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Public Papers - 1989 - October

Message to the Congress on Trade With Hungary


To the Congress of the United States:

I hereby transmit the documents referred to in Subsections 402(b) and 409(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 (``the Act''), 19 U.S.C. 2432(b) and 2439(b), with respect to the consistency of the emigration laws and policies of the Republic of Hungary with the criteria set out in Subsections 402(a) and 409(a) of that Act, 19 U.S.C. 2432(a) and 2439(a). These documents constitute my decision that a waiver of Subsections (a) and (b) of Section 402 of the Act will no longer be required for the Republic of Hungary.

I include as part of these documents my Determination that the Republic of Hungary is not in violation of paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of Subsection 402(a) or paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of Subsection 409(a) of the Act. I also include information as to the nature and implementation of the emigration laws and policies of the Republic of Hungary and restrictions or discrimination applied to or against persons wishing to emigrate, including those persons wishing to emigrate to the United States to join close relatives.

George Bush

The White House,

October 26, 1989.

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