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Import Sensitivity of Textile and Apparel Imports from Nepal Under Investigation

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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The International Trade Commission is inviting comments on the likely impact on U.S. imports, competing U.S. industries and U.S. consumers of providing duty-free treatment to the following textile and apparel products from Nepal.

- luggage and attaché cases: HTSUS 4202.11.00, 4202.12.20, 4202.12.40, 4202.12.60 and 4202.12.80

- handbags: HTSUS 4202.21.60, 4202.21.90, 4202.22.15, 4202.22.40, 4202.22.45, 4202.22.60, 4202.22.70, 4202.22.80, 4202.29.50 and 4202.29.90

- pocket goods: HTSUS 4202.31.60, 4202.32.40, 4202.32.80 and 4202.32.95

- travel bags: HTSUS 4202.91.00, 4202.92.08, 4202.92.15, 4202.92.20, 4202.92.30, 4202.92.45, 4202.92.60, 4202.92.90 and 4202.99.90

- carpets: HTSUS 5701.10.90, 5702.31.20, 5702.49.20, 5702.50.40, 5702.50.59, 5702.91.30, 5702.91.40, 5702.92.90, 5702.99.15, 5703.10.20, 5703.10.80, 5703.90.00 and 5705.00.20

- shawls, scarves and travel blankets: HTSUS 6117.10.60, 6214.10.10, 6214.10.20, 6214.20.00, 6214.40.00, 6214.90.00 and 6301.90.00

- hats: HTSUS 6504.00.90, 6505.00.08, 6505.00.15, 6505.00.20, 6505.00.25, 6505.00.30, 6505.00.40, 6505.00.50, 6505.00.60, 6505.00.80, 6505.00.90, 6506.99.30 and 6506.99.60

- gloves: HTSUS 4203.29.50 and 6216.00.80

- miscellaneous articles (headbands and needlecraft kits): HTSUS 6117.80.85, 6217.10.85 and 6308.00.00

A public hearing will be held June 9, requests to appear at the hearing are due by May 23, pre-hearing briefs are due by May 25, post-hearing briefs are due by June 14, and all other written submissions for the record are due by June 24. The ITC expects to submit its confidential report to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative by Sept. 29.

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