Recently, the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) filed public comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative outlining the U.S. textile industry’s priorities in the forthcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
NCTO Chairman William V. McCrary Jr. said that the U.S. textile industry welcomes the U.S. president’s decision to renegotiate NAFTA. McCrary is chairman and CEO of William Barnet & Son LLC, a synthetic fiber/yarn/polymer firm headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C. McCrary said that modernizing the agreement is in the U.S. national interest.
“NAFTA is vital to the prosperity of the U.S. textile industry, and NCTO steadfastly supports continuing the agreement. With that said, NAFTA can be improved to incentivize more textile and apparel jobs and production in the United States, Canada and Mexico,” McCrary said.