Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).
Issuing a directive to the Commissioner of Customs establishing limits.
January 1, 2002.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:Start Signature
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
November 23, 2001.
Commissioner of Customs,
Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20229.
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, 2002, 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, 2002 and extending through December 31, 2002, in excess of the following levels of restraint:
|Category||Twelve-month restraint limit|
|218-220, 224-227, 313-O 1, 314-O 2, 315-O 3, 317-O 4 and 326-O 5, as a group||162,117,786 square meters.|
|Sublevels within Fabric Group|
|218||2,508,000 square meters.|
|219||38,142,697 square meters.|
|220||38,142,697 square meters.|
|224||38,142,697 square meters.|
|225||38,142,697 square meters.|
|226||38,142,697 square meters.|
|227||38,142,697 square meters.|
|313-O||70,040,920 square meters.|
|314-O||38,142,697 square meters.|
|315-O||44,791,312 square meters.|
|317-O||38,142,697 square meters.|
|326-O||2,508,000 square meters.|
|Levels not in a group|
|300/301||15,120,341 kilograms of which not more than 4,742,270 kilograms shall be in Category 301.|
|369-S 6||2,207,655 kilograms.|
|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 2001 shall be charged to the applicable category limits for that year (see directive dated October 26, 2000) 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).
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 01-29632 Filed 11-28-01; 8:45 am]
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