11/21/2014 – Now available for download: Recording and slide presentations from
"Deepening Your Business Connection with Mexico" webinar.
September 2014 Textile and Apparel Import Report
10/21/2014 – U.S. International Trade Commission received a complaint from Converse, Inc. alleging that certain footwear imports infringe upon the company's registered and common law trademarks in violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. The Commission is soliciting comments and written submissions must be filed by the close of business eight days after publication of the
Federal Register notice, or by Oct. 28.
10/21/2014 – On October 18, 2014, the Turkish Ministry of Economy, General Directorate of Imports (GDI) announced an antidumping investigation on U.S. cotton. Related parties have 37 days from the date of the announcement to send their written response to GDI.
Communique published in the Official Gazette (in Turkish)
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