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period within which said authority may be exercised having been so extended, on October 30, 1947 the President entered into an exclusive trade agreement with the Government of the Republic of Cuba (T. D. 51819 (Customs) ), which exclusive trade agreement includes certain portions of other documents made a part thereof and provides for the customs treatment in respect of ordinary customs duties of products of the Republic of Cuba imported into the United States of America;

WHEREAS (4) on December 17, 1947 the Protocol of Provisional Application of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade was signed by the Government of the Republic of Cuba, and by an exchange of notes signed December 19 and 22, 1947 the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Cuba agreed to make provisionally effective on January 1, 1948 tariff concessions and on that date generally to apply the provisions of said exclusive trade agreement;

WHEREAS (5) on January 1, 1948 by Proclamation 27641 the President proclaimed such modifications of existing duties and other import restrictions of the United States of America in respect of products of the Republic of Cuba and such continuance of existing customs and excise treatment of products of the Republic of Cuba imported into the United States of America as were then found to be required or appropriate to carry out said exclusive trade agreement on and after January 1, 1948 (13 F. R. 21);

1 Supra.

Tariff Act of 1930, paragraph

202 (a).

211.

WHEREAS (6) paragraph 3 of article I of said general agreement provides in part as follows:

3 The margin of preference on any product in respect of which a preference is permitted under paragraph 2 of this Article but is not specifically set forth as a maxiinum margin of preference in the appropriate Schedule annexed to this Agreement shall not exceed

(a) in respect of duties or charges on any product described in such Schedule, the difference between the most-favoured-nation and preferential rates provided for therein; if no preferential rate is provided for, the preferential rate shall for the purposes of this paragraph be taken to be that in force on April 10, 1947, and, if no most-favoured-nation rate is provided for, the margin shall not exceed the difference between the mostfavoured-nation and preferential rates existing on April 10, 1947;

(b) in respect of duties or charges on any product not described in the appropriate Schedule, the difference between the mostfavoured-nation and preferential rates existing on April 10, 1947. (T. D. 51802 (Customs));

WHEREAS (7) I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, determine that the rates of duty and import tax specified in the column at the right of the respective descriptions of products in the following list are maximum rates which may be applied on and after January 1, 1948 to such products in conformity with said paragraph 3 of article I, and that said maximum-rate limitations are required or appropriate to carry out said trade agreement specified in the 1st recital of this proclamation:

Description of products

Tiles (except floor and wall tiles), however provided for in paragraph 202 (a), Tariff Act of 1930:

Valued at not more than 40 cents per square foot..

Valued at more than 40 cents per square foot. Earthenware and crockery ware, including white granite and semiporcelain earthenware, and cream-colored ware, terra cotta, and stoneware; any of the foregoing which are tableware, kitchenware, or table or kitchen utensils, painted, colored, tinted stained, enameled, gilded, printed, ornamented, or decorated in

any manner:

Plates, not over 654 inches in diameter and valued at 60 cents or more but less than 75 cents per dozen, or over 65g but not over 81% inches in diameter and valued at 70 cents or more but less than 90 cents per dozen, or over 81% but not over 9% inches in diameter and valued at $1.05 or more but less than $1.30 per dozen, or over 91% inches in diameter and valued at $1.25 or more but less than $1.55 per dozen; cups valued at 80 cents or more but less than $1 per dozen; and saucers valued at 50 cents or more but less than 55 cents per dozen: all the foregoing which are composed of a nonvitrified absorbent body not wholly of clay.

Plates of the diameters specified above, cups, and saucers; each of the foregoing which is valued at not less than the minimum value specified above for the like article and is composed of a nonvitrified absorbent body wholly of clay and artificially colored.

Rate of duty

7¢ per sq. ft., but not less than 35% nor more than 49% ad val. 42% ad val.

14é per doz. pieces and 42% ad val.

146 per doz. pieces and 42% ad val.

Tariff Act of 1930, paragraph

226.

368 (c) (6)....

501..

601..

603.
605
718 (a)

743.

746.

747

751.

752. 752.

765

774.

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35% ad val.

Ground and polished plano or coquille glasses (except spectacle and
eyeglass lenses), wholly or partly manufactured, with the edges
unground, valued at $10 or more per dozen pairs.
Parts provided for in paragraph 368 (c) (6), Tariff Act of 1930, if for 45% ad val.
any of the following articles which are valued at more than $10
each: Ships' logs, standard marine chronometers having spring-
detent escapements, and depth-sounding mechanisms, devices,
and instruments.
Sugars, tank bottoms, sirups of cane juice, melada, concentrated
melada, concrete and concentrated molasses, testing by the
polariscope not above seventy-five sugar degrees, and all mix-
tures containing sugar and water, testing by the polariscope
above fifty sugar degrees and not above seventy-five sugar de-
grees.
And for each additional sugar degree shown by the polariscopic test.

Filler tobacco (except cigarette leaf tobacco) not specially provided
for:

If unstemmed.
If stemmed

NOTE: The rates of duty specified in this Item and in item 603 of
this list shall apply to the products described in such items only
when entered in any calendar year after there has been entered
in such year a total quantity (unstemmed equivalent) of
22,000,000 pounds of filler tobacco, not specially provided for,
unstemmed or stemmed (other than cigarette leaf tobacco),
and scrap tobacco, the product of the Republic of Cuba. For the
purposes of this note, the quantity of unstemmed filler tobacco
shall be the actual net weight, and the quantity (unstemmed
equivalent) of stemmed filler and scrap tobacco shall be 133 per
centum of the actual net weight, as determined, respectively, for
the assessment of duties or taxes in the United States of America.
Scrap tobacco..

Cigars, and cheroots of all kinds.

Fish, prepared or preserved in any manner, when packed in oil
or in oil and other substanees:
Bonito and yellowtail:

Valued at not over 9 cents per pound, including the weight
of the immediate container.

Valued at over 9 cents per pound, including the weight of
the immediate container.

Grapefruit:

When entered during the period from August 1 to September
30, inclusive, in any year.

When entered during the month of October in any year.
Mangoes

Pineapples, not in crates and not in bulk..
Jellies, jams, marmalades, and fruit butter:

Guava (except jelly and marmalade); pineapple; mango; pa-
paya; mamey colorado (calocarpum mammosum); sweetsop
(annona squamosa); soursop (annona muricata); sapodilla
(sapota achras); cashew apple (anacardium occidentale); and
currant and other berry (except jellies).

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Other (except quince, and except orange marmalade, guava
jelly and marmalade, and currant and other berry jellies).
Guavas, prepared or preserved, and not specially provided for.
Mango pastes and pulps, and guava pastes and pulps.
Lima beans, green or unripe, when entered during the month of 20¢ per lb.
November in any year.

Vegetables in their natural state:

Cucumbers, when entered during the period from December 1,
in any year, to the last day of the following February, in-
clusive.

25¢ per lb.

Squash.

10¢ per lb.
4%e per lb.

775.

802

806 (a)

1406.

Pimientos, packed in brine or in oil, or prepared or preserved in
any manner.

Ethyl alcohol for beverage purposes.

Naranjilla (solanum quitcense lam) sirup, not specially provided
for, containing less than one-half of 1 per centum of alcohol.
Labels, flaps, and cigar bands, composed wholly or in chief value
of paper lithographically printed in whole or in part from stone,
gelatin, metal, or other material, but not printed in whole or in
part in metal leaf and not specially provided for (except labels
and flaps not exceeding ten square inches cutting size in dimen-
sions, if embossed or die-cut):

Printed in less than eight colors (bronze printing to be counted
as two colors):

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Tariff Act of 1930, paragraph

1527 (c) (2).

1529 (a)

Description of products

Articles provided for in paragraph 1527 (c) (2), Tariff Act of 1930,
valued above $5 per dozen pieces, and parts thereof:

Parts valued at less than 20 cents per dozen..
Mesh bags; parts of mesh bags if the parts are valued at 20
cents or more per dozen; and parts of cigar and cigarette
lighters if the parts are valued at 20 cents or more, but not
above $5, per dozen; all the foregoing.

Rate of duty

1415 each and 35% ad val. 91% ad val.

Parts of articles provided for in paragraph 1527 (c) (2), Tariff Act 91% ad val.
of 1930, if the articles are valued above $5 per dozen pieces (ex-
cept parts of cigar and cigarette lighters and parts of mesh bags):
Parts valued at 20 cents or more, but not above $5, per dozen.
Articles (except wearing apparel) in part of handmade lace over 2
inches wide and in part of handmade lace not over 2 inches wide
and containing no machine-made material or article provided for
in paragraph 1529 (a), Tariff Act of 1930, however provided for in
said paragraph 1529 (a):

Valued at more than $50 and less than $150 per pound.
Valued at $150 or more per pound...

84% ad val.

63% ad val.

1544.

1558.

Rosaries, chaplets, and similar articles of religious devotion, if
made in whole or in part of gold, silver, platinum, gold plate,
silver plate, or precious or imitation precious stones.
Banana flour and plantain flour..

42% ad val.

14% ad val.

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1. The provisions of this list shall be construed and given the same effect, and the application of collateral provisions of the customs laws of the United States to the provisions of this list shall be determined, insofar as may be practicable, as if each provision of this list appeared respectively in the statutory provision noted in the column at the left of the respective description of articles.

2. Any additional or separate ordinary customs duty provided for in respect of any article described in this list, whether or not imposed under the statutory provision indicated in the column at the left of the description of the article and whether or not temporarily or conditionally inapplicable, shall continue in force until terminated in accordance with law, subject to any reduction, or consolidation with the primary duty, indicated in this list or hereafter provided for, and subject to any temporary or conditional exemption therefrom now or hereafter provided for by law.

3. Wherever in this list the word "entered" is used in any seasonal-rate provision, or in any provision in which the entry of a specified quantity affects the rate, it shall mean "entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption".;

WHEREAS (8) I determine that the application of such of the concessions provided for in part I of schedule XX of said general agreement which were withheld from application in accordance with

145¢ per lb.

article XXVII of said general agreement (T. D. 51802 (Customs)) by said proclamation of December 16, 1947 (12 F. R. 8865 and 8866) as are identified in the following list is required or appropriate to carry out said trade agreement specified in the 1st recital of this proclamation on and after January 1, 1948: Item (paragraph):

404 [first]-404 [second]. 506.

752 [second]. 1521. Section: 3424.

Rates of duty 5% ad val. 72% ad val. 20% ad val. 9% ad val. 25% ad val.

Rates of import tax $1.50 per 1000 ft., board measure

[first such rate] 75¢ per 1000 ft., board measure [first such rate];

WHEREAS (9) said proclamation of December 16, 1947, made effective, on and after January 1, 1948, the rate of duty of 7 cents per pound specified in the first item 709 in part I of schedule XX of said general agreement with respect to not more than 50,000,000 pounds of butter entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the period from November 1 in any year to the following March 31, inclusive (T. D. 51802 (Customs));

WHEREAS (10) said tariff quota provided for in said item 709 became effective on the first day of the third month of the specified five-month quota period, and I determine that it would be appropriate in order to carry out said trade agreement specified in the 1st recital of this proclamation to limit the quantity of butter dutiable at the rate of 7 cents per pound which may be entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the remainder of said

quota period from January 1 to March 31, 1948, inclusive, to a quantity of not more than 30,000,000 pounds;

WHEREAS (11) I determine that the addition of the following items to the list set forth in the 8th recital of said proclamation of January 1, 1948 (13 F. R. 23 and 24) is required or appropriate to carry out said exclusive trade agreement specified in the 3rd recital of this proclamation:

Tariff Act of 1930, paragraph

211.

226

368 (c) (6)

1527 (c) (2).

Description of products

Earthenware and crockery ware, including white granite and
semiporcelain earthenware, and cream-colored ware, terra cotta,
and stoneware; any of the foregoing which are tableware, kitchen-
ware, or table or kitchen utensils, painted, colored, tinted,
stained, enameled, gilded, printed, ornamented, or decorated in
any manner:

Plates, not over 65% inches in diameter and valued at 60 cents
or more but less than 75 cents per dozen, or over 65% but not
over 8 inches in diameter and valued at 70 cents or more
but less than 90 cents per dozen, or over 81% but not over
9% inches in diameter and valued at $1.05 or more but less
than $1.30 per dozen, or over 91% inches in diameter and
valued at $1.25 or more but less than $1.55 per dozen; cups
valued at 80 cents or more but less than $1 per dozen; and
saucers valued at 45 cents or more but less than 55 cents per
dozen: all the foregoing which are composed of a non-
vitrified absorbent body not wholly of clay.
Plates of the diameters specified above, cups, and saucers;
each of the foregoing which is valued at not less than the
minimum value specified above for the like article and is
composed of a nonvitrified absorbent body wholly of clay
and artificially colored.

Rate of duty

12¢ per doz. pieces and 36% ad val.

12e per doz. pieces and 36% ad val.

Ground and polished plano or coquille glasses (except spectacle and 30% ad val.
eyeglass lenses), wholly or partly manufactured, with the edges
unground, valued at $10 or more per dozen pairs.

Parts provided for in paragraph 368 (c) (6), Tariff Act of 1930, if for 39% ad val.
any of the following articles which are valued at more than $10
each: Ships' logs, standard marine chronometers having spring-
detent escapements, and depth-sounding mechanisms, devices,
and instruments.

Articles provided for in paragraph 1527 (c) (2), Tariff Act of 1930,
valued above $5 per dozen pieces, and parts thereof:
Parts valued at less than 20 cents per dozen.

Mesh bags; parts of mesh bags if the parts are valued at 20 cents
or more per dozen; and parts of cigar and cigarette lighters if
the parts are valued at 20 cents or more, but not above $5, per
dozen; all the foregoing.

4 each and 30% ad val. 78% ad val.

Parts of articles provided for in paragraph 1527 (c) (2), Tariff Act 78% ad val.
of 1930, if the articles are valued above $5 per dozen pieces (except
parts of cigar and cigarette lighters and parts of mesh bags): Parts
valued at 20 cents or more, but not above $5, per dozen.

WHEREAS (12) I determine that, in view of the determination set forth in the 8th recital of this proclamation, the deletion of the first item 506 and item 752 from the list set forth in the 9th recital of said proclamation of January 1, 1948 is required or appropriate to carry out said exclusive trade agreement specified in the 3rd recital of this proclamation;

WHEREAS (13) the figure and word "4/5 of" appearing between the words "than" and "the" in the rate of duty specified in the second item 506 in the 9th recital of said proclamation of January 1, 1948 (13 F. R. 24) were inadvertently

included therein, and I determine that the deletion of said figure and word “4/5 of" from the rate of duty specified in said second item 506 is required or appropriate to carry out said exclusive trade agreement specified in the 3rd recital of this proclamation on and after January 1, 1948;

WHEREAS (14) item 1527 (a) (2) in said 9th recital of the proclamation of January 1, 1948 (13 F. R. 25) was inadvertently misstated in some respects, and I determine that it is required or appropriate to carry out said exclusive trade agreement specified in the 3rd recital of

this proclamation that the number of said item 1527 (a) (2) in the 9th recital be changed to "1527 (c) (2)", that there be inserted in the description of products in said item after the word "except" the words and figure "parts of articles valued above $5 per dozen pieces and other", that a final parenthesis be placed after the last word in said description of products, and that the rate in said item be changed to "88% ad val.";

AND WHEREAS (15) I determine that it is required or appropriate to carry out said trade agreement specified in the 1st recital of this proclamation and said exclusive trade agreement specified in the 3rd recital hereof that no modifications of existing duties and other import restrictions, and no continuance of existing customs or excise treatment, proclaimed to carry out said trade agreement specified in the 1st recital shall be construed as providing for the preferential customs treatment, in respect of rates of ordinary customs duty, of products of the Republic of Cuba, which customs treatment of products of the Republic of Cuba is provided for in said proclamation of January 1, 1948, as amended;

PART I

NOW, THEREFORE, be it known that I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, acting under the authority of said section 350 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, to the end that said trade agreement specified in the 1st recital of this proclamation may be carried out, do hereby proclaim, effective on and after January 1, 1948 and subject to the provisions of said Protocol of Provisional Application:

(a) That the rates of duty and import tax specified in the column at the right of the respective descriptions of products listed in the 7th recital of this proclamation shall be applied, subject to the applicable terms, conditions, and qualifications set forth therein, respectively, to articles of the kinds provided for in said descriptions;

(b) That the concessions provided for in part I of said schedule XX which are identified in the list set forth in the 8th recital of this proclamation shall no longer be identified in the 8th recital of said proclamation of December 16, 1947 for purposes of applying subdivision (a) of said proclamation of December 16, 1947, and the rates of duty and import tax representing such concessions identified in said 8th recital of this proclamation

shall be applied, subject to the applicable terms, conditions, and qualifications set forth in said schedule XX, and in parts I, II, and III, of said general agreement, to articles of the kinds provided for in the descriptions of products in the column at the left of said rates;

(c) That not more than 30,000,000 pounds of butter entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the period from January 1 to March 31, 1948, inclusive, shall be dutiable at 7 cents per pound; and

(d) That the provisions of the foregoing subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) shall not apply to a particular article by virtue of this proclamation if, when the article is entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, more favorable customs treatment is prescribed therefor by a statute, proclamation, or Executive order then in effect;

PART II

I DO further proclaim, acting under the authority of said section 350 to the end that said exclusive trade agreement specified in the 3rd recital of this proclamation may be carried out, effective on and after January 1, 1948, and subject to the provisions of said exclusive trade agreement:

(a) That the rates of duty specified in the column at the right of the respective descriptions of products listed in the 11th recital of this proclamation shall be applied subject to the applicable terms, conditions, and qualifications set forth therein and in the 8th recital of said proclamation of January 1, 1948, respectively, to products of the Republic of Cuba of the kinds provided for in said descriptions as if said products had been listed in said 8th recital of the proclamation of January 1, 1948, except that no such rate shall be applied to a particular article by virtue of this proclamation if, when the article is entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, more favorable customs treatment is prescribed for the article by a statute, proclamation, or Executive order then in effect;

(b) That the first item 506 and item 752 shall be deleted from the list set forth in the 9th recital of said proclamation of January 1, 1948;

(c) That the figure and word "4% of" shall be deleted from the rate of duty specified in the second item 506 in the 9th recital of said proclamation of January 1, 1948; and

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