WASHINGTON The U.S. textile and clothing industry asked the government today to re-impose quotas on 14 categories of clothing to protect American manufacturers from a flood of Chinese imports.
The cases covered such products as knit shirts, sweaters, brassieres, dressing gowns and trousers made with man-made fibers and came two days after the Bush administration brought its own cases on different clothing products.
Industry officials said they approved of the administration s effort but that it did not go far enough to protect the U.S. textile and apparel industry, which they contended was in danger of being decimated by the heavy flow of products from China since the first of the year when quotas were lifted.
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