October 10, 2003
The most recent count shows that 114 representatives and senators have agreed to sign a letter to President Bush strongly urging him to take specific actions against Chinese textile imports.
The letter urges the president to: approve the China Textile Safeguard; reject any tariff preference levels or other loopholes allowing Asian fabric and yarn to qualify under the Central American Free Trade Agreement and other free trade agreements; and maintain U.S. textile tariffs in the Doha Round of trade talks.
The American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI) reported ?the overwhelming torrent of emails, letters, phone calls, faxes and even personal visits from the individuals in the textile/fiber industry? provided the necessary urging for members of congress to agree to sign the letter. ATMI urges members to continue seeking signatures.