Textiles In DR Export Pact Must Be Dyed In US, ITA Says

Law360, New York (August 3, 2010, 2:17 PM EDT) -- U.S. textiles sent to the Dominican Republic to be made into clothes must be dyed domestically in order for Dominican companies to export the finished products back to the U.S. with zero duties, the U.S. Department of Commerce has ruled.

All textile production and finishing, from weaving to dyeing, must take place in the U.S. in order for companies to qualify for export credits under the Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program, the U.S. International Trade Administration said Tuesday in the Federal Register.

The decision pitted...
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