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CAFTA-DR Rules of Origin May be Modified for Several Products

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has initiated an investigation of proposed modifications to the CAFTA-DR rules of origin with respect to the following products.

- fishing lures of HTSUS subheading 9507.90

- gaming machines of HTSUS subheading 9504.30

- polyvinyl chloride of HTSUS subheadings 3904.21 and 3904.22

- products of the chemical or allied industries in HTSUS chapters 28-38

As requested by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the ITC will provide advice on the probable economic effects of the proposed modifications on U.S. trade under CAFTA-DR, total U.S. trade, and domestic producers of the affected articles. The ITC will not hold a public hearing in connection with this investigation but is accepting written submissions for the record no later than Jan. 25, 2016. The ITC expects to submit its final report to USTR by May 24, 2016.

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