Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries From Regional and Third-Country Fabric, 57791-57792 [2015-24399]

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[FR Doc. 2015–24436 Filed 9–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–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: Effective Date: October 1, 2015. Don Niewiaroski, Jr., International Trade DATE: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57791 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 (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 of The African Growth and Opportunity Amendments (Pub. L. 112–163), August 10, 2012; Presidential Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000 (65 FR 59321); Presidential Proclamation 7626 of November 13, 2002 (67 FR 69459); and Title I, Section 103(b)(2) and (3) of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, Pub. L. 114–27, June 29, 2015. 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 sub-Saharan African countries from yarn originating in the United States or one or more beneficiary sub-Saharan African 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 114– 27 extended this special rule for lesserdeveloped countries through September 30, 2025. The AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 provides that the quantitative limitation for the twelve-month period beginning October 1, 2015 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)(3) of TRHCA 2006. The Annex to Presidential Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000 E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 57792 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 186 / Friday, September 25, 2015 / Notices 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, 2015, and extending through September 30, 2016, the aggregate quantity of imports eligible for preferential treatment under these provisions is 1,935,096,830 square meters equivalent. Of this amount, 967,548,415 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 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. Joshua Teitelbaum, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. Addition If the Committee approves the proposed addition, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the service listed below from the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following service is proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agency listed: Service Service Type: Custodial and Related Service. Service Is Mandatory for: GSA PBS Region 4, Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building, 2030 SW. 145th Avenue, Miramar, FL Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: CW Resources, Inc., New Britain, CT. Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, Acquisition Division/Services Branch, Atlanta, GA. Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2015–24387 Filed 9–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P [FR Doc. 2015–24399 Filed 9–24–15; 8:45 am] COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed Addition to the Procurement List. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Committee is proposing to add a service to the Procurement List that will be provided by a nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Comments Must be Received on or Before: 10/26/2015. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. For Further Information or to Submit Comments Contact: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@ AbilityOne.gov. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Sep 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organization that will furnish the products to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entity to furnish the products to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the products proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Procurement List; Additions and Deletions Procurement List; Proposed Addition SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agency to provide the products and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the products listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Accordingly, the following products are added to the Procurement List: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and Deletion from the Procurement List. Products AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action adds products to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes a product from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agency. DATES: Effective Date: 10/26/2015. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions On 6/19/2015 (80 FR 35320–35321), the Committee for Purchase From PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NSN(s)—Product Name(s): 7045–00–NIB–0416—Privacy Shield, 16:9 Aspect Ratio Computer Monitor, 23.0″ Widescreen 7045–00–NIB–0417—Privacy Filter, Framed, Black, 20.0″ Widescreen Mandatory Purchase For: Total Government Requirement Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Wiscraft, Inc., Milwaukee, WI Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY Distribution: A-List Deletion On 8/21/2015 (80 FR 50825–50826), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed deletions from the Procurement List. After consideration of the relevant matter presented, the Committee has determined that the product listed below is no longer suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 186 (Friday, September 25, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57791-57792]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24399]


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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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DATE: Effective Date: October 1, 2015.

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 (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 of The African Growth and Opportunity Amendments 
(Pub. L. 112-163), August 10, 2012; Presidential Proclamation 7350 
of October 2, 2000 (65 FR 59321); Presidential Proclamation 7626 of 
November 13, 2002 (67 FR 69459); and Title I, Section 103(b)(2) and 
(3) of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, Pub. L. 114-27, 
June 29, 2015.

    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 sub-
Saharan African countries from yarn originating in the United States or 
one or more beneficiary sub-Saharan African 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 114-
27 extended this special rule for lesser-developed countries through 
September 30, 2025.
    The AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 provides that the quantitative 
limitation for the twelve-month period beginning October 1, 2015 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)(3) of TRHCA 2006. The Annex to Presidential Proclamation 7350 
of October 2, 2000

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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, 2015, and 
extending through September 30, 2016, the aggregate quantity of imports 
eligible for preferential treatment under these provisions is 
1,935,096,830 square meters equivalent. Of this amount, 967,548,415 
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.

Joshua Teitelbaum,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 2015-24399 Filed 9-24-15; 8:45 am]
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