To Implement the Nepal Preference Program and for Other Purposes, 92499-92547 [2016-30738]

Download as PDF 92499 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 244 Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Title 3— Proclamation 9555 of December 15, 2016 The President To Implement the Nepal Preference Program and for Other Purposes By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation 1. Section 915(b) of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (the ‘‘TFTEA’’) (19 U.S.C. 4454) confers authority upon the President to provide preferential treatment for eligible articles imported directly from Nepal into the customs territory of the United States if the President determines that Nepal meets the eligibility requirements specified in section 915(b)(1)(A) of the TFTEA, taking into account the factors specified in section 915(b)(1)(B) of the TFTEA. 2. Pursuant to section 915(b) of the TFTEA, I have determined that Nepal meets the eligibility requirements of section 915(b)(1)(A), taking into account the factors specified in section 915(b)(1)(B). 3. Section 915(c) of the TFTEA describes the requirements for articles from Nepal to be considered eligible for duty-free treatment. Pursuant to section 915(c)(2)(A)(iv) of the TFTEA, the President may designate certain articles as eligible for duty-free treatment when imported from Nepal if, after receiving the advice of the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) in accordance with section 503(e) of the Trade Act of 1974 (the ‘‘Trade Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 2463(e)), the President determines that such articles are not import-sensitive in the context of imports from Nepal. 4. Pursuant to sections 915(c)(2)(A)(iv) of the TFTEA, and after receiving advice from the Commission in accordance with section 503(e) of the Trade Act, I have determined to designate the articles included in Annex I of this proclamation as eligible for duty-free treatment when imported from Nepal. 5. Section 604 of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2483), as amended, authorizes the President to embody in the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (the ‘‘HTS’’) (19 U.S.C. 1202) the substance of the relevant provisions of the Trade 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. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 6. In order to implement the duty-free treatment provided in accordance with the provisions of the TFTEA, it is necessary to modify the HTS, thus incorporating the substance of relevant provisions of the TFTEA, and of actions taken thereunder, into the HTS, pursuant to section 604 of the Trade Act. 7. In Proclamation 7748 of December 30, 2003, President Bush determined that the Central African Republic was not making continual progress in meeting the requirements described in section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)), as added by section 111(a) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (the ‘‘AGOA’’). Thus, pursuant to section 506A(a)(3) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)(3)), President Bush terminated the designation of the Central African Republic as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country for purposes of section 506A of the Trade Act. 8. Section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act authorizes the President to designate a country listed in section 107 of the AGOA (19 U.S.C. 3706) as a ‘‘beneficiary VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 92500 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents sub-Saharan African country’’ if the President determines that the country meets the eligibility requirements set forth in section 104 of the AGOA (19 U.S.C. 3703), as well as the eligibility criteria set forth in section 502 of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2462). 9. Pursuant to section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act, based on actions that the Central African Republic has taken, I have determined that the Central African Republic meets the eligibility requirements set forth in section 104 of the AGOA and the eligibility criteria set forth in section 502 of the Trade Act, and I have decided to designate the Central African Republic as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country. 10. On April 22, 1985, the United States and Israel entered into the Agreement on the Establishment of a Free Trade Area between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Israel (the ‘‘USIFTA’’), which the Congress approved in section 3 of the United States-Israel Free Trade Area Implementation Act of 1985 (the ‘‘USIFTA Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 2112 note). 11. Section 4(b) of the USIFTA Act provides that, whenever the President determines that it is necessary to maintain the general level of reciprocal and mutually advantageous concessions with respect to Israel provided for by the USIFTA, the President may proclaim such withdrawal, suspension, modification, or continuance of any duty, or such continuance of existing duty-free or excise treatment, or such additional duties, as the President determines to be required or appropriate to carry out the USIFTA. 12. In order to maintain the general level of reciprocal and mutually advantageous concessions with respect to agricultural trade with Israel, on July 27, 2004, the United States entered into an agreement with Israel concerning certain aspects of trade in agricultural products during the period January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2008 (the ‘‘2004 US-Israel Agreement’’). 13. In Proclamation 7826 of October 4, 2004, consistent with the 2004 US-Israel Agreement, President Bush determined, pursuant to section 4(b) of the USIFTA Act, that, in order to maintain the general level of reciprocal and mutually advantageous concessions with respect to Israel provided for by the USIFTA, it was necessary to provide duty-free access into the United States through December 31, 2008, for specified quantities of certain agricultural products of Israel. 14. Each year from 2008 through 2015, the United States and Israel entered into agreements to extend the period that the 2004 US-Israel Agreement was in force for 1-year periods to allow additional time for the two governments to conclude an agreement to replace the 2004 US-Israel Agreement. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 15. To carry out the extension agreements, the President in Proclamation 8334 of December 31, 2008; Proclamation 8467 of December 23, 2009; Proclamation 8618 of December 21, 2010; Proclamation 8770 of December 29, 2011; Proclamation 8921 of December 20, 2012; Proclamation 9072 of December 23, 2013; Proclamation 9223 of December 23, 2014; and Proclamation 9383 of December 21, 2015, modified the HTS to provide duty-free access into the United States for specified quantities of certain agricultural products of Israel, each time for an additional 1-year period. 16. On December 5, 2016, the United States entered into an agreement with Israel to extend the period that the 2004 US-Israel Agreement is in force through December 31, 2017, and to allow for further negotiations on an agreement to replace the 2004 US-Israel Agreement. 17. Pursuant to section 4(b) of the USIFTA Act, I have determined that it is necessary, in order to maintain the general level of reciprocal and mutually advantageous concessions with respect to Israel provided for by the USIFTA, to provide duty-free access into the United States through the close of December 31, 2017, for specified quantities of certain agricultural products of Israel. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92501 18. Section 1206(a) of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (the ‘‘1988 Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 3006(a)) authorizes the President to proclaim modifications to the HTS based on the recommendations of the Commission under section 1205 of the 1988 Act (19 U.S.C. 3005) if he determines that the modifications are in conformity with United States obligations under the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Convention) and do not run counter to the national economic interest of the United States. In 2006 and 2011, the Commission recommended modifications to the HTS pursuant to section 1205 of the 1988 Act to conform the HTS to amendments made to the Convention. In Proclamation 8097 of December 29, 2006, and Proclamation 8771 of December 29, 2011, President Bush and I, respectively, modified the HTS pursuant to section 1206 of the 1988 Act to conform the HTS to the amendments to the Convention. 19. Proclamation 8332 of December 29, 2008, implemented the United StatesOman Free Trade Agreement (the ‘‘USOFTA’’) with respect to the United States and, pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘USOFTA Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 3805 note), the staged reductions in rates of duty that President Bush determined to be necessary or appropriate to carry out or apply articles 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.2.8, and 3.2.9, and the schedule of duty reductions with respect to Oman set forth in Annex 2–B of the USOFTA. 20. In order to ensure the continuation of the staged reductions in rates of duty for originating goods from Oman in categories that were modified to conform to the Convention, President Bush and I proclaimed in Proclamation 8097 and Proclamation 8771, respectively, modifications to the HTS that we determined were necessary or appropriate to carry out the duty reductions proclaimed in Proclamation 8332. 21. The United States and Oman are parties to the Convention. Because the substance of changes to the Convention are reflected in slightly differing form in the national tariff schedules of the United States and Oman, the rules of origin set out in Annex 3–A and Annex 4–A of the USOFTA must be changed to ensure that the tariff and certain other treatment accorded under the USOFTA to originating goods will continue to be provided under the tariff categories that were modified in Proclamation 8097 and Proclamation 8771. The United States and Oman have agreed to make these changes. 22. Section 202 of the USOFTA Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 note) provides certain rules for determining whether a good is an originating good for the purposes of implementing preferential tariff treatment under the USOFTA. Section 202(j) of the USOFTA Act authorizes the President to proclaim the rules of origin set out in the USOFTA and any subordinate tariff categories necessary to carry out the USOFTA, subject to the exceptions stated in section 202(j)(2)(A) of the USOFTA Act. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 23. I have determined that the modifications to the HTS proclaimed pursuant to section 202 of the USOFTA Act and section 1206(a) of the 1988 Act are necessary or appropriate to ensure the continuation of tariff and certain other treatment accorded originating goods under tariff categories modified in Proclamation 8097 and Proclamation 8771 and to carry out the duty reductions proclaimed in Proclamation 8332. 24. Section 604 of the Trade Act authorizes the President to embody in the HTS 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. Section 1206(c) of the 1988 Act (19 U.S.C. 3006(c)), as amended, provides that modifications proclaimed by the President may not take effect before the thirtieth day after the date on which the text of the proclamation is published in the Federal Register. 25. Proclamation 8894 of October 29, 2012, implemented the United StatesPanama Trade Promotion Agreement (the ‘‘USPTPA’’) with respect to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 92502 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents United States and, pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘USPTPA Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 3805 note), the staged reductions in duty that the President determined to be necessary or appropriate to carry out or apply articles 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.26, 3.27, 3.28, and 3.29, and the schedule of duty reductions with respect to Panama set forth in Annex 3.3 of the USPTPA. 26. The United States and Panama are parties to the Convention. Because changes to the Convention are reflected in slight differences of form between the national tariff schedules of the United States and Panama, the rules of origin set out in Annex 4.1 of the USPTPA must be changed to ensure that the tariff and certain other treatment accorded under the USPTPA Act to originating goods will continue to be provided under the tariff categories that were proclaimed in Proclamation 8894. The United States and Panama have agreed to make these changes. 27. Section 202 of the USPTPA Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 note) provides certain rules for determining whether a good is an originating good for the purposes of implementing tariff treatment under the USPTPA. Section 202(o) of the USPTPA Act authorizes the President to proclaim the rules of origin set out in the USPTPA and any subordinate tariff categories necessary to carry out the USPTPA, subject to the exceptions stated in section 202(o) of the USPTPA Act. 28. I have determined that the modifications to the HTS proclaimed pursuant to section 202 of the USPTPA Act and section 1206(a) of the 1988 Act are necessary or appropriate to ensure the continuation of tariff and certain other treatment accorded originating goods under tariff categories modified in Proclamation 8097 and Proclamation 8771 and to carry out the duty reductions proclaimed in Proclamation 8894. 29. Section 604 of the Trade Act 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, including removal, modification, continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or other import restriction. Section 1206(c) of the 1988 Act provides that modifications proclaimed by the President may not take effect before the thirtieth day after the date on which the text of the proclamation is published in the Federal Register. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 30. Proclamation 7987 of February 28, 2006, implemented the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (the ‘‘CAFTADR’’) with respect to the United States and, pursuant to section 201 of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ‘‘CAFTA-DR Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 4031), the staged reductions in duty that the President determined to be necessary or appropriate to carry out or apply articles 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.21, 3.26, 3.27, and 3.28, and Annexes 3.3 (including the schedule of United States duty reductions with respect to originating goods), 3.27, and 3.28 of the CAFTADR. 31. The United States, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (the ‘‘CAFTA-DR countries’’) are parties to the Convention. Because changes to the Convention are reflected in slight differences of form between the national tariff schedules of the United States and the other CAFTA-DR countries, Annexes 4.1, 3.25, and 3.29 of the CAFTA-DR must be changed to ensure that the tariff and certain other treatment accorded under the CAFTA-DR to originating goods will continue to be provided under the tariff categories that were proclaimed in Proclamation 7987. The United States and the other CAFTA-DR countries have agreed to make these changes. 32. Section 201 of the CAFTA-DR Act authorizes the President to proclaim such modifications or continuation of any duty, such continuation of dutyfree or excise treatment, or such additional duties, as the President determines to be necessary or appropriate to carry out or apply articles 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92503 3.21, 3.26, 3.27, and 3.28, and Annexes 3.3 (including the schedule of United States duty reductions with respect to originating goods), 3.27, and 3.28 of the CAFTA-DR. 33. I have determined that the modifications to the HTS proclaimed pursuant to section 201 of the CAFTA-DR Act and section 1206(a) of the 1988 Act are necessary or appropriate to ensure the continuation of tariff and certain other treatment accorded originating goods under tariff categories modified in Proclamation 8097 and Proclamation 8771 and to carry out the duty reductions proclaimed in Proclamation 7987. 34. Section 604 of the Trade Act 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, including removal, modification, continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or other import restriction. Section 1206(c) of the 1988 Act provides that modifications proclaimed by the President may not take effect before the thirtieth day after the date on which the text of the proclamation is published in the Federal Register. 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 915 of the TFTEA (19 U.S.C. 4454), section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)); section 4(b) of the USIFTA Act (19 U.S.C. 2112 note); section 301 of title 3, United States Code; section 1206(a) of the 1988 Act (19 U.S.C. 3006(a)); section 202 of the USOFTA Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 note); section 202 of the USPTPA Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 note); section 201 of the CAFTA-DR Act (19 U.S.C. 4031); and section 604 of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2483), do proclaim that: (1) In order to provide for the preferential treatment provided for in section 915 of the TFTEA, the HTS is modified as provided in Annex I to this proclamation. The modifications to the HTS set forth in Annex I shall continue in effect through December 31, 2025. (2) The Central African Republic is designated as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country. (3) In order to reflect this designation in the HTS, general note 16(a) and U.S. note 1 to subchapter XIX of chapter 98 to the HTS are each modified by inserting in alphabetical sequence in the list of beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries ‘‘Central African Republic.’’ Further, note 2(d) to subchapter XIX of chapter 98 is modified by inserting in alphabetical sequence in the list of lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries ‘‘Central African Republic.’’ (4) In order to implement U.S. tariff commitments under the 2004 USIsrael Agreement through December 31, 2017, the HTS is modified as provided in Annex II to this proclamation. (5) The modifications to the HTS set forth in Annex II to this proclamation shall be effective with respect to eligible agricultural products of Israel that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2017. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC (6) The provisions of subchapter VII of chapter 99 of the HTS, as modified by Annex II to this proclamation, shall continue in effect through December 31, 2017. (7) In order to reflect in the HTS the modifications to the rules of origin under the USOFTA, general note 31 to the HTS is modified as provided in Annex III to this proclamation. (8) The modifications and technical rectifications to the HTS set forth in Annex III to this proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the later of (i) February 1, 2017, or (ii) the thirtieth day after the date of publication of this proclamation in the Federal Register. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 92504 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents (9) 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 Annex 4.1 of the USPTPA, to provide preferential tariff treatment for certain other goods under the USPTPA, and to make technical and conforming changes in the general notes to the HTS, the HTS is modified as set forth in Annex IV to this proclamation. (10) The modifications to the HTS made by paragraph (9) of this proclamation shall enter into effect on the date, as announced by the United States Trade Representative in the Federal Register, that the conditions set forth in 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. (11) 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 CAFTADR, to provide preferential tariff treatment for certain other goods under the CAFTA-DR, and to make technical and conforming changes in the general notes to the HTS, the HTS is modified as set forth in Annex V to this proclamation. (12) The modifications to the HTS made by paragraph (11) of this proclamation shall enter into effect on the date, as announced by the United States Trade Representative in the Federal Register, that the applicable conditions set forth in the CAFTA-DR have been fulfilled, and shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after that date. (13) 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 3295–F7–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfirst. Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92505 ANNEX I MODIFICATIONS TO THE HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE UNITED STATES, AS REQUIRED BY THE TRADE FACILITATION AND TRADE ENFORCEMENT ACT Effective with respect to goods the product ofNepal that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after December 30,2016 and through December 31, 2025, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule ofthe United States (HTS) is hereby modified as follows: 1. General note 4 is modified by inserting at the end thereof the following new subdivision (e): "(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (c) of this note, articles provided for in a provision for which a rate of duty of "Free" appears in the "Special" subcolumn followed by the symbol "NP" in parentheses are those designated by the President to be eligible articles for purposes of section 915 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of2015. An article described in this subdivision is eligible for this treatment if(i)(1) (2) the article is the growth, product or manufacture ofNepal; and in the case of a textile or apparel article, Nepal is the country of origin ofthe article, as determined under section 102.21 oftitle 19, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on February 24, 2016), (ii) the article is imported directly from Nepal into the customs territory of the United States; and (iii) the sum of the cost or value of the materials produced in, and the direct costs of processing operations performed in, Nepal or the customs territory of the United States is not less than 35 percent of the appraised value of the article at the time it is entered. 1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.013</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC An article shall not be treated as the growth, product or manufacture of Nepal for the purposes of this subdivision by virtue of having merely undergone (A) simple combining or packaging operations, or (B) mere dilution with water or mere dilution with another substance that does not materially alter the characteristics of the article. For purposes of subdivision (iii) above, the cost or value of materials produced in, and the direct costs of processing operations performed in, the customs territory of the United States and attributed to the 35 percent requirement under such subdivision may not exceed 15 percent of the appraised value of the article at the time it is entered." 92506 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 2. The Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for each of the subheadings enumerated in the table below is modified by inserting the symbol "NP," in the parenthetical expression following the "Free" rate of duty in such subcolumn for each such subheading: 4202.32.80 5701.10.90 6216.00.80 4202.12.21 4202.32.91 5702.31.20 6217.10.85 4202.12.29 4202.32.93 5702.49.20 6301.90.00 4202.12.40 4202.32.99 5702.50.40 6308.00.00 4202.12.60 4202.91.10 5702.50.59 6504.00.90 4202.12.81 4202.91.90 5702.91.30 6505.00.08 4202.12.89 4202.92.08 5702.91.40 6505.00.15 4202.21.60 4202.92.15 5702.92.90 6505.00.20 4202.21.90 4202.92.20 5702.99.15 6505.00.25 4202.22.15 4202.92.31 5703.10.20 6505.00.30 4202.22.40 4202.92.33 5703.10.80 6505.00.40 4202.22.45 4202.92.39 5703.90.00 6506.00.50 4202.22.60 4202.92.45 5705.00.20 6506.00.60 4202.22.70 4202.92.60 6117.10.60 6505.00.80 4202.22.81 4202.92.91 6117.80.85 6505.00.90 4202.22.89 4202.92.93 6214.10.10 6506.99.30 4202.29.50 4202.92.94 6214.10.20 6506.99.60 4202.29.90 4202.92.97 6214.20.00 4202.31.60 4202.99.90 6214.40.00 4202.32.40 4203.29.50 6214.90.00 2 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.014</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 4202.11.00 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92507 ANNEX II TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE UNITED STATES Effective with respect to eligible agricultural products of Israel which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2017, and before the close of December 31, 2017, subchapter VIII of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is hereby modified as follows: 1. U.S. note 1 to such subchapter is modified by striking "December 31, 2016," and by inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 20 17". 2. U.S. note 3 to such subchapter is modified by adding at the end of the "Applicable time period" column in the table "Calendar year 2017" and by adding at the end of the "Quantity (kg)" column opposite such year the quantity "466,000". 3. U.S. note 4 to such subchapter is modified by adding at the end of the "Applicable time period" column in the table "Calendar year 2017" and by adding at the end of the "Quantity (kg)" column opposite such year the quantity "1,304,000". 4. U.S. note 5 to such subchapter is modified by adding at the end of the "Applicable time period" column in the table "Calendar year 20 17" and by adding at the end of the "Quantity (kg)" column opposite such year the quantity "1,534,000". 5. U.S. note 6 to such subchapter is modified by adding at the end of the "Applicable time period" column in the table "Calendar year 2017" and by adding at the end of the "Quantity (kg)" column opposite such year the quantity "131,000". 3 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.015</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 6. U.S. note 7 to such subchapter is modified by adding at the end of the "Applicable time period" column in the table "Calendar year 2017" and by adding at the end of the "Quantity (kg)" column opposite such year the quantity "707,000". 92508 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents ANNEX III MODIFICATIONS TO THE RULES OF ORIGIN FOR THE U.S.-OMAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT, AS REFLECTED IN THE HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE UNITED STATES Effective with respect to goods of Oman, under the terms of general note 31 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after February 1, 2017, or the thirtieth day after the date of publication of this proclamation in the Federal Register, general note 31 to the HTS is modified as follows: 1. Tariff Classification Rule (TCR) 2 to chapter 54 is modified by deleting "5402.43.1 0" and replacing in lieu thereof""5402.47.10". 2. TCR 1 to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "61 01.1 0" and replacing in lieu thereof "61 0 1.20". 3. TCR 2 to chapter 61 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "2. (A) A change to goods of wool or fine animal hair of subheading 6101.90 from any other chapter, except from heading 5106 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5307 through 5308 or 5310 through 5311, chapter 54 or headings 5508 through 5516 or 6001 through 6006, provided that: · (i) (ii) (B) the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of Oman or the United States, or both; and any visible lining material used in the apparel article satisfies the requirements of chapter rule 1 to chapter 61. A change to any other good of subheading 6101.90 from any other chapter, except from heading 5106 through 5113, 5204 through 5212,5307 through 5308 or 5310 through 5311, chapter 54 or heading 5508 through 5516 or 6001 through 6006, provided that the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of Oman or the United States, or both." 4. TCRs 5 through 7, inclusive, to chapter 61 are deleted and the following new TCRs · are inserted in lieu thereof: A change to tariff items 6103.10.70 or 6103.10.90 from any other chapter, except from headings 5106 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5307 through 5308 or 5310 through 5311, chapter 54 or headings 5508 through 4 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.016</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC "5. Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92509 5516 or 6001 through 6006, provided that the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn and otherwise assembled in the territory of Oman or the United States, or both. 6. A change to subheading 6103.10 from any other chapter, except from headings 5106 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5307 through 5308 or 5310 through 5311, chapter 54 or headings 5508 through 5516 or 6001 through 6006, provided that: (A) the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of Oman or the United States, or both; and (B) any visible lining material used in the apparel article satisfies the requirements of chapter rule 1 to chapter 61." 5. TCR 8 to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "61 03.21" and replacing in lieu thereof "6103.22". 6. TCR 13 to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "subheadings 6104.11 through 6104.13" and replacing in lieu thereof"subheading 6104.13". 7. TCR 16 to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "61 04.21" and replacing in lieu thereof "6104.22". 8. TCR 12 to chapter 62 is modified by deleting "6203.21" and replacing in lieu thereof "6203 .22". 9. TCR 29 to chapter 62 is deleted. 10. TCR 35 to chapter 62 is modified by deleting "6211.31" and replacing in lieu thereof "6211.32". 11. TCR 2 to chapter 63 is modified by deleting "5402.43 .10" and replacing in lieu thereof "5402.4 7.1 0". 12. The following new heading rule and TCRs to chapter 96 are inserted in numerical sequence: 5 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.017</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC "Heading Rule 1: For purposes of determining the origin of tariff item 9619.00.31, 9619.00.41, 9619.00.43, 9619.00.46, 9619.00.61, 9619.00.64, 9619.00.68, 9619.00.33, 9619.00.48, 9619.00.71, 9619.00.74, 9619.00.78, 9619.00.79, or 9619.00.90, the rule applicable to that good shall only apply to the component that determines the tariff classification of the good and such component must satisfy the tariff change requirements set out in the rule for that good. 92510 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents A change to tariff item 9619.00.31, 9619.00.41, 9619.00.43, 9619.00.46, 9619.00.61, 9619.00.64, or 9619.00.68, from any other chapter, except from headings 5106 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5307 through 5308 or 5310 through 5311, chapter 54, or headings 5508 through 5516 or 6001 through 6006, provided that the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of Oman or ofthe United States, or both. 2. A change to tariff items 9619.00.33, 9619.00.48, 9619.00.71, 9619.00.74, 9619.00.78, 9619.00.79, or 9619.00.90, from any other chapter, except from headings 5106 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5307 through 5308, or 5310 through 5311, chapter 54, or headings 5508 through 5516, 5801 through 5802, or 6001 through 6006, provided that the good is both cut and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of Oman or of the United States, or both. 3. A change to tariff items 9619.00.21 or 9619.00.25 from any other chapter, except from heading 5106 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5307 through 5308, or 5310 through 5311, or chapter 54 through 55." 6 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.018</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC I. Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92511 ANNEX IV MODIFICATIONS TO THE RULES OF ORIGIN FOR THE U.S.-PANAMA TRADE PROMOTION AGREEMENT, AS REFLECTED IN THE HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE UNITED STATES Effective with respect to goods of Panama, under the terms of general note 35 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the date announced by the United States Trade Representative and published in the Federal Register, general note 35 to the HTS is modified as follows: 1. Tariff classification rule (TCR) 1 to chapter 3 is modified by deleting "0307" and inserting in lieu thereof"0308". 2. TCR 2 to chapter 15 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "2. A change to heading 1511 from any other chapter, except from palm nuts or kernels of subheading 1207.10." 3. TCR 9 to chapter 20 is modified by deleting "2009.80" at each instance and inserting in lieu thereof"2009.89". 4. TCR 12 to chapter 28 is deleted. 5. TCR 16 to chapter 28 is modified by deleting "2851" and inserting in lieu thereof "2853". 6. TCR 5 to chapter 29 is modified by deleting "2918.90" and inserting in lieu thereof "2918.99". 7. TCR 13 to chapter 29 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "13. A change to subheadings 2936.21 through 2936.29 from any other subheading. 13A. (A) A change to unmixed provitamins of subheading 2936.90 from any other good of subheading 2936.90 or from any other subheading; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 2936.90 from unmixed provitamins of subheading 2936.90 or from any other subheading. 13B. A change to subheadings 2937.11 through 2939.99 from any other subheading." VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.019</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 7 92512 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 8. TCR 1 to chapter 30 is modified by deleting "3001.10" and inserting in lieu thereof "3001.20". 9. TCR 3 to chapter 30 is modified by deleting "3006.80" and inserting in lieu thereof "3006.92". 10. TCR 1 to chapter 33 is modified by deleting "3301.11" and inserting in lieu thereof "3301.12". 11. TCR 5 to chapter 34 is modified by deleting "3404.1 0" and inserting in lieu thereof "3404.20". 12. TCR 2 to chapter 38 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "2. A change to subheadings 3808.50 through 3808.99 from any other subheading provided that not less than 50 percent by weight ofthe total active ingredient or ingredients is originating." 13. New TCR 5 to chapter 38 is inserted in numerical sequence: "5. A change to heading 3826 from any other heading." 14. TCR 4 to chapter 39 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: (A) A change to subheading 3920.10 through 3920.99 from any other subheading; or (B) A change to vulcanized fiber of subheading 3920.79 from any other good of subheading 3920.79 or from any other subheading; or (C) "4. No change in tariff classification is required, provided that there is a regional value content of not less than: (1) 25 percent under the build-up method, or (2) 30 percent under the build-down method." 15. TCR 17 to chapter 42 is modified by deleting "4204" and inserting in lieu thereof "4205". 8 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.020</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 16. TCR 7 to chapter 48 is modified by deleting "4818.40" and inserting in lieu thereof "4818.50". Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92513 17. TCR 2 to chapter 54 is modified by deleting "5402.43.1 0" and inserting in lieu thereof "5402.4 7.1 0". 18. TCR 1 to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "6101.10" and inserting in lieu thereof "61 0 1.20". 19. TCR 2 to chapter 61 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "2. A change to goods of wool or fine animal hair of subheading 6101.90 from any other chapter, except from headings 5111 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5310 through 5311, chapter 54, headings 5508 through 5516 or 6001 through 6006, provided that: (A) (B) 2A. the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of Panama or the United States, or both, and any visible lining material contained in the apparel article satisfies the requirements of chapter rule 1 for chapter 61; or A change to any other good of subheading 6101.90 from any other chapter, except from headings 5111 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5310 through 5311, chapter 54, headings 5508 through 5516 or 6001 through 6006, provided that the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of Panama or the United States, or both." 20. TCR 6 to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "6103.19.60 or 6103.19.90" and inserting in lieu thereof"6103.10.70 or 6103.10.90". 21. TCR 7 to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "6103.19" and inserting in lieu thereof "6103.10". 22. TCR 8 to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "6103.21" and inserting in lieu thereof "6103.22". 23. TCR 13 to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "subheadings 6104.11 through 6104.13" and inserting in lieu thereof"subheading 6104.13". 24. TCR 16 to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "6104.21" and inserting in lieu thereof "61 04.22". 9 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.021</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 25. TCR 12 to chapter 62 is modified by deleting "6203.21" and inserting in lieu thereof "6203 .22". 92514 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 26. TCR 33 to chapter 62 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "33. A change to pajamas and nightwear of subheadings 6207.21 or 6207.22, tariff items 6207.91.3010 or 6207.99.8510, subheadings 6208.21 or 6208.22 or tariff items 6208.91.30, 6208.92.00 or 6208.99.20 from any other chapter, provided that the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of Panama or of the United States, or both." 27. TCR 38 to chapter 62 is modified by deleting "6211.31" and inserting in lieu thereof "6211.32". 28. TCR 1 to chapter 64 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: A change to subheading 6401.10 or tariff items 6401.92.90, 6401.99.10, 6401.99.30, 6401.99.60, 6401.99.90, 6402.30.70, 6402.91.10, 6402.91.20, 6402.91.26, 6402.91.50, 6402.91.80, 6402.91.90, 6402.99.08, 6402.99.16, 6402.99.19, 6402.99.33, 6402.99.80, 6402.99.90, 6404.11.90 or 6404.19.20 from any other heading outside headings 6401 through 6405, except from subheading 6406.10, provided that there is a regional value content of not less than 55 percent under the build-up method." "1. 29. TCR 2 to chapter 65 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: A change to headings 6504 through 6506 from any other heading, except from headings 6504 through 6507." "2. 30. TCRs 2 through 4, inclusive, to chapter 68 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "2. A change to subheadings 6812.80 through 6812.91from any other subheading. 3. A change to subheadings 6812.92 through 6812.93 from any other subheading outside that group. 4. A change to subheading 6812.99 from any other heading." 31. TCR 11 to chapter 70 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: A change to headings 7011 through 7018 from any other heading outside that group, except from glass inners for vacuum flasks or other vacuum vessels of heading 7020, or headings 7007 through 7008." 10 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.022</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC "11. Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92515 32. TCR 13 to chapter 73 is modified by deleting "7321.83" at each instance and inserting in lieu thereof"7321.89". 33. TCR 2 to chapter 78 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "2. A change to heading 7804 from any other heading. 3. (A) A change to lead bars, rods, profiles or wire of heading 7806 from any other good of heading 7806 or any other heading; or (B) A change to lead tubes, pipes or tube or pipe fittings of heading 7806 from any other good of heading 7806 or any other heading; or (C) A change to any other good of heading 7806 from lead bars, rods, profiles, or wire of heading 7806, or from lead tubes, pipes or tube or pipe fittings of heading 7806 or any other heading." 34. TCR 4 to chapter 79 is modified by deleting "7907" and inserting in lieu thereof "7905". 35. The following new TCR for chapter 79 is inserted immediately below TCR 4: (A) A change to zinc tubes, pipes or tube or pipe fittings of heading 7907 from any other good of heading 7907 or any other heading; or (B) "5. A change to any other good of heading 7907 from zinc tubes, pipes or tube or pipe fittings of heading 7907 or any other heading." 36. TCRs 2 through 4, inclusive, to chapter 80 are deleted and the following new TCRS are inserted in lieu thereof: "2. A change to heading 8003 from any other heading. 3. (A) A change to tin plates, sheets or strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm, ofheading 8007 from any other good of heading 8007 or any other heading; or (B) A change to tin foil, of a thickness not exceeding 0.2 mm, tin powders or flakes of heading 8007 from any other good of heading 8007, except from tin plates, sheets or strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm of heading 8007, or any other heading; or (C) A change to tin tubes, pipes and tube or pipe fittings of heading VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.023</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 11 92516 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 8007 from any other good of heading 8007 or any other heading; or (D) A change to any other good of heading 8007 from tin plates, sheets or strip, of thickness exceeding 0.2 mm, tin foil of thickness not exceeding 0.2 mm, tin powders or flakes, tin tubes, pipes or tube or pipe fittings of heading 8007 or any other heading." 37. TCR 2 to chapter 81 is deleted. 38. TCR 3 to chapter 81 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "3. A change to subheading 8101.96 from any other subheading, except from bars and rods (other than those obtained simply by sintering), profiles, plates, sheets, strip and foil of subheading 8101.99." 39. TCR 5 to chapter 81 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "5. (A) A change to bars, rods (other than those obtained simply by sintering), profiles, plates, sheets, strip or foil of subheading 8101.99 from any other good of subheading 8101.99 or any other subheading; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 8101.99 from bars, rods (other than those obtained simply by sintering), profiles, plates, sheets, strip or foil of subheading 8101.99 or any other subheading." 40. TCRs 29 and 30 to chapter 81 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "29. (A) A change to unwrought germanium or vanadium, germanium or vanadium waste, scrap or powders of subheading 8112.92 from any other chapter; or (B) No change in tariff classification is required for articles of unwrought germanium or vanadium, germanium or vanadium waste, scrap or powders of subheading 8112.92, provided that there is a regional value content of not less than: (1) (2) 45 percent under the build-down method; or A change to other goods of subheading 8112.92 from any other chapter. 12 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.024</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC (C) 35 percent under the build-up method, or Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 30. (A) A change to articles of vanadium or germanium of subheading 8112.99 from any other chapter; or (B) 92517 No change in tariff classification is required for articles of germanium or vanadium, provided that there is a regional value content of not less than (1) (2) (C) 35 percent under the build-up method, or 45 percent under the build-down method; or A change to other goods of subheading 8112.99 from articles of germanium or vanadium of subheading 8112.99 or from any other subheading." 41. TCR 61 to chapter 84 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "61. A change to subheading 8442.30 from any other subheading." 42. TCRs 63 through 65, inclusive, to chapter 84 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "63. (A) A change to subheadings 8443.11 through 8443.39 from any other subheading outside that group, except from subheadings 8443.91 through 8443.99; or (B) A change to subheadings 8443.11 through 8443.39 from subheading 8443.91 through 8443.99, provided that there is a regional value content of not less than: (1) 35 percent under the build-up method, or (2) 45 percent under the build-down method. A change to machines for uses ancillary to printing of subheading 8443.91 from any other good of subheading 8443.91 or from any other subheading except from subheadings 8443.11 through 8443.39; or A change to any other good of subheading 8443.91 from any other heading. (A) A change to subheading 8443.99 from any other heading; or 13 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.025</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 65. (A) (B) 64. 92518 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents (B) No change in tariff classification required, provided that there is a regional value content of not less than: (1) 35 percent under the build-up method, or (2) 45 percent under the build-down method." 43. TCR 76 to chapter 84 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "76. A change to subheading 8452.30 from any other subheading." 44. TCRs 91 and 92 to chapter 84 are deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "91. A change to heading 8469 from any other heading." 45. TCR 118 to chapter 84 is deleted and th~ following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "118. (A) (B) A change to subheadings 8486.10 through 8486.40 from any other subheading outside that group; or No change in tariff classification required provided there is a region~} value content of not less than: (1) 35 percent under the build-up method, or (2) 45 percent under the build-down method." 46. The following new TCRs to chapter 84 are inserted in numerica~ sequence: "119. (A) A change to subheading 8486.90 from any other heading; or (B) No change of tariff classification required provided there is a regional value content of not less than: (1) (2) 120. 35 percent under the build-up method, or 45 percent under the build-down method. A change to heading 8487 from any other heading." 14 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.026</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 47. TCR 8 to chapter 85 is modified by deleting "8505.30" and inserting in lieu thereof "8505.20". Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92519 48. TCR 9 to chapter 85 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "9. (A) A change to electromagnetic lifting heads of subheading 8505.90 from any other subheading, or from any other good of subheading 8505.90; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 8505.90 from any other heading." 49. TCR 16 to chapter 85 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: (A) A change to subheadings 8508.11 through 8508.60 from any other heading; or (B) "16. A change to subheadings 8508.11 through 8508.60 from any other subheading, whether or not there is also a change from any other heading, provided there is a regional value content of not less than: (1) 35 percent under the build-up method, or (2) 45 percent under the build-down method. 16A. A change to subheading 8508.70 from any other heading. 16B. (A) A change to subheadings 8509.40 through 8509.80 from any other heading; or (B) A change to subheadings 8509.40 through 8509.80 from any other subheading; whether or not there is also a change from any other heading, provided there is a regional value content of not less than: (1) 35 percent under the build-up method, or (2) 45 percent under the build-down method." 50. TCR 38 to chapter 85 is modified by deleting "8517.80" and inserting in lieu thereof "8517 .69". 51. TCR 39 to chapter 85 is modified by deleting "8517.90" and inserting in lieu thereof "8517.70". 15 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.027</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 52. TCR 44 to chapter 85 is modified by deleting "8519.10 through 8519.40" and inserting in lieu thereof"8519.20 through 8519.89". 92520 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 53. TCRs 45 through 56, inclusive, to chapter 85 are deleted, and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "45. (A) A change to subheadings 8521.10 through 8523.80 from any other subheading; or (B) A change to recorded media of subheadings 8523.21 through 8523.80 from unrecorded media of subheadings 8523.21 through 8523.80." 46. A change to subheading 8525.50 from any other subheading, except from subheading 8525.60. 47. A change to subheading 8525.60 from any other subheading, except from subheading 8525.50. 48. A change to subheading 8525.80 from any other subheading. 49. A change to subheadings 8526.10 through 8527.99 from any other subheading. 50. A change to subheading 8528.41 from any other subheading. 51. (A) A change to color monitors of subheading 8528.49 from any other good of subheading 8528.49 or from any other subheading, except from subheadings 7011.20, 8540.11 or 8540.91; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 8528.49 from any other subheading. 52. A change to subheadings 8528.51 through 8528.71 from any other subheading. 53. A change to subheading 8528.72 from any other subheading, except from subheadings 7011.20, 8528.73, 8540.11 or 8540.91. 54. A change to subheading 8528.73 from any other subheading." 54. TCR 79 to chapter 85 is deleted, and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: A change to subheading 8543.10 from any other subheading except from ion implanters for doping semiconductor materials of subheading 8486.20." 16 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.028</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC "79. Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92521 55. TCR 81 to chapter 85 is deleted, and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "81. A change to subheading 8543.70 from any other subheading." 56. TCR 87 to chapter 85 is modified by deleting "8544.41" and inserting in lieu thereof "8544.42". 57. TCR 88 to chapter 85 is deleted. 58. TCR 1 to chapter 88 is deleted, and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: (A) 1A. A change to gliders or hang gliders of heading 8801 from any other good of heading 8801 or any other heading; or (B) "1. A change to any other good of heading 88.01 from gliders or hang gliders of heading 8801 or any other heading. A change to subheading 8802.11 through 8803.90 from any other subheading." 59. TCR 13 to chapter 90 is modified by deleting "9007.11" and inserting in lieu thereof "9007.10". 60. TCR 15 to chapter 90 is modified by deleting "subheadings 9008.10 through 9008.40" and inserting in lieu thereof"subheading 9008.50". 61. TCRs 17 through 21, inclusive, to chapter 90 are deleted. 62. TCR 2 to chapter 91 is deleted. 63. TCRs 1 through 3, inclusive, to chapter 95 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: 1. A change to heading 9503 from any other heading. 2. (A) A change to headings 9504 through 9508 from any other chapter; (B) A change to subheading 9506.31 from subheading 9506.39, whether or not there is also a change from any other chapter, provided that there is a regional value content of not less than: or 35 percent under the build-up method, or 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.029</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC (1) 92522 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents (2) 45 percent under the build-down method." 64. TCR 8 to chapter 96 is modified by deleting "9608.31" and inserting in lieu thereof "9608.30". 65. TCRs 18 and 19 to chapter 96 are deleted, and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "18. A change to heading 9614 from any other heading." 66. The following new heading rules are inserted to chapter 96 immediately below TCR 24 to such chapter: "Heading rule 1: For the purposes of determining the origin of a good of tariff items 9619.00.31, 9619.00.41, 9619.00.43, 9619.00.46, 9619.00.61, 9619.00.64, 9619.00.68, 9619.00.33, 9619.00.48, 9619.00.71, 9619.00.74, 9619.00.78, 9619.00.79 or 9619.00.90, the rule applicable to that good shall only apply to the component that determines the tariff classification of the good and such component must satisfy the change of tariff classification requirements set out in the rule for that good. Heading rule 2: Notwithstanding heading rule 1 to this chapter, a good of tariff items 9619.00.31, 9619.00.41, 9619.00.43, 9619.00.46, 9619.00.61, 9619.00.64, 9619.00.68, 9619.00.33, 9619.00.48, 9619.00.71, 9619.00.74, 9619.00.78, 9619.00.79 or 9619.00.90 containing fabrics of subheading 5806.20 or heading 6002 shall be considered originating only if such fabrics are both formed from yarn and finished in the territory of Panama or of the United States, or both. Heading rule 3: Notwithstanding heading rule 1 to this chapter, a good of tariff items 9619.00.31, 9619.00.41, 9619.00.43, 9619.00.46, 9619.00.61, 9619.00.64, 9619.00.68, 9619.00.33, 9619.00.48, 9619.00.71, 9619.00.74, 9619.00.78, 9619.00.79 or 9619.00.90 containing sewing thread of headings 5204, 5401 or 5508 shall be considered originating only if such sewing thread is both formed and finished in the territory of Panama or of the United States, or both." 67. The following new TCR to chapter 96 is inserted in numerical sequence: (A) A change to sanitary towels (pads) and tampons and similar articles of textile wadding of heading 9619 from any other chapter, except from headings 5111 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5310 through 5311 or chapter 54 through 55; or (B) A change to a tariff item 9619.00.31, 9619.00.41, 9619.00.43, 9619.00.46, 9619.00.61, 9619.00.64, or 9619.00.68 from any other chapter, except from heading 5111 through 5113, 5204 through 5212,5310 through 5311, chapter 54, headings 5508 through 5516 18 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.030</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC "25. Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92523 or 6001 through 6006, provided that the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of Panama or of the United States, or both; or A change to a tariff item 9619.00.33, 9619.00.48, 9619.00.71, 9619.00.74, 9619.00.78, 9619.00.79, or 9619.00.90 from any other chapter, except from heading 5111 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5310 through 5311, chapter 54, headings 5508 through 5516, 5801 through 5802 or 6001 through 6006, provided that the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of Panama or of the United States, or both; or (D) A change to any other good of heading 9619 from any other heading." 19 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.031</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC (C) 92524 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents ANNEXV MODIFICATIONS TO THE RULES OF ORIGIN FOR THE UNITED STATES- CENTRAL AMERICAN-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FREE TRADEAGREEMENT,ASREFLECTED IN THE HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE UNITED STATES Effective with respect to goods of a party to the Agreement specified in general note 29(a) to the tariff schedule that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the date announced by the United States Trade Representative and published in the Federal Register, general note 29(n) to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified as provided herein: 1. TCR 1 to chapter 3 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "1. A change to headings 0301 through 0305 from any other chapter. 2. (A) A change to smoked goods of headings 0306 through 0308 from goods that are not smoked of headings 0306 through 0308; or (B)· A change to any other good of headings 0306 through 0308 from any other chapter." 2. TCR 4 to chapter 9 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "4. (A) A change to crushed, ground, or powdered spices put up for retail sale of subheadings 0904.11 through 0910.99 from spices that are not crushed, ground, or powdered of subheadings 0904.11 through 0910.99, or from any other subheading, except from subheadings 0910.11 through 0910.12; or (B) A change to mixtures of spices or any good of subheading 0904.11 through 0910.99 other than crushed, ground, or powdered spices put up for retail sale from any other subheading, except from subheadings 0910.11 through 0910.12." 3. TCR 8 to chapter 20 is modified by deleting "2005.90" and inserting in lieu thereof "2005 .99". 4. TCR 21 to chapter 20 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: A change to subheadings 2008.93 through 2008.97 from any other chapter, except that cranberries or a mixture that has been prepared by packing (including canning) in water, brine, or natural juices (including processing incidental to packing) shall be treated as originating only if the 20 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.032</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC "21. Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92525 fresh good was wholly obtained or produced entirely in the territory of one or more of the parties to the Agreement." 5. TCR 25 to chapter 20 is modified by deleting "2009.80" at each instance and inserting in lieu thereof"2009.89". 6. TCR 16 to chapter 28 is modified by deleting "2811.23" and inserting in lieu thereof "2811.29". 7. TCR 36 to chapter 28 is modified by deleting "2826.11" and inserting in lieu thereof "2826.12". 8. TCR 46 to chapter 28 is deleted. 9. TCR 51 to chapter 28 is deleted. 10. TCR 54 to chapter 28 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "54. (A) A change to commercial ammonium carbonate or other ammonium carbonates of subheading 2836.99 from any other subheading; or (B) A change to bismuth carbonate of subheading 2836.99 from any other subheading, except from subheading 2617.90; or (C) A change to lead carbonates of subheading 2836.99 from any other subheading, except from heading 2607; or (D) A change to other goods of subheading 2836.99 from any other subheading, provided that the good classified in subheading 2836.99 results from a chemical reaction." 11. TCR 56 to chapter 28 is deleted. 12. TCR 58 to chapter 28 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "58. A change to subheading 2839.90 from any other subheading." 13. TCRs 61 and 62 to chapter 28 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "61. A change to subheading 2841.30 from any other subheading. 62. (A) A change to chromates of zinc or lead of subheading 2841.50 from any other subheading; or VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.033</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 21 92526 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents (B) A change to potassium dichromate of subheading 2841.50 from any other good of subheading 2841.50 or any other subheading; or (C) A change to other chromates, dichromates or peroxochromates of subheading 2841.50 from potassium dichromate of subheading 2841.50 or any other subheading, except from heading 2610." 14. TCR 66 to chapter 28 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "66. · (A) (B) A change to aluminates of subheading 2841.90 from any other subheading; or A change to any other good of subheading 2841.90 from aluminates of subheading 2841.90 or from any other subheading, provided that the good classified in subheading 2841.90 results from a chemical reaction." 15. TCR 68 to chapter 28 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: (A) A change to fulminates, cyanates or thiocyanates of subheading 2842.90 from any other subheading; or (B) "68. A change to any other good of subheading 2842.90 from any other subheading, provided that the good classified in subheading 2842.90 results from a chemical reaction." 16. TCR 80 to chapter 28 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "80. A change to heading 2850 from any other heading." 17. New TCRs 81 and 82 to chapter 28 are inserted in numerical sequence: "81. A change to heading 2852 from any other heading. 82. A change to heading 2853 from any other heading." 18. TCR 10 to chapter 29 is modified by deleting "2903.30" and inserting in lieu thereof "2903.39". 22 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.034</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 19. "TCR 11 to chapter 29 is modified by deleting "2903.41 through 2903.49" and inserting in lieu thereof"2903.71 through 2903.79". Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92527 20. TCR 12 to chapter 29 is modified by deleting "2903.51" and inserting in lieu thereof "2903.81 ". 21. TCR 20 to chapter 29 is deleted. 22. TCR 21 to chapter 29 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "21. (A) A change to terpineols of subheading 2906.19 from any other good, except from heading 3805; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 2906.19 from pine oils of subheading 3805.90 or any other subheading, except from subheading 3301.90 or any other goods of subheading 3805.90." 23. TCR 34 to chapter 29 is modified by deleting "2912.13" and inserting in lieu thereof "2912.12". 24. TCR 39 to chapter 29 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "31. A change to subheading 2914.22 from any other subheading." 25. TCR 41 to chapter 29 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: (A) A change to camphor of subheading 2914.29 from any other subheading; or (B) "41. A change to any other good of subheading 2914.29 from any other subheading, except from subheading 3301.90 or 3805.90." 26. TCR 44 to chapter 29 is modified by deleting "2915.35" and inserting in lieu thereof "2915.33". 27. TCR 45 to chapter 29 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "45. A change to subheading 2915.36 from any other subheading, except from subheading 3301.90. 45A. (A) A change to isobutyl acetate or 2-ethoxyethyl acetate of subheading 2915.39 from any other subheading; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 2915.39 from any other subheading except from subheading 3301.10." VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.035</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 23 92528 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 28. TCR 53 to chapter 29 is modified by deleting "subheading 2918.90" and inserting in lieu thereof "subheadings 2918.91 through 2918.99". 29. TCR 55 to chapter 29 is modified by deleting "2920.10" and inserting in lieu thereof "2920.11 ". 30. TCR 62 to chapter 29 is modified by deleting "2936.1 0" and inserting in lieu thereof "2936.21". 31. TCR 63 to chapter 29 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "63. (A) A change to unmixed provitamins of subheading 2936.90 from any other good of subheading 2936.90 or from any other subheading; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 2936.90 from any other subheading, except from subheadings 2936.21 through 2936.29." 32. TCR 1 to chapter 30 is modified by deleting "3001.10" and inserting in lieu thereof "3 00 1.20". 33. TCR 4 to chapter 30 is modified by deleting "subheading 3006.80" and inserting in lieu thereof"subheadings 3006.91 through 3006.92". 34. TCR 2 to subheading 31 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: · "2. 3. A change to subheadings 3102.10 through 3102.80 from any other subheading. (A) A change to calcium cyanamide of subheading 3102.90 from any other good of subheading 3102.90 or any other subheading; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 3102.90 from calcium cyanamide of subheading 3102.90 or any other subheading. 4. A change to subheading 3103.10 from any other subheading. 5. (A) A change to basic slag of subheading 3103.90 from any other good of subheading 3103.90 or any other subheading; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 3103.90 from basic slag of subheading 3103.90 or any other subheading. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.036</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 24 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 6. A change to subheadings 3104.20 through 3104.30 from any other subheading. 7. (A) A change to carnallite, sylvite or other crude natural potassium salts of subheading 3104.90 from any other good of subheading 3104.90 or any other subheading; or (B) 92529 A change to any other good of subheading 3104.90 from carnallite, sylvite or other crude natural potassium salts of subheading 3104.90 or any other subheading. 8. A change to subheadings 3105.10 through 3105.90 from any other subheading." 35. TCR 7 to chapter 32 is modified by deleting "3206.43" and inserting in lieu thereof "3206.42". 36. TCR 8 to chapter 32 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "8. (A) A change to concentrated dispersions of pigments in plastics materials of subheading 3206.49 from any other chapter; or (B) A change to pigments or preparations based on cadmium compounds of subheading 3206.49 from any other good, except from pigments or preparations based on hexacyanoferrates of subheading 3206.49 or subheadings 3206.11 through 3206.42; or (C) A change to pigments or preparations based on hexacyanoferrates of subheading 3206.49 from any other good, except from pigments and preparations based on cadmium compounds of subheading 3206.49 or subheadings 3206.11 through 3206.42; or (D) A change to any other good of subheading 3206.49 from any other subheading." 37. TCR 1 to chapter 33 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "1. A change to subheadings 3301.12 through 3301.13 from any other subheading. 1A. (A) A change to essential oils of bergamot or lime of subheading 3301.19 from any other good of subheading 3301.19; or VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.037</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 25. 92530 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents (B) A change to any other good of subheading 3301.19 from essential oils ofbergamot or lime of subheading 3301.19 or from any other subheading. lB. A change to subheadings 3301.24 through 3301.25 from any other subheading. 1C. (A) A change to essential oils of geranium, jasmine, lavender, lavandin or vetiver of subheading 3301.29 from any other good of subheading 3301.29; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 3301.29 from essential oils of geranium, of jasmine, oflavender, oflavandin, or ofvetiver of subheading 3301.29 or from any other subheading. 1D. A change to subheadings 3301.30 through 3301.90 from any other subheading." 38. TCR 8 to chapter 34 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "8. A change to subheading 3404.20 from any other subheading. 8A. (A) A change to artificial waxes or prepared waxes of chemically modified lignite of subheading 3404.90 from any other good of subheading 3404.90 or from any other subheading; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 3404.90 from any other subheading. 8B. A change to subheadings 3405.10 through 3505.90 from any other subheading." 39. TCR 9 to chapter 38 is modified by deleting "3808.1 0 through 3808.90" and inserting in lieu thereof"3808.50 through 3808.99;'. 40. TCR 22 to chapter 38 is modified by deleting "subheadings 3824.10 through 3824.20" and inserting in lieu thereof"subheading 3824.10". 41. New TCR 27 to chapter 38 is inserted in numerical sequence: "27. A change to heading 3826 from any other heading." 26 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.038</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 42. TCR 13 to chapter 42 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents "13. A change to articles ofleather or of composition leather, of a kind used in machinery or mechanical appliances or for other technical uses of heading 4205 from any other good of heading 4205 or from any other heading; or (B) 14. (A) 92531 A change to any other good of heading 4205 from articles of leather or of composition leather, of a kind used in machinery or mechanical appliances or for other technical uses of heading 4205 or from any other heading. A change to heading 4206 from any other heading." 43. TCR 7 to chapter 48 is modified by deleting "4818.40" and inserting in lieu thereof "4818.50". 44. TCR 9 to chapter 48 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "9. (A) A change to floor coverings on a base of paper or of paperboard, whether or not cut to size, of subheading 4823.90 from any other good of heading 4823 or any other heading, except from headings 4812 through 4817; or (B) A change to any other good of heading 4823 from floor coverings on a base of paper or of paperboard, whether or not cut to size, of subheading 4823.90; or (C) A change to any other good of heading 4823 from any other heading." 45. TCR 2 to chapter 54 is modified by deleting "5402.43.10" and inserting in lieu thereof "5402.4 7.1 0". 45. Chapter rule 3 to chapter 61 is deleted and the following new chapter rule 3 is inserted in lieu thereof: 27 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.039</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC "Chapter rule 3: Notwithstanding chapter rule 2 to this chapter, a good of this chapter, other than a good of subheading 6102.20, tariff item 6102.90.90 (for goods subject to cotton restraints), 6104.13.20, 6104.19.15, 6104.19.60 (for jackets imported as parts of suits), 6104.19.80 (for jackets imported as parts of suits and subject to cotton restraints), 6104.19.80 (for goods subject to man-made fiber restraints), 6104.22.00 (for garments described in heading 6102 or jackets and blazers described in heading 6104), 6104.29.20 (for garments described in heading 6102 or jackets and blazers described in heading 6104, the foregoing subject to cotton restraints), subheading 6104.32, tariff item 6104.39.20 (for goods subject to cotton restraints), 6112.11.00 (for women's or girls' garments 92532 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents described in headings 6101 or 6102), 6113.00.90 (for coats and jackets of cotton, for women or girls) or 6117.90.90 (for coats and jackets of cotton), containing fabrics of subheading 5806.20 or heading 6002 shall be considered originating only if such fabrics are both formed from yarn and finished in the territory of one or more of the parties to the Agreement." 46. Chapter rule 4 to chapter 61 is deleted and the following new chapter rule 4 is inserted in lieu thereof: "Chapter rule 4: Notwithstanding chapter rule 2 to this chapter, a good of this chapter, other than a good of subheading 6102.20, tariff item 6102.90.90 (for goods subject to cotton restraints), 6104.13.20, 6104.19.15, 6104.19.60 (for jackets imported as parts of suits), 6104.19.80 (for jackets imported as parts of suits and subject to cotton restraints or for goods subject to man-made fiber restraints), 6104.22.00 (for garments described in heading 6102 or jackets and blazers described in heading 6104), 6104.29.20 (for garments described in heading 6102 or jackets and blazers described in heading 6104, the foregoing subject to cotton restraints), subheading 6104.32, tariff item 6104.39.20 (for goods subject to cotton restraints), 6112.11.00 (for women's or girls' garments described in headings 6101 or 6102), 6113.00.90 (for coats and jackets of cotton, for women or girls) or 6117.90.90 (for coats and jackets of cotton), containing sewing thread of heading 5204, 5401 or 5508 or yarn of heading 5402 used as sewing thread, shall be considered originating only if such sewing thread or yarn is both formed and finished in the territory of one or more of the parties to the Agreement." 47. Chapter rule 5 to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "6104.12.00 (for jackets imported as parts of suits), 6104.13.20, 6104.19.15, 6104.19.80 (for jackets imported as parts of suits and subject to cotton restraints or for goods subject to man-made fiber restraints)" and inserting in lieu thereof"6104.13.20, 6104.19.15,6104.19.60 (for jackets imported as parts of suits), 6104.19.80 (for jackets imported as parts of suits and subject to cotton restraints or for goods subject to man-made fiber restraints)". 48. TCR 1 to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "6101.10" and inserting in lieu thereof "6101.20". 49. TCR 2 to chapter 61 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "2. (A) A change to goods of wool or fine animal hair of subheading 6101.90 from any other chapter, except from headings 5111 through 5113,5204 through 5212,5310 through 5311, chapter 54, headings 5508 through 5516 or 6001 through 6006, provided that: the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of one or more of the parties to the Agreement, and 28 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.040</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC (i) Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents (ii) (B) 92533 any visible lining material contained in the apparel article must satisfy the requirements of chapter rule 1 for chapter 61; or A change to any other good of subheading 6101.90 from any other chapter, except from headings 5111 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5310 through 5311, chapter 54, headings 5508 through 5516 or 6001 through 6006, provided that the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of one or more of the parties to the Agreement. 50. TCR 5 to chapter 61 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "5. (A) A change to tariff items 6103.10.70 or 6103.10.90 from any other chapter, except from headings 5111 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5310 through 5311, chapter 54, headings 5508 through 5516 or 6001 through 6006, provided that the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of one or more of the parties to the Agreement. (B) A change to any other tariff item of subheading 6103.10 from any other chapter, except from headings 5111 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5310 through 5311, chapter 54, heading 5508 through 5516 or 6001 through 6006, provided that: (1) the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of one or more of the parties to the Agreement, and (2) any visible lining material contained in the apparel article must satisfy the requirements of chapter rule 1 for chapter 61." 51. TCRs 6 and 7 to chapter 61 are deleted. 52. TCR 8 to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "61 03.21" and inserting in lieu thereof "6103.22". 53. TCRs 13, 13A, and 13B to chapter 61 are deleted. 54. TCR 14A to chapter 61 is modified by deleting "6104.19.15 or 6104.19.80" and inserting in lieu thereof"6104.19.15, 6104.19.60 or 6104.19.80". 29 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.041</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 55. TCR 16 to chapter 61 is deleted. 92534 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 56. Chapter rule 1 to chapter 62 is modified by deleting "6211.41" and inserting in lieu thereof "6211.49". 57. Chapter rule 3 to chapter 62 is modified (a) in subdivision (a) of such chapter rule, by deleting "6202.91.20" and inserting in lieu thereof"6202.91.15 or 6202.91.60"; deleting "6202.92.15" and inserting in numerical sequence"6202.92.05," and "6202.92.30,"; deleting "6202.92.20" and inserting in lieu thereof"6202.92.12or 6202.92.90"; deleting 6202.99.90 and inserting in numerical sequence "6202.99.15," and "6202.99.80,"; deleting "6210.50.90" and inserting in numerical sequence "6210.50.22," and "6210.50.80,"; deleting "6211.41.00" and inserting in numerical sequence "6211.49.15," and 6211.49.60," ";deleting "6211.42.00" and inserting in lieu thereof "6211.42.05 or 6211.42.1 0"; and (b) in subdivision (b) of such chapter rule, by deleting "6211.41" and inserting in lieu thereof "6211.49". 58. Chapter rule 4 to chapter 62 is modified (a) in subdivision (a) of such chapter rule, by deleting "6202.91.20" and inserting in lieu thereof"6202.91.15 or 6202.91.60"; deleting "6202.92.15" and inserting in numerical sequence "6202.92.05," and "6202.92.30,"; deleting "6202.92.20" and inserting in lieu thereof"6202.92.12 or 6202.92.90"; deleting "6202.99.90" and inserting in numerical sequence "6202.99.15," and "6202.99.80,"; deleting "6210.50.90" and inserting in numerical sequence "6210.50.22," and "6210.50.80,"; deleting "6211.41.00" and inserting in lieu thereof "6211.49.15 or 6211.49.60"; deleting "6211.42.00" and inserting in lieu thereof"6211.42.05 or 6211.42.10"; "and (b) in subdivision (b) of such chapter rule, by deleting "6211.41" and inserting in lieu thereof "6211.49". 59. Chapter rule 5 to chapter 62 is modified (a) in subdivision (a) of such chapter rule, by deleting "6202.91.20" and inserting in lieu thereof"6202.91.15 or 6202.91.60"; deleting "6202.92.15" and inserting in numerical sequence "6202.92.05," and "6202.92.30,"; deleting "6202.92.20" and inserting in lieu thereof"6202.92.12 or 6202.92.90"; deleting 6202.99.90 and inserting in numerical sequence "6202.99.15," and "6202.99.80,"; deleting "6210.50.90" and inserting in numerical sequence "6210.50.22," and "621 0.50.80,"; deleting "6211.41.00" and inserting in lieu thereof" 6211.49.15 or 6211.49.60"; deleting "6211.42.00" and inserting in lieu thereof"6211.42.05 or 6211.42.10"; and (b) in subdivision (b) of such chapter rule, by deleting "6211.41" and inserting in lieu thereof "6211.49". 60. TCR 7 to chapter 62 is modified by deleting "6202.91.20" and inserting in lieu thereof"6202.91.15 or 6202.91.60". 61. TCR 7B to chapter 62 is modified by deleting "6202.92.15 or 6202.92.20" and inserting in lieu thereof"6202.92.05, 6202.92.12, 6202.92.30 or 6202.92.90". 30 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.042</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 62. TCR 8 to chapter 62 is modified by deleting "6202.99.90" and inserting in lieu thereof"6202.99.15 or 6202.99.80". Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92535 63. TCR 11 to chapter 62 is modified by deleting "6203 .21" and inserting in lieu thereof "6203.22". 64. TCR 30 to chapter 62 is deleted. 65. TCR 33 to chapter 62 is modified by deleting "6207.92.40" and inserting in lieu thereof"6207.99.85". 66. TCR 38 to chapter 62 is modified by deleting "6211.31" and inserting in lieu thereof "6211.32". 67. TCRs 38A and 38B to chapter 62 are deleted. 68. TCR 38E to chapter 62 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "38E. A change to tariff item 6211.49.41 (for jackets and jacket-type garments excluded from heading 6202) from any other chapter, provided that the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of one or more of the Parties. 38F. A change to any other tariff item of subheadings 6211.43 through 6211.49 from any other chapter, except from headings 5111 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5310 through 5311, chapter 54, headings 5508 through 5516 or 6001 through 6006, provided that the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of one or more of the parties to the Agreement." 69. TCR 2 to chapter 63 is modified by deleting "5402.43.1 0" and inserting in lieu thereof "5402.47.1 0". 70. Chapter rule 1 to chapter 64 is modified by deleting the text following "6402.12.00 through" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "6402.91.05, inclusive, 6402.91.16, 6402.91.30, 6402.91.40, 6402.91.60, 6402.91.70, 6402.99.04, 6402.99.12, 6402.99.21,6402.99.23 through 6402.99.31, inclusive, and 6402.99.41 through 6402.99.79, inclusive; heading 6403; tariff items 6404.11.20 through 6404.19.15, inclusive, and 6404.19.25 through 6404.20.60, inclusive; and headings 6405 and 6406." 71.. TCR 1 to chapter 64 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: A change to subheading 6401.10, or tariff items 6401.92.90, 6401.99.10, 6401.99.30, 6401.99.60, 6401.99.90, 6402.91.10, 6402.91.20, 6402.91.26, 6402.91.50, 6402.91.70, 6402.91.80, 6402.91.90, 6402.99.08, 6402.99.16, 6402.99.19, 6402.99.33, 6402.99.80, 6402.99.90, 6404.11.90 or 31 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.043</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC "1. 92536 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 6404.19.20 from any other heading outside headings 6401 through 6405, except from subheading 6406.10, provided that there is a regional value content of not less than 55 percent under the build-up method." 72. TCR 2 to chapter 65 is modified by deleting "6503" at each instance and inserting in lieu thereof "6504". 73. TCRs 2 through 4, inclusive, to chapter 68 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "2. A change to subheading 6812.80 from any other subheading. 3. A change to subheading 6812.91 from any other subheading. 4. A change to subheading 6812.92 through 6812.93 from any other subheading outside that group. 4A. A change to subheading 6812.99 from any other heading. 74. TCR 8 to chapter 70 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "8. A change to headings 7009 through 7018 from any other heading outside that group, except from headings 7007 through 7o'08 or glass inners for vacuum flasks or other vacuum vessels of heading 7020." 75. TCR 13 to chapter 73 is modified by deleting "7321.83" at each instance and inserting in lieu thereof"7321.89". 76. TCR 2 to chapter 78 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: A change to heading 7804 from any other heading. 3. (A) A change to lead bars, rods, profiles and wire of heading 7806 from any other good of heading 7806 or any other heading; or (B) A change to lead tubes or pipes of heading 7806 and fittings for tubes or pipes (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves) of heading 7806 from any other good of heading 7806 or from any other heading; or (C) A change to any other good of heading 7806 from lead bars, rods, profiles, wire and pipes of heading 7806; or from fittings for tubes or pipes (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves) of heading 7806 or any other heading." 32 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.044</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC "2. Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92537 77. TCR 4 to chapter 79 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "4. 5. A change to headings 7904 through 7905 from any other heading. · (A) A change to zinc tubes of heading 7907, or pipes and fittings for tubes or pipes (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves) ofheading 7907, from any other good of heading 7907 or from any other heading; or (B) A change to any other good of heading 7907 from zinc tubes or pipes of heading 7907; or fittings for tubes or pipes (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves) of heading 7907 or any other heading." 78. TCRs 2 through 4, inclusive, to chapter 80 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "2. A change to heading 8003 from any other heading. 3. (A) A change to heading 8007 from any other heading; or (B) A change to plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm, of heading 8007 from any other good of heading 8007; or (C) A change to tin foil and strip, thin (printed or even fixed on paper, cardboard, plastic or similar supports), of thickness not exceeding 0.2 mm (without including the support); or to tin powders and flakes of heading 8007 from any other good of heading 8007, except from plates, sheets and strip, of a: thickness exceeding 0.2 mm, ofheading 8007; or (D) A change to tin tubes or pipes and fittings for tubes and pipes (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves) of heading 8007 from any other good ofheading 8007." 79. TCRs 2 and 3 to chapter 81 are deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "2. A change to subheading 8101.96 from any other subheading, except from bars, rods, profiles, plates, sheets and strip of subheading 8101.99." 80. TCR 5 to chapter 81 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "5. (A) A change to bars or rods (other than those obtained simply by sintering), profiles, plates, sheets, strip or foil of subheading VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.045</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 33 92538 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 8101.99 from any other good of subheading 8101.99 or any other subheading; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 8109.99 from bars or rods (other than those obtained simply by sintering), profiles, plates, sheets, strip or foil of subheading 8101.99 or any other subheading." 81. TCRs 35 and 36 to chapter 81 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "35. (A) A change to unwrought germanium or vanadium, germanium or vanadium waste, scrap or powders of subheading 8112.92 from any other chapter; or (B) No change in tariff classification is required for articles of unwrought germanium or vanadium, germanium or vanadium waste, scrap or powders of subheading 8112.92, provided that there is a regional value content of not less than: (i) 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or (ii) 45 percent when the build-down method is used; or (C) (A) A change to articles of vanadium or germanium of subheading 8112.99 from any other chapter; or (B) 36. A change to other goods of subheading 8112.92 from any other chapter. No change in tariff classification is required for articles of germanium or vanadium, provided that there is a regional value content of not less than: (i) (ii) (C) 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or 45 percent when the build-down method is used; or A change to other goods of subheading 8112.99 from articles of germanium or vanadium of subheading 8112.99 or from any other subheading." 82. TCR 69 to chapter 84 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: A change to subheading 8442.30 from any other subheading." 34 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.046</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC "69. Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 92539 83. TCRs 71 through 73, inclusive, to chapter 84 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: (A) A change to subheading 8443.11 through 8443.19 from any other subheading outside that group, except from machines for uses ancillary to printing of subheading 844 3. 91 ; or (B) "71. A change to subheading 8443.11 through 8443.19 from machines for uses ancillary to printing of subheading 8443.91, provided that there is a regional value content of not less than: (i) 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or (ii) 45 percent when the build-down method is used. 72. A change to subheading 8443.31 from any other subheading. 73. (A) A change to subheading 8443.32 from any other subheading, except from machines for uses ancillary to printing of subheading 8443.91; or (B) A change to subheading 8443.32 from machines for uses ancillary to printing of subheading 8443.91, provided there is a regional value content of not less than: (i) 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or (ii) 45 percent when the build-down method is used. 73A. A change to subheading 8443.39 from any other subheading. 73B. (A) A change to machines for uses ancillary to printing of subheading 8443.91 from any other good of subheading 8443.91 or from any other subheading, except from subheadings 8443.11 through 8443.39; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 8443.91 from any other heading. (A) A change to subheading 8443.99 from any other subheading; or (B) No change in tariff classification required, provided that there is a regional value content of not less than: 73C. 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or 35 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.047</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC (i) 92540 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents (ii) 45 percent when the build-down method is used." 84. TCRs 84 and 85 to chapter 84 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "84. A change to subheading 8452.30 from any other subheading. 85. (A) A change to furniture, bases and covers for sewing machines and parts thereof of subheading 8452.90 from any other good of subheading 8452.90 or from any other subheading; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 8452.90 from any other heading." 85. TCRs 99 and 100 to chapter 84 are deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "99. A change to heading 8469 from any other heading." 86. TCR 128 to chapter 84 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "128. (A) (B) A change to subheading 8486.10 from any other subheading; or No change in tariff classification required provided there is a regional value content of not less than: (i) (ii) 129. 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or 45 percent when the build-down method is used. (A) A change to subheading 8486.20 from any other subheading, except from particle accelerators of subheading 8543.10; or (B) No change in tariff classification required, provided there is a regional value content of not less than: (i) (ii) (A) 45 percent when the build-down method is used. A change to subheading 8486.30 through 8486.40 from any other subheading; or 36 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.048</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 130. 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents (B) No change in tariff classification required, provided there is a regional value content of not less than: (i) 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or (ii) 45 percent when the build-down method is used. (A) A change to subheading 8486.90 from any other heading; or (B) 131. 92541 No change oftariff classification required, provided there is a regional value content of not less than: (i) (ii) 132. 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or 45 percent when the build-down method is used. A change to heading 8487 from any other heading." 87. TCR 8 to chapter 85 is modified by deleting "8505.30" and inserting in lieu thereof "8505 .20". 88. TCR 9 to chapter 85 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "9. (A) A change to electromagnetic lifting heads of subheading 8505.90 from any other subheading, or from any other good of subheading 8505.90; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 8505.90 from any other heading." 89. The following new TCRs to chapter 85 are inserted in numerical sequence: "15A. (A) A change to subheadings 8508.11 through 8508.60 from any other heading; or (B) A change to subheadings 8508.11 through 8508.60 from any other subheading, provided there is a regional value content of not less than: (i) (ii) 45 percent when the build-down method is used. A change to subheading 8508.70 from any other heading." 37 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.049</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 15B. 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or 92542 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 90. TCR 16 to chapter 85 is modified by deleting "8509.10" at each instance and inserting in lieu thereof"8509.40". 91. TCR 38 to chapter 85 is modified by deleting "8517.80" and inserting in lieu thereof "8517.69". 92. TCR 39 to chapter 85 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "39. (A) A change to parts of electrical apparatus for telephony or telegraphy or parts of videophones of subheading 8517.70 from any other subheading; or (B) No change in tariff classification is required to parts of electrical apparatus for telephony or telegraphy or parts of videophones of subheading 8517.70 provided there is a regional value content of not less than: (i) 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or I (ii) (C) 45 percent when the build-down method is used; or A change to any other good of subheading 8517.70 from any other subheading." 93. TCR 44 to chapter 85 is modified by deleting "8519.10 through 8519.40" and inserting in lieu thereof"8519.20 through 8519.89". 94. TCRs 45 and 46 to chapter 85 are deleted. 95. TCR 51 to chapter 85 is deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "51. A change to subheadings 8522.10 through 8522.90 from any other subheading. 51A. (A) A change to subheadings 8523.21 through 8523.80 from any other subheading; or (B) A change to recorded media of subheadings 8523.21 through 8523.80 from unrecorded media of subheadings 8523.21 through 8523.80." 96. TCRs 52 and 53 to chapter 85 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.050</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 38 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents "52. A change to subheading 8525.50 from any other subheading, except from subheading 8525.60. 53. A change to subheading 8525.60 from any other subheading, except from subheading 8525.50. 53A. 92543 A change to subheading 8525.80 from any other subheading." 97. TCR 55 to chapter 85 is modified by deleting "8527.90" and inserting in lieu thereof "8527.99". 98. TCRs 56 through 59, inclusive, to chapter 85 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "56. A change to subheading 8528.41 from any other subheading. 57. (A) A change to color video monitors of subheading 8528.49 from any other good of subheading 8528.49 or from any other subheading, except from subheadings 7011.20, 8540.11 or 8540.91; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 8528.49 from any other subheading. 58. A change to subheading 8528.51 from any other subheading. 59. A change to subheading 8528.59 from any other subheading. 59A. A change to subheading 8528.61 from any other subheading. 59B. A change to subheading 8528.69 from any other subheading. 59C. A change to subheading 8528.71 from any other subheading. 59D. A change to subheading 8528.72 from any other subheading, except from subheading 7011.20, 8540.11 or 8540.91. 59E. A change to subheading 8528.73 from any other subheading." 99. TCR 81 to chapter 85 is modified by deleting "semiconductor devices, integrated circuits, or microassemblies" and inserting in lieu thereof "semiconductor devices or integrated circuits". 39 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.051</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 100. TCR 82 to chapter 85 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: 92544 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents "82. A change to subheading 8543.10 from any other subheading, except from ion implanters for doping semiconductor materials of subheading 8486.20." 101. TCR 84 to chapter 85 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "84. A change to subheading 8543.70 from any other subheading." 102. TCR 85 to chapter 85 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "85. (A) A change to subheading 8543.90 from any other heading; or (B) A change to electronic microassemblies of subheading 8543.90 from any other subheading; or (C) No change in tariff classification to electronic microassemblies of subheading 8543.90 is required, provided there is a regional value content of not less than: (i) 30 percent when the build-up method is used, or (ii) 35 percent when the build-down method is used." 103. TCR 90 to chapter 85 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "90. (A) A change to electric conductors, for a voltage exceeding 80 V but not exceeding 1000 V fitted with connectors, from any other heading; or (B) A change to any other good of subheading 8544.42 from electric conductors, for a voltage exceeding 80 V but not exceeding 1000 V fitted with connectors, or from any other subheading, provided there is also a regional value content of not less than: (i) 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or (ii) 45 percent when the build-down method is used." 40 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.052</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 104. TCR 91 to chapter 85 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents "91. (A) A change to electric conductors, for a voltage exceeding 80 V but not exceeding 1000 V not fitted with connectors, from any other heading; or (B) 92545 A change to any other good of subheading 8544.49 from electric conductors, for a voltage exceeding 80 V but not exceeding 1000 V not fitted with connectors, or from any other subheading, provided there is also a regional value content of not less than: (i) 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or (ii) 45 percent when the build-down method is used." 105. TCR I to chapter 88 is deleted and the following new TCR is inserted in lieu thereof: "1. A change to gliders and hang gliders of heading 8801 from any other good of heading 8801 or any other heading; or (B) IA. (A) A change to any other good of heading 8801 from gliders and hang gliders of heading 880I or any other heading. A change to subheading 8802.11 through 8803.90 from any other subheading." 106. TCR 2I to chapter 90 is modified by deleting "9007 .I1" at each instance and inserting in lieu thereof "9007 .10". 107. TCR 23 to chapter 90 is deleted. 108. TCR 24 to chapter 90 is modified by deleting "subheadings 9008.20 through 9008.40" at each instance and inserting in lieu thereof"subheading 9008.50". 109. TCRs 26 through 30, inclusive, to chapter 90 are deleted. 11 0. TCR 32 to chapter 90 is modified by deleting "subheadings 90 I 0.4I through 9010.50" at each instance and inserting in lieu thereof"subheading 90I0.50". 111. TCRs I through 3, inclusive, to chapter 95 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: (A) A change to heading 9503 from any other chapter; or (B) A change to dolls representing only human beings of heading 9503 from any other heading. 41 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.053</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC "1. 92546 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents 2. A change to subheadings 9504.20 through 9506.29 from any other chapter. 3. A change to subheading 9506.31 from subheading 9506.39, whether or not there is a change from another chapter, provided there is a regional value content of not less than: (A) 35 percent when the build-up method is used, or (B) 45 percent when the build-down method is used. A change to subheadings 9506.32 through 9508.90 from any other chapter." 4. 112. TCRs 18 and 19 to chapter 96 are deleted and the following new TCRs are inserted in lieu thereof: "18. A change to heading 9614 from any other heading." 113. The following new heading rules are inserted to chapter 96 immediately below TCR 24 to such chapter: "Heading rule 1: For the purposes of determining the origin of a good of tariff items 9619.00.31, 9619.00.41, 9619.00.43, 9619.00.46, 9619.00.61, 9619.00.64, 9619.00.68, 9619.00.33, 9619.00.48, 9619.00.71, 9619.00.74, 9619.00.78, 9619.00.79 or 9619.00.90, the rule applicable to that good shall only apply to the component that determines the tariff classification of the good and such component must satisfy the change of tariff classification requirements set out in the rule for that good. Heading rule 2: Notwithstanding heading rule 1 to this chapter, a good of tariff items 9619.00.31, 9619.00.41, 9619.00.43, 9619.00.46, 9619.00.61, 9619.00.64, 9619.00.68, 9619.00.33, 9619.00.48, 9619.00.71, 9619.00.74, 9619.00.78, 9619.00.79 or 9619.00.90, containing fabrics of subheading 5806.20 or heading 6002 shall be considered originating only if such fabrics are both formed from yarn and finished in the territory of one or more of the parties to the Agreement. Heading rule 3: Notwithstanding heading rule 1 to this chapter, a good of tariff items 9619.00.31, 9619.00.41, 9619.00.43, 9619.00.46, 9619.00.61, 9619.00.64, 9619.00.68, 9619.00.33, 9619.00.48, 9619.00.71, 9619.00.74, 9619.00.78, 9619.00.79 or 9619.00.90, containing sewing thread ofheadings 5204, 5401 or 5508 or yam of heading 5402 used as sewing thread, shall be considered originating only if such sewing thread is both formed and finished in the territory of one or more of the parties to the Agreement." 114. The following new TCR to chapter 96 is inserted in numerical sequence: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.054</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC 42 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Presidential Documents "25. (A) A change to sanitary towels (pads) and tampons and similar articles of textile wadding of heading 9619 from any other chapter, except from headings 5111 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 531 0 through 5311 or chapter 54 through 55; or (B) A change to a tariff items 9619.00.31, 9619.00.41, 9619.00.43, 9619.00.46, 9619.00.61, 9619.00.64 or 9619.00.68 from any other chapter, except from headings 5111 through 5113, 5204 through 5212,5310 through 5311, chapter 54, headings 5508 through 5516 or 6001 through 6006, provided that the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of one or more of the parties to the Agreement; or (C) A change to a tariff items 9619.00.33, 9619.00.48, 9619.00.71, 9619.00.74, 9619.00.78, 9619.00.79 or 9619.00.90, from any other chapter, except from headings 5111 through 5113, 5204 through 5212, 5310 through 5311, chapter 54, headings 5508 through 5516, 5801 through 5802 or 6001 through 6006, provided that the good is cut or knit to shape, or both, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the territory of one or more of the parties to the Agreement; or (D) 92547 A change to any other good of heading 9619 from any other heading." 43 [FR Doc. 2016–30738 Billing code 7020–02–C VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20DED0.SGM 20DED0 ED20DE16.055</GPH> jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PRES DOC Filed 12–19–16; 8:45 a.m.]

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                Proclamation 9555 of December 15, 2016

                
To Implement the Nepal Preference Program and for 
                Other Purposes

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                1. Section 915(b) of the Trade Facilitation and Trade 
                Enforcement Act of 2015 (the ``TFTEA'') (19 U.S.C. 
                4454) confers authority upon the President to provide 
                preferential treatment for eligible articles imported 
                directly from Nepal into the customs territory of the 
                United States if the President determines that Nepal 
                meets the eligibility requirements specified in section 
                915(b)(1)(A) of the TFTEA, taking into account the 
                factors specified in section 915(b)(1)(B) of the TFTEA.

                2. Pursuant to section 915(b) of the TFTEA, I have 
                determined that Nepal meets the eligibility 
                requirements of section 915(b)(1)(A), taking into 
                account the factors specified in section 915(b)(1)(B).

                3. Section 915(c) of the TFTEA describes the 
                requirements for articles from Nepal to be considered 
                eligible for duty-free treatment. Pursuant to section 
                915(c)(2)(A)(iv) of the TFTEA, the President may 
                designate certain articles as eligible for duty-free 
                treatment when imported from Nepal if, after receiving 
                the advice of the United States International Trade 
                Commission (Commission) in accordance with section 
                503(e) of the Trade Act of 1974 (the ``Trade Act'') (19 
                U.S.C. 2463(e)), the President determines that such 
                articles are not import-sensitive in the context of 
                imports from Nepal.

                4. Pursuant to sections 915(c)(2)(A)(iv) of the TFTEA, 
                and after receiving advice from the Commission in 
                accordance with section 503(e) of the Trade Act, I have 
                determined to designate the articles included in Annex 
                I of this proclamation as eligible for duty-free 
                treatment when imported from Nepal.

                5. Section 604 of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2483), as 
                amended, authorizes the President to embody in the 
                Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (the 
                ``HTS'') (19 U.S.C. 1202) the substance of the relevant 
                provisions of the Trade 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.

                6. In order to implement the duty-free treatment 
                provided in accordance with the provisions of the 
                TFTEA, it is necessary to modify the HTS, thus 
                incorporating the substance of relevant provisions of 
                the TFTEA, and of actions taken thereunder, into the 
                HTS, pursuant to section 604 of the Trade Act.

                7. In Proclamation 7748 of December 30, 2003, President 
                Bush determined that the Central African Republic was 
                not making continual progress in meeting the 
                requirements described in section 506A(a)(1) of the 
                Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)), as added by section 
                111(a) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (the 
                ``AGOA''). Thus, pursuant to section 506A(a)(3) of the 
                Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)(3)), President Bush 
                terminated the designation of the Central African 
                Republic as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country 
                for purposes of section 506A of the Trade Act.

                8. Section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act authorizes the 
                President to designate a country listed in section 107 
                of the AGOA (19 U.S.C. 3706) as a ``beneficiary

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                sub-Saharan African country'' if the President 
                determines that the country meets the eligibility 
                requirements set forth in section 104 of the AGOA (19 
                U.S.C. 3703), as well as the eligibility criteria set 
                forth in section 502 of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2462).

                9. Pursuant to section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act, 
                based on actions that the Central African Republic has 
                taken, I have determined that the Central African 
                Republic meets the eligibility requirements set forth 
                in section 104 of the AGOA and the eligibility criteria 
                set forth in section 502 of the Trade Act, and I have 
                decided to designate the Central African Republic as a 
                beneficiary sub-Saharan African country.

                10. On April 22, 1985, the United States and Israel 
                entered into the Agreement on the Establishment of a 
                Free Trade Area between the Government of the United 
                States of America and the Government of Israel (the 
                ``USIFTA''), which the Congress approved in section 3 
                of the United States-Israel Free Trade Area 
                Implementation Act of 1985 (the ``USIFTA Act'') (19 
                U.S.C. 2112 note).

                11. Section 4(b) of the USIFTA Act provides that, 
                whenever the President determines that it is necessary 
                to maintain the general level of reciprocal and 
                mutually advantageous concessions with respect to 
                Israel provided for by the USIFTA, the President may 
                proclaim such withdrawal, suspension, modification, or 
                continuance of any duty, or such continuance of 
                existing duty-free or excise treatment, or such 
                additional duties, as the President determines to be 
                required or appropriate to carry out the USIFTA.

                12. In order to maintain the general level of 
                reciprocal and mutually advantageous concessions with 
                respect to agricultural trade with Israel, on July 27, 
                2004, the United States entered into an agreement with 
                Israel concerning certain aspects of trade in 
                agricultural products during the period January 1, 
                2004, through December 31, 2008 (the ``2004 US-Israel 
                Agreement'').

                13. In Proclamation 7826 of October 4, 2004, consistent 
                with the 2004 US-Israel Agreement, President Bush 
                determined, pursuant to section 4(b) of the USIFTA Act, 
                that, in order to maintain the general level of 
                reciprocal and mutually advantageous concessions with 
                respect to Israel provided for by the USIFTA, it was 
                necessary to provide duty-free access into the United 
                States through December 31, 2008, for specified 
                quantities of certain agricultural products of Israel.

                14. Each year from 2008 through 2015, the United States 
                and Israel entered into agreements to extend the period 
                that the 2004 US-Israel Agreement was in force for 1-
                year periods to allow additional time for the two 
                governments to conclude an agreement to replace the 
                2004 US-Israel Agreement.

                15. To carry out the extension agreements, the 
                President in Proclamation 8334 of December 31, 2008; 
                Proclamation 8467 of December 23, 2009; Proclamation 
                8618 of December 21, 2010; Proclamation 8770 of 
                December 29, 2011; Proclamation 8921 of December 20, 
                2012; Proclamation 9072 of December 23, 2013; 
                Proclamation 9223 of December 23, 2014; and 
                Proclamation 9383 of December 21, 2015, modified the 
                HTS to provide duty-free access into the United States 
                for specified quantities of certain agricultural 
                products of Israel, each time for an additional 1-year 
                period.

                16. On December 5, 2016, the United States entered into 
                an agreement with Israel to extend the period that the 
                2004 US-Israel Agreement is in force through December 
                31, 2017, and to allow for further negotiations on an 
                agreement to replace the 2004 US-Israel Agreement.

                17. Pursuant to section 4(b) of the USIFTA Act, I have 
                determined that it is necessary, in order to maintain 
                the general level of reciprocal and mutually 
                advantageous concessions with respect to Israel 
                provided for by the USIFTA, to provide duty-free access 
                into the United States through the close of December 
                31, 2017, for specified quantities of certain 
                agricultural products of Israel.

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                18. Section 1206(a) of the Omnibus Trade and 
                Competitiveness Act of 1988 (the ``1988 Act'') (19 
                U.S.C. 3006(a)) authorizes the President to proclaim 
                modifications to the HTS based on the recommendations 
                of the Commission under section 1205 of the 1988 Act 
                (19 U.S.C. 3005) if he determines that the 
                modifications are in conformity with United States 
                obligations under the International Convention on the 
                Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System 
                (Convention) and do not run counter to the national 
                economic interest of the United States. In 2006 and 
                2011, the Commission recommended modifications to the 
                HTS pursuant to section 1205 of the 1988 Act to conform 
                the HTS to amendments made to the Convention. In 
                Proclamation 8097 of December 29, 2006, and 
                Proclamation 8771 of December 29, 2011, President Bush 
                and I, respectively, modified the HTS pursuant to 
                section 1206 of the 1988 Act to conform the HTS to the 
                amendments to the Convention.

                19. Proclamation 8332 of December 29, 2008, implemented 
                the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement (the 
                ``USOFTA'') with respect to the United States and, 
                pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Oman Free 
                Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``USOFTA Act'') 
                (19 U.S.C. 3805 note), the staged reductions in rates 
                of duty that President Bush determined to be necessary 
                or appropriate to carry out or apply articles 2.3, 2.5, 
                2.6, 3.2.8, and 3.2.9, and the schedule of duty 
                reductions with respect to Oman set forth in Annex 2-B 
                of the USOFTA.

                20. In order to ensure the continuation of the staged 
                reductions in rates of duty for originating goods from 
                Oman in categories that were modified to conform to the 
                Convention, President Bush and I proclaimed in 
                Proclamation 8097 and Proclamation 8771, respectively, 
                modifications to the HTS that we determined were 
                necessary or appropriate to carry out the duty 
                reductions proclaimed in Proclamation 8332.

                21. The United States and Oman are parties to the 
                Convention. Because the substance of changes to the 
                Convention are reflected in slightly differing form in 
                the national tariff schedules of the United States and 
                Oman, the rules of origin set out in Annex 3-A and 
                Annex 4-A of the USOFTA must be changed to ensure that 
                the tariff and certain other treatment accorded under 
                the USOFTA to originating goods will continue to be 
                provided under the tariff categories that were modified 
                in Proclamation 8097 and Proclamation 8771. The United 
                States and Oman have agreed to make these changes.

                22. Section 202 of the USOFTA Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 note) 
                provides certain rules for determining whether a good 
                is an originating good for the purposes of implementing 
                preferential tariff treatment under the USOFTA. Section 
                202(j) of the USOFTA Act authorizes the President to 
                proclaim the rules of origin set out in the USOFTA and 
                any subordinate tariff categories necessary to carry 
                out the USOFTA, subject to the exceptions stated in 
                section 202(j)(2)(A) of the USOFTA Act.

                23. I have determined that the modifications to the HTS 
                proclaimed pursuant to section 202 of the USOFTA Act 
                and section 1206(a) of the 1988 Act are necessary or 
                appropriate to ensure the continuation of tariff and 
                certain other treatment accorded originating goods 
                under tariff categories modified in Proclamation 8097 
                and Proclamation 8771 and to carry out the duty 
                reductions proclaimed in Proclamation 8332.

                24. Section 604 of the Trade Act authorizes the 
                President to embody in the HTS 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. Section 1206(c) of the 1988 Act (19 U.S.C. 
                3006(c)), as amended, provides that modifications 
                proclaimed by the President may not take effect before 
                the thirtieth day after the date on which the text of 
                the proclamation is published in the Federal Register.

                25. Proclamation 8894 of October 29, 2012, implemented 
                the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (the 
                ``USPTPA'') with respect to the

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                United States and, pursuant to section 201 of the 
                United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement 
                Implementation Act (the ``USPTPA Act'') (19 U.S.C. 3805 
                note), the staged reductions in duty that the President 
                determined to be necessary or appropriate to carry out 
                or apply articles 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.26, 3.27, 3.28, and 
                3.29, and the schedule of duty reductions with respect 
                to Panama set forth in Annex 3.3 of the USPTPA.

                26. The United States and Panama are parties to the 
                Convention. Because changes to the Convention are 
                reflected in slight differences of form between the 
                national tariff schedules of the United States and 
                Panama, the rules of origin set out in Annex 4.1 of the 
                USPTPA must be changed to ensure that the tariff and 
                certain other treatment accorded under the USPTPA Act 
                to originating goods will continue to be provided under 
                the tariff categories that were proclaimed in 
                Proclamation 8894. The United States and Panama have 
                agreed to make these changes.

                27. Section 202 of the USPTPA Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 note) 
                provides certain rules for determining whether a good 
                is an originating good for the purposes of implementing 
                tariff treatment under the USPTPA. Section 202(o) of 
                the USPTPA Act authorizes the President to proclaim the 
                rules of origin set out in the USPTPA and any 
                subordinate tariff categories necessary to carry out 
                the USPTPA, subject to the exceptions stated in section 
                202(o) of the USPTPA Act.

                28. I have determined that the modifications to the HTS 
                proclaimed pursuant to section 202 of the USPTPA Act 
                and section 1206(a) of the 1988 Act are necessary or 
                appropriate to ensure the continuation of tariff and 
                certain other treatment accorded originating goods 
                under tariff categories modified in Proclamation 8097 
                and Proclamation 8771 and to carry out the duty 
                reductions proclaimed in Proclamation 8894.

                29. Section 604 of the Trade Act 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, including removal, modification, 
                continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or other 
                import restriction. Section 1206(c) of the 1988 Act 
                provides that modifications proclaimed by the President 
                may not take effect before the thirtieth day after the 
                date on which the text of the proclamation is published 
                in the Federal Register.

                30. Proclamation 7987 of February 28, 2006, implemented 
                the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States 
                Free Trade Agreement (the ``CAFTA-DR'') with respect to 
                the United States and, pursuant to section 201 of the 
                Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free 
                Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``CAFTA-DR 
                Act'') (19 U.S.C. 4031), the staged reductions in duty 
                that the President determined to be necessary or 
                appropriate to carry out or apply articles 3.3, 3.5, 
                3.6, 3.21, 3.26, 3.27, and 3.28, and Annexes 3.3 
                (including the schedule of United States duty 
                reductions with respect to originating goods), 3.27, 
                and 3.28 of the CAFTA-DR.

                31. The United States, Costa Rica, the Dominican 
                Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and 
                Nicaragua (the ``CAFTA-DR countries'') are parties to 
                the Convention. Because changes to the Convention are 
                reflected in slight differences of form between the 
                national tariff schedules of the United States and the 
                other CAFTA-DR countries, Annexes 4.1, 3.25, and 3.29 
                of the CAFTA-DR must be changed to ensure that the 
                tariff and certain other treatment accorded under the 
                CAFTA-DR to originating goods will continue to be 
                provided under the tariff categories that were 
                proclaimed in Proclamation 7987. The United States and 
                the other CAFTA-DR countries have agreed to make these 
                changes.

                32. Section 201 of the CAFTA-DR Act 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 articles 3.3, 3.5, 3.6,

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                3.21, 3.26, 3.27, and 3.28, and Annexes 3.3 (including 
                the schedule of United States duty reductions with 
                respect to originating goods), 3.27, and 3.28 of the 
                CAFTA-DR.

                33. I have determined that the modifications to the HTS 
                proclaimed pursuant to section 201 of the CAFTA-DR Act 
                and section 1206(a) of the 1988 Act are necessary or 
                appropriate to ensure the continuation of tariff and 
                certain other treatment accorded originating goods 
                under tariff categories modified in Proclamation 8097 
                and Proclamation 8771 and to carry out the duty 
                reductions proclaimed in Proclamation 7987.

                34. Section 604 of the Trade Act 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, including removal, modification, 
                continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or other 
                import restriction. Section 1206(c) of the 1988 Act 
                provides that modifications proclaimed by the President 
                may not take effect before the thirtieth day after the 
                date on which the text of the proclamation is published 
                in the Federal Register.

                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 915 of the TFTEA (19 U.S.C. 4454), section 
                506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)); 
                section 4(b) of the USIFTA Act (19 U.S.C. 2112 note); 
                section 301 of title 3, United States Code; section 
                1206(a) of the 1988 Act (19 U.S.C. 3006(a)); section 
                202 of the USOFTA Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 note); section 
                202 of the USPTPA Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 note); section 
                201 of the CAFTA-DR Act (19 U.S.C. 4031); and section 
                604 of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2483), do proclaim 
                that:

(1) In order to provide for the preferential treatment provided for in 
section 915 of the TFTEA, the HTS is modified as provided in Annex I to 
this proclamation. The modifications to the HTS set forth in Annex I shall 
continue in effect through December 31, 2025.

(2) The Central African Republic is designated as a beneficiary sub-Saharan 
African country.

(3) In order to reflect this designation in the HTS, general note 16(a) and 
U.S. note 1 to subchapter XIX of chapter 98 to the HTS are each modified by 
inserting in alphabetical sequence in the list of beneficiary sub-Saharan 
African countries ``Central African Republic.'' Further, note 2(d) to 
subchapter XIX of chapter 98 is modified by inserting in alphabetical 
sequence in the list of lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African 
countries ``Central African Republic.''

(4) In order to implement U.S. tariff commitments under the 2004 US-Israel 
Agreement through December 31, 2017, the HTS is modified as provided in 
Annex II to this proclamation.

(5) The modifications to the HTS set forth in Annex II to this proclamation 
shall be effective with respect to eligible agricultural products of Israel 
that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 
January 1, 2017.

(6) The provisions of subchapter VII of chapter 99 of the HTS, as modified 
by Annex II to this proclamation, shall continue in effect through December 
31, 2017.

(7) In order to reflect in the HTS the modifications to the rules of origin 
under the USOFTA, general note 31 to the HTS is modified as provided in 
Annex III to this proclamation.

(8) The modifications and technical rectifications to the HTS set forth in 
Annex III to this proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the later 
of (i) February 1, 2017, or (ii) the thirtieth day after the date of 
publication of this proclamation in the Federal Register.

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(9) 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 Annex 4.1 of 
the USPTPA, to provide preferential tariff treatment for certain other 
goods under the USPTPA, and to make technical and conforming changes in the 
general notes to the HTS, the HTS is modified as set forth in Annex IV to 
this proclamation.

(10) The modifications to the HTS made by paragraph (9) of this 
proclamation shall enter into effect on the date, as announced by the 
United States Trade Representative in the Federal Register, that the 
conditions set forth in 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.

(11) 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 CAFTA-DR, 
to provide preferential tariff treatment for certain other goods under the 
CAFTA-DR, and to make technical and conforming changes in the general notes 
to the HTS, the HTS is modified as set forth in Annex V to this 
proclamation.

(12) The modifications to the HTS made by paragraph (11) of this 
proclamation shall enter into effect on the date, as announced by the 
United States Trade Representative in the Federal Register, that the 
applicable conditions set forth in the CAFTA-DR have been fulfilled, and 
shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse for consumption, on or after that date.

(13) 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 
                fifteenth day of December, 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.
                
                
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