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Trade Accountability Study Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To assess the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the entry of the People's Republic of China into the World Trade Organization on American jobs, the environment, and worker rights.


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Date
02/13/2003Introduced in House

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Date
02/19/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
02/13/2003Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/13/2003Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Ways and Means02/13/2003 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade02/19/2003 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/13/2003)

Trade Accountability Study Act - Establishes the Trade Impact Review Commission to determine: (1) the extent to which exports of U.S. goods to North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries, and imports into the United States of goods from NAFTA countries, have increased or decreased since January 1, 1994; (2) the number of jobs in the United States that have resulted from increased exports of U.S. goods to NAFTA countries, and the number of jobs in the United States that have been lost as a result of increased imports into the United States of goods from NAFTA countries, since January 1, 1994; (3) the extent to which exports of U.S. goods to the People's Republic of China, and imports into the United States of Chinese goods, have increased or decreased, since December 11, 2001; and (4) the number of jobs in the United States that have resulted from increased exports of U.S. goods to China, and the number of jobs in the United States lost as a result of increased imports into the United States of goods from China, since December 11, 2001.

Directs the President to certify annually to Congress whether or not: (1) each NAFTA country is meeting its commitments with respect to the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation and the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation; and (2) China is meeting its obligations with respect to the protection of the environment and worker rights because of its accession to the World Trade Organization, including commitments made to the United States.