H.R.1140 - To require prior congressional approval before the United States supports the admission of the People's Republic of China into the World Trade Organization, and to provide for the withdrawal of the United States from the World Trade Organization if China is accepted into the WTO without the support of the United States.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gephardt, Richard A. [D-MO-3] (Introduced 03/20/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Rules|
|Latest Action:||03/31/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1140 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/20/1997)
Prohibits the United States from supporting the admission of China into the World Trade Organization (WTO) unless the Congress passes a joint resolution, according to specified procedures, allowing the United States to support such admission.
Directs the President to: (1) notify the Congress if China becomes a member of the WTO without the support of the United States; and (2) submit notice of the withdrawal of the United States from the WTO Agreement.
Makes a conforming amendment to the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.