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Memorandum on the Uruguay Round Agreements

December 23, 1994

Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative

Subject: Acceptance of the WTO Agreement

Being advised that Canada, the European Community, Mexico, Japan, and other major trading countries have committed to acceptance of the Uruguay Round Agreements, I have determined that a sufficient number of foreign countries are accepting the obligations of those Agreements, in accordance with article XIV of the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO Agreement), to ensure the effective operation of, and adequate benefits for the United States under, those Agreements.

Pursuant to section 101(b) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (Public Law 103–465; 108 Stat. 4809) and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby direct the United States Trade Representative, or his designee, to accept the Uruguay Round Agreements, as described in section 101(d) of that Act, on behalf of the United States in accordance with article XIV of the WTO Agreement.

You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in theFederal Register .

William J. Clinton

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:42 a.m., December 27, 1994]

William J. Clinton, Memorandum on the Uruguay Round Agreements Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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