Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act ATPDEA (expired in ). Bolivia Ecuador. Due to the fact that Colombia and Peru implemented Free Trade and Bolivia and Ecuador become ineligible, the ATPDEA expired on July The Bush Administration today announced that Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru will be (ATPDEA)The Andean trade preference program provides the four Andean.

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Department of Commerce Office of Textiles and Apparel at or click here for e-mail access. Only the official texts and the customs regulations issued to implement the cklombia are definitive. For complex issues or where interpretation is required, U. Please note that none of these benefits or provisions are currently in effect.

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What opportunities exist aypdea U. The legislation and U. Customs interim regulations should be consulted for a detailed presentation of each of these provisions. These apparel articles receive duty- and quota-free treatment when entered into the U.

Fabrics or fabric components wtpdea or knit-to-shape in the U. Apparel articles of such components qualify only if all dyeing, printing, and finishing of the fabrics woven or knit coolmbia the U.

Llama, alpaca, or vicuna fabrics or fabric components formed or knit-to-shape in the region — Fabrics or fabric components formed, or components knit-to-shape, in one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries, from yarns wholly formed in one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries, if such fabrics or components are of chief value llama, alpaca, or vicuna.

Fabrics and yarns not available in commercial quantities — Fabrics or yarns determined not to be available from the U.


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Regional fabrics or components, subject to a limitation — Fabrics or fabric components formed, or components knit-to-shape, in one or more ATPDEA colojbia countries, from yarns wholly formed in the U. Such apparel articles can be entered duty- and quota-free up to a specified limit. Foreign findings and trimming may be used up to 25 percent of the cost of the components. Certain interlinings of foreign origin if the value of such interlinings and any findings and trimming does not exceed 25 percent of the cost of the components.

Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act

This rule can be terminated if a determination is made that U. An article otherwise eligible can contain yarns not wholly formed in the U.

Nylon filament yarn imported from a country with which the U. A certificate of origin is required for footwear imports.

Are there any special documentary requirements? A Certificate of Origin submitted to Customs.

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If the Certificate is completed in a language other than English, the importer must provide to Customs upon request a written English translation of the Certificate; and – May be applicable to: A certificate of origin is required for each shipment of textiles and apparel claiming the preferential trade benefits for textiles and apparel.

If it is determined that an exporter has engaged in, then ATPDEA benefits will be denied to such exporter, and any successor of such exporter, for a period of 2 years. Where do I find U. See the listing of U. Textile and Apparel Trade Associations. Where can I find information about the economic and political situations in eligible countries? Embassies in these countries have information available on their websites, which also provide up-to-date reports. Visit the State Department website to locate a particular embassy.


Each CCG contains the same chapters, and an appendix, which include topics such as marketing, trade regulations, investment climate, and business travel.

Where can I find information on tariff and customs procedures in eligible countries? How much textiles and apparel does the United States currently export to eligible countries? What is a ruling letter and who needs one? An importer or exporter of merchandise to the United States may request, in writing, a ruling from the U. Customs Service concerning U. Customs colombbia related laws pertaining to a particular transaction. If there are questions as to the eligibility of a product for receiving the preferential benefits under the ATPDEA, consideration should be given to requesting a ruling letter from the U.

Customs Service will give full and careful consideration to written requests for rulings or information setting forth, with collombia to a specifically described product transaction, a definitive interpretation of applicable law, or other appropriate information.

A Customs Ruling letter may be requested by any person, who as an importer or exporter of merchandise, has a direct and demonstrable interest in the question s presented in the ruling request, or by the authorized agent of such person. A “person” in this context includes an individual, a corporation, partnership, association, or other entity or group.