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CCI Linking Asian Apparel Makers And U S Cotton Textile Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, DC In an effort to boost sales of U.S. cotton yarn and fabric, Cotton Council International (CCI) is bringing Asian apparel manufacturers to the U.S. next week to interact with some leading U.S. textile manufacturers.<BR><BR>This CCI COTTON USA tour is part of the 2002 Sourcing Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) Program, which is funded by USDA's Section 108 Program, Cotton Incorporated and participating U.S. textile mills. The tours purpose is to encourage the Asian manufacturers to use more U.S.-manufactured cotton yarns and fabrics in factories they operate in Caribbean Basin countries.<BR><BR>The visiting delegation is comprised of 14 companies located in Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, El Salvador and Guatemala. As part of the tour, Sept. 29-Oct. 4, the apparel makers will participate in a series of meetings with U.S. mills in Pinehurst, NC, including a private trade fair. They also will tour U.S. cotton harvesting and ginning

WASHINGTON, DC In an effort to boost sales of U.S. cotton yarn and fabric, Cotton Council International (CCI) is bringing Asian apparel manufacturers to the U.S. next week to interact with some leading U.S. textile manufacturers.This CCI COTTON USA tour is part of the 2002 Sourcing Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) Program, which is funded by USDA's Section 108 Program, Cotton Incorporated and participating U.S. textile mills. The tours purpose is to encourage the Asian manufacturers to use more U.S.-manufactured cotton yarns and fabrics in factories they operate in Caribbean Basin countries.The visiting delegation is comprised of 14 companies located in Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, El Salvador and Guatemala. As part of the tour, Sept. 29-Oct. 4, the apparel makers will participate in a series of meetings with U.S. mills in Pinehurst, NC, including a private trade fair. They also will tour U.S. cotton harvesting and ginning facilities and the U.S. mill participants manufacturing facilities. Their visit will conclude with a tour of Cotton Incorporated's Cary, NC, research facility.Participating U.S. mills are AMTEC/Tuscarora, Ameritex, Buhler Quality Yarns, Four Leaf Textiles, Frontier Spinning Mills, HarrietandHenderson Yarns, National Textiles, Parkdale Mills, Ramtex, Spectrum Dyed Yarns, TNS Mills and Swift Spinning Mills."This trip is important to increasing the amount of U.S. cotton yarn and fabric exported to the Caribbean Basin region," said Vaughn Jordan, CCIs International Program Director and Director, CBIandMexico. "Because the Asian companies own a large share of the garment manufacturing industries in the region, it is important they understand the advantages of using U.S. manufactured cotton yarns and fabrics combined with the Caribbean Basin Trade Promotion Act legislation." September 2002




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