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Petition regarding commercial availability of laminated fabric
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Feb '08
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain composite fabrics (woven face laminated with knit backing), of the specifications below, are not available in commercial quantities in the US-DR-CAFTA region.

The subject product will be added to the Annex 3.25 list, effective from date of publication in the Federal Register, February 21, 2008.

United States- Dominican Republic- Central America Free Trade Agreement Commercial Availability Determination
Date 02/21/2008
File Number 38.2007.12.26.Fabric.ColumbiaSportswearCo
Product Composite Fabric: Woven Face laminated with Knit Backing

Columbia Sportswear Co. herewith submits this request for a finding of no commercial availability pursuant to the provisions of Section 203(o)(4) of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) Implementation Act and your Federal Register notice of March 15, 2007, with respect to a certain composite fabric which Columbia wishes to use in the manufacture of apparel in a DR-CAFTA member country. By means of this letter, we request that the subject fabric be added to Annex 3.25 of the Agreement.

The fabric in question is a composite fabric consisting of a woven face fabric and knit backing fabric laminated together by means of a chemical adhesive and classified under HTS subheading 6001.22. Further details are shown in the accompanying Exhibit.

DUE DILIGENCE:
The following firms and associations were contacted and asked if they or their members could supply the subject fabrics. Full product details, as set forth in the Exhibit, were provided.

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