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Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).
Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection adjusting limits.
September 11, 2003.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 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://www.otexa.ita.doc.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The current limit for Categories 334/634 is being decreased for the partial undoing of special shift from Category 335, increasing the limit for Category 335.
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, Start Printed Page 53551published on January 13, 2003). Also see 67 FR 68576, published on November 12, 2002.Start Signature
James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
September 5, 2003.
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229.
Dear Commissioner: This directive amends, but does not cancel, the directive issued to you on November 1, 2002, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That directive concerns imports of certain cotton, wool, man-made fiber, silk blend and other vegetable fiber textiles and textile products, produced or manufactured in Sri Lanka and exported during the twelve-month period which began on January 1, 2003 and extends through December 31, 2003.
Effective on September 11, 2003, you are directed to adjust the limits for the following categories, as provided for under the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing:
|Category||Adjusted twelve-month limit 1|
|1 The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 2002.|
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.End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 03-23110 Filed 9-10-03; 8:45 a.m.
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