The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announces its 2015 Special 301 Review to identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) or deny fair and equitable market access.
Public comments are requested by February 6 and a public hearing will be held on February 24.
November 2014 Textile and Apparel Import Report
Determination to Approve CAFTA-DR Commercial Availability Request:
Certain 100% Polyester Composite Laminated Fabric - 194.2014.11.18.Fabric.ST&RforVFCorp
Guinea and Madagascar qualify for the textile and apparel benefits provided for under AGOA.
International Trade Data System (ITDS)
Notification of Annual Quantitative Limit for Certain Apparel under Haiti HOPE (Value-Added Quota) for 2014/2015 Annual Period.
For the period December 20, 2014 through December 19, 2015, the annual quantitative limit of the Haiti HOPE Value-Added program is 332,915,916 square meter equivalents.
October 2014 Textile and Apparel Import Report
11/21/2014 – Now available for download: Recording and slide presentations from
"Deepening Your Business Connection with Mexico" webinar.
Increase of Haiti HOPE knit apparel TPL from 70 million SMEs to 200 million SMEs for the annual period from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014.
In accordance with the Haiti HELP legislation, because imports under the knit apparel TPL exceeded 52 million SMEs during the month of September 2014, the applicable quota level for the 2013/2014 annual period is automatically increased to 200 million SMEs.
The quota level for the new annual period, from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015 will be 70 million SMEs until such time as imports reach or exceed 52 million SMEs.
Limitations on Duty and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles
Assembled in Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries From Regional and Third- Country Fabric, 2014-2015