Duty Deal Hasn't Spurred Apparel Production: ITC

Law360, New York (July 25, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission said Friday that a program that allows apparel manufacturers in the Dominican Republic to import certain clothing to the U.S. duty-free does not appear to provide sufficient incentive to increase production of woven cotton bottoms.

The ITC's conclusion that the incentives were insufficient came as part of its second annual review of the Earned Import Allowance Program, a U.S. Department of Commerce plan that permits Dominican clothing makers that use U.S. fabric to produce apparel to earn a credit that can...
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