The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (the Committee).
The Committee is extending through November 30, the period for making a determination on whether to request consultations with China regarding imports of cotton and man-made fiber curtains and drapery (Category 369 Part/666 Part).Start Further Info
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Jay Dowling, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4058.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On June 22, 2005, the Committee received a request from the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, the National Council of Textile Organizations, the National Textile Association, and UNITE HERE requesting that the Committee limit imports from China of cotton and man-made fiber curtains and drapery (Category 369 Part/666 Part) due to market disruption.
The Committee determined that this request provided the information necessary for the Committee to consider the request and solicited public comments for a period of 30 days. See Solicitation of Public Comment on Request for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Action on Imports from China, 70 FR 41376 (July 19, 2005).
The Committee's Procedures, 68 FR 27787 (May 21, 2003) state that the Committee will make a determination within 60 calendar days of the close of the public comment period as to whether the United States will request consultations with China. If the Committee is unable to make a determination within 60 calendar days, it will cause to be published a notice in the Federal Register, including the date by which it will make a determination.
The 60 day determination period for this case expired on October 17, 2005. The Committee is unable to make a determination within the determination period because it is continuing to evaluate production data for cotton and man-made fiber curtains and drapery. Therefore, the Committee is extending the determination period to November 30, 2005.Start Signature
James C. Leonard III,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 05-21107 Filed 10-19-05; 8:45 am]
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