05/21/2019 – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) proposes a modification of the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation of the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. USTR proposes to apply an additional duty of up to 25 percent on products of China with an annual trade value of approximately $300 billion, which includes various textile, apparel and footwear products. USTR is seeking public comments (due June 17) and will hold a public hearing on June 17, 2019 regarding the proposed modification. See the Federal Register Notice
84 FR 22564. for a list of proposed products and further information.
Modification of Section 301 Action: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Innovation. Effective May 10, 2019, the rate of additional duty on products from China covered by the September 2018 action in this investigation will be increased from 10 percent to 25 percent. A process also will be established by which interested persons may request that particular products covered by the September 2018 action be excluded from the additional duties.
March 2019 Textile and Apparel Import Report
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) is soliciting public comments on a request from the Government of Morocco to modify the U.S.-Morocco FTA rules of origin for women’s
or girls’ swimwear made from certain knit fabric. Comments must be submitted by May 20, 2019.
04/10/2019 – The Office of the United States Trade Representative proposes products for tariff countermeasures in response to harm caused by EU aircraft subsidies. For further information on the investigation, the preliminary list of EU products covered for additional duties, and request for public comments, see
Preliminary Product List.
1/31/2019 – See the European Union’s
EXPLANATORY GUIDE ON THE RESTRICTION ON CMRs 1A and 1B IN TEXTILES AND CLOTHING. Restrictions under
Regulation (EU) 2018/1513 to control certain carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) category 1A or 1B substances in textiles and clothing will be effective after November 1, 2020. The guide provides lists of articles covered and not covered by the restriction, as well as available analytical methods for determining CMR substance levels.