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US customs officials scrutinize apparel from Central America. Fears over Asian goods masquerading as Cafta

Friday, August 12, 2011


\ In recent months, US customs officials have mounted a campaign to make sure apparel coming in from Central America really does qualify for duty-free status.\ \ Import specialists with US Customs and Border Protection are asking for extensive documentation to verify that goods aren’t fashioned out of fabric from China or other Asian countries rather than Central America. Some 44 percent of all targeted inspections on Cafta goods seeking duty-free entrance are found not to be eligible.\ \ Original source: Apparel News\ \ \ \