Mens, Womens, & Childrenswear

Mens, Womens, & Childrenswear

Over 50% of U.S. Customs duty collections derive from textiles and footwear; therefore, Customs focuses a great deal of resources on monitoring these goods. The United States has a complicated system in place for regulating the importation of textiles. Duty barriers, trade barriers, non trade barriers (NTBs such as regulations), and heightened enforcement are obstacles exporters must overcome to enter the US market. Menswear and womenswear pose their own gender-specific tariff challenges, and childrenswear is particularly delicate due to CPSA and CPSIA regulatory compliance issues. McNeese can help you comply with all the Customs and other government agency requirements.

 

The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security is solely authorized to interpret the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS), to issue legally binding rulings or advice on the tariff classification of imports and their treatment upon entry into the United States, and to administer the U.S. Customs laws.

 

High tariffs make the US one of the most difficult export markets for EU textiles and clothing
industry. Industry considers that the US tariff peaks constitute a harmful barrier because they are focused on very competitive products. Tariffs peaks range from 32% for some clothing, 25% for fabrics and 13,2 % for yarns. In addition, specific duties apply for a wide range of textile products.

 

McNeese Customs & Commerce's service is designed to help the EU exporter understand the barriers; so that strategically sound solutions, which are legally compliant, can be identified.