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DR-CAFTA Short Supply Request on Composite Laminated Fabric

Monday, November 24, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has received a short supply request filed by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., alleging that certain 100 percent polyester composite laminated fabric classified under HTSUS 6001.22 is not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner from a supplier in the DR-CAFTA countries. This fabric consists of a three-layered fleece/shell construction, woven outer layer and brushed inner layer, bonded with a polyurethane membrane. It is used for performance outerwear and its specifications are designed to withstand prolonged use in extreme conditions.

The petitioner is requesting that this fabric be added to the DR-CAFTA short supply list in unrestricted quantity. Such a step would allow duty-free imports of apparel made in CAFTA-DR countries with subject fabric regardless of its origin.

Responses with an offer to supply this fabric are due no later than Dec. 3.

If your company is interested in exploring a short supply petition please contact Nicole Bivens Collinson or Mark Tallo.

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