Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Proclamations
Harry S. Truman
1945-1953

President Harry S. Truman.  Source: Truman Library.

Proclamations are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.

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April 22, 1948
  PROCLAMATION 2782
SUPPLEMENTING PROCLAMATIONS OF DECEMBER 16, 1947 AND JANUARY 1, 1948, CARRYING OUT GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE AND EXCLUSIVE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH CUBA, RESPECTIVELY

WHEREAS (1), pursuant to the authority conferred by section 350 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended by section 1 of the Act of June 12, 1934, by the Joint Resolution approved June 7, 1943, and by sections 2 and 3 of the Act of July 5, 1945 (48 Stat. 943 and 944, ch. 474, 57 Stat. 125, ch. 118, 59 Stat. 410 and 411, ch. 269; 19 U.S.C. (1946) 1351), the period within which said authority may be exercised having been extended by section 1 of said Act of July 5, 1945 until the expiration of three years from June 12, 1945 (48 Stat. 944, ch. 474, 59 Stat. 410, ch. 269; 19 U.S.C. (1946) 1352 (c)), on October 30, 1947 the President entered into a trade agreement with the Governments of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Kingdom of Belgium, the United States of Brazil, Burma, Canada, Ceylon, the Republic of Chile the Republic of China, the Republic of Cuba, the Czechoslovak Republic, the French Republic, India, Lebanon, the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, new Zealand, the Kingdom of Norway, Pakistan, Southern Rhodesia, Syria, the Union of South Africa, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which trade agreement consists of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the related protocol of Provisional Application thereof, together with the Final Act Adopted at the Conclusion of the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment which authenticated the texts of said general agreement and said protocol;

WHEREAS (2) on December 16, 1947, by proclamation 2761A(1) the President proclaimed such modifications of existing duties and other import restrictions of the United States of America and such continuance of existing customs or excise treatment of articles imported into the United States of America as were then found to be required or appropriate to carry out said trade agreement on and after January 1, 1948 (12 F.R. 8866), which proclamation has been supplemented by Proclamation 2769 of January 30, 1948 (13 F.R. 467);

WHEREAS (3), pursuant to the authority conferred by said section 350, the period within which said authority may be exercised having been so extended, on October 30, 1947 the President entered into an exclusive trade agreement with the Government of the Republic of Cuba (T.D. 51819 (Customs)), which exclusive trade agreement includes certain portions of other documents made a part thereof and provides for the customs treatment in respect of ordinary customs duties of products of the Republic of Cuba imported into the United States of America;

WHEREAS (4) on January 1, 1948 by Proclamation 2764(2) the president proclaimed such modifications of existing duties and other import restrictions of the United States of America in respect of products of the Republic of Cuba and such continuance of existing customs and excise treatment of products of the Republic of Cuba imported into the United States of America as were then found to be ...
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