H.R.528 - To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of Armenia.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-9] (Introduced 02/04/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||02/06/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 528 Introduced in House (IH)] 108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 528 To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of Armenia. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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. <all>