Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton and Man-Made Fiber Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Document Number: E6-22347
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
Determination under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Document Number: E6-22328
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
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 Mali 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 Mali with an appropriate visa will qualify for duty-free treatment.
Determination under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Document Number: E6-21992
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain additional textile and apparel goods from the United Republic of Tanzania 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 Tanzania with an appropriate visa will qualify for duty-free treatment.
Determination under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Document Number: E6-21991
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-26
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 Niger 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 Niger with an appropriate visa will qualify for duty-free treatment.
Adjustment of an Import Limit for Certain Wool Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in Ukraine
Document Number: E6-20942
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
Designation under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provisions of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Document Number: E6-19305
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain combed and ring spun yarn, of a 92 percent cotton/8 percent cashmere blend, comprised of 2/32 Nm resulting in a 16 Nm yarn size, classified in subheading 5205.42.0020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) for use in men's knit sweaters, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. CITA hereby designates such apparel articles of such yarn, that are cut from fabric formed, or knit-to-shape, and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more eligible AGOA beneficiary countries as eligible to enter free of quotas and duties under HTSUS subheading 9819.11.24.
Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton and Man-Made Fiber Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Document Number: E6-16663
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-06
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
Special Procedures for Considering Requests from the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports from Bahrain
Document Number: E6-15869
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth the procedures the Committee will follow in considering requests from the public for textile and apparel safeguard actions as provided for in Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act.
Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric
Document Number: E6-15737
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-26
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
Determination under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement)
Document Number: E6-15736
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-26
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain 2-way stretch woven fabrics, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR region. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR in unrestricted quantities.
Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton and Man-Made Fiber Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Document Number: 06-8178
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-25
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
Request for Public Comment on Commercial Availability Request under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Document Number: 06-7077
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-21
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On July 21, 2006 the Government of the United States received a request from the Government of Mexico alleging that filament yarn of cellulose acetate, classified in heading 5403 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), cannot be supplied by the Mexican industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting that the governments of Canada and the United States consult to consider whether the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rule of origin for woven fabrics classified under HTSUS heading 5408 and products classified in HTSUS chapter 58 should be modified to allow the use of non-North American filament yarns of cellulose acetate. The President may proclaim a modification to the NAFTA rules of origin only after reaching an agreement with the other NAFTA countries on the modification. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether filament yarn of cellulose acetate of HTSUS heading 5403 can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by September 20, 2006 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230.
Designation under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provisions of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA)
Document Number: E6-11555
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain polyester and nylon yarns, of the specifications detailed below, classified in subheadings 5402.31.6000, 5402.62.0000, and 5605.00.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. CITA hereby designates apparel articles containing lace fabrics of such yarns, that are sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more eligible ATPDEA beneficiary countries from such fabrics, as eligible for quota free and duty free treatment under the textile and apparel commercial availability provisions of the ATPDEA and eligible under HTSUS subheading 9821.11.10, provided that all other fabrics in the apparel articles are wholly formed in the United States from yarns wholly formed in the United States, including fabrics not formed from yarns, if such yarns are classifiable under HTSUS heading 5602 or 5603, and are wholly formed in the United States. CITA notes that this designation under the ATPDEA renders apparel articles containing lace fabrics of such yarn, sewn or otherwise assembled in an eligible ATPDEA beneficiary country, as eligible for quota-free and duty-free treatment under HTSUS subheading 9821.11.13, provided the requirements of that subheading are met.
Determination under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Document Number: 06-6299
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-18
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 Madagascar 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 Madagascar with an appropriate visa will qualify for duty-free treatment.
Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Request under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Document Number: 06-6195
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On July 5, 2006 the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Shibani Inwear alleging that a certain combed and ring spun yarn, of a 92 percent cotton/ 8 percent cashmere blend, comprised of 2/32 Nm resulting in a 16 Nm yarn count, classified in subheading 5205.42.00.20 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 requests that men's knit sweaters made of such yarn be eligible for preferential treatment under the AGOA. This is the second submission of a petition regarding the subject yarn, previously denied by CITA. See Denial of a Commercial Availability Request under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) (71 FR 27467, published on May 11, 2006). CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether such yarn can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by July 27, 2006 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, 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: E6-10032
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-26
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, yarn-dyed, 3- or 4-thread twill weave, flannel fabrics, of combed, 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 products in Categories 340, 341, and 350, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The CITA hereby designates products in Categories 340, 341, and 350 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 subheading 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 Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement)
Document Number: 06-5353
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-13
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% cotton flannel fabrics, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR region. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR in unrestricted quantities.
Determination under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement)
Document Number: 06-4916
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
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% cotton flannel fabrics, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR region. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities.
Denial of a Commercial Availability Request under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Document Number: E6-7226
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On March 6, 2006, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Shibani Inwear alleging that a certain combed and ring-spun yarn, of a 92-percent cotton and 8-percent cashmere blend, comprised of 2/32 Nm resulting in a 16 Nm yarn size, classified in subheading 5205.42.00.20 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 men's knit sweaters made of such yarn be eligible for preferential treatment under the AGOA. CITA has determined that the subject yarn can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and, therefore, denies the request.
Special Procedures for Considering Requests from the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports from Morocco
Document Number: E6-6462
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth the procedures the Committee will follow in considering requests from the public for textile and apparel safeguard actions as provided for in Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act.
Special Procedures for Considering Requests from the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports from Central America and the Dominican Republic
Document Number: E6-6460
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth the procedures the Committee will follow in considering requests from the public for textile and apparel safeguard actions as provided for in Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (``CAFTA-DR'' or the ``Agreement'') Implementation Act.
Special Procedures for Considering Requests from the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports from Australia
Document Number: E6-6456
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth the procedures the Committee will follow in considering requests from the public for textile and apparel safeguard actions as provided for in Title III, Subtitle B, Section 321 through Section 328 of the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act.
Request for Public Comment on Short Supply Petition under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Document Number: E6-5405
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-12
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On March 24, 2006 the Chairman of CITA received a request from Biederlack of America alleging that acrylic staple fiber, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, classified in subheading 5503.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting that CITA consider whether the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rule of origin for blankets classified under HTSUS subheading 6301.40 should be modified to allow the use of non-North American acrylic staple fiber. The President may proclaim a modification to the NAFTA rules of origin only after reaching an agreement with the other NAFTA countries on the modification. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether acrylic staple fiber of HTSUS subheading 5503.30 can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by May 12, 2006 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230.
Designation Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provisions of the Andean Trade Preference Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA)
Document Number: E6-4405
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
CITA has determined that certain 100 percent cotton woven flannel fabrics, made from 21 through 36 NM single ring-spun yarns, of 2 x 2 twill weave construction, weighing not more than 200 grams per square meter, classified in subheading 5208.43.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), for use in shirts, trousers, nightwear, robes and dressing gowns, and woven underwear, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. CITA hereby designates such apparel articles that are sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more eligible ATPDEA beneficiary countries from such fabrics, as eligible for quota-free and duty-free treatment under the textile and apparel commercial availability provisions of the ATPDEA and eligible under HTSUS subheadings 9821.11.10, 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, including fabrics not formed from yarns, if such fabrics are classifiable under HTS heading 5602 or 5603, and are wholly formed in the United States. CITA notes that this designation under the ATPDEA renders such apparel articles, sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more eligible ATPDEA beneficiary countries, as eligible for quota-free and duty-free treatment under HTSUS subheading 9821.11.13, provided the requirements of that subheading are met.
Designation Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provisions of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Document Number: E6-4404
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain, 100 percent nylon 66, fully drawn flat filament yarn, of yarn count 156 decitex, comprised of 51 trilobal filaments and 20 round filaments, classified in subheading 5402.41.9040 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), for use in apparel articles classified under HTSUS subheadings 6108.22.9020 and 6109.90.1065, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. CITA hereby designates such apparel articles of such yarn, that are cut from fabric formed, or knit-to- shape, and sewn or otherwise assembled in one or more eligible AGOA beneficiary countries as eligible to enter free of quotas and duties under HTSUS subheading 9819.11.24.
Denial of Request to Revoke Commercial Availability Designation under the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Enforcement Act (ATPDEA)
Document Number: 06-2610
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-16
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On January 10, 2006, the Chairman of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) received a petition from The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), alleging that a substitutable product for certain compacted, plied, ring-spun cotton yarns, with yarn counts in the range from 42 to 102 metric, classified in subheadings 5205.42.0020, 5205.43.0020, 5205.44.0020, 5205.46.0020, 5205.47.0020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The petition requested that CITA revoke its previous commercial availability designation regarding these yarns under the CBTPA and the ATPDEA (70 FR 58190, October 5, 2005). CITA has determined that the subject yarns cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities and in a timely manner and that the petitioner has not substantiated that ring spun yarns currently produced by the domestic industry are substitutable for the subject compact, plied yarns. Therefore, CITA denies the request to revoke its designation made on October 5, 2005, for such yarns under the CBTPA and the ATPDEA.
Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Petition under the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA)
Document Number: 06-2558
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On March 9, 2006, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Encajes, S.A. Colombia, alleging that certain polyester and nylon yarns, classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) in subheadings 5402.31.6000, 5402.62.000, and 5605.00.1000, cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The petition requests that apparel articles containing lace fabrics of such yarns be eligible for preferential treatment under the ATPDEA. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether such yarns can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by March 30, 2006 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW. Washington, DC 20230.
Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Request under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Document Number: 06-2507
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On March 6, 2006 the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Shibani Inwear alleging that a certain combed and ring spun yarn, of a 92 percent cotton/ 8 percent cashmere blend, comprised of 2/32 Nm resulting in a 16 Nm yarn size, classified in subheading 5205.42.00.20 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 requests that men's knit sweaters made of such yarn be eligible for preferential treatment under the AGOA. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether such yarn can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by March 30, 2006 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230.
Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 06-1734
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-23
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth the interim procedures the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (``CITA'') will follow in implementing certain provisions of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (``CAFTA-DR'' or ``Agreement'') Implementation Act. Section 203(o)(4) of the CAFTA-DR Implementation Act establishes procedures for the President to modify the list of fabrics, yarns, or fibers not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the countries that are Parties to the CAFTA-DR, as set out in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR. The President has delegated to CITA the authority to determine whether fabrics, yarns, or fibers are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in CAFTA-DR countries and has directed CITA to establish procedures that govern the submission of a request and provide the opportunity for interested entities to submit comments and supporting evidence in any such determination pursuant to the CAFTA-DR Implementation Act. This notice hereby gives notice to interested entities of the procedures CITA will follow in considering such requests and solicits public written comments on these procedures. Comments must be received not later than March 9, 2006 of this notice to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230.
Request for Public Comments on Commercial Availability Petition under the United States - Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)
Document Number: 06-1370
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-13
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On February 7, 2006, the Chairman of CITA received a petition from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., on behalf of B*W*A of New York, New York, alleging that certain 100 percent cotton, 3- or 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), cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. The petition requests that woven cotton shirts, blouses, and dressing gowns of such fabrics assembled in one or more CBTPA beneficiary countries be eligible for preferential treatment under the CBTPA. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this petition, in particular with regard to whether these fabrics can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by February 28, 2006 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230.
Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton and Man-Made Fiber Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Document Number: E6-1611
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-07
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
Staged Entry of China Safeguard Overshipments to be Affected by the Reclassification of Shipments That Were Entered Incorrectly
Document Number: E6-1609
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-07
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
Request for Public Comments on Revoking a Commercial Availability Designation under the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA)
Document Number: 06-538
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-19
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On January 10, 2006 the Chairman of CITA received a petition from The National Council of Textiles Organizations (NCTO), alleging that a substitutable product for certain compacted, plied, ring spun cotton yarns, with yarn counts in the range from 42 to 102 metric, classified in subheadings 5205.42.0020, 5205.43.0020, 5205.44.0020, 5205.46.0020, 5205.47.0020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner, and requesting that CITA revoke its previous designation regarding these yarns. On September 29, 2005, following a determination that the subject yarns could not be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner under the CBTPA and ATPDEA, CITA designated men's and boys' woven cotton trousers and shirts, and women's and girls' woven cotton trousers, shirts, and blouses, made from U.S. formed fabric containing such yarns as eligible for duty-free treatment under the CBTPA and ATPDEA. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request from NCTO, in particular with regard to whether such yarns or substitutable yarns can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities. Comments must be submitted by February 3, 2006 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.
Request for Public Comment on Short Supply Petition under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Document Number: E6-161
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-11
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On December 21, 2005 the Chairman of CITA received a request from Cellusuede Products, Inc. (Cellusuede), alleging that certain man- made staple fiber and tow, of the specifications detailed below, classified in the indicated subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting that CITA consider whether the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rule of origin for textile flock classified under HTSUS subheading 5601.30 should be modified to allow the use of non- North American man-made staple fiber and tow, of the specifications detailed below. The President may proclaim a modification to the NAFTA rules of origin only after reaching an agreement with the other NAFTA countries on the modification. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether woven fabrics of the type described below can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by February 10, 2006 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230.
Request for Public Comment on Short Supply Petition under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Document Number: E6-160
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-11
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On December 19, 2005 the Chairman of CITA received a request from Meeks & Sheppard, on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, alleging that rayon viscose staple fiber, classified in subheading 5504.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), cannot be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting that CITA consider whether the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rule of origin for sanitary towels or tampons classified under HTSUS subheading 5601.10 should be modified to allow the use of non-North American viscose rayon staple fiber. The President may proclaim a modification to the NAFTA rules of origin only after reaching an agreement with the other NAFTA countries on the modification. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether woven fabrics of the type described below can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by February 10, 2006 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230.