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FTA Commercial Availability Morocco

FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
Morocco Commercial Availability

DISCLAIMER: The following documents are provided as a convenience to users of the Internet. We will seek to include all requests for commercial availability treatment that have been accepted for consideration and all comments on such petitions that were received within the comment period. Business confidential information will not be included.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
 

Certain Printed and Piece-Dyed Warp Knit Fabrics of Polyester or Nylon Fibers

Petition:Filed by the Government of Morocco, on behalf of GOTTEX SWIMWEAR BRANDS LTD on March 14, 2019 to modify the Agreement’s rules of origin for women’s or girls’ swimwear made from certain knit fabric.
Request for Public Comments: Federal Register Notice, April 18, 2019. Public comments due, May 20, 2019.

 

Status: Indications that commercial availability exists.

 

Certain Woven Fabrics

Petition: Filed by the Government of Morocco on behalf of MODALINE HOLDING on October 10, 2017, to modify the Agreement’s rules of origin for certain woven pants, skirts, and jackets
Request for Public Comments: Federal Register Notice, November 6, 2017. Public comment period closes on January 5, 2018.

 

Status: Indications that commercial availability exists.

 

Certain Knit Fabrics

Petition: Filed by the Government of Morocco on behalf of SALSABILE on October 10, 2017, to modify the Agreement’s rules of origin for certain knit apparel
Request for Public Comments: Federal Register Notice, November 6, 2017. Public comment period closes on January 5, 2018.

 

Status: Indications that commercial availability exists.

 

Certain Woven Fabrics

Petition: Filed by the Government of Moroccon on behalf of CROSSING on March 9, 2016 and updated on April 1, 2016, to modify the Agreement’s rules of origin for pants, skirts, jackets, shirts, and casual dresses
Request for Public Comments: Federal Register Notice, April 15, 2016. Public comment period closes on May 16, 2016.

 

Status: A preliminary determination was made that the fabrics listed as (5) and (6) in the petitioner’s request are not commercially available. The Governments of the United States and Morocco consulted on corresponding proposed changes to the rules of origin for these two fabrics. In February 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission provided advice on the probable economic effects of the proposed changes. These rule changes were implemented via Presidential Proclamation 9834 of December 21, 2018. On March 4, 2019, Morocco notified the United States that it had completed its domestic procedures to give effect to the agreement to change the rules of origin for certain apparel goods of the specified fabrics. Subsequently, Morocco and the U.S. agreed to implement these changes with respect to each other’s eligible goods, effective April 1, 2019.

For fabrics (1), (2), (3), and (4) in the petitioner’s request, there are indications that commercial availability exists.

 

Certain Woven Fabrics

Petition: Filed by the Government of Morocco on behalf of MODALINE HOLDING on March 9, 2016, to modify the Agreement’s rules of origin for certain women’s pants
Request for Public Comments: Federal Register Notice, April 15, 2016. Public comment period closes on May 16, 2016.

Status: A preliminary determination was made that the fabrics listed as (1), (2) and (3) in the petitioner’s request are not commercially available. The Governments of the United States and Morocco consulted on corresponding proposed changes to the rules of origin for these two fabrics. In February 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission provided advice on the probable economic effects of the proposed changes. These rule changes were implemented via Presidential Proclamation 9834 of December 21, 2018. On March 4, 2019, Morocco notified the United States that it had completed its domestic procedures to give effect to the agreement to change the rules of origin for certain apparel goods of the specified fabrics. Subsequently, Morocco and the U.S. agreed to implement these changes with respect to each other’s eligible goods, effective April 1, 2019.

For fabrics (4) and (5) in the petitioner’s request, there are indications that commercial availability exists.

 

Certain Woven Fabrics

Petition: Filed by the Government of Morocco on behalf of ARYANS on March 1, 2016, to modify the Agreement’s rules of origin for dresses, skirts, blouses, and tops made from certain woven fabric
Request for Public Comments: Federal Register Notice, April 15, 2016. Public comment period closes on May 16, 2016.

 

Status: Indications that commercial availability exists.

 

100% Viscose Woven Fabric

Petition: Filed by the Government of Morocco on behalf of HTL FASHION and received by the Government of the United States on 01/27/2016
Request for Public Comments: Federal Register Notice, March 1, 2016. Public comments due March 31, 2016.

Status: A preliminary determination was made that the subject fabric is not commercially available. The Government of the United States and Morocco have consulted on a corresponding proposed change to the rules of origin. In February 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission provided advice on the probable economic effects of the proposed change. Pursuant to this investigation, domestic production was determined to exist.

 

100% Rayon Woven Fabric

Petition: Filed by American Eagle Outfitters (AEO),11/13/2015
Request for Public Comments: Federal Register Notice, December 7, 2015. Public comments due January 6, 2016.

 

Status: Indications that commercial availability exists.

 

Certain Printed and Piece-Dyed Warp Knit Fabrics of Polyester or Nylon Fibers

Petition: Filed by The Swimsuit Commission Corporation (SCC), 11/12/2015
Request for Public Comments: Federal Register Notice, December 7, 2015. Public comments due January 6, 2016.


Status: Indications that commercial availability exists.