Text: H.R.1053 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 109-205 (03/23/2006)
[109th Congress Public Law 205]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 109-205
To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade
relations treatment) to the products of Ukraine. <<NOTE: Mar. 23,
2006 - [H.R. 1053]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 19 USC 2434 note.>> FINDINGS.
Congress finds as follows:
(1) Ukraine allows its citizens the right and opportunity to
emigrate, free of any heavy tax on emigration or on the visas or
other documents required for emigration and free of any tax,
levy, fine, fee, or other charge on any citizens as a
consequence of the desire of such citizens to emigrate to the
country of their choice.
(2) Ukraine has received normal trade relations treatment
since 1992 and has been found to be in full compliance with the
freedom of emigration requirements under title IV of the Trade
Act of 1974 since 1997.
(3) Since the establishment of an independent Ukraine in
1991, Ukraine has made substantial progress toward the creation
of democratic institutions and a free-market economy.
(4) Ukraine has committed itself to ensuring freedom of
religion, respect for rights of minorities, and eliminating
intolerance and has been a paragon of inter-ethnic cooperation
and harmony, as evidenced by the annual human rights reports of
the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
and the United States Department of State.
(5) Ukraine has taken major steps toward global security by
ratifying the Treaty on the Reduction and Limitation of
Strategic Offensive Weapons (START I) and the Treaty on the Non-
Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, subsequently turning over the
last of its Soviet-era nuclear warheads on June 1, 1996, and
agreeing, in 1998, not to assist Iran with the completion of a
program to develop and build nuclear breeding reactors, and has
fully supported the United States in nullifying the Anti-
Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty.
(6) At the Madrid Summit in 1997, Ukraine became a member of
the North Atlantic Cooperation Council of the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization (NATO), and has been a participant in the
Partnership for Peace (PfP) program since 1994.
(7) Ukraine is a peaceful state which established exemplary
relations with all neighboring countries, and consistently
pursues a course of European integration with a commitment to
ensuring democracy and prosperity for its citizens.
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(8) Ukraine has built a broad and durable relationship with
the United States and has been an unwavering ally in the
struggle against international terrorism that has taken place
since the attacks against the United States that occurred on
September 11, 2001.
(9) Ukraine has concluded a bilateral trade agreement with
the United States that entered into force on June 23, 1992, and
is in the process of acceding to the World Trade Organization
(WTO). On March 6, 2006, the United States and Ukraine signed a
bilateral market access agreement as a part of the WTO accession
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 19 USC 2434 note.>> TERMINATION OF APPLICATION OF TITLE
IV OF THE TRADE ACT OF 1974 TO THE PRODUCTS OF UKRAINE.
(a) Presidential Determinations and Extension 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
(2) after making a determination under paragraph (1) with
respect to Ukraine, proclaim the extension of nondiscriminatory
treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of
(b) Termination of Applicability of Title IV.--On and after the
effective date under subsection (a) of the extension of
nondiscriminatory treatment to the products of Ukraine, title IV of the
Trade Act of 1974 shall cease to apply to that country.
Approved March 23, 2006.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1053 (S. 632):
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006):
Mar. 8, considered and passed House.
Mar. 9, considered and passed Senate.
WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 42 (2006):
Mar. 23, Presidential remarks.