Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).
Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection adjusting limits.
June 30, 2004.Start Further Info
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 Bureau of Customs and Border Protection website at http://www.cbp.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
The current limits for certain categories are being adjusted for carryover, the recrediting of unused 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 69 FR 4926, published on February 2, 2004). Also see 68 FR 65253, published on November 19, 2003.Start Signature
D. Michael Hutchinson,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
June 23, 2004.
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 13, 2003, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That directive concerns imports of certain cotton, man-made fiber, silk blend and other vegetable fiber textiles and textile products, produced or manufactured in India and exported during the twelve-month period which began on January 1, 2004 and extends through December 31, 2004.
Effective on June 30, 2004, you are directed to adjust the current limits for the following categories, as provided for under the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing:Start Printed Page 38883
|Category||Adjusted twelve-month limit 1|
|Levels in Group I|
|218||30,535,871 square meters.|
|219||129,361,849 square meters.|
|313||81,702,686 square meters.|
|314||15,400,220 square meters.|
|315||25,866,199 square meters.|
|317||37,260,024 square meters.|
|326||14,791,782 square meters.|
|341||6,817,840 dozen of which not more than 3,904,760 dozen shall be in Category 341-Y 2.|
|1 The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 2003.|
|2 Category 341-Y: only HTS numbers 6204.22.3060, 6206.30.3010, 6206.30.3030 and 6211.42.0054.|
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).
D. Michael Hutchinson,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 04-14711 Filed 6-28-04; 8:45 am]
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