Summary: H.R.2135 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2135. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/10/1997)

International Tobacco Responsibility Act of 1997 - Makes it unlawful to export to a foreign country cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products manufactured, imported, or packaged for distribution in the United States, unless in the country's primary language: (1) the package bears one of the specified warnings; and (2) the advertising bears one of the specified warnings. Authorizes the President to waive such prohibition if the importing country has similar or more stringent labeling or advertising requirements.

Sets forth penalties.

Prohibits the use of funds to: (1) affect restrictions imposed by foreign countries with respect to the sale of tobacco products; or (2) promote the export of such products in such country.

Requires any interagency committee established to assist the United States Trade Representative in performing certain functions to include Department of Health and Human Services representatives with respect to any case involving specified tobacco products.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that the President should urge the United Nations to create a UN Conference to address the use of tobacco worldwide and to implement regulations to decrease its use.