[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 209 (Thursday, October 29, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58015-58016]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-29039]


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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton, Wool, Man-Made 
Fiber, Silk Blend and Other Vegetable Fiber Textiles and Textile 
Products Produced or Manufactured in Thailand

October 23, 1998.
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: October 29, 1998.

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) 927-5850. For information on 
embargoes and quota re-openings, call (202) 482-3715.


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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 carryover, carryforward, swing and special shift.
    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 62 FR 66057, published on December 17, 1997). Also see 
62 FR 65246, published on December 11, 1997.
Troy H. Cribb,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
October 23, 1998.

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 5, 1997, as amended on May 
1, 1998, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of 
Textile Agreements. That directive concerns imports of certain 
cotton, wool, man-made fiber, silk blend and other vegetable fiber 
textiles and textile products, produced or manufactured in Thailand 
and exported during the period January 1, 1998 through December 31, 
1998.
    Effective on October 29, 1998, you are directed to adjust the 
limits for the following categories, as provided for under the 
Uruguay Round Agreement on Textiles and Clothing:

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                                             Adjusted twelve-month limit
                 Category                                \1\
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Levels in Group I
218.......................................  18,340,776 square meters.
313-O \2\.................................  15,863,433 square meters.
315-O \3\.................................  37,387,234 square meters.
363.......................................  23,271,968 numbers.
Sublevels in Group II
331/631...................................  1,842,210 dozen pairs.
334/634...................................  735,365 dozen.
335/635/835...............................  444,224 dozen.
340.......................................  322,227 dozen.
345.......................................  340,129 dozen.
438.......................................  19,817 dozen.
645/646...................................  351,694 dozen.
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\1\ The limits have not been adjusted to account for any imports
  exported after December 31, 1997.
\2\ Category 313-O: all HTS numbers except 5208.52.3035, 5208.52.4035
  and 5209.51.6032.
\3\ Category 315-O: all HTS numbers except 5208.52.4055.

    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).
    Sincerely,
Troy H. Cribb,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 98-29039 Filed 10-28-98; 8:45 am]
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