Statistics also show that companies have sometimes not benefited from duty-free free trade agreements while importing T&A from the FTA region. Thus, in 2016, approximately 29.9% of U.S. T&A imports from South Korea, 24.3% from CAFTA-DR and 16.3% from NAFTA, and 12.9% from Colombia did not benefit from the duty-free regime granted by the respective free trade agreements. AAFA: “Both the EU and the US have a wide range of product safety, chemical management and labelling requirements for clothing (including legwear), footwear, textiles and travel goods… However, they often contain different requirements, such as tests or certifications, which significantly increase compliance costs. »..
Free Trade Agreement Textiles