The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) kicked off a two-day hearing on fostering domestic supply chain resilience on Thursday, inviting industry experts to weigh in on how American businesses can divest from China and ensure self-sufficiency and growth. National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas testified that the U.S. government must be more deliberate in implementing trade and investment policies that benefit domestic industry. It’s a matter of urgency, she stressed – at least 14 U.S. textile factories have been closed in recent months, eliminating an estimated 100,000 jobs across the Western hemisphere.