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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: 35.2007.09.19.Fabric.Alston&Birdfor NewWorldSourcing. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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. See Annex 3.25, Note; see also section 203(o)(4)(C) of the Act. 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 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). 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Woven fabric specifications: HTS Subheading: Fiber content: Staple length: 5515.11.0040 61 to 67 percent polyester; 30 to 36 percent rayon; 1 to 6 percent spandex. 3.18 to 4.44 centimeters Yarns: Warp: plied polyester/ rayon staple of any yarn size Filling: plied polyester/ rayon staple of any yarn size combined with spandex filament of any denier 36 to 40 warp ends by 22 to 28 filling picks per centimeter Twill 225 to 250 grams per square meter 144 to 155 centimeters Piece Dyed Thread count: Weave type: Weight: Width: Finish: Janet E. Heinzen, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E7–21270 Filed 10–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DoD–2007–DARS–0112] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. 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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)

October 23, 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: October 29, 2007.
SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(CITA) has determined that certain herringbone stretch woven fabrics of 
polyester, rayon and spandex yarns, as specified below, are not 
available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR 
countries. 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: 35.2007.09.19.Fabric.Alston&Birdfor 
NewWorldSourcing.

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. 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. See Annex 3.25, Note; see also section 
203(o)(4)(C) of the Act.
    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 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 September 19, 2007, the Chairman of CITA received a commercial 
availability request from Alston & Bird, LLP, on behalf of New World 
Sourcing, for certain herringbone stretch woven fabrics of polyester, 
rayon and spandex yarns, of the specifications detailed below. On 
September 21, 2007, CITA notified interested parties of, and posted on 
its website, the accepted petition and requested that interested 
entities provide, by October 3, 2007, a response advising of its 
objection to the commercial availability request or its ability to 
supply the subject product. CITA also explained that rebuttals to 
responses were due to CITA by October 10, 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) 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

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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.

Woven fabric specifications:

 
 
 
HTS Subheading:                        5515.11.0040
Fiber content:                         61 to 67 percent polyester; 30 to
                                        36 percent rayon; 1 to 6 percent
                                        spandex.
Staple length:                         3.18 to 4.44 centimeters
Yarns:                                 .................................
                                        Warp: plied polyester/rayon
                                        staple of any yarn size
                                        Filling: plied polyester/rayon
                                        staple of any yarn size combined
                                        with spandex filament of any
                                        denier
Thread count:                          36 to 40 warp ends by 22 to 28
                                        filling picks per centimeter
Weave type:                            Twill
Weight:                                225 to 250 grams per square meter
Width:                                 144 to 155 centimeters
Finish:                                Piece Dyed
 


Janet E. Heinzen,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
Agreements.
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