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CITA determines non-availability of certain apparel fabric in CAFTA-DR region

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Sep '09
The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain woven modal-polyester apparel fabric, as specified below, is not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the US-DR-CAFTA region. The subject product will be added to the Annex 3.25 list, effective from the date of publication in the Federal Register, September 10, 2009.

The Request and the record of the proceeding is posted on OTEXA's website dedicated to CAFTA-DR Commercial Availability proceedings at the following address: http://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/CaftaReqTrack.nsf/Refnum/129.2009.08.10.Fabric.SoriniSametforBWA

CITA's determination has been announced on OTEXA's main page (http://otex.ita.doc.gov). In addition, the Federal Register Notice of Determination may be found on OTEXA's Federal Register Notices page (http://otexa.ita.doc.gov/fr.htm ).

Specifications: Certain Woven Modal-Polyester Apparel Fabric

HTS: 5516.12; 5516.13; 5516.22; 5516.23

NOTE: In the finishing process, in the event that the polyester filament content breaks and turns into a fiber, the classification would be a woven fabric of 100% polyester synthetic staple fiber (HTS 5516.92; 5516.93)

•Fiber Content: 52 to 95% spun modal rayon; 5 to 48% filament polyester

•Yarn Size: Spun modal rayon 44/1 to 88/1 metric; filament polyester 59 to 92 metric

•Thread Count: 31 to 53 warp ends per centimeter; 27 to 36 filling picks per centimeter.

•Weave Type: Twill or dobby or jacquard or oxford or satin

•Weight: 100 to 300 grams per square meter

•Width: 137 to 153 centimeters

•Coloration: (Piece) dyed or yarns of different colors

•Finishing Process: Wicked, UV blocker, peached, sanded wash, stain-resistant and teflon finish.



Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements


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