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106 STAT. 5352 PROCLAMATION 6455--nJULY 2, 1992 nity associations that support libraries and literacy programs, and, of course, millions of parents who read together with their children and who take an active interest in their homework and in their progress in school. As part of our America 2000 campaign, the Federal Government has been working to achieve our National Education Goal of full literacy for all Americans. In 1990, I established a Task Force on Literacy to coordinate Federal literacy policies and programs and to spur efforts to improve literacy in the United States. Last year I was pleased to sign the National Literacy Act of 1991, which provides for greater coordination of literacy programs, an historic step toward a more literate America. The Congress, by House Joint Resolution 499, has designated July 2, 1992, as "National Literacy Day" and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this day. NOW. THEREFORE. I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim July 2, 1992, as National Literacy Day. I call on all Americans to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities in recognition of the importance of literacy to individuals and to our Nation. I urge parents, especially, to recognize the importance of reading with their children and to encourage them, through word and example, to discover the rewards of lifelong learning. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of July, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and sixteenth. GEORGE BUSH Proclamation 6455 of July 2, 1992 To Implement the Andean Trade Preference Act and To Designate Colombia as a Beneficiary Country and for Other Purposes By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation 1. Sections 202 and 204 of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) (19 U.S.C. 3201 and 3203) confer authority upon the President to proclaim duty-free treatment for all eligible articles, and duty reductions for certain other articles, that are the product of any country designated as a "beneHciary country" in accordance with the provisions of section 203 of the ATPA (19 U.S.C. 3202). 2. Pursuant to section 203(b)(2) of the ATPA (19 U.S.C. 3202(b)(2)), I have notiHed the House of Representatives and the Senate of my intention to designate Colombia as a beneficiary country for purposes of the ATPA. together with the considerations entering into such decision. 3. In order to implement the tariff treatment provided under the ATPA, it is necessary to modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). thus incorporating the substance of relevant provisions of