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Customs Alert - China Safeguard Quota Implementation

05.23.2005

China Safeguard Quotas-New Categories

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has announced its request for consultations with the Government of China regarding import limits for cotton knit shirts and blouses (category 338/339), cotton trousers (category 347/348, and cotton and man-made fiber underwear (category 352/652). This triggers the immediate imposition of quota limits on merchandise exported from China between May 23, 2005 and December 31, 2005. Articles exported from China prior to May 23, 2005 are not subject to the new limits.

The new limits for goods exported from China during the quota period are listed below. Merchandise entered after the limits have been reached will be denied entry, possibly subject to staged admission during the subsequent quota period.

Category 338/339:    4,704,115 dozen

Category 347/348:    4,340,638 dozen

Category 352/652:    5,062,892 dozen

If you would like additional information please contact: C.J. Erickson, (212) 790-9274 or Carl R. Soller, (212) 790-9231.

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