Applying for a Refund of Duties Paid on Imports of Certain Wool Products

Eligible Applicants

Open to U.S. entities that manufactured certain wool articles made with certain imported wool products during calendar years 1999, 2000 and 2001; received a 2005 payment under section 505 of the Trade and Development Act of 2000; and as of January 1, 2017 continues to be a manufacturer in the U.S. as provided for in Section 505(a) of the Trade and Development Act of 2000:

  • A manufacturer of men’s or boy’s suits, suit-type jackets, or trousers of imported worsted wool fabrics of the kind described in heading 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.12 of the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS).
  • A manufacturer of worsted wool fabrics who imports wool yarn of the kind described in heading 9902.51.13 of the HTS.
  • A manufacturer of wool yarn or wool fabric who imports wool fiber or wool top of the kind described in heading 9902.51.14 of the HTS.

Submission Instructions

Eligible manufacturers who wish to apply must submit an affidavit such as the one exampled below via email to pimawool@fas.usda.gov on or before March 1, 2017.  The email subject line should read “2017 Application:  Refund of Duties Paid on Imports of Certain Wool Articles”.

All applications must include a PDF iconDirect Deposit Sign-Up Form (1199a) and a PDF iconRequest for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (W-9). Applicants do not need to submit these forms again in 2017 if they were submitted in 2016 and the information has not changed.

Applications received after the deadline will be rejected without further consideration.  No facsimile or mailed (U.S. mail of another delivery service) applications will be accepted.

PDF iconApplication for 2017 Payments Under Refund of Duties Paid on Imports of Certain Wool Products