The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement went into effect over 8 months ago and has new requirements for component parts of textile apparel goods, which will soon need to be originating from a USMCA country.  

  • Sewing thread July 1, 2021
  • Importers must now provide origin details for the sewing thread on their import documents to ensure proper trade status is applied.
  • Pocketing fabric January 1, 2022

As example:

USMCA originating item with foreign sewing thread

Ex. 100% cotton knit ladies top, made in Canada, fabric and yarn from USA, sewing thread from China. 

 

06/30/2021         qualifies as originating under USMCA

07/01/2021         same item is dutiable

 

TPL qualifying item with foreign sewing thread

Ex. 100% cotton knit ladies top, made in Canada, fabric and yarn from India, sewing thread from China.

 

06/30/2021         qualifies for TPL

07/01/2021         qualifies for TPL

 

If you have any questions or require additional information please contact our Technical Department.