Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary Sub-Saharan African Countries From Regional and Third-Country Fabric, 49368 [2018-21259]

Download as PDF 49368 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kitty M. Simonds, (808) 522–8220 (voice) or (808) 522–8226 (fax), at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 26, 2018. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2018–21302 Filed 9–28–18; 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: DATES: October 1, 2018. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Geiger, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–3117. 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, Public Law 107–210; 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 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, Public Law 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 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, 2018 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 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, 2018, and extending through September 30, 2019, the aggregate quantity of imports eligible for preferential treatment under these provisions is 2,048,357,135 square meters equivalent. Of this amount, 1,024,178,567 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 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 equivalents used by the United States in implementing the ATC. Terry Labat, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 2018–21259 Filed 9–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No. CFPB–2018–0032] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. 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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: October 1, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Geiger, International Trade 
Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, (202) 482-3117.

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, Public 
Law 107-210; 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 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, Public Law 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, 2018 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 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, 2018, and extending 
through September 30, 2019, the aggregate quantity of imports eligible 
for preferential treatment under these provisions is 2,048,357,135 
square meters equivalent. Of this amount, 1,024,178,567 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.

Terry Labat,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
Agreements.
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