Termination of Further Consideration of Requests for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 71471-71472 [05-23460]

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E5–6660 Filed 11–28–05; 8:45 am] 20:13 Nov 28, 2005 Jkt 208001 Termination of Further Consideration of Requests for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China November 23, 2005. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (the Committee). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Committee is terminating further consideration of requests for safeguard action on imports from China of twenty-four textile and apparel product categories. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay Dowling, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 204 of the Agriculture Act of 1956, as amended; Executive Order 11651, as amended. 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Knit fabric Cheesecloth, batistes, lawns/voiles Combed cotton yarn Cotton, wool & manmade fiber socks Cotton knit shirts & blouses Men’s & boys’ cotton & man-made fiber shirts, not knit Women’s & girls’ cotton & man-made fiber shirts & blouses, not knit Cotton & man-made fiber skirts Cotton & man-made fiber sweaters Cotton trousers Cotton & man-made fiber brassieres & other body supporting garments 301 ........................... 332/432 & 632pt. ..... 338/339 .................... 340/640 .................... 341/641 .................... 342/642 .................... BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P 345/645/646 ............. 347/348 .................... 349/649 .................... 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In light of the Memorandum of Understanding, and consistent with its objectives, the Committee has terminated further consideration of all VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:13 Nov 28, 2005 Jkt 208001 textile safeguard requests that were pending on the date the Memorandum of Understanding was signed, November 8, 2005. James C. Leonard III, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 05–23460 Filed 11–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Submission for OBM Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by December 29, 2005. Title and OMB Number: Corps of Engineers Civil Works Questionnaires— Generic Clearance; OMB Control Number 0710–0001. Type of Request: Extension. 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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Termination of Further Consideration of Requests for Textile and 
Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China

November 23, 2005.
AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (the 
Committee).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Committee is terminating further consideration of requests 
for safeguard action on imports from China of twenty-four textile and 
apparel product categories.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay Dowling, Office of Textiles and 
Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: Section 204 of the Agriculture Act of 1956, as 
amended; Executive Order 11651, as amended.

Background:

    Requests for China textile safeguard action based on the existence 
and/or threat of market disruption, on twenty-four textile and apparel 
product categories, were filed between November 12, 2004 and October 
11, 2005, by a coalition of textile and apparel industry associations 
and a union representing textile and apparel industry workers. CITA 
accepted each of these requests for consideration and published notices 
in the Federal Register establishing a 30-day public comment period. 
The twenty-four product categories are:

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                 Category                            Description
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222.......................................  Knit fabric
226.......................................  Cheesecloth, batistes, lawns/
                                             voiles
301.......................................  Combed cotton yarn
332/432 & 632pt...........................  Cotton, wool & man-made
                                             fiber socks
338/339...................................  Cotton knit shirts & blouses
340/640...................................  Men's & boys' cotton & man-
                                             made fiber shirts, not knit
341/641...................................  Women's & girls' cotton &
                                             man-made fiber shirts &
                                             blouses, not knit
342/642...................................  Cotton & man-made fiber
                                             skirts
345/645/646...............................  Cotton & man-made fiber
                                             sweaters
347/348...................................  Cotton trousers
349/649...................................  Cotton & man-made fiber
                                             brassieres & other body
                                             supporting garments

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350/650...................................  Cotton & man-made fiber
                                             dressing gowns & robes
351/651...................................  Cotton & man-made fiber
                                             nightwear & pajamas
352/652...................................  Cotton & man-made fiber
                                             underwear
359-S/659-S...............................  Cotton & man-made fiber
                                             swimwear
363.......................................  Cotton terry & other pile
                                             towels
369pt./666pt..............................  Curtains & drapery
443.......................................  Men's & boys' wool suits
447.......................................  Men's & boys' wool trousers
619.......................................  Polyester filament fabric
620.......................................  Other synthetic filament
                                             fabric
634/635...................................  Other men's & boys' man-made
                                             fiber coats & women's &
                                             girls' man-made fiber coats
638/639...................................  Man-made fiber knit shirts &
                                             blouses
647/648...................................  Man-made fiber trousers
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee's procedures state that it will make a determination 
within 60 calendar days of the close of the public comment period as to 
whether the United States will request consultations with China. The 
deadlines for determination on these cases range from November 30, 
2005, through February 5, 2006.
    On November 8, 2005, the Governments of the United States and the 
People's Republic of China signed a broad agreement concerning textile 
and apparel products. This Memorandum of Understanding was reached with 
a view to further developing the bilateral economic and trade 
relationship between the United States and China, providing the textile 
and apparel industries in the United States and China with a stable and 
predictable trading environment, and resolving trade concerns through 
consultations under Paragraph 242 of the Report of the Working Party 
for the Accession of China to the World Trade Organization. In light of 
the Memorandum of Understanding, and consistent with its objectives, 
the Committee has terminated further consideration of all textile 
safeguard requests that were pending on the date the Memorandum of 
Understanding was signed, November 8, 2005.

James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 05-23460 Filed 11-28-05; 8:45 am]
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