March 22, 2007
22 March 2007
Single Yarn of Artificial Staple Fibres, Request No. TR-2006-002
NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF INVESTIGATION
Notice is hereby given that the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) is satisfied that the request received from Tricots Liesse (1983) Inc. (the requester) of Montréal, Quebec, is properly documented.
The request is for the removal, for an indeterminate period of time, of the customs duty on
importations from all countries of single yarn solely of artificial staple fibres other than acetate fibres, or mixed solely with 15 percent or less by weight of any natural fibre, measuring less than 210 decitex, of subheading No. 5510.11, and single yarn containing 50 percent or more by weight of artificial staple fibres other than acetate fibres, mixed solely with cotton fibres, measuring less than 210 decitex, of subheading No. 5510.30, for use in the manufacture of circular knitted apparel fabrics (the subject yarn).
The Tribunal will conduct an investigation under section 19 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act into the appropriateness of reducing or removing the customs duty on importations of the subject yarn, which is classified in subheading Nos. 5510.11 and 5510.30.
The Tribunal’s investigation commenced on March 21, 2007, and will be conducted by way of written submissions. To participate in the Tribunal’s investigation, the requester or an interested party must file with the Tribunal a notice of appearance in Form I of the Textile Reference Guidelines on or before April 11, 2007. The Tribunal’s recommendations to the Minister of Finance are scheduled to be issued by July 19, 2007.
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