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Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton, Man-Made Fiber, Silk Blend and Other Vegetable Fiber Textiles and Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in Sri Lanka

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Start Preamble June 19, 2000.

AGENCY:

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION:

Issuing a directive to the Commissioner of Customs adjusting limits.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

June 23, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Roy Unger, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4212. 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) 927-5850, or refer to the U.S. Customs website at http://www.customs.gov. For information on embargoes and quota re-openings, call (202) 482-3715.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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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 limits for certain categories are being adjusted, variously, for swing, carryover, special shift, folklore adjustment, and 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 64 FR 71982, published on December 22, 1999). Also Start Printed Page 39135see 64 FR 70224, published on December 16, 1999.

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D. Michael Hutchinson,

Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

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Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements

June 19, 2000.

Commissioner of Customs,

Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20229.

Dear Commissioner: This directive amends, but does not cancel, the directive issued to you on December 10, 1998, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That directive concerns imports of certain cotton, wool, man-made fiber, silk blend and other vegetable fiber textiles and textile products, produced or manufactured in Sri Lanka and exported during the twelve-month period which began on January 1, 2000 and extends through December 31, 2000.

Effective on June 23, 2000, you are directed to adjust the limits for the following categories, as provided for under the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing:

CategoryAdjusted twelve-month limit 1
237420,688 dozen.
3145,196,030 square meters.
331/6314,210,579 dozen pairs.
333/63323,344 dozen.
334/6341,105,018 dozen.
335/835241,110 dozen.
336/636/836605,773 dozen.
338/3391,941,416 dozen.
340/6401,705,139 dozen.
341/6412,453,612 dozen of which not more than 1,648,238 dozen shall be in Category 341 and not more than 1,610,749 dozen shall be in Category 641.
342/642/842925,809 dozen.
345/845198,651 dozen.
347/348/8471,956,096 dozen.
350/650166,641 dozen.
351/651475,468 dozen.
352/6521,938,160 dozen.
359-C/659-C 21,346,562 kilograms.
3601,085,802 numbers.
36317,881,387 numbers.
369-D 3820,441 kilograms.
369-S 41,026,205 kilograms.
4348,776 dozen.
43518,807 dozen.
4409,329 dozen.
6115,033,220 square meters.
635573,850 dozen.
638/639/8381,181,981 dozen.
644742,390 numbers.
645/646219,720 dozen.
647/6481,240,306 dozen.
840243,428 dozen.
1 The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 1999.
2 Category 359-C: only HTS numbers 6103.42.2025, 6103.49.8034, 6104.62.1020, 6104.69.8010, 6114.20.0048, 6114.20.0052, 6203.42.2010, 6203.42.2090, 6204.62.2010, 6211.32.0010, 6211.32.0025 and 6211.42.0010; Category 659-C: only HTS numbers 6103.23.0055, 6103.43.2020, 6103.43.2025, 6103.49.2000, 6103.49.8038, 6104.63.1020, 6104.63.1030, 6104.69.1000, 6104.69.8014, 6114.30.3044, 6114.30.3054, 6203.43.2010, 6203.43.2090, 6203.49.1010, 6203.49.1090, 6204.63.1510, 6204.69.1010, 6210.10.9010, 6211.33.0010, 6211.33.0017 and 6211.43.0010.
3 Category 369-D: only HTS numbers 6302.60.0010, 6302.91.0005 and 6302.91.0045.
4 Category 369-S: only HTS number 6307.10.2005.

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).

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Sincerely,

D. Michael Hutchinson,

Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

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[FR Doc. 00-15876 Filed 6-22-00; 8:45 am]

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