[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 76795-76798]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31350]



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Vol. 77

Friday,

No. 249

December 28, 2012

Part VI





The President





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Proclamation 8920--To Extend Nondiscriminatory Treatment (Normal Trade 
Relations Treatment) to the Products of the Russian Federation and the 
Republic of Moldova



Proclamation 8921--To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and 
Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 77 , No. 249 / Friday, December 28, 2012 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8920 of December 20, 2012

                
To Extend Nondiscriminatory Treatment (Normal 
                Trade Relations Treatment) to the Products of the 
                Russian Federation and the Republic of Moldova

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                1. The Russian Federation has been found to be in full 
                compliance with the freedom of emigration requirements 
                under title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 (the ``1974 
                Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2431 et seq.) since 1994. The Russian 
                Federation acceded to the World Trade Organization 
                (WTO) on August 22, 2012. The extension of permanent 
                normal trade relations treatment to the products of the 
                Russian Federation will permit the United States to 
                avail itself of all rights under the Marrakesh 
                Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization 
                (the ``WTO Agreement'') with respect to the Russian 
                Federation.

                2. Pursuant to section 102(a) of Public Law 112-208, I 
                hereby determine that chapter 1 of title IV of the 1974 
                Act (19 U.S.C. 2431-2439) should no longer apply to the 
                Russian Federation.

                3. The Republic of Moldova has been found in full 
                compliance with the freedom of emigration requirements 
                under title IV of the 1974 Act since 1997. The Republic 
                of Moldova acceded to the WTO on July 26, 2001. The 
                extension of permanent normal trade relations treatment 
                to the products of the Republic of Moldova will permit 
                the United States to avail itself of all rights under 
                the WTO Agreement with respect to the Republic of 
                Moldova.

                4. Pursuant to section 302(a) of Public Law 112-208, I 
                hereby determine that chapter 1 of title IV of the 1974 
                Act (19 U.S.C. 2431-2439) should no longer apply to the 
                Republic of Moldova.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States of America, including but not limited to 
                sections 102(a) and 302(a) of Public Law 112-208, do 
                proclaim that:

(1) Nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) shall be 
extended to the products of the Russian Federation, which shall no longer 
be subject to chapter 1 of title IV of the 1974 Act.

(2) Nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) shall be 
extended to the products of the Republic of Moldova, which shall no longer 
be subject to chapter 1 of title IV of the 1974 Act.

(3) The extension of nondiscriminatory treatment to the products of the 
Russian Federation and the Republic of Moldova shall be effective as of the 
date of this proclamation.

(4) All provisions of previous proclamations and Executive Orders that are 
inconsistent with the actions taken in this proclamation are superseded to 
the extent of such inconsistency.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

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