PROCLAMATION 3697-JAN. 7, 1966
Proclamation 3697 REDUCTION OF INCREASED DUTIES ON IMPORTS OF STAINLESS-STEEL FLATWARE January 7, 1966
By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation
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77A Stat. 299 19 USC 1202.
76 Stat. 900.
I WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 350 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the President, on April 21, 1951, entered into, and by Proclamation J^Q. 2929 of Juuc 2, 1951 (65 Stat. cl2), proclaimed the Torquay Protocol to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, including supplementary concessions with respect to certain types of stainless-steel knives and forks provided for in item 355 in Part I of Schedule X X to the Torquay Protocol (3 U.S.T. (pt. 1) 1160); and, on May 23, 1956, entered into, and by Proclamation No. 3140 of June 13, 1956 (70 Stat. c33), proclaimed the Sixth Protocol of Supplementary Concessions to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, including a supplementary concession with respect to certain types of stainless-steel spoons provided for in item 339 in Part I of Schedule X X to the Sixth Protocol of Supplementary Concessions (7 U.S.T. (pt. 2) 1362); 2. WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 7 of the Trade Agreements Extension Act of 1951, and in accordance with the provisions of Article X IX of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (61 Stat. (pt. 5) A58; 8 U.S.T. (pt. 2) 1786), the President by Proclamation 3323 of October 20, 1959 (74 Stat. cl5), modified, effective on and after November 1, 1959, and until the President otherwise proclaimed, the supplementary concessions with respect to the types of stainlesssteel knives, forks, and spoons identified in the first recital of this proclamation by proclaiming increased rates of duty limited to entries after the entry of an aggregate quantity of 69 million single units of such articles in any 12-month period beginning November 1, resulting in an annual tariff quota at the concession rates of duty; 3. WHEREAS, after compliance with the requirements of Section 102 of the Tariff Classification Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 73), the President by Proclamation No. 3548 of August 21, 1963 (77 Stat. 1017), proclaimed, effective on and after August 31, 1963, the Tariff Schedules of the United States, which reflected, with modifications, and, in effect, superseded (1) the provisions of Proclamations Nos. 2929 and 3140 insofar as those proclamations proclaimed the supplementary concessions with respect to the types of stainless-steel knives, forks, and spoons identified in the first recital of this proclamation (see Subpart E of Part 3 of Schedule 6 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States, including items 650.09, 650.11, 650.39, 650.41, and 650.55), and (2) the provisions of Proclamation No. 3323 (see the Appendix to the Tariff Schedules of the United States, including items 927.50 through 927.54); 4. WHEREAS, following my request under Section 351(d)(2) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1981(d)(2)), the United States Tariff Commission conducted an investigation, including a hearing, pursuant to Section 351(d)(5) of that Act (19 U.S.C. 1981 (d)(5)), and on April 14, 1965, submitted to me a report (30 F. E. 5655) advising me of its judgment as to the probable economic effect on the domestic industry concerned of the reduction or termination of the increased rates of duty described in the second recital of this proclamation and provided for in Proclamation No. 3323 (now reflected,