H.R.3314 - To extend nondiscriminatory (most-favored-nation) treatment to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] (Introduced 09/12/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||10/28/1991 See H.R.3313. (All Actions)|
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HR 3314 IH 102d CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3314 To extend nondiscriminatory (most-favored-nation) treatment to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 12, 1991 Mr. HOYER (for himself, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. FEIGHAN, Mr. RITTER, Ms. SLAUGHTER of New York, Mr. SKAGGS, Mr. WELDON, Mr. JONES of Georgia, Mr. LAUGHLIN, Mr. KLECZKA, Mr. SOLARZ, Mr. GALLO, Mr. HORTON, Mr. KYL, Mr. PENNY, Mr. BROOMFIELD, Mr. COX of Illinois, Mr. MOAKLEY, Mr. ENGEL, Mr. HOBSON, Mr. LENT, Mrs. MEYERS of Kansas, Mr. BILBRAY, Mr. SARPALIUS, Mr. GORDON, Mrs. MORELLA, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. VISCLOSKY, Ms. NORTON, Mr. LEVIN of Michigan, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. HENRY, Mr. ECKART, Mr. MARTINEZ, Mr. FAWELL, Mr. EDWARDS of California, Mr. TORRES, Mr. FOGLIETTA, Mr. SMITH of Florida, and Mr. SCHEUER), introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means A BILL To extend nondiscriminatory (most-favored-nation) treatment to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. FINDINGS. The Congress finds the following: (1) The Government of the United States entered into treaties extending most-favored-nation treatment with the Government of Estonia on August 1, 1925, the Government of Latvia on April 30, 1926, and the Government of Lithuania on July 10, 1926, and those treaties are considered to be still in force. (2) In 1951, in order to prevent the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics from exploiting the preferential trade status of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, the authorized representatives of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania authorized a temporary suspension of most-favored-nation status for the products of those states. (3) The Agreement on Trade Relations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, signed on June 1, 1990, does not apply to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. (4) On September 2, 1991, the United States extended full diplomatic recognition to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and other nations, including the Soviet Union, have also recognized the independence of the Baltic States. SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF MOST-FAVORED-NATION STATUS TO PRODUCTS OF THE BALTIC COUNTRIES. (a) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, nondiscriminatory treatment (most-favored-nation treatment) shall apply to the products of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. (b) CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENT TO TARIFF SCHEDULE- General Note 3(b) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is amended by striking out `Estonia', `Latvia', and `Lithuania'.