COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS

Textile and Apparel Categories With the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States; Changes to the 1997 Correlation

December 11, 1997.

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


ACTION: Changes to the 1997 Correlation





FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lori E. Mennitt, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3400.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:


The Correlation: Textile and Apparel Categories based on the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (1997) presents the harmonized tariff numbers under each of the cotton, wool, man-made fiber, silk blend and other vegetable fiber categories used by the United States in monitoring imports of these textile products and in the administration of the textile program. The Correlation should be amended to include the following changes:












Changes to the 1997 Correlation
The following changes for certain discharged printed cotton fabrics were effective on October 1, 1997:
Category 313
Delete 5208.52.3040.
Add 5208.52.3035_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2, of number 42 or lower number, sheeting, discharge printed.
Add 5208.52.3045_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2, of number 42 or lower number, sheeting, other than discharge printed.
Delete 5208.52.4040.
Add 5208.52.4035_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2, of numbers 43 to 68, sheeting, discharge printed.
Add 5208.52.4045_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2, of numbers 43 to 68, sheeting, other than discharge printed.
Delete 5209.51.6030.
Add 5209.51.6032_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2, plain weave, sheeting, not napped, discharge printed.
Add 5209.51.6035_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2, plain weave, sheeting, not napped, other than discharge printed.
Category 314
Delete 5209.51.6020.
Add 5209.51.6015_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2, plain weave, poplin or broadcloth, discharge printed.
Add 5209.51.6025_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2, plain weave, poplin or broadcloth, other than discharge printed.
Category 315
Delete 5208.52.4060.
Add 5208.52.4055_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2, of numbers 43 to 68, printcloth, dischargeprinted.
Add 5208.52.4065_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2, of numbers 43 to 68, printcloth, other than discharged printed.
Category 317
Delete 5208.59.2090.
Add 5208.59.2085_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2, other fabrics, satin weave or twill weave, other than sateens, discharged printed.
Add 5208.59.2095_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2, other fabrics, satin weave or twill weave, other than sateens, other than discharged printed.
Category 326
Delete 5208.59.2020.
Add 5208.59.2015_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2, other fabrics, satin weave or twill weave, sateens, discharged printed.
Add 5208.59.2025_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2, other fabrics, satin weave or twill weave, sateens, other than discharge printed.
Delete 5209.59.0020.
Add 5209.59.0015_Woven fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2, printed, other fabrics, satin weave or twill weave, sateens, discharge printed.
Add 5209.59.0025_Woven fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2, printed, other fabrics, satin weave or twill weave, sateens, other than discharge printed.
Delete 5211.59.0020.
Add 5211.59.0015_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 percent by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with manmade fibers, weighing more than 200 g/m2, printed, other fabrics, satin weave or twill weave, sateens, discharge printed.
Add 5211.59.0025_Woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 percent by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with manmade fibers, weighing more than 200 g/m2, printed, other fabrics, satin weave or twill weave, sateens, other than discharge printed.
The following changes were effective on August 1, 1997:
Category 622
Delete 7019.40.4000.
Add 7019.40.4030_Other woven fiberglass fabrics, not colored, silica filament fabric of filaments with a silica content greater than 93 percent.
Add 7019.40.4060_Other woven fiberglass fabrics, not colored, other than silica filament fabric of filaments with a silica content greater than 93 percent.
Delete 7019.40.9000.
Add 7019.40.9030_Other colored woven fiberglass fabrics, silica filament fabric of filaments with a silica containing greater than 93 percent.
Add 7019.40.9060_Other colored woven fiberglass fabrics, other than silica filament fabric of filaments with a silica containing greater than 93 percent.
Category 359
Delete 6117.80.9010.
Replace with 6117.80.9510_definition remains unchanged.
Delete 6217.10.9010.
Replace with 6217.10.9510_definition remains unchanged.
Category 459
Delete 6117.80.9020.
Replace with 6117.80.9520_definition remains unchanged.
Delete 6117.80.9030.
Replace with 6117.80.9530_definition remains unchanged.
Delete 6217.10.9020.
Replace with 6217.10.9520_definition remains unchanged.
Category 659
Delete 6117.80.9040.
Replace with 6117.80.9540_definition remains unchanged.
Delete 6217.10.9030.
Replace with 6217.10.9530_definition remains unchanged.
Category 859
Delete 6117.80.9070.
Replace with 6117.80.9570_definition remains unchanged.
Delete 6217.10.9050.
Replace with 6217.10.9550_definition remains unchanged.


Troy H. Cribb,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.



[FR Doc.97-0000 Filed 0-00-97; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DR-F