Textile and Apparel Industries

Comprehensive Legal Framework for the FTAR Industry? Survey of Code of Federal Regulations Based on FTAR Supply Chain Functions

Authors
  • Seong Eun Kim (University of Missouri)
  • Jung E. Ha-Brookshire (University of Missouri-Columbia)

Abstract

Using the global supply chain management (GSCM) theory (Ha-Brookshire & Hawley, 2013), this study reviewed the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to identify the legal regulations that FTAR supply chain functions (SCF) must abide by. The study conducted the directed content analysis of CFRs that govern the US FTAR industry (Title 1 to Title 50 and a total of 303,413 pages). As a result, 138 provisions were selected and applied to each SCF, and 30 were applied in duplicate, resulting in 108 unique provisions. In addition, two sub-themes emerged: (a) consumer protection and (b) environmental protection. CFR governs four out of seven SCFs, and sourcing/production was the most frequently governed by CFRs (n= 73). The findings expand the scope of the FTAR knowledge by exploring the breadth of the legal framework the US FTAR industry must abide by. 

Keywords: Code of Federal Regulations, Supply Chain, Legal Framework, Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection

How to Cite:

Kim, S. & Ha-Brookshire, J. E., (2022) “Comprehensive Legal Framework for the FTAR Industry? Survey of Code of Federal Regulations Based on FTAR Supply Chain Functions”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 79(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.15993

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Published on
31 Dec 2022
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