Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries From Regional and Third-Country Fabric, 59478-59479 [2014-23493]

Download as PDF 59478 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 191 / Thursday, October 2, 2014 / Notices this company or any other exporter of subject merchandise. Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, Norris and BTIC timely withdrew their requests by the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding the administrative review of high pressure steel cylinders from the PRC for the period June 1, 2013, through May 31, 2014, in its entirety. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Assessment The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protect (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Because the Department is rescinding this administrative review in its entirety, the entries subject to this administrative review shall be assessed antidumping duties at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, if appropriate. Notifications This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. 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Dated: September 24, 2014. Andrew Hirshfeld, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2014–23467 Filed 10–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P 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 ThirdCountry Fabric 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, 2014. 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), Pub. L. 106–200, as amended by Division B, Title XXI, section 3108 of the Trade Act of 2002, Pub. L. 107–210; Section 7(b)(2) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004, Pub. L. 108-274; Division D, Title VI, section 6002 of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA 2006), Pub. L. 109– 432, and section 1, Pub. L. 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). E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 191 / Thursday, October 2, 2014 / Notices 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 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 lesserdeveloped 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 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, 2014 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, 2014, and extending through September 30, 2015 the aggregate quantity of imports eligible for preferential treatment under these provisions is 1,833,741,923 square meters equivalent. Of this amount, 916,870,961 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Oct 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. Janet E. Heinzen, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 2014–23493 Filed 10–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2014–OS–0100] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 3, 2014. 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OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59479 Ms. Jasmeet Seehra at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. DoD Clearance Officer: Mr. Frederick Licari. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Mr. Licari at WHS/ESD Directives Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Dated: September 29, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2014–23462 Filed 10–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID DoD–2014–OS–0061] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 3, 2014. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Licari, 571–372–0493. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 191 (Thursday, October 2, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-23493]


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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

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, 2014.

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), Pub. L. 106-200, as amended by 
Division B, Title XXI, section 3108 of the Trade Act of 2002, Pub. 
L. 107-210; Section 7(b)(2) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004, 
Pub. L. 108-274; Division D, Title VI, section 6002 of the Tax 
Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA 2006), Pub. L. 109-432, 
and section 1, Pub. L. 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).


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    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, 2014 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, 2014, and 
extending through September 30, 2015 the aggregate quantity of imports 
eligible for preferential treatment under these provisions is 
1,833,741,923 square meters equivalent. Of this amount, 916,870,961 
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.

Janet E. Heinzen,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
Agreements.
[FR Doc. 2014-23493 Filed 10-1-14; 8:45 am]
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