Federal Register: August 2, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 148)
DOCID: fr02au07-73 FR Doc E7-15035
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration
Docket ID: [Docket No.: 070725409-7410-01]
ACTION: Tariff rate quotas:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Imports of Certain Cotton Shirting Fabric to Persons Who Cut and Sew Men's and Boys' Cotton Shirts in the United States
DATES: To be considered, applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. EDT on September 4, 2007.
The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men's and boys' cotton shirts in the United States for an allocation of the 2007 tariff rate quotas on certain cotton woven fabric. Interested persons must submit ITA Form 4156P to the address listed below. After the Department has made its allocations of the 2007 tariff rate quotas, the Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice informing the public of this action.
Cotton shirting fabric,
On December 9, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (HR 6406/HR 6111) (``the Act''). Section 406(b)(1) of the Act requires the Secretary of Commerce to fairly allocate tariff rate quotas on the import of certain cotton woven fabrics through December 31, 2009. Section 406 (b)(1) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue licenses to eligible manufacturers under headings 9902.52.08 through 9902.52.19 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, specifying the restrictions under each such license on the quantity of cotton woven fabrics that may be entered each year on behalf of the manufacturer. The Act created an annual tariff rate quota providing for temporary reductions through December 31, 2009 in the import duties of cotton woven fabrics suitable for making cotton shirts (new Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) headings 9902.52.08, 9902.52.09, 9902.52.10, 9902.52.11, 9902.52.12, 9902.52.13, 9902.52.14, 9902.52.15, 9902.52.16, 9902.52.17, 9902.52.18, and 9902.52.19). The reduction in duty is limited to 85 percent of the total square meter equivalents of all imported woven fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent or more by weight cotton used by manufacturers in cutting and sewing men's and boy's cotton shirts in the United States and purchased by such manufacturer during calendar year 2000.
The Act requires that the tariff rate quotas be allocated to
persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who,
during calendar year 2000, were manufacturers cutting and sewing men's
and boy's cotton shirts in the United States from imported woven
fabrics of cotton containing 85 percent or more by weight cotton of the
kind described in HTS 9902.52.08 through 9902.5219 purchased by such
manufacturer during calendar year 2000. On July 24, 2007, the
Department published regulations establishing procedures for allocating
the TRQ. 72 FR 40235, 15 CFR 336. In order to receive an allocation, an
applicant must submit ITA Form 4156P provided at http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/cotton.nsf/TRQApp to the address listed above by
5 p.m. on September 4, 2007 in compliance with the requirements of 15 CFR 336. Any business confidential information that is marked business confidential will be kept confidential and protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law.
Dated: July 27, 2007.
R. Matthew Priest,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel.
[FR Doc. E715035 Filed 8107; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Sergio Botero, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 4824058.