Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Cotton Shirting Fabrics for Calendar Year 2007, 55177 [E7-19157]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices determination may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by petitioner. In addition, the Department’s regulations, at 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2), require that requests by respondents for postponement of a final determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to not more than six months. See 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2). On September 11, 2007, Hubei Xingfa Chemicals Group Co., Ltd., the sole active mandatory respondent, requested a 60-day extension of the final determination and extension of the provisional measures. Thus, because our preliminary determination is affirmative, and the respondent requesting an extension of the final determination and an extension of the provisional measures, accounts for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, and no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are extending the due date for the final determination by 60 days. For the reasons identified above, we are postponing the final determination until January 22, 2008.1 This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 777(i) and 735(a)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(g). Dated: September 21, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–19221 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S 1 The sixty-day extension would result in the signature day falling on January 19, 2008, which is a Saturday. Therefore, the signature day will roll over to the next business day, January 22, 2008, in accordance with our practice, as January 21, 2008, the following Monday, is a holiday. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Cotton Shirting Fabrics for Calendar Year 2007 Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2007 cotton shirting fabrics tariff rate quota. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the allocation for Calendar Year 2007 of imports of certain cotton shirting fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Section 406(b)(1) of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (Public Law No. 109-432). The reduction in duty is applicable to fabric entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption under a license during calendar year 2007. Claims for reduction in duty can be made retroactively to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for qualifying fabrics under the license as long as the fabrics were entered or withdrawn from warehouse during calendar year 2007. The companies that are being provided an allocation are listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Botero, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 20, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (‘‘the Act’’). Section 406(b)(1) of the Act requires the Secretary of Commerce to fairly allocate tariff rate quotas (‘‘TRQ’’) on the import of certain cotton woven fabrics through December 31, 2009. Section 406 (b)(1) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue licenses to eligible manufacturers under headings 9902.52.08 through 9902.52.19 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, specifying the restrictions under each such license on the quantity of cotton woven fabrics that may be entered each year on behalf of the manufacturer. The Act created an annual tariff rate quota providing for temporary reductions through December 31, 2009 in the import duties of cotton woven fabrics suitable for making cotton shirts (new Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) headings 9902.52.08, 9902.52.09, 9902.52.10, 9902.52.11, 9902.52.12, 9902.52.13, 9902.52.14, 9902.52.15, 9902.52.16, 9902.52.17, 9902.52.18, and PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55177 9902.52.19). The reduction in duty is limited to 85 percent of the total square meter equivalents of all imported woven fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton used by manufacturers in cutting and sewing men’s and boy’s cotton shirts in the United States and purchased by such manufacturer during calendar year 2000. The Act requires that the tariff rate quotas be allocated to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who, during calendar year 2000, were manufacturers cutting and sewing men’s and boy’s cotton shirts in the United States from imported woven fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton of the kind described in HTS 9902.52.08 through 9902.5219 purchased by such manufacturer during calendar year 2000. On July 24, 2007, the Department published regulations establishing procedures for allocating the TRQ. 72 FR 40235, 15 CFR 336. On August 2, 2007 the Department published a notice in the Federal Register (72 FR 42400) soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2007 tariff rate quotas with a closing date of September 4, 2007. Companies Receiving Allocation: Retail Brand Alliance Inc. - Sunnyside, NY The Hancock Company - Ashland, PA Individualized Shirt Company - Perth Amboy, NJ Kenneth Gordon/IAG Inc. - New Orleans, LA The Pickett Company - Lafayette, TN Dated: September 24, 2007. Janet E. Heinzen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Apparel and Consumer Goods Industries, Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. E7–19157 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric September 24, 2007. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Publishing the New 12-Month Cap on Duty and Quota Free Benefits AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of 
Certain Cotton Shirting Fabrics for Calendar Year 2007

AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2007 cotton shirting fabrics tariff 
rate quota.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the 
allocation for Calendar Year 2007 of imports of certain cotton shirting 
fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Section 406(b)(1) of 
the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (Public Law No. 109-432). 
The reduction in duty is applicable to fabric entered or withdrawn from 
warehouse for consumption under a license during calendar year 2007. 
Claims for reduction in duty can be made retroactively to U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection for qualifying fabrics under the license as long 
as the fabrics were entered or withdrawn from warehouse during calendar 
year 2007. The companies that are being provided an allocation are 
listed below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Botero, Office of Textiles and 
Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 20, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Tax Relief 
and Health Care Act of 2006 (``the Act''). Section 406(b)(1) of the Act 
requires the Secretary of Commerce to fairly allocate tariff rate 
quotas (``TRQ'') on the import of certain cotton woven fabrics through 
December 31, 2009. Section 406 (b)(1) authorizes the Secretary of 
Commerce to issue licenses to eligible manufacturers under headings 
9902.52.08 through 9902.52.19 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States, specifying the restrictions under each such license on 
the quantity of cotton woven fabrics that may be entered each year on 
behalf of the manufacturer. The Act created an annual tariff rate quota 
providing for temporary reductions through December 31, 2009 in the 
import duties of cotton woven fabrics suitable for making cotton shirts 
(new Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) headings 
9902.52.08, 9902.52.09, 9902.52.10, 9902.52.11, 9902.52.12, 9902.52.13, 
9902.52.14, 9902.52.15, 9902.52.16, 9902.52.17, 9902.52.18, and 
9902.52.19). The reduction in duty is limited to 85 percent of the 
total square meter equivalents of all imported woven fabrics of cotton 
containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton used by manufacturers 
in cutting and sewing men's and boy's cotton shirts in the United 
States and purchased by such manufacturer during calendar year 2000.
    The Act requires that the tariff rate quotas be allocated to 
persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who, 
during calendar year 2000, were manufacturers cutting and sewing men's 
and boy's cotton shirts in the United States from imported woven 
fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton of 
the kind described in HTS 9902.52.08 through 9902.5219 purchased by 
such manufacturer during calendar year 2000. On July 24, 2007, the 
Department published regulations establishing procedures for allocating 
the TRQ. 72 FR 40235, 15 CFR 336. On August 2, 2007 the Department 
published a notice in the Federal Register (72 FR 42400) soliciting 
applications for an allocation of the 2007 tariff rate quotas with a 
closing date of September 4, 2007.

Companies Receiving Allocation:

 
 
 
  Retail Brand Alliance Inc. - Sunnyside, NY
  The Hancock Company - Ashland, PA
  Individualized Shirt Company - Perth Amboy, NJ
  Kenneth Gordon/IAG Inc. - New Orleans, LA
  The Pickett Company - Lafayette, TN
 


Dated: September 24, 2007.
Janet E. Heinzen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Apparel and Consumer 
Goods Industries, Department of Commerce.
[FR Doc. E7-19157 Filed 9-27-07; 8:45 am]
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