[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 248 (Monday, December 29, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67627-67628]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-33707]


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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


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

December 19, 1997.
AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

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

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EFFECTIVE DATE: December 30, 1997.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ross Arnold, International Trade 
Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S.

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

    The current limits for certain categories are being adjusted, 
variously, for cancelled swing, cancelled carryforward and recrediting 
unused carryforward.
    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.
Troy H. Cribb,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
December 19, 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 December 30, 1997, you are directed to adjust the 
limits the following categories, as provided for under the Uruguay 
Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing:

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                 Category                        Adjusted limit \1\     
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334/634...................................  274,137 dozen.              
338.......................................  4,905,754 dozen.            
339.......................................  1,373,555 dozen.            
340/640...................................  678,891 dozen of which not  
                                             more than 217,058 dozen    
                                             shall be in Categories 340-
                                             D/640-D \2\.               
347/348...................................  921,638 dozen.              
363.......................................  46,485,918 numbers.         
369-F/369-P \3\...........................  2,429,063 kilograms.        
369-R \4\.................................  10,129,400 kilograms.       
369-S \5\.................................  722,829 kilograms.          
625/626/627/628/629.......................  48,981,664 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.                       
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\1\ The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports        
  exported after December 31, 1996.                                     
\2\ Category 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.                                                     
\3\ Category 369-F: only HTS number 6302.91.0045; Category 369-P: only  
  HTS numbers 6302.60.0010 and 6302.91.0005.                            
\4\ Category 369-R: only HTS number 6307.10.2020.                       
\5\ Category 369-S: only HTS number 6307.10.2005.                       

    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.
[FR Doc. 97-33707 Filed 12-24-97; 8:45 am]
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