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Morocco Commercial Availability

For additional information, please contact the Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


    Status: A preliminary determination has been made that the subject fabric is not commercially available. The Governments of the United States and Morocco have consulted on a corresponding proposed change to the rules of origin. In February 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission provided advice on the probable economic effects of the proposed change. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is now considering next steps with respect to the proposed rule change.

    Certain Woven Fabrics
    Petition: Filed by the Government of Morocco on behalf of ARYANS on March 1, 2016, to modify the Agreement's rules of origin for dresses, skirts, blouses, and tops made from certain woven fabric
    Request for Public Comments: Federal Register Notice, April 15, 2016. Public comment period closes on May 16, 2016.
      Status: Indications that commercial availability exists.

    Certain Woven Fabrics
    Petition: Filed by the Government of Moroccon on behalf of CROSSING on March 9, 2016 and updated on April 1, 2016, to modify the Agreement's rules of origin for pants, skirts, jackets, shhirts, and casual dresses
    Request for Public Comments: Federal Register Notice, April 15, 2016. Public comment period closes on May 16, 2016.
      Status: A preliminary determination has been made that the fabrics listed as (5) and (6) in the petitioner's request are not commercially available. The Governments of the United States and Morocco have consulted on corresponding proposed changes to the rules of origin for these two fabrics. In February 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission provided advice on the probable economic effects of the proposed changes. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is now considering next steps with respect to the proposed rule changes. For fabrics (1), (2), (3), and (4) in the petitioner's request, there are indications that commercial availability exists.


    Certain Woven Fabrics
    Petition: Filed by the Government of Morocco on behalf of MODALINE HOLDING on March 9, 2016, to modify the Agreement's rules of origin for certain women's pants
    Request for Public Comments: Federal Register Notice, April 15, 2016. Public comment period closes on May 16, 2016.


      Status: A preliminary determination has been made that the fabrics listed as (1), (2), and (3) in the petitioner's request are not commercially available. The Governments of the United States and Morocco have consulted on corresponding proposed changes to the rules of origin for these three fabrics. In February 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission provided advice on the probable economic effects of the proposed changes. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is now considering next steps with respect to the proposed rule changes. For fabrics (4) and (5) in the petitioner's request, there are indications that commercial availability exists.