Celebrating the 19th Amendment/Closure Notices

On August 6, join AmericasTownHall virtual celebration "The 19th at 100!" Presented with All in Together, 19th News, the US National Archives, and presidential libraries, a group of women luminaries, and other leading figures will discuss the past, present, and future of women’s equality. The celebration occurs on August 6, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm PDT, to register for this free online event, please see the invitation at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-amendment-past-present-and-future-tick...


We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. This includes docents, volunteers and interns. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at reagan.library@nara.gov. Please check our website, reaganlibrary.gov or www.archives.gov/coronavirus  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. This includes in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings. For online education information, please see our educational resources.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus) https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



Memorandum on the Generalized System of Preferences

May 19, 1987

Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative

Subject: Actions concerning the Generalized System of Preferences

Pursuant to section 504(f) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the Act) (19 U.S.C. 2464(f)), I am hereby acting to modify the application of duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) currently being afforded to certain beneficiary developing countries. Such countries are Bahrain, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, and Nauru.

Specifically, I have determined, under the provisions of section 504(f), that the per capita gross national product for each such country for calendar year 1985, calculated on the basis of the best available information, exceeds the applicable limit provided in section 504(f)(2). Accordingly, pursuant to section 504(f)(1)(A), beginnning on July 1, 1986, and continuing through June 30, 1988, the limitations on preferential treatment provided under section 504(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2464(c)(1)(B)) shall be applied substituting ``25 percent'' for ``50 percent.'' Furthermore, pursuant to section 504(f)(1)(B), effective July 1, 1988, such countries shall no longer be treated as beneficiary developing countries, and articles the product of any such country shall no longer receive preferential treatment under the GSP.

This determination shall be published in the Federal Register.

Ronald Reagan

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 3:11 p.m., May 20, 1987]

Note: The memorandum was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on May 20.