Notice of Change to U.S. Note 2(d) to Subchapter XIX of Chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 9125 [05-3473]

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[FR Doc. 05–3591 Filed 2–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–29–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of Change to U.S. Note 2(d) to Subchapter XIX of Chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Section 2004(k) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004, Public Law 108–429, designated Mauritius as eligible for certain additional benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for one year, beginning October 1, 2004. This notice modifies the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to reflect this designation. DATES: Effective February 9, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Coleman, Director for African Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9514. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AGOA (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106– 200) provides preferential tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and apparel products of beneficiary subSaharan African countries. On December 3, 2004, the President signed the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act (‘‘the Act’’), which designates Mauritius as eligible for benefits under section 112(b)(3)(B) of the AGOA for one year, beginning October 1, 2004. In Proclamation 6969 (62 FR 4413), the President delegated to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) the authority to make rectifications, technical or conforming changes, or similar modifications to the HTS. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the USTR in Proclamation 6969, U.S. Note 2(d) to subchapter XIX of chapter 98 of the HTS is modified by inserting ‘‘Mauritius’’ in alphabetical sequence in the list of countries effective for the period ending on midnight September 30, 2005, at which time ‘‘Mauritius’’ shall be deleted from the list. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Notice of Change to U.S. Note 2(d) to Subchapter XIX of Chapter 
98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Section 2004(k) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical 
Corrections Act of 2004, Public Law 108-429, designated Mauritius as 
eligible for certain additional benefits under the African Growth and 
Opportunity Act (AGOA) for one year, beginning October 1, 2004. This 
notice modifies the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTS) to reflect this designation.

DATES: Effective February 9, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Coleman, Director for African 
Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395-
9514.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AGOA (Title I of the Trade and 
Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106-200) provides preferential tariff 
treatment for imports of certain textile and apparel products of 
beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries. On December 3, 2004, the 
President signed the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act 
(``the Act''), which designates Mauritius as eligible for benefits 
under section 112(b)(3)(B) of the AGOA for one year, beginning October 
1, 2004.
    In Proclamation 6969 (62 FR 4413), the President delegated to the 
United States Trade Representative (USTR) the authority to make 
rectifications, technical or conforming changes, or similar 
modifications to the HTS. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the 
USTR in Proclamation 6969, U.S. Note 2(d) to subchapter XIX of chapter 
98 of the HTS is modified by inserting ``Mauritius'' in alphabetical 
sequence in the list of countries effective for the period ending on 
midnight September 30, 2005, at which time ``Mauritius'' shall be 
deleted from the list. Importers claiming preferential tariff treatment 
under the AGOA for entries of textile and apparel articles should 
ensure that those entries meet the applicable visa requirements. 
Importers seeking retroactive duty treatment pursuant to section 
2004(k)(2) of the Act should direct their inquiries to the Bureau of 
Customs and Border Protection.

Robert B. Zoellick,
United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 05-3473 Filed 2-23-05; 8:45 am]
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