Summary: S.239 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (02/01/2001)

Cuba Food and Medicine Access Act of 2001 - Exempts from the embargo on trade with Cuba (including prohibitions under the Cuban Democracy Act of 1992 against the unloading at a U.S. port of vessels that previously entered a Cuban port to engage in trade) the export of any agricultural commodities, medicines, or medical devices, 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 Congress on existing U.S. agricultural export promotion and credit programs to determine how they can be carried out to promote the consumption of U.S. agricultural commodities in Cuba.

Repeals a specified section of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 prohibiting travel incident to the commercial sale of agricultural commodities to, or tourist travel by U.S. citizens to or from, Cuba.