[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 198 (Friday, October 13, 2006)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60649-60650]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: X06-11013]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 198 / Friday, October 13, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8067 of October 11, 2006

To Modify Rules of Origin Under the North 
                American Free Trade Agreement

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                1. Presidential Proclamation 6641 of December 15, 1993, 
                implemented the North American Free Trade Agreement 
                (the ``NAFTA'') with respect to the United States and, 
                pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement 
                Implementation Act (Public Law 103-182) (the ``NAFTA 
                Implementation Act''), incorporated in the Harmonized 
                Tariff Schedule of the United States (the ``HTS'') the 
                tariff modifications and rules of origin necessary or 
                appropriate to carry out the NAFTA.

                2. Section 202 of the NAFTA Implementation Act (19 
                U.S.C. 3332) provides rules for determining whether 
                goods imported into the United States originate in the 
                territory of a NAFTA party and thus are eligible for 
                the tariff and other treatment contemplated under the 
                NAFTA. Section 202(q) of the NAFTA Implementation Act 
                (19 U.S.C. 3332(q)) authorizes the President to 
                proclaim, as a part of the HTS, the rules of origin set 
                out in the NAFTA and to proclaim modifications to such 
                previously proclaimed rules of origin, subject to the 
                consultation and layover requirements of section 103(a) 
                of the NAFTA Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3313(a)).

                3. The United States, Canada, and Mexico have agreed to 
                modifications to certain NAFTA rules of origin. 
                Modifications to the NAFTA rules of origin reflected in 
                general note 12 to the HTS are therefore necessary.

                4. Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended 
                (the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2483), authorizes the 
                President to embody in the HTS the substance of the 
                relevant provisions of that Act, and of other acts 
                affecting import treatment, and actions thereunder, 
                including the removal, modification, continuance, or 
                imposition of any rate of duty or other import 

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, acting under the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, including section 604 of the 1974 Act 
                and section 202 of the NAFTA Implementation Act, do 
                hereby proclaim:

                (1) In order to reflect in the HTS modifications to the 
                rules of origin under the NAFTA, general note 12 to the 
                HTS is modified as provided in the Annex to this 

                (2) The modifications made by this proclamation shall 
                be effective with respect to goods of Canada or of 
                Mexico, under the terms of general note 12 to the HTS, 
                that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
                consumption, on or after July 1, 2006.

                (3) 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.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eleventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand six, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

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