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85 / Wednesday, May 4, 2005 / Notices

[FR Doc.05–8904 Filed 4–29–05; 4:15 pm] Trade Organization (Accession If a comment alleges that there is no
BILLING CODE 3510–DS–C Agreement) provides that, if a WTO market disruption or that the subject
Member, such as the United States, imports are not the cause of market
believes that imports of Chinese origin disruption, the Committee will closely
COMMITTEE FOR THE textile and apparel products are, ‘‘due to review any supporting information and
IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE market disruption, threatening to documentation, such as information
AGREEMENTS impede the orderly development of about domestic production or prices of
trade in these products’’, it may request like or directly competitive products.
Solicitation of Public Comments on consultations with China with a view to Particular consideration will be given to
Request for Textile and Apparel easing or avoiding the disruption. comments representing the views of
Safeguard Action on Imports from Pursuant to this provision, if the United actual producers in the United States of
China States requests consultations with a like or directly competitive product.
April 28, 2005. China, it must, at the time of the The Committee will protect any
AGENCY: The Committee for the request, provide China with a detailed business confidential information that is
Implementation of Textile Agreements factual statement showing (1) the marked ‘‘business confidential’’ from
(the Committee) existence or threat of market disruption; disclosure to the full extent permitted
ACTION: Solicitation of public comments and (2) the role of products of Chinese by law. To the extent that business
concerning a request for safeguard origin in that disruption. Beginning on confidential information is provided,
action on imports from China of man- the date that it receives such a request, two copies of a non-confidential version
made fiber knit shirts and blouses China must restrict its shipments to the must also be provided in which
(Category 638/639). United States to a level no greater than business confidential information is
7.5 percent (6 percent for wool product summarized or, if necessary, deleted.
SUMMARY: On April 6, 2005, the categories) above the amount entered Comments received, with the exception
Committee received a request from the during the first 12 months of the most of information marked ‘‘business
American Manufacturing Trade Action recent 14 months preceding the month confidential’’, will be available for
Coalition, the National Council of in which the request was made. inspection between Monday - Friday,
Textile Organizations, the National On April 6, 2005, the Committee 8:30 a.m and 5:30 p.m in the Trade
Textile Association, and UNITE HERE received a request that an Accession Reference and Assistance Center Help
requesting that the Committee limit Agreement textile and apparel safeguard Desk, Suite 800M, USA Trade
imports from China of man-made fiber action be taken on imports from China Information Center, Ronald Reagan
knit shirts and blouses (Category 638/ of man-made fiber knit shirts and Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue,
639). They request that a textile and blouses (Category 638/639). The NW, Washington, DC, (202) 482-3433.
apparel safeguard action, as provided Committee has determined that this The Committee expects to make a
for in the Report of the Working Party determination within 60 calendar days
request provides the information
on the Accession of China to the World of the close of the comment period as
necessary for the Committee to consider
Trade Organization (the Accession to whether the United States will
the request in light of the considerations
Agreement), be taken on imports of such request consultations with China. If,
set forth in the Procedures. In this case,
man-made fiber knit shirts and blouses. however, the Committee is unable to
the Committee notes that imports from
The Committee hereby solicits public make a determination within 60
China of man-made fiber knit shirts and
comments on this request, in particular calendar days, it will cause to be
blouses (Category 638/639) have
with regard to whether imports from published a notice in the Federal
increased from 642,708 dozen in the
China of such man-made fiber knit
first quarter of 2004 to 2,808,951 dozen Register, including the date by which it
shirts and blouses are, due to market
in the first quarter of 2005 (includes will make a determination. If the
disruption, threatening to impede the
preliminary data for 2005). The text of Committee makes a negative
orderly development of trade in this
the request is reproduced in full below. determination, it will cause this
product. Comments must be submitted
The Committee is soliciting public determination and the reasons therefore
by June 3, 2005 to the Chairman,
comments on this request, in particular to be published in the Federal Register.
Committee for the Implementation of
with regard to whether imports from If the Committee makes an affirmative
Textile Agreements, Room 3001A,
China of such man-made fiber knit determination that imports of Chinese
United States Department of Commerce,
shirts and blouses are, due to market origin man-made fiber knit shirts and
14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W.,
disruption, threatening to impede the blouses are, due to market disruption,
Washington, D.C. 20230.
orderly development of trade in this threatening to impede the orderly
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay development of trade in these products,
Dowling, Office of Textiles and Apparel, product.
the United States will request
U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) Comments may be submitted by any consultations with China with a view to
482-4058. interested person. Comments must be easing or avoiding such market
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: received no later than June 3, 2005. disruption in accordance with the
Authority: Section 204 of the Agriculture
Interested persons are invited to submit Accession Agreement and the
Act of 1956, as amended; Executive Order ten copies of such comments to the Committee’s procedures.
11651, as amended. Chairman, Committee for the
Implementation of Textile Agreements, D. Michael Hutchinson,
BACKGROUND: Room 3001A, U.S. Department of Acting Chairman, Committee for the
The Report of the Working Party on Commerce, 14th and Constitution Implementation of Textile Agreements.
the Accession of China to the World Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20230. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S

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[FR Doc.05–8905 Filed 4–29–05; 4:15 pm] Trade Organization (Accession If a comment alleges that there is no
BILLING CODE 3510–DS–C Agreement) provides that, if a WTO market disruption or that the subject
Member, such as the United States, imports are not the cause of market
believes that imports of Chinese origin disruption, the Committee will closely
COMMITTEE FOR THE textile and apparel products are, ‘‘due to review any supporting information and
IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE market disruption, threatening to documentation, such as information
AGREEMENTS impede the orderly development of about domestic production or prices of
trade in these products’’, it may request like or directly competitive products.
Solicitation of Public Comments on consultations with China with a view to Particular consideration will be given to
Request for Textile and Apparel easing or avoiding the disruption. comments representing the views of
Safeguard Action on Imports from Pursuant to this provision, if the United actual producers in the United States of
China States requests consultations with a like or directly competitive product.
April 28, 2005. China, it must, at the time of the The Committee will protect any
AGENCY: The Committee for the request, provide China with a detailed business confidential information that is
Implementation of Textile Agreements factual statement showing (1) the marked ‘‘business confidential’’ from
(the Committee) existence or threat of market disruption; disclosure to the full extent permitted
ACTION: Solicitation of public comments and (2) the role of products of Chinese by law. To the extent that business
concerning a request for safeguard origin in that disruption. Beginning on confidential information is provided,
action on imports from China of man- the date that it receives such a request, two copies of a non-confidential version
made fiber trousers (Category 647/648). China must restrict its shipments to the must also be provided in which
United States to a level no greater than business confidential information is
SUMMARY: On April 6, 2005, the 7.5 percent (6 percent for wool product summarized or, if necessary, deleted.
Committee received a request from the categories) above the amount entered Comments received, with the exception
American Manufacturing Trade Action during the first 12 months of the most of information marked ‘‘business
Coalition, the National Council of recent 14 months preceding the month confidential’’, will be available for
Textile Organizations, the National in which the request was made. inspection between Monday - Friday,
Textile Association, and UNITE HERE On April 6, 2005, the Committee 8:30 a.m and 5:30 p.m in the Trade
requesting that the Committee limit Reference and Assistance Center Help
received a request that an Accession
imports from China of man-made fiber Desk, Suite 800M, USA Trade
Agreement textile and apparel safeguard
trousers (Category 647/648). They Information Center, Ronald Reagan
action be taken on imports from China
request that a textile and apparel Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue,
of man-made fiber trousers (Category
safeguard action, as provided for in the NW, Washington, DC, (202) 482-3433.
647/648). The Committee has
Report of the Working Party on the
determined that this request provides The Committee expects to make a
Accession of China to the World Trade
the information necessary for the determination within 60 calendar days
Organization (the Accession
Committee to consider the request in of the close of the comment period as
Agreement), be taken on imports of such
light of the considerations set forth in to whether the United States will
man-made fiber trousers. The
Committee hereby solicits public the Procedures. In this case, the request consultations with China. If,
comments on this request, in particular Committee notes that imports from however, the Committee is unable to
with regard to whether imports from China of man-made fiber trousers make a determination within 60
China of such man-made fiber trousers (Category 647/648) have increased from calendar days, it will cause to be
are, due to market disruption, 615,356 dozen in the first quarter of published a notice in the Federal
threatening to impede the orderly 2004 to 2,300,622 dozen in the first Register, including the date by which it
development of trade in this product. quarter of 2005 (includes preliminary will make a determination. If the
Comments must be submitted by June 3, data for 2005). The text of the request Committee makes a negative
2005 to the Chairman, Committee for is reproduced in full below. determination, it will cause this
the Implementation of Textile The Committee is soliciting public determination and the reasons therefore
Agreements, Room 3001A, United States comments on this request, in particular to be published in the Federal Register.
Department of Commerce, 14th and with regard to whether imports from If the Committee makes an affirmative
Constitution Avenue, N.W., China of such man-made fiber trousers determination that imports of Chinese
Washington, D.C. 20230. are, due to market disruption, origin man-made fiber trousers are, due
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay threatening to impede the orderly to market disruption, threatening to
Dowling, Office of Textiles and Apparel, development of trade in this product. impede the orderly development of
U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) trade in these products, the United
Comments may be submitted by any States will request consultations with
482-4058. interested person. Comments must be China with a view to easing or avoiding
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: received no later than June 3, 2005. such market disruption in accordance
Authority: Section 204 of the Agriculture
Interested persons are invited to submit with the Accession Agreement and the
Act of 1956, as amended; Executive Order ten copies of such comments to the Committee’s procedures.
11651, as amended. Chairman, Committee for the
Implementation of Textile Agreements, D. Michael Hutchinson,
BACKGROUND: Room 3001A, U.S. Department of Acting Chairman, Committee for the
The Report of the Working Party on Commerce, 14th and Constitution Implementation of Textile Agreements.
the Accession of China to the World Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20230. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S

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