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CBP U.S. Customs and Border Protection: U.S. Customs and Border Protection has direct responsibility for enhancing U.S. economic competitiveness. By reducing costs for industry and enforcing trade laws against counterfeit, unsafe, and fraudulently entered goods, CBP is working to enable legitimate trade, contribute to American economic prosperity, and protect against risks to public health and safety. Information about importing apparel into the United States.  Including apparel duty rates, and other issues.

EX-IM (Export & Import Bank of the United States ) The Agency Mission The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies large and small to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy. Ex-Im Bank does not compete with private sector lenders but provides export financing products that fill gaps in trade financing. They assume credit and country risks that the private sector is unable or unwilling to accept.  They also help to level the playing field for U.S. exporters by matching the financing that other governments provide to their exporters.

Export.gov : helping U.S. Companies export.  95% of the world's consumers live in other countries and the benefits of exporting are enormous. Learn how to export in their Export Basics section or register to access market research and trade leads. Trade Specialists are also available in your area to help plan your international business. Call 1-800- USA-TRAD(E) to find a trade specialist and get answers to your export questions.

GPO Access - provided by the U.S Government Printing Office http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html

International Trade Administration (ITA) http://www.ita.doc.gov/

OTEXA - Office of Textile & Apparel http://www.otexa.ita.doc.gov/

USITC (United States International Trade Commission) http://www.usitc.gov/

  U.S. Bureau of the Census, International Trade Statistics : information about foreign trade statistics.

Fabric Classifications - from USPTO

Educational Reading:
Sun Protective Clothing - Wear it Well

Sunscreens and Sun-Protective Clothing

You may want to visit our Fashion Industry Statistics section.  That area does not contain only government based resources, but it does have some relevant resources.

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