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Article 3.20 provides that importers may claim retroactive duty treatment for imports of certain textile or apparel goods entered on or after January 1, 2004 and before the entry into force of CAFTA–DR from those CAFTA–DR countries that will provide reciprocal retroactive duty treatment or a benefit for textile or apparel goods that is equivalent to retroactive duty treatment. Pursuant to Section 205(b) of the Act, I have determined that Guatemala will provide an equivalent benefit for textile or apparel goods of the United States within the meaning of Article 3.20 of the CAFTA–DR. I therefore determine that Guatemala is an eligible country for purposes of Section 205 of the Act. Susan C. Schwab, U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. E6–11065 Filed 7–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W6–P jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 205(b) of the Dominican Republic—Central America—United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the Act), the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of her determination that Guatemala is an eligible country for purposes of retroactive duty treatment as provided in Section 205 of the Act. DATES: Effective Date: July 14, 2006. ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be mailed, delivered, or faxed to Abiola Heyliger, Director of Textile Trade Policy, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, fax number, (202) 395–5639. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abiola Heyliger, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 202–395– 3026. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 205(a) of the Act (Pub. Law 109–53; 119 Stat. 462, 483; 19 U.S.C. 4034) provides that certain entries of textile or apparel goods of designated eligible countries that are parties to the Dominican Republic—Central America—United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA– DR) made on or after January 1, 2004 may be liquidated or reliquidated at the applicable rate of duty for those goods established in the Schedule of the United States to Annex 3.3 of the CAFTA–DR. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determination of Eligibility for Retroactive Duty Treatment Under 
the Dominican Republic--Central America--United States Free Trade 
Agreement

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 205(b) of the Dominican Republic--Central 
America--United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the 
Act), the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice 
of her determination that Guatemala is an eligible country for purposes 
of retroactive duty treatment as provided in Section 205 of the Act.

DATES: Effective Date: July 14, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be mailed, delivered, or faxed to Abiola 
Heyliger, Director of Textile Trade Policy, Office of the United States 
Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, fax 
number, (202) 395-5639.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abiola Heyliger, Office of the United 
States Trade Representative, 202-395-3026.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 205(a) of the Act (Pub. Law 109-53; 
119 Stat. 462, 483; 19 U.S.C. 4034) provides that certain entries of 
textile or apparel goods of designated eligible countries that are 
parties to the Dominican Republic--Central America--United States Free 
Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) made on or after January 1, 2004 may be 
liquidated or reliquidated at the applicable rate of duty for those 
goods established in the Schedule of the United States to Annex 3.3 of 
the CAFTA-DR. Section 205(b) of the Act requires the USTR to determine, 
in accordance with Article 3.20 of the CAFTA-DR, which CAFTA-DR 
countries are eligible countries for purposes of Section 205(a). 
Article 3.20 provides that importers may claim retroactive duty 
treatment for imports of certain textile or apparel goods entered on or 
after January 1, 2004 and before the entry into force of CAFTA-DR from 
those CAFTA-DR countries that will provide reciprocal retroactive duty 
treatment or a benefit for textile or apparel goods that is equivalent 
to retroactive duty treatment.
    Pursuant to Section 205(b) of the Act, I have determined that 
Guatemala will provide an equivalent benefit for textile or apparel 
goods of the United States within the meaning of Article 3.20 of the 
CAFTA-DR. I therefore determine that Guatemala is an eligible country 
for purposes of Section 205 of the Act.

Susan C. Schwab,
U.S. Trade Representative.
 [FR Doc. E6-11065 Filed 7-13-06; 8:45 am]
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