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 Addresses and Remarks

    New Year's Day, remarks in Falfurrias, TX--10
    Radio address--1

 Communications to Congress

    Federal credit instrument for World Airways, Inc., letter giving 

 Communications to Federal Agencies

    Designation of the Kingdom of Thailand as a Major Non-NATO Ally, 
    Extension of Waiver of Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act with 
        respect to Assistance to the Government of Azerbaijan, 
    Waiver of Restrictions on Assistance to the Republic of Uzbekistan 
        under the Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 1993 and Title V 
        of the FREEDOM Support Act, memorandum--9
    Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance to Parties 
        to the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal 
        Court, memorandum--8

 Executive Orders

    Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay--6

 Executive Orders--Continued

    Assignment of Functions Relating to Arrivals in and Departures From 
        the United States--7

Interviews With the News Media

     Exchange with reporters in Falfurrias, TX--10

Letters and Messages

    New Year's Day, message--10


    To Implement the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement--1
    To Implement the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement--3
    To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity 
        Act, and for Other Purposes--5

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--13
     Checklist of White House press releases--13
     Digest of other White House announcements--12
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--13

  Editor's Note: The President was at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX, on 
January 2, the closing date of this issue. Releases and announcements 
issued by the Office of the Press Secretary but not received in time for 
inclusion in this issue will be printed next week.

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Week Ending Friday, January 2, 2004
The President's Radio Address

December 27, 2003

    Good morning. In this week of Christmas, Laura and I send good 
wishes to the families of America. We hope this season has brought happy 
reunions, celebration, and new memories to cherish as we approach the 
new year.
    Christmas centers on the birth of a child and on the message of hope 
and peace. We hear that message in many ways at Christmas, and it never 
loses the power to lift our hearts. The holidays can also deepen our 
sense of gratitude for life and for all the family and friends who fill 
our lives. In this great and prosperous land, we remember how much we 
have been given and how much we have to share.
    We think of those among us who spend the holidays in sadness or 
solitude. We think of those facing illness or the loss of a loved one or 
the hardships of poverty or unemployment. And across our country, caring 
citizens are reaching out to those in need by volunteering their time. 
By serving a cause greater than themselves, Americans spread hope in our 
country, and they make our Nation better, one life at a time.
    At Christmas, we also think of the men and women of our Armed Forces 
who are defending freedom around the world. These brave Americans are 
fighting terrorists in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere so that we do 
not meet these killers on our own streets. We are grateful for the 
courage and commitment of our troops, and we are safer because of their 
skill and sacrifice. Separation from loved ones is always difficult, 
especially at this time of year. All our men and women serving abroad 
can know that their families miss them, millions are praying for them, 
and their Nation is proud of them.
    All who serve others are living out the spirit of the Christmas 
season. The story of Christmas is familiar to us all, yet it still 
brings inspiration and comfort and love to people everywhere. The voice 
first heard 20 centuries ago in Bethlehem stirs churches and communities 
to open homeless shelters and food pantries and job training centers to 
help those in need.
    This Christmas season comes at a time of great challenge for our 
country. Yet the story of this holiday reminds us of an eternal promise, 
that God's purpose is justice, and His plan is peace.
    Thank you for listening.

Note: The address was recorded at 11:40 a.m. on December 22 in the 
Cabinet Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on December 
27. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press 
Secretary on December 26 but was embargoed for release until the 
broadcast. The Office of the Press Secretary also released a Spanish 
language transcript of this address.

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Proclamation 7746--To Implement the United States-Chile Free Trade 

 December 30, 2003

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    1. On June 6, 2003, the United States entered into the United 
States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (USCFTA). The Congress approved the 
USCFTA in section 101(a) of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement 
Implementation Act (the ``USCFTA Act'') (Public Law 108-77, 117 Stat. 
909) (19 U.S.C. 3805 note).
    2. Section 105 of the USCFTA Act authorizes the President to 
establish or designate within the Department of Commerce an office that 
shall be responsible for providing administrative assistance to panels 
established under Chapter 22 of the USCFTA.
    3. Section 201 of the USCFTA authorizes the President to proclaim 
such modifications

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or continuation of any duty, such continuation of duty-free or excise 
treatment, or such additional duties, as the President determines to be 
necessary or appropriate to carry out or apply articles 3.3 (including 
the schedule of United States duty reductions with respect to 
originating goods set forth in Annex 3.3 to the USCFTA), 3.7, 3.9, and 
3.20(8), (9), (10), and (11) of the USCFTA.
    4. Section 202 of the USCFTA Act provides certain rules for 
determining whether a good is an originating good for the purpose of 
implementing tariff treatment under the USCFTA. I have decided that it 
is necessary to include these rules of origin, together with particular 
rules applicable to certain other goods, in the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTS).
    5. Consistent with section 201(a)(2) of the USCFTA Act, Chile is to 
be removed from the enumeration of designated beneficiary developing 
countries eligible for the benefits of the Generalized System of 
Preferences (GSP). Further, consistent with section 604 of the Trade Act 
of 1974 (the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2483), as amended, I have 
determined that other technical and conforming changes to the HTS are 
necessary to reflect that Chile is no longer eligible to receive 
benefits of the GSP.
    6. Section 208 of the USCFTA Act authorizes the President to direct 
the Secretary of the Treasury to take certain actions related to 
verifications conducted consistent with Article 3.21 of the USCFTA.
    7. Subtitle B of title III of the USCFTA Act authorizes the 
President to take certain actions in response to a request by an 
interested party for relief from imports that are a cause of serious 
damage, or actual threat thereof, to a domestic industry producing 
certain textile or apparel articles.
    8. Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended, establishes 
the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) to 
supervise the implementation of textile trade agreements.
    9. Section 604 of the 1974 Act, as amended, authorizes the President 
to embody in the HTS the substance of relevant provisions of that Act, 
or other acts affecting import treatment, and of actions taken 
thereunder, including the removal, modification, continuance, or 
imposition of any rate of duty or other import restriction.
    Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, 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 105, 201, 202, and 208 of the USCFTA Act, section 604 of the 
1974 Act, and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, do proclaim 
    (1) In order to provide generally for the preferential tariff 
treatment being accorded under the USCFTA, to set forth rules for 
determining whether goods imported into the customs territory of the 
United States are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under the 
USCFTA, to provide certain other treatment to originating goods for the 
purposes of the USCFTA, to provide tariff-rate quotas with respect to 
certain originating goods, to reflect Chile's removal from the 
enumeration of designated beneficiary developing countries for purposes 
of the GSP, and to make technical and conforming changes in the general 
notes to the HTS, the HTS is modified as set forth in Annex I of 
Publication 3652 of the United States International Trade Commission, 
entitled Modifications of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States Implementing the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement 
(Publication 3652), which is incorporated by reference into this 
    (2) In order to implement the initial stage of duty elimination 
provided for in the USCFTA, and to provide for future staged reductions 
in duties for products of Chile for purposes of the USCFTA, the HTS is 
modified as provided in Annex II of Publication 3652, effective on the 
dates specified in the relevant sections of such publication and on any 
subsequent dates set forth for such duty reductions in that publication.
    (3) The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to exercise the 

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