Solicitation of Public Comments on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China
On June 22, 2005, the Committee received a request from the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, the National Council of Textile Organizations, the National Textile Association, and UNITE HERE requesting that the Committee limit imports from China of cotton and man-made fiber curtains and drapery (Category 369 Part/666 Part). They request that a textile and apparel safeguard action, as provided for in the Report of the Working Party on the Accession of China to the World Trade Organization (the Accession Agreement), be taken on imports of such curtains and drapery. The Committee hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether imports from China of such curtains and drapery are, due to market disruption, threatening to impede the orderly development of trade in this product. Comments must be submitted by August 18, 2005 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of TextileAgreements, Room 3001A, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.