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104 STAT. 5334 PROCLAMATION 6163—JULY 31, 1990 Annex V Effective with respect to products of Israel which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the dates set forth in the following tabulation: For each of the following HTS subheadings created by Annex I of this proclamation, the rate of duty in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn that is followed by the symbol "IL" in parentheses is deleted and the corresponding rate of duty inserted in lieu thereof on the date specified below. HTS Subheading January 1, 1992 January 1, 1995 6406.10.72 1.1% Free 6406.10.77 1.1% Free 6406.10.85 0.9% Free 6406.10.90 0.9% Free Proclamation 6163 of July 31, 1990 Helsinki Human Rights Day, 1990 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Fifteen years ago, the United States, Canada, and 33 European states joined in adopting the Helsinki Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE). The signing of the Helsinki Final Act established a framework for eliminating the barriers between East and West and advancing the goals of freedom, openness, and security in Europe. The Helsinki accords recognized that upholding individual dignity and human rights is not only the duty of any legitimate government but also the key to economic prosperity and lasting peace among nations. The very word "Helsinki" served as an inspiration to countless dissidents throughout Eastern Europe, who formed monitoring groups to press their governments to live up to the commitments made at Helsinki. The stirring advance of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe testify to the CSCE's effectiveness in advancing our goal of universal compliance with the human rights and humanitarian provisions of the Helsinki accords. The destruction of the Berlin Wall has dramatically illustrated the progress that has been made in promoting respect for human rights, building mutual confidence, reducing the risk of conflict, and enhancing the growth of democracy and openness. As the physical and ideological barriers that have divided postwar Europe are dismantled, the vision of a Europe whole and free is now within our sight. However, continued violations of human rights in some countries provide a solemn reminder that we still have much work to do. Persecution of ethnic minorities, religious oppression, and restrictions on freedom of information and travel violate both the letter and spirit of the accords and hinder the CSCE process. We in the West