The International Trade Commission has initiated an investigation, entitled \\\”Textile and Apparel Imports from China: Statistical Reports,\\\” pursuant to a request by the House Ways and Means Committee to collect and report data on Chinese textile and apparel imports. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rangel asked for this \\\”textile monitoring program\\\” due to concerns [...]
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rangel has sent a letter to the International Trade Commission asking it to collect data on Chinese textile and apparel imports, and report this data back to the Committee on a regular basis. Concern over Possible Import Surge After China’s Quotas End on Dec 31st Rangel has asked for [...]
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New import requirements for consumer goods will take effect Nov. 12 as a result of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which became law Aug. 14. Beginning on that date manufacturers and importers must certify in writing that products being imported for warehousing and/or consumption conform with the rules, bans, regulations or standards [...]
Customs and Agriculture recently have indicated, but not formally, that: 1. It is likely they will back a phase in of the law, which may take the following scheduling: A. Voluntary compliance from the start date (December 15) through April 1, 2009 B. Beginning April 2009: Declaration required for items that are \\\”obviously\\\” (not yet [...]
Textile and Apparel Groups Ask U.S. for China Monitoring Program September 19, 2008 Textile and apparel groups from 17 countries recently asked the U.S. to implement an import monitoring program for China beginning Jan. 1, 2009, the date on which existing U.S. safeguard quotas on shipments from China expire. The Bush administration currently maintains such [...]
Antidumping Duty on Steel Wire Garment Hangers September 15, 2008 The price of wire hangers from China is going to remain high. By a vote of 6-0, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made a final affirmative injury determination in the antidumping case on steel wire garment hangers from China. As a result of the [...]
U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION IMPORT DECLARATION FOR PLANT AND PLANT PRODUCTS, INCLUDING TIMBER, TIMBER PRODUCTS, AND TEXTILES, BECOMES EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 15, 2008 The Lacey Act, (16 U.S.C. § 3371 et seq.), (the \\\\\\\”Act\\\\\\\”) was originally passed in 1900 as an anti-trafficking statute intended to protect wildlife and plants. Passed in May of 2008, and [...]