H.R.6136 - To provide for the withdrawal of most favored nation status from the Republic of Turkey and to provide for the restoration of such status if certain conditions are fulfilled.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-3] (Introduced 10/05/1992)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/06/1992 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade. (All Actions)|
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HR 6136 IH 102d CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 6136 To provide for the withdrawal of most favored nation status from the Republic of Turkey and to provide for the restoration of such status if certain conditions are fulfilled. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 5, 1992 Mr. MATSUI (for himself, Mr. DOWNEY, and Ms. PELOSI) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means A BILL To provide for the withdrawal of most favored nation status from the Republic of Turkey 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 THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY. (a) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subsection (b), nondiscriminatory treatment shall not apply with respect to any goods that-- (1) are the product of the Republic of Turkey; 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. (b) RESTORATION OF NONDISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT- Notwithstanding subsection (a), the President may restore nondiscriminatory treatment to goods that are the product of the Republic of Turkey 30 days after the President certifies to the Congress that the Government of the Republic of Turkey-- (1) has released or accounted for the 5 Americans abducted by Turkish forces during the invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and the 1,614 Greek Cypriots who have been missing since that invasion; (2) has restored to original condition for Christian worship those churches in the occupied parts of Cyprus that were converted to mosques in violation of the Geneva Conventions; (3) has withdrawn from Cyprus all Turkish military forces in excess of those permitted by the 1960 Treaty of Alliance and all Turkish colonists; (4) has returned the area of Famagusta/Varosha to the Government of Cyprus; (5) has returned the property of United States citizens that was illegally taken by Turkish forces and the illegal Denktash Turkish Cypriot regime to the owners and has turned over to such owners the gains resulting from the use of the property while expropriated; (6) has undertaken negotiations that have resulted in progress toward establishing a democracy in Cyprus; (7) has halted its massive violations of the human rights of its Kurdish citizens; and (8) is in compliance with the United Nations Charter, specified United Nations resolutions, and the North Atlantic Treaty and is not engaged in human rights violations or ethnic cleansing.