Executive Order 12483 -- Amending the Generalized System of Preferences

June 25, 1984

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America, including Title V of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2461 et seq.), as amended (the ``Trade Act''), and sections 503 and 604 of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2463 and 2483), and in order to adjust the original designation of eligible articles for purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. The articles provided for in item 706.39 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (TSUS) are hereby removed from the list of eligible articles for purposes of the GSP.

Sec. 2. Annex III of Executive Order No. 11888 of November 24, 1975, as amended, listing articles that are eligible for benefits of the GSP when imported from all designated beneficiary developing countries except those specified in general headnote 3(c)(iii) of the TSUS, is further amended by deleting item 706.39.

Sec. 3. General headnote 3(c)(iii) of the TSUS, listing articles that are eligible for benefits of the GSP except when imported from the beneficiary developing countries listed opposite those articles, is modified by deleting the following TSUS item number and countries: ``706.39 . . . Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, and Taiwan''.

Sec. 4. The amendments made by this Order shall be effective with respect to articles both: (1) imported on and after January 1, 1976, and (2) entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after June 25, 1984.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

June 25, 1984.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:44 a.m., June 26, 1984]

Note: The text of the Executive order was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on June 26.