China trade tariff exclusions expiring

May 30th, 2023

Exclusions from the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China for the following medical care products needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic will expire June 1. - HTSUS 3923.21.0095 (other plastic sacks and bags for the conveyance or packing of goods) - HTSUS 5603.14.9090 (other nonwovens, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered, or laminated) - […]

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Textile and apparel groups send letter to VP Harris

June 6th, 2022

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, and the Central America – Dominican Republic Apparel and Textile Council (CECATEC), the main apparel and textile group in the region, sent a joint letter to Vice President Kamala Harris on May 31, outlining critical […]

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USTR 301 tariffs review statement by NCTO president & CEO Kim Glas

May 5th, 2022

Photo: Diamond Brand Gear National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas, representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, issued a statement on the U.S. Trade Representative’s statutory four-year review of the China 301 tariffs. Statement from NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas: “We have long […]

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Tips for working with Chinese suppliers and customers

June 1st, 2020

In pandemic times and beyond, doing business with the world’s most populous country presents challenges for Westerners. Here are 15 practical tips. By James Chan, Ph.D. Gift-giving is a valuable practice when working with Chinese business partners. When the author couldn’t find face masks in his local store in the U.S. at the beginning of […]

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How U.S. trade actions affect the textile industry

May 1st, 2020

by Lawrence A. Ward and Dave Townsend Trade changes relating to sales of textiles outside of the United States increase the demands for transparency in the textile supply chain. Compliance burdens continue to grow in scope and complexity, creating new challenges for businesses. The textile trade has long been complicated, requiring careful attention to the […]

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Making decisions in an uncertain trade environment

January 1st, 2020

By Marie O’Mahony Editor’s note: The issue of U.S. trade is unusually dynamic and evolving today. The majority of this article represents information available when the speakers presented at IFAI Expo in October 2019.  With current international trade in a persistent state of flux, it’s tempting for the advanced textiles industry to stand by and […]

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NCTO concerned over plan to impose tariffs on Mexico

May 31st, 2019

Kim Glas, president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), has issued the following statement in response to the administration’s decision under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to assess penalty duties on Mexico as an attempt to address the growing immigration dispute on the U.S. southern border. The proposed 5 percent […]

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