Summary: H.R.1887 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (06/27/1995)

Amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to authorize appropriations for FY 1996 and 1997 for the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).

Amends the Customs Procedural Reform and Simplification Act of 1978 to authorize appropriations for FY 1996 and 1997 for the United States Customs Service for: (1) noncommercial and commercial operations; and (2) the air and marine interdiction programs, including support to other Federal, State, and local agencies in their enforcement of customs and other laws and emergency humanitarian efforts.

Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to authorize appropriations for FY 1996 and 1997 for the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Amends the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act to repeal the mandate for an annual report regarding the economic impact of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Program on U.S. industries and consumers.

Amends the Andean Trade Preference Act to change from annual to biennial the ITC's report to the Congress regarding the Act's: (1) economic impact on U.S. industries and consumers; and (2) its effectiveness in promoting drug-related crop eradication efforts of the beneficiary countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru).

Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to repeal the mandate for the East-West Trade Statistics Monitoring System.

Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to require the President's annual report to the Congress on the trade agreements program and the national trade policy agenda to include: (1) a listing of trade agreements entered into by the United States since 1984 which afford increased market access or reduce barriers and other trade distorting practices by other parties to those agreements; and (2) a description of any actions taken during the preceding calendar year to ensure compliance with such agreements by those other parties.