To Implement an Amendment to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, 73555-73572 [07-6246]

Download as PDF 73555 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 247 Thursday, December 27, 2007 Title 3— Proclamation 8213 of December 20, 2007 The President To Implement an Amendment to the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation 1. On August 5, 2004, the United States entered into the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement (the ‘‘Agreement’’) with Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (the ‘‘Agreement countries’’). The Congress approved the Agreement in section 101(a) of the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘CAFTA– DR Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 4011). 2. The Parties to the Agreement entered into an amendment to the Agreement on July 27, August 6, and August 14, 2007 (the ‘‘Amendment’’). The terms of the Amendment are contained in letters of understanding between the United States and the Agreement countries described in sections 1634(a)(2) and 1634(b)(2) of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Public Law 109– 280, 120 Stat. 780). 3. Section 1634 of the Pension Protection Act authorizes the President to proclaim modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) as necessary to carry out the understandings described therein subject, in the case of certain provisions of the Amendment, to the consultation and layover requirements in section 104 of the CAFTA–DR Act (19 U.S.C. 4014). 4. Section 203(o) of the CAFTA–DR Act (19 U.S.C. 4033) authorizes the President to proclaim, as part of the HTS, the provisions set out in Annex 4.1 of the Agreement. 5. Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended, established the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), consisting of representatives of the Departments of State, the Treasury, Commerce, and Labor, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative, with the representative of the Department of Commerce as Chairman, to supervise the implementation of textile trade agreements. Consistent with 3 U.S.C. 301, when carrying out functions vested in the President by statute and assigned by the President to CITA, the officials collectively exercising those functions are all to be officers required to be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES5 6. Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the ‘‘1974 Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 2483), authorizes the President to embody in the HTS the substance of relevant provisions of that Act, or other acts affecting import treatment, and of actions taken thereunder. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including but not limited to section 203 of the CAFTA–DR Act, section 1634 of the Pension Protection Act, section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and section 604 of the 1974 Act, do proclaim that: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:06 Dec 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\27DED0.SGM 27DED0 73556 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2007 / Presidential Documents (1) In order to provide generally for the modifications in the rules for determining whether goods imported into the customs territory of the United States are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under the Agreement, to provide preferential tariff treatment for certain other goods under the Agreement, and to make technical and conforming changes in the general notes to the HTS, the HTS is modified as set forth in: (a) Sections A, B, and C of the Annex to this proclamation; and (b) Section D of that Annex. (2) The modifications to the HTS made by paragraph (1)(a) of this proclamation shall enter into effect on the date, as announced by the United States Trade Representative in the Federal Register, that the Amendment enters into force and shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after that date. (3) The modifications to the HTS made by paragraph (1)(b) of this proclamation shall enter into effect on the date, as announced by the United States Trade Representative in the Federal Register, that the Amendment has entered into force and the conditions set forth in paragraph (a), paragraph (b), or both, of footnote 1 to Appendix 4.1–B of the Agreement have been fulfilled, and shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after that date. (4) The CITA is authorized to exercise my authority under section 203(o) of the CAFTA–DR Act to implement Appendix 4.1–B of the Agreement by determining whether and, if so, by what amount, to increase in accordance with paragraph 3 or footnote 2 of that Appendix the quantitative limits in the provisions of the HTS set out in section D of the Annex to this proclamation. (5)The United States Trade Representative shall modify U.S. note 21 to subchapter XXII of chapter 98 of the HTS in a notice published in the Federal Register to reflect determinations pursuant to paragraph (4) of this proclamation by the CITA. (6) Any provisions of previous proclamations and Executive Orders that are inconsistent with the actions taken in this proclamation are superseded to the extent of such inconsistency. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 247 (Thursday, December 27, 2007)]
[Presidential Documents]
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Proclamation 8213--To Implement an Amendment to the Dominican Republic-
Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2007 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8213 of December 20, 2007

                
To Implement an Amendment to the Dominican 
                Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade 
                Agreement

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                1. On August 5, 2004, the United States entered into 
                the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States 
                Free Trade Agreement (the ``Agreement'') with Costa 
                Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, 
                Honduras, and Nicaragua (the ``Agreement countries''). 
                The Congress approved the Agreement in section 101(a) 
                of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States 
                Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``CAFTA-DR 
                Act'') (19 U.S.C. 4011).

                2. The Parties to the Agreement entered into an 
                amendment to the Agreement on July 27, August 6, and 
                August 14, 2007 (the ``Amendment''). The terms of the 
                Amendment are contained in letters of understanding 
                between the United States and the Agreement countries 
                described in sections 1634(a)(2) and 1634(b)(2) of the 
                Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-280, 120 
                Stat. 780).

                3. Section 1634 of the Pension Protection Act 
                authorizes the President to proclaim modifications to 
                the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
                (HTS) as necessary to carry out the understandings 
                described therein subject, in the case of certain 
                provisions of the Amendment, to the consultation and 
                layover requirements in section 104 of the CAFTA-DR Act 
                (19 U.S.C. 4014).

                4. Section 203(o) of the CAFTA-DR Act (19 U.S.C. 4033) 
                authorizes the President to proclaim, as part of the 
                HTS, the provisions set out in Annex 4.1 of the 
                Agreement.

                5. Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended, 
                established the Committee for the Implementation of 
                Textile Agreements (CITA), consisting of 
                representatives of the Departments of State, the 
                Treasury, Commerce, and Labor, and the Office of the 
                United States Trade Representative, with the 
                representative of the Department of Commerce as 
                Chairman, to supervise the implementation of textile 
                trade agreements. Consistent with 3 U.S.C. 301, when 
                carrying out functions vested in the President by 
                statute and assigned by the President to CITA, the 
                officials collectively exercising those functions are 
                all to be officers required to be appointed by the 
                President with the advice and consent of the Senate.

                6. Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended 
                (the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2483), authorizes the 
                President to embody in the HTS the substance of 
                relevant provisions of that Act, or other acts 
                affecting import treatment, and of actions taken 
                thereunder.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, acting under the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States of America, including but not limited to 
                section 203 of the CAFTA-DR Act, section 1634 of the 
                Pension Protection Act, section 301 of title 3, United 
                States Code, and section 604 of the 1974 Act, do 
                proclaim that:

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                (1) In order to provide generally for the modifications 
                in the rules for determining whether goods imported 
                into the customs territory of the United States are 
                eligible for preferential tariff treatment under the 
                Agreement, to provide preferential tariff treatment for 
                certain other goods under the Agreement, and to make 
                technical and conforming changes in the general notes 
                to the HTS, the HTS is modified as set forth in:

                 (a) Sections A, B, and C of the Annex to this 
                proclamation; and

                 (b) Section D of that Annex.

                (2) The modifications to the HTS made by paragraph 
                (1)(a) of this proclamation shall enter into effect on 
                the date, as announced by the United States Trade 
                Representative in the Federal Register, that the 
                Amendment enters into force and shall be effective with 
                respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse 
                for consumption, on or after that date.

                (3) The modifications to the HTS made by paragraph 
                (1)(b) of this proclamation shall enter into effect on 
                the date, as announced by the United States Trade 
                Representative in the Federal Register, that the 
                Amendment has entered into force and the conditions set 
                forth in paragraph (a), paragraph (b), or both, of 
                footnote 1 to Appendix 4.1-B of the Agreement have been 
                fulfilled, and shall be effective with respect to goods 
                entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, 
                on or after that date.

                (4) The CITA is authorized to exercise my authority 
                under section 203(o) of the CAFTA-DR Act to implement 
                Appendix 4.1-B of the Agreement by determining whether 
                and, if so, by what amount, to increase in accordance 
                with paragraph 3 or footnote 2 of that Appendix the 
                quantitative limits in the provisions of the HTS set 
                out in section D of the Annex to this proclamation.

                (5)The United States Trade Representative shall modify 
                U.S. note 21 to subchapter XXII of chapter 98 of the 
                HTS in a notice published in the Federal Register to 
                reflect determinations pursuant to paragraph (4) of 
                this proclamation by the CITA.

                (6) Any provisions of previous proclamations and 
                Executive Orders that are inconsistent with the actions 
                taken in this proclamation are superseded to the extent 
                of such inconsistency.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-second.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

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