S.2624 - A bill to require the United States Trade Representative to pursue a complaint of anti-competitive practices against certain oil exporting countries.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ] (Introduced 07/08/2004)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||07/08/2004 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S7838) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2624 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/08/2004)
Requires the President to initiate consultations with Indonesia, Kuwait, Nigeria, Qatar, The United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela to seek their elimination of any action that limits the production or distribution of oil, natural gas, or any other petroleum product, sets or maintains the price of any such product, or otherwise is an action in restraint of trade with respect to such products when such action constitutes an act, policy, or practice that is unjustifiable and burdens and restricts U.S. commerce.
Requires the U.S. Trade Representative to: (1) initiate World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute proceedings if the consultation is not successful with respect to any such country; and (2) take appropriate action regarding the country under U.S. trade remedy laws.