Summary: H.R.4706 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4706. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/21/2000)

WTO Dispute Settlement Review Commission Act - Establishes the WTO Dispute Settlement Review Commission to review: (1) all adverse reports of dispute settlement panels and the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which are adopted by the Dispute Settlement Body and the result of a proceeding initiated against the United States by a WTO member; and (2) upon the request of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), any adverse report of a dispute settlement panel or the Appellate Body which is adopted by the Dispute Settlement Body and in which the United States is a complaining party.

Requires the Commission to determine whether, with respect to an adverse finding, the panel or the Appellate Body exceeded its authority, acted arbitrarily or capriciously, deviated from applicable standards, and added to the obligations, or diminished the rights, of the United States under the Uruguay Round Agreement.

Urges the President to undertake negotiations to amend or modify the Uruguay Round Agreement upon enactment of a joint resolution requesting such negotiations.