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Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton and Man-Made Fiber Textiles and Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the United Arab Emirates

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Start Preamble October 23, 2002.


Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).


Issuing a directive to the Commissioner of Customs adjusting limits.


October 29, 2002.

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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 For information on embargoes and quota re-openings, refer to the Office of Textiles and Apparel website at

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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 increased for swing and carryforward. The limit for Category 317 is being reduced for swing being subtracted.

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 63038, published on December 4, 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

October 23, 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 November 27, 2001, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That directive concerns imports of certain cotton and man-made fiber textiles and textile products, produced or manufactured in the United Arab Emirates and exported during the twelve-month period which began on January 1, 2002 and extends through December 31, 2002.

Effective on October 29, 2002, you are directed to adjust the current limits for the following categories, as provided for under the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing:

CategoryAdjusted limit 1
31751,134,770 square meters.
334/634437,793 dozen.
335/635255,507 dozen.
336/636343,747 dozen.
338/3391,047,479 dozen of which not more than 657,999 dozen shall be in Categories 338-S/339-S 2.
341/641532,548 dozen.
342/642423,079 dozen.
351/651288,731 dozen.
647/648568,509 dozen.
1 The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 2001.
2 Category 338-S: only HTS numbers 6103.22.0050, 6105.10.0010, 6105.10.0030, 6105.90.8010, 6109.10.0027, 6110.20.1025, 6110.20.2040, 6110.20.2065, 6110.90.9068, 6112.11.0030 and 6114.20.0005; Category 339-S: only HTS numbers 6104.22.0060, 6104.29.2049, 6106.10.0010, 6106.10.0030, 6106.90.2510, 6106.90.3010, 6109.10.0070, 6110.20.1030, 6110.20.2045, 6110.20.2075, 6110.90.9070, 6112.11.0040, 6114.20.0010 and 6117.90.9020.

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).


James C. Leonard III,

Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

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[FR Doc. 02-27446 Filed 10-28-02; 8:45 am]