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Passed Senate amended (07/16/1998)

Calls upon the Government of Japan to: (1) live up to the standards it has set for open competitive markets; and (2) fully support the representations that it made to a dispute settlement panel of the World Trade Organization regarding deregulation, transparency, nondiscrimination, open distribution systems, and vigorous enforcement of competition laws with respect to consumer photographic film and paper as well as other sectors, such as autos and auto parts, glass, paper and wood products, and telecommunications, that face similar market access barriers there.

Urges the President, the United States Trade Representative, and other appropriate officers of the executive branch to exercise fully existing authority to achieve these objectives.

Requests the President to report to the Congress at least semiannually on access to Japanese markets for consumer photographic film and paper.