Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Request under the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), 33449-33450 [05-11474]

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[FR Doc. 05–11338 Filed 6–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Request under the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) June 3, 2005. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a request for a determination that certain 100 percent cotton, piece dyed, seersucker fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA. AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 18:08 Jun 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 SUMMARY: On June 1, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of their client B*W*A of New York City, alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, piece dyed, plain weave double warp beam seersucker fabrics, of specifications detailed below, classified in subheadings 5208.32.30, 5208.32.40, 5208.32.50, and 5209.31.60 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 shirts, blouses, and sleepwear of such fabrics be eligible for preferential treatment under the CBTPA. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether such fabrics can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by June 23, 2005 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 211(a) of the CBTPA, amending Section 213(b)(2)(A)(v)(II) of the Caribbean Basin Recovery Act (CBERA); Section 6 of Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001; Presidential Proclamations 7351 of October 2, 2000. 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 and fabrics formed in the United States or a beneficiary country. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 participation in any such determination. On March 6, 2001, CITA published procedures that it will follow in considering requests. (66 FR 13502). On June 1, 2005 the Chairman of CITA received a petition from B*W*A alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, piece dyed, plain weave double warp beam seersucker fabrics, of specifications detailed below, classified in HTSUS subheadings 5208.32.30, 5208.32.40, 5208.32.50, and 5209.31.60, for use in woven shirts, blouses, and sleepwear, 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 such apparel articles that are both cut and sewn in one or more beneficiary countries from such fabrics. Specifications: Petitioner Style Number: Fiber Content: Yarn Number: Thread Count: Weave: Weight: Width: Finish: Various 100% Cotton (1) 33/1 - 119/1 metric warp; (2) 33/1 - 119/1 & 33/2 - 119/ 2 metric warp 33/1 - 119/1 metric filling; overall average yarn number: 30 - 115 metric 23 - 48 warp ends per centimeter; 19 - 40 filling picks per centimeter; total: 42 88 threads per square centimeter Plain weave double warp beam seersucker 101 - 255 grams per square meter 136 - 152 centimeters (Piece) Dyed The petitioner states that one very important feature of the fabrics is that they are genuine seersucker fabrics, woven with two warp beams, one with half the warp yarns subject to normal warp tension, the other with the warp yarns in a relaxed or tensionless state. Thus, the unique ‘‘crinkled’’ appearance and feel of the finished fabric is achieved on the loom and enhanced in the dyeing and finishing process, not merely by dyeing and finishing alone. 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 these fabrics for purposes of the intended use. Comments must be received no later than June 23, 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. E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 33450 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 8, 2005 / Notices 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 generally considers specific details, such as quantities and lead times for providing the subject product as business confidential. However, information such as the names of domestic manufacturers who were contacted, questions concerning the capability to manufacture the subject product, and the responses thereto should be available for public review to ensure proper public participation in the process. If this is not possible, an explanation of the necessity for treating such information as business confidential must be provided. CITA will make available to the public nonconfidential 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 nonconfidential version and a nonconfidential summary. D. Michael Hutchinson, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 05–11474 Filed 6–6–05; 4:11 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Request under the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) June 3, 2005. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a request for a determination that certain 100 percent cotton, yarn AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 18:08 Jun 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 dyed, seersucker fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA. SUMMARY: On June 1, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of their client B*W*A of New York City, alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, yarn dyed, plain weave double warp beam seersucker fabrics, of specifications detailed below, classified in subheadings 5208.42.30, 5208.42.40, 5208.42.50, and 5209.41.60 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 shirts, blouses, and sleepwear of such fabrics be eligible for preferential treatment under the CBTPA. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether such fabrics can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by June 23, 2005 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 211(a) of the CBTPA, amending Section 213(b)(2)(A)(v)(II) of the Caribbean Basin Recovery Act (CBERA); Section 6 of Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001; Presidential Proclamations 7351 of October 2, 2000. 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 and fabrics formed in the United States or a beneficiary country. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 June 1, 2005 the Chairman of CITA received a petition from B*W*A alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, yarn dyed, plain weave double warp beam seersucker fabrics, of specifications detailed below, classified in HTSUS subheadings 5208.42.30, 5208.42.40, 5208.42.50, and 5209.41.60, for use in woven shirts, blouses, and sleepwear, 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 such apparel articles that are both cut and sewn in one or more beneficiary countries from such fabrics. Specifications: Petitioner Style Number: Fiber Content: Yarn Number: Thread Count: Weave: Weight: Width: Finish: Various 100% Cotton (1) 33/1 - 119/1 metric warp; (2) 33/1 - 119/1 & 33/2 - 119/ 2 metric warp 33/1 - 119/1 metric filling; overall average yarn number: 30 - 115 metric 23 - 48 warp ends per centimeter; 19 - 40 filling picks per centimeter; total: 42 88 threads per square centimeter Plain weave double warp beam seersucker 101 - 255 grams per square meter 136 - 152 centimeters Of yarns of different colors in both warp and filling The petitioner states that one very important feature of the fabrics is that they are genuine seersucker fabrics, woven with two warp beams, one with half the warp yarns subject to normal warp tension, the other with the warp yarns in a relaxed or tensionless state. Thus, the unique ‘‘crinkled’’ appearance and feel of the finished fabric is achieved on the loom and enhanced in the dyeing and finishing process, not merely by dyeing and finishing alone. 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 these fabrics for purposes of the intended use. Comments must be E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


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

June 3, 2005.
AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA)

ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a request for a 
determination that certain 100 percent cotton, piece dyed, seersucker 
fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial 
quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA.

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SUMMARY: On June 1, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from 
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of their client B*W*A of 
New York City, alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, piece dyed, 
plain weave double warp beam seersucker fabrics, of specifications 
detailed below, classified in subheadings 5208.32.30, 5208.32.40, 
5208.32.50, and 5209.31.60 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 shirts, blouses, and sleepwear of such fabrics be eligible for 
preferential treatment under the CBTPA. CITA hereby solicits public 
comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether such 
fabrics can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial 
quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by June 23, 
2005 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: Section 211(a) of the CBTPA, amending Section 
213(b)(2)(A)(v)(II) of the Caribbean Basin Recovery Act (CBERA); 
Section 6 of Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001; 
Presidential Proclamations 7351 of October 2, 2000.

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 and fabrics formed in the 
United States or a beneficiary country. 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 
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 June 1, 2005 the Chairman of CITA received a petition from B*W*A 
alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, piece dyed, plain weave 
double warp beam seersucker fabrics, of specifications detailed below, 
classified in HTSUS subheadings 5208.32.30, 5208.32.40, 5208.32.50, and 
5209.31.60, for use in woven shirts, blouses, and sleepwear, 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 such apparel articles that are both cut and sewn in one or more 
beneficiary countries from such fabrics.

Specifications:

 
 
 
Petitioner Style Number:        Various
Fiber Content:                  100% Cotton
Yarn Number:                    (1) 33/1 - 119/1 metric warp;
                                (2) 33/1 - 119/1 & 33/2 - 119/2 metric
                                 warp
                                33/1 - 119/1 metric filling;
                                overall average yarn number: 30 - 115
                                 metric
Thread Count:                   23 - 48 warp ends per centimeter; 19 -
                                 40 filling picks per centimeter; total:
                                 42 - 88 threads per square centimeter
Weave:                          Plain weave double warp beam seersucker
Weight:                         101 - 255 grams per square meter
Width:                          136 - 152 centimeters
Finish:                         (Piece) Dyed
 

    The petitioner states that one very important feature of the 
fabrics is that they are genuine seersucker fabrics, woven with two 
warp beams, one with half the warp yarns subject to normal warp 
tension, the other with the warp yarns in a relaxed or tensionless 
state. Thus, the unique ``crinkled'' appearance and feel of the 
finished fabric is achieved on the loom and enhanced in the dyeing and 
finishing process, not merely by dyeing and finishing alone.
    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 these fabrics for purposes of the intended use. Comments must be 
received no later than June 23, 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.

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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 generally considers specific details, such as 
quantities and lead times for providing the subject product as business 
confidential. However, information such as the names of domestic 
manufacturers who were contacted, questions concerning the capability 
to manufacture the subject product, and the responses thereto should be 
available for public review to ensure proper public participation in 
the process. If this is not possible, an explanation of the necessity 
for treating such information as business confidential must be 
provided. 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.

D. Michael Hutchinson,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
Agreements.
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