Text: H.R.1642 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 104-203 (09/25/1996)
[104th Congress Public Law 203]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[[Page 110 STAT. 2872]]
Public Law 104-203
To extend nondiscriminatory treatment (most-favored-nation treatment) to
products of Cambodia, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Sept. 25,
1996 - [H.R. 1642]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. CONGRESSIONAL FINDINGS.
The Congress finds that--
(1) despite recent increases in acts of repression by the
Cambodian Government and growing government corruption that has
contributed to substantial environmental degradation, Cambodia
has made some progress towards democratic rule after 20 years of
undemocratic regimes and civil war, and is striving to rebuild
its market economy;
(2) extension of unconditional most-favored-nation treatment
would assist Cambodia in developing its economy based on free
market principles and becoming competitive in the global
(3) establishing normal commercial relations on a reciprocal
basis with Cambodia will promote United States exports to the
rapidly growing Southeast Asian region and expand opportunities
for United States business and investment in the Cambodian
(4) expanding bilateral trade relations that includes a
commercial agreement may promote further progress by Cambodia on
human rights and democratic rule and assist
Cambodia in adopting regional and world trading rules and
SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF NONDISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT TO THE PRODUCTS OF
(a) Harmonized Tariff Schedule Amendment.--General note 3(b) of the
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is amended by striking
(b) Effective Date.--The <<NOTE: Federal Register, publication.>>
amendment made by subsection (a) applies with respect to goods entered,
or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the effective
date of a notice published in the Federal Register by the United States
Trade Representative that a trade agreement obligating reciprocal most-
favored-nation treatment between Cambodia and the United States has
entered into force.
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SEC. 3. REPORT TO CONGRESS.
The President shall submit to the Congress, not later than 18 months
after the date of the enactment of this Act, a report on the trade
relations between the United States and Cambodia pursuant to the trade
agreement described in section 2(b).
Approved September 25, 1996.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1642:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 104-160 (Comm. on Ways and Means).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 104-264 (Comm. on Finance).
Vol. 141 (1995):
July 10, 11, considered and passed
Vol. 142 (1996):
July 25, considered and passed
Sept. 12, House concurred in Senate
WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 32 (1996):
Sept. 25, Presidential statement.