U.S.-Korea FTA: Advice on Modifications to Certain Textile and Apparel Rules of Origin, Institution of Investigation and Notice of Opportunity to Provide Written Comments, United States International Commission. Deadline for filing written submissions: March 29, 2019.
December 2018 Textile and Apparel Import Report
1/31/2019 See the European Unions
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.
Notification of Annual Quantitative Limit for Certain Apparel under Haiti HOPE (Value-Added Quota) for 2018/2019 Annual Period.For the period December 20, 2018 through December 19, 2019, the annual quantitative limit of the Haiti HOPE Value-Added program is 372,889,066 square meters equivalent (SME).
12/07/2018 Expiration of the Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program (DR 2-for-1): The Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program (DR 2-for-1) was established as an amendment to the CAFTA-DR, under the Andean Trade Preference Extension Act of 2008 and became effective on December 1, 2008, for a 10-year period. The 10-year period expired on December 1, 2018. Entries of qualifying apparel under the DR 2-for-1 program may only qualify for duty-free treatment under the CAFTA-DR prior to the date of expiration. Entries on or after December 1, 2018, may no longer use allowances to qualify for duty free treatment under the DR 2-for-1 program. If you have any questions regarding the DR 2-for-1 program, please contact Maria Goodman at (202) 482-3651 or Maria.Goodman@trade.gov.
09/13/2018 The U.S. International Trade Commission has instituted investigation No. 332-569, U.S. SME Exports: Trade-Related Barriers Affecting Exports of U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises to the United Kingdom, to provide a report that catalogs trade-related barriers that small and medium-sized enterprises perceive as disproportionately affecting their exports to the United Kingdom, compared to larger U.S. exporters. A public hearing is scheduled for February 26, 2019 and written submissions are due by March 15, 2019. For more details, see
FR Doc. 2018-19279 dated 9/6/2018.