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Short Titles as Introduced

Procompetitiveness and Antiboycott Act of 1991

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Official Title as Introduced

To require that the United States Government hold certain discussions and report to the Congress with respect to the secondary boycott of Israel by Arab countries.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
06/05/1991Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
06/17/1991Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
06/17/1991Referred to the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
06/13/1991Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
06/05/1991Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/05/1991Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/05/1991Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs06/05/1991 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East06/17/1991 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade06/17/1991 Referred to
House Ways and Means06/05/1991 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade06/13/1991 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/05/1991)

Procompetitiveness and Antiboycott Act of 1991 - Directs the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to discuss with representatives from other OECD member countries and to report to the Congress on: (1) the extent to which business enterprises comply with the boycott of Israel by Arab countries; (2) the effectiveness, with respect to the secondary boycott, of antiboycott laws of countries that have them; (3) the extent to which the secondary boycott has skewed global trade and investment, as well as in the Middle East; (4) the extent to which business enterprises not complying with the boycott are placed at a competitive disadvantage; (5) the extent to which the secondary boycott contradicts OECD trade and investment policy; and (6) the development of guidelines, comparable to the prohibitions set forth under the Export Administration Act of 1979, that OECD countries can agree on to eliminate compliance with the boycott.

Requires the United States Trade Representative to enter into discussions with representatives from member countries of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and to report to the Congress on the extent to which: (1) the secondary boycott of Israel has distorted trade; (2) members of and observers to the GATT encourage actions, including the furnishing of information or entering into agreements, which support the boycott; (3) the GATT should work to eliminate the secondary boycott; and (4) GATT articles can be used to eliminate compliance with such boycott.

Requires the President to report to the Congress on progress made to end the boycott.

Requires the Secretary of Commerce to report to the Congress on OECD countries that encourage or fail to discourage compliance with such boycott.