Executive Order 12515 -- Generalized System of Preferences

May 14, 1985

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America, including Title V of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2461 et seq.), as amended, section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2483), and section 503(a)(2)(A) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (93 Stat. 251), and as President of the United States of America, in order to provide for the continuation, to the greatest extent possible, of preferential treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for articles that are currently eligible for such treatment and that are imported from countries designated as beneficiary developing countries, consistent with the changes to the Tariff Schedules of the United States (TSUS) (19 U.S.C. 1202), which have resulted from the recent enactment of the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984 (Public Law 98 - 573), it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. In order to take into account the changes made by the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984, Annex II of Executive Order No. 11888 of November 24, 1975, as amended, listing articles that are eligible for benefits of the GSP when imported from any designated beneficiary developing country, is further amended as set forth in Annex 1 to this Order.

Sec. 2. Annex III of Executive Order No. 11888, as amended, listing articles that are eligible for benefits of the GSP when imported from all designated beneficiary countries except those specified in general headnote 3(c)(iii) of the TSUS, is further amended as set forth in Annex II to this Order.

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 countries listed opposite those articles, is modified as set forth in Annex III to this Order.

Sec. 4. (a) The amendments made by the paragraphs numbered (b) in Annex I, Annex II, and Annex III to this Order shall be effective with respect to articles both: (1) imported on or after January 1, 1976, and (2) entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 1985.

(b) The remaining amendments made by this Order shall be effective with respect to articles both: (1) imported on or after January 1, 1976, and (2) entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after November 14, 1984.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

May 14, 1985.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:41 a.m., May 15, 1985]

Note: The annexes were printed in the Federal Register of May 16.