U.S. Customs monitors high-risk areas that threaten U.S. Economy, safety and health concerns through their Priority Trade Issues

One such trade issue is that of “Textiles & Wearing Apparel”.   The textile sector is one of the largest manufacturing employers in the United States, and is a key component of the U.S. economy.   For example, textiles generated 40 percent of the duties collected by CBP in the fiscal year 2014.  CBP’s efforts in the textile area focus on promoting legitimate trade, while also encouraging a strong domestic manufacturing base.

The goal of the Textiles Priority Trade Issue is to ensure that textile imports fully comply with applicable laws, regulations, quotas, Trade Preference Program requirements and Intellectual Property provisions.

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