Textiles & Apparel

USTR's Office of Textiles is responsible for international trade negotiations affecting textile and apparel products, at the multilateral, regional and bilateral levels, with a particular emphasis on opening foreign markets to U.S. domestic producers.

The Textiles Office is responsible for ongoing liaison and contact with Congress and domestic stakeholders – including brands, retailers and domestic producers -  on the Administration's trade policy decisions and trade negotiations affecting textile and apparel products.

The office works closely with our trading partners to fully implement our trade agreements, and to work on ways to maximize our industry’s use of existing agreements and programs.   The Office also monitors developments in our trading partner markets to ensure compliance with our trade agreements and preference programs as they affect the textile and apparel sector.

Finally, the office provides technical and policy advice to other USTR offices and other Administration agencies on trade policy issues affecting the textile and apparel sector.

Related Links:

Department of Commerce Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA): The OTEXA website provides detailed trade data on textile and apparel imports and exports, including interactive tools to generate customized data reports; detailed information on the textiles and apparel provisions of U.S. Free Trade Agreements and Preference Programs; a Made-In-USA database for manufacturers of textile and apparel products; information on foreign tariffs and taxes on textile and apparel products; and various reference material.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Priority Trade Issue: Textiles: This site provides information and statistics on CBP’s enforcement actions affecting textile and apparel trade.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Basic Importing and ExportingThis site provides information and additional links to CBP’s systems and programs for importing and exporting goods.