Blog: Leonie BarrieTextile detectives

Leonie Barrie | 22 February 2006

Looking at some of the press headlines over the past few days you’d be forgiven for thinking that those devious Chinese suppliers have found another way to dodge last autumn’s quota restrictions on imports into the US. News seems to be that US customs have seized anywhere between $4m and $14m worth of Chinese textile products illegally heading onto their shores and into their stores.

Read the small print though and the truth is slightly different. $4m in illegally shipped textiles were seized in 25 separate raids during the month of February alone – but no-one has specifically said that the goods originated in China. Maybe the confusion has arisen from the fact that US Customs and Border Protection officers did seize more than $10m worth of mislabelled textile products from China over the past four months. But now that so many free trade agreements also include tariff preference levels, there are plenty of countries who could be the culprits.

US: Customs bolsters illegal textile detection


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