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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1854

PUBLIC LAW 100-449—SEPT. 28, 1988

tions to c any out that action shall, to the maximum extent feasible, be issued within 1 year after such effective date. (e) CHANGES IN STATUTES To IMPLEMENT A REQUIREMENT, AMENDMENT, OR RECOMMENDATION.—The provisions of section 3(c) of the

Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 U.S.C. 2504(c)) shall apply as if the Agreement were an agreement approved under section 2(a) of that Act whenever the President determines that it is necessary or appropriate to amend, repeal, or enact a statute of the United States in order to implement any requirement of, amendment to, or recommendation, finding or opinion under, the Agreement; but such provisions shall not apply to any bill to implement any such requirement, amendment, recommendation, finding, or opinion that is submitted to the Congress after the close of the 30th month after the month in which the Agreement enters into force. SEC. 103. CONSULTATION AND LAY-OVER REQUIREMENTS FOR, AND EFFECTIVE DATE OF, PROCLAIMED ACTIONS. (a) CONSULTATION AND LAY-OVER REQUIREMENTS.—If a provision of


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this Act provides that the implementation of an action by the President by proclamation is subject to the consultation and lay-over requirements of this section, such action may be proclaimed only if— (1) the President has obtained advice regarding the proposed action from— (A) the appropriate advisory committees established under section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974, and (B) the United States International Trade Commission; (2) the President has submitted a report to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate that sets forth— (A) the action proposed to be proclaimed and the resisons therefor, and (B) the advice obtained under paragraph (1); (3) a period of at least 60 calendar days that begins on the first day on which the President has met the requirements of paragraphs (1) and (2) with respect to such action has expired; and (4) the President has consulted with such Committees regarding the proposed action during the period referred to in paragraph (3). (b) EFFECTIVE DATE OF CERTAIN PROCLAIMED ACTIONS.—No action proclaimed by the President under the authority of this Act, if such action is not subject to the consultation and lay-over requirements under subsection (a), may take effect before the 15th day after the date on which the text of the proclamation is published in the Federal Register. SEC. 104. HARMONIZED SYSTEM.

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(a) DEFINITION.—As used in this Act, the term "Harmonized System" means the nomenclature system established under the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (done at Brussels on June 14, 1983, and the protocol thereto, done at Brussels on June 24, 1986) as implemented under United States law. (b) INTERIM APPLICATION OF T S U S. — The following apply if the International Convention, and the protocol thereto, referred to in subsection (a) are not implemented under United States law before the Agreement enters into force: