Background

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has received requests to modify the rules of origin under U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement with respect to the following products.

- for dresses, skirts, blouses and tops classified under HTSUS chapter 62 to allow the use of non-originating 87-93 percent cotton/5-9 percent polyester/2-4 percent elastane woven fabric classified under HTSUS subheading 5209.42

- for pants, skirts, jackets, shirts and casual dresses classified under HTSUS 6204.52 and 6206.40 to allow the use of the following non-originating woven fabrics: (1) 100 percent lyocell classified under HTSUS 5516.11 and 5516.12, (2) lyocell/cotton classified under HTSUS 5516.41, 5516.42 and 5516.43, (3) cotton/polyester classified under HTSUS 5210.49 and 5211.42, (4) cotton/polyester/elastane classified under HTSUS 5210.49 and 5211.42.10, (5) corduroy with cotton classified under HTSUS 5801.22, and (6) corduroy polyester classified under HTSUS 5801.32

- for women’s pants classified in HTSUS heading 6204 to allow the use of the following non-originating woven fabrics: (1) 45-52 percent polyester, 45-52 percent rayon, 1-7 percent spandex woven synthetic bi-stretch fabric classified under HTSUS 5515.11, (2) 60-68 percent polyester, 29-37 percent rayon, 1-7 percent spandex woven poly-viscose fabric classified under HTSUS 5515.11, (3) 31-37 percent viscose, 17-23 percent polyester, 17-23 percent cotton, 13-19 percent wool, 5-11 percent nylon, 1-6 percent spandex woven herringbone fabric classified under HTSUS 5408.33, (4) 94-99 percent virgin wool, 1-6 percent spandex, twill stretch flannel reactive dyed fabric classified under HTSUS 5112.11, and (5) 89-95 percent polyester, 5-11 percent spandex printed and solid woven polyester crepe fabric (with filament yarn size of 120D+40D*120D+40D and a construction of 175*104) classified under HTSUS 5407.61

Comments on whether these fabrics can be supplied by the U.S. domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner may be submitted by May 16.

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