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Download as PDF Vol. 81 Wednesday, No. 41 March 2, 2016 Part V The President mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with E0 Executive Order 13720—Delegation of Certain Authorities and Assignment of Certain Functions Under the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Mar 01, 2016 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\02MRE0.SGM 02MRE0 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with E0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Mar 01, 2016 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\02MRE0.SGM 02MRE0 11089 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 41 Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Title 3— Executive Order 13720 of February 26, 2016 The President Delegation of Certain Authorities and Assignment of Certain Functions Under the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (the ‘‘Act’’) (Public Law 114–27), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby order as follows: Section 1. Authorities and Functions under the Act. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b), (c), and (d) of this section, the authorities granted to and functions specifically assigned to the President under title I of the Act are delegated and assigned, respectively, to the United States Trade Representative (U.S. Trade Representative). (b) The exercise of the following authorities of, and functions specifically assigned to the President under title I of the Act are not delegated or assigned under this order: (i) section 104(c) of the Act; (ii) sections 105(a) and (b) of the Act; and (iii) sections 506A(d)(3)(B) and (d)(4)(C) of the Trade Act of 1974 (as amended by the Act). (c) The functions of the President under section 13(c) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004, as added by section 109 of the Act, are assigned to the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, in collaboration with the Secretary of Agriculture. (d) The functions of the President under section 110(a) of the Act are assigned to the U.S. Trade Representative, in consultation with the Secretary of State. Sec. 2. Reducing Poverty and Eliminating Hunger. The U.S. Trade Representative, with the advice and assistance of other executive departments and agencies involved in international programs to reduce poverty and eliminate hunger, shall perform the reporting function under section 701 of the Act. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with E0 Sec. 3. General Provisions. (a) In exercising authority delegated by or performing functions assigned in this order, officers of the United States: (i) shall ensure that all actions taken by them are consistent with the President’s constitutional authority to (A) conduct the foreign affairs of the United States, including the commencement, conduct, and termination of negotiations with foreign countries and international organizations; (B) withhold information the disclosure of which could impair the foreign relations, the national security, the deliberative processes of the Executive, or the performance of the Executive’s constitutional duties; (C) recommend for congressional consideration such measures as the President may judge necessary or expedient; and (D) supervise the executive branch; and (ii) may redelegate authority delegated by this order and may further assign functions assigned by this order to officers of any other department or agency within the executive branch to the extent permitted by law, and such redelegation or further assignment shall be published in the Federal Register. (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Mar 01, 2016 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02MRE0.SGM 02MRE0 11090 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 2, 2016 / Presidential Documents (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. THE WHITE HOUSE, February 26, 2016. [FR Doc. 2016–04770 Filed 3–1–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Mar 01, 2016 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02MRE0.SGM 02MRE0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with E0 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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Executive Order 13720--Delegation of Certain Authorities and Assignment 
of Certain Functions Under the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 41 / Wednesday, March 2, 2016 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13720 of February 26, 2016

                
Delegation of Certain Authorities and Assignment 
                of Certain Functions Under the Trade Preferences 
                Extension Act of 2015

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Trade Preferences Extension Act 
                of 2015 (the ``Act'') (Public Law 114-27), and section 
                301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby order as 
                follows:

                Section 1. Authorities and Functions under the Act. (a) 
                Except as provided in subsections (b), (c), and (d) of 
                this section, the authorities granted to and functions 
                specifically assigned to the President under title I of 
                the Act are delegated and assigned, respectively, to 
                the United States Trade Representative (U.S. Trade 
                Representative).

                    (b) The exercise of the following authorities of, 
                and functions specifically assigned to the President 
                under title I of the Act are not delegated or assigned 
                under this order:

(i) section 104(c) of the Act;

(ii) sections 105(a) and (b) of the Act; and

(iii) sections 506A(d)(3)(B) and (d)(4)(C) of the Trade Act of 1974 (as 
amended by the Act).

                    (c) The functions of the President under section 
                13(c) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004, as added by 
                section 109 of the Act, are assigned to the 
                Administrator of the United States Agency for 
                International Development, in collaboration with the 
                Secretary of Agriculture.
                    (d) The functions of the President under section 
                110(a) of the Act are assigned to the U.S. Trade 
                Representative, in consultation with the Secretary of 
                State.

                Sec. 2. Reducing Poverty and Eliminating Hunger. The 
                U.S. Trade Representative, with the advice and 
                assistance of other executive departments and agencies 
                involved in international programs to reduce poverty 
                and eliminate hunger, shall perform the reporting 
                function under section 701 of the Act.

                Sec. 3. General Provisions. (a) In exercising authority 
                delegated by or performing functions assigned in this 
                order, officers of the United States:

(i) shall ensure that all actions taken by them are consistent with the 
President's constitutional authority to (A) conduct the foreign affairs of 
the United States, including the commencement, conduct, and termination of 
negotiations with foreign countries and international organizations; (B) 
withhold information the disclosure of which could impair the foreign 
relations, the national security, the deliberative processes of the 
Executive, or the performance of the Executive's constitutional duties; (C) 
recommend for congressional consideration such measures as the President 
may judge necessary or expedient; and (D) supervise the executive branch; 
and

(ii) may redelegate authority delegated by this order and may further 
assign functions assigned by this order to officers of any other department 
or agency within the executive branch to the extent permitted by law, and 
such redelegation or further assignment shall be published in the Federal 
Register.

                    (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with 
                applicable law and subject to the availability of 
                appropriations.

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                    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    February 26, 2016.

[FR Doc. 2016-04770
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