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104th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 3622

     To provide for the substitution of the term ``standard trade 
   relations'' in lieu of ``nondiscriminatory treatment'' and ``most-
          favored-nation treatment'', and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 12, 1996

Mr. Chrysler (for himself, Mr. Camp, Mr. Bunn of Oregon, Mr. Heineman, 
Mr. Jones, Mr. Bono, Mr. Riggs, Mr. McCollum, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, 
 Mr. Gutknecht, Mr. Ehlers, Mr. Gingrich, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. Rogers, Mr. 
    Kolbe, Mr. Laughlin, Mr. Tauzin, Mr. Whitfield, Mrs. Johnson of 
Connecticut, Mr. Upton, and Mr. Hastert) introduced the following bill; 
which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition 
 to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined 
 by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as 
        fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
     To provide for the substitution of the term ``standard trade 
   relations'' in lieu of ``nondiscriminatory treatment'' and ``most-
          favored-nation treatment'', and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Standard Trade Relations Act''.

SEC. 2. STANDARD TRADE RELATIONS.

    Except as otherwise provided in any other provision of law, any 
duty or other import restriction or duty-free treatment proclaimed in 
carrying out any trade agreement shall apply to products of all foreign 
countries, whether imported directly or indirectly.

SEC. 3. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS; STATUTORY REFERENCES.

    (a) Redesignation of Most-Favored-Nation Principle.--(1) Section 
251 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1881) is amended in 
the section heading by striking ``most-favored-nation'' and inserting 
``standard trade relations''.
    (2) Section 126 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2136) is 
amended in the section heading by striking ``reciprocal 
nondiscriminatory treatment'' and inserting ``standard trade relations 
principle''.
    (b) References in Other Laws.--Any reference in any provision of 
law to ``nondiscriminatory treatment'' or ``most-favored-nation'' 
treatment, with respect to the tariff treatment of products of a 
country, shall be deemed to refer to the standard trade relations 
principle set forth in section 2.

SEC. 4. MODIFICATION OF RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE 
              SENATE.

    It shall not be in order in either the House of Representatives or 
the Senate to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, 
or conference report which contains any provision referring to ``most-
favored-nation'' or ``nondiscriminatory treatment'' with respect to the 
tariff treatment of products of a country.
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