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Include composite fabric in DR-CAFTA - Columbia Sportswear
04
Jan '08
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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