Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton and Man-Made Fiber Textiles and Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 56163-56164 [05-19164]

Download as PDF 56163 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 185 Monday, September 26, 2005 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–423–808] Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 26, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page or Scott Lindsay at (202) 482–1398 or (202) 482–0780, respectively; Office of AD/CVD Operations Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. AGENCY: Statutory Time Limits Extension of Time Limits for Final Results On June 3, 2005, the Department published the preliminary results of this administrative review. See Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review (70 FR 32573). The current deadline for the final results in this review is October 3, 2005. However, the Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the review within the original time frame 14:49 Sep 23, 2005 Dated: September 20, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–5174 Filed 9–23–05; 8:45 am] Jkt 205001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management, 302–674–2331, ext. 19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In FR doc. E5–4969, on page 53780 of the September 12, 2005, issue of the Federal Register, under the DATES heading, the comment acceptance period was listed as November 15, 2005. The correct date for the end of the comment acceptance period should read October 31, 2005. The DATES heading of this document reflects the change. Dated: September 21, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–19166 Filed 9–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 090705C] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings; Correction COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton and Man-Made Fiber Textiles and Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public scoping meetings, request for comments; correction. September 20, 2005. SUMMARY: On September 12, 2005, a notice of public hearings by the MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council was announced in the Federal Register. That document contained an error in relation to the comment acceptance period under the DATES heading. This document corrects that error. All other information remains the same. DATES: Written comments will be accepted until October 31, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted through any of the following methods: • Mail: Daniel T. Furlong, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 300 S. New Street, Dover, DE 19904 • Fax: 302–674–5399 • Email: info@mafmc.org EFFECTIVE DATE: AGENCY: Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) requires the Department to issue the final results in an administrative review within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results were published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the final results to 180 days from the date of publication of the preliminary results. VerDate Aug<31>2005 because we have requested additional information pertaining to the U.S. sales database and will need time to analyze the response and the parties’ comments on this matter. As such, completion of this review is not practicable within the original time limit. For the reasons noted above, in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and section 351.213(h)(2) of the Department’s regulations, the Department is extending the time limit for the completion of the final results until no later than November 30, 2005. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. AGENCY: September 27, 2005. Ross Arnold, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482– 4212. For information on the quota status of these limits, refer to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection website (http://www.cbp.gov), or call (202) 344-2650. For information on embargoes and quota re-openings, refer to the Office of Textiles and Apparel website at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Authority: Section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1854); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended. The current limits for certain categories are being adjusted for swing. E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 56164 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 185 / Monday, September 26, 2005 / Notices A description of the textile and apparel categories in terms of HTS numbers is available in the CORRELATION: Textile and Apparel Categories with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (refer to the Office of Textiles and Apparel website at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov). Also see 69 FR 57272, published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2004. COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries from Regional and ThirdCountry Fabric September 22, 2005. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Publishing the New 12-Month Cap on Duty- and Quota-Free Benefits AGENCY: D. Michael Hutchinson, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements EFFECTIVE DATE: September 20, 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 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 September 27, 2005, you are directed to adjust 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: October 1, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna Flaaten, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Title I, Section 112(b)(3) of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, as amended by Section 3108 of the Trade Act of 2002 and Section 7(b)(2) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004; Presidential Proclamation 7350 of October 4, 2000 (65 FR 59321); Presidential Proclamation 7626 of November 13, 2002 (67 FR 69459). Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (TDA 2000) provides for duty- and quota-free treatment for certain textile and apparel articles imported from designated beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries. Section 112(b)(3) of TDA 2000 provides dutyand quota-free treatment for apparel 1 Category Restraint limit articles wholly assembled in one or more beneficiary sub-Saharan African 200 ........................... 161,252 kilograms. countries from fabric wholly formed in 301 ........................... 394,171 kilograms. one or more beneficiary countries from 332 ........................... 179,684 dozen pairs. yarn originating in the U.S. or one or 345 ........................... 167,923 dozen. more beneficiary countries. This 620 ........................... 8,087,620 square meters. preferential treatment is also available for apparel articles assembled in one or 1 The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December more lesser-developed beneficiary subSaharan African countries, regardless of 31, 2004. the country of origin of the fabric used The Committee for the Implementation of to make such articles. This special rule Textile Agreements has determined that for lesser-developed countries applies these actions fall within the foreign affairs through September 30, 2004. TDA 2000 exception to the rulemaking provisions of 5 imposed a quantitative limitation on U.S.C. 553(a)(1). imports eligible for preferential Sincerely, treatment under these two provisions. D. Michael Hutchinson, The Trade Act of 2002 amended TDA Acting Chairman, Committee for the 2000 to extend preferential treatment to Implementation of Textile Agreements. apparel assembled in a beneficiary sub[FR Doc. 05–19164 Filed 9–23–05; 8:45 am] Saharan African country from BILLING CODE 3510–DS components knit-to-shape in a beneficiary country from U.S. or beneficiary country yarns and to apparel formed on seamless knitting machines in a beneficiary country from U.S. or beneficiary country yarns, subject to the quantitative limitation. The Trade Act of 2002 also increased the quantitative VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:49 Sep 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 limitation but provided that this increase would not apply to apparel imported under the special rule for lesser-developed countries. Section 7(b)(2)(B) of the AGOA Acceleration Act extended the expiration of the quantitative limitations. It also further amended the percentages to be used in calculating the quantitative limitations for each twelve-month period, beginning on October 1, 2003. The AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 provides that the quantitative limitation for the twelve-month period beginning October 1, 2005 will be an amount not to exceed 5.8735 percent of the aggregate square meter equivalents of all apparel articles imported into the United States in the preceding 12-month period for which data are available. See Section 112(b)(3)(A)(ii)(I) of TDA 2000, as amended by Section 7(b)(2)(B) of the AGOA Acceleration Act. Of this overall amount, apparel imported under the special rule for lesser-developed countries is limited to an amount not to exceed 2.9285 percent of apparel imported into the United States in the preceding 12-month period. See Section 112(b)(3)(B)(ii)(II) of TDA 2000, as amended by Section 7(b)(2)(B) of the AGOA Acceleration Act. For the purpose of this notice, the most recent 12-month period for which data are available is the 12-month period ending July 31, 2005. Presidential Proclamation 7350 directed CITA to publish the aggregate quantity of imports allowed during each 12-month period in the Federal Register. Presidential Proclamation 7626, published on November 18, 2002, modified the aggregate quantity of imports allowed during each 12-month period. For the one-year period, beginning on October 1, 2005, and extending through September 30, 2006, the aggregate quantity of imports eligible for preferential treatment under these provisions is 1,344,476,567 square meters equivalent. Of this amount, 670,349,813 square meters equivalent is available to apparel imported under the special rule for lesser-developed countries. These quantities will be recalculated for each subsequent year. Apparel articles entered in excess of these quantities will be subject to otherwise applicable tariffs. These quantities are calculated using the aggregate square meter equivalents of all apparel articles imported into the United States, derived from the set of Harmonized System lines listed in the Annex to the World Trade Organization Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC), and the conversion factors for units of measure into square meter E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton and Man-Made Fiber 
Textiles and Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam

September 20, 2005.
AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and 
Border Protection.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: September 27, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ross Arnold, International Trade 
Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, (202) 482-4212. For information on the quota status of these 
limits, refer to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection website 
(http://www.cbp.gov), or call (202) 344-2650. For information on 
embargoes and quota re-openings, refer to the Office of Textiles and 
Apparel website at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: Section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 1854); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as 
amended.
    The current limits for certain categories are being adjusted for 
swing.

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    A description of the textile and apparel categories in terms of HTS 
numbers is available in the CORRELATION: Textile and Apparel Categories 
with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (refer to the 
Office of Textiles and Apparel website at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov). 
Also see 69 FR 57272, published in the Federal Register on September 
24, 2004.

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

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements

September 20, 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 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 September 27, 2005, you are directed to adjust 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:

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                 Category                        Restraint limit \1\
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200.......................................  161,252 kilograms.
301.......................................  394,171 kilograms.
332.......................................  179,684 dozen pairs.
345.......................................  167,923 dozen.
620.......................................  8,087,620 square meters.
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\1\[thinsp]The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports
  exported after December 31, 2004.

    The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has 
determined that these actions fall within the foreign affairs 
exception to the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1).
    Sincerely,
D. Michael Hutchinson,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
Agreements.
[FR Doc. 05-19164 Filed 9-23-05; 8:45 am]
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