65 FR 82978 00-33362. Announcement of Import Limits for Certain Cotton, Wool, Man-Made Fiber, Silk Blend and Other Vegetable Fiber Textiles and Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in Taiwan  

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    EFFECTIVE DATE: Back to Top

    January 1, 2001.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

    Roy Unger, 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, call (202) 927-5850, or refer to the U.S. Customs website at http://www.customs.gov. For information on embargoes and quota re-openings, call (202) 482-3715.

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    Authority: Back to Top

    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 Bilateral Textile Agreement, effected by exchange of letters dated January 10, 1997, May 2, 1997 and December 10, 1997, as amended and extended, concerning textiles and textile products, produced or manufactured in Taiwan, establishes limits for the period January 1, 2001 through March 31, 2001.

    In the letter published below, the Chairman of CITA directs the Commissioner of Customs to establish limits for the first three months of 2001.

    These limits may be revised if Taiwan becomes a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the WTO agreement is applied to Taiwan.

    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 64 FR 71982, published on December 22, 1999). Information regarding the 2001 CORRELATION will be published in the Federal Register at a later date.

    Donald R. Foote,

    Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

    Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements Back to Top

    December 26, 2000.

    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); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended; and the Bilateral Textile Agreement, effected by exchange of letters dated January 10, 1997 and May 2, 1997, as amended and extended, between the Governments of the United States and Taiwan, you are directed to prohibit, effective on January 1, 2001, 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 Taiwan and exported during the three-month period which begins on January 1, 2001 and extends through March 31, 2001, in excess of the following levels of restraint:

    Category Twelve-month limit
    1Category 870; Category 369-L: only HTS numbers 4202.12.4000, 4202.12.8020, 4202.12.8060, 4202.92.1500, 4202.92.3016, 4202.92.6091 and 6307.90.9905; Category 670-L: only HTS numbers 4202.12.8030, 4202.12.8070, 4202.92.3020, 4202.92.3031, 4202.92.9026 and 6307.90.9907.
    2Category 369-S: only HTS number 6307.10.2005.
    3Category 369-O: all HTS numbers except 4202.12.4000, 4202.12.8020, 4202.12.8060, 4202.92.1500, 4202.92.3016, 4202.92.6091, 6307.90.9905 (Category 369-L); and 6307.10.2005 (Category 369-S).
    4Category 669-P: only HTS numbers 6305.32.0010, 6305.32.0020, 6305.33.0010, 6305.33.0020 and 6305.39.0000.
    5Category 669-T: only HTS numbers 6306.12.0000, 6306.19.0010 and 6306.22.9030.
    6Category 669-O: all HTS numbers except 6305.32.0010, 6305.32.0020, 6305.33.0010, 6305.33.0020, 6305.39.0000 (Category 669-P); 6306.12.0000, 6306.19.0010 and 6306.22.9030 (Category 669-T).
    7Category 670-H: only HTS numbers 4202.22.4030 and 4202.22.8050.
    8Category 670-O: all HTS numbers except 4202.22.4030, 4202.22.8050 (Category 670-H); 4202.12.8030, 4202.12.8070, 4202.92.3020, 4202.92.3031, 4202.92.9026 and 6307.90.9907 (Category 670-L).
    9Category 359-C: only HTS numbers 6103.42.2025, 6103.49.8034, 6104.62.1020, 6104.69.8010, 6114.20.0048, 6114.20.0052, 6203.42.2010, 6203.42.2090, 6204.62.2010, 6211.32.0010, 6211.32.0025 and 6211.42.0010; Category 659-C: only HTS numbers 6103.23.0055, 6103.43.2020, 6103.43.2025, 6103.49.2000, 6103.49.8038, 6104.63.1020, 6104.63.1030, 6104.69.1000, 6104.69.8014, 6114.30.3044, 6114.30.3054, 6203.43.2010, 6203.43.2090, 6203.49.1010, 6203.49.1090, 6204.63.1510, 6204.69.1010, 6210.10.9010, 6211.33.0010, 6211.33.0017 and 6211.43.0010.
    10Category 359-H: only HTS numbers 6505.90.1540 and 6505.90.2060; 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.
    11Category 359-O: all HTS numbers except 6103.42.2025, 6103.49.8034, 6104.62.1020, 6104.69.8010, 6114.20.0048, 6114.20.0052, 6203.42.2010, 6203.42.2090, 6204.62.2010, 6211.32.0010, 6211.32.0025 and 6211.42.0010 (Category 359-C); 6505.90.1540 and 6505.90.2060 (Category 359-H).
    12Category 659-S: only HTS numbers 6112.31.0010, 6112.31.0020, 6112.41.0010, 6112.41.0020, 6112.41.0030, 6112.41.0040, 6211.11.1010, 6211.11.1020, 6211.12.1010 and 6211.12.1020.
    13Category 659-O: all HTS numbers except 6103.23.0055, 6103.43.2020, 6103.43.2025, 6103.49.2000, 6103.49.8038, 6104.63.1020, 6104.63.1030, 6104.69.1000, 6104.69.8014, 6114.30.3044, 6114.30.3054, 6203.43.2010, 6203.43.2090, 6203.49.1010, 6203.49.1090, 6204.63.1510, 6204.69.1010, 6210.10.9010, 6211.33.0010, 6211.33.0017 and 6211.43.0010 (Category 659-C); 6502.00.9030, 6504.00.9015, 6504.00.9060, 6505.90.5090, 6505.90.6090, 6505.90.7090, 6505.90.8090 (Category 659-H); 6112.31.0010, 6112.31.0020, 6112.41.0010, 6112.41.0020, 6112.41.0030, 6112.41.0040, 6211.11.1010, 6211.11.1020, 6211.12.1010 and 6211.12.1020 (Category 659-S).
    14Category 347-W: only HTS numbers 6203.19.1020, 6203.19.9020, 6203.22.3020, 6203.22.3030, 6203.42.4005, 6203.42.4010, 6203.42.4015, 6203.42.4025, 6203.42.4035, 6203.42.4045, 6203.42.4050, 6203.42.4060, 6203.49.8020, 6210.40.9033, 6211.20.1520, 6211.20.3810 and 6211.32.0040; Category 348-W: only HTS numbers 6204.12.0030, 6204.19.8030, 6204.22.3040, 6204.22.3050, 6204.29.4034, 6204.62.3000, 6204.62.4005, 6204.62.4010, 6204.62.4020, 6204.62.4030, 6204.62.4040, 6204.62.4050, 6204.62.4055, 6204.62.4065, 6204.69.6010, 6204.69.9010, 6210.50.9060, 6211.20.1550, 6211.20.6810, 6211.42.0030 and 6217.90.9050.
    15Category 640-Y: only HTS numbers 6205.30.2010, 6205.30.2020, 6205.30.2050 and 6205.30.2060.
    16Category 647-W: only HTS numbers 6203.23.0060, 6203.23.0070, 6203.29.2030, 6203.29.2035, 6203.43.2500, 6203.43.3500, 6203.43.4010, 6203.43.4020, 6203.43.4030, 6203.43.4040, 6203.49.1500, 6203.49.2015, 6203.49.2030, 6203.49.2045, 6203.49.2060, 6203.49.8030, 6210.40.5030, 6211.20.1525, 6211.20.3820 and 6211.33.0030; Category 648-W: only HTS numbers 6204.23.0040, 6204.23.0045, 6204.29.2020, 6204.29.2025, 6204.29.4038, 6204.63.2000, 6204.63.3000, 6204.63.3510, 6204.63.3530, 6204.63.3532, 6204.63.3540, 6204.69.2510, 6204.69.2530, 6204.69.2540, 6204.69.2560, 6204.69.6030, 6204.69.9030, 6210.50.5035, 6211.20.1555, 6211.20.6820, 6211.43.0040 and 6217.90.9060.
    17Category 641-Y: only HTS numbers 6204.23.0050, 6204.29.2030, 6206.40.3010 and 6206.40.3025.
    Group I  
    200-224, 225/317/326, 226, 227, 229, 300/301/607, 313-315, 360-363, 369-L/670-L/8701, 369-S2, 369-O3, 400-414, 464-469, 600-606, 611, 613/614/615/617, 618, 619/620, 621-624, 625/626/627/628/629, 665, 666, 669-P4, 669-T5, 669-O6, 670-H7and 670-O8, as a group 145,584,324 square meters equivalent.
    Sublevels in Group I  
    218 5,611,493 square meters.
    225/317/326 9,960,385 square meters.
    226 1,807,492 square meters.
    300/301/607 435,688 kilograms of which not more than 363,074 kilograms shall be in Category 300; not more than 363,074 kilograms shall be in Category 301; and not more than 363,074 kilograms shall be in Category 607.
    363 3,025,018 numbers.
    369-L/670-L/870 12,570,241 kilograms.
    611 808,836 square meters.
    613/614/615/617 5,016,320 square meters.
    619/620 3,687,073 square meters.
    625/626/627/628/629 4,797,753 square meters.
    669-P 87,221 kilograms.
    669-T 283,488 kilograms.
    670-H 4,813,482 kilograms.
    Group I subgroup  
    200, 219, 313, 314, 315, 361, 369-S and 604, as a group 37,024,512 square meters equivalent.
    Within Group I subgroup  
    200 181,318 kilograms.
    219 4,126,617 square meters.
    313 16,765,276 square meters.
    314 7,350,600 square meters.
    315 5,632,433 square meters.
    361 364,228 numbers.
    369-S 120,833 kilograms.
    604 58,141 kilograms.
    Group II  
    237, 239, 330-332, 333/334/335, 336, 338/339, 340-345, 347/348, 349, 350/650, 351, 352/652, 353, 354, 359-C/659-C9, 359-H/659-H10, 359-O11, 431-444, 445/446, 447/448, 459, 630-632, 633/634/635, 636, 638/639, 640, 641-644, 645/646, 647/648, 649, 651, 653, 654, 659-S12, 659-O13, 831-844 and 846-859, as a group 186,167,900 square meters equivalent.
    Sublevels in Group II  
    237 177,150 dozen.
    239 1,452,293 kilograms.
    331 126,955 dozen pairs.
    336 30,181 dozen.
    338/339 201,949 dozen.
    340 276,730 dozen.
    345 31,536 dozen.
    347/348 262,591 dozen of which not more than 262,591 dozen shall be in Categories 347-W/348-W14.
    352/652 800,742 dozen.
    359-C/659-C 356,957 kilograms.
    359-H/659-H 1,200,281 kilograms.
    433 3,833 dozen.
    434 2,662 dozen.
    435 6,321 dozen.
    436 1,259 dozen.
    438 7,103 dozen.
    440 1,376 dozen.
    442 10,807 dozen.
    443 10,733 numbers.
    444 15,286 numbers.
    445/446 33,895 dozen.
    631 1,273,773 dozen pairs.
    633/634/635 403,020 dozen of which not more than 236,548 dozen shall be in Categories 633/634 and not more than 209,612 dozen shall be in Category 635.
    638/639 1,618,812 dozen.
    640 261,106 dozen of which not more than 69,464 dozen shall be in Category 640-Y15.
    642 191,625 dozen.
    643 127,725 numbers.
    644 192,181 numbers.
    645/646 1,012,874 dozen.
    647/648 1,294,186 dozen of which not more than 1,294,186 dozen shall be in Categories 647-W/648-W16.
    659-S 394,948 kilograms.
    835 5,051 dozen.
    Group II Subgroup  
    333/334/335, 341, 342, 350/650, 351, 447/448, 636, 641 and 651, as a group 19,283,249 square meters equivalent.
    Within Group II Subgroup  
    333/334/335 77,648 dozen of which not more than 42,059 dozen shall be in Category 335.
    341 84,658 dozen.
    342 52,886 dozen.
    350/650 34,388 dozen.
    351 87,985 dozen.
    447/448 5,238 dozen.
    636 96,468 dozen.
    641 180,630 dozen of which not more than 63,221 dozen shall be in Category 641-Y17.
    651 110,339 dozen.
    Group III  
    Sublevel in Group III  
    845 210,522 dozen.

    The limits set forth above are subject to adjustment pursuant to the current bilateral agreement concerning imports of textile and apparel products from Taiwan.

    Products in the above categories exported during 2000 shall be charged to the applicable category limits for that year (see directive dated November 2, 1999) to the extent of any unfilled balances. In the event the limits established for that period have been exhausted by previous entries, such products shall be charged to the limits set forth in this directive.

    These limits may be revised if Taiwan becomes a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the WTO agreement is applied to Taiwan.

    The conversion factors are as follows:

    Category Conversion factors (square meters equivalent/category unit)
    300/301/607 8.5
    333/334/335 33.75
    352/652 11.3
    359-C/659-C 10.1
    359-H/659-H 11.5
    369-L/670-L/870 3.8
    633/634/635 34.1
    638/639 12.5

    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 to the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1).

    Sincerely,

    Donald R. Foote,

    Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.

    [FR Doc. 00-33362 Filed 12-28-00; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Effective Date:
1/1/2001
Published:
12/29/2000
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Issuing a directive to the Commissioner of Customs establishing limits.
Document Number:
00-33362
Document Citation:
65 FR 82978
Dates:
January 1, 2001.
Pages:
82978-82980 (3 pages)
E.O. Citation:
of 12/26/2000