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[72 Stat. A36]
[72 Stat. A36]
PRIVATE LAW 85-000—MMMM. DD, 1958

C36

PROCLAMATIONS—APR. 21, 1958

[72 STAT.

ment in accordance with paragraph 3 of the Torquay Protocol (3 UST616); 3. WHEREAS, by Proclamation No. 2929 of June 2, 1951 (65 Stat. cl2), the President proclaimed such modification of existing duties and other import restrictions of the United States and such continuance of existing customs or excise treatment of articles imported into the United States as were then found to be required or appropriate to carry out the Torquay Protocol, which proclamation has been supplemented by several notifications of the President to the Secretary of the Treasury, including a notification of September 10, 1951 (3 CFR, 1951 Supp., p. 537), as amended by a notification of September 20, 1951 (3 CFR, 1951 Supp., p. 539); 4. WHEREAS item 218 (a) in Part I of the said Schedule X X (3 UST 1144) reads as follows: Tariff Act of 1930, paragraph

218 (a)

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65 Stat. 012.

1 USC S. 9

65stat.74.

3 UST 1144.

52 Stat. 1077.

Description of Products

Rate of duty

Biological, chemical, metallurgical, pharmaceu tical, and surgical articles and utensils of all kinds, including all scientific articles, and utensils, whether used for experimental purposes in hospitals, laboratories, schools or universities, colleges, or otherwise, all the foregoing (except articles provided for in paragraph 217 or 218 (e). Tariff Act of 1930), finished or unfinished, wholly or in chief value of glass 42^-^% ad val.

5. WHEREAS, in accordance with Article II of the said General Agreement and by virtue of the said proclamation of June 2, 1951, and the said notification of September 10, 1951, as amended, the United States rate of duty applicable to clinical thermometers, finished or unfinished, wholly or in chief value of glass, provided for in paragraph 218 (a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 and included in the said item 218 (a), is 42}^ per centum ad valorem, as specified in the said item 218 (a), which duty reflects the tariff concession granted in the said General Agreement with respect to such products; 6. WHEREAS the United States Tariff Commission has submitted to me a report of its Investigation No. 63 under section 7 of the Trade Agreements Extension Act of 1951, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1364), on the basis of which investigation and a hearing duly held in connection therewith the said Commission has found that, as a result in part of the duty reflecting the concession granted thereon in the said General Agreement, clinical thermometers, finished or unfinished, wholly or in chief value of glass, provided for in the said j^gjj^ 218 (a), are being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, both actual and relative, as to cause serious injury to the domestic industry producing like or directly competitive products; 7. WHEREAS the said Tariff Commission has further found that in order to remedy the serious injury to the said domestic industry it is necessary that there be applied to such thermometers, for an indefinite period, a duty of 85 per centum ad valorem, and has recommended the withdrawal, for an indefinite period, of the tariff concession granted in the said General Agreement with respect to such thermometers; and 8. WHEREAS the rate of duty on such thermometers expressly fixed by statute in paragraph 218 (a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1001) is 85 per centum ad valorem, which rate of duty will become applicable to such thermometers if the tariff concession thereon, set forth in the said item 218 (a), is withdrawn: