Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2013, 5775-5776 [2013-01703]

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AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the allocation for Calendar Year 2013 of imports of certain worsted wool fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–200), as amended by the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–210), the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–249), and the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–280), and further amended pursuant to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110– 343). The companies that are being provided an allocation are listed below. 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, as amended by the Trade Act of 2002, the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, the Pension Protection Act of 2006, and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, 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 2013. For worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTSUS heading 9902.51.15), the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5775 reduction is limited to 5,000,000 square meters in 2013. The Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 requires the President to ensure that 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 2013. On January 22, 2001 the Department published interim regulations establishing procedures for applying for, and determining, such allocations (66 FR 6459, 15 CFR 335). These interim regulations were adopted, without change, as a final rule published on October 24, 2005 (70 FR 61363). On September 21, 2012, the Department published notices in the Federal Register (77 FR 58524–26) soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2013 tariff rate quotas with a closing date of October 22, 2012. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.11 tariff rate quota from 10 firms. The Department received timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.15 tariff rate quota from 15 firms. The Department received a timely application 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 E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 5776 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 18 / Monday, January 28, 2013 / Notices 5112.11.60 and 5112.19.95). Amount allocated: 5,500,000 square meters. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Companies Receiving Allocation International Trade Administration International Trade Administration Adrian Jules Ltd.—Rochester, NY Gil Sewing Corp.—Chicago, IL HMX, LLC—New York, NY Hugo Boss Fashions, Inc.—Brooklyn, OH J.A. Apparel Corp.—New York, NY John H. Daniel Co.—Knoxville, TN Miller’s Oath—New York, NY Saint Laurie Ltd.—New York, NY Tom James Co.—Franklin, TN Warren Sewell Clothing Co., Inc.— Bremen, GA 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. Columbia University, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscope University of Colorado Boulder, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments Companies Receiving Allocation Adrian Jules Ltd.—Rochester, NY Brooks Brothers Group—New York, NY Elevee Custom Clothing—Van Nuys, CA Gil Sewing Corp.—Chicago, IL HMX, LLC—New York, NY Hugo Boss Fashions, Inc.—Brooklyn, OH J.A. Apparel Corp.—New York, NY John H. Daniel Co.—Knoxville, TN Martin Greenfield Clothiers—Brooklyn, NY Miller’s Oath—New York, NY Saint Laurie Ltd.—New York, NY Shelton and Company—East Rutherford, NJ Southwick Apparel LLC—Haverhill, MA Tom James Co.—Franklin, TN Warren Sewell Clothing Co., Inc.— Bremen, GA 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. Companies Receiving Allocation tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Warren Corporation—Stafford Springs, CT Dated: January 22, 2013. Kim Glas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel [FR Doc. 2013–01703 Filed 1–25–13; 8:45 am] This is a decision consolidated pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. Docket Number: 12–047. Applicant: Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Co., Czech Republic. Intended Use: See notice at 77 FR 72826, December 6, 2012. Docket Number: 12–052. Applicant: Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. Instrument: Titan 80–300 Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Co., the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 77 FR 72826, December 6, 2012. Docket Number: 12–059. Applicant: Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. Instrument: Helios 600i Dual Beam Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Co., the Netherlands. Intended Use: See notice at 77 FR 72826, December 6, 2012. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. No instrument of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instrument, for such purposes as this instrument is intended to be used, is being manufactured in the United States at the time the instrument was ordered. Reasons: Each foreign instrument is an electron microscope and is intended for research or scientific educational uses requiring an electron microscope. We know of no electron microscope, or any other instrument suited to these purposes, which was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order of each instrument. Dated: January 22, 2013. Gregory W. Campbell, Director, Subsidies Enforcement Office, Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–01702 Filed 1–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:22 Jan 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This is a decision pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106–36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instruments of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as each is intended to be used, that was being manufactured in the United States at the time of its order. Docket Number: 12–053. Applicant: University of Colorado Boulder, Denver, CO 80203. Instrument: HF2LI Lock-In System. Manufacturer: Zurich Instruments AG, Switzerland. Intended Use: See notice at 77 FR 74647, December 17, 2012. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instruments of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for such purposes as this is intended to be used, that was being manufactured in the United States at the time of order. Reasons: The instrument will be used to measure detected near-field signals scattered off an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) tip in a scatteringScanning Near-field Optical Microscope (s-SNOM). The instrument will detect the magnitude and phase of the light scattered by an AFM tip to measure the electromagnetic near-field of optical antennas, plasmonics in metals and semiconductors (including graphene), photonic crystals, and other nanoscale spectroscopy applications. The instrument has the ability to fully digitize the measured signal and analyze it at 50 MHz, as well as the ability to demodulate many frequencies at once, which is essential to the measurement technique. Demodulation at 50 MHz is necessary because the AFM tip oscillates at 350–300 kHz, and higher harmonics (5th or 6th) of this oscillation must be measured to isolate the nearfield signal. Docket Number: 12–054. Applicant: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47909–2036. Instrument: DD Neutron Generator. Manufacturer: NSD Fusion, Germany. Intended Use: See notice at 77 E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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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 2013

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2013 worsted wool fabric tariff rate 
quota.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the 
allocation for Calendar Year 2013 of imports of certain worsted wool 
fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade 
and Development Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-200), as amended by the Trade 
Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-210), the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 
(Pub. L. 108-249), and the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-
280), and further amended pursuant to the Emergency Economic 
Stabilization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-343). The companies that are 
being provided an allocation are listed below.

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, as 
amended by the Trade Act of 2002, the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, 
the Pension Protection Act of 2006, and the Emergency Economic 
Stabilization Act of 2008, 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 2013. 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 
2013. The Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 requires the President to 
ensure that 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 2013.
    On January 22, 2001 the Department published interim regulations 
establishing procedures for applying for, and determining, such 
allocations (66 FR 6459, 15 CFR 335). These interim regulations were 
adopted, without change, as a final rule published on October 24, 2005 
(70 FR 61363). On September 21, 2012, the Department published notices 
in the Federal Register (77 FR 58524-26) soliciting applications for an 
allocation of the 2013 tariff rate quotas with a closing date of 
October 22, 2012. The Department received timely applications for the 
HTS 9902.51.11 tariff rate quota from 10 firms. The Department received 
timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.15 tariff rate quota from 15 
firms. The Department received a timely application 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

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5112.11.60 and 5112.19.95). Amount allocated: 5,500,000 square meters.

Companies Receiving Allocation

Adrian Jules Ltd.--Rochester, NY
Gil Sewing Corp.--Chicago, IL
HMX, LLC--New York, NY
Hugo Boss Fashions, Inc.--Brooklyn, OH
J.A. Apparel Corp.--New York, NY
John H. Daniel Co.--Knoxville, TN
Miller's Oath--New York, NY
Saint Laurie Ltd.--New York, NY
Tom James Co.--Franklin, TN
Warren Sewell Clothing Co., Inc.--Bremen, GA

    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
Brooks Brothers Group--New York, NY
Elevee Custom Clothing--Van Nuys, CA
Gil Sewing Corp.--Chicago, IL
HMX, LLC--New York, NY
Hugo Boss Fashions, Inc.--Brooklyn, OH
J.A. Apparel Corp.--New York, NY
John H. Daniel Co.--Knoxville, TN
Martin Greenfield Clothiers--Brooklyn, NY
Miller's Oath--New York, NY
Saint Laurie Ltd.--New York, NY
Shelton and Company--East Rutherford, NJ
Southwick Apparel LLC--Haverhill, MA
Tom James Co.--Franklin, TN
Warren Sewell Clothing Co., Inc.--Bremen, GA

    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.

Companies Receiving Allocation

Warren Corporation--Stafford Springs, CT

    Dated: January 22, 2013.
Kim Glas,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel
[FR Doc. 2013-01703 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]
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