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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2005
  Contact: Victoria Park/Meredith Williams
(202) 482-3809

COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS
EXTENDS CHINA SAFEGUARD DECISIONS


On Thursday, November 10, 2005, the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), which is chaired by the Department of Commerce, announced its decision to extend until November 30, 2005, the period for making determinations on imports of women's and girls' cotton and man-made fiber shirts and blouses, not-knit (category 341/641); cotton and man-made fiber skirts (category 342/642); cotton and man-made fiber nightwear and pajamas (category 351/651); and cotton and man-made fiber swimwear (category 359-S/659-S).

On Tuesday, November 8, 2005, the United States and China announced a broad agreement on textile trade.   CITA is currently evaluating the implications of the textile agreement on the pending safeguard requests.

CITA will publish shortly Federal Register notices corresponding to today's announcement at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html

For more information on the textile agreement, please visit www.ustr.gov

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