[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5775-5776]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01703]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of 
Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2013

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of allocation of 2013 worsted wool fabric tariff rate 
quota.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the 
allocation for Calendar Year 2013 of imports of certain worsted wool 
fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade 
and Development Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-200), as amended by the Trade 
Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-210), the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 
(Pub. L. 108-249), and the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-
280), and further amended pursuant to the Emergency Economic 
Stabilization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-343). The companies that are 
being provided an allocation are listed below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and 
Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-2043.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, as 
amended by the Trade Act of 2002, the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, 
the Pension Protection Act of 2006, and the Emergency Economic 
Stabilization Act of 2008, creates two tariff rate quotas, providing 
for temporary reductions in the import duties on two categories of 
worsted wool fabrics suitable for use in making suits, suit-type 
jackets, or trousers. For worsted wool fabric with average fiber 
diameters greater than 18.5 microns (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS) heading 9902.51.11), the reduction in duty is 
limited to 5,500,000 square meters in 2013. For worsted wool fabric 
with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less (HTSUS heading 
9902.51.15), the reduction is limited to 5,000,000 square meters in 
2013. The Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 requires the President to 
ensure that such fabrics are fairly allocated to persons (including 
firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men's and 
boys' worsted wool suits and suit-like jackets and trousers in the 
United States and who apply for an allocation based on the amount of 
such suits cut and sewn during the prior calendar year. Presidential 
Proclamation 7383, of December 1, 2000, authorized the Secretary of 
Commerce to allocate the quantity of worsted wool fabric imports under 
the tariff rate quotas.
    The Miscellaneous Trade Act also authorized Commerce to allocate a 
new HTS category, HTS 9902.51.16. This HTS refers to worsted wool 
fabric with average fiber diameter of 18.5 microns or less. The 
amendment further provides that HTS 9902.51.16 is for the benefit of 
persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who 
weave worsted wool fabric in the United States. For HTS 9902.51.16, the 
reduction in duty is limited to 2,000,000 square meters in 2013.
    On January 22, 2001 the Department published interim regulations 
establishing procedures for applying for, and determining, such 
allocations (66 FR 6459, 15 CFR 335). These interim regulations were 
adopted, without change, as a final rule published on October 24, 2005 
(70 FR 61363). On September 21, 2012, the Department published notices 
in the Federal Register (77 FR 58524-26) soliciting applications for an 
allocation of the 2013 tariff rate quotas with a closing date of 
October 22, 2012. The Department received timely applications for the 
HTS 9902.51.11 tariff rate quota from 10 firms. The Department received 
timely applications for the HTS 9902.51.15 tariff rate quota from 15 
firms. The Department received a timely application for the HTS 
9902.51.16 tariff rate quota from 1 firm. All applicants were 
determined eligible for an allocation. Most applicants submitted data 
on a business confidential basis. As allocations to firms were 
determined on the basis of this data, the Department considers 
individual firm allocations to be business confidential.

Firms That Received Allocations

    HTS 9902.51.11, fabrics, of worsted wool, with average fiber 
diameter greater than 18.5 micron, certified by the importer as 
suitable for use in making suits, suit-type jackets, or trousers 
(provided for in subheading

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5112.11.60 and 5112.19.95). Amount allocated: 5,500,000 square meters.

Companies Receiving Allocation

Adrian Jules Ltd.--Rochester, NY
Gil Sewing Corp.--Chicago, IL
HMX, LLC--New York, NY
Hugo Boss Fashions, Inc.--Brooklyn, OH
J.A. Apparel Corp.--New York, NY
John H. Daniel Co.--Knoxville, TN
Miller's Oath--New York, NY
Saint Laurie Ltd.--New York, NY
Tom James Co.--Franklin, TN
Warren Sewell Clothing Co., Inc.--Bremen, GA

    HTS 9902.51.15, fabrics, of worsted wool, with average fiber 
diameter of 18.5 micron or less, certified by the importer as suitable 
for use in making suits, suit-type jackets, or trousers (provided for 
in subheading 5112.11.30 and 5112.19.60). Amount allocated: 5,000,000 
square meters.

Companies Receiving Allocation

Adrian Jules Ltd.--Rochester, NY
Brooks Brothers Group--New York, NY
Elevee Custom Clothing--Van Nuys, CA
Gil Sewing Corp.--Chicago, IL
HMX, LLC--New York, NY
Hugo Boss Fashions, Inc.--Brooklyn, OH
J.A. Apparel Corp.--New York, NY
John H. Daniel Co.--Knoxville, TN
Martin Greenfield Clothiers--Brooklyn, NY
Miller's Oath--New York, NY
Saint Laurie Ltd.--New York, NY
Shelton and Company--East Rutherford, NJ
Southwick Apparel LLC--Haverhill, MA
Tom James Co.--Franklin, TN
Warren Sewell Clothing Co., Inc.--Bremen, GA

    HTS 9902.51.16, fabrics, of worsted wool, with average fiber 
diameter of 18.5 micron or less, certified by the importer as suitable 
for use in making men's and boy's suits (provided for in subheading 
5112.11.30 and 5112.19.60). Amount allocated: 2,000,000 square meters.

Companies Receiving Allocation

Warren Corporation--Stafford Springs, CT

    Dated: January 22, 2013.
Kim Glas,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel
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