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PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 107 STAT. 2103 (i) the column 1 general rate of duty imposed under the HTS on like articles at the time me import relief is provided, or (ii) the column 1 general rate of duty imposed under the HTS on like articles on the day before the date on which the Agreement enters into force; or (C) in the case of a duty applied on a seasonal basis to such article, an increase in the rate of duty imposed on the article to a level that does not exceed the column 1 general rate of duty imposed under the HTS on the article for the corresponding season immediately occurring before the date on which the Agreement enters into force. (d) PERIOD OF RELIEF.- — The import relief that the President is authorized to provide under this section may not exceed 3 years, except that, if a Canadian article or Mexican article which is the subject of the action— (1) is provided for in an item for which the transition period of tariff elimination set out in the United States Schedule to Annex 302.2 of the Agreement is greater than 10 years; and (2) the President determines that the affected industry has undertaken adjustment and requires an extension of the period of the import relief; the President, after obtaining the advice of the International Trade Commission, may extend the period of the import relief for not more than 1 year, if the duty applied during the initial period of the relief is substantially reduced at the beginning of the extension period. (e) RATE ON MEXICAI^ ARTICLES AFTER TERMINATION OF IMPORT RELIEF.—When import:relief under this part is terminated with respect to a Mexican article— (1) the rate of duty on that article after such termination and on or before December 31 of the year in which termination occurs shall be the rate that, accoraing to the United States Schedule to Annex 302.2 of the Agreement for the staged elimination of the tariff,, would have been in effect 1 year after the initiation of the import relief action under section 302; and (2) the tariff treatment for that article after December 31 of the year in which termination occurs shall be, at the discretion of the President, either— (A) the rate of duty conforming to the applicable rate set out in the United States Schedule to /^nex 302.2; or (B) the rate of duty resulting from the elimination of the tariff in equal annual stages ending on the date set out in the United States Schedule to Annex 302.2 for the elimination of the tariff. SEC. SOS. TERMINATION OF RELIEF AUTHORITY. 19 USC 3355. (a) GENERAL RULE. —Except as provided in subsection (b), no import relief may be pro\ided under this part— (1) in the case of a Canadian article, after December 31, 1998; or (2) in the case of a Mexican article, after the date that is 10 years after the date on which the Agreement enters into force;