Probable Effect of Proposed Definitions for Certain Baby Socks

Publication Type: 
Industry & Econ Analysis (332)
Publication Topic: 
Textile - Apparel Industries
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Under a memorandum of understanding signed by the United States and China in 2005, quantitative restraints are imposed on certain textile and apparel products originating in China, to be in effect through 2008. A question has arisen as to whether certain articles that are currently classified in the HTS as baby socks (and therefore subject to the restraint levels) are instead more appropriately classified as footwear articles (which would not be subject to the restraint levels).

The U.S. Trade Representative provided two proposed definitions of baby socks and asked the ITC to provide information on the possible effect of each on U.S. imports from China, total U.S. imports, and on domestic producers of the articles affected.

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