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Proclamation 3564 - Proclamation Increasing Rates of Duty on Specified Articles
December 4, 1963
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas the European Economic Community maintains unreasonable import restrictions upon imports of poultry from the United States;

Whereas such unreasonable import restrictions directly and substantially burden United States commerce;

Whereas products of the European Economic Community receive benefits of trade agreement concessions made by the United States;

Whereas it is consistent with the purposes expressed in Section 102 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1801) for the United States to suspend the application of the benefits of certain of those trade agreement concessions;

Whereas, having due regard for the international obligations of the United States, particularly paragraph 3 of Article XXXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade* requiring any suspension of trade agreement concessions to be made on a most-favored nation basis, I am taking steps to suspend, on a most-favored-nation basis, certain trade agreement concessions in the United States schedules to that Agreement; and

Whereas rates of duty suspended by this proclamation will not be required or appropriate to carry out any trade agreement on and after January 7, 1964:

Now, Therefore, I, Lyndon B. Johnson, President of the United States of America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America, including Section 252(c) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1882(c and Section 350(a) (6 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1351(a) (6)), and in order to suspend the application of the benefits of certain trade agreement concessions, do hereby proclaim (until such time as the President of the United States of America otherwise proclaims)

(1) the termination of that part of any prior proclamation which proclaims rates of duty inconsistent with those provided for in the amendment made by paragraph (2) of this proclamation; and

(2) the amendment of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (28 F.R. 8599, as corrected, 28 F.R. 9131) by inserting under the heading "Subpart B" of Part 2 of the Appendix thereto the following:
Item Article Rates of Duty
    1 2
945.13 Potato starch (provided for in item 132.50) 2.5¢ per lb No change
945.16 Brandy, valued over $9.00 per gallon (provided for in items 168.20 and 168.22) $5 per gal No change
945.49 Dextrine and soluble or chemically treated starches (provided for in item 493.30) 3¢ per lb No change
945.69 Automobile trucks valued at $1,000 or more (provided for in item 692.05) 25% ad val No change

The rates provided for in the amendment made by paragraph (2) of this proclamation shall be effective as to all articles entered, or with drawn from warehouse, for consumption on and after January 7, 1964.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this fourth day of December in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-eighth.


LYNDON B. JOHNSON

By the President:

Dean Rusk,
Secretary of State.

Citation: Lyndon B. Johnson: "Proclamation 3564 - Proclamation Increasing Rates of Duty on Specified Articles", December 4, 1963. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=75178.
 
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