Proclamation 5297 -- Modification of Tariffs on Certain Sugars, Sirups, and Molasses

January 31, 1985

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

1. Headnote 2 of Subpart A, Part 10, Schedule 1 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (10 U.S.C. 1202), hereinafter referred to as the ``TSUS,'' provides, in relevant part, as follows:

``(i) . . . if the President finds that a particular rate not lower than such January 1, 1968, rate, limited by a particular quota, may be established for any articles provided for in items 155.20 or 155.30, which will give due consideration to the interests in the United States sugar market of domestic producers and materially affected contracting parties to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, he shall proclaim such particular rate and such quota limitation, . . .''

``(ii) . . . any rate and quota limitation so established shall be modified if the President finds and proclaims that such modification is required or appropriate to give effect to the above considerations; . . .''

2. I find that the modifications herein-after proclaimed of the rates of duty applicable to items 155.20 and 155.30 of the TSUS give due consideration to the interests in the United States sugar market of domestic producers and materially affected contracting parties to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, by authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the United States, including section 201 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, and pursuant to General Headnote 4 and Headnote 2 of Subpart A, Part 10, Schedule 1 of the TSUS, do hereby proclaim until otherwise superseded:

A. The rates of duty in rate columns 1 and 2 for items 155.20 and 155.30 of Subpart A, Part 10, Schedule 1 of the TSUS are modified and the following rates are established:@c3,L2,tp0,6,r100,r100

@h1 @h1Rates of duty@h21@h22

155.20 .... 0.6625 per lb. less 0.009375 per lb. for each degree under 100 degrees (and fractions of a degree in proportion) but not less than 0.428125 per lb .... 1.9875 per lb. less 0.028125 per lb. for each degree under 100 degrees (and fractions of a degree in proportion) but not less than 1.284375 per lb.

155.30 .... Dutiable on total sugars at the rate per lb. applicable under Item 155.20 to sugar testing 100 degrees. .... Dutiable on total sugars at the rate per lb. applicable under Item 155.20 to sugar testing 100 degrees.

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B. The provisions of this Proclamation shall apply to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on and after the date of this Proclamation.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 31st day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and ninth. t

Ronald Reagan

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:02 a.m., February 1, 1985]