Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2009, 79049-79050 [E8-30692]

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A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations: U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, 75 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 1055, Atlanta, Georgia 30308; and, Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign–Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002. For further information, contact Pierre Duy at pierrelduy@ita.doc.gov, or (202) 482– 1378. Dated: December 17, 2008. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–30684 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1592] Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; The Apparel Group (Apparel Distribution); Lewisville, TX Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones Act provides for ‘‘* * * the establishment * * * of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs ports of entry; Whereas, the Board’s regulations (15 CFR Part 400) provide for the establishment of special-purpose subzones when existing zone facilities cannot serve the specific use involved, and when the activity results in a significant public benefit and is in the public interest; Whereas, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 39, has made application for authority to establish special-purpose subzone status at the apparel warehousing and distribution facility of The Apparel Group in Lewisville, Texas (Docket 9–2008, filed 2–19–2008); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (73 FR 10420, 2–27–2008); and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that approval of the application is in the public interest; Now, Therefore, the Board hereby grants authority for subzone status for activity related to apparel warehousing and distribution at The Apparel Group’s facility located in Lewisville, Texas (Subzone 39J), as described in the application and Federal Register notice, and subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79049 Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of December 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–30683 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2009 AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2009 worsted wool fabric tariff rate quota. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the allocation for Calendar Year 2009 of imports of certain worsted wool fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (Public Law No. 106-200), as amended by the Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-210) and the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 (Public law 108-249), and the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Public Law 109280). The companies that are being provided an allocation are listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Carrigg, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-2573. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BACKGROUND: Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 as amended by the Trade Act of 2002, the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 and the Pension Protection Act of 2006, creates two tariff rate quotas, providing for temporary reductions in the import duties on two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suittype jackets, or trousers. For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) heading 9902.51.11), the reduction in duty is limited to 5,500,000 square meters in 2009. For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTSUS heading 9902.51.15), the reduction is limited to 5,000,000 square meters in 2009. The Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 requires the President to ensure that E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 79050 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES such fabrics are fairly allocated to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits and suit-like jackets and trousers in the United States and who apply for an allocation based on the amount of such suits cut and sewn during the prior calendar year. Presidential Proclamation 7383, of December 1, 2000, authorized the Secretary of Commerce to allocate the quantity of worsted wool fabric imports under the tariff rate quotas. The Miscellaneous Trade Act also authorized Commerce to allocate a new HTS category, HTS 9902.51.16. This HTS refers to worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameter of 18.5 microns or less. The amendment further provides that HTS 9902.51.16 is for the benefit of persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who weave worsted wool fabric in the United States. For HTS 9902.51.16, the reduction in duty is limited to 2,000,000 square meters in 2009. On January 22, 2001 the Department published interim regulations establishing procedures for applying for, and determining, such allocations (66 FR6459, 15 CFR 335). These interim regulations were adopted, without change, as a final rule published on October 24, 2005 (70 FR 61363). On September 4, 2008, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 51630) soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2009 tariff rate quotas with a closing date of October 6, 2008. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.11 tariff rate quota from 8 firms. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.15 tariff rate quota from 12 firms. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.16 tariff rate quota from 1 firm. All applicants were determined eligible for an allocation. Most applicants submitted data on a business confidential basis. As allocations to firms were determined on the basis of this data, the Department considers individual firm allocations to be business confidential. FIRMS THAT RECEIVED ALLOCATIONS: HTS 9902.51.11, FABRICS, OF WORSTED WOOL, WITH AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER GREATER THAN 18.5 MICRON, CERTIFIED BY THE IMPORTER AS SUITABLE FOR USE IN MAKING SUITS, SUITTYPE JACKETS, OR TROUSERS (PROVIDED FOR IN SUBHEADING 5112.11.60 AND 5112.19.95).—Continued Amount allocated: 5,500,000 square meters. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–580–810) Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipes from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain welded stainless steel pipes (WSSP) HTS 9902.51.15, FABRICS, OF WORSTED from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for WOOL, WITH AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER the period of review (POR) December 1, OF 18.5 MICRON OR LESS, CERTIFIED BY 2006 through November 30, 2007. The THE IMPORTER AS SUITABLE FOR USE IN review covers one respondent, SeAH MAKING SUITS, SUIT-TYPE JACKETS, OR Steel Corporation (SeAH). The Department preliminarily TROUSERS (PROVIDED FOR IN SUBdetermines that SeAH made sales to the HEADING 5112.11.30 AND 5112.19.60). United States at less than normal value Amount allocated: 5,000,000 square meters. (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this Companies Receiving Allocation: administrative review, we will instruct Adrian Jules LTD-Rochester, NY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Elevee Custom Clothing--Van Nuys, CA Retail Brand Alliance, Inc. d/b/a Brooks Brothers-(CBP) to assess antidumping duties on New York, NY entries of SeAH’s merchandise during Hartmarx Corporation--Chicago, IL the POR. The preliminary results are Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc.-Brooklyn, OH listed below in the section titled JA Apparel Corp.--New York, NY ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review.’’ John H. Daniel Co.--Knoxville, TN Martin Greenfield--Brooklyn, NY EFFECTIVE DATE: December 24, 2008. Saint Laurie Ltd--New York, NY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sewell Clothing Company, Inc.--Bremen, GA Jacqueline Arrowsmith or Douglas Southwick Clothing L.L.C.--Lawrence, MA Kirby, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, The Tom James Co.--Franklin, TN Import Administration, International HTS 9902.51.16, FABRICS, OF WORSTED Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and WOOL, WITH AVERAGE FIBER DIAMETER Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, OF 18.5 MICRON OR LESS, CERTIFIED BY DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5255 or THE IMPORTER AS SUITABLE FOR USE IN (202) 482–3782, respectively. MAKING MEN’S AND BOY’S SUITS (PROVIDED FOR IN SUBHEADING 5112.11.30 Background AND 5112.19.60). The Department published the Amount allocated: 2,000,000 square meters. antidumping duty order on WSSP from Korea on December 30, 1992. See Company Receiving Allocation: Antidumping Duty Order and Warren Corporation.-Stafford Springs, CT Clarification of Final Determination: Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipes Dated: December 18, 2008. From Korea, 57 FR 62301 (December 30, Janet E. Heinzen, 1992).1 On December 3, 2007, the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Department published an ‘‘Opportunity FIRMS THAT RECEIVED ALLOCATextiles, Apparel and Consumer Goods To Request Administrative Review’’ of TIONS: HTS 9902.51.11, FABRICS, OF Industries, Department of Commerce. the antidumping duty order on WSSP WORSTED WOOL, WITH AVERAGE FIBER [FR Doc. E8–30692 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] from Korea. See Antidumping or DIAMETER GREATER THAN 18.5 MICRON, BILLING CODE 3510–DS Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or CERTIFIED BY THE IMPORTER AS SUITSuspended Investigation; Opportunity ABLE FOR USE IN MAKING SUITS, SUITTYPE JACKETS, OR TROUSERS (PROVIDED 1 The final determination was subsequently FOR IN SUBHEADING 5112.11.60 AND amended. See Notice of Amended Final 5112.19.95). Determination and Antidumping Duty Order: Adrian Jules LTD-Rochester, NY Hartmarx Corporation--Chicago, IL Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc-Brooklyn, OH JA Apparel Corp.--New York, NY John H. Daniel Co.--Knoxville, TN Saint Laurie Ltd--New York, NY Sewell Clothing Company, Inc.--Bremen, GA The Tom James Co.--Franklin, TN Amount allocated: 5,500,000 square meters. Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea, 60 FR 10064 (February 23, 1995) (Amended Final Determination and Order). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of 
Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2009

AGENCY: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2009 worsted wool fabric tariff rate 
quota.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the 
allocation for Calendar Year 2009 of imports of certain worsted wool 
fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade 
and Development Act of 2000 (Public Law No. 106-200), as amended by the 
Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-210) and the Miscellaneous Trade Act 
of 2004 (Public law 108-249), and the Pension Protection Act of 2006 
(Public Law 109-280). The companies that are being provided an 
allocation are listed below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Carrigg, Office of Textiles and 
Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-2573.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

BACKGROUND:

    Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 as amended by the 
Trade Act of 2002, the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 and the Pension 
Protection Act of 2006, creates two tariff rate quotas, providing for 
temporary reductions in the import duties on two categories of worsted 
wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suit-type jackets, or 
trousers. For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater 
than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) heading 9902.51.11), the reduction in duty is limited to 
5,500,000 square meters in 2009. For worsted wool fabric with average 
fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTSUS heading 9902.51.15), the 
reduction is limited to 5,000,000 square meters in 2009. The 
Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 requires the President to ensure that

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such fabrics are fairly allocated to persons (including firms, 
corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men's and boys' 
worsted wool suits and suit-like jackets and trousers in the United 
States and who apply for an allocation based on the amount of such 
suits cut and sewn during the prior calendar year. Presidential 
Proclamation 7383, of December 1, 2000, authorized the Secretary of 
Commerce to allocate the quantity of worsted wool fabric imports under 
the tariff rate quotas.
    The Miscellaneous Trade Act also authorized Commerce to allocate a 
new HTS category, HTS 9902.51.16. This HTS refers to worsted wool 
fabric with average fiber diameter of 18.5 microns or less. The 
amendment further provides that HTS 9902.51.16 is for the benefit of 
persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who 
weave worsted wool fabric in the United States. For HTS 9902.51.16, the 
reduction in duty is limited to 2,000,000 square meters in 2009.
    On January 22, 2001 the Department published interim regulations 
establishing procedures for applying for, and determining, such 
allocations (66 FR6459, 15 CFR 335). These interim regulations were 
adopted, without change, as a final rule published on October 24, 2005 
(70 FR 61363). On September 4, 2008, the Department published a notice 
in the Federal Register (73 FR 51630) soliciting applications for an 
allocation of the 2009 tariff rate quotas with a closing date of 
October 6, 2008. The Department received timely applications for the 
HTS 9902.51.11 tariff rate quota from 8 firms. The Department received 
timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.15 tariff rate quota from 12 
firms. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 
9902.51.16 tariff rate quota from 1 firm. All applicants were 
determined eligible for an allocation. Most applicants submitted data 
on a business confidential basis. As allocations to firms were 
determined on the basis of this data, the Department considers 
individual firm allocations to be business confidential.

  FIRMS THAT RECEIVED ALLOCATIONS: HTS 9902.51.11, fabrics, of worsted
wool, with average fiber diameter greater than 18.5 micron, certified by
 the importer as suitable for use in making suits, suit-type jackets, or
    trousers (provided for in subheading 5112.11.60 and 5112.19.95).
               Amount allocated: 5,500,000 square meters.
 
 
 
Companies Receiving Allocation:
 
  Adrian Jules LTD-Rochester, NY
  Hartmarx Corporation--Chicago, IL
  Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc-Brooklyn, OH
  JA Apparel Corp.--New York, NY
  John H. Daniel Co.--Knoxville, TN
  Saint Laurie Ltd--New York, NY
  Sewell Clothing Company, Inc.--Bremen, GA
  The Tom James Co.--Franklin, TN
 




HTS 9902.51.15, fabrics, of worsted wool, with average fiber diameter of
  18.5 micron or less, certified by the importer as suitable for use in
making suits, suit-type jackets, or trousers (provided for in subheading
                       5112.11.30 and 5112.19.60).
               Amount allocated: 5,000,000 square meters.
 
 
 
  Companies Receiving Allocation:
 
  Adrian Jules LTD-Rochester, NY
  Elevee Custom Clothing--Van Nuys, CA
  Retail Brand Alliance, Inc. d/b/a Brooks Brothers--New York, NY
  Hartmarx Corporation--Chicago, IL
  Hugo Boss Cleveland, Inc.-Brooklyn, OH
  JA Apparel Corp.--New York, NY
  John H. Daniel Co.--Knoxville, TN
  Martin Greenfield--Brooklyn, NY
  Saint Laurie Ltd--New York, NY
  Sewell Clothing Company, Inc.--Bremen, GA
  Southwick Clothing L.L.C.--Lawrence, MA
  The Tom James Co.--Franklin, TN
 




HTS 9902.51.16, fabrics, of worsted wool, with average fiber diameter of
  18.5 micron or less, certified by the importer as suitable for use in
 making men's and boy's suits (provided for in subheading 5112.11.30 and
                              5112.19.60).
               Amount allocated: 2,000,000 square meters.
 
 
 
  Company Receiving Allocation:
 
  Warren Corporation.-Stafford Springs, CT
 


Dated: December 18, 2008.
Janet E. Heinzen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Apparel and Consumer 
Goods Industries, Department of Commerce.
[FR Doc. E8-30692 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am]
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