[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 65 (Wednesday, April 5, 1995)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17328-17330]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-8294]



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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS

Announcement of Import Restraint Limits for Certain Cotton, Wool, 
Man-Made Fiber, Silk Blend and Other Vegetable Fiber Textiles and 
Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Republic of Korea

March 30, 1995.
AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

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

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EFFECTIVE DATE: April 14, 1995.

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 each Customs port or call (202) 927-
6707. 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).

    Pursuant to the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing 
(ATC) and the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, the limits agreed upon by 
the Governments of the United States and the Republic of Korea, as 
notified to the Uruguay Round Textiles Monitoring Body (TMB), are being 
amended to establish import restraint limits for the period beginning 
on January 1, 1995 and extending throughout December 31, 1995. Pursuant 
to the ATC, these limits supersede those contained in the Bilateral 
Textile Agreement, effected by exchange of notes dated November 21 and 
December 4, 1986, as amended and extended, between the Governments of 
the United States and the Republic of Korea.
    A directive to reduce the limits for certain categories for 
carryforward used during 1994 will be published in the Federal Register 
at a later date.
    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 59 FR 65531 published on December 20, 1994).
    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 ATC, but are designed to assist only in the implementation of 
certain of its provisions.
Rita D. Hayes,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements

March 30, 1995.
Commissioner of Customs,
Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20229.
    Dear Commissioner: Pursuant to section 204 of the Agricultural Act 
of 1956, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1854), the Uruguay Round Agreements Act 
and the Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC); and in 
accordance with the provisions of Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 
1972, as amended, you are directed to prohibit, effective on April 14, 
1995, entry into the United States for consumption and withdrawal from 
warehouse for consumption of cotton, wool, man-made fiber, silk blend 
and other vegetable fiber textiles and textile products in the 
following categories, produced or manufactured in the Republic of Korea 
and exported during the twelve-month period beginning on January 1, 
1995 and extending through December 31, 1995, in excess of the 
following limits. These limits supersede those contained in the 
Bilateral Textile Agreement, effected by exchange of notes dated 
November 21 and December 4, 1986, as amended and extended, between the 
Governments of the United States and the Republic of Korea.

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              Category                 Twelve-month restraint limit\1\  
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Group I:                                                                
    200-223, 224-V\2\, 224-O\3\,     400,928,648 square meters          
     225-229, 300-326, 360-363, 369-  equivalent.                       
     O\4\, 400-414, 464-469, 600-                                       
     629, 665-669, and 670-O\5\, as                                     
     a group.                                                           
Sublevels with in Group I:                                              
    200............................  420,254 kilograms.                 
    201............................  1,755,449 kilograms.               
    218............................  8,518,676 square meters.           
    219............................  7,756,843 square meters.           
    224-V..........................  9,778,688 square meters.           
    300/301........................  2,857,574 kilograms.               
    313............................  46,568,763 square meters.          
    314............................  25,964,699 square meters.          
    315............................  17,277,301 square meters.          
    317/326........................  17,306,163 square meters.          
    363............................  997,309 numbers.                   
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    410............................  3,421,192 square meters.           
    604............................  347,912 kilograms.                 
    607............................  1,022,242 kilograms.               
    611............................  3,407,471 square meters.           
    613/614........................  5,679,117 square meters.           
    617............................  4,709,512 square meters.           
    619/620........................  91,056,389 square meters.          
    624............................  8,310,904 square meters.           
    625/626/627/628/629............  14,538,540 square meters.          
    669-P\6\.......................  2,091,164 kilograms.               
Group II:                                                               
    237, 239, 330-359, 431-459 and   572,231,408 square meters          
     630-659, as a group.             equivalent.                       
Sublevels within Group II:                                              
    237............................  56,513 dozen.                      
    239............................  943,861 kilograms.                 
    333/334/335....................  255,561 dozen of which not more    
                                      than 130,620 dozen shall be in    
                                      Category 335.                     
    336............................  54,007 dozen.                      
    338/339........................  1,135,824 dozen.                   
    340............................  590,629 dozen of which not more    
                                      than 306,673 dozen shall be in    
                                      Category 340-D\7\.                
    341............................  172,774 dozen.                     
    342/642........................  205,408 dozen.                     
    345............................  110,343 dozen.                     
    347/348........................  420,254 dozen.                     
    350............................  15,707 dozen.                      
    351/651........................  215,786 dozen.                     
    352............................  167,919 dozen.                     
    353/354/653/654................  255,464 dozen.                     
    359-H\8\.......................  2,419,045 kilograms.               
    433............................  13,676 dozen.                      
    434............................  7,014 dozen.                       
    435............................  33,934 dozen.                      
    436............................  14,365 dozen.                      
    438............................  57,594 dozen.                      
    440............................  194,953 dozen.                     
    442............................  48,546 dozen.                      
    443............................  322,056 numbers.                   
    444............................  52,900 numbers.                    
    445/446........................  51,304 dozen.                      
    447............................  87,529 dozen.                      
    448............................  34,152 dozen.                      
    459-W\9\.......................  92,383 kilograms.                  
    631............................  283,530 dozen pairs.               
    632............................  1,501,973 dozen pairs.             
    633/634/635....................  1,343,372 dozen of which not more  
                                      than 152,336 dozen shall be in    
                                      Category 633 and not more than    
                                      567,707 dozen shall be in Category
                                      635.                              
    636............................  256,716 dozen.                     
    638/639........................  5,230,216 dozen.                   
    640-D\10\......................  3,078,202 dozen.                   
    640-O\11\......................  2,565,168 dozen                    
    641............................  1,030,164 dozen of which not more  
                                      than 38,912 dozen shall be in     
                                      Category 641-Y\12\.               
    643............................  763,195 numbers.                   
    644............................  1,148,195 numbers.                 
    645/646........................  3,526,045 dozen.                   
    647/648........................  1,279,175 dozen.                   
    650............................  22,986 dozen.                      
    659-H\13\......................  1,267,397 kilograms.               
    659-S\14\......................  169,042 kilograms.                 
Group III:                                                              
    831-844 and 847-859, as a group  18,160,219 square meters           
                                      equivalent.                       
Sublevel within Group III:                                              
    835............................  28,262 dozen.                      
Group IV:                                                               
    845............................  2,315,056 dozen.                   
    846............................  815,708 dozen.                     
Group VI:                                                               
    369-L/670-L/870\15\............  66,639,071 square meters           
                                      equivalent.                       
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\1\The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports exported
  after December 31, 1994.                                              
\2\Category 224-V: only HTS numbers 5801.21.0000, 5801.23.0000,         
  5801.24.0000, 5801.25.0010, 5801.25.0020, 5801.26.0010, 5801.26.0020, 
  5801.31.0000, 5801.33.0000, 5801.34.0000, 5801.35.0010, 5801.35.0020, 
  5801.36.0010 and 5801.36.0020.                                        
\3\Category 224-O: all remaining HTS numbers in Category 224.           
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\4\Category 369-O: all HTS numbers except 4202.12.4000, 4202.12.8020,   
  4202.12.8060, 4202.92.1500, 4202.92.3015, 4202.92.6090 (Category 369- 
  L); and 5601.21.0090.                                                 
\5\Category 670-O: all HTS numbers except 4202.12.8030, 4202.12.8070,   
  4202.92.3020, 4202.92.3030 and 4202.92.9025 (Category 670-L).         
\6\Category 669-P: only HTS numbers 6305.31.0010, 6305.31.0020 and      
  6305.39.0000.                                                         
\7\Category 340-D: only HTS numbers 6205.20.2015, 6205.20.2020,         
  6205.20.2025 and 6205.20.2030.                                        
\8\Category 359-H: only HTS numbers 6505.90.1540 and 6505.90.2060.      
\9\Category 459-W: only HTS number 6505.90.4090.                        
\10\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.            
\11\Category 640-O: all HTS numbers except 6205.30.2010, 6205.30.2020,  
  6205.30.2030, 6205.30.2040, 6205.90.3030 and 6205.90.4030 (Category   
  640-D).                                                               
\12\Category 641-Y: only HTS numbers 6204.23.0050, 6204.29.2030,        
  6206.40.3010 and 6206.40.3025.                                        
\13\Category 659-H: only HTS numbers 6502.00.9030, 6504.00.9015,        
  6504.00.9060, 6505.90.5090, 6505.90.6090, 6505.90.7090 and            
  6505.90.8090.                                                         
\14\Category 659-S: only HTS numbers 6112.31.0010, 6112.31.0020,        
  6112.41.0010, 6112.41.0020, 6112.41.0030, 6112.41.0040, 6111.11.1010, 
  6211.11.1020, 6211.12.1010 and 6211.12.1020.                          
\15\Category 870; Category 369-L: only HTS numbers 4202.12.4000,        
  4202.12.8020, 4202.12.8060, 4202.92.1500, 4202.92.3015 and            
  4202.92.6090; Category 670-L: only HTS numbers 4202.12.8030,          
  4202.12.8070, 4202.92.3020, 4202.92.3030 and 4202.92.9025.            

    Imports charged to these category limits for the period January 1, 
1994 through December 31, 1994, shall be charged against those levels 
of restraint to the extent of any unfilled balances. In the event the 
limits established for that period have been exhausted by previous 
entries, such goods shall be subject to the levels set forth in this 
directive.

    The limits set forth above are subject to adjustment in the future 
pursuant to the provisions of the ATC and any administrative 
arrangements notified by the Textiles Monitoring Body.

    The conversion factors for the following merged categories are 
listed below:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Conversion
                                                                factor  
                                                               (square  
                          Category                              meters  
                                                             equivalent/
                                                               category 
                                                                unit)   
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333/334/335................................................        33.75
369-L/670-L/870............................................          3.8
633/634/635................................................         34.1
638/639....................................................        12.96
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    In carrying out the above directions, the Commissioner of Customs 
should construe entry into the United States for consumption to include 
entry for consumption into the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has 
determined that these actions fall within the foreign affairs exception 
of the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1).

Rita D. Hayes,

Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

[FR Doc. 95-8294 Filed 4-4-95; 8:45 am]

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