[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]

 
PROCLAMATION 8536--JUNE 12, 2010

Proclamation 8536 of June 12, 2010
To Implement Certain Provisions of the Dominican Republic-Central
America-United States Free Trade Agreement With Respect to Costa Rica,
and for Other Purposes
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

1. On August 5, 2004, the United States entered into the Dominican
Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (the
``Agreement'') with Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The Agreement was approved by the
Congress in section 101(a) of the Dominican Republic-Central America-
United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``CAFTA-DR
Act'') (Public Law 109-53, 119 Stat. 462) (19 U.S.C. 4011(a)).
2. Section 201(a) of the CAFTA-DR Act (19 U.S.C. 4031(a)) authorizes the
President to proclaim such modifications or continuation of any duty,
such continuation of duty-free or excise treatment, or such additional
duties, as the President determines to be necessary or appropriate to
carry out or apply Article 3.3 and Annex 3.3 (which includes the
schedule of United States duty reductions with respect to originating
goods) of the Agreement.
3. Presidential Proclamation 8331 of December 23, 2008, modified the
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to provide for the
preferential tariff treatment being accorded under the Agreement for
certain goods of Costa Rica, including tariff-rate quotas for certain
goods.

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4. Presidential Proclamation 8405 of August 31, 2009, modified certain
rules of origin of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Three technical errors were made in the modifications of general note 12
to the HTS as provided in Annex I of Publication 4095 of the United
States International Trade Commission entitled ``Modifications to the
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to Adjust Rules of
Origin Under the North American Free Trade Agreement,'' which was
incorporated by reference into Proclamation 8405.
5. I have determined that technical corrections to general note 12 to
the HTS are necessary to provide the tariff and certain other treatment
accorded under the NAFTA to originating goods.
6. Presidential Proclamation 8214 of December 27, 2007, modified the
rules of origin set out in Annexes 3A and 3B of the United States-
Singapore Free Trade Agreement (USSFTA). Two technical errors were made
in Annex II to that proclamation modifying general note 25 to the HTS.
7. I have determined that technical corrections to general note 25 to
the HTS are necessary to provide the tariff and certain other treatment
accorded under the USSFTA to originating goods.
8. Proclamation 8214 also modified the rules of origin set out in Annex
4.1 to the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (USCFTA). Two
technical errors were made in Annex I to that proclamation modifying
general note 26 to the HTS.
9. I have determined that technical corrections to general note 26 are
necessary to provide the tariff and certain other treatment accorded
under the USCFTA to originating goods.
10. Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974 (the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C.
2483), as amended, authorizes the President to embody in the HTS the
substance of relevant provisions of that Act, and of other Acts
affecting import treatment, and of actions taken thereunder.
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
section 201(a) of the CAFTA-DR Act and section 604 of the 1974 Act, do
proclaim that:
(1) In order to provide for the preferential tariff treatment being
accorded under the Agreement for certain sugar and sugar-containing
goods of Costa Rica and to provide a tariff-rate quota for such goods of
Costa Rica, the HTS is modified as set forth in Annex I to this
proclamation.
(2) The amendments to the HTS set forth in Annex I of this proclamation
shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from
warehouse for consumption, on or after June 15, 2010.
(3) In order to make technical corrections to general note 12 to the
HTS, the HTS is modified as provided in section A of Annex II to this
proclamation. The modifications to the HTS set forth in section A of
Annex II shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn
from warehouse for consumption, on or after October 3, 2009.
(4) In order to make technical corrections to general note 25 to the
HTS, the HTS is modified as provided in section B of Annex II to this
proclamation.

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(5) In order to make technical corrections to general note 26 to the
HTS, the HTS is modified as provided in section C of Annex II to this
proclamation.
(6) The modifications to the HTS set forth in sections B and C of Annex
II to this proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after
February 8, 2009.
(7) Any 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.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of
June, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
BARACK OBAMA

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