To Implement Certain Provisions of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement With Respect to Costa Rica, and for Other Purposes, 34311-34315 [2010-14728]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 115 / Wednesday, June 16, 2010 / Presidential Documents 34311 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8536 of June 12, 2010 To Implement Certain Provisions of the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement With Respect to Costa Rica, and for Other Purposes 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 was approved by the Congress in section 101(a) of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘CAFTA–DR Act’’) (Public Law 109– 53, 119 Stat. 462) (19 U.S.C. 4011(a)). 2. Section 201(a) of the CAFTA–DR Act (19 U.S.C. 4031(a)) authorizes the President to proclaim such modifications or continuation of any duty, such continuation of duty-free or excise treatment, or such additional duties, as the President determines to be necessary or appropriate to carry out or apply Article 3.3 and Annex 3.3 (which includes the schedule of United States duty reductions with respect to originating goods) of the Agreement. 3. Presidential Proclamation 8331 of December 23, 2008, modified the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to provide for the preferential tariff treatment being accorded under the Agreement for certain goods of Costa Rica, including tariff-rate quotas for certain goods. 4. Presidential Proclamation 8405 of August 31, 2009, modified certain rules of origin of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Three technical errors were made in the modifications of general note 12 to the HTS as provided in Annex I of Publication 4095 of the United States International Trade Commission entitled ‘‘Modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to Adjust Rules of Origin Under the North American Free Trade Agreement,’’ which was incorporated by reference into Proclamation 8405. 5. I have determined that technical corrections to general note 12 to the HTS are necessary to provide the tariff and certain other treatment accorded under the NAFTA to originating goods. 6. Presidential Proclamation 8214 of December 27, 2007, modified the rules of origin set out in Annexes 3A and 3B of the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (USSFTA). Two technical errors were made in Annex II to that proclamation modifying general note 25 to the HTS. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with RULES 7. I have determined that technical corrections to general note 25 to the HTS are necessary to provide the tariff and certain other treatment accorded under the USSFTA to originating goods. 8. Proclamation 8214 also modified the rules of origin set out in Annex 4.1 to the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (USCFTA). Two technical errors were made in Annex I to that proclamation modifying general note 26 to the HTS. 9. I have determined that technical corrections to general note 26 are necessary to provide the tariff and certain other treatment accorded under the USCFTA to originating goods. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Jun 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16JND3.SGM 16JND3 34312 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 115 / Wednesday, June 16, 2010 / Presidential Documents 10. Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974 (the ‘‘1974 Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 2483), as amended, authorizes the President to embody in the HTS the substance of relevant provisions of that Act, and of other Acts affecting import treatment, and of actions taken thereunder. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including but not limited to section 201(a) of the CAFTA–DR Act and section 604 of the 1974 Act, do proclaim that: (1) In order to provide for the preferential tariff treatment being accorded under the Agreement for certain sugar and sugar-containing goods of Costa Rica and to provide a tariff-rate quota for such goods of Costa Rica, the HTS is modified as set forth in Annex I to this proclamation. (2) The amendments to the HTS set forth in Annex I of this proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after June 15, 2010. (3) In order to make technical corrections to general note 12 to the HTS, the HTS is modified as provided in section A of Annex II to this proclamation. The modifications to the HTS set forth in section A of Annex II shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after October 3, 2009. (4) In order to make technical corrections to general note 25 to the HTS, the HTS is modified as provided in section B of Annex II to this proclamation. (5) In order to make technical corrections to general note 26 to the HTS, the HTS is modified as provided in section C of Annex II to this proclamation. (6) The modifications to the HTS set forth in sections B and C of Annex II to this proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after February 8, 2009. (7) 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. Billing code 3195–W0–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Jun 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16JND3.SGM 16JND3 OB#1.EPS</GPH> sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with RULES IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 115 (Wednesday, June 16, 2010)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 115 / Wednesday, June 16, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8536 of June 12, 2010

                
To Implement Certain Provisions of the Dominican 
                Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade 
                Agreement With Respect to Costa Rica, and for Other 
                Purposes

                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 was approved by 
                the Congress in section 101(a) of the Dominican 
                Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade 
                Agreement Implementation Act (the ``CAFTA-DR Act'') 
                (Public Law 109-53, 119 Stat. 462) (19 U.S.C. 4011(a)).

                2. Section 201(a) of the CAFTA-DR Act (19 U.S.C. 
                4031(a)) authorizes the President to proclaim such 
                modifications or continuation of any duty, such 
                continuation of duty-free or excise treatment, or such 
                additional duties, as the President determines to be 
                necessary or appropriate to carry out or apply Article 
                3.3 and Annex 3.3 (which includes the schedule of 
                United States duty reductions with respect to 
                originating goods) of the Agreement.

                3. Presidential Proclamation 8331 of December 23, 2008, 
                modified the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
                States (HTS) to provide for the preferential tariff 
                treatment being accorded under the Agreement for 
                certain goods of Costa Rica, including tariff-rate 
                quotas for certain goods.

                4. Presidential Proclamation 8405 of August 31, 2009, 
                modified certain rules of origin of the North American 
                Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Three technical errors 
                were made in the modifications of general note 12 to 
                the HTS as provided in Annex I of Publication 4095 of 
                the United States International Trade Commission 
                entitled ``Modifications to the Harmonized Tariff 
                Schedule of the United States to Adjust Rules of Origin 
                Under the North American Free Trade Agreement,'' which 
                was incorporated by reference into Proclamation 8405.

                5. I have determined that technical corrections to 
                general note 12 to the HTS are necessary to provide the 
                tariff and certain other treatment accorded under the 
                NAFTA to originating goods.

                6. Presidential Proclamation 8214 of December 27, 2007, 
                modified the rules of origin set out in Annexes 3A and 
                3B of the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement 
                (USSFTA). Two technical errors were made in Annex II to 
                that proclamation modifying general note 25 to the HTS.

                7. I have determined that technical corrections to 
                general note 25 to the HTS are necessary to provide the 
                tariff and certain other treatment accorded under the 
                USSFTA to originating goods.

                8. Proclamation 8214 also modified the rules of origin 
                set out in Annex 4.1 to the United States-Chile Free 
                Trade Agreement (USCFTA). Two technical errors were 
                made in Annex I to that proclamation modifying general 
                note 26 to the HTS.

                9. I have determined that technical corrections to 
                general note 26 are necessary to provide the tariff and 
                certain other treatment accorded under the USCFTA to 
                originating goods.

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

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States of America, including but not limited to 
                section 201(a) of the CAFTA-DR Act and section 604 of 
                the 1974 Act, do proclaim that:

                (1) In order to provide for the preferential tariff 
                treatment being accorded under the Agreement for 
                certain sugar and sugar-containing goods of Costa Rica 
                and to provide a tariff-rate quota for such goods of 
                Costa Rica, the HTS is modified as set forth in Annex I 
                to this proclamation.

                (2) The amendments to the HTS set forth in Annex I of 
                this proclamation shall be effective with respect to 
                goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
                consumption, on or after June 15, 2010.

                (3) In order to make technical corrections to general 
                note 12 to the HTS, the HTS is modified as provided in 
                section A of Annex II to this proclamation. The 
                modifications to the HTS set forth in section A of 
                Annex II shall be effective with respect to goods 
                entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, 
                on or after October 3, 2009.

                (4) In order to make technical corrections to general 
                note 25 to the HTS, the HTS is modified as provided in 
                section B of Annex II to this proclamation.

                (5) In order to make technical corrections to general 
                note 26 to the HTS, the HTS is modified as provided in 
                section C of Annex II to this proclamation.

                (6) The modifications to the HTS set forth in sections 
                B and C of Annex II to this proclamation shall be 
                effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn 
                from warehouse for consumption, on or after February 8, 
                2009.

                (7) 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 
                twelfth day of June, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
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