As specified in TBT-07-019, referenced above, in the enforcement of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and legislated trade programs that govern the importation of textiles and wearing apparel into the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) may request importers who make trade preference claims for textiles and wearing apparel to provide documentation to substantiate their claims that goods meet the preference rule of origin for the given trade preference program. TBT-07-019 outlines the information that is needed in the documentation in order to support a claim.
While the TBT makes reference to affidavits, CBP will accept other types of documentation that contain all of the elements described in TBT-07-019. An example of such a document is a Certificate of Origin prepared for a specific product by the Government of Guatemala’s National Commission of Quota Administration for Textiles and Wearing Apparel (Comision Nacional de Administracion de Cuotas Textiles y Prendas de Vestir de Guatemala).
To view TBT-11-004 in its entirety click on PDF file.
For additional information, please contact the Textile Policy and Enforcement Branch.