Woven Cotton Boxer Shorts: Probable Effect of Modification of NAFTA Rules of Origin for Goods of Canada and Mexico, 5687-5688 [E6-1362]

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E6–1398 Filed 2–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. NAFTA–103–13] Woven Cotton Boxer Shorts: Probable Effect of Modification of NAFTA Rules of Origin for Goods of Canada and Mexico United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation and request for written submissions. AGENCY: hsrobinson on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES DATES: Effective Date: January 27, 2006. SUMMARY: Following receipt of a request on January 4, 2006 from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) under authority delegated by the President and pursuant to section 103 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3313), the Commission instituted investigation No. NAFTA– 103–13, Woven Cotton Boxer Shorts: Probable Effect of Modification of NAFTA Rules of Origin for Goods of Canada and Mexico. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information may be obtained from Laura V. Rodriguez, Office of Industries (202– 205–3499, laura.rodriguez@usitc.gov); for information on legal aspects, contact William Gearhart of the Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091, william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of Public Affairs (202–205–1819, margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Background: Annex 300–B, Chapter 4, and Annex 401 of the NAFTA contain the rules of origin for textiles and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:26 Feb 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 apparel for application of the tariff provisions of the NAFTA. These rules are set forth for the United States in general note 12 to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS). According to the USTR request letter, U.S. negotiators have recently reached agreement in principle with representatives of the Governments of Canada and Mexico to modify the NAFTA rule of origin for woven cotton boxer shorts classified in HTS subheading 6207.1000 and made from cotton woven fabrics of HTS subheadings 5210.1160, 5210.5160, 5210.4180, 5210.4160, 5210.5140, 5208.4240, 5208.4140, 5208.5230, and 5208.5140. These changes are the result of determinations that North American producers are not able to produce certain fabrics in commercial quantities in a timely manner. If implemented, the proposed rule of origin would apply to U.S. imports from and exports to the NAFTA parties. Section 202(q) of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the Act) authorizes the President, subject to the consultation and layover requirements of section 103 of the Act, to proclaim such modifications to the rules of origin as are necessary to implement an agreement with one or more of the NAFTA countries pursuant to paragraph 2 of section 7 of Annex 300–B of the Agreement. One of the requirements set out in section 103 of the Act is that the President obtain advice from the United States International Trade Commission. In his letter, the USTR requested that the Commission provide advice on the probable effect of the proposed modification of the NAFTA rule of origin for woven cotton boxer shorts (as described above) on U.S. trade under the NAFTA, on total U.S. trade, and on domestic producers of the affected articles. As requested, the Commission will submit its advice to the USTR by April 3, 2006 and soon thereafter, issue a public version of the report with any confidential business information deleted. Additional information concerning the articles and the proposed modifications can be obtained by accessing the electronic version of this notice at the Commission Internet site (http://www.usitc.gov). The current NAFTA rules of origin applicable to U.S. imports can be found in general note 12 of the 2006 HTS (see ‘‘General Notes’’ link at http://www.usitc.gov/ tata/hts/bychapter/index.htm). Written Submissions: No public hearing is planned. However, interested parties are invited to submit written statements concerning the matters to be addressed by the Commission in this investigation. Submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5687 States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. To be assured of consideration by the Commission, written statements related to the Commission’s reports should be submitted to the Commission at the earliest practical date and should be received no later than the close of business on February 20, 2006. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 of the rules requires that a signed original (or copy designated as an original) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the event that confidential treatment of the document is requested, at least four (4) additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential business information must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information regarding confidential business information). The Commission’s rules do not authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http:// hotdocs.usitc.gov/pubs/ handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf. Any submissions that contain confidential business information (CBI) must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘nonconfidential’’ version, and that the CBI be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for CBI, will be made available in the Office of the Secretary to the Commission for inspection by interested parties. The Commission may include some or all of the CBI it receives in the report it sends to the President. However, the Commission will not publish CBI in the public version of the report in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. The public version will be made available to the public on the Commission’s Internet site (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) http://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 5688 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 22 / Thursday, February 2, 2006 / Notices Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. List of Subjects NAFTA, Rules of origin, Fabrics, Boxer shorts. Issued: January 27, 2006. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E6–1362 Filed 2–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1102 (Preliminary)] Activated Carbon From China United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of antidumping investigation and scheduling of a preliminary phase investigation. hsrobinson on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an investigation and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping investigation No. 731–TA–1102 (Preliminary) under section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the Act) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports from China of activated carbon, provided for in subheading 3802.10.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation pursuant to section 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping investigations in 45 days, or in this case by March 13, 2006. The Commission’s views are due at Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by March 20, 2006. For further information concerning the conduct of this investigation and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 207). EFFECTIVE DATE: January 26, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim McClure (202–205–3191), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:26 Feb 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. This investigation is being instituted in response to a petition filed on January 26, 2006, by Calgon Carbon Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, and Norit Americas, Inc., Marshall, TX. Participation in the investigation and public service list. Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in sections 201.11 and 207.10 of the Commission’s rules, not later than seven days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Industrial users and (if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level) representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to this investigation upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list. Pursuant to § 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in this investigation available to authorized applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(9)) who are parties to the investigation under the APO issued in the investigation, provided that the application is made not later than seven days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Conference. The Commission’s Director of Operations has scheduled a conference in connection with this investigation for 9:30 a.m. on February 16, 2006, at the U.S. International Trade PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. Parties wishing to participate in the conference should contact Jim McClure (202–205–3191) not later than February 13, 2006, to arrange for their appearance. Parties in support of the imposition of antidumping duties in this investigation and parties in opposition to the imposition of such duties will each be collectively allocated one hour within which to make an oral presentation at the conference. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the conference. Written submissions. As provided in §§ 201.8 and 207.15 of the Commission’s rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or before February 22, 2006, a written brief containing information and arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigation. Parties may file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the conference no later than three days before the conference. If briefs or written testimony contain BPI, they must conform with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s rules do not authorize filing of submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent permitted by § 201.8 of the Commission’s rules, as amended, 67 FR 68036 (November 8, 2002). Even where electronic filing of a document is permitted, certain documents must also be filed in paper form, as specified in II (C) of the Commission’s Handbook on Electronic Filing Procedures, 67 FR 68168, 68173 (November 8, 2002). In accordance with §§ 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, each document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on all other parties to the investigation (as identified by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to § 207.12 of the Commission’s rules. 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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. NAFTA-103-13]


Woven Cotton Boxer Shorts: Probable Effect of Modification of 
NAFTA Rules of Origin for Goods of Canada and Mexico

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of investigation and request for written 
submissions.

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DATES: Effective Date: January 27, 2006.
SUMMARY: Following receipt of a request on January 4, 2006 from the 
United States Trade Representative (USTR) under authority delegated by 
the President and pursuant to section 103 of the North American Free 
Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3313), the 
Commission instituted investigation No. NAFTA-103-13, Woven Cotton 
Boxer Shorts: Probable Effect of Modification of NAFTA Rules of Origin 
for Goods of Canada and Mexico.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information may be obtained from Laura 
V. Rodriguez, Office of Industries (202-205-3499, 
laura.rodriguez@usitc.gov); for information on legal aspects, contact 
William Gearhart of the Office of the General Counsel (202-205-3091, 
william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Office of Public Affairs (202-205-1819, 
margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov).
    Background: Annex 300-B, Chapter 4, and Annex 401 of the NAFTA 
contain the rules of origin for textiles and apparel for application of 
the tariff provisions of the NAFTA. These rules are set forth for the 
United States in general note 12 to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
(HTS). According to the USTR request letter, U.S. negotiators have 
recently reached agreement in principle with representatives of the 
Governments of Canada and Mexico to modify the NAFTA rule of origin for 
woven cotton boxer shorts classified in HTS subheading 6207.1000 and 
made from cotton woven fabrics of HTS subheadings 5210.1160, 5210.5160, 
5210.4180, 5210.4160, 5210.5140, 5208.4240, 5208.4140, 5208.5230, and 
5208.5140. These changes are the result of determinations that North 
American producers are not able to produce certain fabrics in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner. If implemented, the proposed 
rule of origin would apply to U.S. imports from and exports to the 
NAFTA parties. Section 202(q) of the North American Free Trade 
Agreement Implementation Act (the Act) authorizes the President, 
subject to the consultation and layover requirements of section 103 of 
the Act, to proclaim such modifications to the rules of origin as are 
necessary to implement an agreement with one or more of the NAFTA 
countries pursuant to paragraph 2 of section 7 of Annex 300-B of the 
Agreement. One of the requirements set out in section 103 of the Act is 
that the President obtain advice from the United States International 
Trade Commission.
    In his letter, the USTR requested that the Commission provide 
advice on the probable effect of the proposed modification of the NAFTA 
rule of origin for woven cotton boxer shorts (as described above) on 
U.S. trade under the NAFTA, on total U.S. trade, and on domestic 
producers of the affected articles. As requested, the Commission will 
submit its advice to the USTR by April 3, 2006 and soon thereafter, 
issue a public version of the report with any confidential business 
information deleted. Additional information concerning the articles and 
the proposed modifications can be obtained by accessing the electronic 
version of this notice at the Commission Internet site (http://
www.usitc.gov). The current NAFTA rules of origin applicable to U.S. 
imports can be found in general note 12 of the 2006 HTS (see ``General 
Notes'' link at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/bychapter/index.htm).
    Written Submissions: No public hearing is planned. However, 
interested parties are invited to submit written statements concerning 
the matters to be addressed by the Commission in this investigation. 
Submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States 
International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20436. To be assured of consideration by the Commission, written 
statements related to the Commission's reports should be submitted to 
the Commission at the earliest practical date and should be received no 
later than the close of business on February 20, 2006. All written 
submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 
201.8 of the rules requires that a signed original (or copy designated 
as an original) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In 
the event that confidential treatment of the document is requested, at 
least four (4) additional copies must be filed, in which the 
confidential business information must be deleted (see the following 
paragraph for further information regarding confidential business 
information). The Commission's rules do not authorize filing 
submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except 
to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the rules (see Handbook for 
Electronic Filing Procedures, http://hotdocs.usitc.gov/pubs/handbook_
on_electronic_filing.pdf.
    Any submissions that contain confidential business information 
(CBI) must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 
201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the 
individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the 
``confidential'' or ``nonconfidential'' version, and that the CBI be 
clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, 
except for CBI, will be made available in the Office of the Secretary 
to the Commission for inspection by interested parties.
    The Commission may include some or all of the CBI it receives in 
the report it sends to the President. However, the Commission will not 
publish CBI in the public version of the report in a manner that would 
reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. The public 
version will be made available to the public on the Commission's 
Internet site (http://www.usitc.gov).
    The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the 
Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) http://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing 
impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by 
contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with 
mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access 
to the

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Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000.

List of Subjects

    NAFTA, Rules of origin, Fabrics, Boxer shorts.

    Issued: January 27, 2006.

    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. E6-1362 Filed 2-1-06; 8:45 am]
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