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Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton, Wool and Man-Made Fiber Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Philippines

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Start Preamble June 12, 2003.

AGENCY:

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION:

Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection adjusting limits.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

June 18, 2003.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Naomi Freeman, 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 Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 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, carryforward, 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 68 FR 1599, published on January 13, 2003). Also see 67 FR 63632, published on October 15, 2002.

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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 12, 2003.

Commissioner,

Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229.

Dear Commissioner: This directive amends, but does not cancel, the directive issued to you on October 8, 2002, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That directive concerns imports of certain cotton, wool and man-made fiber textiles and textile products and silk blend and other vegetable fiber Start Printed Page 35870apparel, produced or manufactured in the Philippines and exported during the twelve-month period which began on January 1, 2003 and extends through December 31, 2003.

Effective on June 18, 2003, 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
Levels in Group I
2372,905,952 dozen.
331pt./631pt. 22,783,927 dozen pairs.
333/334484,624 dozen of which not more than 70,327 dozen shall be in Category 333.
335318,668 dozen.
3361,327,661 dozen.
338/3393,685,690 dozen.
340/6401,574,799 dozen.
341/6411,363,330 dozen.
342/6421,021,729 dozen.
345331,194 dozen.
347/3483,641,678 dozen.
351/6511,061,115 dozen.
352/6524,167,271 dozen.
359-C/659-C 31,011,205 kilograms.
3613,287,514 numbers.
369-S 4554,061 kilograms.
4333,897 dozen.
44348,956 numbers.
445/44635,450 dozen.
4479,856 dozen.
6116,133,175 square meters.
63387,610 dozen.
634889,118 dozen.
635426,602 dozen.
6362,725,731 dozen.
638/6393,043,469 dozen.
6431,263,285 numbers.
645/6461,212,768 dozen.
647/6481,846,540 dozen.
659-H 52,015,424 kilograms.
1 The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 2002.
2 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.
3 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.
4 Category 369-S: only HTS number 6307.10.2005.
5 Category 659-H: only HTS numbers 6502.00.9030, 6504.00.9015, 6504.00.9060, 6505.90.5090, 6505.90.6090, 6505.90.7090 and 6505.90.8090.

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has determined that these actions fall within the foreign affairs exception to the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1).

Sincerely,

D. Michael Hutchinson,

Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

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[FR Doc.03-15272 Filed 6-16-03; 8:45 am]

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