To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 14681-14684 [2016-06249]

Download as PDF Vol. 81 Thursday, No. 52 March 17, 2016 Part V The President asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9406—To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act Executive Order 13721—Developing an Integrated Global Engagement Center To Support Government-wide Counterterrorism Communications Activities Directed Abroad and Revoking Executive Order 13584 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Mar 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\17MRD0.SGM 17MRD0 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Mar 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\17MRD0.SGM 17MRD0 14683 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 52 Thursday, March 17, 2016 Title 3— Proclamation 9406 of March 14, 2016 The President To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation 1. In Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000, the President designated the Republic of South Africa (South Africa) as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country for purposes of section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974 (the ‘‘1974 Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)(1)), as added by section 111(a) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (title I of Public Law 106–200) (AGOA). 2. Sections 506A(d)(4)(C) (19 U.S.C. 2466a(d)(4)(C)) and 506A(c)(1) (19 U.S.C. 2466a(c)(1)) of the 1974 Act authorize the President to suspend the application of duty-free treatment provided for any article described in section 506A(b)(1) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2466a(b)(1)) or 19 U.S.C. 3721 with respect to a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country if he determines that the beneficiary country is not meeting the requirements described in section 506A(a)(1) of the 1974 Act and that suspending such duty-free treatment would be more effective in promoting compliance by the country with those requirements than terminating the designation of the country as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country for purposes of section 506A of the 1974 Act. 3. In Proclamation 9388 of January 11, 2016, pursuant to section 506A(c)(1) of the 1974 Act, I determined that South Africa was not meeting the requirements described in section 506A(a)(1) of the 1974 Act and that suspending the application of duty-free treatment to certain goods would be more effective in promoting compliance by South Africa with such requirements than terminating the designation of South Africa as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country. Thus, pursuant to section 506A(c)(1) of the 1974 Act, I suspended the application of duty-free treatment for all AGOA-eligible goods in the agricultural sector from South Africa for purposes of section 506A of the 1974 Act, effective on March 15, 2016. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 4. Pursuant to section 506A of the 1974 Act, based on actions that the Government of South Africa has taken to come into compliance with the requirements described in section 506A(a)(1) of the 1974 Act, I have determined that suspending the application of duty-free treatment to certain goods is no longer necessary to promote compliance by South Africa with such requirements. 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 sections 506A(d)(4)(C) and 506A(c)(1) of the 1974 Act, do proclaim that: (1) Proclamation 9388 of January 11, 2016, is hereby revoked. (2) 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Mar 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17MRD0.SGM 17MRD0 14684 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2016 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2016–06249 Filed 3–16–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Mar 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17MRD0.SGM 17MRD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F6–P

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 52 (Thursday, March 17, 2016)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 14681-14684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06249]



[[Page 14681]]

Vol. 81

Thursday,

No. 52

March 17, 2016

Part V





The President





-----------------------------------------------------------------------



Proclamation 9406--To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and 
Opportunity Act



Executive Order 13721--Developing an Integrated Global Engagement 
Center To Support Government-wide Counterterrorism Communications 
Activities Directed Abroad and Revoking Executive Order 13584


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

___________________________________________________________________

Title 3--
The President

[[Page 14683]]

                Proclamation 9406 of March 14, 2016

                
To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth 
                and Opportunity Act

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                1. In Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000, the 
                President designated the Republic of South Africa 
                (South Africa) as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African 
                country for purposes of section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade 
                Act of 1974 (the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)(1)), 
                as added by section 111(a) of the African Growth and 
                Opportunity Act (title I of Public Law 106-200) (AGOA).

                2. Sections 506A(d)(4)(C) (19 U.S.C. 2466a(d)(4)(C)) 
                and 506A(c)(1) (19 U.S.C. 2466a(c)(1)) of the 1974 Act 
                authorize the President to suspend the application of 
                duty-free treatment provided for any article described 
                in section 506A(b)(1) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 
                2466a(b)(1)) or 19 U.S.C. 3721 with respect to a 
                beneficiary sub-Saharan African country if he 
                determines that the beneficiary country is not meeting 
                the requirements described in section 506A(a)(1) of the 
                1974 Act and that suspending such duty-free treatment 
                would be more effective in promoting compliance by the 
                country with those requirements than terminating the 
                designation of the country as a beneficiary sub-Saharan 
                African country for purposes of section 506A of the 
                1974 Act.

                3. In Proclamation 9388 of January 11, 2016, pursuant 
                to section 506A(c)(1) of the 1974 Act, I determined 
                that South Africa was not meeting the requirements 
                described in section 506A(a)(1) of the 1974 Act and 
                that suspending the application of duty-free treatment 
                to certain goods would be more effective in promoting 
                compliance by South Africa with such requirements than 
                terminating the designation of South Africa as a 
                beneficiary sub-Saharan African country. Thus, pursuant 
                to section 506A(c)(1) of the 1974 Act, I suspended the 
                application of duty-free treatment for all AGOA-
                eligible goods in the agricultural sector from South 
                Africa for purposes of section 506A of the 1974 Act, 
                effective on March 15, 2016.

                4. Pursuant to section 506A of the 1974 Act, based on 
                actions that the Government of South Africa has taken 
                to come into compliance with the requirements described 
                in section 506A(a)(1) of the 1974 Act, I have 
                determined that suspending the application of duty-free 
                treatment to certain goods is no longer necessary to 
                promote compliance by South Africa with such 
                requirements.

                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 
                sections 506A(d)(4)(C) and 506A(c)(1) of the 1974 Act, 
                do proclaim that:

                (1) Proclamation 9388 of January 11, 2016, is hereby 
                revoked.

                (2) 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.

[[Page 14684]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2016-06249
Filed 3-16-16; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P