Registration is now open
for the 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit co-hosted by IFAI and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Summit will take place on April 24, 2018 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade
Center in Washington, DC.
September 2017 Textile and Apparel Import Report
10/27/2017 – The
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues final rule prohibiting children’s toys and child care articles containing more than 0.1 percent of certain phthalate chemicals.
As published in the
the rule is effective on April 25, 2018.
10/11/2017 – The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that manufacturers cease the use of organohalogen flame retardants (OFRs) in the production of children's products,
furniture, mattresses, and electronics casings. Importers, distributors, and retailers also should obtain assurances from manufacturers that such products do not contain OFRs. See the CPSC
Guidance Document on Hazardous Additive, Non-Polymeric Organohalogen Flame Retardants in Certain Consumer Products.
U.S. Department of Commerce and the Industrial Fabrics Association International to Co-Host “Smart Fabrics: Getting Smarter” Summit in 2018.
The Summit will take place April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Limitations on Duty and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
The new AGOA caps are for the one-year period from October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018.
08/03/2017 – The Office of the United States Trade Representative annually publishes the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE).
The Trade Policy Staff Committee requests interested persons to submit written comments by October 25, 2017 to assist in identifying significant barriers to U.S. exports of goods, services, and U.S. foreign direct investment for inclusion in the 2018 NTE report.
08/03/2017 – USTR Report to Congress on
Trade Enforcement Priorities.
Published July 2017.