Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Imports of Certain Cotton Shirting Fabric to Persons Who Cut and Sew Men's and Boys' Cotton Shirts in the United States, 59513 [E7-20749]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 203 / Monday, October 22, 2007 / Notices Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) The Department will instruct CBP to suspend liquidation of all shipments of the subject merchandise produced and exported by Fischer Comercio entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after the publication date of this notice at 12.46 percent (i.e., Fischer Agroindustria’s cash deposit rate). This deposit rate shall remain in effect until publication of the final results of the ongoing administrative review, in which Fischer Comercio/ Fischer Agroindustria is participating. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and section 351.216(e) of the Department’s regulations. Dated: October 16, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–20751 Filed 10–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Imports of Certain Cotton Shirting Fabric to Persons Who Cut and Sew Men’s and Boys’ Cotton Shirts in the United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: The Department of Commerce (Department) is soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2008 tariff rate quotas on certain cotton woven fabric to persons who cut and sew men’s and boys’ cotton shirts in the United States. ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men’s and boys’ cotton shirts in the United States for an allocation of the 2008 tariff rate quotas on certain cotton woven fabric. Interested persons must submit VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:04 Oct 19, 2007 Jkt 214001 an application on the form provided to the address listed below by November 21, 2007. The Department will cause to be published in the Federal Register its determination to allocate the 2008 tariff rate quotas, will notify applicants of their respective allocation, and will issue licenses to eligible applicants within 60 days of that date. DATES: To be considered, applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. on November 21, 2007. ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 3100, United States Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230 (telephone: (202) 482-3400). Application forms may be obtained from that office (via facsimile or mail) or from the following Internet address: http:// web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/cottontrq.nsf/ trqapp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 9, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (HR 6406/HR 6111) (‘‘the Act’’). Section 406(b)(1) of the Act requires the Secretary of Commerce to fairly allocate tariff rate quotas 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59513 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 boys’ cotton shirts in the United States from imported woven fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent or more by weight 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). In order to be eligible for an allocation, an applicant must submit an application on the form provided at http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ cottontrq.nsf/trqapp to the address listed above by 5 p.m. on November 21, 2007. in compliance with the requirements of 15 CFR 336. Any business confidential information that is marked business confidential will be kept confidential and protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. Dated: October 17, 2007. Janet E. Heinzen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. E7–20749 Filed 10–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XD47 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a public meeting of the Ad Hoc Recreational Red Snapper Advisory Panel (AP). DATES: The meeting will convene at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 and conclude no later than 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2007. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the InterContinental Hotel, 4860 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609; telephone: (813) 286–4400. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 North Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 203 (Monday, October 22, 2007)]
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[FR Doc No: E7-20749]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff 
Rate Quotas on the Imports of Certain Cotton Shirting Fabric to Persons 
Who Cut and Sew Men's and Boys' Cotton Shirts in the United States

AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

ACTION: The Department of Commerce (Department) is soliciting 
applications for an allocation of the 2008 tariff rate quotas on 
certain cotton woven fabric to persons who cut and sew men's and boys' 
cotton shirts in the United States.

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SUMMARY: The Department hereby solicits applications from persons 
(including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and 
sew men's and boys' cotton shirts in the United States for an 
allocation of the 2008 tariff rate quotas on certain cotton woven 
fabric. Interested persons must submit an application on the form 
provided to the address listed below by November 21, 2007. The 
Department will cause to be published in the Federal Register its 
determination to allocate the 2008 tariff rate quotas, will notify 
applicants of their respective allocation, and will issue licenses to 
eligible applicants within 60 days of that date.

DATES: To be considered, applications must be received or postmarked by 
5 p.m. on November 21, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the Office of Textiles and 
Apparel, Room 3100, United States Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230 (telephone: (202) 482-3400). 
Application forms may be obtained from that office (via facsimile or 
mail) or from the following Internet address: http://web.ita.doc.gov/
tacgi/cottontrq.nsf/trqapp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and 
Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 9, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Tax Relief 
and Health Care Act of 2006 (HR 6406/HR 6111) (``the Act''). Section 
406(b)(1) of the Act requires the Secretary of Commerce to fairly 
allocate tariff rate quotas 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 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 boys' cotton shirts in the United States from imported woven 
fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent or more by weight 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). In order to be eligible for an 
allocation, an applicant must submit an application on the form 
provided at http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/cottontrq.nsf/trqapp to the 
address listed above by 5 p.m. on November 21, 2007. in compliance with 
the requirements of 15 CFR 336. Any business confidential information 
that is marked business confidential will be kept confidential and 
protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law.

Dated: October 17, 2007.
Janet E. Heinzen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel.
[FR Doc. E7-20749 Filed 10-19-07; 8:45 am]
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