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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 6 / Wednesday, January 10, 2007 / Notices of implementing a Limited Access Privilege Program (LAP) for the commercial snapper grouper fishery in the South Atlantic region. Items for discussion at the meeting include: (1) Review of the revised Sustainable Fisheries Act and implications for LAPs; (2) Presentations on the experiences of other LAPs and their success and drawbacks; (3) Development of LAP program goals and objectives for the snapper grouper fishery in the South Atlantic; (4) Creation of an advisory panel to help address LAP issues; and (5) Review and approval of an action plan. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. 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E7–129 Filed 1–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Adjustment of the 2007 Quota Period and Elimination of Quota, and Visa and ELVIS Requirements to Account for the Accession of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam into the World Trade Organization January 8, 2007. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs andBorder Protection concerning the adjustment of the 2007 quota period and elimination of quota, visa and ELVIS mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:22 Jan 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 requirements to account for the accession of Vietnam into the world Trade Organization (WTO). EFFECTIVE DATE: January 11, 2007. 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Bilateral Textile Agreement of July 17, 2003, as amended on July 22, 2004, between the Governments of the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, establishes limits, until the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), for certain cotton, wool and man-made fiber textiles and textile products, produced or manufactured in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and exported during the period January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007, as described in the document published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2006 (71 FR 76998), and amended in the document published on December 29, 2006 (71 FR 78409). Vietnam will enter the WTO on January 11, 2007. As a result, in the letter published below, the Chairman of CITA directs the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to change the 2007 quota period to January 1 through January 10, 2007, and eliminate quota, and visa and ELVIS requirements for goods exported from Vietnam on and after January 11, 2007. The quota levels set forth and amended in the aforementioned documents remain the same in the adjusted period. Goods exported from Vietnam prior to January 11, 2007 will continue to be charged to the applicable quota (either 2006 or January 1 through January 10, 2007), and paper visa and ELVIS requirements will remain in effect for goods exported from Vietnam prior to January 11, 2007. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1219 the Office of Textiles and Apparel website at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov). R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements January 8, 2007 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 December 19, 2006, amended by the document issued to you on December 22, 2006, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Those directives concern imports of cotton, wool and man-made fiber textiles and textile products produced or manufactured in Vietnam and exported during the twelve-month period beginning on January 1, 2007 and extending through December 31, 2007. Vietnam will enter the World Trade Organization (WTO) on January 11, 2007. Effective on January 11, 2007, you are directed to change the 2007 quota period to January 1 through January 10, 2007 and eliminate quota, and visa and ELVIS requirements for goods exported from Vietnam on and after January 11, 2007. The quota levels set forth and amended in the aforementioned documents remain the same in the adjusted period. Shipments exported from Vietnam on and after January 11, 2007 will not be charged to the adjusted 2007 quota limits. The paper visa and ELVIS transmission will not be required for shipments exported from Vietnam on and after January 11, 2007. Goods exported from Vietnam prior to January 11, 2007 will continue to be charged to the applicable quota (either 2006 or January 1 through January 10, 2007), and paper visa and ELVIS requirements will remain in effect for goods exported from Vietnam prior to January 11, 2007. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has determined that these actions fall within the foreign affairs exception of the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1). Sincerely, R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 07–65 Filed 1–8–07; 11:41 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Adjustment of the 2007 Quota Period and Elimination of Quota, and 
Visa and ELVIS Requirements to Account for the Accession of the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam into the World Trade Organization

January 8, 2007.
AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

Action: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs 
andBorder Protection concerning the adjustment of the 2007 quota period 
and elimination of quota, visa and ELVIS requirements to account for 
the accession of Vietnam into the world Trade Organization (WTO).

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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 11, 2007.

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 Bilateral Textile Agreement of July 17, 2003, as amended on 
July 22, 2004, between the Governments of the United States and the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam, establishes limits, until the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), 
for certain cotton, wool and man-made fiber textiles and textile 
products, produced or manufactured in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 
and exported during the period January 1, 2007 through December 31, 
2007, as described in the document published in the Federal Register on 
December 22, 2006 (71 FR 76998), and amended in the document published 
on December 29, 2006 (71 FR 78409).
    Vietnam will enter the WTO on January 11, 2007. As a result, in the 
letter published below, the Chairman of CITA directs the Commissioner, 
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to change the 2007 quota period 
to January 1 through January 10, 2007, and eliminate quota, and visa 
and ELVIS requirements for goods exported from Vietnam on and after 
January 11, 2007. The quota levels set forth and amended in the 
aforementioned documents remain the same in the adjusted period.
    Goods exported from Vietnam prior to January 11, 2007 will continue 
to be charged to the applicable quota (either 2006 or January 1 through 
January 10, 2007), and paper visa and ELVIS requirements will remain in 
effect for goods exported from Vietnam prior to January 11, 2007.
    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).

R. Matthew Priest,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements

January 8, 2007

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 December 19, 2006, amended by the 
document issued to you on December 22, 2006, by the Chairman, 
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Those 
directives concern imports of cotton, wool and man-made fiber 
textiles and textile products produced or manufactured in Vietnam 
and exported during the twelve-month period beginning on January 1, 
2007 and extending through December 31, 2007.
    Vietnam will enter the World Trade Organization (WTO) on January 
11, 2007. Effective on January 11, 2007, you are directed to change 
the 2007 quota period to January 1 through January 10, 2007 and 
eliminate quota, and visa and ELVIS requirements for goods exported 
from Vietnam on and after January 11, 2007. The quota levels set 
forth and amended in the aforementioned documents remain the same in 
the adjusted period.
    Shipments exported from Vietnam on and after January 11, 2007 
will not be charged to the adjusted 2007 quota limits. The paper 
visa and ELVIS transmission will not be required for shipments 
exported from Vietnam on and after January 11, 2007. Goods exported 
from Vietnam prior to January 11, 2007 will continue to be charged 
to the applicable quota (either 2006 or January 1 through January 
10, 2007), and paper visa and ELVIS requirements will remain in 
effect for goods exported from Vietnam prior to January 11, 2007.
    The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has 
determined that these actions fall within the foreign affairs 
exception of the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1).
    Sincerely,
R. Matthew Priest,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 07-65 Filed 1-8-07; 11:41 am]
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