Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (“CAFTA-DR Agreement”), 52907 [2013-20765]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 27, 2013 / Notices 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 Dated: August 26, 2013. manner in the territory of any Party. See Ronald K. Lorentzen, Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Agreement; see also section 203(o)(4)(C) Administration. of the CAFTA–DR Implementation Act. [FR Doc. 2013–20899 Filed 8–26–13; 8:45 am] The CAFTA–DR Implementation Act BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P requires the President to establish procedures governing the submission of a request and providing opportunity for COMMITTEE FOR THE interested entities to submit comments IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE and supporting evidence before a AGREEMENTS commercial availability determination is made. In Presidential Proclamations Determination Under the Textile and 7987 and 7996, the President delegated Apparel Commercial Availability to CITA the authority under section Provision of the Dominican Republic203(o)(4) of CAFTA–DR Implementation Central America-United States Free Act for modifying the Annex 3.25 list. Trade Agreement (‘‘CAFTA–DR Pursuant to this authority, on September Agreement’’) 15, 2008, CITA published modified procedures it would follow in AGENCY: The Committee for the considering requests to modify the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Annex 3.25 list of products determined ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3.25 to be not commercially available in the territory of any Party to CAFTA–DR of the CAFTA–DR agreement. (Modifications to Procedures for Considering Requests Under the SUMMARY: The Committee for the Commercial Availability Provision of Implementation of Textile Agreements the Dominican Republic-Central (‘‘CITA’’) has determined that certain America-United States Free Trade polyester/nylon cut corduroy fabric, as Agreement, 73 FR 53200) (‘‘CITA’s specified below, is not available in procedures’’). commercial quantities in a timely On July 25, the Chairman of CITA manner in the CAFTA–DR countries. received a request for a Commercial The product will be added to the list in Availability determination (‘‘Request’’) Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR from Alston & Bird, LLP on behalf of Agreement in unrestricted quantities. SPC Global, LLC, for certain polyester/ DATES: Effective August 27, 2013. nylon cut corduroy fabric, as specified FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: below. On July 29, 2013, in accordance Maria Dybczak, Office of Textiles and with CITA’s procedures, CITA notified Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, interested parties of the Request, which (202) 482–3651. was posted on the dedicated Web site For Further Information Online: for CAFTA–DR Commercial Availability http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ proceedings. In its notification, CITA CaftaReqTrack.nsf under ‘‘Approved advised that any Response with an Offer Requests,’’ Referencen number: 184.2013. to Supply (‘‘Response’’) must be 07.25.Fabric.Alston&BirdforSPCGlobal submitted by August 8, 2013, and any SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rebuttal Comments to a Response must Authority: The CAFTA–DR Agreement; be submitted by August 14, 2013, in Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican Republic- accordance with sections 6 and 7 of Central America-United States Free Trade CITA’s procedures. No interested entity Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘CAFTA– submitted a Response to the Request DR Implementation Act’’), Public Law 109– advising CITA of its objection to the 53; the Statement of Administrative Action, Request and its ability to supply the accompanying the CAFTA–DR subject product. Implementation Act; and Presidential In accordance with section Proclamations 7987 (February 28, 2006) and 203(o)(4)(C) of the CAFTA–DR 7996 (March 31, 2006). Implementation Act, and section 8(c)(2) Background: The CAFTA–DR Agreement provides of CITA’s procedures, as no interested a list in Annex 3.25 for fabrics, yarns, entity submitted a Response to object to and fibers that the Parties to the the Request with an offer to supply the CAFTA–DR Agreement have subject product, CITA has determined to determined are not available in add the specified fabric to the list in commercial quantities in a timely Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR manner in the territory of any Party. The Agreement. 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NOTE 2: The yarn size designations describe a range of specifications for yarn in its greige condition. They are intended as specifications to be followed by the mill in sourcing yarn used to produce the fabric. Weaving, dyeing, and finishing can alter the characteristics of the yarn as it appears in the finished fabric. This specification therefore includes 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. Thread count: 20–34 warp ends x 50–67 fill picks per centimeter (English: 50–86 warp ends x 127–170 fill picks per inch). Weight: 220–290 grams per sq. meter (English: 6.48–8.55 oz per sq. yard). Width: 142–162 cm (English: 56–64 inches). Weave: Cut corduroy with 3–6 wales per cm (English: 8–16 wales per inch). Finishing: Piece dyed or of yarns of different colors. 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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SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 
(``CITA'') has determined that certain polyester/nylon cut corduroy 
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.

DATES: Effective August 27, 2013.

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: 
184.2013.07.25.Fabric.Alston&BirdforSPCGlobal

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 July 25, the Chairman of CITA received a request for a 
Commercial Availability determination (``Request'') from Alston & Bird, 
LLP on behalf of SPC Global, LLC, for certain polyester/nylon cut 
corduroy fabric, as specified below. On July 29, 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 August 8, 2013, and any Rebuttal Comments to a Response 
must be submitted by August 14, 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 Polyester/Nylon Cut Corduroy Fabric.

    HTS: 5801.32.0000.
    Fiber Content: 80-95% polyester, 5-20% nylon.
    Yarn Size:
    Warp: Polyester filament between 111-222 decitex (English: 100-
200 denier).
    Fill: Polyester filament 111-278 decitex (English: 100-250 
denier) and bi-constituent polyester-nylon filament between 222-389 
decitex (English: 200-350 denier).
    NOTE 1: In the bi-constituent yarn, the polyester and nylon are 
mixed prior to extrusion.
    NOTE 2: The yarn size designations describe a range of 
specifications for yarn in its greige condition. They are intended 
as specifications to be followed by the mill in sourcing yarn used 
to produce the fabric. Weaving, dyeing, and finishing can alter the 
characteristics of the yarn as it appears in the finished fabric. 
This specification therefore includes 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.
    Thread count: 20-34 warp ends x 50-67 fill picks per centimeter 
(English: 50-86 warp ends x 127-170 fill picks per inch).
    Weight: 220-290 grams per sq. meter (English: 6.48-8.55 oz per 
sq. yard).
    Width: 142-162 cm (English: 56-64 inches).
    Weave: Cut corduroy with 3-6 wales per cm (English: 8-16 wales 
per inch).
    Finishing: Piece dyed or of yarns of different colors.

Kim Glas,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 2013-20765 Filed 8-26-13; 8:45 am]
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