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Addresses and Remarks

    See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Congressional leaders, meeting--784
    Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, dedication 
        ceremony--757
    Federal judiciary, nominations--784
    Michigan, Vandenberg Elementary School in Southfield--751
    Milton Friedman, tribute--782
    Ohio
        Gov. Bob Taft, luncheon in Columbus--795
        St. Stephen's Community House in Columbus--791
    Radio address--745
    Senator Ted Stevens, reception--787
    White House Correspondents' Association dinner--746
    White House tee-ball, 2002 opening day--748
    Wisconsin
        Clarke Street Elementary School in Milwaukee--767
        Logan High School in La Crosse--767
        Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School in 
            Milwaukee--762

Communications to Congress

    Afghanistan, message on restoration of normal trade relations 
        treatment--743

Communications to Congress--Continued

    Inter-American Convention Against Corruption, letter transmitting 
        report--762
    Lithuania-U.S. extradition treaty, message transmitting--756
    Peru-U.S. extradition treaty, message transmitting--773
    Protocol Additional to the Agreement Between the United States of 
        America and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the 
        Application of Safeguards in the United States of America, 
        message transmitting--790
    Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, message 
        transmitting--756

Communications to Federal Agencies

    Designation of Officers, memorandums
        Department of Health and Human Services--774
        Department of Housing and Urban Development--775
        Department of the Interior--776
        Department of Justice--776
        Department of Transportation--777
        Department of the Treasury--778
        Department of Veterans Affairs--778
(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

Editor's Note: The President was at Camp David, MD, on May 10, 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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Contents--Continued

Communications to Federal Agencies--Continued

    Designation of Officers, memorandums--
          Continued
        Environmental Protection Agency--779
        Federal Emergency Management Agency--779
        General Services Administration--780
        National Archives and Records Administration--781
        Office of Personnel Management--781
        Social Security Administration--782

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchanges with reporters
        Camp David, MD--744
        Oval Office--759, 773
        Roosevelt Room--784
        Southfield, MI--750

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Israel, Prime Minister Sharon--759
    Jordan, King Abdullah II--773
    Spain, President Aznar--744

Proclamations

    Mother's Day--786
    National Tourism Week--755

Proclamations--Continued

    Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week--800
    Small Business Week--749
    To Restore Nondiscriminatory Trade Treatment (Normal Trade Relations 
        Treatment) to the Products of Afghanistan--743

Statements by the President

    Burma's release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi--755
    Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, end of the standoff--800
    Pakistan, terrorist attack in Karachi--772
    Russian Federation's Republic of Dagestan, terrorist attack--786

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--805
    Checklist of White House press releases--804
    Digest of other White House announcements--801
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--803

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Week Ending Friday, May 10, 2002
 
Proclamation 7553--To Restore Nondiscriminatory Trade Treatment (Normal 
Trade Relations Treatment) to the Products of Afghanistan


 May 3, 2002

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    1. Section 118(a)(1) of Public Law 99-190, 99 Stat. 1319, authorized 
the President to deny nondiscriminatory trade treatment to the products 
of Afghanistan and thereby cause such products to be subject to the rate 
of duty in column 2 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTS).
    2. Presidential Proclamation 5437 of January 31, 1986, modified the 
HTS so as to deny nondiscriminatory trade treatment to the products of 
Afghanistan.
    3. Restoration of nondiscriminatory trade treatment will support 
U.S. efforts to normalize relations with Afghanistan and facilitate 
increased trade with the United States, which could contribute to 
economic growth and assist Afghanistan in rebuilding its economy.
    4. Pursuant to section 118(c)(1) of Public Law 99-190, I have 
determined that it is appropriate to restore nondiscriminatory trade 
treatment to the products of Afghanistan and thereby cause such products 
to be subject to the applicable rate of duty in column 1 of the HTS.
     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, including section 118 of Public Law 
99-190, and section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 
2483), do hereby proclaim that:
    (1) Nondiscriminatory trade treatment (normal trade relations 
treatment) shall be restored to the products of Afghanistan;
    (2) General note 3(b) of the HTS is modified to exclude Afghanistan; 
and
    (3) The restoration of nondiscriminatory trade treatment and the 
modification to general note 3(b) of the HTS shall be effective with 
respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, 
on or after the thirtieth day after the date of publication of this 
proclamation in the  Federal Register.
     In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand two, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-sixth.

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., May 6, 2002]

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on May 7. 
This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate 
issue.


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Week Ending Friday, May 10, 2002
 
Message to the Congress on the Restoration of Normal Trade Relations 
Treatment to the Products of Afghanistan

May 3, 2002

To the Congress of the United States:

    Public Law 99-190, 99 Stat. 1319, which took effect on December 19, 
1985, authorized the President to deny normal trade relations (NTR) 
tariff treatment to the products of Afghanistan. On January 31, 1986, 
President Reagan issued a proclamation denying NTR treatment to 
Afghanistan.
    I have determined that it is appropriate to restore NTR treatment to 
the products of Afghanistan. Restoration of NTR treatment will support 
U.S. efforts to normalize relations with Afghanistan and facilitate 
increased trade with the United States, which could contribute to 
economic growth and assist Afghanistan in rebuilding its economy. 
Therefore, in accordance with section 118 of

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Public Law 99-190, I hereby provide notice that I have issued the 
attached proclamation restoring NTR tariff treatment to the products of 
Afghanistan. The Proclamation shall take effect 30 days after it is 
published in the Federal Register.
                                                George W. Bush
 The White House,
 May 3, 2002.

Note: This item was not received in time for publication in the 
appropriate issue.


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