Worn (Used) Clothing and Textile Products

U.S. Trade Data on Worn Clothing and Textile Products
Exporting Worn Clothing: Foreign Restrictions and Requirements
U.S. Worn Clothing and Textile Products Industry Associations and Contacts

U.S. Trade Data on Worn Clothing and Textile Products

Schedule B numbers are used by the U.S. Census Bureau to classify exports. The following are the official Schedule B numbers and definitions for worn clothing and other worn textiles:

6309.00 - Worn/Used clothing and other worn articles
6310.00 - Used or new rags, scrap twine, cordage, rope and cables, and worn-out articles of twine, cordage, rope or cables, of textile materials

Click here for detailed, current export data, and look up by Schedule B code noted above.

Exporting Worn Clothing: Foreign Restrictions and Requirements

The following table summarizes worn clothing exporting requirements in listed countries. Information contained in this table is provided only as a guide. It is important to check with your importer or the appropriate authorities to confirm current restrictions and requirements.

COUNTRY
TARIFFS
RESTRICTION AND/OR BAN
FUMIGATION CERTIFICATE REQUIRED?
ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS
Afghanistan6309 - 2.5%
6310 - 10%
-
-
-
Albania6309, 6310 - 15%
-
-
-
Algeria6309, 6310 - 30%
Yes
-
-
Angola6309, - 10%
6310 - 20%
-
Yes
-
Antigua & Barbuda6309 - 20%
6310 - 0%
-
-
-
Argentina6309, 6310 - 35%Ban in place until January 1, 2016
Yes
Ban except for donations to government or religious organizations
Armenia6309, 6310 - 10%
-
-
-
Aruba6309, 6310 - 6%
-
-
-
Australia6309, 6310 - 0%
-
-
-
AustriaSee European Union entry below.
-
-
-
Azerbaijan6309, 6310 - 15%
-
-
-
Bahamas6309 - 25%
6310 - 45%
-
-
-
Bahrain6309, 6310 - 5%
-
-
-
Bangladesh6309 - 5-25%
6310 - 25%
-
Yes
-
Barbados6309 - 20%
6310 - 5%
-
-
-
Belarus6309 – 15, but not less than 0.18 Euro/1 kg.
6310 – 15 – 17.5
-
-
-
BelgiumSee European Union entry below.
-
-
-
Belize6309 - 20%
6310 - 5%
-
-
-
Benin6309, 6310 - 20%
-
-
-
Bermuda6309 - 6.5%
6310 - 22.25%
-
-
-
Bolivia6309, 6310 - 20%
Yes
Permit required from Ministry of Health Items are authorized for importation only by the express permission of the relevant authority.
Bosnia & Herzegovina6309 - 5
6310 - 0
-
-
-
Botswana6309 - 20%-60% or 2.500 cents/kg & other per-units
6310 - 20%
Yes
-
-
Brazil6309, 6310 - 35%Yes, with possible exception of donations
-
-
Brunei6309 - 0%
6310 - 0-5%
-
-
-
BulgariaSee European Union entry below.
Yes
Yes
-
Burkina-Faso6309, 6310 - 20%
-
-
-
Burma6309 - 5%
6310 - 1.5%
-
-
-
Burundi6309 - (35% or USD 0.20/kg whichever is higher)
6310 - 10%
-
Reportedly, Burundi requires shipments of used clothing to be fumigated.
-
Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)6309, 6310 - 10%
--
-
Cambodia6309, 6310 - 7%
-
-
-
Cameroon6309, 6310 - 30%YesCertain imports such as second-hand clothing require a certificate of no infestation No importation of worn undergarments.
Canada6309 - 0%-18%
6310 - 0%
-
-
-
Cayman Islands6309, 6310 - 22
-
-
-
Central African Republic6309, 6310 - 30%
-
-
-
Chad6309, 6310 - 30%
-
-
-
Chile6309, 6310 - 6%
Duty-free Under the U.S.-Chile FTA
-
Certification or approval for final importation. Agriculture and Livestock Service Art. 1 of Law No. 18.164
SAG Resolution No. 1101/24.02.12.
-
China6309, 6310 - 14%
Yes
-
-
Colombia6309, 6310 - 0%
Yes
Yes
No import licenses approved for used or irregular clothing, clothing closeouts, used bags and sacks, sacks of vegetable fibers, rags, and scrap cordage of textile material wastes.
Comoros
N/A
-
-
-
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)6309 – 10
6310 – 10-20.
-
-
-
Congo (Republic of the)6309, 6310 - 30%
-
-
-
Costa Rica6309 - 14%
6310 - 9%
DR-CAFTA duty free
Imports of worn under-garments and footwear are prohibitedAuthorization for customs clearance of used clothing and footwear is required from the Department for the Control of Arthropods and Vermin in the Ministry of Health - Ministerio de Salud
-
Cote D'Ivoire 6309, 6310 - 20%
Yes
Yes
-
CroatiaSee European Union entry below.
-
-
-
Cuba6309 - 15%
6310 - 0%
-
-
-
CyprusSee European Union entry below.
-
-
-
Czech RepublicSee European Union entry below.
-
-
-
DenmarkSee European Union entry below.
-
-
-
Djibouti6309, 6310 - 26%
-
-
-
Dominica6309 - 20%
6310 - 0%
-
-
-
Dominican Republic6309, 6310 - 20%Yes, however, the provision regarding used clothing is frequently overlooked
-
Worn clothing banned under DR-CAFTA
Ecuador6309, 6310 - $5.5/kg + 10%
Yes
-
-
Egypt6309, 6310 - 30%
6310 - 5%
Yes
-
-
El Salvador6309 - 15%
6310 - 10%
DR-CAFTA Duty free
-
Used clothing and used rags must be fumigated and be accompanied by a health certificate issued by the competent authorities of the exporting country.
-
Equatorial Guinea6309, 6310 - 30%
-
-
-
Eritrea
N/A
Yes
-
-
EstoniaSee European Union entry below.
-
-
-
Ethiopia6309, 6310 - 0%
Yes
-
-
European Union3609 - 5.3%
6310 - 0%
-
-
-
Fiji6309 - 96 cents/kg or 32%, or whichever is greater
6310 - 5%
-
-
-
FinlandSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
FranceSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
Gabon6309, 6310 - 30%
-
-
-
Gambia6309, 6310 - 20%
-
-
-
Georgia6309, 6310 - 0%
-
-
-
GermanySee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
Ghana6309, 6310 - 20%
-
Yes
-
GreeceSee European Union entry above.
-
Yes
-
Grenada6309 - 20
6310 - 5
-
-
-
Guatemala6309 - 15%
6310 - 0%-10%
DR-CAFTA duty-free
-
-
-
Guinea 6309, 6310 - 20%
-
-
-
Guinea Bissau6309, 6310 - 20%
-
-
-
Guyana6309 - 20%
6310 - 5%
-
-
-
Haiti6309 - 15%
6310 - 0%
Yes
-
-
Honduras6309 - 15%
6310 - 10%
DR-CAFTA duty-free
-
Yes
-
Hong Kong6309, 6310 - 0%
-
-
-
HungarySee European Union entry above.
-
-
Import license required
Iceland6309, 6310 - 10%
-
Yes
-
India6309 - 10%
6310 - 5%
Yes
-
Units in the special economic zone can sell worn clothing in the domestic tariff area. See Directorate General of Foreign Trade – DGFT, Click on “Downloads” at top > Scroll down to and click on “Restricted Items.”
Indonesia6309, 6310 - 15%
Yes
-
-
Iran
-
Yes
-
-
Iraq6309 - 20%
6310 - 10%
-
-
-
IrelandSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
Israel6309, 6310 - 6%
Yes
-
‘-
ItalySee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
Jamaica 6309 - 20%
6310 - 5%
-
-
-
Japan6309 - 5.8%
6310 - 0%
-
-
-
Jordan6309 - 5-20%
6310 - 20%
-
-
-
Kazakhstan6309 - 16.7, but not less than 1 kg/0.353 Euros
6310 - 16.7 - 17.5
-
-
-
Kenya6309 - 35% or USD 0.20/kg, whichever is higher
6310 - 10%
-
Yes
-
Korea (South)6309, 6310 - 8%
-
-
-
Kosovo6309, 6310 - 10%
-
-
-
Kuwait6309, 6310 - 5%
-
A certificate of disinfection or sterilization must accompany shipments of used clothing intended for sale
-
Kyrgyzstan Republic6309, 6310 - 12%
-
-
-
Laos6309, 6310 - 10%
-
-
-
LatviaSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
Lebanon6309 - 5%
6310 - 0%
-
Yes
-
Lesotho6309 - 20% or 60% or 2.500cents/kg & 35cents/unit - 50cents/unit) 6310 - 20%
Yes
-
Non-automatic licenses apply to imports of used clothing
Liberia
-
Yes
-
Importation or sale of used clothing or ownership of enterprises conducting such activities are reserved exclusively for Liberians.
Libya
-
-
-
-
LIthuaniaSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
LuxemburgSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
Macau-China6309, 6310 - 0%
-
-
-
Macedonia6309 - 20%
6310 - 13%
-
-
-
Madagascar6309, 6310 - 20%
-
-
-
Malawi6309, 6310 - 25%
Yes
Yes
-
Malaysia6309 - 0%
6310 - 5%
-
-
-
Maldives6309, 6310 - 15%
-
-
-
Mali6309, 6310 - 20%
-
-
-
Malta See European Union entry above.
-
-
-
Mauritania6309, 6310 - 20%
-
-
-
Mauritius6309, 6310 - 0%
Yes
-
-
Mexico6309, 6310 - 20%
Yes
-
A prior import permit for used clothing is required.
Moldova6309 - 12.5%
6310 - 15%
-
-
-
Mongolia6309, 6310 - 5%
-
-
-
Montenegro
-
-
-
-
Montserrat6309 - 30%
6310 - 25%
-
-
-
Morocco6309 - 25%
6310 - 2.5%
Yes
-
-
Mozambique6309 - 20%
6310 - 7.5%
-
Yes
-
Namibia6309, 6310 - 20%-60% or 2.500 cents/kg
6310 - 20%
Yes
-
Non-automatic licenses apply to imported worn clothing. In practice, however, licenses are not issued.
Nepal6309 - Rates of duty as for the corresponding new articles
6310 - 10%
-
-
-
NetherlandsSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
New Caledonia – France6309 -10%
6310 - 5%
-
-
-
New Zealand6309 - 0% or $1.87/kg
6310 - 0%
-
-
-
Nicaragua6309 - 15%
6310 - 5-10%
Yes
-
Prohibited under DR-CAFTA until 2016
Niger6309, 6310 - 20%
-
-
-
Nigeria6309, 6310 – 20
Yes
-
-
Norway6309 - Rate of duty for similar new goods
6310 - 0%
-
-
-
Oman6309, 6310 - 5%
-
-
-
Pakistan6309 - 5%
6310 - 25%
-
Yes
Customs authorities require special certificates for imports of used clothing
Panama6309, 6310 - 7%
-
-
-
Papua New Guinea6309, 6310 - 0%
-
Yes
-
Paraguay 6309, 6310 - 20%
Yes
-
-
Peru6309 - 11
6310 - 0%
Only donations of used clothing and shoes are exempt from the prohibition,
Yes
Donations provided to the private sector must obtain an authorization from the Agencia Peruana de Cooperación Internacional (APCI) before entry into Peru. Donations to the public sector require an authorization from the Peruvian Council of Ministers
Philippines6309, 6310 - 20%
Yes
-
-
PolandSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
PortugalSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
Qatar6309, 6310 - 5%
-
-
-
RomaniaSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
Russia6309 – 15, but not less than 0.18 Euro/1 kg.
6310 – 15 – 17.5
-
-
-
Rwanda6309 - 35% or USD 0.20/kg, whichever is higher
6310 - 10%
-
-
-
St Kitts, Nevis6309 - 10%
6310 - 0%
-
Yes
-
St Lucia6309 - 20%
6310 - 5%
Yes
-
-
St. V9incent & the Grenadines6309 - 20%
6310 - 5%
-
-
-
Saudi Arabia6309 - banned
6310 - 5%
Yes
Yes
-
Senegal6309, 6310 - 20%
-
-
-
Serbia6309 - 30%
6310 - 5%
-
-
-
Seychelles6309 - 200%
6310 - 25%
-
-
-
Sierra Leone6309, 6310 - 20%
-
Yes
Consular legalization required.

A phytosanitary certificate is required for product. Since 2013, the authorities have charged a fumigation fee of Le 250,000 for a 20 ft container, and Le 450,000 for a 40 ft container; and a fee for issuing the certificate.
Singapore6309, 6310 - 0%
-
-
-
Slovak RepublicSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
SloveniaSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
Solomon Islands6309, 6310 - 10%Worn clothing is restricted; Ministry of Finance
Customs and Excise
-
-
Somalia
-
-
Yes
-
South Africa6309.00.13, 6309.00.17 - 60% or 2.500c/kg;
6309.00.25 - 50 cents/unit;
6309.00.45 - 35 cents/unit;
6309.00.90 - 20%;
6310 - 20%
Yes
-
Import permits are required, Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing (ITAC) may grant import permits on used goods or substitutes if not manufactured domestically,
SpainSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
Sri Lanka 6309 - 15%-25%
6310 - 15%
-
Yes
-
Sudan
N/A
-
-
-
Suriname6309 - 20%
6310 - 5%
-
-
Permits are required
Swaziland6309 – 20-60% or 2.500 cents/kg
6310 - 20
Yes, for used clothing, used footwear, and used textiles
Yes
Prior import permits required.
SwedenSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
Switzerland-Liechtenstein6309 - 132.00 Fr/100 kg
6310.1000 - 0.00 Fr/100 kg
-
-
-
Syria6309, 6310 - 30
Yes
-
-
Taiwan6309 - 10%
6310 - 1%-10%
-
-
-
Tajikistan
-
-
-
-
Tanzania6309 - 35% or USD 0.20/kg, whichever is higher
6310 - 10%
-
Yes
-
Thailand6309 - 30%
6310 - 1%
-
-
-
Togo6309, 6310 - 20%
-
-
-
Tonga6309, 6310 - 0%
-
-
-
Trinidad & Tobago6309 - 20%
6310 - 0%
-
-
-
Tunisia6309 - 27%
6310 - 15-30%
-
-
-
Turkey6309 - 5.3%
6310 - 0%
-
-
-
Turkmenistan
-
-
-
-
Uganda6309 - 35% or USD 0.20/kg whichever is higher
6310 – 10%
-
Yes
-
Ukraine6309 - 5.3%
6310 - 0%
-
-
-
United Arab Emirates6309, 6310 - 5%
-
-
-
United KingdomSee European Union entry above.
-
-
-
United States6309 - 0
6310 – 0- 5.5˘/kg
-
No
No
Uruguay6309 – 20
6310 - 0-20
-
Yes
-
Uzbekistan
-
-
-
-
Vanatu6309, 6310 - 15%
-
-
-
Venezuela6309, 6310 - 20%
Yes
-
-
Vietnam6309 - 100%
6310 - 50%
Yes
-
-
Yemen6309, 6310 - 10%
-
-
-
Zambia6309, 6310 - 25% or K2.500/kg, whichever is greater.
-
-
-
Zimbabwe6309 - USD 5/Kg
6310- 5%-15%
Zimbabwe maintains a negative list of prohibited items that require special permission from the government to import. The list includes textiles and clothing for resale.
-
-
Tariff Abbreviations:
K-kwacha (Zambian currency)
Fr - Franc (Swiss currency)

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U.S. Worn Clothing and Textile Products Industry Associations and Contacts

Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART)
The Association of Wiping Materials, Used Clothing and Fiber Industries
3465 Box Hill Corporate Center Dr., Suite H
Abingdon, MD 21009
Tel: 443.640.1050 X112
Fax: 443.640.1086
Email: smartinfo@kingmgmt.org
www.smartasn.org

American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA)
http://www.arta1.com/
Phone: 863/660-5350 or 913/709-0229
Nancy Jenkins njenkins@arta1.com

Council for Textile Recycling (CTR)
http://www.weardonaterecycle.org/
Phone: 443-640-1050

Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
15810 Indianola Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
Tel: (301) 530-6500

http://www.goodwill.org/

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