Determination under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement), 45758 [E7-16059]

Download as PDF 45758 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 15, 2007 / Notices on machines whose number of yarn feeds is a multiple of 3. R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E7–16058 Filed 8–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–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) August 9, 2007. The 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. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: August 15, 2007. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain circular knit, three-end fleece fabrics, 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: Maria Dybczak, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482 3651. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ONLINE: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ CaftaReqTrack.nsf. Reference number: 26.2007.07.06.Fabric.ST&RforGaranMfg SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ebenthall on PROD1PC69 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 17:41 Aug 14, 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 July 6, 2007, the Chairman of CITA received a request from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of their client, Garan Manufacturing, for certain circular knit, three-end fleece fabrics of the specifications detailed below. On July 10, 2007, CITA notified interested parties of, and posted on its website, the accepted request and requested that any interested entity provide, by July 20, 2007, a response advising of its objection to the request or its ability to supply the subject product, and rebuttals to responses by July 26, 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: Fiber Content: 6001.21 70% cotton / 30% polyester Average Yarn Number: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Face yarn - 100% combed cotton; 50/1 to 57/1 metric (30/1 to 34/1) Tie yarn - 100% fila ment polyester, 179 metric / 48 filaments; (50 denier / 48 filaments) Fleece yarn - 60% combed cotton/40% polyester; 18/1 to 20/ 1 metric (9/1 to 12/1) 20 271 to 300 grams per square meter (8.0 to 8.85 ounces per square yard) 152 to 183 centimeters (60 to 72 inches) (Piece) dyed; printed Gauge: Weight: Width: Finish: In addition, technical back must be heavily napped to produce a fabric thickness of not less than 4.5 millimeters, including the napped pile. Additionally, a portion of the fabric is brushed on the technical face to produce a sueded hand and appearance and a portion is treated with a stain release finish. Finally, the following performance criteria must be satisfied: Vertical and horizontal shrinkage must be less than 5% Torque may not exceed 4% All fabrics must have a Class 1 flammability rating For optimum fabric integrity and stitch definition, this fabric must be knit on machines whose number of yarn feeds is a multiple of 3. R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E7–16059 Filed 8–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–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) August 9, 2007. The 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. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: August 15, 2007. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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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)

August 9, 2007.
AGENCY: The 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: August 15, 2007.
SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA) has determined that certain circular knit, three-end fleece 
fabrics, 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: Maria Dybczak, Office of Textiles and 
Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482 3651.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON-LINE: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/
CaftaReqTrack.nsf. Reference number: 
26.2007.07.06.Fabric.ST&RforGaranMfg

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    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 July 6, 2007, the Chairman of CITA received a request from 
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of their client, Garan 
Manufacturing, for certain circular knit, three-end fleece fabrics of 
the specifications detailed below. On July 10, 2007, CITA notified 
interested parties of, and posted on its website, the accepted request 
and requested that any interested entity provide, by July 20, 2007, a 
response advising of its objection to the request or its ability to 
supply the subject product, and rebuttals to responses by July 26, 
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:                        6001.21
Fiber Content:                         70% cotton / 30% polyester
Average Yarn Number:                   .................................
                                        Face yarn - 100% combed cotton;
                                        50/1 to 57/1 metric (30/1 to 34/
                                        1)
                                        Tie yarn - 100% filament
                                        polyester, 179 metric / 48
                                        filaments; (50 denier / 48
                                        filaments)
                                        Fleece yarn - 60% combed cotton/
                                        40% polyester; 18/1 to 20/1
                                        metric (9/1 to 12/1)
Gauge:                                 20
Weight:                                271 to 300 grams per square meter
                                        (8.0 to 8.85 ounces per square
                                        yard)
Width:                                 152 to 183 centimeters (60 to 72
                                        inches)
Finish:                                (Piece) dyed; printed
 

    In addition, technical back must be heavily napped to produce a 
fabric thickness of not less than 4.5 millimeters, including the napped 
pile. Additionally, a portion of the fabric is brushed on the technical 
face to produce a sueded hand and appearance and a portion is treated 
with a stain release finish. Finally, the following performance 
criteria must be satisfied:
Vertical and horizontal shrinkage must be less than 5%
Torque may not exceed 4%
All fabrics must have a Class 1 flammability rating
    For optimum fabric integrity and stitch definition, this fabric 
must be knit on machines whose number of yarn feeds is a multiple of 3.

R. Matthew Priest,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. E7-16059 Filed 8-14-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-S