Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).
Issuing a directive to the Commissioner of Customs directing Customs not to apply the directive regarding denial of entry to shipments from certain companies.
January 18, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Martin Walsh, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:Start Signature
Troy H. Cribb,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
January 11, 2000.
Commissioner of Customs
Department of Treasury, Washington, DC 20229
Dear Commissioner: In the letter to the Commissioner of Customs, dated July 27, 1999 (64 FR 41395), the Chairman of CITA directed the U.S. Customs Service to deny entry to textiles and textile products allegedly manufactured by certain listed companies; Customs had informed CITA that these companies were found to have been illegally transshipping, closed, or unable to produce records to verify production.
Based on information received since that time, CITA has determined that Artistica, Fabrica de Artigos de Vestuario; and Leon Garment Factory Ltd., aka Westburg Lda., two of the listed companies, should not be subject to that directive. Effective on January 18, 2000, Customs is directed to not apply the directive to shipments of textiles and textile products allegedly manufactured by these companies. CITA expects that Customs will conduct on-site verifications of these companies' textile and textile product production.
CITA has determined that these actions fall within the foreign affairs exception of the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1).
Troy H. Cribb,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
[FR Doc. 00-1046 Filed 1-14-00; 8:45 am]
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