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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 528

To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade 
            relations treatment) to the products of Armenia.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            February 4, 2003

Mr. Knollenberg (for himself and Mr. Pallone) introduced the following 
      bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL


 
To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade 
            relations treatment) to the products of Armenia.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

    Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) Armenia has been found to be in full compliance with 
        the freedom of emigration requirements under title IV of the 
        Trade Act of 1974.
            (2) The World Trade Organization's General Council voted on 
        December 10, 2002, to approve Armenia's full accession to the 
        Organization.
            (3) Since declaring its independence from the Soviet Union 
        in 1991, Armenia has made considerable progress in enacting 
        free-market reforms within a stable democratic framework.
            (4) Armenia has demonstrated a strong desire to build a 
        friendly and cooperative relationship with the United States 
        and has concluded many bilateral treaties and agreements with 
        the United States.
            (5) Total United States-Armenia bilateral trade for 2002 
        amounted to more than $134,200,000.

SEC. 2. TERMINATION OF APPLICATION OF TITLE IV OF THE TRADE ACT OF 1974 
              TO ARMENIA.

    (a) Presidential Determinations and Extensions of Nondiscriminatory 
Treatment.--Notwithstanding any provision of title IV of the Trade Act 
of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2431 et seq.), the President may--
            (1) determine that such title should no longer apply to 
        Armenia; and
            (2) after making a determination under paragraph (1) with 
        respect to Armenia, proclaim the extension of nondiscriminatory 
        treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of 
        that country.
    (b) Termination of Application of Title IV.--On and after the 
effective date of the extension under subsection (a)(2) of 
nondiscriminatory treatment to the products of Armenia, title IV of the 
Trade Act of 1974 shall cease to apply to that country.
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