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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Priority Trade Issue: Textiles

Apparel Factory

CBP’s efforts in the textile area focus on promoting legitimate trade, while also encouraging a strong domestic manufacturing base.  As one of the largest manufacturing employers in the United States, the textile sector is a key component of the U.S. economy.  The goal of the Textiles Priority Trade Issue is to ensure that textile imports, which generated 40 percent of the duties collected by CBP in fiscal year 2014, fully comply with applicable laws, regulations, quotas, Trade Preference Program requirements and Intellectual Property provisions.

The enforcement of Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and legislative mandates continues to make textiles a politically sensitive industry. The average duty rate for textiles is 16% and more than $21.1 billion of entered textiles and wearing apparel claim preferential tariff treatment, placing textiles and apparel at a high risk for non-compliance.

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Last modified: 
June 22, 2018