Federal Register: September 11, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 176)
DOCID: FR Doc 03-23110
COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
ACTION: Cotton, wool, and man-made textiles:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection adjusting limits.
September 5, 2003. AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).
EFFECTIVE DATES: September 11, 2003.
Authority: Section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1854); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended.
The current limit for Categories 334/634 is being decreased for the partial undoing of special shift from Category 335, increasing the limit for Category 335.
A description of the textile and apparel categories in terms of HTS
numbers is available in the CORRELATION: Textile and Apparel Categories
with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (see Federal Register notice 68 FR 1599,
published on January 13, 2003). Also see 67 FR 68576, published on November 12, 2002.
James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
September 5, 2003.
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229.
Dear Commissioner: This directive amends, but does not cancel, the directive issued to you on November 1, 2002, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That directive concerns imports of certain cotton, wool, manmade fiber, silk blend and other vegetable fiber textiles and textile products, produced or manufactured in Sri Lanka and exported during the twelvemonth period which began on January 1, 2003 and extends through December 31, 2003.
Effective on September 11, 2003, you are directed to adjust the
limits for the following categories, as provided for under the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing:
Adjusted twelvemonth limit Category \1\ 334/634................................... 1,434,459 dozen. 335....................................... 451,106 dozen.
\1\ The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 2002.
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has determined that these actions fall within the foreign affairs exception of the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1).
James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Roy Unger, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 4824212. For information on the quota status of these limits, refer to the Quota Status Reports posted on the bulletin boards of each Customs port, call (202) 9275850, or refer to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection website at http://www.customs.gov. For information on embargoes and quota reopenings, refer to the Office of Textiles and Apparel website at http://www.otexa.ita.doc.gov.