08/16/2018 – Scheduled Expiration of the Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program (DR 2-for-1): The Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program (DR 2-for-1) was established as an amendment to the CAFTA-DR, under the Andean Trade Preference Extension Act of 2008 and became effective on December 1, 2008, for a 10-year period. The 10-year period is set to expire on December 1, 2018. Entries of qualifying apparel under the DR 2-for-1 program may only qualify for duty-free treatment under the CAFTA-DR prior to the date of expiration. Entries on or after December 1, 2018, may no longer use allowances to qualify for duty free treatment under the DR 2-for-1 program. If you have any questions regarding the DR 2-for-1 program, please contact Maria Goodman at (202) 482-3651 or Maria.Goodman@trade.gov.
08/08/2018 – Update --The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) seeks comments on a list of products imported from China proposed for additional 10% tariffs. The proposed action would be taken in conjunction with the Section 301 investigation of the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The public comment period has been extended. The deadline for written comments is now September 6, 2018. A public hearing will take place on August 20-23, 2018. See the
August 7, 2018 Federal Register Notice for details.
June 2018 Textile and Apparel Import Report
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding India-Export Related Matters. Public comments due on or before July 2, 2018.
04/27/2018 – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is announcing the initiation of country practice reviews regarding compliance with the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) eligibility criteria of India, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan. This
notice includes the schedule for submission of public comments and a public hearing. Public comments due June 5, 2018; public hearing on June 19; and post-hearing briefs due July 17, 2018.