Determination under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement), 7957 [07-793]

Download as PDF 7957 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 35 / Thursday, February 22, 2007 / Notices procedures, as no interested entity submitted a response objecting to the request or expressing an ability to supply the subject product, CITA has determined to add the specified fabrics to the list in Annex 3.25 CAFTA-DR Agreement. The subject fabrics are added to the list in Annex 3.25 CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. Specifications: HTS Subheading: Fiber Content: Yarn: Staple Length: Yarn Size (warp and filling): Thread Count: Weave Type: Weight: Width: Finish: 5515.11.00 60%-75% polyester; 20%-35% viscose rayon; 3% - 6% spandex*COM041* Spun on the synthetic or long staple spinning system in order to impart added strength, evenness, luster, and pilling resistance in the fabric 44 to 70 mm 40/2 to 84/2 wrapped around 225 to 118 spandex (metric) 24 to 44 warp ends x 16 to 32 filling picks per square centimeter Various 200 to 300 grams per square meter 127 to 152 centimeters Piece dyed and of yarns of different colors. R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 07–795 Filed 2–16–07; 2:26 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement) February 15, 2007. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: February 22, 2007. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain twoway stretch woven fabric of polyester, rayon, and elastomeric yarns, as specified below, are not available in VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:11 Feb 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR countries. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482 2582. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ONLINE: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ CaftaReqTrack.nsf. Reference number: 18.2007.01.17.Fabric.Alston& BirdforGlenRiverTrading. SUPPLEMENTARYINFORMATION: Authority: Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CAFTA-DR Act); the Statement of Administrative Action (SAA), accompanying the CAFTA-DR Act; Presidential Proclamations 7987 (February 28, 2006) and 7996 (March 31, 2006). BACKGROUND: The CAFTA-DR Agreement provides a list in Annex 3.25 for fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the Parties to the CAFTA-DR Agreement have determined are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. The CAFTA-DR Agreement provides that this list may be modified pursuant to Article 3.25(4)-(56), when the President of the United States determines that a fabric, yarn, or fiber is not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. See Annex 3.25, Note; see also section 203(o)(4)(C) of the Act. The CAFTA-DR Act requires the President to establish procedures governing the submission of a request and providing opportunity for interested entities to submit comments and supporting evidence before a commercial availability determination is made. In Presidential Proclamations 7987 and 7996, the President delegated to CITA the authority under section 203(o)(4) of CAFTA-DR Act for modifying the Annex 3.25 list. On February 23, 2006, CITA published interim procedures it would follow in considering requests to modify the Annex 3.25 list (71 FR 9315). On January 17, 2007, the Chairman of CITA received a commercial availability request from Alston & Bird, LLP, on behalf of Glen River Trading, for certain two-way stretch woven fabrics of polyester, rayon, and elastomeric yarns, of the specifications detailed below. On January 19, 2007, CITA notified interested parties of, and posted on its website, the accepted petition and requested that interested entities provide, by January 31, 2007, a response advising of its objection to the PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 commercial availability request or its ability to supply the subject product. CITA also explained that rebuttals to responses were due to CITA by February 6, 2007. No interested entity filed a response advising of its objection to the request or its ability to supply the subject product. In accordance with Section 203(o)(4)(C) of the CAFTA-DR Act, and its procedures, as no interested entity submitted a response objecting to the request or expressing an ability to supply the subject product, CITA has determined to add the specified fabrics to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTADR Agreement. The subject fabrics are added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. Specifications: HTS Subheading: Fiber content: Staple length (where applicable): Yarn number: Thread count: Weave type: Weight: Width: Finish: 5515.11.10 58 to 68 percent polyester; 29 to 36 percent rayon; 3 to 7 percent spandex 4.44 to 6.99 centimeters (two configurations): Configuration # 1: (metric) Warp and filling: 51/2 to 85/2 polyester/rayon staple combined with 44 to 77 decitex spandex filament Configuration # 2: (metric) Warp and filling: 51/1 to 85/1 polyester/rayon staple combined with 44 to 77 decitex spandex filament 27 to 47 warp ends by 24 to 39 filling picks per centimeter Various (including plain and twill) 203 to 339 grams per square meter 122 to 152 centimeters Dyed and of yarns of different colors R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc.07–793 Filed 2–16–07; 2:26 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING Sunshine Act Meetings 11 a.m., Friday, March 2, 2007. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. TIME AND DATE: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Determination under the Textile and Apparel Commercial 
Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United 
States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement)

February 15, 2007.
AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to 
Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement

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EFFECTIVE DATE: February 22, 2007.
SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA) has determined that certain two-way stretch woven fabric of 
polyester, rayon, and elastomeric yarns, as specified below, are not 
available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR 
countries. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the 
CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, Office of Textiles 
and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482 2582.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON-LINE: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/
CaftaReqTrack.nsf. Reference number: 18.2007.01.17.Fabric.Alston& 
BirdforGlenRiverTrading.

SUPPLEMENTARYINFORMATION:

    Authority: Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican Republic-Central 
America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 
(CAFTA-DR Act); the Statement of Administrative Action (SAA), 
accompanying the CAFTA-DR Act; Presidential Proclamations 7987 
(February 28, 2006) and 7996 (March 31, 2006).

BACKGROUND:

    The CAFTA-DR Agreement provides a list in Annex 3.25 for fabrics, 
yarns, and fibers that the Parties to the CAFTA-DR Agreement have 
determined are not available in commercial quantities in a timely 
manner in the territory of any Party. The CAFTA-DR Agreement provides 
that this list may be modified pursuant to Article 3.25(4)-(56), when 
the President of the United States determines that a fabric, yarn, or 
fiber is not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in 
the territory of any Party. See Annex 3.25, Note; see also section 
203(o)(4)(C) of the Act.
    The CAFTA-DR Act requires the President to establish procedures 
governing the submission of a request and providing opportunity for 
interested entities to submit comments and supporting evidence before a 
commercial availability determination is made. In Presidential 
Proclamations 7987 and 7996, the President delegated to CITA the 
authority under section 203(o)(4) of CAFTA-DR Act for modifying the 
Annex 3.25 list. On February 23, 2006, CITA published interim 
procedures it would follow in considering requests to modify the Annex 
3.25 list (71 FR 9315).
    On January 17, 2007, the Chairman of CITA received a commercial 
availability request from Alston & Bird, LLP, on behalf of Glen River 
Trading, for certain two-way stretch woven fabrics of polyester, rayon, 
and elastomeric yarns, of the specifications detailed below. On January 
19, 2007, CITA notified interested parties of, and posted on its 
website, the accepted petition and requested that interested entities 
provide, by January 31, 2007, a response advising of its objection to 
the commercial availability request or its ability to supply the 
subject product. CITA also explained that rebuttals to responses were 
due to CITA by February 6, 2007.
    No interested entity filed a response advising of its objection to 
the request or its ability to supply the subject product.
    In accordance with Section 203(o)(4)(C) of the CAFTA-DR Act, and 
its procedures, as no interested entity submitted a response objecting 
to the request or expressing an ability to supply the subject product, 
CITA has determined to add the specified fabrics to the list in Annex 
3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement.
    The subject fabrics are added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the 
CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities.

Specifications:

 
 
 
HTS Subheading:                        5515.11.10
Fiber content:                         58 to 68 percent polyester; 29 to
                                        36 percent rayon; 3 to 7 percent
                                        spandex
Staple length (where applicable):      4.44 to 6.99 centimeters
Yarn number:                           (two configurations):
                                        Configuration  1:
                                        (metric) Warp and filling: 51/2
                                        to 85/2 polyester/rayon staple
                                        combined with 44 to 77 decitex
                                        spandex filament
                                        Configuration  2:
                                        (metric) Warp and filling: 51/1
                                        to 85/1 polyester/rayon staple
                                        combined with 44 to 77 decitex
                                        spandex filament
Thread count:                          27 to 47 warp ends by 24 to 39
                                        filling picks per centimeter
Weave type:                            Various (including plain and
                                        twill)
Weight:                                203 to 339 grams per square meter
Width:                                 122 to 152 centimeters
Finish:                                Dyed and of yarns of different
                                        colors
 


R. Matthew Priest,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc.07-793 Filed 2-16-07; 2:26 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS