Summary: H.R.4306 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/13/2000)

Commercial Competitiveness and Labor Rights in China Act of 2000 - Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to establish a program to conduct rule of law training and technical assistance related to commercial activities in the People's Republic of China (China).

Requires the Secretary of State to provide foreign policy guidance to the Secretary of Commerce to ensure that such program is effectively integrated into U.S. foreign policy.

Authorizes the Secretary of State to establish a program to conduct rule of law training and technical assistance related to labor activities in China (but not to the All-China Federation of Trade Unions).

States that such programs may be used to conduct activities such as: (1) seminars and workshops; (2) drafting of commercial and labor codes; (3) legal training; (4) publications; (5) financing the operating costs for nongovernmental organizations working in this area; and (6) funding the travel of individuals to the United States and to China to provide and receive training.

Authorizes the Secretaries of Commerce and of State, in carrying out such programs, to use any of the authorities contained in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Foreign Service Act of 1980.

Prohibits the provision of any funds under this Act to a component of a ministry or other administrative unit of the national, provincial, or other local governments of China, to a nongovernmental organization, or to an official of such governments or organizations, if the President has credible evidence that such component, administrative unit, organization or official has been materially responsible for the commission of human rights violations.

Authorizes appropriations.