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--H.R.5258--
H.R.5258
One Hundred Second Congress of the United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Friday, the third day of January,
one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two
An Act
An Act to provide for the withdrawal of most favored nation status from
Serbia and Montenegro and to provide for the restoration of such status if
certain conditions are fulfilled.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. WITHDRAWAL OF MOST FAVORED NATION STATUS FROM SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO.
  (a) FINDINGS- The Congress finds that Serbia or Montenegro are not complying
  with the provisions of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and
  Cooperation in Europe (also known as the `Helsinki Final Act'), particularly
  the provisions regarding human rights and humanitarian affairs and are
  not respecting minority rights in Kosovo and Vojvodina.
  (b) WITHDRAWAL OF MFN STATUS- Except as provided in subsection (c),
  nondiscriminatory treatment shall not apply with respect to any goods that--
  (1) are the product of Serbia or Montenegro; and
  (2) are entered into the customs territory of the United States on or
  after the 15th day after the date of the enactment of this Act.
  (c) RESTORATION OF NONDISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT- Notwithstanding subsection
  (b), the President may restore nondiscriminatory treatment to goods that
  are the product of Serbia or Montenegro, as the case may be, 30 days after
  he certifies to the Congress that Serbia or Montenegro, as the case may be--
  (1) has ceased its armed conflict with the other ethnic peoples of the
  region formerly comprising the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia;
  (2) has agreed to respect the borders of the 6 republics that comprised
  the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia under the 1974 Yugoslav
  Constitution; and
  (3) has ceased all support of Serbian forces inside Bosnia-Hercegovina.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.