|Citation: [Federal Register Volume 79, Number 79 (Thursday, April 24, 2014)]|
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09319]
COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS
Determination Under the Textile and Apparel Commercial
Availability Provision of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (``KORUS
AGENCY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to
Annex 4-B-1 of the KORUS FTA Agreement.
DATES: Effective Date: April 24, 2014.
SUMMARY: The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
(``CITA'') has determined that certain cashmere yarns, as specified
below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in
the United States. The product will be added to the list in Annex 4-B-1
of the KORUS FTA in unrestricted quantities.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Kirkland, Office of Textiles
and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3587.
For Further Information On-Line: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/FTA_CABroadcast.nsf//KoreaPetitionsApproved under ``Approved Requests,''
Reference number: 2.2014.03.18.Yarn.HeritageCashmereKoreaCo, Ltd
KORUS FTA; Section 202(o) of the United States--Korea Free Trade
Agreement Implementation Act (``Act''), Public Law 112-41; and
Presidential Proclamation No. 8783 (77 FR 14265, March 9, 2012).
Article 4.2.6 of the KORUS FTA provides for a list in Appendix 4-B-
1 for fibers, yarns, and fabrics that the United States has determined
are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner from
suppliers in the United States (``Commercial Availability List''). A
textile or apparel good imported into the United States containing
fibers, yarns, or fabrics that are included on the Commercial
Availability List in Appendix 4- B-1 of the KORUS FTA will be treated
as if it is an originating good for purposes of the specific rules of
origin in Annex 4-A of the KORUS FTA, regardless of the actual origin
of those inputs, in accordance with the specific rules of origin of
Section 202(o)(3)(F) of the Act provides that the President shall
establish procedures under sections 202(o)(3)(C) and (E) in order to
determine whether fibers, yarns, or fabrics are not available in
commercial quantities in a timely manner in the United States, and
whether a fiber, yarn, or fabric should be removed from the Commercial
Availability List in Appendix 4-B-1 when it has become available in
In Proclamation No. 8783 (77 FR 14265, March 9, 2012), the
President delegated to CITA his authority under the commercial
availability provision to establish procedures for modifying the list
of fibers, yarns, or fabrics not available in commercial quantities in
a timely manner, as set out in Annex 4- B of the KORUS FTA.
Pursuant to this delegation, on March 19, 2012, CITA published
Procedures it follows in considering requests to modify the list of
fibers, yarns, or fabrics determined to be not commercially available
in a timely manner in the United States under the KORUS FTA (Interim
Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability
Provision of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement and Estimate
of Burden for Collection of Information, 77 FR 16001, March 19, 2012)
On March 18, 2014, the Chairman of CITA received a Request for a
commercial availability determination (``Request'') from Kingery, Samet
& Sorini PLLC on behalf of Heritage Cashmere Korea Co., Ltd., for
certain cashmere yarns as specified below. On March 19, 2014, in
accordance with procedures established by CITA for commercial
availability proceedings under the KORUS FTA, CITA notified interested
parties of the Request, which was posted on the dedicated Web site for
the KORUS FTA Commercial Availability proceedings. In its notification,
CITA advised that any Response with an Offer to Supply (``Response'')
must be submitted by April 1, 2014, and any Rebuttal Comments to the
Response must be submitted by April 7, 2014 in accordance with sections
6 and 7 of CITA's procedures. No interested entity submitted a Response
to the Request advising CITA of its objection to the Request with an
offer to supply the subject product.
In accordance with section 202(o) of the Act, Annex 4-B of the
KORUS FTA, and section 8(c)(1) of CITA's procedures, as no interested
entity submitted a Response to object to the Request with an offer to
supply the subject product, CITA has determined to add the specified
yarn to the Commercial Availability List in Annex 4-B-1 of the KORUS
The subject product has been added to the Commercial Availability
List in 4-B-1 of the KORUS FTA in unrestricted quantities. A revised
Commercial Availability List has been posted on the dedicated Web site
for KORUS FTA Commercial Availability proceedings.
Certain Cashmere Yarns
HTS 5108.10 & 5108.20
100% cashmere 2-ply yarns
Denier and length of staple (the figures below include the +/- 10%
variance that may occur after knitting, weaving and finishing)
Weaving Count (single yarn): 22.86-27.94 nm (13.5-16.5 Ne), 25.2-33mm
Knitting Count (two plied): 39.62-48.43 nm (23.4-28.626 Ne), 30.6-
Yarn sizes were calculated using a conversion factor of Ne x 1.69336 =
Put up: Cone type packages.
Dated April 16, 2014.
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 2014-09319 Filed 4-23-14; 8:45 am]
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