U.S. will address concerns over garment exports held up on suspicion of forced labour, Philippines says

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Open this photo in gallery: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, right, takes part in a news conference with Philippine Trade and Industry Secretary Alfredo Pascual, at Paranaque city, Philippines, on March 11.Aaron Favila/The Associated Press The U.S. commerce secretary has committed to address concerns by the Philippines after American authorities held up shipments of garments on suspicion that cotton was produced by forced labour in China’s Xinjiang region, Philippine officials said Tuesday. Philippine Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual raised the issue in a meeting Monday with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, who was leading a U.S. business delegation in Manila to...