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

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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:

July 28, 2004.

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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 Web site at http://www.cbp.gov. For information on embargoes and quota re-openings, refer to the Office of Textiles and Apparel Web site 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 increased for the Start Printed Page 45022recrediting of unused carryforward applied in 2003 and for carryforward from new 2005 quotas. The U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Textile Agreement was extended through December 31, 2005, on July 22, 2004. 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 69673, published on December 15, 2003.

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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

Dear Commissioner: This directive amends, but does not cancel, the directive issued to you on December 10, 2003, 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, produced or manufactured in Vietnam and exported during the twelve-month period which began on January 1, 2004, and extends through December 31, 2004.

Effective on July 28, 2004, you are directed to increase the limits for the following categories, as provided for under the terms of the current bilateral textile agreement between the Governments of the United States and Vietnam:

CategoryRestraint limit 1
200181,411 kilograms.
301616,444 kilograms.
332251,589 dozen pairs.
33326,346 dozen.
334/335747,379 dozen.
338/33915,618,498 dozen.
340/6402,176,849 dozen.
341/641912,680 dozen.
342/642625,770 dozen.
345263,413 dozen.
347/3487,927,471 dozen.
351/651469,339 dozen
352/6521,990,463 dozen
359-C/659-C 2311,624 kilograms.
359-S/659-S 3575,106 kilograms.
43412,687 dozen.
43543,215 dozen.
4402,703 dozen.
44756,222 dozen.
44834,598 dozen.
6203,705,052 square meters.
632160,820 dozen pairs.
638/6391,382,721 dozen.
645/646162,901 dozen.
647/6482,248,471 dozen.
1 The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 2003.
2 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.
3 Category 359-S: only HTS numbers 6112.39.0010, 6112.49.0010, 6211.11.8010, 6211.11.8020, 6211.12.8010 and 6211.12.8020; Category 659-S: only HTS numbers 6112.31.0010, 6112.31.0020, 6112.41.0010, 6112.41.0020, 6112.41.0030, 6112.41.0040, 6211.11.1010, 6211.11.1020, 6211.12.1010 and 6211.12.1020.

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,

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James C. Leonard III,

Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

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[FR Doc. 04-17154 Filed 7-27-04; 8:45 am]

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