August 2016 Textile and Apparel Import Report
Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles
Assembled in Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries From Regional
and Third-Country Fabric.
The new AGOA caps for duty-free, quota-free imports are for the one-year period from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.
Determination to Approve CAFTA-DR Commercial Availability Request:
Certain 2-Ply Polyester Yarn:
06/30/2016 – Outcome of the Obama Administration’s Annual Product Review under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, to add new duty-free status for travel goods (including luggage, backpacks, handbags, and wallets)
for Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Countries (LDBDCs) and African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) countries. See
USTR Press release
for additional details.
Full video stream
of Smart Fabrics Summit now available, including industry demonstrations, policy panels, and keynote from Secretary Prtizker.
06/01/2016 –Commerce Department Releases New Reports
Ranking Top Export Markets
New! 05/27/2016 –
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