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Introduced in House (10/01/1996)

 
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[H.R. 4338 Introduced in House (IH)]







104th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4338

To provide relief for domestic producers of tailored wool apparel from 
             increased imports of such apparel from Canada.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 1, 1996

 Mr. LaFAlce introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                      Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL


 
To provide relief for domestic producers of tailored wool apparel from 
             increased imports of such apparel from Canada.

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

SECTION 1. RENEGOTIATION OF QUANTITIES OF WOOL ARTICLES ELIGIBLE FOR 
              TARIFF PREFERENCE LEVELS.

    By not later than January 1, 1998, the President shall take the 
necessary steps to renogotiate with Canada the annual quantity 
limitations of tailored wool apparel assembled in Canada from fabric or 
yarn produced or obtained in a country other than a NAFTA country, that 
is eligible for preferential tariff treatment under Appendix 6.B.1 to 
Annex 300-B of the NAFTA, to reflect current conditions in the wool 
apparel industry located in Canada and the United States, including the 
ability of tailored wool apparel producers to obtain supplies of wool 
fabric within the territories of Canada and the United States.

SEC. 2. AVAILABILITY OF SAFEGUARD PROCEDURES.

    For purposes of part 1 of subtitle A of title III of the North 
American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3351 and 
following)--
            (1) the term ``Canadian article'' shall be deemed to 
        include tailored wool apparel assembled in Canada from fabric 
        or yarn produced or obtained in a country other than a NAFTA 
        country, that is eligible for preferential tariff treatment 
        under Appendix 6.B.1 to Annex 300-B of the NAFTA; and
            (2) subsection (d)(2) of section 302 of the North American 
        Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3352(d)(2)) 
        shall not apply to articles described in paragraph (1).

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    As used in this Act--
            (1) the term ``NAFTA'' means the North American Free Trade 
        Agreement approved by the Congress under section 101(a) of the 
        North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (19 
        U.S.C. 3311(a)); and
            (2) the term ``NAFTA country'' has the meaning given that 
        term in section 2(4) of the North American Free Trade Agreement 
        Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3301(2)).
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