H.R.1682 - FREE Vietnam Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] (Introduced 04/23/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||06/03/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.|
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Summary: H.R.1682 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/23/2013)
Fostering Rights through Economic Engagement in Vietnam Act or FREE Vietnam Act - Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to add Vietnam to the list of countries ineligible for designation as a beneficiary developing country for purposes of duty-free treatment of its products under the generalized system of preferences unless the President certifies to Congress that Vietnam: (1) is not on the special watch list of countries not in compliance with minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking; (2) does not engage in pervasive violations of internationally-recognized human rights, including freedom of speech and freedom of religion; and (3) otherwise meets the requirements of this Act.
Authorizes the President to waive such requirements if it is in the U.S. national interest.