Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons Who Cut and Sew Men's and Boys' Worsted Wool Suits, Suit-Type Jackets and Trousers in the United States, 58524-58525 [2012-23358]

Download as PDF 58524 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2012 / Notices the proceeding, but in no event later than the date the case briefs, under 19 CFR 351.309(c)(i), are due. The Department will publish the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any case or rebuttal brief or at a hearing. These preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). comb, or chunk form, and whether packaged for retail or in bulk form. The merchandise covered by the orders is currently classifiable under subheadings 0409.00.00, 1702.90.90, and 2106.90.99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise under the orders is dispositive. Dated: September 17, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Background The Department published antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on honey from Argentina on December 10, 2001.2 In the first sunset reviews, the Department and the International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that continuation of the orders was warranted.3 On July 2, 2012, the Department initiated the current sunset reviews pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218. See Initiation Notice. We received no response from the domestic industry by the deadline date. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). As a result, the Department has determined that no domestic interested party intends to participate in the sunset reviews. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(A). On July 22, 2012, the Department notified the ITC in writing that we intended to revoke the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on honey from Argentina. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(2). [FR Doc. 2012–23399 Filed 9–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–357–812, C–357–813] Honey From Argentina; Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 2, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on honey from Argentina.1 Because no domestic interested party responded to the sunset review notice of initiation by the applicable deadline, the Department is revoking the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on honey from Argentina. DATES: Effective Date: August 2, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0197. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Orders The merchandise subject to the orders is natural honey, artificial honey containing more than 50 percent natural honey by weight, preparations of natural honey containing more than 50 percent natural honey by weight, and flavored honey. The subject merchandise includes all grades and colors of honey whether in liquid, creamed, comb, cut 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 77 FR 39217 (July 2, 2012) (Initiation Notice). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Sep 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 Revocation Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(3), if no domestic interested parties respond to a notice of initiation, the Department shall, within 90 days after the initiation of the review, revoke the order. Because no domestic interested party filed a notice of intent to participate in these sunset reviews, we are revoking the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on honey from Argentina. Effective Date of Revocation Pursuant to sections 751(c)(3)(A) and 751(c)(6)(A)(iii) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to terminate the suspension of liquidation of the merchandise 2 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order; Honey From Argentina, 66 FR 63672 (December 10, 2001) and Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Honey From Argentina, 66 FR 63673 (December 10, 2001). 3 See Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders on Honey from Argentina and the People’s Republic of China, and Continuation of Countervailing Duty Order on Honey From Argentina, 72 FR 42384 (August 2, 2007). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subject to these orders entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after August 2, 2012, the fifth anniversary of the date of publication of the last continuation notice. Entries of subject merchandise prior to the effective date of revocation will continue to be subject to suspension of liquidation and antidumping duty and countervailing duty deposit requirements. The Department will complete any pending reviews of these orders and will conduct administrative reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation in response to appropriately filed requests for review. These five-year (‘‘sunset’’) reviews and this notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(c) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 17, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–23359 Filed 9–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons Who Cut and Sew Men’s and Boys’ Worsted Wool Suits, Suit-Type Jackets and Trousers in the United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. ACTION: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) is soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2013 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric to persons who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers in the United States. AGENCY: The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers in the United States for an allocation of the 2013 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric. Interested persons must submit an application on the form provided to the address listed below by October 22, 2012. The Department will cause to be published in the Federal Register its determination to allocate the 2013 tariff rate quotas and will notify applicants of their respective allocation as soon as possible after that date. Promptly SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2012 / Notices pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES thereafter, the Department will issue licenses to eligible applicants. DATES: To be considered, applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. on October 22, 2012. ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 30003, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230 (telephone: (202) 482–3400). Application forms may be obtained from that office (via mail or facsimile) or from the following Internet address: http://otexa.ita.doc.gov/ wooltrq/wool_app.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–2043. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Department adopted final regulations establishing procedures for allocating the TRQ. See 70 FR 61363; 19 CFR 335. In order to be eligible for an allocation, an applicant must submit an application on the form provided at http:// otexa.ita.doc.gov/wooltrq/wool_app.htm to the address listed above by 5 p.m. on October 22, 2012 in compliance with the requirements of 15 CFR 335. Any business confidential information that is marked business confidential will be kept confidential and protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. Background Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (the Act) created two tariff rate quotas (TRQs), providing for temporary reductions in the import duties on limited quantities of two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suittype jackets, or trousers: (1) For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); and (2) for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTS heading 9902.51.12). On August 6, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Trade Act of 2002, which includes several amendments to Title V of the Act. On December 3, 2004, the Act was further amended pursuant to the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, Public Law 108–429, by increasing the TRQ for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns, HTS 9902.51.11, to an annual total level of 5.5 million square meters, and extending it through 2007, and increasing the TRQ for average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less, HTS 9902.51.15 (previously 9902.51.12), to an annual total level of 5 million square meters and extending it through 2006. On August 17, 2006 the Act was further amended pursuant to the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Public Law 109– 280, which extended both TRQs, 9902.51.11 and 9902.51.15, through 2009. The Senate-passed Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 extended the TRQ for both HTS numbers through 2014. The Act requires that the TRQs be allocated to persons who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers in the United States. On October 24, 2005, the BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Sep 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 Dated: September 17, 2012. Kim Glas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. 2012–23358 Filed 9–20–12; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons Who Weave Such Fabrics in the United States International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: The Department of Commerce (Department) is soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2013 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric to persons who weave such fabrics in the United States. AGENCY: The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who weave worsted wool fabrics in the United States for an allocation of the 2013 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric. Interested persons must submit an application on the form provided to the address listed below by October 22, 2012. The Department will cause to be published in the Federal Register its determination to allocate the 2013 tariff rate quotas and will notify applicants of their respective allocation as soon as possible after that date. Promptly thereafter, the Department will issue licenses to eligible applicants. DATES: To be considered, applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. on October 22, 2012. ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 30003, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230 (telephone: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58525 (202) 482–3400). Application forms may be obtained from that office (via facsimile or mail) or from the following Internet address: http:// otexa.ita.doc.gov/wooltrq/ wool_fabric.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–2043. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (the Act) created two tariff rate quotas (TRQs), providing for temporary reductions in the import duties on limited quantities of two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suittype jackets, or trousers: (1) For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); and (2) for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTS heading 9902.51.12). On August 6, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Trade Act of 2002, which includes several amendments to Title V of the Act. On December 3, 2004, the Act was further amended pursuant to the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, Public Law 108–429. The 2004 amendment included authority for the Department to allocate a TRQ for new HTS category, HTS 9902.51.16. This HTS category refers to worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameter of 18.5 microns or less. The amendment provided that HTS 9902.51.16 is for the benefit of persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who weave such worsted wool fabric in the United States that is suitable for making men’s and boys’ suits. The TRQ for HTS 9902.51.16 provided for temporary reductions in the import duties on 2,000,000 square meters annually for 2005 and 2006. The amendment requires that the TRQ be allocated to persons who weave worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameter of 18.5 microns or less, which is suitable for use in making men’s and boys’ suits, in the United States. On August 17, 2006, the Act was further amended pursuant to the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Public Law 109–280, which extended the TRQ for HTS 9902.51.16 through 2009. The Senate-passed Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 extended the TRQ for HTS 9902.51.16 through 2014. On October 24, 2005, the Department adopted final regulations establishing procedures for allocating the TRQ. See E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff 
Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons 
Who Cut and Sew Men's and Boys' Worsted Wool Suits, Suit-Type Jackets 
and Trousers 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 2013 tariff rate quotas on 
certain worsted wool fabric to persons who cut and sew men's and boys' 
worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers 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' worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers 
in the United States for an allocation of the 2013 tariff rate quotas 
on certain worsted wool fabric. Interested persons must submit an 
application on the form provided to the address listed below by October 
22, 2012. The Department will cause to be published in the Federal 
Register its determination to allocate the 2013 tariff rate quotas and 
will notify applicants of their respective allocation as soon as 
possible after that date. Promptly

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thereafter, the Department will issue licenses to eligible applicants.

DATES: To be considered, applications must be received or postmarked by 
5 p.m. on October 22, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Applications must be submitted to the Office of Textiles and 
Apparel, Room 30003, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230 (telephone: (202) 482-3400). Application 
forms may be obtained from that office (via mail or facsimile) or from 
the following Internet address: http://otexa.ita.doc.gov/wooltrq/wool_app.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and 
Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-2043.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (the Act) created 
two tariff rate quotas (TRQs), providing for temporary reductions in 
the import duties on limited quantities of two categories of worsted 
wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suit-type jackets, or 
trousers: (1) For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters 
greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); and (2) for worsted wool fabric with 
average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTS heading 
9902.51.12). On August 6, 2002, President Bush signed into law the 
Trade Act of 2002, which includes several amendments to Title V of the 
Act. On December 3, 2004, the Act was further amended pursuant to the 
Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, Public Law 108-429, by increasing the 
TRQ for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 
18.5 microns, HTS 9902.51.11, to an annual total level of 5.5 million 
square meters, and extending it through 2007, and increasing the TRQ 
for average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less, HTS 9902.51.15 
(previously 9902.51.12), to an annual total level of 5 million square 
meters and extending it through 2006. On August 17, 2006 the Act was 
further amended pursuant to the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Public 
Law 109-280, which extended both TRQs, 9902.51.11 and 9902.51.15, 
through 2009. The Senate-passed Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 
2008 extended the TRQ for both HTS numbers through 2014.
    The Act requires that the TRQs be allocated to persons who cut and 
sew men's and boys' worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers 
in the United States. On October 24, 2005, the Department adopted final 
regulations establishing procedures for allocating the TRQ. See 70 FR 
61363; 19 CFR 335. In order to be eligible for an allocation, an 
applicant must submit an application on the form provided at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov/wooltrq/wool_app.htm to the address listed above by 
5 p.m. on October 22, 2012 in compliance with the requirements of 15 
CFR 335. 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: September 17, 2012.
Kim Glas,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel.
[FR Doc. 2012-23358 Filed 9-20-12; 8:45 am]
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