About The Webinar

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement replaced NAFTA in 2020.  We will discuss the qualification of textiles, apparel, footwear, and bags for duty-free treatment, including certain requirements that gradually phased in post implementation.  We will also cover documentation for supporting USMCA claims.

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Key Topics

  • Rules for originating textile and apparel goods, including:
    • Limitation on goods imported as sets, e.g. bed in a bag or pants with belts;
    • Requirements for sewing thread, narrow elastics and pocketing fabric in apparel;
    • Requirement for coated fabric in household textile products;
    • Flexibility for rayon fiber & filament
  • Tariff preference levels (TPL)
  • Special Regime Program
  • Footwear rules of origin
  • Bags and travel goods rules of origin
  • Repairs & alterations
  • Status of NAFTA marking rules
  • Documentation to support claims


Please note we do not accept payment via American Express.


Elise Shibles

Partner, Advisory Committee; Textiles & Apparel Practice Leader; Forced Labor Practice Leader

ELISE SHIBLES is a Partner, Advisory Committee with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the San Francisco office. She leads the firm’s Textiles and Apparel Practice as well as its Forced Labor Practice. She advises and counsels clients on trade agreement and preference program requirements for a variety of different types of goods under U.S. and non-U.S. trade programs including USMCA, QIZ, ASEAN-China and EU-Vietnam, among others. She also has extensive expertise in all aspects of textile and apparel trade and policy including classification, origin, marking, Section 301 tariff mitigation, drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, and strategy for trade negotiations. 



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