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Annual Review of Earned Import Allowance Program for Dominican Republic

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission is conducting its fifth annual review of the Earned Import Allowance Program (also known as the 2:1 arrangement) for trousers and certain other garments made in the Dominican Republic. The EIAP provides that the Dominican Republic may ship to the U.S. duty-free one square meter equivalent of certain trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts, skirts and divided skirts, and pants using third-country fabrics for every two SME of similar garments that are exported using U.S. fabrics.

The ITC is required to review this program annually to evaluate its effectiveness and make recommendations for improvements. The ITC has not scheduled a public hearing in connection with this investigation; instead, interested parties are invited to file written submissions no later than April 11. The ITC’s report will be submitted to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees by July 25.

The ITC’s report in its fourth annual review of this program is available here.

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