Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries From Regional and Third-Country Fabric, 59917-59918 [2013-23777]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 189 / Monday, September 30, 2013 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Meeting address: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel, 4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (800) 503–5762 or (843) 744–4422; fax: (843) 744–4472. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items will be discussed by the SSC during this meeting: SSC Meeting, Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 9 a.m. until Thursday, October 24, 2013, 2 p.m. 1. 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[FR Doc. 2013–23762 Filed 9–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 59917 • Adoption of Agenda • Presentation of new model for socio-economic considerations in closed seasons to comply with ACL • Discussion • Recommendations to CFMC • Other Business The AP and Ad Hoc meeting will convene on October 22, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. However, simultaneous interpretation (English-Spanish) will be provided. Fishers and other interested persons are invited to attend and participate with oral or written statements regarding agenda issues. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, ´ please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery ˜ Management Council, 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918, telephone (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 25, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23763 Filed 9–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P RIN 0648–XC891 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries From Regional and ThirdCountry Fabric The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Panel and Ad Hoc Committee will meet. DATES: The meeting will be held on October 22, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Verdanza Hotel, 8020 Tartak St. Isla Verde, Puerto Rico 00909. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, ˜ 270 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918, telephone (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AP and Ad Hoc will meet to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: • Call to Order September 25, 2013. AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Publishing the new 12-month cap on duty- and quota-free benefits. AGENCY: DATES: Effective October 1, 2013. Don Niewiaroski, Jr., International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–2496. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Authority: Title I, Section 112(b)(3) of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (TDA 2000), Public Law 106–200, as amended by Division B, Title XXI, section 3108 of the Trade Act of 2002, Public Law 107–210; E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 59918 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 189 / Monday, September 30, 2013 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Section 7(b)(2) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004, Public Law 108–274; Division D, Title VI, section 6002 of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA 2006), Public Law 109–432, and section 1, Public Law 112–163, August 10, 2012; Presidential Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000 (65 FR 59321); and Presidential Proclamation 7626 of November 13, 2002 (67 FR 69459). Title I of TDA 2000 provides for dutyand quota-free treatment for certain textile and apparel articles imported from designated beneficiary subSaharan African countries. Section 112(b)(3) of TDA 2000 provides dutyand quota-free treatment for apparel articles wholly assembled in one or more beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries from fabric wholly formed in one or more beneficiary countries from yarn originating in the U.S. or one or more beneficiary countries. This preferential treatment is also available for apparel articles assembled in one or more lesser-developed beneficiary subSaharan African countries, regardless of the country of origin of the fabric used to make such articles, subject to quantitative limitation. Public Law 112– 163 extended this special rule for lesserdeveloped countries through September 30, 2015. The AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 provides that the quantitative limitation for the twelve-month period beginning October 1, 2013 will be an amount not to exceed 7 percent of the aggregate square meter equivalents of all apparel articles imported into the United States in the preceding 12-month period for which data are available. See Section 112(b)(3)(A)(ii)(I) of TDA 2000, as amended by Section 7(b)(2)(B) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004. Of this overall amount, apparel imported under the special rule for lesser-developed countries is limited to an amount not to exceed 3.5 percent of all apparel articles imported into the United States in the preceding 12-month period. See Section 112(b)(3)(B)(ii)(II) of TDA 2000, as amended by Section 6002(a) of TRHCA 2006. Presidential Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000 directed CITA to publish the aggregate quantity of imports allowed during each 12-month period in the Federal Register. For the one-year period, beginning on October 1, 2013, and extending through September 30, 2014 the aggregate quantity of imports eligible for preferential treatment under these provisions is 1,784,195,681 square meters equivalent. Of this amount, 892,097,841 square meters equivalent is available to apparel articles imported under the special rule for lesserdeveloped countries. Apparel articles entered in excess of these quantities will VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Sep 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 be subject to otherwise applicable tariffs. These quantities are calculated using the aggregate square meter equivalents of all apparel articles imported into the United States, derived from the set of Harmonized System lines listed in the Annex to the World Trade Organization Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC), and the conversion factors for units of measure into square meter equivalents used by the United States in implementing the ATC. Kimberly Glas, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 2013–23777 Filed 9–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, DoD. ACTION: Meeting notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces (subsequently referred to as the Task Force). DATES: Monday, October 28, 2013– Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. 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Agenda: (Refer to http:// rwtf.defense.gov for the most up-to-date meeting information) Day One: Monday, October 28, 2013 9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Welcome, Member Introductions 9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Installation Visit After Action Review 10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Moderator Refresher Training for Task Force Members 11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Recommendations of Major Committees on Wounded, Ill, and Injured 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Briefing on Traumatic Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Break for Lunch 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Care Coalition Update 2:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Break 2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Line of Duty Department of Defense Instruction Update 3:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Break 3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) Lawyer Panel 4:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Wrap Up Day Two: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m. Welcome 9:15 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Public Forum 9:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. VA Consultants Briefing 10:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Break 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Army Remote Care Program Briefing 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Break for Lunch 1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) Briefing 2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Break 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Army National Guard (ARNG) Medical Management Processing System (MMPS) & Reserve Component Managed Care (RCMC) Pilot Briefing 3:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Break 3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Army IDES Office Briefing 4:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Wrap Up Public’s Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102–3.140 through 102–3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a firstcome basis. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 189 (Monday, September 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59917-59918]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23777]


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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles 
Assembled in Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries From Regional 
and Third-Country Fabric

September 25, 2013.
AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION: Publishing the new 12-month cap on duty- and quota-free 
benefits.

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DATES: Effective October 1, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Niewiaroski, Jr., International 
Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, (202) 482-2496.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

    Authority:  Title I, Section 112(b)(3) of the Trade and 
Development Act of 2000 (TDA 2000), Public Law 106-200, as amended 
by Division B, Title XXI, section 3108 of the Trade Act of 2002, 
Public Law 107-210;

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Section 7(b)(2) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004, Public Law 
108-274; Division D, Title VI, section 6002 of the Tax Relief and 
Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA 2006), Public Law 109-432, and 
section 1, Public Law 112-163, August 10, 2012; Presidential 
Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000 (65 FR 59321); and Presidential 
Proclamation 7626 of November 13, 2002 (67 FR 69459).
    Title I of TDA 2000 provides for duty- and quota-free treatment for 
certain textile and apparel articles imported from designated 
beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries. Section 112(b)(3) of TDA 
2000 provides duty- and quota-free treatment for apparel articles 
wholly assembled in one or more beneficiary sub-Saharan African 
countries from fabric wholly formed in one or more beneficiary 
countries from yarn originating in the U.S. or one or more beneficiary 
countries. This preferential treatment is also available for apparel 
articles assembled in one or more lesser-developed beneficiary sub-
Saharan African countries, regardless of the country of origin of the 
fabric used to make such articles, subject to quantitative limitation. 
Public Law 112-163 extended this special rule for lesser-developed 
countries through September 30, 2015.
    The AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 provides that the quantitative 
limitation for the twelve-month period beginning October 1, 2013 will 
be an amount not to exceed 7 percent of the aggregate square meter 
equivalents of all apparel articles imported into the United States in 
the preceding 12-month period for which data are available. See Section 
112(b)(3)(A)(ii)(I) of TDA 2000, as amended by Section 7(b)(2)(B) of 
the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004. Of this overall amount, apparel 
imported under the special rule for lesser-developed countries is 
limited to an amount not to exceed 3.5 percent of all apparel articles 
imported into the United States in the preceding 12-month period. See 
Section 112(b)(3)(B)(ii)(II) of TDA 2000, as amended by Section 6002(a) 
of TRHCA 2006. Presidential Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000 
directed CITA to publish the aggregate quantity of imports allowed 
during each 12-month period in the Federal Register.
    For the one-year period, beginning on October 1, 2013, and 
extending through September 30, 2014 the aggregate quantity of imports 
eligible for preferential treatment under these provisions is 
1,784,195,681 square meters equivalent. Of this amount, 892,097,841 
square meters equivalent is available to apparel articles imported 
under the special rule for lesser-developed countries. Apparel articles 
entered in excess of these quantities will be subject to otherwise 
applicable tariffs.
    These quantities are calculated using the aggregate square meter 
equivalents of all apparel articles imported into the United States, 
derived from the set of Harmonized System lines listed in the Annex to 
the World Trade Organization Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC), 
and the conversion factors for units of measure into square meter 
equivalents used by the United States in implementing the ATC.

Kimberly Glas,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
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