Designation under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provisions of the United States Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), 39758-39759 [E5-3660]

Download as PDF 39758 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 131 / Monday, July 11, 2005 / Notices both cut and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries from such fabrics. On March 15, 2005, CITA requested public comment on the petition. See Request for Public Comment on Commercial Availability Petition under the United States - Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), 70 FR 12655 (March 15, 2005). On March 31, 2005, CITA and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) sought the advice of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Textiles and Clothing and the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Distribution Services. On March 31, 2005, CITA and USTR offered to hold consultations with the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate (collectively, the Congressional Committees). On April 14, 2005, the U.S. International Trade Commission provided advice on the petition. Based on the information and advice received and its understanding of the industry, CITA determined that the fabrics set forth in the petition cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. On May 4, 2005, CITA and USTR submitted a report to the Congressional Committees that set forth the action proposed, the reasons for such action, and the advice obtained. A period of 60 calendar days since this report was submitted has expired. CITA hereby designates as eligible for preferential treatment under HTSUS subheading 9820.11.27, woven cotton shirts and blouses, that are both cut and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more eligible CBTPA beneficiary countries, from certain 100 percent cotton, double faced irregular sateen weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, single yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in HTSUS subheading 5209.59.0025, not formed in the United States. The referenced apparel articles are eligible provided that all other fabrics are wholly formed in the United States from yarns wholly formed in the United States, subject to the special rules for findings and trimmings, certain interlinings and de minimis fibers and yarns under section 211(b)(2)(A)(vii) of the CBTPA, and that such articles are imported directly into the customs territory of the United States from an eligible CBTPA beneficiary country. Specifications: Fiber Content: Weight: VerDate jul<14>2003 100% Cotton 325 - 327 g/m2 17:13 Jul 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 Width: Thread Count: Yarn Number: Weave: Finish: 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 1 x 3 sateen Printed on one side on yarns of different colors; napped on both sides; sanforized An ‘‘eligible CBTPA beneficiary country’’ means a country which the President has designated as a CBTPA beneficiary country under section 213(b)(5)(B) of the CBERA (19 U.S.C. 2703(b)(5)(B)) and which has been the subject of a finding, published in the Federal Register, that the country has satisfied the requirements of section 213(b)(4)(A)(ii) of the CBERA (19 U.S.C. 2703(b)(4)(A)(ii)) and resulting in the enumeration of such country in U.S. note 1 to subchapter XX of Chapter 98 of the HTSUS. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E5–3656 Filed 7–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Designation under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provisions of the United States Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) July 5, 2005. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) ACTION: Designation. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: July 11, 2005. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread twill weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, combed, and ring spun single yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in subheading 5208.43.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), for use in men’s and boys’ woven cotton shirts, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The CITA hereby designates men’s and boys’ woven cotton shirts, that are both cut and sewn or otherwise PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 assembled in one or more eligible CBTPA beneficiary countries from such fabrics, as eligible for quota-free and duty-free treatment under the textile and apparel commercial availability provisions of the CBTPA and eligible under HTSUS subheadings 9820.11.27, to enter free of quota and duties, provided that all other fabrics in the referenced apparel articles are wholly formed in the United States from yarns wholly formed in the United States. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Heinzen, 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 Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA), as added by Section 211(a) of the CBTPA; Presidential Proclamation 7351 of October 2, 2000; Section 6 of Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001. BACKGROUND: The commercial availability provision of the CBTPA provides for duty-free and quota-free treatment for apparel articles that are both cut (or knit to shape) and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more beneficiary CBTPA country from fabric or yarn that is not formed in the United States if it has been determined that such yarns or fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and certain procedural requirements have been met. In Presidential Proclamation 7351, the President proclaimed that this treatment would apply to apparel articles from fabrics or yarn designated by the appropriate U.S. government authority in the Federal Register. In Executive Order 13191, the President authorized CITA to determine whether yarns or fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. On March 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Sandler, Travis, and Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of B*W*A, alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread twill weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, combed, and ring spun single yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in HTSUS subheading 5208.43.0000, for use in men’s and boys’ woven cotton shirts, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. It requested quota- and duty-free treatment under the CBTPA for men’s and boys’ woven cotton shirts that are both cut and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries from such fabrics. On March 9, 2005, CITA requested E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 131 / Monday, July 11, 2005 / Notices public comment on the petition. See Request for Public Comment on Commercial Availability Petition under the United States - Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), 70 FR 11622, (March 9, 2005). On March 25, 2005, CITA and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) sought the advice of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Textiles and Clothing and the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Distribution Services. On March 25, 2005, CITA and USTR offered to hold consultations with the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate (collectively, the Congressional Committees). On April 14, 2005, the U.S. International Trade Commission provided advice on the petition. Based on the information and advice received and its understanding of the industry, CITA determined that the fabrics set forth in the petition cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. On May 2, 2005, CITA and USTR submitted a report to the Congressional Committees that set forth the action proposed, the reasons for such action, and the advice obtained. A period of 60 calendar days since this report was submitted has expired. CITA hereby designates as eligible for preferential treatment under HTSUS subheading 9820.11.27, men’s and boys’ woven cotton shirts, that are both cut and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more eligible CBTPA beneficiary countries, from certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread twill weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, combed, and ring spun single yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in HTSUS subheading 5208.43.0000, not formed in the United States. The referenced apparel articles are eligible provided that all other fabrics are wholly formed in the United States from yarns wholly formed in the United States, subject to the special rules for findings and trimmings, certain interlinings and de minimis fibers and yarns under section 211(b)(2)(A)(vii) of the CBTPA, and that such articles are imported directly into the customs territory of the United States from an eligible CBTPA beneficiary country. Specifications: Fiber Content: Weight: Width: VerDate jul<14>2003 100% Cotton 136 - 140 g/m2 148 - 150 centimeters 17:13 Jul 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 Thread Count: Yarn Number: Weave: Finish: 38 - 40 warp ends per centimeter; 28 - 30 filling picks per centimeter; total: 66 70 threads per square centimeter 48 - 52 metric warp and filling, ring spun, combed; average yarn number 48 - 50 metric 4-thread twill Of two or more and up to eight yarns of different colors; napped on both sides An ‘‘eligible CBTPA beneficiary country’’ means a country which the President has designated as a CBTPA beneficiary country under section 213(b)(5)(B) of the CBERA (19 U.S.C. 2703(b)(5)(B)) and which has been the subject of a finding, published in the Federal Register, that the country has satisfied the requirements of section 213(b)(4)(A)(ii) of the CBERA (19 U.S.C. 2703(b)(4)(A)(ii)) and resulting in the enumeration of such country in U.S. note 1 to subchapter XX of Chapter 98 of the HTSUS. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E5–3660 Filed 7–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S 39759 Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Submit comments on or before August 10, 2005. DATES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0055, Freight Classification Description, in all correspondence. ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeritta Parnell, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–4082. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0055] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Freight Classification Description AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000–0055). SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning freight classification description. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 24008, May 6, 2005. No comments were received. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A. Purpose When the Government purchases supplies that are new to the supply system, nonstandard, or modifications of previously shipped items, and different freight classifications may apply, offerors are requested to indicate the full Uniform Freight Classification or National Motor Freight Classification. The information is used to determine the proper freight rate for the supplies. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 2,640. Responses Per Respondent: 3. Annual Responses: 7,920. Hours Per Response: .167. Total Burden Hours: 1,323. OBTAINING COPIES OF PROPOSALS: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), Room 4035, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0055, Freight Classification Description, in all correspondence. E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Designation under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability 
Provisions of the United States Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act 
(CBTPA)

July 5, 2005.
AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA)

ACTION: Designation.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: July 11, 2005.
SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA) has determined that certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread twill 
weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, combed, and ring spun single 
yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in subheading 
5208.43.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS), for use in men's and boys' woven cotton shirts, cannot be 
supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely 
manner. The CITA hereby designates men's and boys' woven cotton shirts, 
that are both cut and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more 
eligible CBTPA beneficiary countries from such fabrics, as eligible for 
quota-free and duty-free treatment under the textile and apparel 
commercial availability provisions of the CBTPA and eligible under 
HTSUS subheadings 9820.11.27, to enter free of quota and duties, 
provided that all other fabrics in the referenced apparel articles are 
wholly formed in the United States from yarns wholly formed in the 
United States.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Heinzen, 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 Caribbean Basin 
Economic Recovery Act (CBERA), as added by Section 211(a) of the 
CBTPA; Presidential Proclamation 7351 of October 2, 2000; Section 6 
of Executive Order No. 13191 of January 17, 2001.

BACKGROUND:

    The commercial availability provision of the CBTPA provides for 
duty-free and quota-free treatment for apparel articles that are both 
cut (or knit to shape) and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more 
beneficiary CBTPA country from fabric or yarn that is not formed in the 
United States if it has been determined that such yarns or fabrics 
cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in 
a timely manner and certain procedural requirements have been met. In 
Presidential Proclamation 7351, the President proclaimed that this 
treatment would apply to apparel articles from fabrics or yarn 
designated by the appropriate U.S. government authority in the Federal 
Register. In Executive Order 13191, the President authorized CITA to 
determine whether yarns or fabrics cannot be supplied by the domestic 
industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner.
    On March 3, 2005, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from 
Sandler, Travis, and Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of B*W*A, alleging that 
certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread twill weave, flannel fabrics, of 
yarn-dyed, combed, and ring spun single yarns, of the specifications 
detailed below, classified in HTSUS subheading 5208.43.0000, for use in 
men's and boys' woven cotton shirts, cannot be supplied by the domestic 
industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. It requested 
quota- and duty-free treatment under the CBTPA for men's and boys' 
woven cotton shirts that are both cut and sewn or otherwise assembled 
in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries from such fabrics. On March 
9, 2005, CITA requested

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public comment on the petition. See Request for Public Comment on 
Commercial Availability Petition under the United States - Caribbean 
Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), 70 FR 11622, (March 9, 2005). On 
March 25, 2005, CITA and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) sought 
the advice of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Textiles and 
Clothing and the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Distribution 
Services. On March 25, 2005, CITA and USTR offered to hold 
consultations with the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate 
(collectively, the Congressional Committees). On April 14, 2005, the 
U.S. International Trade Commission provided advice on the petition.
    Based on the information and advice received and its understanding 
of the industry, CITA determined that the fabrics set forth in the 
petition cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial 
quantities in a timely manner. On May 2, 2005, CITA and USTR submitted 
a report to the Congressional Committees that set forth the action 
proposed, the reasons for such action, and the advice obtained. A 
period of 60 calendar days since this report was submitted has expired.
    CITA hereby designates as eligible for preferential treatment under 
HTSUS subheading 9820.11.27, men's and boys' woven cotton shirts, that 
are both cut and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more eligible 
CBTPA beneficiary countries, from certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread 
twill weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, combed, and ring spun 
single yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in HTSUS 
subheading 5208.43.0000, not formed in the United States. The 
referenced apparel articles are eligible provided that all other 
fabrics are wholly formed in the United States from yarns wholly formed 
in the United States, subject to the special rules for findings and 
trimmings, certain interlinings and de minimis fibers and yarns under 
section 211(b)(2)(A)(vii) of the CBTPA, and that such articles are 
imported directly into the customs territory of the United States from 
an eligible CBTPA beneficiary country.

Specifications:

 
 
 
Fiber Content:                  100% Cotton
Weight:                         136 - 140 g/m2
Width:                          148 - 150 centimeters
Thread Count:                   38 - 40 warp ends per centimeter; 28 -
                                 30 filling picks per centimeter; total:
                                 66 - 70 threads per square centimeter
Yarn Number:                    48 - 52 metric warp and filling, ring
                                 spun, combed; average yarn number 48 -
                                 50 metric
Weave:                          4-thread twill
Finish:                         Of two or more and up to eight yarns of
                                 different colors; napped on both sides
 

    An ``eligible CBTPA beneficiary country'' means a country which the 
President has designated as a CBTPA beneficiary country under section 
213(b)(5)(B) of the CBERA (19 U.S.C. 2703(b)(5)(B)) and which has been 
the subject of a finding, published in the Federal Register, that the 
country has satisfied the requirements of section 213(b)(4)(A)(ii) of 
the CBERA (19 U.S.C. 2703(b)(4)(A)(ii)) and resulting in the 
enumeration of such country in U.S. note 1 to subchapter XX of Chapter 
98 of the HTSUS.

James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. E5-3660 Filed 7-8-05; 8:45 am]
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