The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) consulted with Burkina Faso authorities on June 8, 2010 and determined that folklore articles and ethnic printed fabrics produced in and exported from Burkina Faso are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). CITA published this determination in a July 14, 2010 Federal Register notice (75FR134).
CITA has determined that the following textile and apparel goods shall be treated as folklore articles for purposes of the AGOA if such goods are made in Burkina Faso. Articles must be ornamented in characteristic Burkina Faso or regional folk style. An article may not include modern features such as zippers, elastic, elasticized fabrics, snaps, or hook-and-pile fasteners (such as velcro© or similar holding fabric). An article may not incorporate patterns that are not traditional or historical to Burkina Faso, such as airplanes, buses, cowboys, or cartoon characters and may not incorporate designs referencing holidays or festivals not common to traditional Burkina Faso culture, such as Halloween and Thanksgiving.
To view TBT-10-005 in its entirety, click on PDF file.
For additional information please contact Textile Policy and Enforcement Branch.