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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, January 27, 2003 [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Pages 87-106 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Economists, meeting--91 March for Life, telephone remarks--95 Maryland, church service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., in Landover--89 Missouri, national economy in St. Louis--96 Radio address--88 Swearing-in ceremony for Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge-- 103 Communications to Congress Bosnia and Herzegovina, letter reporting on continued operations of U.S. forces--94 Iraq's compliance with the U.N. Security Council resolutions, letter transmitting report--91 Terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process, national emergency Letter on continuation--90 Letter transmitting report--91 Communications to Federal Agencies Extending Waiver of Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act With Respect to Assistance to the Government of Azerbaijan, memorandum--88 Executive Orders Amendment of Executive Orders, and Other Actions, in Connection With the Establishment of the Department of Homeland Security--101 Executive Orders--Continued Establishing the Office of Global Communications--93 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in the Roosevelt Room--91 Notices Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process--90 Proclamations To Modify Rules of Origin Under the North American Free Trade Agreement--87 Statements by the President Senate confirmation of Tom Ridge as Secretary of Homeland Security-- 100 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--106 Checklist of White House press releases--106 Digest of other White House announcements--104 Nominations submitted to the Senate--105 WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is published pursuant to the authority contained in the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 500, as amended; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 15), under regulations prescribed by the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, approved by the President (37 FR 23607; 1 CFR Part 10). Distribution is made only by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents will be furnished by mail to domestic subscribers for $80.00 per year ($137.00 for mailing first class) and to foreign subscribers for $93.75 per year, payable to the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The charge for a single copy is $3.00 ($3.75 for foreign mailing). The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is also available on the Internet on the GPO Access service at http://www.gpo.gov/nara/nara003.html. There are no restrictions on the republication of material appearing in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. [[Page 87]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 87-88] Pages 87-106 Week Ending Friday, January 24, 2003 Proclamation 7641--To Modify Rules of Origin Under the North American Free Trade Agreement January 17, 2003 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation 1. Presidential Proclamation 6641 of December 15, 1993, implemented the North American Free Trade Agreement (the ``NAFTA'') with respect to the United States and, pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``NAFTA Implementation Act''), incorporated in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (the ``HTS'') the tariff modifications and rules of origin necessary or appropriate to carry out the NAFTA. 2. Section 202 of the NAFTA Implementation Act provides rules for determining whether goods imported into the United States originate in the territory of a NAFTA party and thus are eligible for the tariff and other treatment contemplated under the NAFTA. Section 202(q) of the NAFTA Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3332(q)) authorizes the President to proclaim, as a part of the HTS, the rules of origin set out in the NAFTA and to proclaim modifications to such previously proclaimed rules of origin, subject to the consultation and layover requirements of section 103(a) of the NAFTA Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3313(a)). 3. I have determined that the modifications to the HTS proclaimed in this proclamation pursuant to sections 201 and 202 of the NAFTA Implementation Act are appropriate. For goods of Mexico, I have decided that the effective date of the modifications shall be determined by the United States Trade Representative (USTR). 4. Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2483), authorizes the President to embody in the HTS the substance of the relevant provisions of that Act, of other acts affecting import treatment, and actions 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, including section 604 of the 1974 Act, section 202 of the NAFTA Implementation Act, and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, do hereby proclaim: (1) In order to modify the rules of origin under the NAFTA, general note 12 to the HTS is modified as provided in the Annex to this proclamation. (2) Any provisions of previous proclamations and Executive Orders that are inconsistent with the actions taken in this proclamation are superseded to the extent of such inconsistency. (3) The modifications made by the Annex to this proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods of Canada that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2003. The modifications made by such Annex shall be effective with respect to goods of Mexico that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after a date to be announced in the Federal Register by the USTR. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty- seventh. George W. Bush [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., January 22, 2003] Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on January 23. This item was not [[Page 88]] received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 88] Pages 87-106 Week Ending Friday, January 24, 2003 Memorandum on Extending Waiver of Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act With Respect to Assistance to the Government of Azerbaijan January 17, 2003 Presidential Determination No. 2003-12 Memorandum for the Secretary of State Subject: Presidential Determination on Extending Waiver of Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act with Respect to Assistance to the Government of Azerbaijan Pursuant to the authority contained in Title II of the Kenneth M. Ludden Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (Public Law 107-115), I hereby determine and certify that extending the waiver of section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-511): <bullet> is necessary to support United States efforts to counter international terrorism; <bullet> is necessary to support the operational readiness of United States Armed Forces or coalition partners to counter international terrorism; <bullet> is important to Azerbaijan's border security; and <bullet> will not undermine or hamper ongoing efforts to negotiate a peaceful settlement between Armenia and Azerbaijan or be used for offensive purposes against Armenia. Accordingly, I hereby extend the waiver of section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act. You are authorized and directed to notify the Congress of this determination and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register. George W. Bush [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., January 24, 2003] Note: This memorandum was published in the Federal Register on January 27. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 88-89] Pages 87-106 Week Ending Friday, January 24, 2003 The President's Radio Address January 18, 2003 Good morning. In the coming weeks, the House and Senate will consider my proposals to speed up economic growth and generate new jobs for American workers. Part of that plan is designed to help America's small businesses, in particular, which create millions of jobs each year and account for about half the Nation's economic output. Small-business owners represent the enterprise of the whole Nation and the diverse talents of our people. Nearly 40 percent of small firms
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