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Jimmy Carter: Executive Order 12124—Generalized System of Preferences
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Jimmy Carter
Executive Order 12124—Generalized System of Preferences
February 28, 1979
Public Papers of the Presidents
Jimmy Carter<br>1979: Book I
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1979: Book I
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AMENDING THE GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America, including Title V and Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 2066, 19 U.S.C. 2461 et seq.; 88 Stat. 2073, 19 U.S.C. 2483), and as President of the United States of America, in order to modify, as provided by Section 504(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 2070, 19 U.S.C. 2464(c)), the limitations on preferential treatment for eligible articles from countries designated as beneficiary developing countries, and to adjust the original designation of eligible articles taking into account information and advice received in fulfillment of Sections 503(a) and 131-134 of the Trade Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 2069, 19 U.S.C. 2463(a); 88 Stat. 1994, 19 U.S.C. 2151-2154), it is hereby ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. In order to subdivide existing items for purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the Tariff Schedules of the United States (TSUS) (19 U.S.C. 1202) are modified as provided in Annex I, attached hereto and made a part hereof.

SEC. 2. Annex II of Executive Order No. 11888 of November 24, 1975, as amended, listing articles that are eligible for benefits of the GSP when imported from any designated beneficiary developing country, is further amended as provided in Annex II, attached hereto and made a part hereof.

SEC. 3. Annex III of Executive Order No. 11888, as amended, listing articles that are eligible for benefits of the GSP when imported from all designated beneficiary countries except those specified in General Headnote 3(c)(iii) of the TSUS, is amended by substituting therefor the new Annex III, attached hereto and made a part hereof.

SEC. 4. General Headnote 3(c)(iii) of the TSUS, listing articles that are eligible for benefits of the GSP except when imported from the beneficiary countries listed opposite those articles, is amended by substituting therefor the new Annex IV, attached hereto and made a part hereof.

SEC. 5. General Headnote 3(c)(i) of the TSUS is modified-

(i) by adding, in alphabetical order, to the list of independent designated beneficiary developing countries for the purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences "Comoros", "Djibouti", and "Seychelles"; and by deleting from the list of non-independent designated beneficiary developing countries and territories "Comoro Islands", "French Territory of the Afars and Issas", and "Seycheiles."

(ii) by deleting from the list of independent designated beneficiary developing countries "Central-African Republic", "Congo (Brazzaville)", "Maldive Islands", and "Republic of China", and by substituting therefor, in alphabetical order, "Central African Empire", "Congo", "Maldives", and "Taiwan", respectively.

(iii) by deleting from the list of nonindependent designated beneficiary developing countries "Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and Dependencies", "Pitcairn Island", and "Spanish Sahara", and by substituting therefor, in alphabetical order, "Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)", "Pitcairn Islands", and "Western Sahara", respectively.
(iv) by deleting from the list of nonindependent designated beneficiary developing countries "Portuguese Timor."

SEC. 6. The amendments made by this Order shall be effective with respect to articles that are both: ( 1 ) imported on or after January 1, 1976, and (2) entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 1, 1979.

SEC. 7. Effective March 1, 1980, Annex II to Executive Order 11888, as amended, is further amended by deleting item 652.97, TSUS.

JIMMY CARTER
The White House,
February 98, 1979.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 4:30 p.m., February 28, 1979]


Note: The annexes are printed in the FEDERAL REGISTER of March 2, 1979.
Citation: Jimmy Carter: "Executive Order 12124—Generalized System of Preferences," February 28, 1979. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=31979.
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