H.R.1644 - Cuban Food and Medicine Security Act of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] (Introduced 04/29/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture; International Relations|
|Latest Action:||06/15/1999 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.|
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Summary: H.R.1644 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/29/1999)
Cuban Food and Medicine Security Act of 1999 - Exempts from the embargo on trade with Cuba the export of food and other agricultural products (including fertilizer), medicines, medical supplies, instruments, or equipment, or any travel incident to the delivery of such items. Declares that such exemption shall not apply to certain restrictions imposed under the Export Administration Act of 1979 or the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
Amends the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to study and report to specified congressional committees on existing U.S. agricultural export promotion and credit programs to determine how such programs can be carried out to promote the consumption of U.S. agricultural commodities in Cuba.
Directs the President to report to Congress on: (1) the extent (expressed in volume and dollar amounts) of sales to Cuba of food and other agricultural products (including fertilizer), medicines, medical supplies, instruments, and equipment; (2) the types and end users of such items; and (3) whether there has been any indication that any medicines, medical supplies, instruments, or equipment exported to Cuba since enactment of this Act have been used for torture or other human rights abuses, were reexported, or were used in the production of any bio-technological product.