African Textile Tariffs To Be Cut
is to cut tariffs on textile goods from some of the world's poorest
countries in a bid to reduce poverty in African nations.
decision follows Prime Minister Jean Chretien's pledge to scrap tariffs of
up to 19% on
clothing and garment imports from Africa in order to give the region's
industry a major boost and help its people tackle poverty.
He made that pledge during a visit to several African nations recently but such a move is sure to face strong opposition from Canada's textile industry which employs up to 150,000 people.