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NAFTA Commercial Availability

For additional information, please contact Maria Goodman or Laurie Mease at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel at 202-482-3400 or by email.

DISCLAIMER: The following documents are provided as a convenience to users of the Internet.  We will seek to include all requests for commercial availability treatment that have been accepted for consideration and all comments on such petitions that were received within the comment period.  Business confidential information will not be included. 

Yarn-Dyed Poplin Fabric

  • Petition: Filed by Cintas Corporation, August 5, 2009
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)

    Status: Petition Withdrawn (July 5, 2011)


    Thread and yarn of acrylic staple fiber
  • Petition: Filed by the Government of Canada, June 10, 2008
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Request from USTR to the International Trade Commission.
  • Notice of Initiation of Investigation by the International Trade Commission (submissions due October 2, 2009)

    Status: Reviewing ITC Investigation Report (issued December 2009).


    Certain Woven Jacquard Acetate Rayon Fabric
  • Petition: Filed by Oxford Industries, April 29, 2008
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from Keystone Weaving Mills, Inc.
  • Comments from Eastman Chemical Company
  • Withdrawal: Filed by Oxford Industries, August 18, 2008

    Status: Petition Withdrawn


    Warp pile fabric made from solution dyed, wet spun acrylic fiber.
  • Petition: Filed by Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, January 14, 2008
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from AMTAC
  • Comments from Kaltex Fibers, S.A
  • Rebuttal from Glen Raven
  • Rebuttal from Kaltex Fibers, S.A.
  • Second Rebuttal from Glen Raven
  • Request from USTR to the International Trade Commission.
  • Notice of Initiation of Investigation by the International Trade Commission (submissions due October 2, 2009)

    Status: Reviewing ITC Investigation Report (issued December 2009).


    Textile Articles from Rayon Fiber
  • Petition: Filed by the National Textile Association, October 16, 2007
  • 01/09/2008, Addendum to Petition
  • Exhibits
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from NCTO
  • Comments from Brand Felt
  • Comments from INDA (Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry)
  • Request from USTR to the International Trade Commission.
  • Notice of Initiation of Investigation by the International Trade Commission (submissions due October 2, 2009)

    Status: Reviewing ITC Investigation Report (issued December 2009).



    Acrylic Pile Fabric of Acrylic Staple Fiber
  • Petition: Filed by Monterey Mills, October 29, 2007
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from Kaltex Fibers, S.A. de C. V.
  • Rebuttal Comments from Monterey Mills, Inc.
  • Additional Rebuttal Comments from Monterey Mills, Inc.
  • Request from USTR to the International Trade Commission.
  • Notice of Initiation of Investigation by the International Trade Commission (submissions due October 2, 2009)

    Status: Reviewing ITC Investigation Report (issued December 2009).



    Filament yarn of cellulose acetate.
  • Petition: Filed by the Government of Mexico, July 16, 2006
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from Canaintex.
  • Comments from the Eastman Chemical company

    Status: Consultations closed. No agreement reached to change rule of origin.



    Blankets made from acrylic staple fiber.
  • Petition: Filed by Biederlack of America, Corp., March 17, 2006
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from Benchmarks, Inc.

    Status: No determination necessary, as the subject goods met NAFTA Rules of Origin for "self produced" fabrics.



    Sanitary towels or tampons of viscose rayon staple fiber.
  • Petition: Filed by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co., December 19, 2005
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)

    Implemented: U.S. and Mexican implementation as of October 2, 2009; Canadian implementation as of September 1, 2009.

    Presidential Proclamation 8405
    ITC Publication #4095 (see item #62, pages 27-28).

    Status: Approved & Implemented.



    Textile flock made from man-made staple fiber and tow.
  • Petition: Filed by Cellusuede Products, Inc., December 21, 2005
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from the American Fiber Manufacturers Association, Inc.
  • Comments from Cellusuede Products, Inc.
  • Request from USTR to the International Trade Commission.
  • Notice of Initiation of Investigation by the International Trade Commission (submissions due October 2, 2009)

    Status: Reviewing ITC Investigation Report (issued December 2009).



    Rayon Viscose Staple Fiber
  • Petition: Filed by Polymer Group, Inc. and subsidiary Chicopee, Inc., October 28, 2005
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)

    Implemented: U.S. and Mexican implementation as of October 2, 2009; Canadian implementation as of September 1, 2009.

    Presidential Proclamation 8405
    ITC Publication #4095 (see item #62, pages 27-28).

    Status: Approved & Implemented.



    Certain Acrylic Fibers
  • Petition: Filed by Quaker Fabric Corporation, October 24, 2005
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from Benchmarks, Inc. on the behalf of Celulosa Y Derivados S.A. and Kaltex fibers S.A.
  • Presidential Proclamation 8323 - See Note 17 and Annex B.
    Federal Register Notice of Effective Date for Goods of Mexico for Certain Modifications of the NAFTA Rules of Origin (LINK) (Effective date for U.S. and Canada: July 1, 2009)

    Status: Approved and Implemented.




    Woven Fabric for Boxer Shorts
  • Petition: Filed by Robinson Mfg. Co., March 1, 2005
  • 03/25/2005 Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Presidential Proclamation 8111 of March 6, 2007
  • 08/02/2007 Notice of Effective Date for Goods of Mexico for Certain Modifications of the NAFTA Rules of Origin (Federal Register Notice)

    Status: Approved & Implemented.



    Filament Yarns of Viscose Rayon
  • Petition: Filed by Government of Mexico, May 14, 2004
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Implemented with Canada, effective July 1, 2005. See Annex IV (pp. 37978 & 37979) of Presidential Proclamation 7912.

    Status: Approved & Implemented.



    Dry-spun Acrylic Staple Fibers
  • Petition: Filed by Government of Canada, November 12, 2005
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from the American Fiber Manufactures Association.
  • Implemented with Canada, effective July 1, 2005. See Annex IV (pp. 37978 & 37979) of Presidential Proclamation 7912.

    Status: Approved & Implemented.



    Tri-lobal Rayon Staple Fiber
  • Petition: Filed by Proctor & Gamble, May 18,2004
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from the American Fiber Manufactures Association.
  • Implemented with Canada, effective July 1, 2005. See Annex IV (pp. 37978 & 37979) of Presidential Proclamation 7912.

    Status: Approved & Implemented.



    Certain Nylon Filament Yarn
  • Petition: Filed by Unifi Inc., September 15, 2003
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Implemented with Canada, effective July 1, 2005. See Annex IV (pp. 37978 & 37979) of Presidential Proclamation 7912.

    Status: Approved & Implemented.



    Carded Cashmere and Camelhair Yarns
  • Petition: Filed by Amicale, July 10, 2003
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from the National Textile Association.


    Yarn From Combed Fine Animal Hair
  • Petition: Filed by Amicale, July 10, 2003
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from Warren Corporation.
  • Implemented with Canada, effective July 1, 2005. See Annex IV (pp. 37978 & 37979) of Presidential Proclamation 7912.

    Status: Approved & Implemented.



    Certain Synthetic Acid-dyeable Acrylic Tow
  • Petition: Filed by National Spinning Company, Inc., July 2, 2002
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from The American Yarn Spinners Association, Inc.
  • Implemented with Canada, effective July 1, 2005. See Annex IV (pp. 37978 & 37979) of Presidential Proclamation 7912.

    Status: Approved & Implemented.



    Plain Weave Cotton/Polyester Woven Fabric for Mens' and Boys' Shirts
  • Petition: Filed by American Textile Manufacturing Institute, February 19,2002
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from Rode & Qualey.
  • Comments from Kellwood.
  • Comments from School Apparel.
  • Comments from the American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI).
  • Comments from Sara Lee.
  • Comments from Phillips - Van Heusen.


    Certain Nylon Filament Yarn
  • Petition: Filed by Unifi, Inc., August 29, 2001
  • Request for Public Comments (Federal Register Notice)
  • Comments from the American Yarn Spinners Association, Inc.
  • Comments from UNIFI, Inc.
  • Comments from Dupont.
  • Comments from the American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI).
  • Withdrawal of Commercial Availability Request (letter from UNIFI, Inc.)
  • Withdrawal of Commercial Availability Request (Federal Register Notice)

    Status: Petition Withdrawn