[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 2, 1996)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34493-34494]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-16822]


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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS

Adjustment of an Import Limit for Certain Cotton and Man-Made 
Fiber Textile Products Produced of Manufactured in Malaysia

June 26, 1996.
AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner of Customs reducing a 
limit.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 1996.

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 this 
limit, refer to the Quota Status Reports posted on the bulletin boards 
of of each Customs port or call (202) 927-6712. 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 limit for Categories 336/636 is being reduced for 
carryforward used during the previous period.
    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 60 FR 65299, published on December 19, 1995). Also see 
60 FR 62394, published on December 6, 1995.
    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.
D. Michael Hutchinson,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
Agreements.

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
June 26, 1996.

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 November 29, 1995, by the Chairman, 
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That 
directive concerns imports of certain cotton, wool and man-made 
fiber textiles and textile products and silk blend and other 
vegetable fiber apparel, produced or manufactured in Malaysia and 
exported during the twelve-month period which began on January 1, 
1996 and extends through December 31, 1996.
    Effective on July 1, 1996, you are directed to reduce the limit 
for Categories 336/636 to 413,061 dozen \1\, as provided for under 
the terms of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act and the Uruguay Round 
Agreement on Textiles and Clothing.
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    \1\ The limit has not been adjusted to account for any imports 
exported after December 31, 1995.
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    The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has 
determined that this action falls within the foreign affairs 
exception to the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C.553(a)(1).
    Sincerely,
D. Michael Hutchinson,
Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile 
Agreements.
[FR Doc.96-16822 Filed 7-1-96; 8:45 am]
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