Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric, 56165 [05-19277]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 185 / Monday, September 26, 2005 / Notices equivalents used by the United States in implementing the ATC. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc.05–19276 Filed 9–22–05; 1:43 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country 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: EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2005. 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 3103 of the Trade Act of 2002; Presidential Proclamation 7616 of October 31, 2002 (67 FR 67283). Section 3103 of the Trade Act of 2002 amended the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) to provide for duty and quota-free treatment for certain textile and apparel articles imported from designated Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) beneficiary countries. Section 204(b)(3)(B)(iii) of the amended ATPA provides duty- and quota-free treatment for certain apparel articles assembled in ATPDEA beneficiary countries from regional fabric and components. More specifically, this provision applies to apparel articles sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries from fabrics or from fabric components formed or from components knit-to-shape, in one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries, from yarns wholly formed in the United States or one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries (including fabrics not formed from yarns, if such fabrics are classifiable under heading 5602 and 5603 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and are formed in one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries). Such apparel articles may also contain certain other eligible fabrics, fabric components, or components knit-toshape. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:49 Sep 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 For the one-year period, beginning on October 1, 2005, and extending through September 30, 2006, preferential tariff treatment is limited under the regional fabric provision to imports of qualifying apparel articles in an amount not to exceed 4.25 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. For the purpose of this notice, the 12-month period for which data are available is the 12-month period that ended July 31, 2005. In Presidential Proclamation 7616, (published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2002, 67 FR 67283), the President directed CITA to publish in the Federal Register 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 the regional fabric provision is 972,848,456 square meters equivalent. This quantity will be recalculated for each subsequent year, under Section 204(b)(3)(B)(iii). Apparel articles entered in excess of this quantity will be subject to otherwise applicable tariffs. This quantity is 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 equivalents used by the United States in implementing the ATC. James C. Leonard, III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc.05–19277 Filed 9–22–05; 1:43 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0069] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Indirect Cost Rates AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56165 Notice of request for public comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000–0069). ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning indirect cost rates. The clearance currently expires on December 31, 2005. 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. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeritta Parnell, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–4082. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The contractor’s proposal of final indirect cost rates is necessary for the establishment of rates used to reimburse the contractor for the costs of performing under the contract. The supporting cost data are the cost accounting information normally prepared by organizations under sound management and accounting practices. The proposal and supporting data is used by the contracting official and auditor to verify and analyze the indirect costs and to determine the final indirect cost rates or to prepare the Government negotiating position if negotiation of the rates is required under the contract terms. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 3,000. E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles 
Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric

September 22, 2005.
AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION: Publishing the New 12-Month Cap on Duty and Quota Free 
Benefits.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2005.

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 3103 of the Trade Act of 2002; Presidential 
Proclamation 7616 of October 31, 2002 (67 FR 67283).
    Section 3103 of the Trade Act of 2002 amended the Andean Trade 
Preference Act (ATPA) to provide for duty and quota-free treatment for 
certain textile and apparel articles imported from designated Andean 
Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) beneficiary 
countries. Section 204(b)(3)(B)(iii) of the amended ATPA provides duty- 
and quota-free treatment for certain apparel articles assembled in 
ATPDEA beneficiary countries from regional fabric and components. More 
specifically, this provision applies to apparel articles sewn or 
otherwise assembled in one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries from 
fabrics or from fabric components formed or from components knit-to-
shape, in one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries, from yarns wholly 
formed in the United States or one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries 
(including fabrics not formed from yarns, if such fabrics are 
classifiable under heading 5602 and 5603 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule (HTS) and are formed in one or more ATPDEA beneficiary 
countries). Such apparel articles may also contain certain other 
eligible fabrics, fabric components, or components knit-to-shape.
    For the one-year period, beginning on October 1, 2005, and 
extending through September 30, 2006, preferential tariff treatment is 
limited under the regional fabric provision to imports of qualifying 
apparel articles in an amount not to exceed 4.25 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. For the purpose of this notice, the 12-month period for 
which data are available is the 12-month period that ended July 31, 
2005. In Presidential Proclamation 7616, (published in the Federal 
Register on November 5, 2002, 67 FR 67283), the President directed CITA 
to publish in the Federal Register 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 the regional fabric provision 
is 972,848,456 square meters equivalent. This quantity will be 
recalculated for each subsequent year, under Section 204(b)(3)(B)(iii). 
Apparel articles entered in excess of this quantity will be subject to 
otherwise applicable tariffs.
    This quantity is 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 
equivalents used by the United States in implementing the ATC.

James C. Leonard, III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc.05-19277 Filed 9-22-05; 1:43 pm]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-S