TEXTILE manufacturing countries that are members of the World Trade Organisation have attacked the world's major importers - the US, the EU, and Canada - for failing to even approach the liberalisation targets imposed by the WTO's Agreement on Textiles and Clothing.

A paper released by Uruguay, on behalf of the exporting countries' International Textiles and Clothing Bureau, said that by the end of the second stage of ATC implementation, the USA would have eliminated only 56 restrictive quotas out of 757, the EU 52 out of 219 and Canada ...

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