Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).
Issuing a directive to the Commissioner of Customs adjusting limits.
July 31, 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 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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The current limits for certain categories are being reduced for carryforward used. The current limit for Category 603 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 64 FR 71982, published on December 22, 1999). Also see 64 FR 68336, published on December 7, 1999.Start Signature
Richard B. Steinkamp,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
Committee for the Implementation of Textile AgreementsJuly 24, 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 1, 1999, 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 Thailand and exported during the period which began on January 1, 2000 and extends through December 31, 2000, except for the period for Category 603 which began on January 1, 2000 and extends through September 30, 2000.
Effective on July 31, 2000, you are directed to adjust the limits for the following categories, as provided for under the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing:
|Category||Adjusted twelve-month limit 1|
|Levels in Group I|
|Sublevels in Group II|
|1 The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 1999.|
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has determined that these actions fall within the foreign affairs exception to the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1).
Richard B. Steinkamp,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 00-19105 Filed 7-28-00; 8:45 am]
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