IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 18 Dec 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import quota

On 7 March 1994, the EC adopted a regulation to allow for import restrictionson certain textile products. Article 1 of the regulation states that thesequantitative restrictions (quotas) only apply to products 'originating in third countries ... listed in Annex II' (EC 517/94).

While before the crisis, the only referred country has been North Korea (EC 1402/2007 , EC 1164/2008), on 18 December 2009, the EC included Belarus in the quota regime (EC 1258/2009). In 2010 , 2011 and 2012, the adjustment from 2009 persisted (EC 1159/2010, EC 1323/2011, EC 1163/2012, EC 1281/2013 EC 1235/2014).

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

263 Textile yarn & thread of natural fibres
5204 Cotton sewing thread, whether or not put up for retail sale.
520411 Containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton
520419 Other
520420 Put up for retail sale
5205 Cotton yarn (other than sewing thread), containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, not put up for retail sale.
520511 Measuring 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number)
520512 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520513 Measuring less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number)
520514 Measuring less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number)
520515 Measuring less than 125 decitex (exceeding 80 metric number)
520521 Measuring 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number)
520522 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520523 Measuring less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number)
520524 Measuring less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number)
520526 Measuring less than 125 decitex but not less than 106.38 decitex (exceeding 80 metric number but not exceeding 94 metric number)
520527 Measuring less than 106.38 decitex but not less than 83.33 decitex (exceeding 94 metric number but not exceeding 120 metric number)
520528 Measuring less than 83.33 decitex (exceeding 120 metric number)
520531 Measuring per single yarn 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number per single yarn)
520532 Measuring per single yarn less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number per single yarn)
520533 Measuring per single yarn less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number per single yarn)
520534 Measuring per single yarn less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number per single yarn)
520535 Measuring per single yarn less than 125 decitex (exceeding 80 metric number per single yarn)
520541 Measuring per single yarn 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number per single yarn)
520542 Measuring per single yarn less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number per single yarn)
520543 Measuring per single yarn less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number per single yarn)
520544 Measuring per single yarn less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number per single yarn)
520546 Measuring per single yarn less than 125 decitex but not less than 106.38 decitex (exceeding 80 metric number but not exceeding 94 metric number per single yarn)
520547 Measuring per single yarn less than 106.38 decitex but not less than 83.33 decitex (exceeding 94 metric number but not exceeding 120 metric number per single yarn)
520548 Measuring per single yarn less than 83.33 decitex (exceeding 120 metric number per single yarn)
5206 Cotton yarn (other than sewing thread), containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, not put up for retail sale.
520611 Measuring 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number)
520612 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520622 Measuring less than 714.29 decitex but not less than 232.56 decitex (exceeding 14 metric number but not exceeding 43 metric number)
520623 Measuring less than 232.56 decitex but not less than 192.31 decitex (exceeding 43 metric number but not exceeding 52 metric number)
520624 Measuring less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number)
520631 Measuring per single yarn 714.29 decitex or more (not exceeding 14 metric number per single yarn)
520634 Measuring per single yarn less than 192.31 decitex but not less than 125 decitex (exceeding 52 metric number but not exceeding 80 metric number per single yarn)
520645 Measuring per single yarn less than 125 decitex (exceeding 80 metric number per single yarn)
5306 Flax yarn.
530610 Single
530620 Multiple (folded) or cabled
5308 Yarn of other vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn.
530810 Coir yarn
530890 Other
264 Textile yarn & thread of man-made filaments or staple fibres
5508 Sewing thread of manmade staple fibres, whether or not put up for retail sale.
550810 Of synthetic staple fibres
550820 Of artificial staple fibres
5509 Yarn (other than sewing thread) of synthetic staple fibres, not put up for retail sale.
550911 Single yarn
550912 Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn
550921 Single yarn
550922 Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn
550931 Single yarn
550932 Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn
550941 Single yarn
550942 Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn
550951 Mixed mainly or solely with artificial staple fibres
550952 Mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair
550953 Mixed mainly or solely with cotton
550959 Other
550961 Mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair
550962 Mixed mainly or solely with cotton
550969 Other
550991 Mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair
550999 Other
265 Woven fabrics of natural non-cotton fibres
5309 Woven fabrics of flax.
530911 Unbleached or bleached
530919 Other
530921 Unbleached or bleached
530929 Other
5311 Woven fabrics of other vegetable textile fibres; woven fabrics of paper yarn.
531100 Woven fabrics of other vegetable textile fibres; woven fabrics of paper yarn.
266 Woven fabrics (except special fabrics) of cotton
5209 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2.
520911 Plain weave
520912 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520919 Other fabrics
520921 Plain weave
520922 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520929 Other fabrics
520931 Plain weave
520932 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520939 Other fabrics
520941 Plain weave
520942 Denim
520943 Other fabrics of 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520949 Other fabrics
520951 Plain weave
520952 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
520959 Other fabrics
5210 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with manmade fibres, weighing not more than 200 g/m2.
521011 Plain weave
521019 Other fabrics
521021 Plain weave
521029 Other fabrics
521031 Plain weave
521032 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
521039 Other fabrics
521041 Plain weave
521049 Other fabrics
521051 Plain weave
521059 Other fabrics
5211 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 % by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with manmade fibres, weighing more than 200 g/m2.
521111 Plain weave
521112 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
521119 Other fabrics
521120 Bleached
521131 Plain weave
521132 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
521139 Other fabrics
521141 Plain weave
521142 Denim
521143 Other fabrics of 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
521149 Other fabrics
521151 Plain weave
521152 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill
521159 Other fabrics
5212 Other woven fabrics of cotton.
521211 Unbleached
521212 Bleached
521214 Of yarns of different colours
521215 Printed
521221 Unbleached
521224 Of yarns of different colours
521225 Printed
267 Woven fabrics of man-made filaments & staple fibres
5512 Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres, containing 85 % or more by weight of synthetic staple fibres.
551211 Unbleached or bleached
551219 Other
551229 Other
551291 Unbleached or bleached
551299 Other
5513 Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres, containing less than 85 % by weight of such fibres, mixed mainly or solely with cotton, of a weight not exceeding 170 g/m².
551311 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551312 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill, of polyester staple fibres
551313 Other woven fabrics of polyester staple fibres
551319 Other woven fabrics
551321 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551323 Other woven fabrics of polyester staple fibres
551329 Other woven fabrics
551331 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551339 Other woven fabrics
551341 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551349 Other woven fabrics
5514 Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres, containing less than 85 % by weight of such fibres, mixed mainly or solely with cotton, of a weight exceeding 170 g/m².
551411 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551412 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill, of polyester staple fibres
551419 Other woven fabrics
551421 Of polyester staple fibres, plain weave
551422 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill, of polyester staple fibres
551423 Other woven fabrics of polyester staple fibres
551429 Other woven fabrics
551430 Of yarns of different colours
551442 3thread or 4thread twill, including cross twill, of polyester staple fibres
551449 Other woven fabrics
5515 Other woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres.
551511 Mixed mainly or solely with viscose rayon staple fibres
551512 Mixed mainly or solely with manmade filaments
551513 Mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair
551519 Other
551521 Mixed mainly or solely with manmade filaments
551522 Mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair
551529 Other
551591 Mixed mainly or solely with manmade filaments
551599 Other
268 Special fabrics
5803 Gauze, other than narrow fabrics of heading 58.06.
580300 Gauze, other than narrow fabrics of heading 58.06.
271 Made-up textile articles
6301 Blankets and travelling rugs.
630120 Blankets (other than electric blankets) and travelling rugs, of wool or of fine animal hair
630130 Blankets (other than electric blankets) and travelling rugs, of cotton
630140 Blankets (other than electric blankets) and travelling rugs, of synthetic fibres
630190 Other blankets and travelling rugs
6302 Bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen.
630210 Bed linen, knitted or crocheted
630221 Of cotton
630222 Of manmade fibres
630229 Of other textile materials
630231 Of cotton
630232 Of manmade fibres
630239 Of other textile materials
630240 Table linen, knitted or crocheted
630251 Of cotton
630253 Of manmade fibres
630259 Of other textile materials
630260 Toilet linen and kitchen linen, of terry towelling or similar terry fabrics, of cotton
630291 Of cotton
630293 Of manmade fibres
630299 Of other textile materials
6303 Curtains (including drapes) and interior blinds; curtain or bed valances.
630312 Of synthetic fibres
630319 Of other textile materials
630391 Of cotton
630392 Of synthetic fibres
630399 Of other textile materials
6304 Other furnishing articles, excluding those of heading 94.04.
630411 Knitted or crocheted
630419 Other
630491 Knitted or crocheted
630492 Not knitted or crocheted, of cotton
630493 Not knitted or crocheted, of synthetic fibres
630499 Not knitted or crocheted, of other textile materials
6305 Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods.
630510 Of jute or of other textile bast fibres of heading 53.03
630520 Of cotton
630532 Flexible intermediate bulk containers
630533 Other, of polyethylene or polypropylene strip or the like
630539 Other
630590 Of other textile materials
6307 Other made up articles, including dress patterns.
630710 Floorcloths, dishcloths, dusters and similar cleaning cloths
630720 Lifejackets and lifebelts
630790 Other
6308 Sets consisting of woven fabric and yarn, whether or not with accessories, for making up into rugs, tapestries, embroidered table cloths or serviettes, or similar textile articles, put up in packings for retail sale.
630800 Sets consisting of woven fabric and yarn, whether or not with accessories, for making up into rugs, tapestries, embroidered table cloths or serviettes, or similar textile articles, put up in packings for retail sale.
279 Textiles n.e.c.
5604 Rubber thread and cord, textile covered; textile yarn, and strip and the like of heading 54.04 or 54.05, impregnated, coated, covered or sheathed with rubber or plastics.
560410 Rubber thread and cord, textile covered
560490 Other
5807 Labels, badges and similar articles of textile materials, in the piece, in strips or cut to shape or size, not embroidered.
580710 Woven
580790 Other
5811 Quilted textile products in the piece, composed of one or more layers of textile materials assembled with padding by stitching or otherwise, other than embroidery of heading 58.10.
581100 Quilted textile products in the piece, composed of one or more layers of textile materials assembled with padding by stitching or otherwise, other than embroidery of heading 58.10.
282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
6101 Men's or boys' overcoats, carcoats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including skijackets), windcheaters, windjackets and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, other than those of heading 61.03.
610120 Of cotton
610130 Of manmade fibres
610190 Of other textile materials
6102 Women's or girls' overcoats, carcoats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including skijackets), windcheaters, wind jackets and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, other than those of heading 61.04.
610210 Of wool or fine animal hair
610220 Of cotton
610230 Of manmade fibres
610290 Of other textile materials
6104 Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted.
610413 Of synthetic fibres
610419 Of other textile materials
610422 Of cotton
610423 Of synthetic fibres
610429 Of other textile materials
610431 Of wool or fine animal hair
610432 Of cotton
610433 Of synthetic fibres
610439 Of other textile materials
610441 Of wool or fine animal hair
610442 Of cotton
610443 Of synthetic fibres
610444 Of artificial fibres
610449 Of other textile materials
610451 Of wool or fine animal hair
610452 Of cotton
610453 Of synthetic fibres
610459 Of other textile materials
610461 Of wool or fine animal hair
610462 Of cotton
610463 Of synthetic fibres
610469 Of other textile materials
6105 Men's or boys' shirts, knitted or crocheted.
610510 Of cotton
610520 Of manmade fibres
610590 Of other textile materials
6106 Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirtblouses, knitted or crocheted.
610610 Of cotton
610620 Of manmade fibres
610690 Of other textile materials
6107 Men's or boys' underpants, briefs, nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
610711 Of cotton
610712 Of manmade fibres
610719 Of other textile materials
610721 Of cotton
610722 Of manmade fibres
610729 Of other textile materials
610791 Of cotton
610799 Of other textile materials
6108 Women's or girls' slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, nightdresses, pyjamas, negligees, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
610811 Of manmade fibres
610819 Of other textile materials
610821 Of cotton
610822 Of manmade fibres
610829 Of other textile materials
610831 Of cotton
610832 Of manmade fibres
610839 Of other textile materials
610891 Of cotton
610892 Of manmade fibres
610899 Of other textile materials
6109 Tshirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
610910 Of cotton
610990 Of other textile materials
6110 Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waistcoats and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
611011 Of wool
611012 Of Kashmir (cashmere) goats
611019 Other
611020 Of cotton
611030 Of manmade fibres
611090 Of other textile materials
6111 Babies' garments and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted.
611120 Of cotton
611130 Of synthetic fibres
611190 Of other textile materials
6112 Track suits, ski suits and swimwear, knitted or crocheted.
611211 Of cotton
611212 Of synthetic fibres
611219 Of other textile materials
611220 Ski suits
611231 Of synthetic fibres
611241 Of synthetic fibres
611249 Of other textile materials
6113 Garments, made up of knitted or crocheted fabrics of heading 59.03, 59.06 or 59.07.
611300 Garments, made up of knitted or crocheted fabrics of heading 59.03, 59.06 or 59.07.
6117 Other made up clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted; knitted or crocheted parts of garments or of clothing accessories.
611710 Shawls, scarves, mufflers, mantillas, veils and the like
611780 Other accessories
611790 Parts
6201 Men's or boys' overcoats, carcoats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including skijackets), windcheaters, windjackets and similar articles, other than those of heading 62.03.
620111 Of wool or fine animal hair
620112 Of cotton
620113 Of manmade fibres
620119 Of other textile materials
620191 Of wool or fine animal hair
620192 Of cotton
620193 Of manmade fibres
620199 Of other textile materials
6202 Women's or girls' overcoats, carcoats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including skijackets), windcheaters, windjackets and similar articles, other than those of heading 62.04.
620211 Of wool or fine animal hair
620212 Of cotton
620213 Of manmade fibres
620219 Of other textile materials
620291 Of wool or fine animal hair
620292 Of cotton
620293 Of manmade fibres
620299 Of other textile materials
6203 Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
620311 Of wool or fine animal hair
620312 Of synthetic fibres
620319 Of other textile materials
620322 Of cotton
620323 Of synthetic fibres
620329 Of other textile materials
620331 Of wool or fine animal hair
620332 Of cotton
620333 Of synthetic fibres
620339 Of other textile materials
620341 Of wool or fine animal hair
620342 Of cotton
620343 Of synthetic fibres
620349 Of other textile materials
6204 Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
620411 Of wool or fine animal hair
620412 Of cotton
620413 Of synthetic fibres
620419 Of other textile materials
620421 Of wool or fine animal hair
620422 Of cotton
620423 Of synthetic fibres
620429 Of other textile materials
620431 Of wool or fine animal hair
620432 Of cotton
620433 Of synthetic fibres
620439 Of other textile materials
620441 Of wool or fine animal hair
620442 Of cotton
620443 Of synthetic fibres
620444 Of artificial fibres
620449 Of other textile materials
620451 Of wool or fine animal hair
620452 Of cotton
620453 Of synthetic fibres
620459 Of other textile materials
620461 Of wool or fine animal hair
620462 Of cotton
620463 Of synthetic fibres
620469 Of other textile materials
6205 Men's or boys' shirts.
620520 Of cotton
620530 Of manmade fibres
620590 Of other textile materials
6206 Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirtblouses.
620610 Of silk or silk waste
620620 Of wool or fine animal hair
620630 Of cotton
620640 Of manmade fibres
620690 Of other textile materials
6211 Track suits, ski suits and swimwear; other garments.
621111 Men's or boys'
621112 Women's or girls'
621120 Ski suits
621132 Of cotton
621133 Of manmade fibres
621139 Of other textile materials
621142 Of cotton
621143 Of manmade fibres
621149 Of other textile materials
321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
5905 Textile wall coverings.
590500 Textile wall coverings.
448 Domestic appliances & parts
6301 Blankets and travelling rugs.
630110 Electric blankets

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