Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Petition under the United States - Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), 11620-11621 [05-4611]

Download as PDF 11620 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / Notices 69 FR 57272, published on September 24, 2004. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements March 3, 2005. Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229 Dear Commissioner: This directive amends, but does not cancel, the directive issued to you on September 20, 2004, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That directive concerns imports of certain cotton, wool and man–made fiber textiles and textile products, produced or manufactured in Vietnam and exported during the twelve-month period which began on January 1, 2005 and extends through December 31, 2005. Effective on March 9, 2005, you are directed to increase the limits for the following categories, as provided for under the terms of the current bilateral textile agreement between the Governments of the United States and Vietnam: Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E5–997 Filed 3–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Petition under the United States - Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) March 4, 2005. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a petition for a determination that certain 100 percent cotton, double faced sateen weave, flannel fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On March 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., 200 ........................... 343,470 kilograms. on behalf of B*W*A of New York, New 301 ........................... 778,532 kilograms. York alleging that certain 100 percent 332 ........................... 1,144,900 dozen pairs. cotton, double faced sateen weave, 333 ........................... 41,216 dozen. flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, single 341/641 .................... 871,934 dozen. yarns, of the specifications detailed 345 ........................... 326,139 dozen. below, classified in subheading 351/651 .................... 546,666 dozen. 5209.59.0025 of the Harmonized Tariff 352/652 .................... 2,082,692 dozen. Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), 359–C/659–C 2 ........ 371,895 kilograms. cannot be supplied by the domestic 434 ........................... 16,854 dozen. industry in commercial quantities in a 435 ........................... 41,584 dozen. 440 ........................... 2,601 dozen. timely manner. The petition requests 447 ........................... 54,101 dozen. that woven cotton shirts and blouses of 448 ........................... 33,293 dozen. such fabrics assembled in one or more 620 ........................... 7,286,144 square meCBTPA beneficiary countries be eligible ters. for preferential treatment under the 632 ........................... 572,450 dozen pairs. CBTPA. CITA hereby solicits public 645/646 .................... 220,969 dozen. comments on this petition, in particular 1 The limits have not been adjusted to acwith regard to whether these fabrics can count for any imports exported after December be supplied by the domestic industry in 31, 2004. 2 Category 359-C: only HTS numbers commercial quantities in a timely 6103.42.2025, 6103.49.8034, 6104.62.1020, manner. Comments must be submitted 6104.69.8010, 6114.20.0048, 6114.20.0052, by March 24, 2005 to the Chairman, 6203.42.2010, 6203.42.2090, 6204.62.2010, Committee for the Implementation of 6211.32.0010, 6211.32.0025 and 6211.42.0010; Category 659-C: only HTS Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United numbers 6103.23.0055, 6103.43.2020, States Department of Commerce, 14th 6103.43.2025, 6103.49.2000, 6103.49.8038, and Constitution, N.W., Washington, 6104.63.1020, 6104.63.1030, 6104.69.1000, D.C. 20230. 6104.69.8014, 6114.30.3044, 6114.30.3054, 6203.43.2010, 6203.43.2090, 6203.49.1010, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 6203.49.1090, 6204.63.1510, 6204.69.1010, Janet E. Heinzen, International Trade 6210.10.9010, 6211.33.0010, 6211.33.0017 Specialist, Office of Textiles and and 6211.43.0010. Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, The Committee for the Implementation of (202) 482-3400. Textile Agreements has determined that SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: these actions fall within the foreign affairs Category Restraint limit 1 exception to the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1). Sincerely, James C. Leonard III, VerDate jul<14>2003 18:06 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 Authority: Section 213(b)(2)(A)(v)(II) of the CBERA, as added by Section 211(a) of the CBTPA; Section 6 of Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BACKGROUND: The CBTPA provides for quota- and duty-free treatment for qualifying textile and apparel products. Such treatment is generally limited to products manufactured from yarns or fabrics formed in the United States. The CBTPA also provides for quota- and duty-free treatment for apparel articles that are both cut (or knit-to-shape) and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries from fabric or yarn that is not formed in the United States, if it has been determined that such fabric or yarn cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. In Executive Order No. 13191, the President delegated to CITA the authority to determine whether yarns or fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA and directed CITA to establish procedures to ensure appropriate public participation in any such determination. On March 6, 2001, CITA published procedures that it will follow in considering requests. (66 FR 13502). On March 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition on behalf of B*W*A of New York, New York alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, double faced sateen weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, single yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified HTSUS subheading 5209.59.0025, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting quotaand duty-free treatment under the CBTPA for woven cotton shirts and blouses that are cut and sewn in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries from such fabrics. Specifications: Petitioner Style No: Fiber Content: Weight: Width: Thread Count: Yarn Number: Weave: Finish: E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 5225 100% Cotton 315-320 g/m2 148 - 152 centimeters 33 - 35 warp ends per centimeter; 57 - 59 filling picks per centimeter; total 90 - 94 threads per square centimeter 50 - 52 metric warp; 23 25 metric filling; overall average yarn number: 28 - 30 metric Double faced irregular 3 X 1 sateen Printed on one side on yarns of different colors; napped on both sides; Sanforized Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / Notices The petitioner further describes the fabric as follows: confidential version and a nonconfidential summary. One face appears to be piece dyed, but in fact the filing yarns have been dyed prior to weaving. There are two sets of filling yarns, thus a loom capable of pick and pick filling insertion is required. In this instance, the warp is also dyed prior to weaving, but may be undyed as well. On the other face (intended to be the fabric back), the dyed yarns have been covered by a vivid print which extends from selvedge to selvedge. The printing is done with fiber reactive dyes, not pigments. The fabric is heavily napped on both sides. CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, particularly with respect to whether these fabrics can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Also relevant is whether other fabrics that are supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner are substitutable for the fabric for purposes of the intended use. Comments must be received no later than March 24, 2005. Interested persons are invited to submit six copies of such comments or information to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, room 3100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230. If a comment alleges that these fabrics can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner, CITA will closely review any supporting documentation, such as a signed statement by a manufacturer of the fabric stating that it produces the fabric that is the subject of the request, including the quantities that can be supplied and the time necessary to fill an order, as well as any relevant information regarding past production. CITA will protect any business confidential information that is marked ‘‘business confidential’’ from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. CITA will make available to the public non-confidential versions of the request and non-confidential versions of any public comments received with respect to a request in room 3100 in the Herbert Hoover Building, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230. Persons submitting comments on a request are encouraged to include a non- James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 05–4611 Filed 3–4–05; 2:56 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Petition under the United States - Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) March 4, 2005. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) AGENCY: Request for public comments concerning a petition for a determination that certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread twill weave, flannel fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA. ACTION: SUMMARY: On March 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of B*W*A of New York, New York alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread twill weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, ring spun and plied yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in subheading 5208.43.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The petition requests that men’s and boys’ woven cotton shirts of such fabrics assembled in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries be eligible for preferential treatment under the CBTPA. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this petition, in particular with regard to whether these fabrics can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by March 24, 2005 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Authority: Section 213(b)(2)(A)(v)(II) of the CBERA, as added by Section 211(a) of the CBTPA; Section 6 of Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001. BACKGROUND: The CBTPA provides for quota- and duty-free treatment for qualifying textile and apparel products. Such treatment is generally limited to products manufactured from yarns or fabrics formed in the United States. The CBTPA also provides for quota- and duty-free treatment for apparel articles that are both cut (or knit-to-shape) and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries from fabric or yarn that is not formed in the United States, if it has been determined that such fabric or yarn cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. In Executive Order No. 13191, the President delegated to CITA the authority to determine whether yarns or fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA and directed CITA to establish procedures to ensure appropriate public participation in any such determination. On March 6, 2001, CITA published procedures that it will follow in considering requests. (66 FR 13502). On March 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition on behalf of B*W*A of New York, New York alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread twill weave, flannel fabrics, of yarndyed, ring spun and plied yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified HTSUS subheading 5208.43.0000, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting quotaand duty-free treatment under the CBTPA for certain apparel articles that are cut and sewn in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries from such fabrics. Specifications: Petitioner Style No: Fiber Content: Weight: Width: Thread Count: 18:06 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet E. Heinzen, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. Yarn Number: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 Weave: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11621 E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 153, 154, 155, 156, W3004 100% Cotton 168 - 172 g/m2 142 - 145 centimeters 25 -26 warp ends per centimeter; 23-24 filling pick per centimeter; total 48-50 threads per square centimeter 35/2 - 36/2 metric warp and filling, ring spun; Overall average yarn number: 32-34 metric 4-thread twill

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Petition 
under the United States - Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)

March 4, 2005.
AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA)

ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a petition for a 
determination that certain 100 percent cotton, double faced sateen 
weave, flannel fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA.

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SUMMARY: On March 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition 
from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of B*W*A of New York, 
New York alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, double faced sateen 
weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, single yarns, of the 
specifications detailed below, classified in subheading 5209.59.0025 of 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), cannot be 
supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely 
manner. The petition requests that woven cotton shirts and blouses of 
such fabrics assembled in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries be 
eligible for preferential treatment under the CBTPA. CITA hereby 
solicits public comments on this petition, in particular with regard to 
whether these fabrics can be supplied by the domestic industry in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by 
March 24, 2005 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of 
Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, 
14th and Constitution, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet E. Heinzen, International Trade 
Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, (202) 482-3400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: Section 213(b)(2)(A)(v)(II) of the CBERA, as added by 
Section 211(a) of the CBTPA; Section 6 of Executive Order No. 13191 
of January 17, 2001.

BACKGROUND:

    The CBTPA provides for quota- and duty-free treatment for 
qualifying textile and apparel products. Such treatment is generally 
limited to products manufactured from yarns or fabrics formed in the 
United States. The CBTPA also provides for quota- and duty-free 
treatment for apparel articles that are both cut (or knit-to-shape) and 
sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries 
from fabric or yarn that is not formed in the United States, if it has 
been determined that such fabric or yarn cannot be supplied by the 
domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. In 
Executive Order No. 13191, the President delegated to CITA the 
authority to determine whether yarns or fabrics cannot be supplied by 
the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under 
the CBTPA and directed CITA to establish procedures to ensure 
appropriate public participation in any such determination. On March 6, 
2001, CITA published procedures that it will follow in considering 
requests. (66 FR 13502).
    On March 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition on 
behalf of B*W*A of New York, New York alleging that certain 100 percent 
cotton, double faced sateen weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, 
single yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified HTSUS 
subheading 5209.59.0025, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting quota- and 
duty-free treatment under the CBTPA for woven cotton shirts and blouses 
that are cut and sewn in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries from 
such fabrics.

Specifications:

 
 
 
Petitioner Style No:            5225
Fiber Content:                  100% Cotton
Weight:                         315-320 g/m2
Width:                          148 - 152 centimeters
Thread Count:                   33 - 35 warp ends per centimeter; 57 -
                                 59 filling picks per centimeter; total
                                 90 - 94 threads per square centimeter
Yarn Number:                    50 - 52 metric warp; 23 - 25 metric
                                 filling; overall average yarn number:
                                 28 - 30 metric
Weave:                          Double faced irregular 3 X 1 sateen
Finish:                         Printed on one side on yarns of
                                 different colors; napped on both sides;
                                 Sanforized
 


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The petitioner further describes the fabric as follows:

     One face appears to be piece dyed, but in fact the filing yarns 
have been dyed prior to weaving. There are two sets of filling yarns, 
thus a loom capable of pick and pick filling insertion is required. In 
this instance, the warp is also dyed prior to weaving, but may be 
undyed as well. On the other face (intended to be the fabric back), the 
dyed yarns have been covered by a vivid print which extends from 
selvedge to selvedge. The printing is done with fiber reactive dyes, 
not pigments. The fabric is heavily napped on both sides.
    CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, 
particularly with respect to whether these fabrics can be supplied by 
the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Also 
relevant is whether other fabrics that are supplied by the domestic 
industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner are substitutable 
for the fabric for purposes of the intended use. Comments must be 
received no later than March 24, 2005. Interested persons are invited 
to submit six copies of such comments or information to the Chairman, 
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, room 3100, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, 
DC 20230.
    If a comment alleges that these fabrics can be supplied by the 
domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner, CITA 
will closely review any supporting documentation, such as a signed 
statement by a manufacturer of the fabric stating that it produces the 
fabric that is the subject of the request, including the quantities 
that can be supplied and the time necessary to fill an order, as well 
as any relevant information regarding past production.
    CITA will protect any business confidential information that is 
marked ``business confidential'' from disclosure to the full extent 
permitted by law. CITA will make available to the public non-
confidential versions of the request and non-confidential versions of 
any public comments received with respect to a request in room 3100 in 
the Herbert Hoover Building, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., 
Washington, DC 20230. Persons submitting comments on a request are 
encouraged to include a non-confidential version and a non-confidential 
summary.

James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 05-4611 Filed 3-4-05; 2:56 pm]
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