01/11/2017 – U.S. International Trade Commission,
Notice of Publication of Petitions for Duty Suspension and Reductions and Opportunity to Comment on Petitions.
Deadline for comments is February 24, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
November 2016 Textile and Apparel Import Report
12/29/2016 -In preparation for its annual review of countries’ protection of intellectual property rights, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
(USTR) requests written comments regarding countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons.
See Federal Register (81 FR 95722) 2017 Special 301 Review: Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974.
Written comments and notices of intent to appear at the public hearing are due by February 9, 2017.
12/20/2016 –Implementation of
Duty-Free Treatment to Certain Textile and Apparel Imports from Nepal, effective December 30, 2016 through December 31, 2025.
Notification of Annual Quantitative Limit for Certain Apparel under Haiti HOPE (Value-Added Quota) for 2016/2017 Annual Period.
For the period December 20, 2016 through December 19, 2017, the annual quantitative limit of the Haiti HOPE Value-Added program is 337,117,964 square meter equivalents.
12/08/2016 – Now available for download: Recording and slide presentations from
"New Business Opportunities in Mexico for Textile and Apparel Exporters" webinar.
Determination to Approve Colombia Commercial Availability Request:
Certain 100% Rayon Twill Challis Fabric:
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.
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