Text: H.R.3377 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/25/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3377


To prohibit importation of seafood products of countries that do not prohibit the practice of shark finning, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 25, 2017

Mr. Farenthold introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To prohibit importation of seafood products of countries that do not prohibit the practice of shark finning, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Justice Attributed to Wounded Sharks Act” or “JAWS Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on importation of seafood products of countries that do not prohibit the practice of shark finning.

(a) In general.—No seafood product that is the growth or product of a country described in subsection (b) may be imported into the customs territory of the United States on or after the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(b) Country described.—A country described in this subsection is a country with respect to which the President determines does not prohibit the following:

(1) Shark finning in the territorial waters of the country.

(2) The importation, sale, or possession of shark fins obtained as a result of shark finning.

(c) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES.—The term “customs territory of the United States” has the meaning given such term in general note 2 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

(2) SEAFOOD PRODUCT.—The term “seafood product” means any article that is classified under chapter 3 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

(3) SHARK FINNING.—The term “shark finning” has the meaning given the term in section 9 of the Shark Finning Prohibition Act (16 U.S.C. 1822 note).