International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce is soliciting applications for an allocation of the 2002 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric.
The Department of Commerce (Department) hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits and suit-like jackets and trousers for an allocation of the 2002 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric. Interested persons must submit an application on the form provided to the address listed below by 5:00 p.m. on October 9, 2001. Application forms may be obtained from that office (via facsimile or mail) or from the following internet address: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/wooltrq.nsf/TRQApp.
The Department will cause to be published in the Federal Register its determination to allocate the 2002 tariff rate quotas and will notify applicants of their respective allocation as soon as possible after that date. Promptly thereafter, the Department will issue licenses to eligible applicants. The 2003 tariff rate quotas will be allocated at a later date.
To be considered, applications must be received or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on October 9, 2001.
Applications must be submitted to the Industry Assessment Division, Office of Textiles, Apparel and Consumer Goods Industries, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230 (telephone: (202) 482-4058). Application forms may be obtained from that office (via facsimile or mail) or from the following internet address: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/wooltrq.nsf/TRQApp.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sergio Botero, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (the Act) created two tariff rate quotas, providing for temporary reductions in the import duties on limited quantities of two categories of worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suit-type jackets, or trousers: (1) for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); and (2) for worsted wool fabric with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTS heading 9902.51.12). The first tariff rate quota year commenced on January 1, 2001 and ends on December 31, 2001. In the first tariff rate quota year, 12 firms received an allocation for HTS 9902.51.11 and 15 firms received an allocation for HTS 9902.51.12. The second tariff rate quota year will commence January 1, 2002 and ends on December 31, 2002. Annual imports under 9902.51.11 are limited to 2,500,000 square meters, and annual imports under 9902.51.12 are limited to 1,500,000 square meters; these limits may be modified by the President.
The Act requires that the tariff rate quotas be allocated to persons who cut and sew men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits, suit-type jackets and trousers in the United States. On January 22, 2001 the Department published regulations establishing procedures for allocating the tariff rate quotas. 66 FR 6459, 15 CFR 335. In order to be eligible for an allocation, an applicant must submit an application on the form provided to the address listed above by 5:00 p.m. on October 9, 2001 in compliance with the requirements of 15 CFR 335.
Any business confidential information that is marked business confidential will be kept confidential and protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law.Start Signature
Dated: August 30, 2001.
Linda M. Conlin,
Assistant Secretary for Trade Development, Department of Commerce.
[FR Doc.01-22535 Filed 9-6-01; 8:45 am]
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