Determination to Approve CAFTA-DR Commercial Availability Request:
Certain Warp Stretch Woven Rayon Blend Fabrics: 199.2016.04.12.Fabric.GDLSKforTangTextiles.
March 2016 Textile and Apparel Import Report
04/18/2016 – USITC announces investigation
“Nepal: Advice Concerning Whether Certain Textile and Apparel Articles are Import Sensitive”.
Public hearing set for June 9, 2016. Written submissions for the record must be submitted no later than June 24, 2016.
04/18/2016 – – CITA is soliciting public comments on three (3) new Commercial Availability Requests under the U.S.-Morocco FTA:
certain woven fabrics for dresses, skirts, blouses and tops;
certain woven fabrics for pants, skirts, jackets, shirts, and casual dresses;
certain woven fabrics for women’s pants.
Comments on the requests must be received by May 16, 2016.
04/04/2016 – The U.S. Trade Representative has released the
2016 National Trade Estimates Report
on foreign trade barriers.
04/01/2016 – - DoD Announces Award of New Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Hub to Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Alliance,
a new Non-Profit Research and Development Consortium Organized by MIT. To learn more, read the
DoD press release
White House press release.
03/28/2016 – Office of the Trade Representative announces the
initiation of a review of Nepal’s eligibility to receive preferential treatment
for the articles described in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. Comments are due to USTR by 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2016.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to Moderate Business Leaders Panel and First-Ever Smart Fabrics Summit. Panelists include David Lauren, Executive Vice President of Ralph Lauren,
Josh Walden, Senior Vice President of Intel, and Mary Hennessy, President and CEO of Industrial Fabrics Association International. The Summit will take place
April 11, 2016 in Washington, DC.
03/03/2016 – Now available for download: Recording and slide presentation from
"Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement Textile and Apparel Overview" webinar.
Legally Verified Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. You may read here
• Chapter 4, Textiles and Apparel Chapter Text (Annex 4-A: Textiles and Apparel Product-Specific Rules of Origin and Appendix 1 to Annex 4-A: Short Supply List of Products
• Chapter 2, National Treatment and Market Access for Goods, including Party-specific Annexes to the Chapter (the tariff elimination schedules)
• Visit the USTR website
to learn more about the TPP deal