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

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Start Preamble June 4, 2001.

AGENCY:

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION:

Issuing a directive to the Commissioner of Customs adjusting limits.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

June 11. 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, refer to the Office of Textiles and Apparel website at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov.

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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 current limits for certain categories are being adjusted for recrediting of unused carryforward, carryover, swing, and special shift.

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 65 FR 82328, published on December 28, 2000). Also Start Printed Page 30887see 65 FR 69503, published on November 17, 2000.

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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 4, 2001.

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 November 13, 2000, 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, 2001 and extends through December 31, 2001.

Effective on June 11, 2001, 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
237447,322 dozen.
3145,648,085 square meters.
331/6314,659,365 dozen pairs.
333/63325,375 dozen.
334/6341,254,088 dozen.
335/835251,160 dozen.
336/636/836722,450 dozen.
338/3392,135,227 dozen.
340/6401,936,316 dozen.
341/6412,973,258 dozen of which not more than 1,978,448 dozen shall be in Category 341 and not more than 2,038,483 dozen shall be in Category 641.
342/642/8421,031,030 dozen.
345/845288,820
350/650191,686 dozen.
351/651550,678 dozen.
352/6521,958,180 dozen.
359-C/659-C 21,488,053 kilograms
3602,419,054 numbers.
36319,853,359 numbers.
369-D 3481,668 kilograms.
369-S 41,220,128 kilograms.
4348,904 dozen.
43517,270 dozen.
4409,465 dozen.
6114,707,753 square meters.
635655,434 dozen.
638/639/8381,379,608 dozen.
644821,517 numbers.
645/646166,922 dozen.
647/6481,411,959 dozen.
840270,887 dozen.
1 The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 2000.
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).

Sincerely,

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D. Michael Hutchinson,

Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

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[FR Doc. 01-14451 Filed 6-7-01; 8:45 am]

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