Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement), 46445-46446 [E7-16425]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 160 / Monday, August 20, 2007 / Notices Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–3651. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ONLINE: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ CaftaReqTrack.nsf.Reference number: 31.2007.07.13.Fabric. SoriniSametforHansoll SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. 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 13, 2007, the Chairman of CITA received a request from Sorini Samet & Associates, LLC, on behalf of their client, Hansoll Textile Ltd., for certain raschel knit open work crepe fabrics of the specifications detailed below. On July 17, 2007, CITA notified interested parties of, and posted on its website, the accepted request and requested that any interested entity provide, by July 27, 2007, a response VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Aug 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 advising of its objection to the request or its ability to supply the subject product, and rebuttals to responses by August 2, 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: Overall Fiber Content: 6005.42.00.10, 6005.44.00.10 73% viscose rayon/ 24% nylon/ 3% spandex Constituent Yarns: Machine Gauge: Number of Bars: Width: Weight: Coloration: 1. 32/2 to 36/2 metric (18.9/2 to 21.2/2 english) spun viscose rayon 2. 163.7 to 152.4 metric (55 to 59 denier)/ 10 filament nylon 3. 43.3 to 42.9 metric (208 to 210 denier) spandex wrapped around 132to 125 metric (68 to 72 denier) nylon 18 16 Not less than 137cm (54 inches) cuttable for piece dyed goods; not less than 147.32 cm (58 inches) for printed goods 0.23kg per square meter (0.659 linear yards per lb.), plus or minus 5 percent (Piece) dyed; printed In addition, this fabric has a unique ‘‘blistered’’ face requiring each of the constituent yarns to be fed separately, with small, regular open-work interstices, representing about 15% of the total surface area. R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E7–16323 Filed 8–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46445 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 15, 2007. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Determination to add two products in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: August 20, 2007. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that two woven fabrics, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA–DR region. The products 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: 23.2007.06.18.Fabric.Governmentofthe DominicanRepublic. 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 E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 46446 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 160 / Monday, August 20, 2007 / Notices 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) (Final Procedures). On June 18, 2007, CITA received a Request from The Government of the Dominican Republic for a commercial availability determination under the CAFTA–DR for 29 fabrics. On June 20, 2007, in accordance with CITA’s Final Procedures, CITA notified interested parties of the Request and requested that responses with offers to supply be submitted by July 2, 2007, and rebuttals to responses be submitted by July 9, 2007. At the same time, the Request was posted on the dedicated CAFTA–DR commercial availability Web site. In accordance with section 203(o)(4)(C)(iii)(II) of the CAFTA–DR Act, and section 8(c)(2) of the Final Procedures, as no interested entity submitted a response objecting to two of the fabrics of the request or expressed an ability to supply the subject products, CITA has determined to add the two 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 of the two woven fabrics: STATUS: weave type: Finish: MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: plain piece dyed pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Yarn: warp yarn size: filling yarn size: weight: width: VerDate Aug<31>2005 5211.31.0020 75% cotton, 25% nylon woven fabric 35.5/1 metric cotton 35.5/1 metric (slub yarn of cotton wrapped around a 45 metric filament nylon) 41 warp ends/cm. 22 filling picks/cm 223 grams per square meter 147 cm 16:53 Aug 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 Surveillance matters. (Variance allowance of up to three percent for yarn size, thread count, fabric weight, and fabric width for the above fabric) CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: HTS Subheading: Fiber content: BILLING CODE 6351–01–M Yarn: warp yarn size: 5801.32 86% polyester 14% nylon woven corduroy fabric 60 metric filament polyester 60 metric filament polyester and a 56 metric filament nylon 28 warp ends/cm 63 filling picks/cm. 250 grams per square meter 150 cm. corduroy – 3 wales per cm. piece dyed filling yarn size: weight: width: weave type: Finish: (Variance allowance of up to three percent for yarn size, thread count, fabric weight, and fabric width for the above fabric) R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E7–16425 Filed 8–17–07; 11:17 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S David A. Stawick, 202–418–5100. David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–4094 Filed 8–16–07; 1:43 pm] COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings 11 a.m., Friday, September 21, 2007. TIME AND DATE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. PLACE: STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Enforcement matters. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: David A. Stawick, 202–418–5100. David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–4095 Filed 8–16–07; 1:43 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings 11 a.m., Friday, September 7, 2007. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance matters. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: David A. Stawick, 202–418–5100. TIME AND DATE: David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–4093 Filed 8–16–07; 1:43 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M HTS Subheading: Fiber content: Closed. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION 11 a.m., Friday, September 28, 2007. TIME AND DATE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. PLACE: STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: David A. Stawick, 202–418–5100. David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–4096 Filed 8–16–07; 1:43 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M Sunshine Act Meetings 11 a.m., Friday, September 14, 2007. PLACE: 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Surveillance matters. E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 160 (Monday, August 20, 2007)]
[Notices]
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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 15, 2007.
AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA).

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

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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 20, 2007.
SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA) has determined that two woven fabrics, as specified below, are 
not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-
DR region. The products 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: 
23.2007.06.18.Fabric.Governmentofthe DominicanRepublic.

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

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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) (Final Procedures).
    On June 18, 2007, CITA received a Request from The Government of 
the Dominican Republic for a commercial availability determination 
under the CAFTA-DR for 29 fabrics. On June 20, 2007, in accordance with 
CITA's Final Procedures, CITA notified interested parties of the 
Request and requested that responses with offers to supply be submitted 
by July 2, 2007, and rebuttals to responses be submitted by July 9, 
2007. At the same time, the Request was posted on the dedicated CAFTA-
DR commercial availability Web site.
    In accordance with section 203(o)(4)(C)(iii)(II) of the CAFTA-DR 
Act, and section 8(c)(2) of the Final Procedures, as no interested 
entity submitted a response objecting to two of the fabrics of the 
request or expressed an ability to supply the subject products, CITA 
has determined to add the two 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 of the two woven fabrics:

 
 
 
HTS Subheading:                        5211.31.0020
Fiber content:                         75% cotton, 25% nylon woven
                                        fabric
Yarn:                                  .................................
warp yarn size:                        35.5/1 metric cotton
filling yarn size:                     35.5/1 metric (slub yarn of
                                        cotton wrapped around a 45
                                        metric filament nylon)
                                        41 warp ends/cm.
                                        22 filling picks/cm
weight:                                223 grams per square meter
width:                                 147 cm
weave type:                            plain
Finish:                                piece dyed
 

    (Variance allowance of up to three percent for yarn size, thread 
count, fabric weight, and fabric width for the above fabric)

 
 
 
HTS Subheading:                        5801.32
Fiber content:                         86% polyester 14% nylon woven
                                        corduroy fabric
Yarn:                                  .................................
warp yarn size:                         60 metric filament polyester
filling yarn size:                     60 metric filament polyester and
                                        a 56 metric filament nylon
                                       28 warp ends/cm
                                       63 filling picks/cm.
weight:                                250 grams per square meter
width:                                 150 cm.
weave type:                             corduroy - 3 wales per cm.
Finish:                                piece dyed
 

    (Variance allowance of up to three percent for yarn size, thread 
count, fabric weight, and fabric width for the above fabric)

R. Matthew Priest,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. E7-16425 Filed 8-17-07; 11:17 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-S