Amendment of Limitation of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric, 2661 [07-219]

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Mr. Vogel will take a total of 192 juveniles of the threatened Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American green sturgeon (with 100 percent incidental mortality). This research will provide information to natural resource managers in the implementation of the Central Valley Project Fish Screen Program to better protect listed species. Dated: January 12, 2007. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–748 Filed 1–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:39 Jan 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Amendment of Limitation of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric January 16, 2007. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Amending the 12-Month Cap on Duty and Quota Free Benefits. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: January 22, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 3103 of the Trade Act of 2002; Title VII of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA 2006); Presidential Proclamation 7616 of October 31, 2002 (67 FR 67283). Section 3103 of the Trade Act of 2002 amended the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) to provide for duty and quota-free treatment for certain textile and apparel articles imported from designated Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) beneficiary countries. Section 204(b)(3)(B)(iii) of the amended ATPA provides duty- and quota-free treatment for certain apparel articles assembled in ATPDEA beneficiary countries from regional fabric and components, subject to quantitative limitation. More specifically, this provision applies to apparel articles sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries from fabrics or from fabric components formed or from components knit-to-shape, in one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries, from yarns wholly formed in the United States or one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries (including fabrics not formed from yarns, if such fabrics are classifiable under heading 5602 and 5603 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and are formed in one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries). Such apparel articles may also contain certain other eligible fabrics, fabric components, or components knit-toshape. The TRHCA of 2006 extended the expiration of the ATPA to June 30, 2007. See Section 7002(a) of the TRHCA 2006. The purpose of the notice is to extend the period of the quantitative limitation for preferential tariff treatment under the regional fabric provision for imports PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2661 of qualifying apparel articles through June 30, 2007. See Limitations of Dutyand Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric, published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2006. (71 FR 56110). For the period beginning on October 1, 2006 and extending through June 30, 2007, the aggregate quantity of imports eligible for preferential treatment under the regional fabric provision is 1,164,288,418 square meters equivalent. Apparel articles entered in excess of this quantity will be subject to otherwise applicable tariffs. This quantity is calculated using the aggregate square meter equivalents of all apparel articles imported into the United States, derived from the set of Harmonized System lines listed in the Annex to the World Trade Organization Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC), and the conversion factors for units of measure into square meter equivalents used by the United States in implementing the ATC. R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 07–219 Filed 1–16–07; 4:24 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice. 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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Amendment of Limitation of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of 
Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from 
Regional Country Fabric

January 16, 2007.
AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION: Amending the 12-Month Cap on Duty and Quota Free Benefits.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 22, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, International Trade 
Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, (202) 482-3400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Authority: Section 3103 of the Trade Act of 2002; Title VII of 
the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA 2006); 
Presidential Proclamation 7616 of October 31, 2002 (67 FR 67283).
    Section 3103 of the Trade Act of 2002 amended the Andean Trade 
Preference Act (ATPA) to provide for duty and quota-free treatment for 
certain textile and apparel articles imported from designated Andean 
Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) beneficiary 
countries. Section 204(b)(3)(B)(iii) of the amended ATPA provides duty- 
and quota-free treatment for certain apparel articles assembled in 
ATPDEA beneficiary countries from regional fabric and components, 
subject to quantitative limitation. More specifically, this provision 
applies to apparel articles sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more 
ATPDEA beneficiary countries from fabrics or from fabric components 
formed or from components knit-to-shape, in one or more ATPDEA 
beneficiary countries, from yarns wholly formed in the United States or 
one or more ATPDEA beneficiary countries (including fabrics not formed 
from yarns, if such fabrics are classifiable under heading 5602 and 
5603 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and are formed in one or 
more ATPDEA beneficiary countries). Such apparel articles may also 
contain certain other eligible fabrics, fabric components, or 
components knit-to-shape.
    The TRHCA of 2006 extended the expiration of the ATPA to June 30, 
2007. See Section 7002(a) of the TRHCA 2006. The purpose of the notice 
is to extend the period of the quantitative limitation for preferential 
tariff treatment under the regional fabric provision for imports of 
qualifying apparel articles through June 30, 2007. See Limitations of 
Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in 
Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric, published in 
the Federal Register on September 26, 2006. (71 FR 56110).
    For the period beginning on October 1, 2006 and extending through 
June 30, 2007, the aggregate quantity of imports eligible for 
preferential treatment under the regional fabric provision is 
1,164,288,418 square meters equivalent. Apparel articles entered in 
excess of this quantity will be subject to otherwise applicable 
tariffs.
    This quantity is calculated using the aggregate square meter 
equivalents of all apparel articles imported into the United States, 
derived from the set of Harmonized System lines listed in the Annex to 
the World Trade Organization Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC), 
and the conversion factors for units of measure into square meter 
equivalents used by the United States in implementing the ATC.

R. Matthew Priest,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 07-219 Filed 1-16-07; 4:24 pm]
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