- 03/31/2020 – Free Webinar: SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans and other resources for Textile and Apparel Companies Impacted by COVID-19, April 3, 2020, 11 - 12 p.m. ET. Register here.
- 03/23/2020 – Federal Register Notice Requesting Public Comments on Negotiating Objectives for a U.S.-Kenya Trade Agreement. Written comments are due April 15, 2020; public hearing to be held on April 28, 2020.
- 03/06/2020 – January 2020 Textile and Apparel Import Report
- 12/20/2019 – Limitation of Duty-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Haiti Under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA), as Amended by the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity Through Partnership Encouragement Act (HOPE) For the period December 20, 2019 through December 19, 2020, the annual quantitative limit of the Haiti HOPE Value-Added program is 376,935,586 square meters equivalent (SME).
12/19/2019 – The
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced on December 13th that the United States and China reached a phase-one trade deal related to the Section 301 Tariff Action: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation. USTR reported that “The United States will be maintaining 25 percent tariffs on approximately $250 billion of Chinese imports, along with 7.5 percent tariffs on approximately $120 billion of Chinese imports.” See links below for additional information on the Section 301-China Tariff Action:
-USTR Section 301-China webpage
-U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Section 301 HTSUS Reference Guide
-U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) Harmonized Tariff Schedule – including supplemental China tariff information
- 10/18/2019 – After winning a $7.5 billion arbitration award in its World Trade Organization dispute with the EU over illegal subsidies to Airbus, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that the United States will impose additional duties on certain products from certain EU member States, effective October 18, 2019. See the Federal Register notice (84 FR 55998) for more information and the list of products that will be subject to additional duties, which includes a 25-percent additional duty on certain apparel and home textile products from the United Kingdom.
- 09/19/2019 – 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, 2019-September 30, 2020.
- 08/29/2019 – China has increased tariffs on imports from the United States in response to actions taken by the United States in conjunction with its investigation of China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. See the International Trade Administration Current Foreign Retaliatory Actions webpage, for more details and information on U.S. goods subject to China’s retaliatory tariffs.