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further extension for an additional period of 1 year from and after the expiration of any immediately preceding extension which may have been granted, and to continue the liability therefor under the bond for such 3year period and to extend the liability under the bond to cover such extension or further extension of 1 year. Now, Therefore, This is to certify that

principal, and

and sureties, on the bond described above, hereby stipulate and agree that, in consideration of the granting of an extension or further extension of 1 year of the 3-year period during which the merchandise may remain in ware. house, their liability under the bond as to such merchandise shall cover such 1-year extension or further extension, together with the original 3-year period.

Witness our hands and seals this...... day of..------ 19.---.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of

(Name) (Address) Ву

(Name and official title) A sufficient number of copies of this agreement shall be furnished to permit retention of the original in the Bureau and the filing of one copy at each of the ports where the entries involved were filed.

(e) There shall also be furnished with either of the agreements or the new bond required in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) of this section a statement of the proprietor of the warehouse in which the merchandise concerned is stored, consenting to the extension or further extension covered by the agreement or new bond, or certifying that all charges or amounts due or owing to the proprietor for storage or handling of the merchandise concerned up to the date of the beginning of the 1-year period of extension or further extension covered by the agreement or new bond have been paid. Such statements hall not be required in cases in which the principal on the agreement or new bond is the proprietor of the warehouse in which the merchandise is stored.

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CHAPTER UNITED STATES TARIFF COMMISSION

Part 200 201 202 203 204 205

Employee responsibilities and conduct.
Rules of general application.
Investigations of costs of production.
Investigations of alleged unfair practices in import trade.
Investigations of effects of imports on agricultural programs.
Investigations to determine probable economic effect on industries of United

States tariff concessions which may be included in proposed trade agree

ments. Investigations of import injury to industries, firms, or workers due to trade

agreement concessions. Review of actions providing additional tariff protection to industries to

prevent or remedy serious injury from imports. Investigations of dumping injury to domestic industry.

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PART 200-EMPLOYEE RESPONSI

BILITIES AND CONDUCT

Subpart A-General Provisions Sec. 200.735–101 Purpose. 200.735–102 Definitions. 200.735–103 Counseling service. 200.735–104 Disciplinary and other remedial

action. 200.735–104a Proscribed actions. Subpart B-Provisions Governing Ethical and Other Conduct and Responsibilities of Employees 200.735–105 Gifts, entertainment and favors. 200.735–106 Outside employment and other

activities. 200.735–107 Financial interests. 200.735–108 Use of Government property. 200.735–109 Misuse of information. 200.735–110 Indebtedness. 200.735–111 Gambling, betting, and lot

teries. 200.735–112 General conduct prejudicial to

the Government. 200.735–113 Miscellaneous statutory provi

sions.

Subpart C-Provisions Governing Statements of

Employment and Financial Interests Sec. 200.735–114 Employees required to submit

statements. 200.735-114a Employee complaints on filing

requirements. 200.735–115 Forms Interests not to be

reported. 200.735–116 Time and place for submission

of employees' statements. 200.735–117 Supplementary statements. 200.735–118 Interests of employees' rele

tives. 200.735–119 Information not known by em

ployees. 200.735–120 Information prohibited. 200.735–121 Confidentiality of employees'

statements. 200.735–122 Special Government employees. 200.735–123 Effect of employees' and special

Government employees' state

ments on other requirements. AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 200 issued under E.O. 11222, 30 F.R. 6469, 3 CFR, 1965 Supp.; 5 CFR 735.101 et seq.

SOURCE: The provisions of this part 200 appear at 31 F.R. 2593, Feb. 10, 1966, unlere otherwise noted.

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Subpart A-General Provisions $ 200.735–101 Purpose.

The purpose of the regulations in this part is to maintain the highest standards of honesty, integrity, impartiality, and conduct on the part of all employees of the U.S. Tariff Commission and to maintain public confidence that the business of the Commission is being conducted in accordance with such standards. $ 200.735–102 Definitions.

In this part:

(a) “Commission” means the U.S. Tariff Commission.

(b) “Commissioner" means a Commissioner of the U.S. Tariff Commission.

(c) "Employee" means Commissioner, employee, or special Government employee of the Commission, but, for the purposes of $ $ 200.735–114 to 200.735–123, inclusive, only, the term does not include a Commissioner or a special Government employee.

(d) “Executive order" means Executive Order 11222 of May 8, 1965.

(e) "Person" means an individual, a corporation, a company, an association, a firm, a partnership, a society, a joint stock company, or any other organization or institution.

(f) “Special Government employee" means a “special Government employee" as defined in section 202 of Title 18 of the United States Code who is employed by the Commission. $ 200.735–103 Counseling service.

To provide advice and guidance to employees of the Commission with regard to the matters covered in this part, a Commissioner shall be designated by the Commission to be the Counselor on such matters and the Assistant General Counsel of the Commission shall be the Deputy Counselor. In the absence of the Assistant General Counsel, an employee designated by the Commission shall act as the Deputy Counselor.

(a) The duties of the Counselor shall consist of:

(1) Supervising the counseling seryices to be rendered to Commission employees with respect to the matters covered in this part; and

(2) Serving as the Commission's designee to the Civil Service Commission on such matters.

(b) The duties of the Deputy Counselor shall consist of:

(1) Reviewing each statement of employment and financial interests required to be submitted under this part;

(2) Counseling employees with a view to preventing any violation of the standards of conduct or requirements set forth in this part;

(3) Seeking to resolve any indicated conflict with the standards of conduct or requirements set forth in this part; and

(4) Reporting unresolved conflicts to the Commission, through the Counselor, for such action as the Commission may consider appropriate.

(c) The employee involved in any conflict or apparent conflict shall be given an opportunity to explain such conflict or appearance of conflict. $ 200.735–104 Disciplinary and other

remedial action. (a) An employee who violates any of the regulations in this part may be disciplined. The discliplinary action may be in addition to any other penalty prescribed by law for the violation. In addition to, or in lieu of, disciplinary action, remedial action to end conflicts or appearance of conflicts of interest may include, but is not limited to:

(1) Changes in assigned duties;

(2) Divestment by the employee of his conflicting interest; or

(3) Disqualification for a particular assignment.

(b) Remedial action, whether disciplinary or otherwise, shall be effected in accordance with any applicable laws, Executive orders, and regulations. Subpart B-Provisions Governing Eth

ical and Other Conduct and Respon

sibilities of Employees $ 200.735–104a Proscribed actions.

An employee shall avoid any action, whether or not specifically prohibited by this subpart, which might result in, or create the appearance of:

(a) Using public office for private gain;

(b) Giving preferential treatment to any person;

(c) Impeding Government efficiency or economy;

(d) Losing complete independence or impartiality;

(e) Making a Government decision outside official channels; or

(f) Affecting adversely the confidence of the public in the integrity of the Government. [32 F.R. 16210, Nov. 28, 1967] $ 200.735–105 Gifts, entertainment, and

favors. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no employee may solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, any gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, loan, or any other thing of monetary value from any person who:

(1) Has, or is seeking to obtain, contractual or other business or financial relations with the Commission:

(2) Conducts operations or activities that are being investigated by the Commission; or

(3) Has interests that may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of the employee's official duty.

(b) The prohibitions set forth under paragraph (a) of this section shall not apply to:

(1) Solicitations or acceptances based on obvious family or personal relationships (such as those between parents, children, or spouse of the employee and the employee) when the circumstances make it clear that it is those relationships rather than the business of the persons concerned which are the motivating factors;

(2) The acceptance of food and refreshments of nominal value on infrequent occasions in the ordinary course of a luncheon or dinner meeting or other meeting or on a field trip, where an employee may properly be in attendance;

(3) The acceptance of loans from banks or other financial institutions on customary terms to finance proper and usual activities of employees, such as home mortgage loans; and

(4) The acceptance of unsolicited advertising or promotional material, such as pens, pencils, note pads, calendars, and other items of nominal value.

(c) An employee shall not solicit a contribution from another employee for a gift to an official superior, make a donation as a gift to an official superior, or accept a gift from an employee receiving less pay than himself (5 U.S.C. 7351). However, this paragraph does not prohibit a voluntary gift of nominal value or donation in a nominal amount made on a special occasion such as marriage, illness, or retirement.

(d) An employee shall not accept a gift, present, decoration, or other thing from a foreign government unless authorized by Congress as provided by the Constitution and in 5 U.S.C. 7342.

(e) Neither this section nor $ 200.735– 106 precludes an employee from receipt of bona fide reimbursement, unless prohibited by law, for expenses of travel and such other necessary subsistence as is compatible with this part for which no Government payment or reimbursement is made. However, this paragraph does not allow an employee to be reimbursed, or payment to be made on his behalf, for excessive personal living expenses, gifts, entertainment or other personal benefits, nor does it allow an employee to be reimbursed by a person for travel on official business under agency orders when reimbursement is proscribed by Decision B-128527 of the Comptroller General dated March 7, 1967. [32 F.R. 16210, Nov. 28, 1967] $ 200.735–106 Outside employment and

other activities. (a) An employee may engage in outside employment or other outside activity not incompatible with the full and proper discharge of the duties and responsibilities of his Government employment: Provided, That no Commissioner shall actively engage in any other business, vocation, or employment than that of serving as a Commissioner (19 U.S.C. 1330(c)). Incompatible activities include but are not limited to:

(1) Acceptance of a fee, compensation, gift, payment of expense, or any other thing of monetary value in circumstances in which acceptance may result in, or create the appearance of, conflicts of interest; or

(2) Outside employment tending to impair the employee's capacity to perform his Government duties and responsibilities in an acceptable manner.

(b) An employee (except a special Government employee) shall not receive any salary or anything of monetary value from a private source as compensation for his services to the Government (18 U.S.C. 209).

(c) Employees are encouraged to engage in teaching, lecturing, and writing that is not prohibited by law, the Executive order, or this part. However, an employee shall not, either for or without compensation, engage in teaching, lec

turing, or writing that is dependent on information obtained as a result of his Government employment, except when that information has been made available to the general public or will be made available on request, or when the Commission gives authorization for the use of nonpublic information (other than information received in confidence) on the basis that the use is in the public interest and would not be in violation of law. In addition, Commissioners shall not receive compensation or anything of monetary value for any consultation, lecture, discussion, writing, or appearance the subject matter of which is devoted substantially to the responsibilities, programs, or operations of the Commission, or which draws substantially on official data or ideas which have not become part of the body of public information.

(d) An employee shall not engage in outside employment under a State or local government, except in accordance with 5 CFR Part 734 when not otherwise prohibited by law.

(e) This section does not preclude an employee from:

(1) Participation in the activities of national or State political parties not proscribed by law.

(2) Participation in the affairs of, or acceptance of, an award for a meritorious public contribution or achievement given by a charitable, religious, professional, social, fraternal, nonprofit educational and recreational, public service, or civic organization. (32 F.R. 16210, Nov. 28, 1967) $ 200.735–107 Financial interests.

(a) An employee shall not:

(1) Have a direct or indirect financial interest that conflicts substantially, or appears to conflict substantially, with his Government duties or responsibilities; or

(2) Engage in, directly or indirectly, a financial transaction as a result of, or primarily relying on, information obtained through his Government employment.

(b) This section does not preclude an employee from having a financial interest or engaging in financial transactions to the same extent as a private citizen not employed by the Government so long as it is not prohibited by law, the Executive order, or this part.

8 200.735–108 Use of Government prop

erty. An employee shall not directly or indirectly use, or allow the use of, Government property of any kind, including property leased to the Government, for other than officially approved activities. An employee has a positive duty to protect and conserve Government property, including equipment, supplies, and other property issued to him. $ 200.735–109 Misuse of information.

For the purpose of furthering a private interest, an employee shall not, except as provided in $ 200.735–106(c), directly or indirectly use, or allow the use of, official information obtained through or in connection with his Government employment which has not been made available to the general public. & 200.735–110 Indebtedness.

An employee shall pay each just financial obligation in a proper and timely manner, especially one imposed by law such as Federal, State or local taxes. For the purpose of this section a "just financial obligation" means one acknowledged by the employee or reduced to judgment by a court, and “in a proper and timely manner” means in a manner which the Commission determines does not, under the circumstances, reflect adversely on the Government as his employer. In the event of a dispute between an employee and an alleged creditor, the Commission shall make no determination of the validity or amount of the disputed debt. $ 200.735–111 Gambling, betting, and

lotteries. An employee shall not participate, while on Government-owned or leased property or while on duty for the Government, in any gambling activity including the operation of a gambling device, in conducting a lottery or pool, in a game for money or property, or in selling or purchasing a numbers slip or ticket. However, this section does not preclude activities:

(a) Necessitated by an employee's law enforcement duties; or

(b) Under Section 3 of Executive Order 10927 and similar Commissionapproved activities.

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