U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Oct 04, 2022

§ 1471.4 - Affidavit of manufacturers of cotton shirts.

(a) Definition of qualifying fabric. In this section, the term “qualifying fabric” means imported woven cotton shirting fabric of 80s or higher count and 2-ply in warp.

(b) In general. In addition to any applicable information requirements in § 1471.1, a producer of men's and boys' cotton shirts must annually provide an affidavit that affirms:

(1) During the calendar year immediately preceding the payment, the manufacturer used qualifying fabric to cut and sew men's and boys' cotton shirts in the U.S. and the manufacturer has maintained production records evidencing the dollar value of qualifying fabric used to cut and sew men's and boys' cotton shirts;

(2) The dollar value of qualifying fabric purchased by the manufacturer during the calendar year immediately preceding the payment, except that the dollar value of fabric reported shall not exceed the dollar value of qualifying fabric used by the manufacturer to cut and sew men's and boys' woven cotton shirts in the U.S. during the calendar year immediately preceding the payment, as supported by production records maintained under paragraph (b)(1) of this section;

(3) The manufacturer maintains invoices and other supporting documentation (such as price lists and other technical descriptions of the fabric qualities) showing the dollar value of qualifying fabric purchased, the date of purchase, and evidencing the fabric as qualifying fabric; and

(4) The imported cotton fabric purchased in the calendar year immediately preceding the payment was suitable for use in the manufacturing of men's and boys' cotton shirts.

(c) Date of purchase. For purposes of the affidavit under paragraph (b) of this section, the date of purchase shall be the invoice date.

(d) Dollar value of purchase. For purposes of the affidavit under paragraph (b) of this section, the dollar value shall be determined excluding duty, shipping, and related costs.

(e) Fabric use. For purposes of the affidavit under paragraph (b) of this section, and in specific reference to paragraph (b)(2) of this section, a manufacturer shall not report a dollar value of qualifying fabric purchased that is more than the dollar value of qualifying fabric that it used to cut and sew men's and boys' shirts during the calendar year immediately preceding the payment. The value of qualifying fabric purchased for any other purpose, including fabric held in inventory or destined for resale or other use, is not eligible for payment under the Agriculture Pima Trust and shall not be included by the manufacturer in the amount reported under paragraph (b)(2) of this section.