H.R.3622 - Standard Trade Relations Act104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Chrysler, Dick [R-MI-8] (Introduced 06/12/1996)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Rules|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/12/1996 Referred to House Rules (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 104th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 3622 Introduced in House (IH)] 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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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. <all>