Proclamation 5727 -- Termination of Import Relief on Certain Heavyweight Motorcycles
the President of the
In Proclamation 5050 of April 15, 1983 (48 FR 16639), pursuant to section
202(b)(1) and (c) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Act) (19 U.S.C.
2252(b)(1) and (c)), I proclaimed import relief with respect to heavyweight
motorcycles having engines with a total displacement over 700 cubic
centimeters, provided for in item 692.50 of the Tariff Schedules of the United
States (TSUS) (19 U.S.C. 1202). This relief took the form of a tariff increase
implemented through tariff-rate quotas and the suspension of preferential
tariff treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for such
heavyweight motorcycles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption,
during the period
3. Accordingly, pursuant to section 203(h)(4) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2253(h)(4)), after taking into account the advice of the United States Trade Representative, the USITC, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of Labor, I have determined that it is in the national interest to terminate the import relief in effect with respect to the articles concerned. I have further determined that it is appropriate to terminate the suspension of GSP treatment for such articles required by section 503(c)(2) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2463(c)(2)) during the period of effectiveness of the import relief.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the statutes of the United States, including sections 203, 503, and 604 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2253, 2463, and 2483), do proclaim that --
(1) Part I of Schedule XX to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) (61 Stat. (pt. 5) A58; 8 UST (pt. 2) 1986) is modified to conform to the actions taken in this Proclamation.
(2) Subpart A, part 2 of the Appendix to the TSUS is modified by striking out headnote 9 to such subpart and item 924.20.
(3) In order to restore GSP treatment for the motorcycles subject to import relief, part 6B of schedule 6 of the TSUS is modified by inserting in the Rates of Duty Special column for TSUS item 692.52 the symbol ``A'' immediately before the symbol ``E'' in parentheses.
(4)(a) Paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Proclamation shall be effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on and after the third day following the date of publication of this Proclamation in the Federal Register.
Paragraph (3) of this Proclamation shall be effective with respect to articles
both (1) imported on or after
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 9th day of October, in the
year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, and of the
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