO Press Release 11/24/08
China Increases Textile Subsidies by $10 billion as Quota Phase-out Nears

NCTO Press Release 10/29/08
Obama Backs Key Textile Policy Positions

NCTO Press Release 10/28/08
NCTO Applauds Move by Government to Challenge Chinese Textile Subsidies

NCTO Press Release 10/9/08
Rangel Orders Monitoring of Textile and Apparel Imports from China Industry Applauds Action – Could Lead to New Safeguards on China

NCTO Press Release 10/1/08
23 International Textile Groups Urge WTO to Re-Examine Duty-Free, Quota-Free Initiative

NCTO Press Release 9/30/08
73 Members of Congress and U.S. Textile Industry Urge U.S. Govt. to Expand Textile Monitoring Program to Imports from China

NCTO Press Release 9/15/08
International Textile Groups from 17 Countries Urge Textile Monitoring for China

NCTO Press Release 7/30/08
U.S. – Mexican Textile Industries to Work Together on China, Customs Issues

NCTO Press Release 6/19/08
Cass Johnson Appears Before House Committee on Small Business

NCTO Press Release 5/20/08
NCTO Elects Officers During Annual Meeting Held in Washington, DC

NCTO Press Release 02/26/08
African and Western Hemisphere Textile Groups Oppose McDermott Trade Bill

NCTO Press Release 02/15/08
2007 Proves to be a Transitional Year for U.S. Industry

NCTO Press Release 02/14/08
Currency Legislation Urgent as Trade Deficit with China Soars in 2007

NCTO Press Release 01/14/08
NCTO Develops New Tools against Spreading Customs Fraud

NCTO Testimony 11/08/2007
AMTAC/NCTO Testimony on Haiti Hope Act before the U.S. International Trade Commission

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Archive News Releases 2006

NCTO Letter, 12/08/06
“Textile Industry and Labor Officials Urge House and Senate to Reject Job-Destroying Haiti and AGOA Provisions”(PDF)
Haiti letter from Eight Senators (Lame Duck Eight) to House and Senate Leaders (PDF)

NCTO Press Release, 11/13/06 “NCTO Board Votes Unanimously to Support Peru and Colombia FTAs”
11 10 06 Andean Textile and Apparel Letter Bush (PDF)
11 10 06 Andean Textile and Apparel Letter Hastert (PDF)

NCTO Press Release, 10/19/06
“NCTO Board Votes Unanimously to Support Peru and Colombia FTAs”

NCTO Press Release, 9/29/06
“Government to Self-Initiate Dumping Cases Against Vietnam When Quotas Expire”

NCTO Press Release, 9/24/06

NCTO Press Release, 9/20/06

NCTO Press Release, 8/30/06
“Vietnam Now Second Largest Supplier to U.S. Market in Quota-Free Apparel Categories”

NCTO Press Release, 8/4/06
“Senate Passes CAFTA Fixes for Pocketing and Trouser Fabric Manufacturers”

NCTO Press Release, 7/27/06
“NCTO Applauds House Action on CAFTA Improvements that will Promote U.S. Textile Exports and Protect Jobs”

NCTO Testimony, 7/12/06
“NCTO Testimony on Vietnam – Submitted to the Senate Finance Committe”

Joint Press Release, 6/29/06
“U.S. House of Representatives Calls for USTR to Adhere to Textile Negotiating Objectives in WTO Talks”

NCTO Press Release, 6/23/06
“Absent WTO Action on Textile Sectoral, New Trade Stats Confirm China Will Take Over U.S. Apparel Market

Joint Press Release, 6/20/06
“Statement of U.S. Textile Industry on Shift in U.S. Policy on Textiles in the Doha Round”

Joint Press Release, 6/13/06
“U.S. Industry Lauds Congressional Call for Separate WTO Textile Negotiations and Vietnam Safeguard”
“Congressional Sectoral Vietnam Letter June 2006”

NCTO Press Release, 5/17/06
“NCTO Board Adopts New Resolutions on Trade Agreements at Annual Meeting”

NCTO Press Release, 5/14/06
“Vietnam WTO Agreement is Victory for Vietnam at the Expense of U.S. Textile Workers” (PDF)

NCTO Press Release, 5/10/06
“NCTO Urges Quick Passage of Tax Reconciliation Package”

Joint Press Release, 3/23/06
“Textile Trade Associations Endorse Turkey’s Proposal for Separate Textile Negotiations Within WTO NAMA Talks” (PDF)
“Turkish Sectoral Proposal for Textiles”(PDF)

NCTO Press Release, 3/15/06
“NCTO Supports Legislation Requiring U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Source Textile and Apparel Products from U.S. Manufacturers”

NCTO Press Release, 3/2/06
“In 2005, China Moves Toward Monopolizing Non-Quota Apparel Categories in both U.S. and EU”

Statement of Cass Johnson- EU Textile Sectoral at WTO (PDF)

“U.S. textile industry testimony at WTO NAMA textile hearing held earlier today” (PDF)

A Comprehensive Analysis of Apparel Trade in Quota-Free Categories and Quota- Restrained Categories into the United States and European Union.

NCTO Press Release, 2/22/06


NCTO Press Release, 1/10/06

“NCTO’s 2005 Year-End Economic and Trade Review for the Textile Industry” (PDF)

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Archive News Releases 2005

NCTO Press Release, 12/22/05
NCTO Applauds Passage of Defense Authorization Bill

NCTO Press Release, 12/19/05
NCTO President Responds to Conclusion of Hong Kong Ministerial and Agreement to Provide Duty-Free Access for LDCs

NCTO Press Release, 12/15/05
Price Data Refutes LDC Coordinator Claim That African Exporters Will Not Suffer if Bangladesh is Granted Zero Duty/Zero Quota Textile Access

Industry Press Release, 12/15/05
TURKISH INDUSTRY Joins Western Hemisphere and African Textile and Apparel Groups in Warning that Unrestricted LDC Duty-Free/Quota-Free Textile Access Would Harm Turkish Exports (PDF)

Industry Press Release, 12/8/05
Members of Congress Call for United States to Oppose the E.U.-Led LDC Duty-Free, Quota-Free Initiative on Textiles and to Endorse Separate Textile Talks in Upcoming WTO Negotiations

NCTO Press Release, 12/7/05
Trade Groups from AFRICA Say Trade Preferences Must be Preserved in Hong Kong

NCTO Press Release, 12/5/05
NCTO Warns that LDC Duty-Free/Quota-Free Textile Provisions Could Destroy African, Middle Eastern and Western Hemisphere Trade Preferences (PDF)

NCTO Press Release, 12/1/05
NCTO Decries Chinese Bailout of Textile Giant

NCTO Press Release, 11/29/05
NCTO Welcomes Spooner and Quesenberry Announcements

NCTO Press Release, 11/14/05
Trade Groups from NAFTA, CAFTA and ANDEAN Region Say Textile Sectoral is a “Must Have” in Doha Round

NCTO Press Release, 11/8/05
NCTO Applauds New 3-Year Bilateral With China

GAFTT Press Release, 10/28/05
GAFTT Position Paper – Special Textile Sectoral Approach(PDF)

Joint Press Release, 10/13/05
China Talks Collapse and Industry Announces Filing of New Safeguard Petition

GAFTT Press Release, 10/5/05
Global Alliance Calls for Special Textile Sectoral in WTO Doha Development Round Negotiations(PDF)

Joint Press Release, 9/29/05

Joint Press Release, 9/22/05
U.S. Industry Files New Petitions to Limit Textile and Clothing Imports from China (PDF)

Joint Press Release, 9/15/05
Citing Chinese Intransigence, U.S. Industry Files Petitions to Limit Textile and Clothing Imports from China in 2006 (PDF)

Joint Press Release, 8/31/05
U.S. Textile Industry Reacts to Failure of Textile Talks with China

Press Release, 8/15/05
NCTO Lays Out Five Steps to Long Term China Solution

Press Release, 8/1/05

Press Release, 7/28/05
NCTO Applauds Rep. Robin Hayes for Working with the Textile Industry to Enact Long Term Chinese Restraints

Press Release, 7/28/05
U.S. Textile Industry Praises Members of Congress Who Voted to Save U.S. Textile Jobs

Press Release, 7/28/05
Textile-State Members Provide Critical Margin in CAFTA Vote

Press Release, 7/25/05
NCTO Applauds Major Improvements in CAFTA that will Promote Textile Exports and Protect Textile Jobs

Joint Press Release, 7/11/05
U.S. Industry Files Petitions to Limit Textile and Clothing Imports from China

NCTO Press Release, 7/8/05
Chinese Apparel Exports Embargo in Just Six Weeks

NCTO Press Release, 7/1/05
NCTO and NCC Applaud Strong Textile And Cotton State Senate Support For CAFTA

NCTO Press Release, 6/10/05
April Trade Figures Show Actions by Government against China were Key to Saving Textile Jobs

Press Release, 5/27/05
U.S Textile Sector Calls for Enactment of DR-CAFTA (PDF)

Press Release, 5/19/05
U.S Textile Sector Calls for Enactment of DR-CAFTA

Press Relase, 5/18/05
Bush Administration Acts Again to Save Textile Jobs

Press Release, 5/13/05
NCTO Applauds Bush Administration Decision to Impose Safeguards on China

Press Release, 5/9/05

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole News Release, 5/2/05
Dole Urges U.S. Trade Representative to Meet DR-CAFTA Concern of Textile Industry

News Flash, 4/27/05
Appeals Case Allows Industry Safeguard Cases to Move Ahead NCTO Urges Government to Immediately Impose Safeguards

Joint Press Release, 4/6/05
U.S. Industry Files Seven Petitions to Limit Textile and Clothing Imports from China

NCTO Press Release, 4/4/05
NCTO Applauds Bush Administration Decision to Self-Initiate Safeguards Against China

NCTO Press Release, 4/1/05
NCTO Welcomes Release of Preliminary Monitoring Data

NCTO Press Release, 4/1/05
NCTO Celebrates First Year of Operations

NCTO News Release, 3/31/05
Massive Surge from China Continues in February (PDF)

Joint Press Release, 3/11/05
Textile and Apparel Imports from China Flood U.S. Market

Press Release and Letters from Congressman Robin Hayes, 3/8/05
Congressman Robin Hayes Questions U.S. Customs On Enforcement of Illegal Textile Transshipments

Press Release, 3/7/05
Massive Surge from China in January

Press Release and Letters from Senator Dole, 3/7/05

Press Release, 2/10/05
In 2004, Imports from China Stage Massive Surge as Import Share Hits 70% in Quota-Free Apparel Categories

Press Release, 2/3/05
Johnson Presents Testimony Before U.S. – China Commission Highlights Unfair Trade Practices as a Key Component to Addressing the China Problem

Joint Industry Resolution, 1/25/05
Joint Industry Resolution on behalf of Avondale Mills

NCTO 2005 Year-End Economic Report
Safeguards Help Improve Industry Outlook in 2004 – 2005 will be most important year in the history of textile and apparel trade


NCTO Statement, 1/3/05
NCTO statement on the imposition of a preliminary injunction by the Court of International Trade

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