Fashion Intel & Analysis
On May 24, President Trump signed a proclamation restricting entry to the United States of any foreign nationals who were present in Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry. The proclamation came at the recommendation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to mitigate the risk of further spreading COVID-19. The travel restriction applies to flights departing after May 26 at 11:59 PM ET.
This afternoon, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will add nine Chinese entities to the Entity List with export sanctions. Included on the list is Aksu Huafu Textiles Co., which the Commerce Department says is complicit in human rights violations and abuses against the Uyghur ethnic minority in Xinjiang province. The inclusion of Aksu Huafu Textiles Co. on this list suggests that there may be additional sanctions imposed. According to the Commerce Department, the United States will "restrict the export of U.S items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to persons or organizations reasonably believed to be involved, or to pose a significant risk of being of becoming involved, in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States." The entities identified by the Commerce Department are listed below.
China’s Ministry of Public Security’s Institute of Forensic Science
Aksu Huafu Textiles Co.
FiberHome Technologies Group
Nanjing FiberHome Starrysky Communication Development
In a notice posted on their website dated May 21st, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announces 78 new Product Exclusions that appear on List 3 of the China 301 tariffs. Included in the notice and listed below are a number of travel goods items. The product exclusions will apply retroactively from September 24, 2018 and will extend to August 7, 2020.
4202.22.1500, Handbags with outer surface of sheeting of plastics, each measuring not more than 35 cm in width, not more than 20.5 cm in height and not more than 30 cm in length
4202.32.1000, Coin purses with outer surface of laminated plastics, each measuring not more than 8 cm in length, not more than 8 cm in height, and not more than 3 cm in width
4202.92.3131, Garment travel bags of man-made fibers, each weighing at least 0.9 kg but not more than 1.9 kg, measuring at least 100 cm but not more than 170 cm in length, with zippered compartments, with handles to carry in a folded condition and a hanger clamp