Thursday, November 2, 2023

CAFTA Cumulation

Cumulation is one of the derogations from the yarn forward rule. The agreement provides that apparel articles classified in the Chapter 62 of the Harmonized System may include inputs from Canada or Mexico, up to certain quantitative limits. Chapter 62 is "Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted." As a shorthand we often call Chapter 62 "Woven apparel," but it is important to note that there are some anomalies. For example, Harmonized System Heading 6212 provides for "Brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted."

Cumulation is in effect for:

  • Costa Rica,
  • El Salvador,
  • Guatemala, and
  • Honduras.

There is no cumulation for Dominican Republic.

Cumulation applies to any of the textile components required to originate:

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