Nafta and the California Garment Industry

California Apparel News 

ByDeborah Belgum

Ever since the presidential elections ended, people such as Daniel Barcenas have been fielding calls from Mexican apparel companies asking what is going to happen to free trade under a Trump administration.

Donald Trump made no secret that he was not happy with the North American Free Trade Agreement, calling the accord between the United States, Mexico and Canada “the worst trade deal” the United States had ever signed.

During the campaign, he threatened to blow up the trade deal. It could be hyperbole, but it has many in the Los Angeles apparel industry worried about manufacturing clothing south of the border.


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