WOOL TARIFF RATE QUOTAS (TRQs)
TITLE V - IMPORTS OF CERTAIN WOOL ARTICLES


The Wool Fabric Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) offers a temporary duty reduction for imports of two types of worsted wool fabrics to eligible U.S. manufacturers of men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers. The program allows duty relief for U.S. manufacturers of tailored wool apparel, reducing their costs and allowing them to be more cost competitive in domestic and export markets. The TRQ applies to a limited annual volume of two types of worsted wool fabrics (fine worsted wool fabrics and coarser worsted wool fabrics). The in-quota duty rate for the fine fabrics is zero; the in-quota duty rate for the coarser fabrics is 10 percent. The regular MFN duty rate for these fabrics is 25 percent. Eligible companies may apply for benefits by submitting a notarized affidavit and supporting documentation per the instructions contained in a Federal Register notice published each year in August/September.

2014 Licensing Activity

Applying for Wool Tariff Rate Quota Allocation Licenses (Apparel)
Applying for Wool Tariff Rate Quota Allocation Licenses (Fabric)

The Wool TRQ Automated Import Approval System (IAS) (Apparel)
The Wool TRQ Automated Import Approval System (IAS) (Fabric)

Statistics Legislative History and Text Federal Register Notice Archive

For further information, contact
Laurie Mease at 202-482-3400 or by email






Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA)
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, DC 20230
Phone: (202) 482-5078  |  Fax: (202) 482-2331
OTEXA@trade.gov