June 14, 2005
News Release 05-068
Inv. No. Singapore FTA-103-10
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

ITC ISSUES REPORT ON POSSIBLE MODIFICATIONS TO THE U.S.-SINGAPORE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT RULES OF ORIGIN FOR APPAREL OF CERTAIN YARNS AND FABRICS

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today issued its report concerning proposed modifications of the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SFTA) rules of origin for apparel of certain yarns and fabrics.

The investigation, Certain Yarns and Fabrics: Effect of Modification of U.S.-Singapore FTA Rules of Origin for Goods of Singapore (Inv. No. Singapore FTA-103-10), 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 effect of the proposed SFTA rules of origin modifications for apparel articles of certain yarns and fabrics on U.S. trade under the SFTA, on 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 U.S. exports to Singapore.

Certain Yarns and Fabrics: Effect of Modification of U.S.-Singapore FTA Rules of Origin for Goods of Singapore (Inv. No. Singapore FTA-103-10) (USITC publication 3783, May 2005) 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.

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