Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (“CAFTA-DR Agreement”), 16661-16662 [2013-06181]

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[FR Doc. 2013–06099 Filed 3–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement (‘‘CAFTA–DR Agreement’’) The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: March 18, 2013. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (‘‘CITA’’) has determined that certain laminated composite fabric, as specified VerDate Mar<14>2013 15:16 Mar 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 below, is 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: Maria Dybczak, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–3651. For Further Information On-Line: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/Cafta ReqTrack.nsf under ‘‘Approved Requests,’’ Reference number: 176.2013. 02.06.Fabric.SoriniSametforPatagonia Inc. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The CAFTA–DR Agreement; Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘CAFTA– DR Implementation Act’’), Public Law 109– 53; the Statement of Administrative Action, accompanying the CAFTA–DR Implementation Act; and 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 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement; see also section 203(o)(4)(C) of the CAFTA–DR Implementation Act. The CAFTA–DR Implementation 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 Implementation Act for modifying the Annex 3.25 list. Pursuant to this authority, on September 15, 2008, CITA published modified procedures it would follow in considering requests to modify the Annex 3.25 list of products determined to be not commercially available in the territory of any Party to CAFTA–DR (Modifications to Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16661 America-United States Free Trade Agreement, 73 FR 53200) (‘‘CITA’s procedures’’). On February 6, 2013, the Chairman of CITA received a request for a Commercial Availability determination (‘‘Request’’) from Sorini Samet & Associates on behalf of Patagonia, Inc. for certain laminated composite fabric, as specified below. On February 7, 2013, in accordance with CITA’s procedures, CITA notified interested parties of the Request, which was posted on the dedicated Web site for CAFTA–DR Commercial Availability proceedings. In its notification, CITA advised that any Response with an Offer to Supply (‘‘Response’’) must be submitted by February 21, 2013, and any Rebuttal Comments to a Response must be submitted by February 27, 2013, in accordance with sections 6 and 7 of CITA’s procedures. No interested entity submitted a Response to the Request advising CITA of its objection to the Request and its ability to supply the subject product. In accordance with section 203(o)(4)(C) of the CAFTA–DR Implementation Act, and section 8(c)(2) of CITA’s procedures, as no interested entity submitted a Response objecting to the Request and providing an offer to supply the subject product, CITA has determined to add the specified fabric to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA– DR Agreement. The subject product has been added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA– DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. A revised list has been posted on the dedicated Web site for CAFTA–DR Commercial Availability proceedings. SPECIFICATIONS: Laminated Composite Fabric HTS: 6001.22.0000; 6001.92.0000 Overall Fabric Description: Laminated polyester woven/micro velour grid one-way stretch with polyurethane laminate. Overall Fabric Construction: Woven face/polyurethane laminate/circular knit velour with grid pattern. Overall Fiber Content: 90–96% polyester/4–10% spandex (includes both face and backer fabric). Overall weight: 287–351 grams per square meter. Overall width: Selvedge: 150.4–154.4 cm; Minimum cuttable: 145.3–149.3 cm. Finishing: Bonded laminate with durable water repellency on the face fabric, and optional on back. Performance criteria for overall fabric: Air permeability (ASTM D737): maximum 1.5 E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 16662 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 52 / Monday, March 18, 2013 / Notices characteristic of the yarn as it appears in the finished fabric. These specifications therefore include yarns appearing in the finished fabric as finer or coarser than the designated yarn sizes provided that the variation occurs after processing of the greige yarn and production of the fabric. The specifications for the fabric apply to the fabric itself prior to cutting and sewing of the finished garment. Such processing may alter the measurements. Durable water repellency (AATCC 22): greater than or equal to 80 before wash. Face Fabric Details: Construction: plain weave Fiber content: 81–87% polyester/13– 19% spandex Warp fiber content/denier: 73–77 denier polyester; 39–41 denier spandex Filling fiber content/denier: 73–77 denier polyester; 39–41 denier spandex Characteristics of yarns: core spun spandex (filament) Thread count: 49–52 picks per cm × 43– 45 picks per cm Weight: 121.5–148.5 grams per square meter Width: Selvedge: 150.4–154.4 cm; Minimum cuttable: 145.3–149.3 cm Coloration: piece dyed Finishing: bonded laminate with durable water repellency Other special characteristics: 2-way stretch pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Backer Fabric Details: Construction: circular knit with a dropped stitch for the grid-brushed looped pile Fiber content: 100% polyester Warp fiber content/denier: 145–155 denier polyester Filling fiber content/denier: 73–77 denier polyester Characteristics of yarns: filament Knitting gauge: 27–29 Weight: 140.4–171.6 grams per square meter Width: Selvedge: 150.4–154.4 cm; Minimum cuttable: 145.3–149.3 cm Coloration: piece dyed Finishing: Optional bonded laminate with durable water repellency Performance criteria: Pilling (ASTM D3512): minimum 3 Other special characteristics: grid pattern Laminate Description and performance: Bonded laminate with durable water repellency (air permeability maximum 1.5 per ASTM D737) NOTE (ranges): Ranges in these specifications reflect a tolerance from the target figures of up to three percent for fiber content, yarn size, and thread count; up to ten percent for weight; and up to five centimeters (two inches) for width. NOTE (processing variations): The yarn size designations describe a range of yarn specifications for yarn before knitting, dyeing and finishing of the fabric. They are intended as specifications to be followed by the mill in sourcing yarn used to produce the fabric. Dyeing, finishing, and knitting can alter the VerDate Mar<14>2013 15:16 Mar 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 Kim Glas, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 2013–06181 Filed 3–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the United StatesColombia Trade Promotion Agreement (‘‘U.S.-Colombia TPA’’) The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3–B of the U.S.-Colombia TPA. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: March 18, 2013. SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (‘‘CITA’’) has determined that certain laminated composite fabric, as specified below, is not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of either the United Sates or Colombia. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3–B of the U.S.Colombia TPA in unrestricted quantities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Dybczak, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–3651. For Further Information On-Line: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ PeruTPAReqTrack.nsf/Colombia PetitionsApproved under ‘‘Approved Requests,’’ Reference number: 1.2013.02.11.Fabric.SoriniSametfor PatagoniaInc. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The U.S.-Colombia TPA; Section 203(o)(4) of the United StatesColombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘U.S.-Colombia TPA Implementation Act’’), Public Law 112–42 (October 21, 2011); the Statement of Administrative Action, accompanying the PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.-Colombia TPA Implementation Act; and Presidential Proclamation No. 8818, 77 FR 29519 (May 18, 2012). Background The U.S.-Colombia TPA provides a list in Annex 3–B for fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the Parties to the U.S.Colombia TPA have determined are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. The U.S.-Colombia TPA and the U.S.-Colombia TPA Implementation Act provides that this list may be modified 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–B of the U.S.Colombia TPA; see also section 203(o)(4) of the U.S.-Colombia TPA Implementation Act. The U.S.-Colombia TPA Implementation 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 Proclamation 8818, the President delegated to CITA the authority under section 203(o)(4) of the U.S.-Colombia TPA Implementation Act for modifying the Annex 3–B list. Pursuant to this authority, on November 6, 2012, CITA published interim procedures it would follow in considering requests to modify the Annex 3–B list of products determined to be not commercially available in the territory of either the United States or Colombia (Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, 77 FR 66588) (‘‘CITA’s procedures’’). On February 11, 2013, the Chairman of CITA received a request for a Commercial Availability determination (‘‘Request’’) from Sorini Samet & Associates LLC on behalf of Patagonia, Inc. for certain laminated composite fabric, as specified below. On February 12, 2013, in accordance with CITA’s procedures, CITA notified interested parties of the Request, which was posted on the dedicated Web site for CAFTA–DR Commercial Availability proceedings. In its notification, CITA advised that any Response with an Offer to Supply (‘‘Response’’) must be submitted by February 25, 2013, and any Rebuttal Comments to a Response must be submitted by March 1, 2013, in accordance with sections 6 and 7 of CITA’s procedures. No interested entity submitted a Response to the Request E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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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'')

AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to 
Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement.

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DATES:  Effective Date: March 18, 2013.
SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(``CITA'') has determined that certain laminated composite fabric, as 
specified below, is 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: Maria Dybczak, Office of Textiles and 
Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3651.
    For Further Information On-Line: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/CaftaReqTrack.nsf under ``Approved Requests,'' Reference number: 
176.2013.02.06.Fabric.SoriniSametforPatagoniaInc.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

    Authority: The CAFTA-DR Agreement; Section 203(o)(4) of the 
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade 
Agreement Implementation Act (``CAFTA-DR Implementation Act''), 
Public Law 109-53; the Statement of Administrative Action, 
accompanying the CAFTA-DR Implementation Act; and 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 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement; 
see also section 203(o)(4)(C) of the CAFTA-DR Implementation Act.
    The CAFTA-DR Implementation 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 Implementation 
Act for modifying the Annex 3.25 list. Pursuant to this authority, on 
September 15, 2008, CITA published modified procedures it would follow 
in considering requests to modify the Annex 3.25 list of products 
determined to be not commercially available in the territory of any 
Party to CAFTA-DR (Modifications to Procedures for Considering Requests 
Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-
Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, 73 FR 53200) 
(``CITA's procedures'').
    On February 6, 2013, the Chairman of CITA received a request for a 
Commercial Availability determination (``Request'') from Sorini Samet & 
Associates on behalf of Patagonia, Inc. for certain laminated composite 
fabric, as specified below. On February 7, 2013, in accordance with 
CITA's procedures, CITA notified interested parties of the Request, 
which was posted on the dedicated Web site for CAFTA-DR Commercial 
Availability proceedings. In its notification, CITA advised that any 
Response with an Offer to Supply (``Response'') must be submitted by 
February 21, 2013, and any Rebuttal Comments to a Response must be 
submitted by February 27, 2013, in accordance with sections 6 and 7 of 
CITA's procedures. No interested entity submitted a Response to the 
Request advising CITA of its objection to the Request and its ability 
to supply the subject product.
    In accordance with section 203(o)(4)(C) of the CAFTA-DR 
Implementation Act, and section 8(c)(2) of CITA's procedures, as no 
interested entity submitted a Response objecting to the Request and 
providing an offer to supply the subject product, CITA has determined 
to add the specified fabric to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR 
Agreement.
    The subject product has been added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the 
CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities. A revised list has been 
posted on the dedicated Web site for CAFTA-DR Commercial Availability 
proceedings.

SPECIFICATIONS: Laminated Composite Fabric

HTS: 6001.22.0000; 6001.92.0000
Overall Fabric Description: Laminated polyester woven/micro velour grid 
one-way stretch with polyurethane laminate.
Overall Fabric Construction: Woven face/polyurethane laminate/circular 
knit velour with grid pattern.
Overall Fiber Content: 90-96% polyester/4-10% spandex (includes both 
face and backer fabric).
Overall weight: 287-351 grams per square meter.
Overall width: Selvedge: 150.4-154.4 cm; Minimum cuttable: 145.3-149.3 
cm.
Finishing: Bonded laminate with durable water repellency on the face 
fabric, and optional on back.
Performance criteria for overall fabric:
    Air permeability (ASTM D737): maximum 1.5

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    Durable water repellency (AATCC 22): greater than or equal to 80 
before wash.

Face Fabric Details:

Construction: plain weave
Fiber content: 81-87% polyester/13-19% spandex
Warp fiber content/denier: 73-77 denier polyester; 39-41 denier spandex
Filling fiber content/denier: 73-77 denier polyester; 39-41 denier 
spandex
Characteristics of yarns: core spun spandex (filament)
Thread count: 49-52 picks per cm x 43-45 picks per cm
Weight: 121.5-148.5 grams per square meter
Width: Selvedge: 150.4-154.4 cm; Minimum cuttable: 145.3-149.3 cm
Coloration: piece dyed
Finishing: bonded laminate with durable water repellency
Other special characteristics: 2-way stretch

Backer Fabric Details:

Construction: circular knit with a dropped stitch for the grid-brushed 
looped pile
Fiber content: 100% polyester
Warp fiber content/denier: 145-155 denier polyester
Filling fiber content/denier: 73-77 denier polyester
Characteristics of yarns: filament
Knitting gauge: 27-29
Weight: 140.4-171.6 grams per square meter
Width: Selvedge: 150.4-154.4 cm; Minimum cuttable: 145.3-149.3 cm
Coloration: piece dyed
Finishing: Optional bonded laminate with durable water repellency
Performance criteria:
    Pilling (ASTM D3512): minimum 3
    Other special characteristics: grid pattern
Laminate Description and performance: Bonded laminate with durable 
water repellency (air permeability maximum 1.5 per ASTM D737)
NOTE (ranges): Ranges in these specifications reflect a tolerance from 
the target figures of up to three percent for fiber content, yarn size, 
and thread count; up to ten percent for weight; and up to five 
centimeters (two inches) for width.
NOTE (processing variations): The yarn size designations describe a 
range of yarn specifications for yarn before knitting, dyeing and 
finishing of the fabric. They are intended as specifications to be 
followed by the mill in sourcing yarn used to produce the fabric. 
Dyeing, finishing, and knitting can alter the characteristic of the 
yarn as it appears in the finished fabric. These specifications 
therefore include yarns appearing in the finished fabric as finer or 
coarser than the designated yarn sizes provided that the variation 
occurs after processing of the greige yarn and production of the 
fabric. The specifications for the fabric apply to the fabric itself 
prior to cutting and sewing of the finished garment. Such processing 
may alter the measurements.

Kim Glas,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 2013-06181 Filed 3-15-13; 8:45 am]
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