Proclamation 5297—Modification of Tariffs on Certain Sugars, Sirups, and Molasses
By the President of the United States of America
1. Headnote 2 of Subpart A, Part 10, Schedule 1 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (10 U.S.C. 1202), hereinafter referred to as the "TSUS," provides, in relevant part, as follows:
"(i) . . . if the President finds that a particular rate not lower than such January 1, 1968, rate, limited by a particular quota, may be established for any articles provided for in items 155.20 or 155.30, which will give due consideration to the interests in the United States sugar market of domestic producers and materially affected contracting parties to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, he shall proclaim such particular rate and such quota limitation, . . ."
"(ii) . . . any rate and quota limitation so established shall be modified if the President finds and proclaims that such modification is required or appropriate to give effect to the above considerations; . . .
2. I find that the modifications hereinafter proclaimed of the rates of duty applicable to items 155.20 and 155.30 of the TSUS give due consideration to the interests in the United States sugar market of domestic producers and materially affected contracting parties to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, by authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the United States, including section 201 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, and pursuant to General Headnote 4 and Headnote 2 of Subpart A, Part 10, Schedule 1 of the TSUS, do hereby proclaim until otherwise superseded:
A. The rates of duty in rate columns 1 and 2 for items 155.20 and 155.30 of Subpart A, Part 10, Schedule 1 of the TSUS are modified and the following rates are established:
Rates of duty
155.20 0.6625¢ per lb. less 0.009375¢ per lb. for 1.9875¢ per lb. less 0.028125¢ per lb. for each degree under 100 degrees (and frac- each degree under 100 degrees (and fractions of a degree in proportion) but not less tions of a degree in proportion) but not less than 0.428125¢ per lb. than 1.284375¢ per lb.
155.30 Dutiable on total sugar at the rate per lb. Dutiable on total sugars at the rate per lb. applicable under item 155.20 to sugar test- applicable under Item 155.20 to sugar test-
ing 100 degrees. ing 100 degrees.
B. The provisions of this Proclamation shall apply to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on and after the date of this Proclamation.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 31st day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and ninth.
Ronald Reagan, Proclamation 5297—Modification of Tariffs on Certain Sugars, Sirups, and Molasses Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/258568