The USAID Hub's apparel expert, Andres Saldias, met with five Kenya firms and two Ethiopian last week as a part of the Hub’s work to enhance trade linkages for large-scale U.S. apparel companies in East Africa. By mid-March, Mr. Saldias will have visited 25 East African firms to assess their operations and, as appropriate, provide follow-on technical and operational support to meet U.S. buyer requirements. Mr. Saldias is a seasoned expert in the textile and apparel industry, with strong ties to U.S. companies such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Gymboree, and J.Crew.
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