Wednesday, December 10, 2008


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

United States International Trade Commission (USITC)

Textile and Apparel Imports from China: Statistical Reports (332-501)

Request Letter

News Release

Federal Register Notice

Import Monitoring Statistics, December 1, 2008 Report

[excerpt from letter]
...on behalf of the Committee on Ways and Means of the United
States House of Representatives, and under the authority of section 332jg) of
the Tariff Act of 1930, I request that the Commission initiate an investigation to
provide the Committee with statistical reports on the volume, value, unit value,
and import market share of certain textile and apparel imports from China.
The Cornmission is asked to compile these data for each product covered by the
Textile and Apparel MOU, at both the three-digit textilelapparel category level
and at the level of the 10-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule for each product
within each of the three-digit textilelapparel categories, To the extent
practicable and within a reasonable time after data become available, the
Commission will provide the Committee with preliminary Customs data once
every two weeks and will post these reports on its website. In addition, when
updated final Census data become available, the Commission should include
the final data in the appropriate report. The Committee notes that the
Commission has been asked on several occasions in the past to generate
reports of this type (on products ranging from agricultural products to steel).

I request that the first report be provided to the Committee by
December 1, 2008
, and that that report include a historical compilation of the
volume, value, unit value, and import market share of the articles specified
above dating from January 1, 2003, to the most recent month available.
Subsequently, the Commission should provide the Committee with reports as
the preliminary and final data become available. In addition, the Commission
should publish a compilation of the monthly reports of the final Census data
on an annual basis, Finally, i request that the Commission continue to provide
these reports until such time that the Committee terminates or amends this
This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.

Stuart Basefsky                   
Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
Cornell/ILR School                        
16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
New York, NY 10016                        
Telephone: (607) 255-2703                
Fax: (607) 255-9641                       

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?