NCTO Elects Officers during Annual Meeting Held in Washington, DC

— Bill Jasper Re-elected to Third Term as NCTO Chairman; Jay Self Re-elected Vice Chairman
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Haiti Joins TAAT Alliance — Urges U.S. to Stand by Strong Textile Rules in TPP Sees Devastating Results for Haitian Economy under Vietnamese Proposals

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National Council of Textile Organizations Statement on Michael Froman’s Consideration by the Senate Finance Committee

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NCTO President Cass Johnson Testifies before U.S. Trade Representative on China’s Compliance with WTO Commitments


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Subcommittee Hearing on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness — U.S. Senate Finance Committee


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NCTO Written Testimony by NCTO President Cass Johnson


Archive News Releases 2009

NCTO Press Release 12/15/09
NCTO Notes Vietnam's Use of "China Model" in Expressing Concerns Over Obama Decision to Move Ahead with Free Trade Negotiations

NCTO Press Release 11/17/09
Textile Industry Opposes New Benefits for Bangladesh and Cambodia Joint Press Release 11/17/09 Joint Press Release:  29 Preference and FTA Countries Urge Congress Not to Extend New Textile Benefits to Bangladesh and Cambodia

CNN News Story — Mount Vernon Mills From farm field to cotton mill: The making of America's denim

NCTO Press Release 10/28/09 Trade Associations Cite Increasing Damage to U.S. & Honduran Textile and Apparel

NCTO Press Release 10/27/09
NCTO & Other Groups Urge Congress to Extend Andean Trade Preferences for Two Years

NCTO Press Release 10/14/09
NCTO Urges Key Committee to Expand Export Financing for Manufacturers

10/02/09 – REVISED NCTO, Citing Leading Authorities, Ties Economic Recovery to Action against China

NCTO Press Release 09/25/09
Trade Associations Cite Damage Done to US, Honduras, CAFTA Industry and Workers Because of Honduras Crisis

NCTO Press Release 09/24/09
Obama Administration Decision Disenfranchises Textile Worker Input, Gives More Access to Big Business

NCTO Press Release 07/15/09
Industry Urges Treasury Support For CIT Group NCTO Statement on Obama Administration Decision Not to Help CIT

NCTO Statement 06/27/09
NCTO Statement on Passage of Climate Bill

NCTO Press Release 06/18/09
Textile Execs Demand Action on CAFTA Textile Enforcement

CNN/Time — Patrick Yarns Spinning A New Strategy

NCTO Press Release 03/16/09
Imports of Chinese Apparel Soar after Safeguards Removed – NCTO Urges Obama Administration to Begin Monitoring Program

NCTO Press Release 03/04/09
NCTO Opposes Vietnam Inclusion in Free Trade Talks

NCTO Press Release 02/13/09

NCTO Press Release 02/06/09
Textile Sector Loses 10,000 Jobs in December Among Worst Job Losses in History – North Carolina Hardest Hit

NCTO Press Release 01/29/09
House Passes Amendment to Require U.S. Transportation Security Administration to Buy Uniforms and Textile Products Made With 100% U.S. Content

Archive News Releases 2004

Press Release, 12/15/04
NCTO Analysis Shows Chinese Apparel Prices 76% Below U.S. Prices and 58% Below Rest of World’s Prices

GAFTT News Release, 11/30/04
Chinese Efforts to Silence Developing Countries on Textile and Clothing Quota Crisis Thwarted  

Joint News Release, 11/3/04
U.S. Government Accepts Five More Special Textile China Safeguard Petitions for Consideration

Press Release, 11/3/04
NCTO Congratulates President Bush, New and Returning Members of Congress

China Textile Safeguard UPDATE, 10/29/04
CITA Accepts for Consideration Industry’s Threat-Based Petition for Textile Safeguard Action on Imports of Cotton Trousers from China.

– Click HERE to see statement by James C. Leonard, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Textiles and Apparel, and Chair of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), and a CITA Fact Sheet on this issue.

Press Release, 10/29/04

Press Release, 10/12/04
Press release on China safeguard petitions being filed this week (PDF)

Press Release, 10/12/04
GAFTT Urges United States to Approve Textile and Clothing Safeguard Petitions Filed by U.S. Industry (PDF) 

Coalition Press Release, 10/1/04
Dozens of Developing World Countries Demand WTO Action on the Impact of Quota Phase-out 

Coalition Press Release, 9/28/04
U.S. Textile Industry Urges WTO to Address Textile Crisis at Its October 1 Council on Goods Meeting 

Statement, 9/22/04
Statement of G. Stephen Felker Avondale Mills, Inc. on Trade Preferences for Haiti (PDF)

Press Release, 9/9/04
NCTO Calls on Administration to Accept 301 Petition on Chinese Currency Manipulation 

Press Release, 9/1/04
Updated Study Shows China Now Grabbing 72% of U.S. Apparel Market in Quota-Free Categories 

Press Release, 7/27/04
Euratex and GAFTT Call for Immediate WTO Action (PDF)

Press Release, 7/21/04
Textile CEOs Demand Action on China at Washington Unity Event

  • Textile Coalition Agrees to Launch Major Media and Grassroots Campaigns in the Carolinas
  • International Groups Back Industry Efforts to Counter Looming Chinese Takeover of World Textile Trade

Press Release, 6/23/04
NCTO Announces Support for U.S. – Australia Free Trade Agreement, Opposition to FTAs with Bahrain and Morocco

Press Release, 6/17/04
Textile and Clothing Trade Associations from 47 Countries Call for Emergency WTO Meeting to Address Crisis Associated with Expiration of Textile and Apparel Quotas (PDF)

Press Release, 6/16/04
New Data Show China Approaching Monopoly in Quota-Free Apparel Categories (PDF)

Press Release, 6/9/04
117 Members of Congress Urge President to Support Emergency Meeting on Textile and Apparel Quotas (PDF)

Press Release, 6/4/04
South Carolina Congressional Candidates Surveyed on Textile Issues (PDF)

NCTO Comments, 5/19/04
NCTO Comments on China Non-Market Economy Status

Press Release, 5/13/04
NCTO Dismayed by Customs Results on Vietnam

NCTO Comments, 5/11/04
U.S. – Thailand – Submission to U.S. International Trade Commission

Press Release, 5/10/04
NCTO Cites Huge Chinese Price Gap from Currency Manipulation

NCTO Comments, 4/30/04
US – Morocco – Submission to U.S. International Trade Commission

Press Release, 4/27/04
Statement by NCTO – ITC Hearing on CAFTA (PDF)

CAFTA follow up letter from NCTO   (5/10/04)