Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Extension of Period of Determination for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from Honduras of Cotton, Wool and Man-Made Fiber Socks
Document Number: E7-24370
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is extending through January 18, 2008 the period for making a determination on whether to request consultations with Honduras regarding imports of cotton, wool and man-made fiber socks (merged Category 332/432 and 632 part).
Request for Public Comment on Short Supply Petition under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Document Number: E7-24281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-14
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On October 16, 2007, the Chairman of CITA received a request from the National Textile Association (NTA), alleging that certain rayon fibers (other than ``lyocell'') 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 filaments, staple yarns, and woven fabrics, classified under chapters 52, 54 and 55 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) and nonwoven and other textile articles of chapter 56, should be modified to allow the use of non-North American rayon fibers (other than ``lyocell''). CITA is also considering a broad change in the rule of origin for all other textile products to allow the use of non-North American rayon fibers (other than ``lyocell''). The President may proclaim a modification to the NAFTA rules of origin under these circumstances to implement an agreement with the other NAFTA countries on the modification. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether rayon fibers (other than ``lyocell'') can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by (January 14, 2008 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 the Due Diligence Requirement Under the Commercial Availability Procedures of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)
Document Number: E7-23410
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
CITA requests public comment on the due diligence requirement under the CAFTA-DR Commercial Availability procedures. Comments should be submitted no later than January 2, 2008 to the attention of: R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230.
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: E7-23408
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain woven polyester/spandex moleskin fabric, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR countries. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities.
Extension of Period of Determination for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports From Honduras of Cotton, Wool and Man-Made Fiber Socks
Document Number: E7-22156
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is extending through December 19, 2007 the period for making a determination on whether to request consultations with Honduras regarding imports of cotton, wool and man-made fiber socks (merged Category 332/432 and 632 part).
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: E7-21950
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain three-thread circular knit fleece 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.
Request for Public Comment on Short Supply Petition under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Document Number: E7-21627
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On October 29, 2007, the Chairman of CITA received a request from Monterey Mills, alleging that certain acrylic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, classified under 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 knit pile fabrics, classified under HTSUS subheading 6001.10, 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 December 3, 2007 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230.
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: E7-21270
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain herringbone stretch woven fabrics of polyester, rayon and spandex yarns, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR countries. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities.
Limitations of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric
Document Number: E7-19158
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
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: E7-18986
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain two-way stretch woven fabric of polyester, rayon, and elastomeric yarns, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR countries. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities.
Solicitation of Public Comments Regarding Possible Safeguard Action on Imports from Honduras of Cotton, Wool, and Man-Made Fiber Socks
Document Number: E7-16450
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee has decided, on its own initiative, to consider whether imports of Honduran cotton, wool, and man-made fiber socks (merged Category 332/432 and 632 part) are being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for such socks, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage, or actual threat thereof, to the U.S. industry producing such socks. The Committee is soliciting public comments to assist it in considering this issue and in determining whether safeguard action is appropriate. Comments must be submitted by September 20, 2007 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001A, United States Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230.
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: E7-16425
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that two woven fabrics, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA- DR region. The products will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement 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: E7-16323
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain raschel knit open work crepe 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.
Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Document Number: E7-16154
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
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 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 Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement)
Document Number: E7-16061
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain circular knit, three-end fleece 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.
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: E7-16059
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain circular knit, three-end fleece 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.
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: E7-16058
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain circular knit, three-end fleece 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.
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: E7-16056
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain circular knit, three-end fleece 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.
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: E7-16017
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain circular knit, three-end fleece 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.
Amendment to the 2007 Tariff Preference Level (TPL) for Nicaragua under the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)
Document Number: E7-14320
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
This notice reduces the 2007 TPL for Nicaragua to 97,584,339 square meters equivalent to account for the shortfall in meeting the one-to-one commitment for cotton and man-made fiber woven trousers exported from Nicaragua to the United States.
Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Document Number: E7-14009
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-19
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 South Africa 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 South Africa with an appropriate visa will qualify for duty-free treatment.
Amendment of Limitation of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric
Document Number: E7-13380
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
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: E7-11139
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-08
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain synthetic staple fibers, 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.
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: E7-9633
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain two-way stretch woven fabric of polyester/rayon/spandex, 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.
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: E7-7787
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-24
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain cotton/polyester circular knit fleece 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.
Final Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E7-5102
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-21
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
This notice summarizes the comments received concerning the Interim Procedures and provides responses to those comments. See Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, 71 FR 9315 (February 23, 2006).
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: 07-795
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain two-way stretch woven fabric of polyester/rayon/spandex, 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: 07-793
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain two-way stretch woven fabric of polyester, rayon, and elastomeric yarns, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR countries. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities.
Amendment of Limitation of Duty- and Quota-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric
Document Number: 07-219
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions