Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 113 Part 3.djvu/596

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113 STAT. 2114 PROCLAMATION 7208-^JULY 7, 1999 2. Pursuant to section 203 of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2253), and after taking into account the considerations specified in section 203(a)(2) of the Trade Act, I have determined to implement action of a type described in section 203(a)(3). However, piu-suant to section 312(a) of the NAFTA Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3372(a)), I have determined that imports from Canada and Mexico, considered individually, do not account for a substantial share of total imports and do not contribute importantly to the threat of serious injury found by the USITC. Accordingly, pvirsuant to section 312(b) of the NAFTA hnplementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3372(b)), I have excluded lamb meat the product of Canada or Mexico from the action I am taking under section 203 of the Trade Act. 3. Such action shall take the form of a tariff-rate quota on imports of fresh, chilled, or frozen lamb meat, provided for in HTS subheadings 0204.10.00, 0204.22.20, 0204.23.20, 0204.30.00, 0204.42.20, and 0204.43.20, imposed for a period of 3 years plus 1 day, with annual increases in the within-quota quantities in the second and third years, as provided for in the annex to this proclamation. 4. Except for products of Canada, Mexico, Israel, beneficiary countries xmder the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) and the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), and other developing countries that have acco\mted for a minor share of lamb meat imports, which shall all be excluded from this restriction, such tariff-rate quota shall apply to imports of lamb meat from all other countries and the inquota quantity in each year shall be allocated among such countries. Piu«uant to section 203(a)(1)(A) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2253(a)(1)(A)), I have further determined that these actions will facilitate efforts by the domestic industry to make a positive adjustment to import competition and provide greater economic and social benefits than costs. 5. Section 604 of the Trade Act, as amended (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 thereimder. including the removal, modification, continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or other import restriction. NOW. THEREFORE. I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON. President of the United States of America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including but not limited to sections 203 and 604 of the Trade Act. and section 301 of title 3. United States Code, do proclaim that: (1) In order to establish a tariff-rate quota on imports of fresh, chilled, or frozen lamb meat classified in HTS subheadings 0204.10.00, 0204.22.20. 0204.23.20. 0204.30.00. 0204.42.20, and 0204.43.20, subchapter m of chapter 99 of the HTS is modified as provided in the annex to this proclamation. (2) Such imported lamb meat that is the product of Canada, Mexico. Israel, and of beneficiary countries under the CBERA and the ATPA. and of developing countries listed in general note 4(a) to the HTS. shall be excluded from the tariff-rate quota established by this proclamation, and such imports shall not be counted toward the tariff-rate quota limits that trigger the over-quota rates of duty. (3) In the event that a quota quantity established by this proclamation and allocated to a country or to "other countries" is significantly