Commerce Seeks To Scrap Cotton, Steel Import Rules

Law360, San Diego (February 3, 2012, 5:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce proposed a rule to withdraw regulations for cotton woven fabric imports and short-supply procedures for certain steel imports, holding that they have become obsolete, according to a Federal Register notice Friday.

Commerce determined that the regulatory provisions for “Imports of Cotton Woven Fabric,” which set tariff rate quotas for the products, were no longer relevant because the quotas placed on the fabric expired in December 2009.

The regulations came out of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 and...
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