Summary: H.Res.598 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/14/1998)

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that its integrity has been impugned by the failure of the executive branch to expeditiously enforce title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 in response to the surge of steel imports resulting from the financial crises in Asia, Russia, and other regions.

Calls upon the President to: (1) immediately review the entry into the U.S. customs territory of all steel products from Australia, China, South Africa, Ukraine, Indonesia, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea, or Brazil; (2) impose a one-year ban on all steel products from any country not abiding by the international trade agreements with respect to imports of all steel products into the United States; (3) establish a task force to closely monitor U.S. imports of steel from other countries to determine whether or not such agreements are being violated; and (4) report to the Congress by January 5, 1999, on any other actions the President has taken, or intends to take, to ensure that all U.S. trading partners abide such agreements with respect to U.S. imports of steel.