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Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton and Man-Made Fiber Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in Pakistan

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AGENCY:

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION:

Issuing a directive to the Commissioner of Customs adjusting limits.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

May 15, 2002.

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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, 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 carryover, the recrediting of unused carryforward, swing, special swing, special shift and 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 66 FR 65178, published on December 18, 2001). Also see 66 FR 63683, published on December 10, 2001.

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James C. Leonard III,

Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

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Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements

May 8, 2002.

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 4, 2001, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That directive concerns imports of certain cotton and man-made fiber textile products produced or manufactured in Pakistan and exported during the twelve-month period which began on January 1, 2002 and extends through December 31, 2002.

Effective on May 15, 2002, you are directed to adjust the limits for the following categories, as provided for under the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing:

CategoryTwelve-month restraint limit 1
Specific limits
21913,720,912 square meters.
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226/313129,031,506 square meters.
237387,287 dozen.
239pt. 22,882,040 kilograms.
3149,619,245 square meters.
315105,129,113 square meters.
317/61757,006,364 square meters.
331pt./631pt. 31,286,486 dozen pairs.
334/634620,719 dozen.
335/635910,083 dozen.
336/636851,304 dozen.
3388,614,748 dozen.
3392,656,680 dozen.
340/6401,375,553 dozen of which not more than 515,830 dozen shall be in Categories 340-D/640-D 4.
341/6411,692,507 dozen.
342/642594,534 dozen.
347/3481,622,579 dozen.
351/651737,723 dozen.
352/6521,595,414 dozen.
359-C/659-C 51,577,553 kilograms.
3608,320,044 numbers.
3619,674,468 numbers.
36366,007,936 numbers.
369-S 61,185,948 kilograms.
613/61439,683,656 square meters
61538,281,197 square meters.
625/626/627/628/62998,345,774 square meters of which not more than 61,068,605 square meters shall be in Category 625; not more than 61,068,605 square meters shall be in Category 626; not more than 61,068,605 square meters shall be in Category 627; not more than 12,634,885 square meters shall be in Category 628; and not more than 61,068,065 square meters shall be in Category 629.
638/639373,692 dozen.
647/6481,535,806 dozen.
666-P 71,157,969 kilograms.
666-S 86,130,419 kilograms.
1 The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 2001.
2 Category 239pt.: only HTS number 6209.20.5040 (diapers).
3 Category 331pt.: all HTS numbers except 6116.10.1720, 6116.10.4810, 6116.10.5510, 6116.10.7510, 6116.92.6410, 6116.92.6420, 6116.92.6430, 6116.92.6440, 6116.92.7450, 6116.92.7460, 6116.92.7470, 6116.92.8800, 6116.92.9400 and 6116.99.9510; Category 631pt.: all HTS numbers except 6116.10.1730, 6116.10.4820, 6116.10.5520, 6116.10.7520, 6116.93.8800, 6116.93.9400, 6116.99.4800, 6116.99.5400 and 6116.99.9530.
4 Category 340-D: only HTS numbers 6205.20.2015, 6205.20.2020, 6205.20.2025 and 6205.20.2030; Category 640-D: only HTS numbers 6205.30.2010, 6205.30.2020, 6205.30.2030, 6205.30.2040, 6205.90.3030 and 6205.90.4030.
5 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.
6 Category 369-S: only HTS number 6307.10.2005.
7 Category 666-P: only HTS numbers 6302.22.1010, 6302.22.1020, 6302.22.2010, 6302.32.1010, 6302.32.1020, 6302.32.2010 and 6302.32.2020.
8 Category 666-S: only HTS numbers 6302.22.1030, 6302.22.1040, 6302.22.2020, 6302.32.1030, 6302.32.1040, 6302.32.2030 and 6302.32.2040.

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,

James C. Leonard III,

Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

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[FR Doc.02-12102 Filed 5-14-02; 8:45 am]

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