H.R.5423 - To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to prevent circumvention of the sugar tariff-rate quotas.106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] (Introduced 10/06/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/16/2000 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (10/06/2000)
[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 5423 Introduced in House (IH)] 2d Session H. R. 5423 To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to prevent circumvention of the sugar tariff-rate quotas. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 6, 2000 Mr. Simpson (for himself, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Baker, Mr. Barcia, Mr. Barrett of Nebraska, Mrs. Chenoweth-Hage, Mr. Combest, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. Foley, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Hastings of Washington, Mr. Jefferson, Mr. John, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Minge, Mrs. Mink of Hawaii, Mr. Nethercutt, Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. Schaffer, Mr. Tauzin, and Mrs. Thurman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to prevent circumvention of the sugar tariff-rate quotas. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. PREVENTION OF CIRCUMVENTION OF SUGAR TARIFF-RATE QUOTAS. (a) Anticircumvention.-- (1) Amendment to additional u.s. notes.--Additional U.S. Note 5(a)(i) of chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is amended-- (A) in the first sentence, by striking ``and 2106.90.44,'' and inserting ``1702.90.40, and 2106.90.44, and any other article (other than an article classified under subheading 1701.11 or 1701.12) that is entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, if the article is subsequently used for the commercial extraction or production of sugar for human consumption, or the article is otherwise used in any manner that circumvents any quota imposed pursuant to the notes to this chapter,''; and (B) in the second sentence, by striking ``and molasses'' and inserting ``, molasses, and other articles,''. (2) Rate of duty.--The rate of duty in effect under subheading 1701.99.10 or 1701.99.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, on the date of entry of articles described in the applicable subheading shall apply to any article which the Secretary of the Treasury determines is circumventing the tariff-rate quota relating to articles described in the applicable subheading. (b) Conforming Amendment.--Chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is amended by striking subheading 1702.90.40 and inserting in numerical sequence the following new subheadings: `` 1702.90.40 Described in 3.6606 cents/kg Free (A*, CA, E*, 6.58170 cents/kg additional U.S. less 0.020668 IL, J, MX) less 0.0622005 note 5 to this cents/kg for each cents/kg for each chapter and degree under 100 degree under 100 entered pursuant degrees (and degrees (and to its provisions. fractions of a fractions of degree in degree in proportion) but proportion) but not less than not less than 3.143854 cents/kg 5.031562 cents/kg 1702.90.45 Other.............. 35.74 cents/kg 28.247 cents/kg 42.05 cents/kg less 0.4 cents/kg for each degree under 100 degrees (and fractions of a degree in proportion) but not less than 18.256 cents/kg (MX) (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section apply to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the 15th day after the date of enactment of this Act. <all>