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104 STAT. 5350 PROCLAMATION 6175—SEPT. 6, 1990 (2) Effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, into the customs territory of the United States on or after the date provided in paragraph (1) of this proclamation, general note 3(b) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, enumerating those countries whose products are subject to duty at the rates set forth in rate of duty column 2 of the tariff schedule, is modified by striking out "Czechoslovakia". IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fifteenth. GEORGE BUSH Editorial note: For the memorandum and the letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate on trade with Czechoslovakia, see the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (vol. 26, pp. 1332 and 1334). AGREEMENT ON TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Czechoslovak Federative Republic (hereinafter referred to collectively as "Parties" and individually as "Party"), Desiring to develop further the enduring friendship between their nations. Noting the steady improvement in relations between the two countries. Desiring to adopt mutually advantageous and equitable rules governing their trade and to ensure a predictable commercial environment. Affirming that the evolution of market-based economic institutions and the strengthening of the private sector will aid the development of mutually beneficial trade relations. Acknowledging that the development of trade relations and direct contact between enterprises of the Parties, including private enterprises, will promote openness and mutual understanding. Recognizing that development of bilateral trade may contribute to better mutual understanding and cooperation, and can contribute to the well-being of workers and promote respect for internationaly recognized worker rights. Resolving to incorporate in their trade relations the principles and rules of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (hereinafter referred to as "GATT"), to which both the United States of America and Czechoslovakia are founding contracting parties. Being convinced that an agreement on trade relations between the two Parties can create a framework which will foster the development and expansion of commercial ties between their respective nationals and companies, and best serve the mutual interests of the Parties, Have agreed as follows: