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Announcement of Import Restraint Limits for Certain Cotton, Wool and Man-Made Fiber Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Arab Republic of Egypt

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Start Preamble October 26, 2000.

AGENCY:

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION:

Issuing a directive to the Commissioner of Customs establishing limits.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

January 1, 2001.

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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.

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The import restraint limits for textile products, produced or manufactured in Egypt and exported during the period January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001 are based on limits notified to the Textiles Monitoring Body pursuant to the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC).

In the letter published below, the Chairman of CITA directs the Commissioner of Customs to establish the 2001 limits.

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). Information regarding the 2001 CORRELATION will be published in the Federal Register at a later date.

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Richard B. Steinkamp,

Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

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Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements

October 26, 2000.

Commissioner of Customs,

Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20229. Start Printed Page 66722

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 January 1, 2001, entry into the United States for consumption and withdrawal from warehouse for consumption of cotton, wool and man-made fiber textile products in the following categories, produced or manufactured in Egypt and exported during the twelve-month period beginning on January 1, 2001 and extending through December 31, 2001, in excess of the following levels of restraint:

CategoryTwelve-month restraint limit
Fabric Group
218-220, 224-227, 313-O 1, 314-O 2, 315-O 3, 317-O 4 and 326-O 5, as a group143,846,941 square meters.
Sublevels within Fabric Group
2182,508,000 square meters.
21933,843,975 square meters.
22033,843,975 square meters.
22433,843,975 square meters.
22533,843,975 square meters.
22633,843,975 square meters.
22733,843,975 square meters.
313-O62,147,235 square meters.
314-O33,843,975 square meters.
315-O39,743,284 square meters.
317-O33,843,975 square meters.
326-O2,508,000 square meters.
Levels not in a group
300/30113,392,305 kilograms of which not more than 4,200,297 kilograms shall be in Category 301.
338/3393,754,030 dozen.
340/6401,555,242 dozen.
369-S 61,969,419 kilograms.
44820,076 dozen.
1 Category 313-O: all HTS numbers except 5208.52.3035, 5208.52.4035 and 5209.51.6032.
2 Category 314-O: all HTS numbers except 5209.51.6015.
3 Category 315-O: all HTS numbers except 5208.52.4055.
4 Category 317-O: all HTS numbers except 5208.59.2085.
5 Category 326-O: all HTS numbers except 5208.59.2015, 5209.59.0015 and 5211.59.0015.
6 Category 369-S: only HTS number 6307.10.2005.

The limits set forth above are subject to adjustment pursuant to the provisions of the ATC and administrative arrangements notified to the Textiles Monitoring Body.

Products in the above categories exported during 2000 shall be charged to the applicable category limits for that year (see directive dated October 21, 1999) to the extent of any unfilled balances. In the event the limits established for that period have been exhausted by previous entries, such products shall be charged to the limits 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 these actions fall within the foreign affairs exception of the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1).

Sincerely,

Richard B. Steinkamp,

Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

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[FR Doc. 00-28557 Filed 11-06-00; 8:45 am]

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