December 11, 1997.
COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS
Extension of Temporary Amendment to the Requirements for Participating in the Special Access Progam for Caribbean Basin Countries
AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).
ACTION: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner of Customs extending amendment of requirements for participation in the Special Access Program for a temporary period.
EFFECTIVE DATE: December 23, 1997.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lori E. Mennitt, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400.
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.
(1) A chest type plate, ``hymo'' piece or ``sleeve header'' of woven or welf-inserted warp knit construction of coarse animal hair or man-made filaments used in the manufacture of women's or girls' tailored suit jackets and suit-type jacksts;
|A notice and letter to the Commissioner of Customs published in the Federal Register on July 2, 1997 (62 FR 35788) announced the temporary amendment to the foreign origin exception for findings and trimmings under the Special Access Program. By date of export, the foreign origin exception for findings and trimmings, including elastic strips of less than one inch in width, under the Special Access Program was temporarily amended to include non-U.S. formed, U.S. cut interlinings for the period June 23, 1997 through December 22, 1997 for women's and girls' suit jackets and suit-type jackets in Categories 435, 444, 635 and 644. This amendment is being extended for a one-year period beginning on December 23, 1997 and extending through December 22, 1998 for women's and girls' suit jackets and suit-type jackets entered under the Special Access Program (9802.00.8015) provided they are cut in the United States and are of a type described below:|
A woven fabric which contains and exhibits properties of resiliency which render the fabric especially suitable for attachment by fusing with a thermo-plastic adhesive to the coatfront, side body or back of women's or girls' tailored suit jackets and suit-type jackets.
|Note that the amendment is not being extended for weftinserted warp knit fabric which contains and exhibits properties of elasticity and resilience which render the fabric especially suitable for attachement by fusing with a thermo-plastic adhensive to the coat-front, side body or back of women's or girls' tailored suit jackets and suit-type jackets. These interlinings must be formed and cut in the United States.|