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the proposed legislation concerning United States participation in the

Organization for Trade Cooperation; the major developments relating to

the general provisions and administration of the General Agreement:

the actions of the United States relating to its trade agreements program;

the recent developments with respect to European economic integration,

such as the Common Market and the proposed European free-trade areas

the present relationship to the General Agreement of the various multi

lateral associations and regional groupings of countries that have

grown up since World War II; and the changes made in exchange controls

and quantitative trade restrictions by countries with which the United

States has trade agreements.

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CONTENTS

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Chapter 2. Developments Relating to the Cperation of the

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade--Continued

Items arising from the operation of the General Agreement--

Continued

Reports on existing waivers of obligations--Continued

Luxembourg's quantitative restrictions on imports

(first annual report) (art. XI)-

49

Nicaragua-El Salvador free-trade area (fifth annual

report) (arts. I and XI]I)-

52

Waiver of certain United Kingdom obligations with

respect to products entered free of duty from

Commonwealth countries (third annual report)

(art. I)-----

53

Waiver with respect to special problenis of dependent

overseas territories of the United Kingdom

(second annual report) (art. I)---

54

Waiver with respect to United States restrictions on

imports of agricultural products (second annual

report) (art. XI)-------

55

Releases from obligations considered at the llth Session-- 59

Examination of quantitative import restrictions imposed

for balance-of-payments reasons (arts. XI-XV)------- 60

Seventh annual report on discriminatory application

of quantitative import restrictions (art. XIV)------ 63

Consultations during 1956 (arts. XII and XIV)----

66

United States proposal to expand consultations on

import restrictions for balance-of-payments

reasons (art. XII)------

67

Tariffs and tariff negotiations:

Plans for future tariff reductions

69

Proposals for European economic integration

70

Uniform application of the tariff of Rhodesia and

Nya saland ---

71

Franco-Tunisian Customs Union---

74

Proposed accession of Laos and Tunisia--

76

Proposed accession of Switzerland ---

77

Other developments relating to the agreement:

Application of article XXXV in the accession of Japan----- 82

Norwegian proposal for study of legislation on anti-

dumping and countervailing duties-----

84

Nomination of officers of the Interim Coordinating

Committee for International Commodity Arrangements-

85

Proposed agreement on commodity arrangements--

86

Restrictive business practices-----

87

Disposal of surplus agricultural products--

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CONTENTS

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Chapter 2. Developments Relating to the Operation of the

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade--Continued

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unions and free-trade areas----

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