Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).
Issuing a directive to the Commissioner of Customs establishing a limit.
March 17, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ross Arnold, 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 U.S. Customs website at http://www.customs.ustreas.gov. For information on embargoes and quota re-openings, call (202) 482-3715. For information on categories on which consultations have been requested, call (202) 482-3740.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:Start Signature
D. Michael Hutchinson,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
March 14, 2000.
Commissioner of Customs,
Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20229.
Dear Commissioner: Pursuant to section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1854); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended; and the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC), you are directed to prohibit, effective on March 17, 2000, entry into the United States for consumption and withdrawal from warehouse for consumption of combed cotton yarn in Category 301, produced or manufactured in Pakistan and exported during the twelve-month period beginning on March 17, 2000 and extending through March 16, 2001, in excess of 5,578,425 kilograms.
The limit set forth above is subject to adjustment pursuant to the provisions of the ATC.
Products in the above category exported during the March 17, 1999 through March 16, 2000 period shall be charged to the limit for that year (see directive dated March 5, 1999) to the extent of any unfilled balances. In the event the limit established for that period has been exhausted by previous entries, such products shall be charged to the limit set forth in this directive.
In carrying out the above directions, the Commissioner of Customs should construe entry into the United States for consumption to include entry for consumption into the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has determined that this action falls within the foreign affairs exception of the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1).
D. Michael Hutchinson,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 00-6762 Filed 3-16-00; 8:45 am]
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