To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences, 63671-63672 [2016-22507]

Download as PDF 63671 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 180 Friday, September 16, 2016 Title 3— Proclamation 9492 of September 14, 2016 The President To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation 1. Section 502 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the ‘‘1974 Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 2462), authorizes the President to designate countries as beneficiary developing countries, and to designate any beneficiary developing country as a least-developed beneficiary developing country, for purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. Section 502(f)(1)(A) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2462(f)(1)(A)) requires the President to notify the Congress before designating any country as a beneficiary developing country. Section 502(f)(1)(B) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2462(f)(1)(B)) requires the President to notify the Congress at least 60 days before designating any country as a least-developed beneficiary developing country. 2. Pursuant to section 502(a)(1) of the 1974 Act, and taking into account the factors set forth in section 502(c) (19 U.S.C. 2462(c)), I have determined that the suspension pursuant to Proclamation 5955 of April 13, 1989, of preferential treatment for Burma as a beneficiary developing country under the GSP program should be ended, and I will so notify the Congress. 3. Pursuant to section 502(a)(2) of the 1974 Act, and having considered the factors set forth in sections 501 (19 U.S.C. 2461) and 502(c), I have also determined that Burma should be designated as a least-developed beneficiary developing country for purposes of the GSP program, and I will so notify the Congress. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with PRESIDENTIAL DOCS 4. Section 604 of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2483), as amended, authorizes the President to embody in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States the substance of the relevant provisions of that Act, and of other Acts affecting import treatment, and actions thereunder, including removal, modification, continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or other import restriction. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Barack Obama, 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 title V and section 604 of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2461–67, 2483), do proclaim that: (1) In order to reflect in the HTS the restoration of preferential treatment for Burma as a beneficiary developing country under the GSP program, general note 4(a) is modified by adding in alphabetical order ‘‘Burma’’ to the list entitled ‘‘Independent Countries’’ and to the list entitled ‘‘Member Countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).’’ (2) In order to reflect in the HTS the designation of Burma as a leastdeveloped beneficiary developing country under the GSP program, general note 4(b)(i) is modified by adding in alphabetical order ‘‘Burma.’’ (3) The modifications to the HTS made by paragraphs (1) and (2) of this proclamation shall be effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the date that is 60 days after the date of this proclamation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 08:37 Sep 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16SED0.SGM 16SED0 63672 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2016 / Presidential Documents (4) 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 fourteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfirst. [FR Doc. 2016–22507 Filed 9–15–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 08:37 Sep 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16SED0.SGM 16SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with PRESIDENTIAL DOCS Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 180 (Friday, September 16, 2016)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 63671-63672]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22507]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 63671]]

                Proclamation 9492 of September 14, 2016

                
To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the 
                Generalized System of Preferences

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                1. Section 502 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended 
                (the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2462), authorizes the 
                President to designate countries as beneficiary 
                developing countries, and to designate any beneficiary 
                developing country as a least-developed beneficiary 
                developing country, for purposes of the Generalized 
                System of Preferences (GSP) program. Section 
                502(f)(1)(A) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2462(f)(1)(A)) 
                requires the President to notify the Congress before 
                designating any country as a beneficiary developing 
                country. Section 502(f)(1)(B) of the 1974 Act (19 
                U.S.C. 2462(f)(1)(B)) requires the President to notify 
                the Congress at least 60 days before designating any 
                country as a least-developed beneficiary developing 
                country.

                2. Pursuant to section 502(a)(1) of the 1974 Act, and 
                taking into account the factors set forth in section 
                502(c) (19 U.S.C. 2462(c)), I have determined that the 
                suspension pursuant to Proclamation 5955 of April 13, 
                1989, of preferential treatment for Burma as a 
                beneficiary developing country under the GSP program 
                should be ended, and I will so notify the Congress.

                3. Pursuant to section 502(a)(2) of the 1974 Act, and 
                having considered the factors set forth in sections 501 
                (19 U.S.C. 2461) and 502(c), I have also determined 
                that Burma should be designated as a least-developed 
                beneficiary developing country for purposes of the GSP 
                program, and I will so notify the Congress.

                4. Section 604 of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2483), as 
                amended, authorizes the President to embody in the 
                Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States 
                the substance of the relevant provisions of that Act, 
                and of other Acts affecting import treatment, and 
                actions thereunder, including removal, modification, 
                continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or other 
                import restriction.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, Barack Obama, 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 title V and section 
                604 of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2461-67, 2483), do 
                proclaim that:

                    (1) In order to reflect in the HTS the restoration 
                of preferential treatment for Burma as a beneficiary 
                developing country under the GSP program, general note 
                4(a) is modified by adding in alphabetical order 
                ``Burma'' to the list entitled ``Independent 
                Countries'' and to the list entitled ``Member Countries 
                of the Association of South East Asian Nations 
                (ASEAN).''
                    (2) In order to reflect in the HTS the designation 
                of Burma as a least-developed beneficiary developing 
                country under the GSP program, general note 4(b)(i) is 
                modified by adding in alphabetical order ``Burma.''
                    (3) The modifications to the HTS made by paragraphs 
                (1) and (2) of this proclamation shall be effective 
                with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from 
                warehouse for consumption, on or after the date that is 
                60 days after the date of this proclamation.

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                    (4) 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 
                fourteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                first.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2016-22507
Filed 9-15-16; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P