Apparel makers take a fresh look at Central America amid rising wages in China
With Chinese apparel and textile factories experiencing rising wages and a labor shortage, Central America is finding renewed interest. The region boasts several advantages. It only takes two to three days to transport goods by boat to Miami, perfect for more just-in-time deliveries.
And the region has hundreds of apparel factories whose products can be sent back to the United States free of duty if they use US or Central American yarns in their clothing. The duty-free deal was established under the Cafta free-trade agreement.
Original source: Apparel News