CPB ENFORCEMENT OF POCKETING FABRIC RULE

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that it is verifying duty-free preference claims under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) pocketing fabric rule.

The rule requires pocketing fabric in many garments be produced from yarns and fabric produced in a CAFTA-DR country in order for the completed apparel imported into the United States to receive duty-free treatment.

This CBP notice is available at: www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/12032008_2.xml

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