S.Con.Res.50 - Anti-Boycott Resolution of 1993103rd Congress (1993-1994)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ] (Introduced 11/05/1993)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations | House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/21/1993 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. Con. Res. 50 Enrolled Bill (ENR)] S.Con.Res. 50 Agreed to November 21, 1993 One Hundred Third Congress of the United States of America AT THE FIRST SESSION Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the fifth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-three Concurrent Resolution Whereas the signing on September 13, 1993, of the Declaration of Principles between the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Government of Israel signals a new era of cooperation in the Middle East; Whereas a true peace in the Middle East can only be established and remain in effect if there is economic stability and cooperation in the region; Whereas adherence to the Arab League boycott of Israel is a source of economic instability in the Middle East; Whereas the members of the Arab League instituted a primary boycott against Israel in 1948; Whereas in the early 1950's the Arab states instituted a secondary and tertiary boycott against United States and other firms because of their commercial ties to Israel; Whereas the boycott attempts to use economic blackmail to force United States firms to comply with boycott regulation; Whereas the boycott was cited by the United States Trade Representative in the 1992 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers as an ``additional legal restraint to United States trade in the region''; Whereas hundreds of United States firms have been blacklisted and barred from doing business with members of the Arab League under the secondary and tertiary boycott; Whereas the total damage caused by the boycott is unknown because the number of United States firms that conduct business with Israel have not attempted commercial transactions with members of the Arab League; due to the boycott is uncertain; and Whereas the United States has a policy of prohibiting United States firms from providing Arab states with the requested information about compliance to boycott regulation: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This resolution may be cited as the ``Anti-Boycott Resolution of 1993''. SEC. 2. EXPRESSION OF CONGRESSIONAL VIEWS. The Congress-- (1) believes the continuation of the Arab League boycott of Israel will be a severe impediment to the economic prosperity of all participating nations and to the establishment of a lasting peace and prosperity in the Middle East; (2) believes the secondary and tertiary boycott cause substantial economic losses to United States firms; (3) welcomes the actions by those members of the Arab League that have begun dismantling the secondary and tertiary boycott, and urges them to continue their efforts until a complete dissolution of the primary, secondary, and tertiary boycott is achieved; (4) hopes that the indefinite postponement of the October 24, 1993, meeting of the Central Boycott Committee signals an end to the placement of more United States firms on the boycott list and a willingness to dismantle the boycott in its entirety; (5) urges those states that have begun to or are considering dismantling all forms of the boycott to proceed promptly with such dismantlement; (6) urges those states that are still enforcing the boycott to dismantle the boycott in all its forms and to issue the necessary laws, rules, and regulations to ensure that United States firms have free and open access to Arab markets regardless of their business relationships with Israel; (7) urges those states, in addition, to cease enforcing and requiring participation in the boycott in its primary, secondary, and tertiary forms; (8) urges the United States Government to continue to raise the boycott as an unfair trade practice in every appropriate international trade forum; and (9) expresses the sense of the Congress that the end of the Arab League boycott of Israel is of great urgency to the United States Government and will continue to be a priority issue in all bilateral relations with participating states until its complete dissolution. Attest: Secretary of the Senate. Attest: Clerk of the House of Representatives.