Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements July 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Document Number: E5-4004
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-27
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain textile and apparel goods from Nigeria shall be treated as ``handloomed, handmade, folklore articles, or ethnic printed fabrics'' and qualify for preferential treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Imports of eligible products from Nigeria with an appropriate visa will qualify for duty-free treatment.
Extension of Period of Determination on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China
Document Number: 05-14953
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-27
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is extending through July 31, 2005, the period for making a determination on whether to request consultations with China regarding imports of men's and boys' wool trousers (Category 447).
Denial of Commercial Availability Request under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)
Document Number: E5-3907
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-21
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On May 18, 2005 the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Columbia Sportswear Company alleging that certain woven bamboo/cotton fabric, of detailed specifications, classified in subheading 5516.42.0022 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The petition requested that apparel articles of such fabrics be eligible for preferential treatment under the AGOA and the CBTPA. CITA has determined that the subject fabrics can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and, therefore, denies the request.
Extension of Period of Determination on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China
Document Number: 05-14531
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-21
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is extending through July 31, 2005, the period for making a determination on whether to request consultations with China regarding imports of other synthetic filament fabric (Category 620).
Solicitation of Public Comments on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China
Document Number: 05-14274
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-19
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Designation under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provisions of the United States Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)
Document Number: E5-3660
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread twill weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, combed, and ring spun single yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in subheading 5208.43.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), for use in men's and boys' woven cotton shirts, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The CITA hereby designates men's and boys' woven cotton shirts, that are both cut and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more eligible CBTPA beneficiary countries from such fabrics, as eligible for quota-free and duty-free treatment under the textile and apparel commercial availability provisions of the CBTPA and eligible under HTSUS subheadings 9820.11.27, to enter free of quota and duties, provided that all other fabrics in the referenced apparel articles are wholly formed in the United States from yarns wholly formed in the United States.
Designation under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provisions of the United States Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)
Document Number: E5-3656
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain 100 percent cotton, double faced irregular sateen weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, single yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in subheading 5209.59.0025 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), for use in woven cotton shirts and blouses, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The CITA hereby designates woven cotton shirts and blouses, that are both cut and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more eligible CBTPA beneficiary countries from such fabrics, as eligible for quota-free and duty-free treatment under the textile and apparel commercial availability provisions of the CBTPA and eligible under HTSUS subheadings 9820.11.27, to enter free of quota and duties, provided that all other fabrics in the referenced apparel articles are wholly formed in the United States from yarns wholly formed in the United States.
Designation under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provisions of the United States Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)
Document Number: E5-3654
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain 100 percent cotton, 4-thread twill weave and herringbone twill weave, flannel fabrics, of yarn-dyed, ring spun, and plied yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in subheadings 5209.43.0050 and 5209.49.0090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), for use in men's and boys' woven cotton shirts, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The CITA hereby designates men's and boys' woven cotton shirts, that are both cut and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more eligible CBTPA beneficiary countries from such fabrics, as eligible for quota-free and duty-free treatment under the textile and apparel commercial availability provisions of the CBTPA and eligible under HTSUS subheadings 9820.11.27, to enter free of quota and duties, provided that all other fabrics in the referenced apparel articles are wholly formed in the United States from yarns wholly formed in the United States.
Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Document Number: E5-3590
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-08
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain textile and apparel goods from Ethiopia shall be treated as ``handloomed, handmade, or folklore articles'' and qualify for preferential treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Imports of eligible products from Ethiopia with an appropriate visa will qualify for duty-free treatment.