Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) Commercial Availability

Metadata Updated: December 5, 2019

Trade Preference Programs and Free Trade Agreements allow textile and apparel goods duty-free entry into the U.S. if the goods meet the rule of origin. The textile and apparel rule of origin for these programs and agreements is commonly known as the "yarn-forward" standard, which requires that the yarn production and all operations "forward" (i.e., fabric production through apparel assembly) occur in either the United States and/or the partner country. However, fibers, yarns, and fabrics determined not to be available in commercial quantities in a timely manner may be sourced from outside the countries for use in qualifying textile and apparel products. For example, a fabric that is determined not to be commercially available may come from a third party, be cut-and-assembled into a garment in the partner country, and imported to the U.S. duty-free.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: U.S. Government Work

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Metadata Created Date February 14, 2019
Metadata Updated Date December 5, 2019

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date February 14, 2019
Metadata Updated Date December 5, 2019
Publisher International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce
Unique Identifier ITA-0022
Laurie Mease
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 006:25
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Harvest Source Title Commerce Non Spatial Data.json Harvest Source
Data Last Modified 2018-08-01
Program Code 006:042
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Source Hash 55468aa6b83cbb01d2f77ff730aa8d5a3849c78b
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