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[82 STAT. 1456]
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PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

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PROCLAMATION 3822-DEC. 16, 1967

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4. WHEREAS, pursuant to Sections 223 and 224 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1843 and 1844) and in accordance with Section 3(g) of Executive Order No. 11075 of January 15, 1963 (48 C F R 1.3(g)), the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations, appointed by the President pursuant to Section 241(a) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1871(a)), designated, on April 23, 1963, the Trade Information Committee to afford an opportunity, through public hearings and other means, for any interested person to present his views concerning any article on the lists identified in the third recital of this proclamation or any other matter relevant to the negotiation of trade agreements (48 CFR 202.3), and the Trade Information Committee, after holding public hearings, furnished the President with a summary of its hearings; 5. WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 222 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1842), the President received information and advice with respect to the trade agreement identified in the seventh recital of this proclamation, from the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, the Interior, Labor, State, and the Treasury, and from such other sources as he deemed appropriate, and, pursuant to Section 241(b) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1871(b)), the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations received information and advice with respect to that agreement from representatives of industry, agriculture, and labor, and from such agencies as he deemed appropriate; 6. WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 201(a) of the Trade Expan^[^^-^ ^^^t of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1821(a)), the President determined that certain existing duties or other import restrictions of the United States, of foreign countries which were contracting parties to the General Agreement, or of foreign countries which sought to accede to the General Agreement, were unduly burdening and restricting the foreign trade of the United States and that one or more of the purposes stated in Section 102 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 TT.S.C. 1801) would be promoted by entering into the trade agreement identified in the seventh recital of this proclamation; 7. WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 201(a)(1) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, on June 30, 1967, the President, through his duly empowered representative, entered into a trade agreement with other contracting parties to the General Agreement and with countries seeking to accede to the General Agreement, which trade agreement consists of the Geneva (1967) Protocol to the General Agreement, including a schedule of United States concessions annexed thereto (hereinafter referred to as "Schedule X X (Geneva—1967)"), together with the Final Act Authenticating the Results of the 1964-67 Trade Conference Held under the Auspices of the Contracting Parties to the General Agreement (a copy of which Protocol, including Schedule X X annexed thereto, and a copy of which Final Act being annexed to this proclamation as Annex I); 8. WHEREAS each modification of existing duty proclaimed in this proclamation which provides with respect to an article for a decrease in duty below t\\c limitation specified in Section 201(b)(1) or 253 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1821(b)(1) or 1883) is authorized by one or more of the following provisions: (a) Section 202 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1822), by virtue of the fact that the rate of duty existing on July 1, 1962, applicable to the article was not more than 5 percent ad valorem (or ad valorem equivalent);