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UTAH IMPLEMENTS NEW STERILIZATION AND LABELLING REQUIREMENTS FOR QUILTED CLOTHING

The state of Utah is implementing new sterilization and labelling requirements for quilted apparel (filled with feather and down, wool, or animal hair).  The new rules require specific sterilization processes and advance licensing of sterilization facilities.  Additionally, the sterilization license number and type of fill must be included on a permanent label.  The new rules are […]

NORTH AMERICAN CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE FUNDAMENTALS: USMCA (CUSMA) UPDATE

On June 29, 2021, Arthur Bodek will be a panelist in the above program co-sponsored by the U.S. Fashion Industry Association and the Canadian Apparel Federation.  As we approach the one-year anniversary of the USMCA, this program will delve into key changes from the NAFTA in the textile and apparel provisions of the new agreement.  […]

CBP DENIES APPAREL IMPORTER PROTEST CHALLENGING THE EXCLUSION OF GOODS UNDER XPCC COTTON WITHHOLD RELEASE ORDER

In a May 10, 2021 decision, CBP denied an apparel importer’s protest challenging the exclusion of goods pursuant to a Withhold Release Order (“WRO”) covering Cotton and Cotton Products from Xinjiang Production and Construction Corporation (“XPCC”) and its subordinate and affiliated entities. CBP at the port and CEE levels determined that the importer had not […]

CBP ISSUES REGION-WIDE WITHHOLD RELEASE ORDER ON CERTAIN PRODUCTS FROM XINJIANG, CHINA

On January 13, 2021, as part of its escalating actions to counter the importation of goods alleged to have been produced using forced labor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) against cotton products (including apparel and textiles) and tomato products (including tomato seeds, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce) produced […]

IMPORTANT REMINDER

U.S.-MEXICO-CANADA AGREEMENT TAKES EFFECT ON JULY 1, 2020 Importers and exporters of goods produced in North America are reminded that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) takes effect on July 1, 2020.  On that date, the eligibility rules and procedures under the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) will cease to apply and will be replaced by […]