Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Entry of Shipments of Cotton, Wool, and Man-Made Fiber Apparel in Excess of 2008 Agreement Limits
Document Number: E8-30691
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton and Man-Made Fiber Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-27892
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
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: E8-27342
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain 100% polyester stripe fabric, as specified below, is 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.
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: E8-27341
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain 100% polyester pin dot dobby fabric, as specified below, is 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.
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: E8-27340
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain 100% polyester sharkskin fabric, as specified below, is 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.
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: E8-27338
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain 100% polyester mini stripe fabric, as specified below, is 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: E8-27229
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
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: E8-25441
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain greige corduroy fabrics, 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: E8-22575
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
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: E8-22004
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain three-yarn circular stretch knit fleece fabrics, 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.
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: E8-21480
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain raschel knit open work crepe fabrics, 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.
Modifications to Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E8-21478
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
This notice presents the modifications to CITA's Final Procedures under the CAFTA-DR Commercial Availability Provisions.
Determinations under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement)
Document Number: E8-19094
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (``CITA'') has made eight determinations that eight woven fabrics, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR countries. The fabrics will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities.
Request for Public Comment on a Commercial Availability Request under the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement (USAFTA)
Document Number: E8-18119
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On February 26, 2008, CITA published in the Federal Register a request for public comment on a commercial availability petition from Gentry Mills that there be a modification to the rules of origin for a certain viscose/polyester blended yarn (73 FR 10227). No public comments were received alleging that viscose rayon fiber could be supplied in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Subsequently, the United States requested consultations with the Government of Australia on its proposal to modify the rule of origin for 5510.90.2000 to allow the use of non-U.S. and non-Australian viscose rayon fiber. In those consultations, the Government of Australia proposed expanding the scope of the U.S. proposal for a modification to the rule of origin. The Government of Australia proposes that the modification to the rule of origin be applied to all yarns of subheading 5510.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The President may proclaim a modification to the USAFTA rules of origin for textile and apparel products after reaching an agreement with the Government of Australia on the modification. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this proposal to expand the scope of the rule of origin modification to all yarns in HTSUS subheading 5510.90 to allow the use of non-U.S. and non-Australian viscose rayon fiber. Comments must be submitted by September 5, 2008 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: E8-16891
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain twill fabrics, 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.
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: E8-16890
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain corduroy fabrics, 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.
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: E8-16888
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain corduroy fabrics, 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.
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: E8-16856
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain twill fabrics, 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.
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: E8-16315
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-16
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain uncut polyester/nylon corduroy fabrics, 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.
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: E8-16313
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-16
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain polyester/nylon corduroy fabrics, 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 to the 2008 Tariff Preference Level (TPL) for Nicaragua under the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)
Document Number: E8-14638
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
This notice reduces the 2008 TPL for Nicaragua to 87,897,046 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.
Request for Public Comment on Commercial Availability Request under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Document Number: E8-14408
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On June 10, 2008, the Government of the United States received a request from the Government of Canada alleging that acrylic staple fiber, 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 the governments of Mexico and the United States consult to consider whether the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rule of origin for thread and yarns classified under HTSUS subheadings 55.08 through 55.11 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 July 25, 2008 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, 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: E8-13074
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
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% cotton woven indigo-dyed fabric, as specified below, is not available in commercial quantities in a tiely 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: E8-13072
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
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% cotton woven indigo-dyed fabric, as specified below, is 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: E8-13071
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
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% cotton woven indigo-dyed fabric, as specified below, is 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: E8-10807
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On May 2, 2008, the Chairman of CITA received a request from Oxford Industries, Inc., alleging that certain woven jacquard acetate rayon fabrics, of the specifications listed below, classified under subheading 5408.23.2930 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 NAFTA rule of origin for certain men's apparel, classified under certain HTSUS Chapter 62 subheadings (6203.11, 6203.12, 6203.19, 6203.22, 6203.23, 6203.29, 6203.31, 6203.32, 6203.33, and 6203.39), should be modified to allow the use of non-North American woven jacquard acetate rayon fabric. 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 certain woven jacquard acetate rayon fabrics, of the specifications listed below, classified under subheading 5408.23.2930, can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by June 13, 2008 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230.
Determination of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements to Apply a Textile Safeguard Measure on Imports of Certain Cotton Socks from Honduras
Document Number: E8-9339
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee has determined to apply a textile safeguard measure on imports of Honduran origin cotton socks classifiable under subheading 9115.95 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'').
Limitations of Duty-Free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Beneficiary ATPDEA Countries from Regional Country Fabric
Document Number: 08-989
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
Request for Public Comment on a Commercial Availability Request under the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E8-3620
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On February 1, 2008, the Chairman of CITA received a request from Gentry Mills, alleging that certain viscose rayon fiber, classified in subheading 5504.10.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), cannot be supplied by the domestic or Australian industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner and requesting that CITA consider whether the USAFTA rule of origin for 52% viscose/48% polyester blended yarn, classified under HTSUS subheading 5510.90.2000 should be modified to allow the use of non-U.S. and non- Australian viscose rayon fiber. The President may proclaim a modification to the USAFTA rules of origin for textile and apparel products after reaching an agreement with the Government of Australia on the modification. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether viscose rayon fiber of HTSUS 5504.10.0000 can be supplied by the domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. Comments must be submitted by March 27, 2008. 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: 08-785
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-21
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain wool blend coating fabrics, 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.
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: 08-784
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-21
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain composite fabrics, 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.
Request for Public Comment on Short Supply Petition Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Document Number: E8-1269
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-25
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
On January 14, 2008, the Chairman of CITA received a request from Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC, alleging that certain solution dyed, wet spun acrylic 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 warp pile fabrics, classified under HTSUS subheading 5801.35, should be modified to allow the use of non-North American solution dyed, wet spun acrylic 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 solution dyed, wet spun acrylic 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 February 25, 2008 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230.
Written Notice to the Government of Honduras of Intent To Apply a Textile Safeguard Measure on Imports from Honduras of Cotton Socks
Document Number: 08-290
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-25
Agency: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Agencies and Commissions
The Committee is submitting written notice to the Government of Honduras with respect to its intent to apply a textile safeguard measure on imports of Honduran origin cotton socks (Category 332).