Announcement of a Request for Bilateral Textile Consultations on Certain Silk Blend and Other Vegetable Fiber Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in Hong Kong

May 26, 1994.

AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION: Notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Novak, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-4212. For information on categories on which consultations have been requested, call (202) 482-3740.


Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended; section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1854).

On May 17, 1994, the Government of the United States requested consultations with the Government of Hong Kong regarding imports of men's and boys' coats and jackets in Category 834, produced or manufactured in Hong Kong. This request was made on the basis of the current bilateral agreement between the Governments of the United States and Hong Kong.

The United States reserves the right to control imports at the level under paragraph 7 of the agreement. The United States remains committed to finding a solution concerning this category. Should such a solution be reached in consultations with the Government of Hong Kong, further notice will be published in the Federal Register.

Anyone wishing to comment or provide data or information regarding the treatment of Category 834, under the agreement with the Government of Hong Kong, or in any aspect thereof, or to comment on domestic production or availability of products included in Category 834, is invited to submit 10 copies of such comments or information to Rita D. Hayes, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; ATTN: Helen L. LeGrande. The comments received will be considered in the context of the consultations with the Government of Hong Kong.

Comments or information submitted in response to this notice will be available for public inspection in the Office of Textiles and Apparel, room H3100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.

Further comments may be invited regarding particular comments or information received from the public which the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements considers appropriate for further consideration.

The solicitation of comments regarding any aspect of the agreement or the implementation thereof is not a waiver in any respect of the exemption contained in 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1) relating to matters which constitute ``a foreign affairs function of the United States.''

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 58 FR 62645, published on November 29, 1993).

Rita D. Hayes.
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

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