Federal Register: September 20, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 181)NoticesPage 56198-56199From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS
Adjustment of an Import Limit for Certain Cotton and Man-Made Fiber Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Philippines
September 14, 2004. AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).
ACTION: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection adjusting a limit.
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 20, 2004.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naomi Freeman, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4212. For information on the quota status of this limit, refer to the Quota Status Reports posted on the bulletin boards of each Customs port, call (202) 927-5850, or refer to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Web site at http://www.cbp.gov. For
information on embargoes and quota re-openings, refer to the Office of Textiles and Apparel Web site at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov.
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 342/642 is being increased for the recrediting of unused carryforward.
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 69 FR 4926, published on February 2, 2004). Also see 68 FR 59923, published on October 20, 2003.
D. Michael Hutchinson, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
September 14, 2004.
Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229.
Dear Commissioner: This directive amends, but does not cancel, the directive issued to you on October 14, 2003, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That directive concerns imports of certain cotton, wool and man-made fiber textiles and textile products and silk blend and other vegetable fiber apparel, produced or manufactured in the Philippines and exported during the twelve-month period which began on January 1, 2004 and extends through December 31, 2004.
Effective on September 20, 2004, you are directed to increase the current limit for Categories 342/642 to 1,033,101 dozen \1\, as provided for under the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing:
\1\ The limit has not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 2003.
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has determined that this action falls within the foreign affairs exception to the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1).
Sincerely, D. Michael Hutchinson, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. E4-2237 Filed 9-17-04; 8:45 am]