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1 RESTRICTED October 1956 SIM PROTOCOL RECTIFICATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS SCHEDULE IX - CUBA The Government of Cubs requests that the following rectifications and modifications be included in the Protocol bo be drawn up at the Eleventh Session. The following points are brought to the attention of the contracting parties. There have been deleted both in Part I and in Psrt II of Sehedule IX all the items which appeared with the indication "Not negotiated" in the "Rate of duty" column. Consequently the third of the General Notes appearing at the end of Parts I and II of Schedule IX, which explained the res son for the inclusion of these items, is also to be deleted. The Cuban Government does not consider it necessary to retain this note in view of the change in the circumstances which originally required its inclusion. In connection with the "Not negotiated" items, the Cubaç> Government wishes also to point out that Item 113-A has been listed amongst those which should be deleted from Part I of Schedule IX (Geneva), although it did not appear in the original Geneva Schedule: it was inserted therein by the first Protocol of Rectifications. As for Items 260-F, 260-G, 260-H, and 260-1, they appear in the First Protocol of Modifications, where their numbers were changed. With respect to Part II of Schedule IX, it will be noted that Item appears among those to be deleted. This item appeared in the original Geneva Schedule as 260-H, but the number was changed by the first Protocol of Modifications. For reasons si ilar to those given in the case of "Not negotiated" items, the Cuban Government has decided to delete from Part II of Schedule IX (Geneva), items 166-D end 224-B, against which the note "See Part I" appeared in the "Rate of duty" column. Finally the Cuban Government wishes to refer to the renegotiations under Article XXVTII, and the Declaration of 10 March 1955 which Cuba entered into in Geneva in 1955 With Australia, Chile, Norway and Czechoslovakia (SECRET/22, Add.2), These negotiations have not been concluded. Although there is no reference in the attached list to the items initially negotiated with Czechoslovakia and there is ne indication to the effect that the items which are the subject of renegotiations with Australia, Chile and Norway should not continue to appear in the records of the CONTRACTING PARTIES as initially negotiated with these countries, this should not be understood to mean that all these items have been rebound. Their final status is in fact dependent on the result of the renegotiations mentioned above. MGT/14-2/56 T.S.V.P.

2 - 1(a) - SIXIEME PROTOCOLE DE RECTIFICATION ET DE MODIFICATION LISTE IX - CUBA Le Gouvernement de Cuba demande que les rectifications et modifications suivantes soient insérées dans le Protocole qui doit être établi lors de la onzième session. L'attention des parties contractantes est appelée sur les points indiqués ci-dessous. Toutes les positions reprises dans les Première et Deuxième Parties de la Liste IX qui comportent l'indication "Pas de négociation" dans la colonne du "Taux du droit" ont été retranchées de cette Liste. En conséquence, doit être également supprimé, dans les Notes générales qui figurent à la fin des Première et Deuxième Parties, le paragraphe III dont l'objet était d'exposer les raisons motivant l'insertion de ces positions. Le Gouvernement cubain estime qu'il n'est pas nécessaire de retenir cette note du fait de la modification des circonstances qui avaient exigé primitivement son inclusion. En ce qui concerne les positions en regard desquelles se lit la mention "Pas de négociation", le Gouvernement cubain désire également signaler que la position 113-A figure parmi celles qui sont retranchées de la Première Partie de la Liste XI (Genève) bien qu'elle n'ait pas été reprise dans la Liste originale de Genève; elle avait été insérée en application du premier Protocole de rectification. Pour ce qui est des positions 260-F, 260-G, 260-H et 260-1, elles apparaissent dans le premier Protocole de modification, où leurs numéros avaient été modifiés. Dans le cas de la Deuxième Partie de la Liste IX, l'on notera que la position est comprise parmi celles qui sont à supprimer. Cette position figurait dans la Liste originale de Genève sous le numéro 260-H, mais celui-ci a été changé en application du premier Protocole de modification. Pour des raisons semblables à celles qui sont données dans le cas des positions comportant la mention "Pas de négociation", le Gouvernement cubain a décidé de retrancher de la Deuxième Partie de la Liste LX (Genève) les positions 166-D et 224-B en regard desquelles figure, dans la colonne du "Taux du droit", la mention "Voir Première Partie". Enfin, le Gouvernement cubain désire se référer aux renégociations que Cuba a engagées à Genève, en 1955, conformément à l'article XXVIII et à la Déclaration du 10 mars 1955, avec l'australie, le Chili, la Norvège et la Tchécoslovaquie (SECRET/22/Add.2). Ces négociations ne sont pas

3 - Kb) - terminées. Bien qu'aucune référence ne soit faite, dans la liste ci-annexée, aux positions négociées primitivement avec la Tchécoslovaquie et qu'il n'y ait pas d'indication à l'effet que les positions qui font l'objet de renégociations avec l'australie, le Chili et la Norvège ne devraient pas continuer à figurer dans les documents des PARTIES CONTRACTANTES comme ayant été négociées primitivement avec ces pays, ceci ne devrait pas être interprété comme signifiant que toutes ces positions ont été reconsolidées. Leur situation finale dépend, en fait, du résultat des renégociations mentionnées ci-dessus.

4 - 2 - G5NZ7A SCHEDULES Schedule IX - Cuba PART I - Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff Delete the following "not negotiated" Items: 7, 7-D. LL-D, 11-F. 15, 15-F, 15-G. 47-F. 4a* A, 48-D. 56, 56-A, 56-B, 56-C, 56-D. 58-D. 62, 62-D. 06, 66-A, 66-B, 66-C. 72-D, 72-F, 72-G. 73, 73-C, 73-D, 73-E, 73-F, 73-G, 73-H, , 70-C, 78-E. 89, 89-A, 89-B. 94, 94-A, 94-B. 98, 98-H. 106-E, 106-G, 106-H. 108, 108-A, 1G8-B, 108-C, 108-D. 112-A 113, 113-A, 113-B. 121, 121-B, 121-C. 128, 128-A. 123-F, 129-G, 129-H, 129-1, 129-J. 136, 136-A, 136-B. 139-C, 139-D (Delete also the heading between 139-A and 139-C). 142-A, 142-B, 142-D, 142-D. 143-D. 147, 147-B, 147-F. 152-C, 152-D, 152-2, the note after 152-E, 152-G, 152-H, 152-1, 152-J, 152-K, 152-L.

5 , 155-J. 156, 156-G, 156-H. 161, 161-B, the note after 161-B. 166-B, 166-C, 166-E, 166-F, 166-H. 219, 219-B, 219-C. 221, 221-B, 221-C. 222, 222-B. 224-A. 227, 227-B, 227-C, 227-D, 227-E, 227-F, 227-G, 227-H, 227^1, 227-J, 227-K, 227-L, 227-M, 227-N, 227-0, 227-P, 227-Q, 227-R, 227-S. 229, 229-B, 229-C. 238, 238-C. 246-E. 256-C, 256-E, 256-F, 256-G, 256-H. 259, 259-A, 259-B. 260-F, 260-G, 260-H, B, 262-D, 262-E, 262-F, 262-G, 262-H. 269, 269-E, 269-F, 269-G, 269-H, , 270-H, , 271-F, the note after 271-F, 271-G, the note after 271-G, 271-H. 272, 272-B. 273, 273-B, 273-C, 273-D, 273-E, 273-F, 273-G, 273-H, , 274-C, the note after 274-C, 274-D, the note after 274-D. 280, 280-A, 280-B, 280-G, 280-H. 289, 289-A, 289-B, 289-C. 290, 29<^C, 290-D. 291, 291-B, 291-C , 308-B. 314, 314-B, 314-C. 318, 318-B, the note after 318-B, 318-C, 318-D, 318-E. 324-A. Item 05-D This Item shell read: * * * "95-D Sulphate of ammonia; phosphates and superphosphates of lime; nitrates of potash and of soda; sulphate of potash, muriate or chloride of potassium; and monoammonium phosphate. Free"

6 - 4 - After Item 95-D "95-J Sulphate of aluminum 2.00 per 100 Kga. Item 216-B ^his Item shall read: "216-B Machinery, portable or fixed, apparatus or instruments for industry in general and for the transformation of products used in manufactures, including those used in aqueducts, not specifically provided for. After Item 216-B "216-C loose parts and accessories for the machinery end apparatus described under Sub-item B of this Item, not specifically classified. 7,98% ad valorem" 5% ad valorem" PART II - Preferential Tariff "Delete the following "not negotiated" Items: ll-f. 47-E. 66-B. 73-A, 72-D, 72-F. 73-E, 73-F, 73-G, 73-H, C. 106-?. 136-A. 142, 142-A, 142-B, 142-C, 142-D. 147-B. 152-G, 152-H, 152-L. 154, 154-A, 154-B, 154-C. 166-E S 166-G. 227-F, 227-H, 227-M. 229-C. 256-E C, 262-E, 262-F, 262-G, 262-H.

7 _ G. 273-C, 273-E. 280-A. 290-D. 291-C. 318-E. 324, 324-A, 324-B. * * * After Item 11-D "ll-g "Bales" end ether articles of glass and crystal for Christmas trimmings per Kg." Item 19-A "1.68 per 100 Kgs." Item 36-B "36-B In bars of all shapes, including rods, rims and hoops, except bars specifically classified per 100 Kgs, :: Item 47-A "Free" Item 47-F "Free" Item 53»? This Item shsll read: "53»-F Steel blades for safety razors, in finished state. 0,25 per 100 blades After Item 53-F "53-G Steel blades f r safety razors, in unfinished state. 0 o 15 per 100 bladss

8 » 6» Item 63-A Item 63-B The rate of duty shell read: "23.OC per 100 Kgs., but not less than 25% ad valorem". "25.00 per 100 Kgs., but not less than 25% ad valorem." Item 64-A "64-A Item 64-B Copper wire and cable, covered with any insulating material and sheathed with leed tubing. "64-B Item 64-C Copper wire and cable, covered with any insulating material, with or without sheathing of any additional materiel except leed tubing. This Item shell read: "64-C Item 94-A Submarine cables of all kinds, not elsewhere specified. "94-A Item 94-B ftf ammonio, sod8, potash and other caustic and barilla alkalis, with the Bxooption of caustic soda end soda ash. "94-B After Item 94-B Anhydrous ammonia "94-C Item 138-D Caustic soda and sods ash. "138-D Pl-jin, of rt/on or other synthetic yorns similar in composition per Kg." 0.25 per Kg., but not less than 30% ad valorem." 1.50 per 100 Kgs." per 100 Kgs." Free" 0.50 per 100 Kgs." 0.78 per Kg."

9 - 7 - Item 138-a This Item shell read: "138-E Item 138-F Figurée 1, of r^yon or other synthetic yarns similar in composition. This Item shell resd: "138-F After Item 138-F Embroidered after weaving, of rayon or other synthetic yarns similar in composition. Insert the foil wing: "138-0 Plain, of nylon, orlon, dacron or other synthetic yarns similar in composition. "133-H Figured, of nylon, orlon, dscron or other synthetic yarns similar in composition. "138--" iimbroidered after weaving, of nylon, orlon, dacron or other synthetic yarns similar in composition, 0.90 per Kg." 1.20 per Kg." 1.68 per Kg." 1.94 per Kg." 2.59 per Kg." Item 143-C "35$ ad valorem" Item 155-À The rete of duty shell read: Item 155-F "6.40 per 100 Kgs." The r&te of duty shall read: "6.40 per 100 Kgs." Item 155-M "7,20 per 100 Kgs," Item 156-B This Item shall rend: "156-B Impr'^nated, or coated with grease, oil, wax, paraffin, stéarine, rubber, glue, etc., commonly known as waterproof paper; and tarred paper, reinforced or not with openweave fabric of textile fibers, commonly used for baling per 100 Kgs."

10 _ 6 ~ Item 156-C This Item shll read: "156-C Item 156-D Those included in Sub-item B of this Item, when printed by the process known as i-niline reproduction. This Item shall reed: "156-D Those included in -iub-item B of this Item, when printed by lithography, rotogravure, or any other process per Kg." 0.25 per Kg." Item 156-.E "156-E Carbon paper per 100 Kgs." Item 15^-F This Item shell read: "lô^-f Item I56-G Sensitized paper for photographic use or for reproductions. This Item shall rend: "156-G Gilded, silvered, nickeled, coated with quicksilver, etc., in sheets or strips, including paper or cardboard coated with aluminum, whether pl^in, f^ncy, coloured or embossed per 100 Kgs." 0,07 per Kg." Item I59-A The rate of duty sh; 11 read: "0.30 per Kg." Item 159-C "0.49 per Kg." Item 159-E "0.70 per Kg." Item 159-G "1.47 per Kg." Item 166-D Delete this Item.

11 - 9 - Item 193-G Item 207-D "1.00 per Eg., but not less than 20$ ad valorem." "20% ad valorem." After 207-J "207-L Recorded tapes for use in making phonograph records. 1*69" Item 216-B ' "21fr-B Item 216-C Machinery, portable or fixed, apparatus or instruments for industry in general exid for the transformation of products used in manufactures, including those used in aqueducts, not specifically provided for. "216-C After 216-C Loose parts and accessories for the machinery and apparatus described under Sub-item B of this Item, not specifically classified. "216-D Instruments and apparatus for measuring ta be used in connection with agricultural and industrial machinery and apparatus, such as thermometers, manometers, pyrometers, pressure gruges, carbon dioxide gauges and vacuum gauges, etc. 7.98$ ad valorem." 5% ad valorem." l&fîjô d valorem." Ijbem 217 "5% ad valerem." ftam 218-A. The rate of duty shell read: "5$ ad valorem."

12 -1Ô- Item a9-b "8% ad valorem." Item The rote of duty shall read: "12$ ad valorem." Item 224-B Delete this Item. After Item 225-B "225-C Steam or air-jacketed kettles, of alumiaum or its alloys, with a capnoity of not less than 25 liters, including valves, taps, and other essential parts of any metal. 1»25 pey Kg." Item 227-ft "8$ ad valorem". Item 227-S The rate of duty shall read? "6$ ad valorem". Item "1.30 per 100 Kgs." Item 308-A The rote of duty shall read: "3$ ad valorem". Item 3g8-B "8$ ad valorem". Item 3M-C "8$ ad valorem". After Item 308^0» - "308-D Of other textile materials» 8% -d valorem."

13 -11 - TORQ.UAY SCHEDULES Schedule EC - Cubs PART I - Most-Eavoured-Nation Tariff Delete the following "not negotiated" Items: 7, 7-E, 7-J. 15, 15-B, 15-C. 20, 20-A, 20-B, 20-C. 36, 36-C. 53, 53-A, 53-B, 53-D, 53-E , 66>A. 85, 85 B, 91, 91-A. 95, 95-C, 95-1, 95-G. 100, 100-E, the note after 100-E, 100-G, 100-H. 106, 106-E, 106-G. Ill, 111-A. 114, 114-A, 114-B, 114-C, 114-D, 114-E, 114-F, 114-G, 114-H, 114-1, 114-J, 114-K, 114-L, 114-M, 114-N, 114-0, 114-P, 114-Q, 114-R, 114-S, 114-T, 114-U. (The headings and note corresponding to these Items should also be deleted), 115, 115-A, 115-B, 115-C, 115-D, 115-E, 115-E, 115-G, 115-H, 115-1, 115-J, 115-K, 115-L, 115-M, 115-N, 115-0, 115-P. (The headings end note corresponding to these Items should also be deleted). 116, 116-A, 116-B, 116-C, 116-D, 116-E, 116-1", 116-G, 116-H, 116-1, 116-J, 116-K, 116-L, 116-M, 116-N, 116-0, 116-P, 116-Q, 116-R, 116-S, 116-T, 116-U. (The headings and notes corresponding to these Items should also be deleted), 117, 117-A, 117-B, 117-C, 117-D, 117-E, 117-P, 117-G, 117-H, 117-1, 117-J, 117-K, 117-L, 117-M, 117-N, 117-0, 117-P. (The headings and note corresponding to these Items should also be deleted). 119, 119-A, 119-B, 119-C. 120, 120-A, 120-B. 122, 122-A, ]22-E 127, 127-A, 127-B, 127-C, 127-D, the two notes inserted after Item 127-D. 128, 128-D, 128-E, 128-F. 129, 129-K, and the note inserted after Item 129-K.

14 , 132-J, 132-K, 132-L, 132-M, 132-N, 132-0, 132-P, 132-Q, 132-R, 132-S, 132-T, 132-U. (The headings and notes corresponding to these Items should also be deleted). 133, 133-J, 133-K, 133-L, 133-M, 133-N, 133-0, 133-P, 133-Q, 133-R, 133-S, 133-T, 133-U. (The headings end note corresponding to these Items should also be deleted). 134, 134-J, 134-K, 134-L, 134-M, 134-N, 134-0, 134-P, 134-Q, 134-R, 134-S, 134-T, 134-U. (The headings and note corresponding to these Items should also also be deleted). 135, 135-J, 135-K, 135-L, 135-M, 135-N, 135-0, 135-P, 135-Q, 135-R, 135-S, 135-T, 135-U. (The headings and note corresponding to these Items should also be deleted). 137, 137-D, 137-E, 137-F, 137-G. 141, 141-D, the note inserted after 141-D. 142, 142-E, 142-F, 142-G, 142-H, the note inserted after 142-H. 152, 152-L. 156, 156-1, 156-G, 156-H, 156-1, 156-J , the note inserted after this Item. 207, 207-C, 207-E, 207-H, 2f}7-I, 207-J, 207-K. 213, 213-A, 213-B. 223-A. 225, 225-A. 227, 227-C, 227-D, 227-E, , 262-B. 264, 264-A, 264-B, 264-C. 273, 273-1, 273-J. 291, 291-A, 291-B. 302-A, 302-B, 302-C, 302-E, 302-G, 302-H, 3A2-I, 302-J. 314, 314-B, 314-C, 314-D General Notes * *» Delete General NRte III. Renumber General Notes IV ond V, "III" -<nd "IV", respectively. * * * Amend the first paragraph of old General Note IV (now General Np*te III) by inserting "95-J" after "72-E".

15 PART II - Préférentiel Tariff Delete the following "not negotiated" Items: 20-C. 12^7-C, 127-D. 128-F. * * * Item 36-0 This Item shell read: "36-C After Item 36-C Bars of rolled steel for construction purposes, plain or corrugrted, in any shape.,l 36-D Bars of fine crucible steel or fine 3.00 per 100 Kgs., but not less than 20$ ed valorem." Item 91-A steel cast by other methods. "Free". Item 95-C 1.20 per 100 Kgs. "95-C Salts of ammonia (except sulphate); silicate of potash; sulphates of iron, magnesium and barium (barytes); salts of copper; oxide and carbonate of magnesia; hyposulphites and borax per 100 Kgs." After Item 95-0 Item 106-G "55-H Chloride of calcium. 0,94 per 100 Kgs," "95-1 Sulphate of soda, and alunw 1,50 per lfto Kgs." "95-K Silicate of sods or sodium 2,50 per 100 Kgs." Item 120-B "^.15 per Kg. plus 3% ad valorem." "0.35 per Kg."

16 Item 137-D This Item shall rend: "137-D Item 137-E In the piece, of rayon or other synthetic yarns similar in composition. This It an shell read: "137-E Item 137-J In worsted jackets, sweaters, pull-overs, drawers and undershirts of rayon or other synthetic yarns similar in composition. "137-F Item In stockings, socks, gloves, and other small articles f rayon or other synthetic yarns similar in composition. "137-G After Item 137-G In the piece, of nylon, orlon, dacron or other synthetic yarns similar in composition. "137-H In worsted jackets, sweaters, pullovers, drawers and undershirts of nylon, orlon, dacron or other synthetic yarns similar in composition. "137-1 In stockings of nylon, orlon, dacron or other synthetic yarns similar in composition, for women. "137-J Item 156-F In stockings, except those classified under Sub-item I, socks, gloves and ether small articles of nylon, orlon, dacron or other synthetic y^rns similar in composition. The Item number shall read: "156-H" per Kg." 2.10 per Kg." 3.30 per Kg." 1.75 per Kg., but not less than 20% ad vnlorem." 3.00 per Kg., but net less than 25$ ad valorem." 20$ fd valorem, but npjt less than 2.00 per dozen." 3.90 per Kg."

17 - IS v. Item 156-G Replace this Item by the following: "156-1 Those included in Sub-Item H of this Item, when printed by the process known as aniline reproduction. Ifcem 156-H. Replace this Item by the following: "156-J Item 15fi-I Those included in Sub-item H of this Item, when printed by lithography, rotogravure, or any other process. The Item number shall read:... "15G-I'. Item 15G-J The Item number shell read: "156-L". Kern 207-K "12$ ed valorem." Item Item 302-J "3$ ad valorem." "302-J After Item 302-J "Brochas" (paint brushes) and artists» brushes, manufactured with bristles of nylon or of any synthetic material classified under this Item. "302-K After new Item 302-K.Item 314 Other manufactures made from the materials described in this Item, in a solid state, not specifically classified., "308-D Of other textile materials "314 Tires of rubber or synthetic rubber, or of these materials combined with fabrics» including metel threads, for oil kinds of vehicles, and inner tubes." 0.25 per Kg." (^.35 per Kg." 35# ed v*l«rem." 0,9* * r Xg," fff> od valorem."

18 Item 314-B This Item shall reed: "314-B Item 314-C This Item shell read: '"314-C I-hem 314-R Hollow tires which do not require ianer tubes, known as "special" or "tubeleg-s", weighing from 0 to 70 kilograms each. The same articles included in the preceding letter B when weighing less then 6 kilograms or more than 70 kilograms each. "314-D After Item 314-D Hollow tiros which reqr.ire inner tubes, known as "conventional" or "regular", weighing from i> to 70 kilograms each. "314-E The same articles included in the preceding letter D when weighing less than ô kilograms or more than 70 kilograms each. "314-1 Bicycle tires. "314-G Inner tubes 0.55 per Kg., but not loss than 30$ ad valorem." 0.25 per Kg., but not less than \5% ad valorem." ÇN.50 per Kg., but n«t less than 30% ad valorem." 0.25 per Kg., but not less than 15$ ad valorem." 0.35 per Kg., but not less than 20% ad valorem." 0.50 per Kg., but not less than 30% ad valorem." "Note I * The articles described in Item 314 will have the benefit Of a 5 per cent tare allowance, except that those included in Sub-item G will have an allowance of 10 par cent. The tare allowance of 20 pa» cent specified in Provision III, Rule 5 of the Cuban Custpms Tariff will ncrt apply to the articles of this Item," * * *

19 General Notes Delete General Note III. "IV", respectively. Renumber General Notes IV and V, "III" and Amend old General Note IV (now General Note III) as follows^ after "11-C" insert "11-G"; change "36-C" to read "36-D"; and after»2fo-b" insert "303-D". Amend the last sentence of the first paragraph of eld General Note V (now General Note IV) by inserting "225-C" after "211-D".