THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Yulee, Florida) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 28, 1999
TO ELIMINATE CIRCUMVENTION OF THE QUANTITATIVE LIMITATIONS APPLICABLE TO IMPORTS OF WHEAT GLUTEN - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION
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, including but not limited to sections 203, 204, and 604 of the Trade Act, do proclaim that:
(1) The allocation of the quota quantity for wheat gluten for the restraint period from June 1, 1999, through May 31, 2000, inclusive, that was accorded to wheat gluten the product of the European Community by the Annex to Presidential Proclamation 7103 of May 30, 1998, as set forth in subheading 9903.11.06 of subchapter III, chapter 99 of the HTS, is modified by striking the allocated quota quantity set forth for the European Community "25,983,000 kg" from such subheading and by inserting in lieu thereof the new allocated quota quantity for the European Community "20,581,000 kg".
(2) In order to ensure that any imports of wheat gluten the product of any country, or the product of the European Community, having an allocated share of the quantitative restraints set forth in subheadings 9903.11.05 through 9903.11.07, inclusive, of the HTS and superior text thereto, are limited to the specified share during a quota period, the HTS is modified by adding at the end of U.S. Note 7 to subchapter III of chapter 99 the following new paragraph:
"Whenever a quantity is allocated to a country, to 'other countries' or to the European Community under such subheadings, and the quota quantity specified for such country or countries or for the European Community has been entered for the specified restraint period, any shipments of wheat gluten the product of such country or countries or of the European Community entered in excess of such allocated quota quantity shall be charged to the allocation for such country or countries or for the European Community for the subsequent restraint period. If the allocated quantity for a country or countries or for the European Community under subheading 9903.11.07, including any quantity carried over from the restraint periods provided for in subheadings 9903.11.05 and 9903.11.06 and charged against the appropriate allocation under subheading 9903.11.07, has been entered, any imports in excess of the allocated quota quantity for a country or countries or for the European Community shall be entered into bonded warehouse or shall be exported, and shall not be entered into the customs territory of the United States until 12:00 a.m. e.d.t. June 1, 2001. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to take any necessary action in order to ensure that no shipments in excess of the allocation for a country or countries or for the European Community for the period from June 1, 2000 through June 1, 2001, inclusive, is entered into the customs territory of the United States." (3) Subheading 9903.11.06 is modified by inserting after "Other"
the word "countries".
(4) Any provision of any previous proclamation or Executive order that is inconsistent with the actions taken in this proclamation is superseded to the extent of such inconsistency.
(5) The modifications made in this proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. e.d.t. on June 1, 1999, and shall continue in effect as provided until 11:59 p.m. e.d.t. on June 1, 2001, unless such actions are earlier expressly modified or terminated.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-third.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
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