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Ring Spun Yarns Removed from CAFTA-DR Short Supply List

Monday, July 21, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has determined to remove certain ring spun single yarns of micro modal fibers from the CAFTA-DR short supply list. The subject yarns are of English yarn number 30 and higher of 0.9 denier or finer micro modal fibers, classified in HTSUS subheading 5510.11.0000.

As a result, textile and apparel articles containing these yarns are not to be treated as originating in a CAFTA-DR country if those yarns are obtained from non-CAFTA-DR sources, effective for goods entered into the U.S. on or after Jan. 14, 2015.

These yarns were added to the short supply list after the conclusion of CAFTA-DR negotiations and before the date the agreement entered into force to give effect to a May 2005 short supply designation under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act and the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act. CITA has now determined that a domestic company is capable of supplying this yarn in commercial quantities in a timely manner and that the company that originally requested the short supply designation under AGOA, ATPDEA and CBTPA supports the yarn’s removal from the CAFTA-DR short supply list.

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