Text: H.R.6136 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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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  (3) has withdrawn from Cyprus all Turkish military forces in excess of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.