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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Certain Fibers and Yarns
    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.

    For further information, contact Maria D'Andrea-Yothers at 202-482-1550 or by e-mail.