Eastern Hemishphere FTA Information
The EU has free trade agreements, many of which cover apparel, with countries worldwide, including in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Information on the EU’s free trade agreements, by world region, is available here.
EU-Latin America Preferential Apparel Trade
This summary reviews key features of the treatment of apparel articles under the EU’s free trade agreements with Mexico, the CARIFORUM States (which include the Dominican Republic), Peru, Colombia and Central America, and the treatment of such articles under the EU’s GSP+ Program as it applies to Latin American countries.
For more information, download full COTTON USA Summary "Overview of EU-Latin American Preferential Apparel Trade, June 2014" PDF
EU Free Trade Agreements with African Countries and Preference Programs for Developing Countries
This summary covers the treatment of cotton yarns, fabrics, and apparel under the EU’s Association Agreements with Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia. This summary also describes trade preferences that the EU extends to cotton textile and apparel products from certain developing countries under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), including the GSP’s Everything But Arms program for Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Japan has established a significant network of free trade agreements, which it refers to as Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). One of these EPAs is the ASEAN – Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP), a multilateral agreement with the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Japan also has bilateral EPAs with most of the AJCEP member countries, as well as with Chile, India, Mexico, Peru and Switzerland. In addition to the EPAs that are already in effect, Japan has signed an EPA with Australia, which is pending implementation, and is in various stages of EPA negotiations with several other countries.
Western Hemisphere FTA Information
Summaries for Latin American Countries of Interest
Latin American countries have established numerous preferential agreements governing trade in the region. This summary reviews key features of the treatment under some of those agreements of qualifying apparel articles imported into Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru from Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the Central American countries.
The Dominican Republic, Central America, and United States Trade Agreement
The Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity Through Partnership Encouragement Act
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
For more information, download full COTTON USA Summary "Overview of The North American Free Trade Agreement, June 2014" PDF
US Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement
For more information, download full COTTON USA Summary "Overview of The U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, June 2014" PDF
US Peru Trade Promotion Agreement
For more information, download full COTTON USA Summary "Overview of The U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, June 2014" PDF