ITC ISSUES REPORT ON POSSIBLE MODIFICATIONS
TO THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT RULES OF ORIGIN
FOR CERTAIN SANITARY ARTICLES OF TRI-LOBAL RAYON STAPLE FIBERS
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today issued its report concerning proposed modifications of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules of origin for certain sanitary articles of tri-lobal staple rayon fibers.
The investigation, Certain Sanitary Articles of Tri-Lobal Rayon Staple Fibers: Effect of Modification of NAFTA Rules of Origin for Goods of Canada and Mexico (Inv. No. NAFTA-103-9) was requested by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).
As requested by the USTR, the ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, provided advice on the probable effects of the proposed NAFTA rules of origin modification for certain sanitary article on U.S. trade under the NAFTA, total U.S. trade, and on domestic producers of the affected articles. If adopted, the proposed rules of origin would apply to U.S. imports from and exports to the NAFTA parties.
Certain Sanitary Articles of Tri-Lobal Rayon Staple Fibers: Effect of Modification of NAFTA Rules of Origin for Goods of Canada and Mexico (Inv. No. NAFTA-103-9) (USITC Publication 3746, December 2004) will be posted in the Publications section of the ITC's Internet site at www.usitc.gov. A CD-ROM or printed copy may be requested by calling 202-205-1809 or by writing to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be faxed to 202-205-2104.