COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS

Visa Requirements for Textile and Clothing Products in the Second Stage of Integration Into the World Trade Organization

September 29, 1997.

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


ACTION: Notice.




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:


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); the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.



The Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing provides for the integration of textile and clothing into GATT 1994. The second stage of the integration will commence on January 1, 1998 (see 60 FR 21075, published on May 1, 1995).

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has determined that it is necessary to maintain coverage of the currently applicable visa systems for the products to be integrated in the second stage of the integration. Therefore, an export visa issued by the government of the country of origin will continue to be required for products integrated on and after January 1, 1998, before entry is permitted into the United States.

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