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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

214 / Monday, November 7, 2005 / Notices 67457

COMMITTEE FOR THE the Government of China on a broader determination within 60 calendar days,
IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE agreement on textiles. it will cause to be published a notice in
AGREEMENTS the Federal Register, including the date
James C. Leonard III,
by which it will make a determination.
Extension of Period of Determination Chairman, Committee for the Implementation The 60-day determination period for
on Request for Textile and Apparel of Textile Agreements.
this case expired on November 1, 2005.
Safeguard Action on Imports from [FR Doc.05–22246 Filed 11–3–05; 2:22 pm] However, the Committee decided to
China BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S extend until November 8, 2005, the
period for making a determination on
November 2, 2005.
this case because of consultations with
AGENCY: The Committee for the COMMITTEE FOR THE the Government of China on a broader
Implementation of Textile Agreements IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE agreement on textiles.
(the Committee). AGREEMENTS
ACTION: Notice.
James C. Leonard III,
Extension of Period of Determination Chairman, Committee for the Implementation
SUMMARY: The Committee is extending on Request for Textile and Apparel of Textile Agreements.
through November 8, 2005, the period Safeguard Action on Imports from [FR Doc.05–22247 Filed 11–3–05; 2:22 pm]
for making a determination on whether China BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S
to request consultations with China November 2, 2005.
regarding imports of cotton and man- AGENCY: The Committee for the
made fiber skirts (Category 342/642). COMMITTEE FOR THE
Implementation of Textile Agreements
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE
(the Committee).
Dowling, Office of Textiles and Apparel, AGREEMENTS
ACTION: Notice.
U.S. Department of Commerce, (202)
Extension of Period of Determination
482-4058. SUMMARY: The Committee is extending
on Request for Textile and Apparel
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: through November 8, 2005, the period
Safeguard Action on Imports from
for making a determination on whether
Authority: Section 204 of the Agriculture China
to request consultations with China
Act of 1956, as amended; Executive Order
11651, as amended. regarding imports of cotton and man- November 2, 2005.
made fiber nightwear (Category 351/ AGENCY: The Committee for the
Background: 651). Implementation of Textile Agreements
On July 11, 2005, the Committee FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay (the Committee).
received a request from the American Dowling, Office of Textiles and Apparel, ACTION: Notice.
Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202)
the National Council of Textile 482-4058. SUMMARY: The Committee is extending
Organizations, the National Textile SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
through November 8, 2005, the period
Association, and UNITE HERE for making a determination on whether
Authority: Section 204 of the Agriculture to request consultations with China
requesting that the Committee limit Act of 1956, as amended; Executive Order
imports from China of cotton and man- regarding imports of cotton and man-
11651, as amended.
made fiber skirts (Category 342/642) due made fiber swimwear (Category 359-S/
to market disruption. Background: 659-S).
The Committee determined that this On July 11, 2005, the Committee FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay
request provided the information received a request from the American Dowling, Office of Textiles and Apparel,
necessary for the Committee to consider Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202)
the request and solicited public the National Council of Textile 482-4058.
comments for a period of 30 days. See Organizations, the National Textile SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Solicitation of Public Comments on Association, and UNITE HERE Authority: Section 204 of the Agriculture
Request for Textile and Apparel requesting that the Committee limit Act of 1956, as amended; Executive Order
Safeguard Action on Imports from imports from China of cotton and man- 11651, as amended.
China, 70 FR 44567 (August 3, 2005). made fiber nightwear (Category 351/
The Committee’s Procedures, 68 FR 651) due to market disruption. Background:
27787 (May 21, 2003) state that the The Committee determined that this On July 11, 2005, the Committee
Committee will make a determination request provided the information received a request from the American
within 60 calendar days of the close of necessary for the Committee to consider Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition,
the public comment period as to the request and solicited public the National Council of Textile
whether the United States will request comments for a period of 30 days. See Organizations, the National Textile
consultations with China. If the Solicitation of Public Comments on Association, and UNITE HERE
Committee is unable to make a Request for Textile and Apparel requesting that the Committee limit
determination within 60 calendar days, Safeguard Action on Imports from imports from China of cotton and man-
it will cause to be published a notice in China, 70 FR 44568 (August 3, 2005). made fiber swimwear (Category 359-S/
the Federal Register, including the date The Committee’s Procedures, 68 FR 659-S) due to market disruption.
by which it will make a determination. 27787 (May 21, 2003) state that the The Committee determined that this
The 60-day determination period for Committee will make a determination request provided the information
this case expired on November 1, 2005. within 60 calendar days of the close of necessary for the Committee to consider
However, the Committee decided to the public comment period as to the request and solicited public
extend until November 8, 2005, the whether the United States will request comments for a period of 30 days. See
period for making a determination on consultations with China. If the Solicitation of Public Comments on
this case because of consultations with Committee is unable to make a Request for Textile and Apparel

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67458 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 214 / Monday, November 7, 2005 / Notices

Safeguard Action on Imports from product. Comments must be submitted The Committee is soliciting public
China, 70 FR 44568 (August 3, 2005). by December 7, 2005 to the Chairman, comments on this request, in particular
The Committee’s Procedures, 68 FR Committee for the Implementation of with regard to whether imports from
27787 (May 21, 2003) state that the Textile Agreements, Room 3001A, China of such towels are, due to market
Committee will make a determination United States Department of Commerce, disruption, threatening to impede the
within 60 calendar days of the close of 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., orderly development of trade in this
the public comment period as to Washington, DC 20230. product.
whether the United States will request Comments may be submitted by any
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay
consultations with China. If the interested person. Comments must be
Dowling, Office of Textiles and Apparel,
Committee is unable to make a received no later than December 7,
U.S. Department of Commerce, (202)
determination within 60 calendar days, 2005. Interested persons are invited to
482-4058.
it will cause to be published a notice in submit ten copies of such comments to
the Federal Register, including the date SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the Chairman, Committee for the
by which it will make a determination. Authority: Section 204 of the Agriculture Implementation of Textile Agreements,
The 60-day determination period for Act of 1956, as amended; Executive Order Room 3001A, U.S. Department of
this case expired on November 1, 2005. 11651, as amended. Commerce, 14th and Constitution
However, the Committee decided to Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20230.
extend until November 8, 2005, the Background: If a comment alleges that there is no
period for making a determination on The Report of the Working Party on market disruption or that the subject
this case because of consultations with the Accession of China to the World imports are not the cause of market
the Government of China on a broader Trade Organization (WTO) provides disruption, the Committee will closely
agreement on textiles. that, if a WTO Member, such as the review any supporting information and
United States, believes that imports of documentation, such as information
James C. Leonard III,
Chinese origin textile and apparel about domestic production or prices of
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation
products are, ‘‘due to market disruption, like or directly competitive products.
of Textile Agreements.
threatening to impede the orderly Particular consideration will be given to
[FR Doc.05–22248 Filed 11–3–05; 2:22 pm] comments representing the views of
BILLING CODE 3510–DS
development of trade in these
products’’, it may request consultations actual producers in the United States of
with China with a view to easing or a like or directly competitive product.
avoiding the disruption. Pursuant to this The Committee will protect any
COMMITTEE FOR THE business confidential information that is
IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE provision, if the United States requests
consultations with China, it must, at the marked ‘‘business confidential’’ from
AGREEMENTS disclosure to the full extent permitted
time of the request, provide China with
Solicitation of Public Comments on a detailed factual statement showing (1) by law. To the extent that business
Request for Textile and Apparel the existence or threat of market confidential information is provided,
Safeguard Action on Imports from disruption; and (2) the role of products two copies of a non-confidential version
China must also be provided in which
of Chinese origin in that disruption.
business confidential information is
Beginning on the date that it receives
November 2, 2005. summarized or, if necessary, deleted.
such a request, China must restrict its
AGENCY: The Committee for the Comments received, with the exception
shipments to the United States to a level
Implementation of Textile Agreements of information marked ‘‘business
no greater than 7.5 percent (6 percent
(the Committee). confidential’’, will be available for
for wool product categories) above the
ACTION: Solicitation of public comments inspection between Monday - Friday,
amount entered during the first 12
concerning a request for safeguard 8:30 a.m and 5:30 p.m in the Trade
months of the most recent 14 months
action on imports from China of cotton Reference and Assistance Center Help
preceding the month in which the
terry and other pile towels (Category Desk, Suite 800M, USA Trade
request was made. Information Center, Ronald Reagan
363).
The Committee has published Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue,
SUMMARY: On October 11, 2005, the procedures (the Procedures) it follows NW, Washington, DC, (202) 482-3433.
Committee received a request from the in considering requests for Accession The Committee expects to make a
American Manufacturing Trade Action Agreement textile and apparel safeguard determination within 60 calendar days
Coalition, the National Council of actions (68 FR 27787, May 21, 2003; 68 of the close of the comment period as
Textile Organizations, the National FR 49440, August 18, 2003), including to whether the United States will
Textile Association, and UNITE HERE the information that must be included request consultations with China. If,
requesting that the Committee limit in such requests in order for the however, the Committee is unable to
imports from China of cotton terry and Committee to consider them. make a determination within 60
other pile towels (Category 363). They On October 11, 2005, the Committee calendar days, it will cause to be
request that a textile and apparel received a request that an Accession published a notice in the Federal
safeguard action, as provided for in the Agreement textile and apparel safeguard Register, including the date by which it
Report of the Working Party on the action be applied on imports from China will make a determination. If the
Accession of China to the World Trade of cotton terry and other pile towels Committee makes a negative
Organization (the Accession Agreement) (Category 363). The Committee has determination, it will cause this
be applied on imports of such towels. determined that this request provides determination and the reasons therefore
The Committee hereby solicits public the information necessary for the to be published in the Federal Register.
comments on this request, in particular Committee to consider the request in If the Committee makes an affirmative
with regard to whether imports from light of the considerations set forth in determination that imports of Chinese
China of such towels are, due to market the Procedures. The text of the request origin cotton terry and other pile towels
disruption, threatening to impede the is available at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov/ are, due to market disruption,
orderly development of trade in this Safeguard05.htm. threatening to impede the orderly

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