Fashion Intel & Analysis

In this TDM

-CAFC Dismisses Discrimination Claim

 

 

- Obama Talks About Trade Policy: Expect More Trade Cases, Enforcement Action Against China and Pressure on Currency

- Customs Schedules COAC Meeting

- USA-ITA Joins Coalition Letters to Transportation Secretary and Seattle Mayor In Opposition to FAAAA Lobbying

- Commerce Secretary Locke Outlines Administration Plan to Double Exports By 2015

- Responsible Sourcing Network Announces Meeting To Discuss Ways To End Child Labor In Uzbekistan Cotton Sector

- CITA Request Comments on Additional Short Supply Fabrics for Singapore FTA

- Details of Wyden and Nelson Bill to Expand HOPE Benefits and Facilitate U.S. Imports from Haiti 

- Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Agreement (CBTPA)

- The Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act (HOPE)

- U.S. Customs Provisions

- Haiti Recovery and Investment Task Force

On January 25, 2010, Kim Glas, the Commerce Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel, and the Chair of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), spoke at the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance Textile Summit in Columbia, South Carolina.  In her remarks, Glas focused on the Obama Administration commitment to facilitate exports of U.S.-made textile and apparel products. 


Senate Passes Iran Sanctions Legislation

(Prepared by Brenda A. Jacobs and Pete Kasperowicz, Sidley Austin LLP)

 

            On January 28, 2009, the U.S. Senate approved the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act, S. 2799, which would re-impose a ban on Iranian carpets that was lifted by the Clinton Administration in late 2000. The quicker-than-expected vote (Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had earlier said that a vote might be held in the next few weeks) reflects Congress’s growing impatience with Iran over the refusal of that country to give up its nuclear weapons programs.


On February 2, 2010, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced S. 2978, the Renewing Hope for Haitian Trade and Investment Act of 2010.  The legislation extends special trade benefits to help the apparel industry to maintain jobs in Haiti.

 

Provisions include:

 

-Extends the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Agreement (CBTPA) until 2013

-Extends the Haiti Hemispheric Opportunity Through Partnership Encouragement

(HOPE)

-Act value added rule of origin until 2013 and caps the local content requirements at fifty percent

-Expands HOPE until 2022 (currently expires in 2018)

-Enhances U.S. Customs presence in Haiti







On January 25, 2010, Kim Glas, the Commerce Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel, and the Chair of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), spoke at the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance Textile Summit in Columbia, South Carolina.  In her remarks, Glas focused on the Obama Administration commitment to facilitate exports of U.S.-made textile and apparel products. 


Senate Passes Iran Sanctions Legislation

(Prepared by Brenda A. Jacobs and Pete Kasperowicz, Sidley Austin LLP)

 

            On January 28, 2009, the U.S. Senate approved the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act, S. 2799, which would re-impose a ban on Iranian carpets that was lifted by the Clinton Administration in late 2000. The quicker-than-expected vote (Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had earlier said that a vote might be held in the next few weeks) reflects Congress’s growing impatience with Iran over the refusal of that country to give up its nuclear weapons programs.