FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS
Dominican Republic 2 for 1
Earned Import Allowance Program
The Earned Import Allowance Program (EIA) provides duty-free entry from the Dominican Republic into the United States for certain apparel. For every two square meter equivalent (SME) of apparel assembled using U.S. yarn and fabric allows one SME to enter the U.S. duty-free using third party yarn and fabric.
Scheduled Expiration of the Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program (DR 2-for-1): The Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program (DR 2-for-1) was established as an amendment to the CAFTA-DR, under the Andean Trade Preference Extension Act of 2008 and became effective on December 1, 2008, for a 10-year period. The 10-year period is set to expire on December 1, 2018. Entries of qualifying apparel under the DR 2-for-1 program may only qualify for duty-free treatment under the CAFTA-DR prior to the date of expiration. Entries on or after December 1, 2018, may no longer use allowances to qualify for duty free treatment under the DR 2-for-1 program. If you have any questions regarding the DR 2-for-1 program, please contact Maria Goodman at (202) 482-3651 or Maria.Goodman@trade.gov .
Public Comments on the Wholly Formed Requirement for Qualifying Woven Fabric Under the Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program
Interim Procedures for the Earned Import Allowance Program
OTEXA Webinar: Introduction to the Dominican Republic’s Two-For-One Earned Import Allowance Program, March 11, 2009
Federal Register Notices
Legislative History and Text
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Maria Goodman
at the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Textiles and Apparel
at 202-482-3400 or by email, Maria.Goodman@trade.gov