10/06/2015 The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have concluded. Like other free trade agreements, the TPP will have specific textile provisions.
More information about the TPP can be found
August 2015 Textile and Apparel Import Report
Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles
Assembled in Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries From Regional
and Third-Country Fabric.
The AGOA caps for duty-free, quota-free imports are increased for the one-year period from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.
Increase of Haiti HOPE knit apparel TPL from 70 million SMEs to 200 million SMEs for the annual period from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.
In accordance with the Haiti HELP legislation, because imports under the knit apparel TPL exceeded 52 million SMEs during the month of July 2015, the applicable
quota level for the 2014/2015 annual period is automatically increased to 200 million SMEs. The quota level for the new annual period, from October 1, 2015 to
September 30, 2016, will be 70 million SMEs until such time as imports reach or exceed 52 million SMEs.
--The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments from the public identifying Internet
and physical markets based outside the United States that should be included in the 2015 Notorious Markets List.
The annual list identifies online and physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in or facilitate substantial copyright piracy
and trademark counterfeiting. The deadline for interested parties to submit written comments is October 5, 2015.
09/01/2015 2015 U.S. International Trade Commission to hold public hearing on October 14, 2015 related to the investigation
WTO Environmental Goods Negotiations: Advice on the Probable Economic Effect of Providing Duty-Free Treatment, Second List of Articles
Request for Public Comments to Compile the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers.
Comments due to the Office of the Trade Representative no later than October 28, 2015.
Public comment is requested on a new Commercial Availability Request under the U.S.-Chile FTA.
Comments must be received by August 24, 2015.
07/28/2015 Indonesia increases tariffs on many products, including clothing, footwear, home furnishings and some fabrics. See
Minister of Finance Regulation No. 132 / PMK.010 / 2015, dated July 8, 2015
for a list of the new tariff rates.
Mexico has invited interested parties to comment on proposed revisions to its Textile Labeling Standards.
Comments must be received by August 29, 2015.
07/16/2015 Commerce Department Releases New Reports
Ranking Top Export Markets
Call for Applications for the International Buyer Program Select Service for Calendar Year 2016
04/10/2015 Now available for download: Recording and slide presentation from
"New Textile and Apparel Measures in Mexico" webinar.