CHINA TEXTILE/APPAREL QUOTAS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2008 – REMINDER
As we advised July 24, 2008, the quotas imposed on certain China-origin textile and apparel goods, pursuant to the U.S.-China Textile Agreement, are scheduled to end on December 31, 2008. Any over-shipments that are exported in 2008 will be subject to staged entry in 2009.
The following possibilities remain …
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY IMPROVEMENT ACT SIGNED INTO LAW
The House and Senate both passed the H.R. 4040 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act in July 2008 and the President signed it into law on August 14, 2008.
Highlights of the H.R. 4400 provisions include items listed below.
- Progressive ban on children’s products containing certain amounts of lead
- More stringent general lead