15. In Proclamation 9549 of 1 December 2016, in accordance with Article 1206 (a) of the 1988 Act, the President announced amendments to the HTS to adapt it to the convention, promote the uniform application of the convention, define additional subordinate tariff categories and make technical and in accordance with existing provisions. These changes to the HTS were outlined in Appendix I of the Commission`s publication 4653, which was included in the reference proclamation. The main objectives of Chapter 27 are the prevention and fight against corruption in international trade and investment by strengthening the integrity of the public and private sectors. 39. In Proclamation 9687 of December 22, 2017, after taking into account the provisions of Section 502 (b) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2462 (b)) and in particular Section 502 (b) (2) (E) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C 2462 (b) (2) (E)),I have terminated the suspension of Argentina`s designation as a developing country of the GSP. In order to reflect in the HTS the suspension of Argentina`s designation as a beneficiary developing country of the GSP, Schedule IV of Proclamation 9687 amended the general score 4, point d), and some HTS sub-positions. 38.
Proclamation 9466 of 30 June, 2016 amended the HTS to provide for the tariff treatment of goods covered by the 2015 World Trade Organization declaration on the expansion of trade in information technology products, Section 111, paragraph b), of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (Public Law 103-465, 108 Stat. 4809, 4819-20 (19 U.C 3521 b)) The HTS partially amended Proclamation 9466 by removing all tariffs in “Special Rights 1” sub-column for some sub-positions. On July 17, 2017, the United States released a summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of NAFTA. U.S. objectives include deficit reduction, the inclusion of a chapter on the digital economy, and the inclusion and strengthening of labour and environmental commitments currently included in NAFTA`s ancillary agreements. This new anti-corruption chapter is an official commitment by the United States, Mexico and Canada to support each nation`s efforts to fight corruption and corruption. While President Trump has implemented the USMCA, Canada still has to ratify the agreement and the three countries must implement the terms of the agreement. In particular, they must align their national rules with the conditions of the anti-corruption chapter and with the USMCA as a whole. 14. Section 1206 (a) of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (public law 100-418, 102 stat. 1107, 1151 (19 U.S.C.
3006 (a) ) authorizes the President to announce changes to the HTS on the basis of the Commission`s recommendations under Section 1205 of the 1988 Act (19 P.C 3005) when the President notes that the amendments are underway in accordance with U.S. obligations under the International Convention on the harmonized system of description and coding of goods (“Convention” and not at odds with the national economic interests of the United States.