March 4, 1983
The Government of Romania has implemented a decree requiring any Romanian citizen wishing to
emigrate to repay in convertible currency the costs of education received beyond the compulsory
level. This decree conflicts with the letter and spirit of section 402 of the Trade Act of 1974,
which is intended to remove barriers to freedom of emigration. I therefore declare my intention to
terminate Romania's most-favored-nation tariff status and other benefits effective June 30, 1983,
if the education repayment decree remains in force on that date.