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[82 STAT. 1360]
[82 STAT. 1360]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

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post, p. 1576. vauTeLhi^^^ weight. post, p. 1469.

^J°°^' '^'^ °^ 77A Stat. 146, 147.

Effective date.

76 Stat. 881 900

19 USC 1886, ^^8172 Stat.^675. ' 19 USC 1351.

PUBLIC LAW 90-638-OCT. 24, 1968

[82 STAT.

purposes of the preceding sentence, in the case of an entry or withdrawal of any article made before January 1, 1968, the rate of duty in rate column numbered 1 of item 662.18 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (as added by subsection (a)) shall be treated as being 3 percent ad valorem. (c) Effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 1969, January 1, 1970, January 1, 1971, and January 1, 1972, item 662.18 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (as added by subsection (a)) is amended by striking out the matter in rate column numbered 1 and inserting in lieu thereof, respectively, " 2 % ad val.", " 2 % ad val.", "1.5% ad val.", and "1.5% ad val.". (d) The rates of duty in rate column numbered 1 of the Tariff' Schedules of the United States (as amended by the subsections (a) and (c)) shall be treated as not having the status of statutory provisions enacted by the Congress, but as having been proclaimed by the Pi-esident as being required or appropriate to carry out foreign trade agreements to which the United States is a party. The rate of duty in rate column numbered 1 of item 662.20 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (as amended by subsection (a)) shall not supersede the staged rates of duty provided for such item in Annex III to Proclamation 3822, dated December 16, 1967 (32 Fed. Reg., No. 244, part II). SEC. 2. (a) The headnotes for schedule 3 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (19 U.S.C. 1202) are amended by adding after headiiote 6 the following new headnote: "7. With respect to fabrics provided for in part 3 (other than fabrics valued over $2 per pound provided for in item 337.50) and in part 4 of this schedule, provisions for fabrics in chief value of wool shall also apply to fabrics in chief weight of wool (whether or not in chief value o i wool). For the purposes of the preceding sentence, a fabric is in chief weight of wool if the weight of the wool component is greater than the weight of each other textile component (i.e., cotton, vegetable fibers except cotton, silk, manmade fibers, or other textile materials) of the fabric." (b) Items 355.70, 356.30, and 359.30 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States are each amended— (1) by striking out " 3 2 % ad val." and inserting in lieu thereof "37.5^ per lb. + 3 2 % ad val."; and (2) by striking out "50% ad val." and inserting in lieu thereof "500 per lb. + 50% ad val.". (c) The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) shall apply with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after the 60th day after the date of the enactment of this Act. (d)(1) For purposes of applying sections 256(4), 256(5), and 351 (b) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and section 350(c)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930— (A) the rates of duty in rate column numbered 1 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (as changed by subsection (b)) shall be treated as the rates of duty existing on July 1, 1962; and (B) the rates of duty in rate column numbered 2 of such Schedules (as changed by subsection (b)) shall be treated as the rates of duty existing on July 1, 1934. (2) The rates of duty in rate column numbered 1 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (as amended by subsection (b)) shall be treated as not having the status of statutory provisions enacted by the Congress, but as having been proclaimed by the President as being required or appropriate to carry out foreign trade agreements to which the United States is a party.