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Office of Textiles and Apparel
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Trade Preference Programs Commercial Availability

Commercial Availability under Trade Preference Programs  

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)

CITA procedures for commercial availability (Federal Register Notice)

Please note that the correct address to which requests should be mailed is: Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 30003, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

02/11/2021 – Issuance of Temporary Waiver of CITA’s Procedures Requiring Receipt of Original Signed Submissions in Commercial Availability Proceedings. Interested entities planning to file a commercial availability request should contact Laurie Mease (Laurie.Mease@trade.gov) for instructions before submitting any documents (either public or confidential versions) to CITA.

There are currently no commercial availability requests pending under AGOA and CBTPA.

See the OTEXA archive for AGOA, Andean Trade Partnership and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA), and CBTPA Commercial Availability Requests, and Approved and Denied Petitions (from 2001 through 2006). ATPDEA expired on July 13, 2013.