Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Certain Polyester/Nylon Corduroy Added to DR-CAFTA Short Supply List

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements ("CITA") has determined that certain polyester/nylon cut corduroy 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.

DATES: Effective August 27, 2013.

On July 25, the Chairman of CITA received a request for a Commercial Availability determination ("Request") from Alston & Bird, LLP on behalf of SPC Global, LLC, for certain polyester/nylon cut corduroy fabric, as specified below. No interested entity submitted a Response to the Request advising CITA of its objection to the Request and its ability to supply the subject product.

Specifications: Certain Polyester/Nylon Cut Corduroy Fabric.

HTS: 5801.32.0000.

Fiber Content: 80-95% polyester, 5-20% nylon.

Yarn Size:
Warp: Polyester filament between 111-222 decitex (English: 100-200 denier).
Fill: Polyester filament 111-278 decitex (English: 100-250 denier) and bi-constituent polyester-nylon filament between 222-389 decitex (English: 200-350 denier).

NOTE 1: In the bi-constituent yarn, the polyester and nylon are mixed prior to extrusion.

NOTE 2: The yarn size designations describe a range of specifications for yarn in its greige condition. They are intended as specifications to be followed by the mill in sourcing yarn used to produce the fabric. Weaving, dyeing, and finishing can alter the characteristics of the yarn as it appears in the finished fabric. This 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.

Thread count: 20-34 warp ends x 50-67 fill picks per centimeter (English: 50-86 warp ends x 127-170 fill picks per inch).

Weight: 220-290 grams per sq. meter (English: 6.48-8.55 oz per sq. yard).

Width: 142-162 cm (English: 56-64 inches).

Weave: Cut corduroy with 3-6 wales per cm (English: 8-16 wales per inch).

Finishing: Piece dyed or of yarns of different colors.

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