Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Two textile provisions to be implemented in CAFTA-DR accord
Two textile provisions to be implemented in CAFTA-DR accord
23
Jul '08
U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab announced that the United States plans to implement two textile provisions in the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) with respect to materials made in Mexico. The textile cumulation provision and the pocketing amendment, when implemented on August 15, will change the CAFTA-DR Rules of Origin to promote regional production.

“The implementation of the CAFTA-DR textile cumulation provisions and the pocketing amendment marks another important step forward in the integration of apparel manufacturing in the region,” said Schwab. “The provisions will strengthen our already strong economic relationship with our trading partners in the region, and will create new opportunities for the use of U.S. fabric and yarn in apparel production in the region.”

Background:
In Proclamation 8213 of December 20, 2007, as modified by Proclamation 8272 of June 30, 2008, the President proclaimed modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to implement both the pocketing amendment and textile cumulation provisions.

Pursuant to that proclamation, USTR will publish a formal notice of the effective date of the cumulation provisions in the Federal Register. The United States anticipates that both the pocketing amendment and the textile cumulation provision, with respect to materials produced in Mexico, will enter into force on August 15, 2008.

Cumulation:
The CAFTA-DR includes provisions that permit a limited quantity of woven apparel containing Mexican or Canadian inputs to enter the United States duty-free. The cumulation provisions cover a limited set of apparel and are subject to annual limits on the quantity of apparel that will receive preferential treatment.

Under the CAFTA-DR, several conditions must be fulfilled before the provisions can enter into force with respect to inputs from Canada or Mexico. We anticipate that each of Mexico's free trade agreements with the Central American CAFTA-DR parties will be amended, effective August 15, 2008, to provide on a reciprocal basis for preferential treatment of Central American apparel goods containing U.S. inputs that are exported to Mexico.

Further, the required agreement between Mexico and the United States on customs cooperation and enforcement was signed in 2007 and is expected to enter into force by August 15. These steps will allow the cumulation rule to enter into force with respect to materials from Mexico.

Apparel goods of the Dominican Republic containing Mexican inputs will also be eligible under the cumulation provisions when they enter into force. However, the Dominican Republic must enter into an FTA with Mexico that provides for reciprocal treatment of U.S. inputs, in order for this treatment to continue beyond five years from the date that the CAFTA-DR entered into force for the Dominican Republic.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th Jul 2017

Q1 2018 revenue at Raymond soars 14%

The consolidated revenue of Raymond Limited for the first quarter of...

Textiles | On 26th Jul 2017

Textile Corp of America to create 1000 jobs in Tennessee

Textile Corporation of America Inc, a leading textile manufacturer,...

Textiles | On 26th Jul 2017

Leather & footwear industry expecting incentive package

India’s leather and footwear industry is anticipating an incentive...

Interviews View All

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Binoy Ravjani
Hero's Fashion

‘One of the recent trends in hand block printing is the indigo process,...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X