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Nov. 14, 1944 PROCLAMATIONS-- Dec. 12 , 1944 June 30 1945, ter- minaton date. December 12, 1944 [No. 2632] than June 30, 1945, as may be specified by the President in such proclamation as the termination date

except that in no event shall the termination date extend beyond the date proclaimed by the President as the date of termination of hostilities in the present war, or the date specified in a con- current resolution of the two Houses of Congress as the date of such termination, whichever is the earlier."; AND WHEREAS hostilities in the present war have not terminated, and the continued necessity of devoting a very large proportion of the production of the nation to the successful prosecution of the present war has prevented the restoration of competitive conditions: NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, Presi- dent of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the au- thority vested in me by the statutory provisions above set out, (1) do hereby find and declare that competitive conditions have not been restored; and (2) do hereby specify June 30, 1945, as the termination date within the meaning of subsection (h) of the Renegotiation Act. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. DONE at the City of Washington this 1 4 th day of November in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty four, and [SEAL] of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-ninth. FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT By the President: E. R. STETTINIUS, Jr. Acting Secretary of State ECUADOR-SUSPENSION OF TONNAGE DUTIES BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS section 4228 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended by the act of July 24, 1897, ch. 13, 30 Stat. 214 (U. S . C ., title 46, sec. 141), provides, in part, as follows: "Upon satisfactory proof being given to the President, by the government of any foreign nation, that no discriminating duties of tonnage or imposts are imposed or levied in the ports of such nation upon vessels wholly belonging to citizens of the United States, or upon the produce, manufactures, or merchandise im- ported in the same from the United States or from any foreign country, the President may issue his proclamation, declaring that the foreign discriminating duties of tonnage and impost within the United States are suspended and discontinued, so far as respects the vessels of such foreign nation, and the produce, manufactures, or merchandise imported into the United States from such foreign nation, or from any other foreign country; the suspension to take effect from the time of such notification being given to the President, and to continue so long as the reciprocal exemption of vessels, belonging to citizens of the United States; and their cargoes, shall be continued, and no longer .. ."; AND WHEREAS satisfactory proof was received by me from the Government of Ecuador on November 1, 1944, that no discriminating 1162 [58 STAT.