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CITA adds few warp stretch fabrics to CAFTA– DR free list
Jul '13
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (‘‘CITA’’) has determined that certain warp stretch woven nylon/rayon/ spandex fabric, as specified below, is not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA–DR countries.

The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA– DR Agreement in unrestricted quantities.

Specifications: Certain Warp Stretch

-Woven Nylon/Rayon/Spandex Fabric Fiber Content: Rayon (67–80%), Nylon (15–35%), Spandex (2–6%). 
-Yarn Configuration: Warp: Nylon filament combined with spandex filament. Filling: Rayon staple.
-Yarn Denier: Nylon and Spandex of various deniers. Width: 56–60’’ (142–153 cm). Weight: 220–315 grams per square meter. Thread Count (Density): 76–110 ends per inch (Warp) X 70–90 picks per inch(Filling); (30–44 ends per cm (Warp) X 27–36 picks per cm (Filling)). Weave Type: Twill Weave.

The CAFTA–DR Agreement provides a list in Annex 3.25 for fabrics, yarns, and fibers that the Parties to the CAFTA–DR Agreement have determined are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. The CAFTA–DR Agreement provides that this list may be modified pursuant to Article 3.25(4)–(5), when the President of the United States determines that a fabric, yarn, or fiber is not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the territory of any Party. See Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA–DR Agreement; see also section 203(o)(4)(C) of the CAFTA–DR Implementation Act.

The CAFTA–DR Implementation Act requires the President to establish procedures governing the submission of a request and providing opportunity for interested entities to submit comments and supporting evidence before a commercial availability determination is made. In Presidential Proclamations 7987 and 7996, the President delegated to CITA the authority under section 203(o)(4) of CAFTA–DR Implementation Act for modifying the Annex 3.25 list.

Pursuant to this authority, on September 15, 2008, CITA published modified procedures it would follow in considering requests to modify the Annex 3.25 list of products determined to not be commercially available in the territory of any Party to CAFTA-DR. 


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