Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton and Man-Made Fiber Textiles and Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 67993-67994 [05-22360]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 9, 2005 / Notices November 1, 2005, between the Governments of the United States and the People’s Republic of China, the Government of the United States is controlling imports of Chinese-origin cotton, wool and man-made fiber socks (Categories 332/432/632 part) exported from China during the period from November 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005,at a level of 10,298,023 dozen pairs. This agreed level which was reached on November 1, 2005, as a result of consultations between the Government of the United States and the People’s Republic of China, under the provisions of Paragraph 242 of the Report of the Working Party for the Accession of China to the World Trade Organization, concerns trade in Chinese-origin cotton, wool and manmade fiber socks. There is no requirement for a textile visa or for an Electronic Visa Information System (ELVIS) transmission for entry of these products. Consistent with previously established practice for restraints established under paragraph 242 of the Report of the Working Party for the Accession of China to the World Trade Organization, shipments in excess of this agreed level will be subject to delayed and staged entry. Specifically, shipments in excess of this level will not be allowed entry prior to February 1, 2006, at which time, shipments totaling no more than 5 percent of this quota (514,901 dozen pairs) will be allowed entry for the month. An additional 5 percent will be allowed entry each succeeding month until all overshipments are allowed entry. Shipments in excess of the safeguard limit for socks exported from China during the period of October 29, 2004 through October 28, 2005 remain subject to the staged entry quota and procedures established in a notice and letter to the Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, published in the Federal Register. See 70 FR 21399 (April 26, 2005). This is separate from the agreed level and staged entry level for goods exported from China during the period of November 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements November 4, 2005. Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229. Dear Commissioner: Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of the United States of America VerDate jul<14>2003 16:18 Nov 08, 2005 Jkt 208001 and the People’s Republic of China, concerning exports to the United States of socks during the period from November 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005, you are directed to prohibit, effective November 1, 2005, entry into the United States for consumption and withdrawal from warehouse for consumption of cotton, wool and man-made fiber socks in Category 332/ 432/632 part, produced or manufactured in the People’s Republic of China, during the two month period beginning on November 1, 2005 and extending through December 31, 2005 in excess of 10,298,023 dozen pairs 1. Products which have been exported from China prior to November 1, 2005, shall not be subject to the limit established in this directive. In carrying out the above directions, the Commissioner should construe entry into the United States for consumption to include entry for consumption into the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has determined that this action falls within the foreign affairs exception of the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1). This directive also provides instructions on permitting entry of goods shipped in excess of the agreed level on socks in categories 332/ 432/632 part, which covers goods exported from China during the period of November 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. For all shipments exported from China that exceed that level, you are directed to deny entry until February 1, 2006, subject to the following procedure. From February 1 through February 28, 2006, you are directed to permit entry of goods in an amount equal to 5 percent (514,901 dozen pairs) of the agreed level of 10,298,023 dozen pairs. For each succeeding period, beginning on the first of the month, and extending through the last day of the month, you are to permit entry of goods in an amount equal to 514,901 dozen pairs until all shipments in excess of the agreed level have been entered. The following clarifies the precise quantity to be allowed entry each month for staged entry of overshipments of the safeguard which covered exports from China during the period of October 29, 2004 through October 28, 2005. The agreed level and staged entry procedures for goods exported from China during the period from November 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005 do not affect goods shipped in excess of the safeguard limit on socks which covered exports from China during the period of October 29, 2004 through October 28, 2005, which remain subject to the staged entry procedures which were set forth in a separate directive, dated April 26, 2005. That directive provided that shipments in excess of the limit for the period of October 29, 2004 through October 28, 2005 will be denied entry until November 29, 2005, and at that time no more than 5 percent (2,121,700 dozen pairs) will be allowed entry from the period of November 29, 2005 through December 28, 2005. For each succeeding period, beginning on the 1 Category 632 Part; Socks: only HTS numbers 6115.93.6020, 6115.93.9020, 6115.99.1420 and 6115.99.1820 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67993 29th of the month, and extending through the 28th of the following month, you are directed to permit entry of goods in an amount equal to 2,121,700 dozen pairs, until all shipments in excess of the safeguard limit which covered exports from China during the period of October 29, 2004 through October 28, 2005 have been entered. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has determined that this action falls within the foreign affairs exception to the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1). Sincerely, James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc.05–22426 Filed 11–4–05; 4:50 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS 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 November 3, 2005. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). AGENCY: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. ACTION: EFFECTIVE DATE: November 10, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM pfrm13 PsN: 09NON1 67994 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 9, 2005 / Notices see 69 FR 57272, published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2004. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements November 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 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 November 10, 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: Category Restraint limit 1 301 ........................... 332 ........................... 341/641 .................... 434 ........................... 620 ........................... 314,333 kilograms. 109,684 dozen pairs. 1,020,163 dozen. 19,719 dozen. 8,524,789 square meters. 123,096 dozen pairs. 632 ........................... 1 The This proposed action will be effective without further notice on December 9, 2005 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Air Force Privacy Act Manager, Office of the Chief Information Officer, AF–CIO/P, 1155 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330–1155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Eugenia Harms at (703) 696–6280. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of the Air Force systems of records notices subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above. The specific changes to the record system being amended are set forth below followed by the notice, as amended, published in its entirety. The proposed amendments are not within the purview of subsection (r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, which requires the submission of a new or altered system report. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: Dated: October 28, 2005. L.M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. SYSTEM NAME: DATES: F036 AETC I SYSTEM NAME: Delete ‘‘20 North Pine Street’’ and replace with: ‘‘551 East Maxwell Boulevard’’ NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Delete ‘‘20 North Pine Street’’ and replace with: ‘‘551 East Maxwell Boulevard’’ RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Delete ‘‘20 North Pine Street’’ and replace with: ‘‘551 East Maxwell Boulevard’’ CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: Delete ‘‘37–132’’ and replace with: ‘‘33–332’’ * * * * * EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: Delete first paragraph and replace with: ‘‘Parts of this system may be exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(5), but only to the extent that disclosure would reveal the identity of a confidential source.’’ * * * * * F036 AETC I Cadet Records. SYSTEM LOCATION: Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, 551 East Maxwell Boulevard, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112– 6110, and portions pertaining to each Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment located at respective detachments. Official mailing addresses are published as an appendix to the Air Force’s compilation of systems of records notices. limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 2004. Cadet Records (June 11, 1997, 62 FR 31793). 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, James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 05–22360 Filed 11–8–05; 8:45 am] CHANGES: BILLING CODE 3510–DS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Delete second paragraph and replace with: ‘‘Field training administration records consist of student performance reports.’’ Air Force Reserve Office Training Corps (AFROTC) cadets applying for, or enrolled or previously enrolled within the past three years, in the professional officers course or the general military course, if the latter participation was in a scholarship status. Department of the Air Force AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Delete paragraph and replace with: ‘‘10 U.S.C. Chapter 33, Original Appointments of Regular Officers in Grades Above Warrant Officers; 10 U.S.C. Chapter 103, Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps; E.O. 9397 (SSN); Air Force Instruction 36–2011, Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC); and Air Force Officer Accession and Training School Instruction 36–2011, Administration of Senior Air Force Cadets.’’ * * * * * Applications for enrollment in the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFROTC) courses, applications for the AFROTC scholarship program, substantiation records of qualification for the courses or programs, acceptances of applications, awards of scholarships, records attesting to medical, academic, moral and civic qualifications, records recording progress in flying instruction, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) application data, academic curriculum and leadership training, Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DoD. Notice to Amend Systems of Records. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Air Force is amending a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:18 Nov 08, 2005 Jkt 208001 * * * * * SYSTEM LOCATION: Delete ‘‘20 North Pine Street’’ and replace with: ‘‘551 East Maxwell Boulevard’’ * * * * * CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM pfrm13 PsN: 09NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 216 (Wednesday, November 9, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67993-67994]
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[FR Doc No: 05-22360]


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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

November 3, 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: November 10, 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.
    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

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see 69 FR 57272, published in the Federal Register on September 24, 
2004.

James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements

November 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 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 November 10, 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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301.......................................  314,333 kilograms.
332.......................................  109,684 dozen pairs.
341/641...................................  1,020,163 dozen.
434.......................................  19,719 dozen.
620.......................................  8,524,789 square meters.
632.......................................  123,096 dozen pairs.
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\1\ 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,
James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 05-22360 Filed 11-8-05; 8:45 am]
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