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Question: Are we currently advocating for Congress to extend Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) status to Pakistani textiles?
Answer: As Secretary Clinton has said, we share Pakistan’s desire to transition our relationship from aid to trade. We strongly believe that a relationship based on private sector investment and trade will be more stable and mutually beneficial in the long term.
Pakistan currently is already a beneficiary of the GSP program, which provides tariff relief, including for a limited number of textile products, for many countries. We continue to work with Congress to find ways of extending additional trade preferences to Pakistan.
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