Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (“CAFTA-DR Agreement”), 39713-39714 [2013-15716]

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[FR Doc. 2013–15750 Filed 7–1–13; 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. AGENCY: Effective Date: July 2, 2013. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (‘‘CITA’’) has determined that certain warp stretch woven nylon/rayon/ spandex 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 DATES: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39713 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 ONLINE: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/CaftaReq Track.nsf under ‘‘Approved Requests,’’ Reference number: 179.2013.05.23. Fabric.GDLSKforPCATextiles. 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’’), Pub. 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 not be 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’’). E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 39714 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 127 / Tuesday, July 2, 2013 / Notices On May 23, 2013, the Chairman of CITA received a request for a Commercial Availability determination (‘‘Request’’) from Grunfeld, Desidario, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt, LLP, on behalf of PCA Textiles, for certain warp stretch woven nylon/rayon/spandex fabric, as specified below. On May 28, 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 June 7, 2013, and any Rebuttal Comments to a Response must be submitted by June 13, 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 to object to the Request with 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Specifications: Certain Warp Stretch Woven Nylon/Rayon/Spandex Fabric HTS: 5516.22.0040 or 5516.23.0040. Fiber Content: Rayon (67–80%), Nylon (15–35%), Spandex (2–6%). Yarn Configuration: Warp: Nylon filament combined with spandex filament. Filling: Rayon staple. Yarn Denier: Nylon and Spandex of various deniers. Width: 56–60’’ (142–153 cm). Weight: 220–315 grams per square meter. Thread Count (Density): 76–110 ends per inch (Warp) X 70–90 picks per inch (Filling); (30–44 ends per cm (Warp) X 27–36 picks per cm (Filling)). Weave Type: Twill Weave. Finishing Processes: Airjet Dyed. Kim Glas, Chairman Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. 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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: July 2, 2013.

SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(``CITA'') has determined that certain warp stretch woven nylon/rayon/
spandex 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 ONLINE:  http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/CaftaReqTrack.nsf under ``Approved Requests,'' Reference number: 
179.2013.05.23.Fabric.GDLSKforPCATextiles.

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''), Pub. 
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 not be 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'').

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    On May 23, 2013, the Chairman of CITA received a request for a 
Commercial Availability determination (``Request'') from Grunfeld, 
Desidario, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt, LLP, on behalf of PCA 
Textiles, for certain warp stretch woven nylon/rayon/spandex fabric, as 
specified below. On May 28, 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 June 7, 2013, 
and any Rebuttal Comments to a Response must be submitted by June 13, 
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 to object to the Request with 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: Certain Warp Stretch Woven Nylon/Rayon/Spandex Fabric

    HTS: 5516.22.0040 or 5516.23.0040.
    Fiber Content: Rayon (67-80%), Nylon (15-35%), Spandex (2-6%).
    Yarn Configuration:
    Warp: Nylon filament combined with spandex filament.
    Filling: Rayon staple.
    Yarn Denier: Nylon and Spandex of various deniers.
    Width: 56-60'' (142-153 cm).
    Weight: 220-315 grams per square meter.
    Thread Count (Density): 76-110 ends per inch (Warp) X 70-90 picks 
per inch (Filling); (30-44 ends per cm (Warp) X 27-36 picks per cm 
(Filling)).
    Weave Type: Twill Weave.
    Finishing Processes: Airjet Dyed.

Kim Glas,
Chairman Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 2013-15716 Filed 7-1-13; 8:45 am]
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