Determination under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement), 28032 [E7-9633]

Download as PDF 28032 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 96 / Friday, May 18, 2007 / Notices Dated: May 14, 2007. P. Michael Payne, Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–9632 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S 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) May 15, 2007. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: May 18, 2007. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain twoway stretch woven fabric of polyester/ rayon/spandex, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR region. 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: 21.2007.04.18.Fabric.ST&RforChannel Fabrics SUPPLEMENTARYINFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 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. Articles that otherwise meet the rule of origin to qualify for preferential treatment are not disqualified because they contain one of the products on the Annex 3.25 list. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 May 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 The CAFTA-DR Agreement provides that this list may be modified pursuant to Article 3.25(4)-(5), 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. The CAFTA-DR Act states that the President will make a determination on whether additional fabrics, yarns, and fibers are available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. 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 the CAFTA-DR Act for modifying the Annex 3.25 list. On March 21, 2007, CITA published final procedures it would follow in considering requests to modify the Annex 3.25 list (72 FR 13256). On April 18, 2007, the Chairman of CITA received a request from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of Channel Fabrics, for certain polyester/ rayon/spandex two-way stretch woven fabrics, of the specifications detailed below. On April 20, 2007, CITA notified interested parties of, and posted on its website, the accepted petition and requested that interested entities provide, by May 2, 2007, a response advising of its objection to the request or its ability to supply the subject product, and rebuttals to responses by May 8, 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)(iii)(II) 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. A revised list has been published on-line. Specifications: HTS Subheading: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 5407.92.20 5407.93.20 Sfmt 4703 Fiber Content: Average Yarn Number: Filling: Length of Staple in Warp: Thread Count: Weave Type: Weight: Width: Finish: 70%-75% polyester; 20%-25% viscose rayon; 3% - 6% spandex Warp 40/2 to 85/2 metric, 60% to 75% polyester staple 20% to 35% viscose rayon staple wrapped around 225 to 126 metric spandex (24/2 to 50/2 wrapped around 40 to 70 denier spandex) 90 to 45 metric filament polyester wrapped around 225 to 125 metric spandex (100 to 200 denier wrapped around 40 to 70 denier spandex) NOTE: The stated size of the spandex yarns is in the condition as delivered to the yarn spinner. Variance may occur in the final fabric. 1.75 to 2.75 inches 152 to 285 warp ends per centimeter x 101 to 209 filling picks per centimeter (60 to 112 warp ends per inch x 40 to 82 filling picks per inch) Various 200 to 302 grams per square meter (5.9 to 8.9 ounces per square yard) 129 to 152 centimeters (50 to 60 inches) Piece dyed; of yarns of different colors. R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E7–9633 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers Public Hearing and Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project, Calhoun County and Matagorda County, TX Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice of a availability. 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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)

May 15, 2007.
AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

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

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EFFECTIVE DATE: May 18, 2007.
SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA) has determined that certain two-way stretch woven fabric of 
polyester/rayon/spandex, as specified below, are not available in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR region. 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: 21.2007.04.18.Fabric.ST&RforChannel 
Fabrics

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. Articles that otherwise meet the 
rule of origin to qualify for preferential treatment are not 
disqualified because they contain one of the products on the Annex 3.25 
list.
    The CAFTA-DR Agreement provides that this list may be modified 
pursuant to Article 3.25(4)-(5), 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. 
The CAFTA-DR Act states that the President will make a determination on 
whether additional fabrics, yarns, and fibers are available in 
commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party.
    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 the CAFTA-DR Act for modifying the 
Annex 3.25 list. On March 21, 2007, CITA published final procedures it 
would follow in considering requests to modify the Annex 3.25 list (72 
FR 13256).
    On April 18, 2007, the Chairman of CITA received a request from 
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of Channel Fabrics, for 
certain polyester/rayon/spandex two-way stretch woven fabrics, of the 
specifications detailed below. On April 20, 2007, CITA notified 
interested parties of, and posted on its website, the accepted petition 
and requested that interested entities provide, by May 2, 2007, a 
response advising of its objection to the request or its ability to 
supply the subject product, and rebuttals to responses by May 8, 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)(iii)(II) 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. A revised list has been 
published on-line.

Specifications:

 
 
 
HTS Subheading:                        5407.92.20
                                        5407.93.20
Fiber Content:                         70%-75% polyester; 20%-25%
                                        viscose rayon; 3% - 6% spandex
Average Yarn Number:                   Warp 40/2 to 85/2 metric, 60% to
                                        75% polyester staple
                                        20% to 35% viscose rayon staple
                                        wrapped around 225 to 126 metric
                                        spandex
                                        (24/2 to 50/2 wrapped around 40
                                        to 70 denier spandex)
Filling:                               90 to 45 metric filament
                                        polyester wrapped around 225 to
                                        125 metric spandex
                                        (100 to 200 denier wrapped
                                        around 40 to 70 denier spandex)
                                       .................................
                                        NOTE: The stated size of the
                                        spandex yarns is in the
                                        condition as delivered to the
                                        yarn spinner. Variance may occur
                                        in the final fabric.
Length of Staple in Warp:              1.75 to 2.75 inches
Thread Count:                          152 to 285 warp ends per
                                        centimeter x 101 to 209 filling
                                        picks per centimeter
                                        (60 to 112 warp ends per inch x
                                        40 to 82 filling picks per inch)
Weave Type:                            Various
Weight:                                200 to 302 grams per square meter
                                        (5.9 to 8.9 ounces per square
                                        yard)
Width:                                 129 to 152 centimeters (50 to 60
                                        inches)
Finish:                                Piece dyed; of yarns of different
                                        colors.
 


R. Matthew Priest,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. E7-9633 Filed 5-17-07; 8:45 am]
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