Wednesday, February 27, 2013

U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Short Supply Petition Filed Relating to Certain Cotton Corduroy Fabric

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements ("CITA") is considering a Commercial Availability Request for a certain corduroy fabric, file number: 3.2013.02.22.Fabric.AM&SforBellaBliss, as specified below.

Responses are due by 11:59 P.M. (EST), March 8, 2013. Rebuttals are due by 11:59 P.M. (EST), March 14, 2013.

Specifications: Certain Cotton Corduroy Fabric

HTS Subheading: 5801.22.1000

Wales: 6-10 wales per centimeter (19-23 wales per inch)

Fiber content: greater than 95% cotton by weight

Weight: 133-147 grams per square meter

Warp, ends per centimeter: 28-33

Filling, picks per centimeter: 66-73

Yarn counts:
Warp yarn: English - 38-42; Metric 65-70
Filling yarn: English - 38-42; Metric 65-70

Width: 134-153 centimeters; 53-60 inches

Finish: Cut, Desized

NOTE: The yarn size designations describe a range of yarn specifications for yarn in its greige condition before dyeing and finishing of the yarn (if applicable) and before knitting, dyeing and finishing of the fabric. They are intended as specifications to be followed by the mill in sourcing yarn used to produce the fabric. However, because dyeing, finishing, and knitting can alter the characteristic of the yarn as it appears in the finished fabric, the specification therefore includes yarns appearing in the finished fabric as finer or coarser than the designated yarn sizes provided that the variation occurs after processing of the greige yarn and production of the fabric. In addition, while the fabric is intended to be piece-dyed, the specifications include both piece- and yarn-dyed to accommodate any Customs' findings that the finished fabric appears to be yarn-dyed as a result of dye absorption.

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