FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
U.S. -Korea FTA Commercial Availability (Short Supply)
Annex 4-B, the commercial availability provision of the U.S.-Korea FTA, ceased to apply beginning on January 1, 2017. As a result, after that date articles that had been included in Appendix 4-B-1 are no longer treated as originating goods for purposes of the specific rules of origin in Annex-4-A of the Agreement. Article 4.2.3, which remains in effect, provides a consultation mechanism to consider whether the rules of origin applicable to a particular textile or apparel good should be revised to address issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the territories of the Parties.
Request: Submitted by the Government of Korea, 9/24/2018
Request for Public Comments: Federal Register Notice, October 17, 2018. Public comments due November 16, 2018.
Request for Public Comments: USITC request for written comments. Deadline for filing is March 29, 2019.
July 2019: USITC Advice on Proposed Modifications.
For further information, contact Maria D'Andrea-Yothers at 202-482-1550 or by e-mail.