COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS

Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton and ManMade Fiber Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in Pakistan

September 30, 1997.

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


ACTION: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner of Customs adjusting limits.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 7, 1997.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ross Arnold, 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 of each Customs port or call (202) 927-5850. For information on embargoes and quota re-openings, call (202) 482-3715.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:


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


The current limits for certain categories are being adjusted, variously, for swing, special shift, carryforward and carryover.



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 61 FR 66263, published on December 17, 1996). Also see 61 FR 68245, published on December 27, 1996.

The letter to the Commissioner of Customs and the actions taken pursuant to it are not designed to implement all of the provisions of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act and the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing, but are designed to assist only in the implementation of certain of their provisions.

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


Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
September 30, 1997.


Commissioner of Customs,
Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20229.


Dear Commissioner: This directive amends, but does not cancel, the directive issued to you on December 20, 1996, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That directive concerns imports of certain cotton and man-made fiber textile products, produced or manufactured in Pakistan and exported during the twelve month period which began on January 1, 1997 and extends through December 31, 1997.

Effective on October 7, 1997, you are directed to adjust the limits the following categories, as provided for under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act and the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing:


CategoryAdjusted limit1
2198,777,010 square meters.
226/313129,268,745 square meters.
237255,025 dozen.
2391,775,208 kilograms.
3146,383,279 square meters.
31586,034,954 square meters.
317/61734,302,672 square meters.
331/6312,536,349 dozen pairs.
334/634284,192 dozen.
335/635428,193 dozen.
336/636464,505 dozen.
3385,119,291 dozen.
3391,442,713 dozen.
340/640683,012 dozen of which not more than 217,058 dozen shall be in Category 340-D/640-D2.
347/348913,866 dozen.
351/651309,670 dozen.
352/652774,175 dozen.
359-C/659-C31,059,295 kilograms.
3605,486,009 numbers.
3616,379,080 numbers.
36345,607,795 numbers.
369-F/369-P42,502,092 kilograms.
369-R510,838,458 kilograms.
369-S6736,925 kilograms.
625/626/627/628/62942,954,671 square meters of which not more than 35,486,420 square meters shall be in Category 625; not more than 35,486,420 square meters shall be in Category 626; not more than 35,486,420 square meters shall be in Category 627; not more than 7,342,018 square meters shall be in Category 628; and not more than 35,486,420 square meters shall be in Category 629.
638/639236,337 dozen.
647/648724,144 dozen.
666-P7782,926 kilograms.
666-S84,502,880 kilograms.
1The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported after December 31, 1996.
2Category 340-D: only HTS numbers 6205.20.2015, 6205.20.2020, 6205.20.2025 and 6205.20.2030; Category 640-D: only HTS numbers 6205.30.2010, 6205.30.2020, 6205.30.2030, 6205.30.2040, 6205.90.3030 and 6205.90.4030.
3Category 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.
4Category 369-F: only HTS number 6302.91.0045; Category 369-P: only HTS numbers 6302.60.0010 and 6302.91.0005.
5Category 369-R: only HTS number 6307.10.2020.
6Category 369-S: only HTS number 6307.10.2005.
7Category 666-P: only HTS numbers 6302.22.1010, 6302.22.1020, 6302.22.2010, 6302.32.1010, 6302.32.1020, 6302.32.2010 and 6302.32.2020.
8Category 666-S: only HTS numbers 6302.22.1030, 6302.22.1040, 6302.22.2020, 6302.32.1030, 6302.32.1040, 6302.32.2030 and 6302.32.2040.

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,

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