Textile and Apparel Science

The role of government and regulatory overlaps in the FTAR industry based on the Code of Federal Regulations

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

Abstract

This study explored the complex regulatory environment of the U.S. fiber-textile-apparel-retail (FTAR) supply chain, focusing on the roles of various federal agencies and potential regulatory overlaps. Utilizing Porter's diamond theory and global supply chain management (GSCM) theory, the research analyzes the Code of Federal Regulations to identify which federal agencies govern the FTAR supply chain functions and how they influence the industry. The study reveals that ten federal agencies impact four of seven supply chain functions, focusing significantly on sourcing/production and demand conditions. It also identifies two instances of regulatory overlap involving organic cotton products and Native American crafts, highlighting the potential for multiple agency investigations in these areas. This research contributes to understanding the administrative structure of the FTAR industry and suggests the need for further exploration of various regulatory overlaps.

Keywords: Code of Federal Regulations, Supply chain, Regulatory overlaps, Federal agency

How to Cite:

Kim, S. & Ha-Brookshire, J. E., (2024) “The role of government and regulatory overlaps in the FTAR industry based on the Code of Federal Regulations”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.17455

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Published on
25 Jan 2024
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