May 2016 Textile and Apparel Import Report
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.
06/15/2016 – Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request;
Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Petition Submission and Comment Forms.
Comments due to the U.S. International Trade Commission by August 16, 2016.
Increase of Haiti HOPE knit apparel TPL from 70 million SMEs to 200 million SMEs for the annual period from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.
In accordance with the Haiti HELP legislation, because imports under the knit apparel TPL exceeded 52 million SMEs during the month of May 2016, the applicable quota
level for the 2015/2016 annual period is automatically increased to 200 million SMEs. The quota level for the new annual period, from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017,
will be 70 million SMEs until such time as imports reach or exceed 52 million SMEs.
April 2016 Textile and Apparel Import Report
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