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106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     106-789

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       MISCELLANEOUS TRADE AND TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS ACT OF 2000

                                _______
                                

 July 25, 2000.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

    Mr. Archer, from the Committee on Ways and Means, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 4868]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

  The Committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred the 
bill (H.R. 4868) to amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty, to 
make other technical amendments to the trade laws, and for 
other purposes, having considered the same, report favorably 
thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill as 
amended do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
 I. Introduction.....................................................58
          A. Purpose and Summary.................................    58
          B. Background..........................................    59
          C. Legislative History.................................    59
II. Explanation of Provisions........................................60
III.Votes of the Committee..........................................133

IV. Budget Effects..................................................134
          A. Committee Estimate of Budgetary Effects.............   134
          B. Statement Regarding New Budget Authority and Tax 
              Expenditures.......................................   134
          C. Cost Estimate Prepared by the Congressional Budget 
              Office.............................................   134
 V. Other Matters To Be Discussed Under the Rules of the House......136
          A. Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations....   136
          B. Summary of Findings and Recommendations of the 
              Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.......   136
          C. Constitutional Authority Statement..................   136
VI. Exchange of Letters with Committee on Commerce..................137

  The amendment is as follows:
  Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``Miscellaneous Trade and Technical 
Corrections Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

  The table of contents of this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Table of contents.

                       TITLE I--TARIFF PROVISIONS

Sec. 1001. Reference.

         Subtitle A--Temporary Duty Suspensions and Reductions

             Chapter 1--New Duty Suspensions and Reductions

Sec. 1101. HIV/AIDS drugs.
Sec. 1102. HIV/AIDS drugs.
Sec. 1103. Triacetoneamine.
Sec. 1104. Instant print film in rolls.
Sec. 1105. Color instant print film.
Sec. 1106. Mixtures of sennosides and mixtures of sennosides and their 
salts.
Sec. 1107. Cibacron Red LS-B HC.
Sec. 1108. Cibacron Brilliant Blue FN-G.
Sec. 1109. Cibacron Scarlet LS-2G HC.
Sec. 1110. MUB 738 INT.
Sec. 1111. Fenbuconazole.
Sec. 1112. 2,6-dichlorotoluene.
Sec. 1113. 3-amino-3-methyl-1-pentyne.
Sec. 1114. Triazamate.
Sec. 1115. Methoxyfenozide.
Sec. 1116. 1-fluoro-2-nitro benzene.
Sec. 1117. PHBA.
Sec. 1118. THQ (toluhydroquinone).
Sec. 1119. Certain chemical compounds.
Sec. 1120. Certain compound optical microscopes.
Sec. 1121. Certain cathode-ray tubes.
Sec. 1122. Other cathode-ray tubes.
Sec. 1123. Certain categories of raw cotton.
Sec. 1124. Rhinovirus drugs.
Sec. 1125. Butralin.
Sec. 1126. Branched dodecylbenzene.
Sec. 1127. A certain fluorinated compound.
Sec. 1128. A certain light absorbing photo dye.
Sec. 1129. Filter blue green photo dye.
Sec. 1130. Certain light absorbing photo dyes.
Sec. 1131. 4,4,-difluorobenzophenone.
Sec. 1132. A certain fluorinated compound.
Sec. 1133. DiTMP.
Sec. 1134. EBP.
Sec. 1135. HPA.
Sec. 1136. APE.
Sec. 1137. TMPDE.
Sec. 1138. TMPME.
Sec. 1139. Tungsten concentrates.
Sec. 1140. 2 chloro amino toluene.
Sec. 1141. Certain ion-exchange resin.
Sec. 1142. 11-aminoundecanoic acid.
Sec. 1143. Dimethoxy butanone (dmb).
Sec. 1144. Dichloro aniline (dca).
Sec. 1145. Diphenyl sulfide.
Sec. 1146. Trifluralin.
Sec. 1147. Diethyl imidazolidinnone (dmi).
Sec. 1148. Ethalfluralin.
Sec. 1149. Benfluralin.
Sec. 1150. 3-amino-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazole (amt).
Sec. 1151. Diethyl phosphorochoridothiate (depct).
Sec. 1152. Refined quinoline.
Sec. 1153. DMDS.
Sec. 1154. Vision inspection systems.
Sec. 1155. Anode presses.
Sec. 1156. Trim and form.
Sec. 1157. Certain assembly machines.
Sec. 1158. Thionyl chloride.
Sec. 1159. Benzyl carbazate (dt-291).
Sec. 1160. Tralkoxydim formulated (``achieve'').
Sec. 1161. KN002.
Sec. 1162. KL084.
Sec. 1163. IN-N5297.
Sec. 1164. Azoxystrobin formulated.
Sec. 1165. Fungaflor 500 EC.
Sec. 1166. NORBLOC 7966.
Sec. 1167. IMAZALIL.
Sec. 1168. 1,5- dichloroanthraquinone.
Sec. 1169. Ultraviolet dye.
Sec. 1170. Vinclozolin.
Sec. 1171. Tepraloxydim.
Sec. 1172. Pyridaben.
Sec. 1173. 2-acetylnicotinic acid.
Sec. 1174. SAMe.
Sec. 1175. Procion Crimson H-EXL.
Sec. 1176. Dispersol Crimson SF Grains.
Sec. 1177. Procion Navy H-EXL.
Sec. 1178. Procion Yellow H-EXL.
Sec. 1179. Ortho-phenyl phenol (``OPP'').
Sec. 1180. 2-methoxypropene.
Sec. 1181. 3,5-difluroaniline.
Sec. 1182. Quinclorac.
Sec. 1183. Dispersol Black XF Grains.
Sec. 1184. Fluroxypyr 1-methylheptyl ester (FME).
Sec. 1185. Solsperse 17260.
Sec. 1186. Solsperse 17000.
Sec. 1187. Solsperse 5000.
Sec. 1188. Certain taed chemicals.
Sec. 1189. Isobornyl acetate.
Sec. 1190. Solvent Blue 124.
Sec. 1191. Solvent Blue 104.
Sec. 1192. Pro-jet magenta 364 stage.
Sec. 1193. Benzenesulfonamide,4-amino-2,5-dimethoxy-n-phenyl.
Sec. 1194. Undecylenic acid.
Sec. 1195. 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid.
Sec. 1196. Iminodisuccinate.
Sec. 1197. Iminodisuccinate salts and aqueous solutions.
Sec. 1198. Poly (vinylchloride) (PVC) self-adhesive sheets.
Sec. 1199. BEPD 2-butyl-2-ethylpropanediol.
Sec. 1200. Cyclohexade-8-en-1-one.
Sec. 1201. A paint additive chemical.
Sec. 1202. Ortho-cumyl-octylphenol (OCOP).
Sec. 1203. Certain polyamides.
Sec. 1204. Mesamoll.
Sec. 1205. Vulkalent E/C.
Sec. 1206. Baytron M.
Sec. 1207. Baytron C-R.
Sec. 1208. Baytron P.
Sec. 1209. Dimethyl dicarbonate.
Sec. 1210. KN001 (a hydrochloride).
Sec. 1211. Methyl thioglycolate.
Sec. 1212. KL540.
Sec. 1213. DPC 083.
Sec. 1214. DPC 961.
Sec. 1215. Sodium petroleum sulfonate.
Sec. 1216. Pro-Jet Cyan 1 Press Paste.
Sec. 1217. Pro-Jet Black Alc Powder.
Sec. 1218. Pro-Jet Fast Yellow 2 RO Feed.
Sec. 1219. Solvent Yellow 145.
Sec. 1220. Pro-Jet Fast Magenta 2 RO Feed.
Sec. 1221. Pro-Jet Fast Cyan 2 Stage.
Sec. 1222. Pro-Jet Cyan 485 Stage.
Sec. 1223. Triflusulfuron methyl formulated product.
Sec. 1224. Pro-Jet Fast Cyan 3 Stage.
Sec. 1225. Pro-Jet Cyan 1 RO Feed.
Sec. 1226. Pro-Jet Fast Black 287 NA Paste/Liquid Feed.
Sec. 1227. 4-(Cyclopropyl--hydroxy-methylene)-3,5-dioxo-
cyclohexanecarboxylic acid ethyl ester.
Sec. 1228. 4'-epimethylamino-4'-deoxyavermectin b1a and b1b benozates.
Sec. 1229. Formulations containing 2-[4-[(5-chloro-3-fluoro-2-
pyridinyl)oxy]-phenoxy]-2-propynyl ester.
Sec. 1230. Certain end-use products containing benzenesulfonamide, 2-
(2-chloro- ethoxy)n-[[4methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-
yl)amino]carbonyl]- and 3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid.
Sec. 1231. Methyl (e, e)-a-(methoxyimino)-2- [[[[1- [3- 
(trifluoromethyl) phenyl] ethylidene] oxy] methyl] benzeneacetate.
Sec. 1232. Formulations containing sulfur.
Sec. 1233. Formulations containing 3-(6-methoxy-4-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-
2-yl)-1-[2-(2-chloro-ethoxy)-phenylsulfonyl]-urea.
Sec. 1234. Formulations containing 4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-n-phenyl-2-
pyrimidinamine-4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-
carbonitrile.
Sec. 1235. (r)-2-[2,6-dimethylphenyl)-methoxyacetyl-amino]-propionic 
acid methyl ester.
Sec. 1236. Formulations containing benzothialdiazole-7-carbothioic acid 
S-methyl ester.
Sec. 1237. Benzothialdiazole-7-carbothioic acid S-methyl ester.
Sec. 1238. O-(4-bromo-2-chlorophenyl)-o-ethyl-s-propyl 
phosphorothioate.
Sec. 1239. 1-[[2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-propyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl] 
methyl]-1H-1,2,4-triazole.
Sec. 1240. Tetrahydro-3-methyl-n-nitro-5[[2-phenylthio)-5-thiazolyl]-4-
h-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-imine.
Sec. 1241. 1-(4-methoxy-6-methyl-triazin-2-yl)-3-[2-(3,3,3-
trifluoropropyl)-phenylsulfonyl]-urea.
Sec. 1242. 1,2,4-triazin-3(2H)one, 4,5-dihydro-6-methyl-4-[(3-pyridinyl 
methylene)amino].
Sec. 1243. 4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-
carbonitrile.
Sec. 1244. Nicosulfuron formulated product (``accent'').
Sec. 1245. Fipronil technical.
Sec. 1246. Monochrome glass envelopes.
Sec. 1247. Ceramic coater.
Sec. 1248. Pro-jet black 263 stage.
Sec. 1249. Pro-jet fast black 286 paste.
Sec. 1250. Certain steam or other vapor generating boilers used in 
nuclear facilities.

          Chapter 2--Existing Duty Suspensions and Reductions

Sec. 1301. Extension of certain existing duty suspensions and 
reductions.
Sec. 1302. Extension of, and other modifications to, existing duty 
reductions.

                  Subtitle B--Other Tariff Provisions

       Chapter 1--Liquidation or Reliquidation of Certain Entries

Sec. 1401. Certain telephone systems.
Sec. 1402. Color television receiver entries.
Sec. 1403. Copper and brass sheet and strip.
Sec. 1404. Antifriction bearings.
Sec. 1405. Other antifriction bearings.

 Chapter 2--Special Classification Relating to Product Development and 
                                Testing

Sec. 1411. Short title.
Sec. 1412. Findings; purpose.
Sec. 1413. Amendments to Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States.
Sec. 1414. Entry procedures.
Sec. 1415. Effective date.

Chapter 3--Prohibition on Importation of Products Made With Dog or Cat 
                                  Fur

Sec. 1421. Short title.
Sec. 1422. Findings and purposes.
Sec. 1423. Prohibition on importation of products made with dog or cat 
fur.

                  Chapter 4--Miscellaneous Provisions

Sec. 1431. Alternative mid-point interest accounting methodology for 
underpayment of duties and fees.
Sec. 1432. Exception from making report of arrival and formal entry for 
certain vessels.
Sec. 1433. Designation of San Antonio International Airport for customs 
processing of certain private aircraft arriving in the United States.
Sec. 1434. International travel merchandise.
Sec. 1435. Change in rate of duty of goods returned to the United 
States by travelers.
Sec. 1436. Treatment of personal effects of participants in 
international athletic events.
Sec. 1437. Collection of fees for Customs services for arrival of 
certain ferries.
Sec. 1438. Establishment of drawback based on commercial 
interchangeability for certain rubber vulcanization accelerators.
Sec. 1439. Exemption from import prohibition.
Sec. 1440. Cargo inspection.
Sec. 1441. Treatment of certain multiple entries of merchandise as 
single entry.
Sec. 1442. Report on Customs procedures.

                       Subtitle C--Effective Date

Sec. 1451. Effective date.

                    TITLE II--OTHER TRADE PROVISIONS

Sec. 2001. Trade adjustment assistance for certain workers affected by 
environmental remediation or closure of a copper mining facility.

                       TITLE I--TARIFF PROVISIONS

SEC. 1001. REFERENCE.

  Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this title an 
amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal 
of, a chapter, subchapter, note, additional U.S. note, heading, 
subheading, or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be 
made to a chapter, subchapter, note, additional U.S. note, heading, 
subheading, or other provision of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (19 U.S.C. 3007).

         Subtitle A--Temporary Duty Suspensions and Reductions

             CHAPTER 1--NEW DUTY SUSPENSIONS AND REDUCTIONS

SEC. 1101. HIV/AIDS DRUGS.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.98        [4R- [3(2S*,3S*),    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     4R*]]-3-[2-Hydroxy-                                                                 2003                    ''.
                                     3-[(3-hydroxy-2-
                                     methyl
                                     benzoyl)amino]-1-
                                     oxo-4-phenylbutyl]-
                                     5,5-dimethyl-N-[(2-
                                     methylphenyl)methy
                                     l]-4-thiazolidine-
                                     carboxamide (CAS
                                     No. 186538-00-1)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2930.90.90).......

SEC. 1102. HIV/AIDS DRUGS.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.99        5-[(3,5-             Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     Dichlorophenyl)-                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     thio]-4-(1-
                                     methylethyl)-1-(4-
                                     pyridinylmethyl)-
                                     1H-imidazole-2-
                                     methanol carbamate
                                     (CAS No. 178979-85-
                                     6) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2933.39.61).......

SEC. 1103. TRIACETONEAMINE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:

``                9902.32.80        2,2,6,6-             Free                 Free                 No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     Tetramethyl-4-                                                                      2003                    ''.
                                     piperidinone
                                     2,2,6,6 (CAS No.
                                     826-36-8)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2933.39.61).......

SEC. 1104. INSTANT PRINT FILM IN ROLLS.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:
      

``                9902.37.02        Instant print film   Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     in rolls (provided                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     for in subheading
                                     3702.20.00).......

SEC. 1105. COLOR INSTANT PRINT FILM.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:
      

``                9902.37.01        Instant print film   2.8%                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     of a kind used for                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     color photography
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3701.20.00).......

SEC. 1106. MIXTURES OF SENNOSIDES AND MIXTURES OF SENNOSIDES AND THEIR 
                    SALTS.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:
      

``                9902.29.75        Mixtures of          Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     sennosides and                                                                      2003                    ''.
                                     mixtures of
                                     sennosides and
                                     their salts
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2938.90.00).......

SEC. 1107. CIBACRON RED LS-B HC.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.04        Reactive red 270     Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 155522-05-                                                                 2003                    ''.
                                     7) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     3204.16.30).......

SEC. 1108. CIBACRON BRILLIANT BLUE FN-G.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:

``            9902.32.88    6,13-Dichloro-   Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             3,10-bis[[2-                                              12/31/2003        ''.
                             [[4-fluoro-6-
                             [(2-
                             sulfonyl)amino
                             ]-1,3,5-
                             triazin-2-
                             yl]amino]propy
                             l]-amino]4,11-
                             triphenodioxaz
                             ine-disulfonic
                             acid, lithium
                             sodium salt
                             (CAS No.
                             163062-28-0)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             3204.16.30)...

SEC. 1109. CIBACRON SCARLET LS-2G HC.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:

``            9902.32.86    Reactive re 268  Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             (CAS No.                                                  12/31/2003        ''.
                             152397-21-2)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             3204.16.30)...

SEC. 1110. MUB 738 INT.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:

``            9902.32.91    2-Amino-4(4-     Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             aminobenzoylam                                            12/31/2003        ''.
                             ino)-
                             benzenesulfoni
                             c Acid (CAS
                             No. 167614-37-
                             1) (provided
                             for in
                             subheading
                             2924.29.70)...

SEC. 1111. FENBUCONAZOLE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.87    -(2-(4- Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             Chlorophenyl)-                                            12/31/2003        ''.
                             ethyl)--phenyl-1H-
                             1,2,4-triazole-
                             1-
                             propanenitrile
                             (Fenbuconazole
                             ) (CAS No.
                             114369-43-6)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2933.90.06)...

SEC. 1112. 2,6-DICHLOROTOLUENE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.82    2,6-             Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             Dichlorotoluen                                            12/31/2003        ''.
                             e (CAS No. 118-
                             69-4)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2903.69.70)...

SEC. 1113. 3-AMINO-3-METHYL-1-PENTYNE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.84    3-Amino-3-       Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             methyl-1-                                                 12/31/2003        ''.
                             pentyne (CAS
                             No. 1869-96-5)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2921.19.60)...

SEC. 1114. TRIAZAMATE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.89    Acetic acid,     Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             [[1-                                                      12/31/2003        ''.
                             [(dimethylamin
                             o)carbonyl]-3-
                             (1,1-
                             dimethylethyl)-
                             1H-1,2,4-
                             triazol-5-
                             yl]thio]-,
                             ethyl ester
                             (CAS No.
                             112143-82-5)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2933.90.17)...

SEC. 1115. METHOXYFENOZIDE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.93    Benzoic acid, 3- Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             methoxy-2-                                                12/31/2003        ''.
                             methyl-,2-(3,5-
                             dimethyl-
                             benzoyl)-2-
                             (1,1-dimethyl-
                             ethyl)hydrazid
                             e (CAS No.
                             161050-58-4)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2928.00.25)...

SEC. 1116. 1-FLUORO-2-NITRO BENZENE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.04        1-Fluoro-2-nitro-    Free                 Free                 No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     benzene (CAS No.                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     001493-27-2)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2904.90.30).......

SEC. 1117. PHBA.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.03        p-Hydroxy-benzoic    Free                 Free                 No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     acid (CAS No. 99-                                                                   2003                    ''.
                                     96-7) (provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     2918.29.22).......

SEC. 1118. THQ (TOLUHYDROQUINONE).

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.05        Toluhydroquinone,    Free                 Free                 No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 95-71-6)                                                                   2003                    ''.
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2907.29.90).......

SEC. 1119. CERTAIN CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:

      

``                9902.19.80        2,4-Dicumylphenol    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 2772-45-                                                                   2003                    ''.
                                     4) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2907.19.20 or 2907-
                                     19-80)............

SEC. 1120. CERTAIN COMPOUND OPTICAL MICROSCOPES.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.98.07        Compound optical     Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     microscopes:                                                                        2003                    ''.
                                     whether or not
                                     stereoscopic and
                                     whether or not
                                     provided with a
                                     means for
                                     photographing the
                                     image; especially
                                     designed for
                                     semiconductor
                                     inspection; with
                                     full encapsulation
                                     of all moving
                                     parts above the
                                     stage; meeting
                                     ``cleanroom class
                                     1'' criteria;
                                     having a
                                     horizontal
                                     distance between
                                     the optical axis
                                     and C-shape
                                     microscope stand
                                     of 8 or more; and
                                     fitted with
                                     special microscope
                                     stages having a
                                     lateral movement
                                     range of 6 or more
                                     in each direction
                                     and containing
                                     special sample
                                     holders for
                                     semiconductor
                                     wafers, devices,
                                     and masks
                                     (provided for in
                                     heading
                                     9011.20.80).......

SEC. 1121. CERTAIN CATHODE-RAY TUBES.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.85.42        Cathode-ray data/    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     graphic display                                                                     2003                    ''.
                                     tubes, color, with
                                     a less than 90
                                     degree deflection
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     8540.60.00).......

SEC. 1122. OTHER CATHODE-RAY TUBES.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.85.41    Cathode-ray      1%           No change     No change     On or before
                             data/graphic                                              12/31/2003        ''.
                             display tubes,
                             color, with a
                             phosphor dot
                             screen pitch
                             smaller than
                             0.4 mm, and
                             with a less
                             than 90 degree
                             deflection
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             8540.40.00)...

SEC. 1123. CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF RAW COTTON.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new headings:


``                9902.52.01        Cotton, not carded   Free                 No change            No change            12/31/2003
                                     or combed, having
                                     a staple length
                                     under 31.75 mm
                                     (1\1/4\ inches),
                                     described in
                                     general note 15 of
                                     the tariff
                                     schedule and
                                     entered pursuant
                                     to its provisions
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     5201.00.22).......
                  9902.52.03        Cotton, not carded   Free                 No change            No change            12/31/2003
                                     or combed, having                                                                                           ''.
                                     a staple length
                                     under 31.75 mm
                                     (1\1/4\ inches),
                                     described in
                                     additional U.S.
                                     note 7 of chapter
                                     52 and entered
                                     pursuant to its
                                     provisions
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     5201.00.34).......

SEC. 1124. RHINOVIRUS DRUGS.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.97        (2E, 4S)-4(((2R,5S)- Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     2-((4-                                                                              2003                    ''.
                                     Fluorophenyl)-
                                     methyl)-6-methyl-5-
                                     (((5-methyl-3-
                                     isoxazolyl)-
                                     carbonyly)amino)-
                                     1,4-dioxoheptyl)-
                                     amino)-5-((3S)-2-
                                     oxo-3-
                                     pyrrolidinyl)-2-
                                     pentenoic acid,
                                     ethyl ester (CAS
                                     No. 223537-30-2)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2934.90.39).......

SEC. 1125. BUTRALIN.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.00        N-sec-Butyl-4-tert-  Free                 Free                 No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     butyl-2,6-                                                                          2003                    ''.
                                     dinitroaniline
                                     (CAS No. 33629-47-
                                     9) or preparations
                                     thereof (provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     2921.42.90 or
                                     3808.31.15).......

SEC. 1126. BRANCHED DODECYLBENZENE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.01        Branched             Free                 Free                 No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     dodecylbenzenes                                                                     2003                    ''.
                                     (CAS No. 123-01-3)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2902.90.30).......

SEC. 1127. A CERTAIN FLUORINATED COMPOUND.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.96    (4-              Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             Fluorophenyl)-                                            12/31/2003        ''.
                             [3-[(4-
                             fluorophenyl)
                             ethynyl-
                             phenyl]methano
                             ne (provided
                             for in
                             subheading
                             2914.70.40)...

SEC. 1128. A CERTAIN LIGHT ABSORBING PHOTO DYE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.29.55    4-Chloro-3-[4-   Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             [4-                                                       12/31/2003        ''.
                             (dimethylamino
                             )phenyl]methyl
                             ene-4,5-
                             dihydro-3-
                             methyl-5-oxo-
                             1H-pyrazol-1-1-
                             yl]benzenesulf
                             onic acid,
                             compound with
                             pyridine (1:1)
                             (CAS No.
                             160828-81-9)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2934.90.90)...

SEC. 1129. FILTER BLUE GREEN PHOTO DYE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.62        Iron chloro-5,6-     Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     diamino-1,3-                                                                        2003                    ''.
                                     naphthalenedisulfo
                                     nate complexes
                                     (CAS No. 85187-44-
                                     6) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2942.00.10).......

SEC. 1130. CERTAIN LIGHT ABSORBING PHOTO DYES.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.34        4-[4-[3-[4-(Di-       Free                No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     methylamino)phenyl]-                                                                2003                    ''.
                                      2-propenylidene]-
                                     4,5-dihydro- 3-
                                     methyl-5- oxo-1H-
                                     pyrazol- 1-yl]-
                                     benzenesulfonic
                                     acid, compound with
                                     N,N-
                                     diethylethanamine
                                     (1:1) (CAS No.
                                     109940-17-2); 4-[3-
                                     [3-Carboxy- 5-
                                     hydroxy-1- (4-
                                     sulfophenyl)-1H-
                                     pyrazole-4-yl]-2-
                                     propenylidene]-4,5-
                                     dihydro-5-oxo- 1-(4-
                                     sulfophenyl)-1H-
                                     pyrazole-3-
                                     carboxylic acid,
                                     sodium salt,
                                     compound with N,N-
                                     diethylethanamine
                                     (CAS No. 90066-12-
                                     9); 4-[4,5-Dihydro-
                                     4-[5-hydroxy-3-
                                     methyl-1-(4-
                                     sulfophenyl)-1H
                                     pyrazol-4-yl]
                                     methylene-3- methyl-
                                     5-oxo- 1H-pyrazol-1-
                                     yl]-
                                     benzenesulfonic
                                     acid, dipotassium
                                     salt (CAS No. 94266-
                                     02-1); 4-[4-[[4-
                                     (Dimethylamino)-
                                     phenyl]methylene]-
                                     4,5- dihydro-3-
                                     methyl- 5-oxo-1H-
                                     pyrazol-l-yl]
                                     benzene-sulfonic
                                     acid, potassium
                                     salt (CAS No. 27268-
                                     31-1); 4,5-Dihydro-
                                     5-oxo- 4-
                                     [(phenylamino)
                                     methylene]-1-(4-
                                     sulfophenyl)-1H-
                                     pyrazole-3-
                                     carboxylic acid,
                                     disodium salt; and
                                     4-[5-[3- Carboxy-5-
                                     hydroxy-1- (4-
                                     sulfophenyl)- 1H-
                                     pyrazole-4-yl]- 2,4-
                                     pentadienylidene]-
                                     4,5-dihydro-5- oxo-
                                     1-(4-sulfophenyl)-
                                     1H-pyrazole-3-
                                     carboxylic acid,
                                     tetrapotassium salt
                                     (CAS No. 134863-74-
                                     4) (all of the
                                     foregoing provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     2933.19.30)........

SEC. 1131. 4,4,-DIFLUOROBENZOPHENONE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.85    Methanone,       Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             bis(4-                                                    12/31/2003        ''.
                             fluorophenyl)-
                             (CAS No. 345-
                             92-6)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2914.70.40)...

SEC. 1132. A CERTAIN FLUORINATED COMPOUND.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.87    Methanone, (4-   Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             fluorophenyl)p                                            12/31/2003        ''.
                             henyl-(CAS No.
                             345-83-5)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2914.70.40)...

SEC. 1133. DITMP.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.10    Di-              Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             trimethylolpro                                            12/31/2003        ''.
                             pane (DiTMP)
                             (CAS No. 23235-
                             61-2 (provided
                             for in
                             subheading
                             2909.49.60)...

SEC. 1134. EBP.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.52    2-Ethyl-2-butyl- Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             1,3-                                                      12/31/2003        ''.
                             propanediol
                             (CAS No. 115-
                             84-4)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2905.39.90)...

SEC. 1135. HPA.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.09    Hydroxypivalic   Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             acid (HPA)                                                12/31/2003        ''.
                             (CAS No. 4835-
                             90-9)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2918.19.90)...

SEC. 1136. APE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.15    Allyl            Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             pentaerythrito                                            12/31/2003        ''.
                             l (CAS No.
                             1471-18-7)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2909.49.60)...

SEC. 1137. TMPDE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.58    Trimethylolprop  Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             ane                                                       12/31/2003        ''.
                             diallylether
                             (CAS No. 682-
                             09-7)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2909.49.60)...

SEC. 1138. TMPME.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.59    Trimethylolprop  Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             ane monoallyl                                             12/31/2003        ''.
                             ether (TMPME)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2909.49.60)...

SEC. 1139. TUNGSTEN CONCENTRATES.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.26.11        Tungsten             Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     concentrates                                                                        2003                    ''.
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2611.00.60).......

SEC. 1140. 2 CHLORO AMINO TOLUENE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.29.62    2 Chloro Amino   Free         No change     No change     On or before
                             Toluene (CAS                                              12/31/2003        ''.
                             No. 95-74-9)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2921.43.80)...

SEC. 1141. CERTAIN ION-EXCHANGE RESIN.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.39.30        Ion-exchange resin,  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     comprising a                                                                        2003
                                     copolymer of 2-
                                     propenenitrile
                                     with
                                     diethenylbenzene,
                                     ethenylethylbenzen
                                     e and 1,7-
                                     octadiene,
                                     hydrolyzed (CAS
                                     No. 130353-60-5)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3914.00.60).......



``                9902.39.31        Ion-exchange resin,  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     comprising a                                                                        2003
                                     copolymer of 2-
                                     propenenitrile
                                     with 1,2,4-
                                     triethenylcyclohex
                                     ane, hydrolyzed
                                     (CAS No. 109961-42-
                                     4) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     3914.00.60).......



``                9902.39.32        Ion-exchange resin,  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     comprising a                                                                        2003                    ''.
                                     copolymer of 2-
                                     propenenitrile
                                     with
                                     diethenylbenzene,
                                     hydrolyzed (CAS
                                     No. 135832-76-7)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3914.00.60).......

SEC. 1142. 11-AMINOUNDECANOIC ACID.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``            9902.32.49    11-              1.6%         No change     No change     On or before
                             Aminoundecanoi                                            12/31/2003        ''.
                             c acid (CAS
                             No. 2432-99-7)
                             (provided for
                             in subheading
                             2922.49.40)...

SEC. 1143. DIMETHOXY BUTANONE (DMB).

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.16        4,4-Dimethoxy-2-     Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     butanone (CAS No.                                                                   2003                    ''.
                                     5436-21-5)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2914.50.50).......

SEC. 1144. DICHLORO ANILINE (DCA).

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.17        2,6-dichloro         Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     aniline (2,6-                                                                       2003                    ''.
                                     dichlorobenzenamin
                                     e) (CAS No. 608-31-
                                     1) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2921.42.90).......

SEC. 1145. DIPHENYL SULFIDE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.06        Diphenyl sulfide     Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 139-66-2)                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2930.90.29).......

SEC. 1146. TRIFLURALIN.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.02         2,6-dinitro-N, N-   5%                   No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     dipropyl-4-                                                                         2003                    ''.
                                     (trifloromethyl)
                                     benzenamine;
                                     alpha, alpha,
                                     alpha,-trifloro-2-
                                     6-dinitro-p-
                                     toluidine) (CAS
                                     No. 1582-09-8)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2921.43.15).......

SEC. 1147. DIETHYL IMIDAZOLIDINNONE (DMI).

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.26        1,3-Diethyl-2-       Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     imidazolidinone                                                                     2003                    ''.
                                     (N, N-
                                     Dimethylethylene
                                     urea) (CAS No.80-
                                     73-9) (provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     2933.29.90).......

SEC. 1148. ETHALFLURALIN.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.34         N-ethyl-N-(2methyl- 7.9%                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     2-propenyl)-2,6-                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     dinitro-4-
                                     (trifloromethyl)
                                     benzenamine (CAS
                                     No. 55283-68-6)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2921.43.80).......

SEC. 1149. BENFLURALIN.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.59 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.59        Benfluralin, N-but-  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     N-ethyl-2,6-                                                                        2003                    ''.
                                     dinitro-4- (tri-
                                     fluoromethyl
                                     benzenamine; N-
                                     butyl-N-ethyl-
                                     alpha, alpha,
                                     alpha trifluoro-2-
                                     6-dinitro-p-
                                     toluidine (CAS No.
                                     5436-2-5, 1861-40-
                                     1) (as provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     2921.43.80), 12.6
                                     percent ad valorem

SEC. 1150. 3-AMINO-5-MERCAPTO-1,2,4-TRIAZOLE (AMT).

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.08        3-amino-5-mercapto-  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     1,2,4-triazole                                                                      2003                    ''.
                                     (CAS No. 16691-43-
                                     3) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2933.90.97).......

SEC. 1151. DIETHYL PHOSPHOROCHORIDOTHIATE (DEPCT).

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.58        O,O-Diethyl          Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     phosphorochoridoth                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     iate (CAS No. 2524-
                                     04-1) (provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     2920.10.50).......

SEC. 1152. REFINED QUINOLINE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.61        refined quinoline    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (1-benzazine;                                                                       2003                    ''.
                                     benzo(b) pyridine)
                                     (CAS No. 91-22-5)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2933.40.70).......

SEC. 1153. DMDS.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.33.92        2,2-dithiobis(8-     Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     fluoro-5-                                                                           2003                    ''.
                                     methoxy)[1,2,4]
                                     triazolo[1,5-c]
                                     pyrimidine (CAS
                                     No. 166524-74-9)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2933.59.95).......

SEC. 1154. VISION INSPECTION SYSTEMS.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.90.20        Vision inspection    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     systems of a kind                                                                   2003                    ''.
                                     used for physical
                                     inspection of
                                     automatic
                                     capacitors
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheadings
                                     9031.49.90 and
                                     9031.80.80).......

SEC. 1155. ANODE PRESSES.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.84.21        Anode presses for    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     pressing tantalum                                                                   2003                    ''.
                                     powder into anodes
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     8479.89.97).......

SEC. 1156. TRIM AND FORM.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.84.40        Trim and form for    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     forming capacitor                                                                   2003                    ''.
                                     leads (provided
                                     for in subheadings
                                     8462.21.80,
                                     8462.29.80, and
                                     8463.30.00).......

SEC. 1157. CERTAIN ASSEMBLY MACHINES.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.84.30        Assembly machines    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     for assembling                                                                      2003                    ''.
                                     processed anodes
                                     to lead frames
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     8479.89.97).......

SEC. 1158. THIONYL CHLORIDE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.28.01        Thionyl chloride     Free                 Free                 No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 7719-09-                                                                   2003                    ''.
                                     7) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2812.10.50).......

SEC. 1159. BENZYL CARBAZATE (DT-291).

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.96        Phenylmethyl         Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     hydrazinecarboxyla                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     te (CAS No. 5331-
                                     43-1) (provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     2928.00.25).......

SEC. 1160. TRALKOXYDIM FORMULATED (``ACHIEVE'').

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new headings:


``                9902.29.62        2-[1-(Ethoxyimino)-  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     propyl]-3-hydroxy-                                                                  2003
                                     5-(2,4,6-
                                     trimethylphenyl)-2-
                                     cyclohexen-1-one
                                     (Tralkoxydim) (CAS
                                     No. 87820-88-0)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2925.20.60).......
                  9902.06.01        Mixtures of 2-[1-    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (Ethoxyimino)-                                                                      2003                    ''.
                                     propyl]-3-hydroxy-
                                     5-(2,4,6-
                                     trimethylphenyl)-2-
                                     cyclohexen-1-one
                                     (Tralkoxydim) (CAS
                                     No. 87820-88-0)
                                     and application
                                     adjuvants
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3808.30.15).......

SEC. 1161. KN002.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.63        1-                   Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     piperidinecarboxyl                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     ic acid, 2-[(2,4-
                                     dichloro-5-
                                     hydroxyphenyl)hydr
                                     azono]-, methyl
                                     ester (CAS No.
                                     159393-46-1)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2933.39.61).......

SEC. 1162. KL084.

  (a) Calendar Year 2000.--Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by 
inserting in the numerical sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.69        2-imino-1-           5.4%                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     methoxycarbonyl-                                                                    2000                    ''.
                                     piperidine
                                     hydrochloride (CAS
                                     No. 159393-48-3)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2933.39.61).......

  (b) Calendar Year 2001.--
          (1) In general.--Heading 9902.29.30, as added by subsection 
        (a), is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``5.4%'' and inserting ``4.7%''; and
                  (B) by striking ``On or before 12/31/2000'' and 
                inserting ``On or before 12/31/2001''.
          (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by paragraph (1) 
        shall take effect on January 1, 2001.
  (c) Calendar Year 2002.--
          (1) In general.--Heading 9902.29.30, as added by subsection 
        (a), is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``4.7%'' and inserting ``4.0%''; and
                  (B) by striking ``On or before 12/31/2001'' and 
                inserting ``On or before 12/31/2002''.
          (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by paragraph (1) 
        shall take effect on January 1, 2002.
  (d) Calendar Year 2003.--
          (1) In general.--Heading 9902.29.30, as added by subsection 
        (a), is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``4.0%'' and inserting ``3.3%''; and
                  (B) by striking ``On or before 12/31/2002'' and 
                inserting ``On or before 12/31/2003''.
          (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by paragraph (1) 
        shall take effect on January 1, 2003.

SEC. 1163. IN-N5297.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.35 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.35        2-(Methoxycarbonyl)  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     Benzylsulfonamide                                                                   2003                    ''.
                                     (CAS No. 59777-72-
                                     9) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2935.00.75).......

SEC. 1164. AZOXYSTROBIN FORMULATED.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.01        Methyl(E)-(2-[6-(2-   5.7%                No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     cyanophonoxy)pyrimi                                                                 2003                    ''.
                                     din-4-
                                     yloxy]pkhenyl)-3-
                                     methoxyacrylate
                                     (CAS No. 131860-33-
                                     8) (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3808.20.15)........

SEC. 1165. FUNGAFLOR 500 EC.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:

``                9902.38.09        Mixtures of          Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     enilconazole (CAS                                                                   2003                    ''.
                                     No. 73790-28-0)
                                     and application
                                     adjuvants
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3808.20.15).......

SEC. 1166. NORBLOC 7966.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.22 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.22        2-(2'-Hydroxy-5-      Free                No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     methacrylyloxyethyl                                                                 2003                    ''.
                                     phenyl)-2H-
                                     benzotriazole (CAS
                                     No. 96478-09-0)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2933.90.79)........

SEC. 1167. IMAZALIL.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.10 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.10        Enilconazole (CAS    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     No. 35554-44--0                                                                     2003                    ''.
                                     and 73790-28-0)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2933.29.35).......

SEC. 1168. 1,5- DICHLOROANTHRAQUINONE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.14 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.14        1,5- Dichloro-       Free                 Free                 No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     anthraquinone (CAS                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     No. 82-46-2)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2914.70.40).......

SEC. 1169. ULTRAVIOLET DYE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.17        9-Anthracene-        Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     carboxylic acid,                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     (triethoxysilyl)
                                     methyl ester
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2931.00.30).......

SEC. 1170. VINCLOZOLIN.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.20        3-(3,5-              Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     dichlorophenyl)-5-                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     ethenyl-5-methyl-
                                     2,4-
                                     oxazolidinedione
                                     (CAS No. 50471-44-
                                     8) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     3808.20.15).......

SEC. 1171. TEPRALOXYDIM.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.64        (E)-2-[1-[[(3-       Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     chloro-2-propenyl)                                                                  2003
                                     oxy] imino]
                                     propyl] -3-hydroxy-
                                     5 (tetrahydro-2H-
                                     pyran-4-yl)-2-
                                     cyclohexen-1 -one
                                     (CAS No. 149979-41-
                                     9) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2933.99.20).......


SEC. 1172. PYRIDABEN.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.30        2-tert-butyl-5-(4-   Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     tert-butyl-                                                                         2003                    ''.
                                     benzylthio)-4-
                                     chloro-pyridazin-
                                     3(2H)-one (CAS No.
                                     96489-71-3)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2933.90.17).......

SEC. 1173. 2-ACETYLNICOTINIC ACID.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.39 
and inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.39        2-Acetylnicotinic    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     acid (CAS No.                                                                       2003                    ''.
                                     89942-59-6)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2933.39.61).......

SEC. 1174. SAME.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.21.06        S-                   5.5%                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     adenosylmethionine                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     1.4
                                     butanedisulfonate
                                     (CAS No. 29908-03-
                                     0) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2933.59.95).......

SEC. 1175. PROCION CRIMSON H-EXL.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.60        1,5-                  Free                No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     Naphthalenedisulfon                                                                 2003                    ''.
                                     ic acid, 2-((8-((4--
                                     chloro- 6-((3-(((4-
                                     choloro- 6-((7-
                                     ((1,5-disulfo- 2-
                                     naphthalenyl)azo)-8
                                     -hydroxy-3,6-
                                     disulfo-1-
                                     naphthlenyl)amino)-
                                     1,3,5- triazin-2-
                                     yl) amino)methyl)
                                     phenyl)amino)-1,3,5-
                                     triazin-2-yl)amino)-
                                     1-hydroxy-3,6-
                                     disulfo-2-
                                     naphthalenyl)azo)-
                                     ,octa- (CAS No.
                                     186554-26-7)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3204.16.30)........

SEC. 1176. DISPERSOL CRIMSON SF GRAINS.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.05        A mixture of Benzo   Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (1,2-b:4,5-                                                                         2003                    ''.
                                     b)difuran-2,6-
                                     dione,3-phenyl-7-
                                     (4-propoxyphenyl)-
                                     , (CAS No. 79694-
                                     17-0); Acetic acid
                                     (4-2,6-dihydro-2,6-
                                     dioxo-7-
                                     phenylbenzo(1,2-
                                     b:4,5-b)difuran-3-
                                     yl)-phenoxy)-,2-
                                     ethoxyethyl) ester
                                     (CAS No. 126877-05-
                                     2); and Acetic
                                     acid (4-(2,6-
                                     dihydro-2,6-dioxo-
                                     7-(4-
                                     propoxphenyl)benzo
                                     (1,2-b:4,5-
                                     b)difuran-3-
                                     yl)phenoxy)-
                                     phenoxy)-, 2-
                                     ethoxyethyl ester
                                     (CAS No. 126877-06-
                                     3) (the foregoing
                                     provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3204.11.35).......

SEC. 1177. PROCION NAVY H-EXL.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.09        A mixture of 2,7-     Free                No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     Naphthalenedisulfon                                                                 2003                    ''.
                                     ic acid, 4-amino-
                                     3,6-bis[[5-[[4-
                                     chloro-6-[(2-methyl-
                                     4-sulfophenyl)
                                     amino]-1,3,5-
                                     triazin-2-yl]amino]-
                                     2- sulfophenyl]azo]-
                                     5-hydroxy-,
                                     hexasodium salt
                                     (CAS No. 186554-27-
                                     8); and 1,5-
                                     Naphthalenedisulfon
                                     ic acid, 2-((8-((4-
                                     chloro-6- ((3-(((4-
                                     chloro-6- ((7-((1,5-
                                     disulfo-2-
                                     naphthalenyl)azo)-8-
                                      hydroxy-3,6-
                                     disulfo-1-
                                     naphthlenyl)amino)-
                                     1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)
                                     amino)methyl)
                                     phenyl) amino)-
                                     1,3,5- triazin-2-
                                     yl) amino)-1-
                                     hydroxy-3,6-
                                     disulfo-2-
                                     naphthalenyl)azo)-,
                                     octa- (CAS No.
                                     186554-26-7) (the
                                     foregoing provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     3204.16.30)........

SEC. 1178. PROCION YELLOW H-EXL.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.32.43 
and inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.32.43        A mixture of 1,5-     Free                No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     Naphthalenedisulfon                                                                 2003                    ''.
                                     ic acid, 3,3-((3-
                                     methyl (CAS No.
                                     72906-24-2) and the
                                     4-methyl compound -
                                     1,2-
                                     phyenylene)bis(imin
                                     o(6-chloro-1,3,5-
                                     triazine-4,2-
                                     diyl)imino(2-
                                     (acetylamino)-5-
                                     methoxy-4,1-
                                     phenylene)azo))bis-
                                     , tetrasodium salt
                                     (CAS No. 72906-25-
                                     3) (the foregoing
                                     provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3204.16.30)........

SEC. 1179. ORTHO-PHENYL PHENOL (``OPP'').

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.25 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.25        O-phenyl phenol      Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 90-43-7)                                                                   03                      ''.
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2907.19.80).......

SEC. 1180. 2-METHOXYPROPENE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.27 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.27        2-Methoxy-1-Propene  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 116-11-0)                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2909.19.18).......

SEC. 1181. 3,5-DIFLUROANILINE.

  (a) Calendar Years 2000 and 2001.--Subchapter II of chapter 99 is 
amended by striking heading 9902.29.56 and by inserting the following 
new heading:


``                9902.29.56        3,5-Difluroaniline   7.4%                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 372-39-4)                                                                  2001                    ''.
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2921.42.65).......

  (b) Calendar Year 2002.--
          (1) In general.--Heading 9902.29.56, as added by subsection 
        (a), is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``7.4%'' and inserting ``6.7%''; and
                  (B) by striking ``On or before 12/31/2001'' and 
                inserting ``On or before 12/31/2002''.
          (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by paragraph (1) 
        shall take effect on January 1, 2002.
  (c) Calendar Year 2003.--
          (1) In general.--Heading 9902.29.56, as added by subsection 
        (a), is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``6.7%'' and inserting ``6.3%''; and
                  (B) by striking ``On or before 12/31/2002'' and 
                inserting ``On or before 12/31/2003''.
          (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by paragraph (1) 
        shall take effect on January 1, 2003.

SEC. 1182. QUINCLORAC.

  (a) Calendar Years 2000 and 2001.--Subchapter II of chapter 99 is 
amended by striking heading 9902.29.47 and by inserting the following 
new heading:


``                9902.29.47        3,7-dichloro-8-      6.8%                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     quinoline                                                                           2001                    ''.
                                     carboxylic acid
                                     (CAS No. 84087-01-
                                     4) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2933.40.30).......

  (b) Calendar Year 2002.--
          (1) In general.--Heading 9902.29.47, as added by subsection 
        (a), is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``6.8%'' and inserting ``5.9%''; and
                  (B) by striking ``On or before 12/31/2001'' and 
                inserting ``On or before 12/31/2002''.
          (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by paragraph (1) 
        shall take effect on January 1, 2002.
  (c) Calendar Year 2003.--
          (1) In general.--Heading 9902.29.47, as added by subsection 
        (a), is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``5.9%'' and inserting ``5.4%''; and
                  (B) by striking ``On or before 12/31/2002'' and 
                inserting ``On or before 12/31/2003''.
          (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by paragraph (1) 
        shall take effect on January 1, 2003.

SEC. 1183. DISPERSOL BLACK XF GRAINS.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.32.44 
and inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.32.44        A mixture of         Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     Napthalenesulfonic                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     acid, polymer with
                                     formaldehyde,
                                     sodium salt (CAS
                                     No. 36290-04-7);
                                     .beta.-Alanine, N-
                                     (4-((2-bromo-6-
                                     choloro-4-
                                     nitrophenyl)azo)ph
                                     enyl)-N-(3-methoxy-
                                     3-oxoproply)-,
                                     methyl ester (CAS
                                     No. 59709-38-5);
                                     Ethanol, 2,2- ((4-
                                     ((3,5-dinitro-2-
                                     thienyl)azo)phenyl
                                     ) imino)bis-,
                                     diacetate (ester)
                                     (CAS No. 42783-06-
                                     2); and .beta.-
                                     Alanine, N-(3-
                                     (acetylamino)-4-
                                     ((2,4-
                                     dinitrophenly)azo)
                                     phenyl)-N-(3-
                                     methoxy-3-
                                     oxoproply)-,
                                     methyl ester (CAS
                                     No. 42783-06-2);
                                     and (CAS No. 70729-
                                     65-6) (the
                                     foregoing provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     3204.11.35).......

SEC. 1184. FLUROXYPYR 1-METHYLHEPTYL ESTER (FME).

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.77 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.77        fluroxypyr 1-        Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     methylheptyl ester                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     (1-methylheptyl 4
                                     aminooo-3,5-
                                     dichloro-6-fluoro-
                                     2-
                                     pyridyloxyacetate
                                     (CAS No. 81406-37-
                                     3) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2933.39.25).......

SEC. 1185. SOLSPERSE 17260.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.29        12-                  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     hydroxyoctadecanoi                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     c acid, reaction
                                     product with N,N-
                                     dimethyl-1,3-
                                     propanediamine,
                                     dimethyl sulfate,
                                     quaternized, 60
                                     percent solution
                                     in toluene (CAS
                                     No. 70879-66-2)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3824.90.28).......

SEC. 1186. SOLSPERSE 17000.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.02        12-                  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     Hydroxyoctadecanoi                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     c acid, reaction
                                     product with N,N-
                                     dimethyl, 1, 3-
                                     propanediamine,
                                     dimethyl sulfate,
                                     quasternized (CAS
                                     No. 70879-66-2)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3824.90.40).......

SEC. 1187. SOLSPERSE 5000.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.03        1-Octadecanaminium,   Free                No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     N,N-dimethyl- N-                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     octadecyl-, (SP-4-
                                     2)- [29H,31H-
                                     phthalocyanine-2-
                                     sulfonate (3-
                                     ).kappa.N29,
                                     .kappa.N30,
                                     .kappa.N31,
                                     .kappa.N32]
                                     cuprate(1-) (CAS
                                     No. 70750-63-9)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3824.90.28)........

SEC. 1188. CERTAIN TAED CHEMICALS.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.70 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.70        Tetraacetyl-         Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     ethylenediamine                                                                     2003                    ''.
                                     (CAS Nos. 10543-57-
                                     4) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2924.10.10).......

SEC. 1189. ISOBORNYL ACETATE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.71 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.71        Isobornyl acetate    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 125-12-2)                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2915.39.45).......

SEC. 1190. SOLVENT BLUE 124.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.73        Solvent Blue 124     Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 29243-26-                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     3) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     3204.19.20).......

SEC. 1191. SOLVENT BLUE 104.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.72        Solvent Blue 104     Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 116-75-6)                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3204.19.20).......

SEC. 1192. PRO-JET MAGENTA 364 STAGE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.85.00        5-[4-(4,5-dimethyl-  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     2-sulfo-                                                                            2003                    ''.
                                     phenylamino)-6-
                                     hydroxy-[1,3,5-]
                                     triazin-2-yl
                                     amino]-4-hydroxy-3-
                                     (1-sulfo-
                                     naphthalen-2-
                                     ylazo)-naphthalene-
                                     2,7-disulphonic
                                     acid, sodium/
                                     ammonium salt
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3204.14.30).......

SEC. 1193. BENZENESULFONAMIDE,4-AMINO-2,5-DIMETHOXY-N-K-PHENYL.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.73 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.73        benzensulfonamide,4- Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     amino-2,5-                                                                          2003                    ''.
                                     dimethoxy-N-phenyl
                                     (CAS No. 52298-44-
                                     9) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2935.00.10).......

SEC. 1194. UNDECYLENIC ACID.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.78 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.78        10-Undecylenic acid  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 112-38-9)                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2916.19.30).......

SEC. 1195. 2-METHYL-4-CHLOROPHENOXYACETIC ACID.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.81 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.81        2-Methyl-4-          2.6%                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     chlorophenoxyaceti                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     c acid (CAS No.
                                     9021-09-6)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2918.90.20).......

SEC. 1196. IMINODISUCCINATE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.83 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.83        Mixtures of sodium   Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     salts of                                                                            2003                    ''.
                                     iminodisuccinic
                                     acid (CAS No.
                                     144538-83-0)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2922.49.80).......

SEC. 1197. IMINODISUCCINATE SALTS AND AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.10        Mixtures of sodium   Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     salts of                                                                            2003                    ''.
                                     iminodisuccinic
                                     acid, dissolved in
                                     water (provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     3824.90.90).......

SEC. 1198. POLY (VINYLCHLORIDE) (PVC) SELF-ADHESIVE SHEETS.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.39.01        Poly                 Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (vinylchloride)                                                                     2003                    ''.
                                     (PVC) self-
                                     adhesive sheets of
                                     a kind used to
                                     make bandages
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3919.10.20).......

SEC. 1199. BEPD 2-BUTYL-2-ETHYLPROPANEDIOL.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.84 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.84        BEPD 2-Butyl-2-      Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     ethylpropanediol                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     (CAS No. 115-84-4)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2905.39.90).......

SEC. 1200. CYCLOHEXADE-8-EN-1-ONE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.85        Cyclohexade-8-en-1-  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/      ''.
                                     one (CAS No. 3100-                                                                  2003
                                     36-5) (provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     2914.29.50).......

SEC. 1201. A PAINT ADDITIVE CHEMICAL.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.33 
and inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.33        N-Cyclopropyl-N-     Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (1,1-dimethylethy)-                                                                 2003                    ''.
                                     6-(methylthio)-
                                     1,3,5-triazine-2,4-
                                     diamine (CAS No.
                                     28159-98-0)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2933.69.60).......

SEC. 1202. ORTHO-CUMYL-OCTYLPHENOL (OCOP).

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.86        ortho-cumyl-         Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     octylphenol (OCOP)                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     (CAS No. 73936-80-
                                     8) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2907.19.80).......

SEC. 1203. CERTAIN POLYAMIDES.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.39.08 
and by inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.39.08        Micro-porous ultra   Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     fine spherical                                                                      2003                    ''.
                                     forms of
                                     polyamides 6, 12,
                                     and 6/12 powder
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3908.10.00).......

SEC. 1204. MESAMOLL.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.14        A certain            Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     Alkylsulfonic Acid                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     Ester of Phenol
                                     (CAS No. 70775-94-
                                     9) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     3812.20.10).......

SEC. 1205. VULKALENT E/C.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.31        A mixture of N-      Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     Phenyl-N-                                                                           2003                    ''.
                                     ((trichloromethyl)
                                     thio)-
                                     Benzenesulfonamide
                                     ; calcium
                                     carbonate; and
                                     mineral oil (the
                                     foregoing provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     3824.90.28).......

SEC. 1206. BAYTRON M.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.87        A certain 3,4-       Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     ethylenedioxythiop                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     hene (CAS No.
                                     126213-50-1)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2934.90.90).......

SEC. 1207. BAYTRON C-R.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.15        A certain catalytic  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     preparation based                                                                   2003                    ''.
                                     on Iron (III)
                                     toluenesulfonate
                                     (CAS No. 77214-82-
                                     5) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     3815.90.50).......

SEC. 1208. BAYTRON P.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.39.15        A certain mixture of  Free                No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     water and poly(3,4-                                                                 2003                    ''.
                                     ethylene-
                                     dioxythiophene)-
                                     poly
                                     (styrenesulfonate)
                                     (cationic) (CAS No.
                                     155090-83-8)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3911.90.25)........

SEC. 1209. DIMETHYL DICARBONATE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.87        Dimethyl             Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     dicarbonate (CAS                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     No. 4525-33-1)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2920.90.50).......

SEC. 1210. KN001 (A HYDROCHLORIDE).

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.88        2,4-dichloro-5-      Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     hydroxyhydrazine                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     hydrochloride (CAS
                                     No. 189573-21-5)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2928.00.25).......

SEC. 1211. METHYL THIOGLYCOLATE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.90        Methyl               Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     thioglycolate (CAS                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     No. 2365-48-2)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2930.90.90).......

SEC. 1212. KL540.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.91        Methyl-4-            Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     trifluoromethoxyph                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     enyl-N-
                                     (chlorocarbonyl)
                                     carbamate (CAS No.
                                     173903-15-6)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2924.29.70).......

SEC. 1213. DPC 083.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.92        (S)-6-chloro-3,4-    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     dihydro-4-E-                                                                        2003                    ''.
                                     cyclopropylethenyl-
                                     4-trifluoromethyl-
                                     2(1H)-
                                     quinozolinone (CAS
                                     No. 214287-99-7)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2933.90.46).......

SEC. 1214. DPC 961.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.20.05        (S)-6-chloro-3,4-    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     dihydro-4-                                                                          2003                    ''.
                                     cyclopropylethynyl-
                                     4-trifluoromethyl-
                                     2(1H)-
                                     quinozolinone (CAS
                                     No. 214287-88-4)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2933.90.46).......

SEC. 1215. SODIUM PETROLEUM SULFONATE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.34.01        Sodium petroleum     Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     sulfonate (CAS No.                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     68608-26-4)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3402.11.50).......

SEC. 1216. PRO-JET CYAN 1 PRESS PASTE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.20        Direct Blue 199      Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     acid (CAS No.                                                                       2003                    ''.
                                     80146-12-9)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3204.14.30).......

SEC. 1217. PRO-JET BLACK ALC POWDER.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.23        Direct Black 184     Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (provided for in                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     subheading
                                     3204.14.30).......

SEC. 1218. PRO-JET FAST YELLOW 2 RO FEED.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.10        Direct Yellow 173    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (provided for in                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     subheading
                                     3204.14.30).......

SEC. 1219. SOLVENT YELLOW 145.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.46        Solvent Yellow 145   Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 27425-55-                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     4) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     3204.19.25).......

SEC. 1220. PRO-JET FAST MAGENTA 2 RO FEED.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.24        Direct Violet 107    Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (provided for in                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     subheading
                                     3204.14.30).......

SEC. 1221. PRO-JET FAST CYAN 2 STAGE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.17        Direct Blue 307      Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (provided for in                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     subheading
                                     3204.14.30).......

SEC. 1222. PRO-JET CYAN 485 STAGE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.25        [(2-hydro-           Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     xyethylsul-                                                                         2003                    ''.
                                     famoyl)sulfo-
                                     phthalo-
                                     cyaninato] copper
                                     (II), mixed
                                     isomers (provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     3204.14.30).......

SEC. 1223. TRIFLUSULFURON METHYL FORMULATED PRODUCT.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.50        Methyl 2-[[[[[-4      Free                No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (dimethylamino)-6-                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     (2,2,2-
                                     trifluoroethoxy)-
                                     1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]-
                                      amino]
                                     carbonyl]amino]
                                     sulfonyl]-3-
                                     methylbenzoate (CAS
                                     No. 126535-15-7)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3808.30.15)........

SEC. 1224. PRO-JET FAST CYAN 3 STAGE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.64        [29H,31H-            Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     Phthalocyaninato                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     (2-xN29, xN30,
                                     xN31, xN32]
                                     copper, [[2-[4-(2-
                                     aminoethyl)-1-
                                     piperazinyl]
                                     ethyl]amino]-
                                     sulfonylaminosulfo
                                     nyl [(2-
                                     hydroxethyl)amino]
                                     sulfonyl [[2-[[2-
                                     (1-piperazinyl)
                                     ethyl]-amino)
                                     ethyl]-amino]-
                                     sulfonyl sulfo
                                     derivatives and
                                     their sodium salts
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3204.14.30).......

SEC. 1225. PRO-JET CYAN 1 RO FEED.

  (a) Calender Year 2000.--Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by 
inserting in the numerical sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.65        Copper, [29H, 31H-   9.5%                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     phthalocyaninato(2-                                                                 2000                    ''.
                                     )-N29, N30, N31,
                                     N32]-,
                                     aminosulfonyl
                                     sulfo derivs.,
                                     sodium salts (CAS
                                     No. 80146-12-9)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3204.14.50).......

  (b) Calendar Year 2001.--
          (1) In general.--Heading 9902.32.02, as added by subsection 
        (a), is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``9.5%'' and inserting ``8.5%''; and
                  (B) by striking ``On or before 12/31/2000'' and 
                inserting ``On or before 12/31/2001''.
          (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by paragraph (1) 
        shall take effect on January 1, 2001.
  (c) Calendar Year 2002.--
          (1) In general.--Heading 9902.32.02, as added by subsection 
        (a) and amended by subsection (b), is further amended--
                  (A) by striking ``8.5%'' and inserting ``7.4%''; and
                  (B) by striking ``On or before 12/31/2001'' and 
                inserting ``On or before 12/31/2002''.
          (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by paragraph (1) 
        shall take effect on January 1, 2001.

SEC. 1226. PRO-JET FAST BLACK 287 NA PASTE/LIQUID FEED.

  (a) Calender Year 2000.--Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by 
inserting in the numerical sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.67        Direct Black 195     7.8%                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (CAS No. 160512-93-                                                                 2000                    ''.
                                     6) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     3204.14.30).......

  (b) Calendar Year 2001.--
          (1) In general.--Heading 9902.32.03, as added by subsection 
        (a), is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``7.8%'' and inserting ``7.1%''; and
                  (B) by striking ``On or before 12/31/2000'' and 
                inserting ``On or before 12/31/2001''.
          (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by paragraph (1) 
        shall take effect on January 1, 2001.
  (c) Calendar Year 2002.--
          (1) In general.--Heading 9902.32.03, as added by subsection 
        (a) and amended by subsection (b), is further amended--
                  (A) by striking ``7.1%'' and inserting ``6.4%''; and
                  (B) by striking ``On or before 12/31/2001'' and 
                inserting ``On or before 12/31/2002''.
          (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by paragraph (1) 
        shall take effect on January 1, 2001.

SEC. 1227. 4-(CYCLOPROPYL--HYDROXY-METHYLENE)-3,5-DIOXO-
                    CYCLOHEXANECARBOXYLIC ACID ETHYL ESTER.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.93        4-(Cyclopropyl-      Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     -hydroxy-                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     methylene)-3,5-
                                     dioxo-
                                     cyclohexanecarboxy
                                     lic acid ethyl
                                     ester (CAS No.
                                     95266-40-3)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2918.90.50).......

SEC. 1228. 4'-EPIMETHYLAMINO-4'-DEOXYAVERMECTIN B1A AND B1B BENOZATES.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.94        4'-epimethylamino-   Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     4'-deoxyavermectin                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     B1a and B1b
                                     benozates (CAS No.
                                     137512-74-4)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2938.90.00).......

SEC. 1229. FORMULATIONS CONTAINING 2-[4-[(5-CHLORO-3-FLUORO-2-
                    PYRIDINYL)OXY]-PHENOXY]-2-PROPYNYL ESTER.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.51        Propanoic acid, 2-   3%                   No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     [4-[(5-chloro-3-                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     fluoro-2-
                                     pyridinyl)oxy]-
                                     phenoxy]-2-
                                     propynyl ester
                                     (CAS No. 105512-06-
                                     9) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     3808.30.15).......

SEC. 1230. CERTAIN END-
                    USE PRODUCTS CONTAINING BENZENESULFONAMIDE, 2-(2-
                    CHLORO- ETHOXY)N-[[4METHOXY-6-METHYL-1,3,5-TRIAZIN-
                    2-YL)AMINO]CARBONYL]- AND 3,6-DICHLORO-2-
                    METHOXYBENZOIC ACID.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.21        Certain end-use      Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     products                                                                            2003                    ''.
                                     containing
                                     benzenesulfonamide
                                     , 2-(2-
                                     chloroethoxy)N-
                                     [[4methoxy-6-
                                     methyl-1,3,5-
                                     triazin-2-
                                     yl)amino]
                                     carbonyl]- (CAS
                                     No. 82097-50-5)
                                     and 3,6-dichloro-2-
                                     methoxybenzoic
                                     acid (CAS No. 1918-
                                     00-9) (the
                                     foregoing provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     3808.30.15).......

SEC. 1231. METHYL (E, E)-A-(METHOXYIMINO)-2- [[[[1- [3- 
                    (TRIFLUOROMETHYL) PHENYL] ETHYLIDENE] OXY] METHYL] 
                    BENZENEACETATE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.41 
and inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.41        Benzeneacetic acid,  Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     (E,E)--(-                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     (methoxyimino) -
                                     2[[[[1-[3-
                                     trifluoromethyl)
                                     phenyl]
                                     ethylidene]
                                     amino]oxy] methyl]-
                                     , methyl ester
                                     (CAS No. 141517-21-
                                     7) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2929.90.20).......

SEC. 1232. FORMULATIONS CONTAINING SULFUR.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.13        Formulations         Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     containing sulfur                                                                   2003                    ''.
                                     (CAS No. 7704-34-
                                     9) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     3808.20.50).......

SEC. 1233. FORMULATIONS CONTAINING 3-(6-METHOXY-4-METHYL-1,3,5-TRIAZIN-
                    2-YL)-1-[2-(2-CHLORO-ETHOXY)-PHENYLSULFONYL]-UREA.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.52        Formulations         Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     containing 3-(6-                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     methoxy-4-methyl-
                                     1,3,5-triazin-2-
                                     yl)-1-[2-(2-chloro-
                                     ethoxy)-
                                     phenylsulfonyl]-
                                     urea (CAS No.
                                     82097-50-5)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3808.30.15).......

SEC. 1234. FORMULATIONS CONTAINING 4-CYCLOPROPYL-6-METHYL-N-PHENYL-2-
                    PYRIMIDINAMINE-4-(2,2-DIFLUORO-1,3-BENZODIOXOL-4-
                    YL)-1H-PYRROLE-3-CARBONITRILE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.53        Formulations         Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     containing 4-                                                                       2003                    ''.
                                     cyclopropyl-6-
                                     methyl-N-phenyl-2-
                                     pyrimidinamine-4-
                                     (2,2-difluoro-1,3-
                                     benzodioxol-4-yl)-
                                     1H-pyrrole-3-
                                     carbonitrile (CAS
                                     No. 131341-86-1)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3808.20.15).......

SEC. 1235. (R)-2-[2,6-DIMETHYLPHENYL)-METHOXYACETYL-AMINO]-PROPIONIC 
                    ACID METHYL ESTER.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.27 
and inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.27        (R)-2-[2,6-          Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     dimethylphenyl)-                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     methoxyacetyl-
                                     amino]-propionic
                                     acid methyl ester
                                     (CAS No. 69516-34-
                                     3) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2924.29.47).......

SEC. 1236. FORMULATIONS CONTAINING BENZOTHIALDIAZOLE-7-CARBOTHIOIC ACID 
                    S-METHYL ESTER.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.22        Formulations         Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     containing                                                                          2003                    ''.
                                     benzothialdiazole-
                                     7-carbothioic acid
                                     S-methyl ester
                                     (CAS No. 135158-54-
                                     2) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     3808.90.08).......

SEC. 1237. BENZOTHIALDIAZOLE-7-CARBOTHIOIC ACID S-METHYL ESTER.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.33 
and inserting in numerical sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.33        Benzothialdiazole-7- Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     carbothioic acid S-                                                                 2003                    ''.
                                     methyl ester (CAS
                                     No. 135158-54-2)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2934.90.18).......

SEC. 1238. O-(4-BROMO-2-CHLOROPHENYL)-O-ETHYL-S-PROPYL 
                    PHOSPHOROTHIOATE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.30 
and inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.30        O-(4-Bromo-2-        Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     chlorophenyl)-O-                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     ethyl-S-propyl
                                     phosphorothioate
                                     (CAS No. 41198-08-
                                     7) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2930.90.10).......

SEC. 1239. 1-[[2-(2,4-DICHLOROPHENYL)-4-PROPYL-1,3-DIOXOLAN-2-YL] 
                    METHYL]-1H-1,2,4-TRIAZOLE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.35 
and inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.35        1-[[2-(2,4-          Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     dichlorophenyl)-4-                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     propyl-1,3-
                                     dioxolan-2-yl]
                                     methyl]-1H-1,2,4-
                                     triazole (CAS No.
                                     60207-90-1)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2934.90.12).......

SEC. 1240. TETRAHYDRO-3-METHYL-N-NITRO-5[[2-PHENYLTHIO)-5-THIAZOLYL]-4-
                    H-1,3,5-OXADIAZIN-4-IMINE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.34        tetrahydro-3-methyl- 4.3%                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     N-nitro-5[[2-                                                                       2003                    ''.
                                     phenylthio)-5-
                                     thiazolyl]-4-H-
                                     1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-
                                     imine (CAS No.
                                     192439-46-6)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2934.10.10).......

SEC. 1241. 1-(4-METHOXY-6-METHYL-TRIAZIN-2-YL)-3-[2-(3,3,3-
                    TRIFLUOROPROPYL)-PHENYLSULFONYL]-UREA.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by striking heading 9902.29.40 
and inserting the following new heading:


``                9902.29.40        1-(4-methoxy-6-      Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     methyl-triazin-2-                                                                   2003                    ''.
                                     yl)-3-[2-(3,3,3-
                                     trifluoropropyl)-
                                     phenylsulfonyl]-
                                     urea (CAS No.
                                     94125-34-5)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2935.00.75).......

SEC. 1242. 1,2,4-TRIAZIN-3(2H)ONE, 4,5-DIHYDRO-6-METHYL-4-
                    [(3-PYRIDINYL METHYLENE)AMINO].

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.96        1,2,4-Triazin-       Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     3(2H)one, 4,5-                                                                      2003                    ''.
                                     dihydro-6-methyl-4-
                                     [(3-pyridinyl
                                     methylene)amino]
                                     (CAS No. 123312-89-
                                     0) (provided for
                                     in subheading
                                     2933.69.60).......

SEC. 1243. 4-(2,2-DIFLUORO-1,3-BENZODIOXOL-4-YL)-1H-PYRROLE-3-
                    CARBONITRILE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.97        4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3- Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     benzodioxol-4-yl)-                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     1H-pyrrole-3-
                                     carbonitrile (CAS
                                     No. 131341-86-1)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2934.90.12).......

SEC. 1244. NICOSULFURON FORMULATED PRODUCT (``ACCENT'').

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.38.69        2-(((((4,6- Di-       Free                No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     methoxypyrimi-din-2-                                                                2003                    ''.
                                     yl) aminocarbonyl))-
                                     N,N- dimethyl-3-
                                     pyridinecarboxamide
                                     (CAS No. 111991-09-
                                     4) and application
                                     adjuvants (provided
                                     for in subheading
                                     3808.30.15)........

SEC. 1245. FIPRONIL TECHNICAL.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.29.98        5-amino-1-[2,6-      5%                   No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     dichloro-4-                                                                         2003                    ''.
                                     (trifluoromethyl)p
                                     hynyl)-4-
                                     [(trifluoromethyl)
                                     sulfinyl]-1H-
                                     pyrazole-3-
                                     carbonitrile. (CAS
                                     No. 120068-37-3)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     2933.19.23).......

SEC. 1246. MONOCHROME GLASS ENVELOPES.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.70.01        Monochrome glass     Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     envelopes                                                                           2003                    ''.
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     7011.20.40).......

SEC. 1247. CERAMIC COATER.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in the numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.84.00        Ceramic coater for   Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     laying down and                                                                     2003                    ''.
                                     drying ceramic
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     8479.89.97).......

SEC. 1248. PRO-JET BLACK 263 STAGE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.74        5-[4-(7-amino-1-     Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     hydroxy-3-sulfo-                                                                    2003                    ''.
                                     naphthalen-2-
                                     ylazo)-2,5-bis-(2-
                                     hydroxy-ethoxy)-
                                     phenylazo]-
                                     isophthalic acid,
                                     lithium salt
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3204.14.30).......

SEC. 1249. PRO-JET FAST BLACK 286 PASTE.

  Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.32.44        1,3-                 Free                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     benzenedicarboxyli                                                                  2003                    ''.
                                     c acid, 5-[[4-[(7-
                                     amino-1-hydroxy-3-
                                     sulfo-2-
                                     naphthalenyl)azo]-
                                     6-sulfo-1-
                                     naphthalenyl]azo]-
                                     , sodium salt (CAS
                                     No. 201932-24-3)
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     3204.14.30).......

SEC. 1250. CERTAIN STEAM OR OTHER VAPOR GENERATING BOILERS USED IN 
                    NUCLEAR FACILITIES.

  (a) In General.--Subchapter II of chapter 99 is amended by inserting 
in numerical sequence the following new heading:


``                9902.84.02        Watertube boilers    4.9%                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/
                                     with a steam                                                                        2003                    ''.
                                     production
                                     exceeding 45 t per
                                     hour, for use in
                                     nuclear facilities
                                     (provided for in
                                     subheading
                                     8402.11.00).......

  (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply 
with respect to goods--
          (1) entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on 
        or after the 15th day after the date of enactment of this Act; 
        and
          (2) purchased pursuant to a binding contract entered into on 
        or before the date of the enactment of this Act.

          CHAPTER 2--EXISTING DUTY SUSPENSIONS AND REDUCTIONS

SEC. 1301. EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXISTING DUTY SUSPENSIONS AND 
                    REDUCTIONS.

  (a) Existing Duty Suspensions.--Each of the following headings is 
amended by striking out the date in the effective period column and 
inserting ``12/31/2003'':
          (1) Heading 9902.32.12 (relating to DEMT).
          (2) Heading 9902.39.07 (relating to a certain polymer).
          (3) Heading 9902.29.07 (relating to 4-hexylresorcinol).
          (4) Heading 9902.29.37 (relating to certain sensitizing 
        dyes).
          (5) Heading 9902.32.07 (relating to certain organic pigments 
        and dyes).
          (6) Heading 9902.71.08 (relating to certain semi-manufactured 
        forms of gold).
          (7) Heading 9902.33.59 (relating to DPX-E6758).
          (8) Heading 9902.33.60 (relating to Rimsulfuron).
  (b) Existing Duty Reduction.--Heading 9902.29.68 (relating to 
Ethylene/tetra- fluoroethylene copolymer (ETFE)) is amended by striking 
out the date in the effective period column and inserting ``12/31/
2003''.

SEC. 1302. EXTENSION OF, AND OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO, EXISTING DUTY 
                    REDUCTIONS.

  (a) Carbamic Acid (U-9069).-- Heading 9902.33.61 (relating to 
Carbamic Acid (U-9069)) is amended--
          (1) by striking ``7.6%'' and inserting ``Free''; and
          (2) by striking the date in the effective period column and 
        inserting ``12/31/2003''.
  (b) DPX-E9260.-- Heading 9902.33.63 (relating to DPX-E9260) is 
amended--
          (1) by striking ``5.3%'' and inserting ``Free''; and
          (2) by striking the date in the effective period column and 
        inserting ``12/31/2003''.

                  Subtitle B--Other Tariff Provisions

       CHAPTER 1--LIQUIDATION OR RELIQUIDATION OF CERTAIN ENTRIES

SEC. 1401. CERTAIN TELEPHONE SYSTEMS.

  (a) In General.--Notwithstanding sections 514 and 520 of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1514 and 1520), or any other provision of law, 
the United States Customs Service shall, not later than 90 days after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, liquidate or reliquidate those 
entries listed in subsection (c), in accordance with the final decision 
of the Department of Commerce of February 7, 1990 (case number A580-
803-001).
  (b) Payment of Amounts Owed.--Any amounts owed by the United States 
pursuant to the liquidation or reliquidation of an entry under 
subsection (a) shall be paid by the Customs Service within 90 days 
after such liquidation or reliquidation.
  (c) Entry List.--The entries referred to in subsection (a) are the 
following:



              Entry Number                           Date of Entry                           Port

E85-0001814-6                             10/05/89                            Miami, FL
E85-0001844-3                             10/30/89                            Miami, FL
E85-0002268-4                             07/21/90                            Miami, FL
E85-0002510-9                             12/15/90                            Miami, FL
E85-0002511-7                             12/15/90                            Miami, FL
E85-0002509-1                             12/15/90                            Miami, FL
E85-0002527-3                             12/12/90                            Miami, FL
E85-0002550-0                             12/20/90                            Miami, FL
102-0121558-8                             12/11/91                            Miami, FL
E85-0002654-5                             04/08/91                            Miami, FL
E85-0002703-0                             05/01/91                            Miami, FL
E85-0002778-2                             06/05/91                            Miami, FL
E85-0002909-3                             08/05/91                            Miami, FL
E85-0002913-5                             08/02/91                            Miami, FL
102-0120990-4                             10/18/91                            Miami, FL
102-0120668-6                             09/03/91                            Miami, FL
102-0517007-8                             11/20/91                            Miami, FL
102-0122145-3                             03/05/91                            Miami, FL
102-0121173-6                             ..................................  Miami, FL
102-0121559-6                             ..................................  Miami, FL
E85-0002636-2                             ..................................  Miami, FL



SEC. 1402. COLOR TELEVISION RECEIVER ENTRIES.

  (a) In General.--Notwithstanding sections 514 and 520 of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1514 and 1520), or any other provision of law, 
the United States Customs Service shall, not later than 90 days after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, liquidate or reliquidate those 
entries listed in subsection (c) in accordance with the final results 
of the administrative reviews, covering the periods from April 1, 1989, 
through March 31, 1990, and from April 1, 1990, through March 31, 1991, 
undertaken by the International Trade Administration of the Department 
of Commerce for such entries (case number A-583-009).
  (b) Payment of Amounts Owed.--Any amounts owed by the United States 
pursuant to the liquidation or reliquidation of an entry under 
subsection (a), with interest provided for by law on the liquidation or 
reliquidation of entries, shall be paid by the Customs Service within 
90 days after such liquidation or reliquidation.
  (c) Entry List.--The entries referred to in subsection (a) are the 
following:



            Entry Number                         Date of Entry

    509-0210046-5...................  August 18, 1989
    815-0908228-5...................  June 25, 1989
    707-0836829-8...................  April 4, 1990
    707-0836940-3...................  April 12, 1990
    707-0837161-5...................  April 25,1990
    707-0837231-6...................  May 3, 1990
    707-0837497-3...................  May 17, 1990
    707-0837498-1...................  May 24, 1990
    707-0837612-7...................  May 31, 1990
    707-0837817-2...................  June 13, 1990
    707-0837949-3...................  June 19, 1990
    707-0838712-4...................  August 7, 1990
    707-0839000-3...................  August 29, 1990
    707-0839234-8...................  September 15, 1990
    707-0839284-3...................  September 12, 1990
    707-0839595-2...................  October 2, 1990
    707-0840048-9...................  November 1, 1990
    707-0840049-7...................  November 1, 1990
    707-0840176-8...................  November 8, 1990


SEC. 1403. COPPER AND BRASS SHEET AND STRIP.

  (a) In General.--Notwithstanding sections 514 and 520 of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1514 and 1520), or any other provision of law, 
the United States Customs Service shall, not later than 90 days after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, liquidate or reliquidate those 
entries listed in subsection (c).
  (b) Payment of Amounts Owed.--Any amounts owed by the United States 
pursuant to the liquidation or reliquidation of an entry under 
subsection (a), with interest accrued from the date of entry, shall be 
paid by the Customs Service within 90 days after such liquidation or 
reliquidation.
  (c) Entry List.--The entries referred to in subsection (a) are the 
following:



                         Entry number                                Date of entry         Date of liquidation

110-1197671-6                                                           10/18/86                  7/6/92
110-1198090-8                                                           12/19/86                 1/23/87
110-1271919-8                                                           11/12/86                 11/6/87
110-1272332-3                                                           11/26/86                 11/20/87
110-1955373-1                                                           12/16/76                 7/26/96
110-1271914-9                                                           11/12/86                 11/6/87
110-1279006-6                                                           09/09/87                 8/26/88
110-1279699-8                                                           10/06/87                 11/6/87
110-1280399-2                                                           11/03/87                 12/11/87
110-1280557-5                                                           11/11/87                 12/28/87
110-1280780-3                                                           11/24/87                 01/29/88
110-1281399-1                                                           12/16/87                 2/12/88
110-1282632-4                                                           02/16/78                 3/18/88
110-1286027-3                                                           02/26/88                 2/16/79
110-1286056-2                                                           02/23/88                 2/12/89
719-0736650-5                                                           07/26/77                 3/13/92
110-1285877-2                                                           09/08/88                 06/02/89
110-1285885-5                                                           09/08/88                 06/02/89
110-1285959-8                                                           09/13/88                 06/02/89
110-1286057-0                                                           03/01/88                 04/01/88
110-1286061-2                                                           03/02/88                 02/24/89
110-1286120-6                                                           03/13/88                 03/03/89
110-1286122-2                                                           03/13/88                 03/03/89
110-1286123-0                                                           03/13/88                 03/03/89
110-1286124-8                                                           03/13/88                 03/03/89
110-1286133-9                                                           03/20/88                 04/15/88
110-1286134-7                                                           03/20/88                 04/15/88
110-1286151-1                                                           03/15/88                 09/15/89
110-1286194-1                                                           03/22/88                 08/24/90
110-1286262-6                                                           04/04/88                 06/09/89
110-1286264-2                                                           03/30/88                 06/09/89
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SEC. 1404. ANTIFRICTION BEARINGS.

  (a) Liquidation or Reliquidation of Entries.--Notwithstanding 
sections 514 and 520 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1514 and 
1520) or any other provision of law, the United States Customs Service 
shall, not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this 
Act, liquidate or reliquidate those entries made at various ports, 
which are listed in subsection (c), in accordance with the final 
results of the administrative reviews, covering the periods from 
November 9, 1988, through April 30, 1990, from May 1, 1990, through 
April 30, 1991, and from May 1, 1991, through April 30, 1992, conducted 
by the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce 
for such entries (Case No. A-427-801).
  (b) Payment of Amounts Owed.--Any amounts owed by the United States 
pursuant to the liquidation or reliquidation of an entry under 
subsection (a) shall be paid by the Customs Service within 90 days 
after such liquidation or reliquidation.
  (c) Entry List.--The entries referred to in subsection (a) are the 
following:




            Entry Number                          Entry Date

    (1001)016-0112010-6.............  May 26, 1989
    (4601)016-0112028-8.............  June 28, 1989
    (4601)016-0112126-0.............  December 5, 1989
    (4601)016-0112132-8.............  December 18, 1989
    (4601)016-0112164-1.............  February 5, 1990
    (4601)016-0112229-2.............  April 12, 1990
    (4601)016-0112211-0.............  March 21, 1990.


SEC. 1405. OTHER ANTIFRICTION BEARINGS.

  (a) Liquidation or Reliquidation of Entries.--Notwithstanding 
sections 514 and 520 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1514 and 
1520) or any other provision of law, the United States Customs Service 
shall, not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this 
Act, liquidate or reliquidate those entries made at various ports, 
which are listed in subsection (c), in accordance with the final 
results of the administrative reviews, covering the periods from 
November 9, 1988, through April 30, 1990, from May 1, 1990, through 
April 30, 1991, and from May 1, 1991, through April 30, 1992, conducted 
by the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce 
for such entries (Case No. A-427-801).
  (b) Payment of Amounts Owed.--Any amounts owed by the United States 
pursuant to the liquidation or reliquidation of an entry under 
subsection (a) shall be paid by the Customs Service within 90 days 
after such liquidation or reliquidation.
  (c) Entry List.--The entries referred to in subsection (a) are the 
following:




            Entry Number                          Entry Date

    (4601)016-0112223-5.............  April 4, 1990
    (4601)710-0225218-8.............  August 24, 1990
    (4601)710-0225239-4.............  September 5, 1990
    (4601)710-0226079-3.............  May 21, 1991
    (1704)J50-0016544-7.............  January 31, 1991
    (4601)016-0112237-5.............  April 19, 1990
    (4601)710-0226033-0.............  May 7, 1991
    (4601)710-0226078-5.............  May 15, 1991
    (4601)710-0225181-8.............  August 24, 1990
    (4601)710-0225381-4.............  October 3, 1990.


 CHAPTER 2--SPECIAL CLASSIFICATION RELATING TO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND 
                                TESTING

SEC. 1411. SHORT TITLE.

  This chapter may be cited as the ``Product Development and Testing 
Act of 2000''.

SEC. 1412. FINDINGS; PURPOSE.

  (a) Findings.--The Congress finds the following:
          (1)(A) A substantial amount of development and testing occurs 
        in the United States incident to the introduction and 
        manufacture of new products for both domestic consumption and 
        export overseas.
          (B) Testing also occurs with respect to merchandise that has 
        already been introduced into commerce to insure that it 
        continues to meet specifications and performs as designed.
          (2) The development and testing that occurs in the United 
        States incident to the introduction and manufacture of new 
        products, and with respect to products which have already been 
        introduced into commerce, represents a significant industrial 
        activity employing highly-skilled workers in the United States.
          (3)(A) Under the current laws affecting the importation of 
        merchandise, such as the provisions of part I of title IV of 
        the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.), goods commonly 
        referred to as ``prototypes'', used for product development 
        testing and product evaluation purposes, are subject to customs 
        duty upon their importation into the United States unless the 
        prototypes qualify for duty-free treatment under special trade 
        programs or unless the prototypes are entered under a temporary 
        importation bond.
          (B) In addition, the United States Customs Service has 
        determined that the value of prototypes is to be included in 
        the value of production articles if the prototypes are the 
        result of the same design and development effort as the 
        articles.
          (4)(A) Assessing duty on prototypes twice, once when the 
        prototypes are imported and a second time thereafter as part of 
        the cost of imported production merchandise, discourages 
        development and testing in the United States, and thus 
        encourages development and testing to occur overseas, since, in 
        that case, duty will only be assessed once, upon the 
        importation of production merchandise.
          (B) Assessing duty on these prototypes twice unnecessarily 
        inflates the cost to businesses, thus reducing their 
        competitiveness.
          (5) Current methods for avoiding the excessive assessment of 
        customs duties on the importation of prototypes, including the 
        use of temporary importation entries and obtaining drawback, 
        are unwieldy, ineffective, and difficult for both importers and 
        the United States Customs Service to administer.
  (b) Purpose.--The purpose of this chapter is to promote product 
development and testing in the United States by permitting the 
importation of prototypes on a duty-free basis.

 SEC. 1413. AMENDMENTS TO HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE UNITED 
                    STATES.

  (a) Heading.--Subchapter XVII of Chapter 98 is amended by inserting 
in numerical sequence the following new heading:


``             9817.85.01    Prototypes to be  Free              ................  The rate
                              used                                                  applicable in
                              exclusively for                                       the absence of
                              development,                                          this heading         ''.
                              testing,
                              product
                              evaluation or
                              quality control
                              purposes.......

  (b) U.S. Note.--The U.S. Notes to subchapter XVII of chapter 98 are 
amended by adding at the end the following:

``6. The following provisions apply to heading 9817.85.01:

``(a) The term `prototypes' means originals or models of articles that--

``(i) are either in the preproduction, production, or postproduction stage 
and are to be used exclusively for development, testing, product 
evaluation, or quality control purposes; and

``(ii) in the case of originals or models of articles that are either in 
the production or postproduction stage, are associated with a design change 
from current production (including a refinement, advancement, improvement, 
development, or quality control in either the product itself or the means 
for producing the product).

For purposes of clause (i), automobile racing shall not be considered to be 
``development, testing, product evaluation, or quality control.''.

``(b)(i) Prototypes (as defined in paragraph (a)) may only be imported in 
limited noncommercial quantities in accordance with industry practice.

``(ii) Prototypes (as defined in paragraph (a)), or parts of prototypes, 
may not be sold (including sale for scrap purposes) after importation into 
the United States or be incorporated into other products.

``(c) Articles subject to quantitative restrictions, antidumping orders, or 
countervailing duty orders, may not be classified as prototypes under this 
note. Articles subject to licensing requirements, or which must comply with 
laws, rules, or regulations administered by agencies other than the United 
States Customs Service before being imported, may be classified as 
prototypes, provided that they comply with all applicable provisions of law 
and otherwise meet the definition of `prototypes' under paragraph (a).''.

 SEC. 1414. ENTRY PROCEDURES.

  The Secretary of the Treasury shall establish regulations for the 
identification of prototypes at the time of importation into the United 
States in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the 
amendments made by this chapter.

SEC. 1415. EFFECTIVE DATE.

  This chapter, and the amendments made by this chapter, shall apply 
with respect to--
          (1) an entry of a prototype under heading 9817.85.01, as 
        added by section 1413(a), on or after the date of the enactment 
        of this Act; and
          (2) an entry of a prototype (as defined in U.S. Note 6(a) to 
        subchapter XVII of chapter 98, as added by section 1413(b)) 
        under heading 9813.00.30 for which liquidation has not become 
        final as of the date of enactment of this Act.

CHAPTER 3--PROHIBITION ON IMPORTATION OF PRODUCTS MADE WITH DOG OR CAT 
                                  FUR

SEC. 1421. SHORT TITLE.

  This chapter may be cited as the ``Dog and Cat Protection Act of 
2000''.

SEC. 1422. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

  (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
          (1) An estimated 2,000,000 dogs and cats are slaughtered and 
        sold annually as part of the international fur trade. 
        Internationally, dog and cat fur is used in a wide variety of 
        products, including fur coats and jackets, fur trimmed 
        garments, hats, gloves, decorative accessories, stuffed 
        animals, and other toys.
          (2) The United States represents one of the largest markets 
        for the sale of fur and fur products in the world. Market 
        demand for fur products in the United States has led to the 
        introduction of dog and cat fur products into United States 
        commerce, frequently based on deceptive or fraudulent labeling 
        of the products to disguise the true origin of the fur.
          (3) Dog and cat fur, when dyed, is not easily distinguishable 
        to persons who are not experts from other furs such as fox, 
        rabbit, coyote, wolf, and mink, and synthetic materials made to 
        resemble real fur. Dog and cat fur is generally less expensive 
        than other types of fur and may be used as a substitute for 
        more expensive types of furs, which provides an incentive to 
        engage in unfair or fraudulent trade practices in the 
        importation, exportation, distribution, or sale of fur 
        products, including deceptive labeling and other practices 
        designed to disguise the true contents or origin of the 
        product.
          (4) Forensic texts have documented that dog and cat fur 
        products are being imported into the United States subject to 
        deceptive labels or other practices designed to conceal the use 
        of dog or cat fur in the production of wearing apparel, toys, 
        and other products.
          (5) Publicly available evidence reflects ongoing significant 
        use of dogs and cats bred expressly for their fur by foreign 
        fur producers for manufacture into wearing apparel, toys, and 
        other products that have been introduced into United States 
        commerce. The evidence indicates that foreign fur producers 
        also rely on the use of stray dogs and cats and stolen pets for 
        the manufacture of fur products destined for the world and 
        United States markets.
          (6) The methods of housing, transporting, and slaughtering 
        dogs and cats for fur production are generally unregulated and 
        inhumane.
          (7) The trade of dog and cat fur products is ethically and 
        aesthetically abhorrent to United States citizens. Consumers in 
        the United States have a right to know if products offered for 
        sale contain dog or cat fur and to ensure that they are not 
        unwitting participants in this gruesome trade.
          (8) Persons who engage in the sale of dog or cat fur 
        products, including the fraudulent trade practices identified 
        above, gain an unfair competitive advantage over persons who 
        engage in legitimate trade in apparel, toys, and other 
        products, and derive an unfair benefit from consumers who buy 
        their products.
          (9) The imposition of a ban on the sale, manufacture, offer 
        for sale, transportation, and distribution of dog and cat fur 
        products, regardless of their source, is consistent with the 
        international obligations of the United States as it applies 
        equally to domestic and foreign entities. Such a ban is also 
        consistent with provisions of international agreements to which 
        the United States is a party that expressly allow for measures 
        designed to protect the health and welfare of animals and to 
        enjoin the use of deceptive trade practices in international or 
        domestic commerce.
  (b) Purposes.--The purposes of this chapter are to--
          (1) prohibit imports, exports, sale, manufacture, offer for 
        sale, transportation, and distribution in the United States of 
        dog and cat fur products, in order to ensure that United States 
        market demand does not provide an incentive to slaughter dogs 
        or cats for their fur;
          (2) require accurate labeling of fur species so that 
        consumers in the United States can make informed choices and 
        ensure that they are not unwitting contributors to this 
        gruesome trade; and
          (3) ensure that the customs laws of the United States are not 
        undermined by illicit international traffic in dog and cat fur 
        products.

SEC. 1423. PROHIBITION ON IMPORTATION OF PRODUCTS MADE WITH DOG OR CAT 
                    FUR.

  Title III of the Tariff Act of 1930 is amended by inserting after 
section 307 the following new section:

``SEC. 308. PROHIBITIONS ON IMPORTATION OF AND OTHER COMMERCE IN DOG 
                    AND CAT FUR PRODUCTS.

  ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) Cat fur.--The term `cat fur' means the pelt or skin of 
        any animal of the species Felis catus.
          ``(2) Commerce.--The term `commerce' means the transportation 
        for sale, trade, or use between any State, territory, or 
        possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia, 
        and any place outside thereof.
          ``(3) Customs laws.--The term `customs laws of the United 
        States' means any other law or regulation enforced or 
        administered by the United States Customs Service.
          ``(4) Dog fur.--The term `dog fur' means the pelt or skin of 
        any animal of the species Canis familiaris.
          ``(5) Dog or cat fur product.--The term `dog or cat fur 
        product' means any item of merchandise which consists, or is 
        composed in whole or in part, of any dog fur, cat fur, or both.
          ``(6) Person.--The term `person' includes any individual, 
        partnership, corporation, association, organization, business 
        trust, government entity, or other entity subject to the 
        jurisdiction of the United States.
          ``(7) Secretary.--The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of 
        the Treasury.
          ``(8) United states.--The term `United States' means the 
        customs territory of the United States, as defined in general 
        note 2 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.
  ``(b) Prohibitions.--It shall be unlawful for any person to--
          ``(1) import into, or export from, the United States any dog 
        or cat fur product; or
          ``(2) introduce into interstate commerce, manufacture for 
        introduction into interstate commerce, sell, trade, or 
        advertise in interstate commerce, offer to sell, or transport 
        or distribute in interstate commerce in the United States, any 
        dog or cat fur product.
This subsection shall not apply to the importation, exportation, or 
transportation by an individual, for noncommercial purposes, of his or 
her personal pet that is deceased, including a pet preserved through 
taxidermy.
  ``(c) Penalties and Enforcement.--
          ``(1) Civil penalties.--Any person who violates any provision 
        of this section or any regulation issued under this section 
        may, in addition to any other civil or criminal penalty that 
        may be imposed under section 592 of this Act or any other 
        provision of law, be assessed a civil penalty by the Secretary 
        of not more than $5,000.
          ``(2) Enforcement.--The provisions of this section and any 
        regulations issued under this section shall be enforced by the 
        Secretary. In imposing penalties under paragraph (1), the 
        Secretary shall take into account the seriousness of the 
        violation, the culpability of the violator, and the violator's 
        record of cooperating with the Government in disclosing the 
        violation.
          ``(3) Regulations.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
        enactment of this section, the Secretary shall, after notice 
        and opportunity for comment, issue regulations to carry out the 
        provisions of this section.
          ``(4) Coordination with other laws.--Nothing in this section 
        shall be construed as superseding or limiting in any manner the 
        functions and responsibilities of the Secretary of the Treasury 
        under the customs laws of the United States.
  ``(d) Reports.--In order to enable Congress to engage in active, 
continuing oversight of this section, the Secretary shall provide the 
following:
          ``(1) Plan for enforcement.--Within 3 months after the date 
        of enactment of this section, the Secretary shall submit to 
        Congress a plan for the enforcement of the provisions of this 
        section, including training and procedures to ensure that 
        Customs Service personnel are equipped with state-of-the-art 
        technologies to identify potential dog or cat fur products and 
        to determine the true content of such products.
          ``(2) Report on enforcement efforts.--Not later than 1 year 
        after the date of enactment of this section, and on an annual 
        basis thereafter, the Secretary shall submit a report to 
        Congress on the efforts of the Department of the Treasury to 
        enforce the provisions of this section and the adequacy of the 
        resources to do so. The report shall include an analysis of the 
        training of Customs Service personnel to identify dog and cat 
        fur products effectively and to take appropriate action to 
        enforce this section.''.

                  CHAPTER 4--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SEC. 1431. ALTERNATIVE MID-POINT INTEREST ACCOUNTING METHODOLOGY FOR 
                    UNDERPAYMENT OF DUTIES AND FEES.

  Section 505(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1505(c)) is 
amended by striking ``For the period beginning on'' and all that 
follows through ``the Secretary may prescribe'' and inserting ``The 
Secretary may prescribe''.

SEC. 1432. EXCEPTION FROM MAKING REPORT OF ARRIVAL AND FORMAL ENTRY FOR 
                    CERTAIN VESSELS.

  (a) Report of Arrival and Formal Entry of Vessels.--(1) Section 
433(a)(1)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1433(a)(1)(C)) is 
amended by striking ``bonded merchandise, or''.
  (2) Section 434(a)(3) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1434(a)(3)) is amended by striking ``bonded merchandise or''.
  (3) Section 91(a)(2) of the Appendix to title 46, United States Code, 
is amended by striking ``bonded merchandise or''.
  (b) Additional Amendment.--Section 441 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. 1441) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
paragraph:
          ``(7) Any vessel required to anchor at the Belle Isle 
        Anchorage in the waters of the Detroit River in the State of 
        Michigan, for the purposes of awaiting the availability of 
        cargo or berthing space or for the purpose of taking on a pilot 
        or awaiting pilot services, or at the direction of the Coast 
        Guard, prior to proceeding to the Port of Toledo, Ohio, where 
        the vessel makes entry under section 434 or obtains clearance 
        under section 4197 of the Revised Statutes of the United 
        States.''.

SEC. 1433. DESIGNATION OF SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR CUSTOMS 
                    PROCESSING OF CERTAIN PRIVATE AIRCRAFT ARRIVING IN 
                    THE UNITED STATES.

  (a) Designation.--For the 2-year period beginning on the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Commissioner of the Customs Service shall 
designate the San Antonio International Airport in San Antonio, Texas, 
as an airport at which private aircraft described in subsection (b) may 
land for processing by the Customs Service in accordance with section 
122.24(b) of title 19, Code of Federal Regulations.
  (b) Private Aircraft.--Private aircraft described in this subsection 
are private aircraft that--
          (1) arrive in the United States from a foreign area and have 
        a final destination in the United States of San Antonio 
        International Airport in San Antonio, Texas; and
          (2) would otherwise be required to land for processing by the 
        Customs Service at an airport listed in section 122.24(b) of 
        title 19, Code of Federal Regulations, in accordance with such 
        section.
  (c) Definition.--In this section, the term ``private aircraft'' has 
the meaning given such term in section 122.23(a)(1) of title 19, Code 
of Federal Regulations.
  (d) Report.--The Commissioner of the Customs Service shall prepare 
and submit to Congress a report on the implementation of this section 
for 2001 and 2002.

SEC. 1434. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL MERCHANDISE.

  Section 555 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1555) is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
  ``(c) International Travel Merchandise.--
          ``(1) Definitions.--For purposes of this section--
                  ``(A) the term `international travel merchandise' 
                means duty-free or domestic merchandise which is placed 
                on board aircraft on international flights for sale to 
                passengers, but which is not merchandise incidental to 
                the operation of a duty-free sales enterprise;
                  ``(B) the term `staging area' is an area controlled 
                by the proprietor of a bonded warehouse outside of the 
                physical parameters of the bonded warehouse in which 
                manipulation of international travel merchandise in 
                carts occurs;
                  ``(C) the term `duty-free merchandise' means 
                merchandise on which the liability for payment of duty 
                or tax imposed by reason of importation has been 
                deferred pending exportation from the customs 
                territory;
                  ``(D) the term `manipulation' means the repackaging, 
                cleaning, sorting, or removal from or placement on 
                carts of international travel merchandise; and
                  ``(E) the term `cart' means a portable container 
                holding international travel merchandise on an aircraft 
                for exportation.
          ``(2) Bonded warehouse for international travel 
        merchandise.--The Secretary shall by regulation establish a 
        separate class of bonded warehouse for the storage and 
        manipulation of international travel merchandise pending its 
        placement on board aircraft departing for foreign destinations.
          ``(3) Rules for treatment of international travel merchandise 
        and bonded warehouses and staging areas.--(A) The proprietor of 
        a bonded warehouse established for the storage and manipulation 
        of international travel merchandise shall give a bond in such 
        sum and with such sureties as may be approved by the Secretary 
        of the Treasury to secure the Government against any loss or 
        expense connected with or arising from the deposit, storage, or 
        manipulation of merchandise in such warehouse. The warehouse 
        proprietor's bond shall also secure the manipulation of 
        international travel merchandise in a staging area.
          ``(B) A transfer of liability from the international carrier 
        to the warehouse proprietor occurs when the carrier assigns 
        custody of international travel merchandise to the warehouse 
        proprietor for purposes of entry into warehouse or for 
        manipulation in the staging area.
          ``(C) A transfer of liability from the warehouse proprietor 
        to the international carrier occurs when the bonded warehouse 
        proprietor assigns custody of international travel merchandise 
        to the carrier.
          ``(D) The Secretary is authorized to promulgate regulations 
        to require the proprietor and the international carrier to keep 
        records of the disposition of any cart brought into the United 
        States and all merchandise on such cart.''.

SEC. 1435. CHANGE IN RATE OF DUTY OF GOODS RETURNED TO THE UNITED 
                    STATES BY TRAVELERS.

  Subchapter XVI of chapter 98 is amended as follows:
          (1) Subheading 9816.00.20 is amended--
                  (A) effective January 1, 2000, by striking ``10 
                percent'' each place it appears and inserting ``5 
                percent'';
                  (B) effective January 1, 2001, by striking ``5 
                percent'' each place it appears and inserting ``4 
                percent''; and
                  (C) effective January 1, 2002, by striking ``4 
                percent'' each place it appears and inserting ``3 
                percent''.
          (2) Subheading 9816.00.40 is amended--
                  (A) effective January 1, 2000, by striking ``5 
                percent'' each place it appears and inserting ``3 
                percent'';
                  (B) effective January 1, 2001, by striking ``3 
                percent'' each place it appears and inserting ``2 
                percent''; and
                  (C) effective January 1, 2002, by striking ``2 
                percent'' each place it appears and inserting ``1.5 
                percent''.

SEC. 1436. TREATMENT OF PERSONAL EFFECTS OF PARTICIPANTS IN 
                    INTERNATIONAL ATHLETIC EVENTS.

  (a) In General.--Subchapter XVII of chapter 98 is amended by 
inserting in numerical sequence the following new heading:


``             9817.60.00    Any of the          ..............  Free              Free                  ''.
                              following
                              articles not
                              intended for
                              sale or
                              distribution to
                              the public:
                              personal
                              effects of
                              aliens who are
                              participants
                              in, officials
                              of, or
                              accredited
                              members of
                              delegations to,
                              an
                              international
                              athletic event
                              held in the
                              United States,
                              such as the
                              Olympics, the
                              Goodwill Games,
                              the Special
                              Olympics World
                              Games, the
                              World Cup
                              Soccer Games,
                              or any similar
                              international
                              athletic event
                              as the
                              Secretary of
                              the Treasury
                              may determine,
                              and of persons
                              who are
                              immediate
                              family members
                              of or servants
                              to any of the
                              foregoing
                              persons;
                              equipment and
                              materials
                              imported in
                              connection with
                              any such
                              foregoing event
                              by or on behalf
                              of the
                              foregoing
                              persons or the
                              organizing
                              committee of
                              such an event,
                              articles to be
                              used in
                              exhibitions
                              depicting the
                              culture of a
                              country
                              participating
                              in such an
                              event; and, if
                              consistent with
                              the foregoing,
                              such other
                              articles as the
                              Secretary of
                              the Treasury
                              may allow......

  (b) Taxes, Fees, Inspection.--The U.S. Notes to chapter XVII of 
chapter 98 are amended by adding at the end the following new note:

``6. Any article exempt from duty under heading 9817.60.00 shall be free of 
taxes and fees that may otherwise be applicable, but shall not be free or 
otherwise exempt or excluded from routine or other inspections as may be 
required by the Customs Service.''

  (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section apply to 
goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or 
after the date of the enactment of this Act.
  (c) Termination of Temporary Provisions.--Heading 9902.98.08 shall, 
notwithstanding any provision of such heading, cease to be effective on 
the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 1437. COLLECTION OF FEES FOR CUSTOMS SERVICES FOR ARRIVAL OF 
                    CERTAIN FERRIES.

  Section 13031(b)(1)(A)(iii) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(b)(1)(A)(iii)) is amended to 
read as follows:
                          ``(iii) the arrival of a ferry, except for a 
                        ferry whose operations begin on or after August 
                        1, 1999, and that operates south of 27 degrees 
                        latitude and east of 89 degrees longitude; 
                        or''.

SEC. 1438. ESTABLISHMENT OF DRAWBACK BASED ON COMMERCIAL 
                    INTERCHANGEABILITY FOR CERTAIN RUBBER VULCANIZATION 
                    ACCELERATORS.

  (a) In General.--The United States Customs Service shall treat the 
chemical N-cyclohexyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide and the chemical N-
tert-Butyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide as ``commercially 
interchangeable'' within the meaning of section 313(j)(2) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1313(j)(2)) for purposes of permitting drawback 
under section 313 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1313.).
  (b) Applicability.--Subsection (a) shall apply with respect to any 
entry, or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption, of the chemical N-
cyclohexyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide before, on, or after the date of 
the enactment of this Act, that is eligible for drawback within the 
time period provided in section 313(j)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930 
(19 U.S.C. 1313(j)(2)(B)).

SEC. 1439. EXEMPTION FROM IMPORT PROHIBITION.

  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Executive Order 13067 of 
November 3, 1997, shall not apply with respect to imports of articles 
described in headings 1301.20.00 and 1301.90.90 (other than balsams, 
tragacanth, and karaya).

SEC. 1440. CARGO INSPECTION.

  The Commissioner of Customs is authorized to establish a fee-for-
service agreement for a period of not less than 2 years, renewable 
thereafter on an annual basis, at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood 
International Airport. The agreement shall provide personnel and 
infrastructure necessary to conduct cargo clearance, inspection, or 
other customs services as needed to accommodate carriers using this 
airport. When such servcies have been provided on a fee-for-service 
basis for at least 2 years and the commercial consumption entry level 
reaches 29,000 entries per year, the Commissioner of Customs shall 
continue to provide cargo clearance, inspection or other customs 
services, and no charges, other than those fees authorized by section 
13031(a) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 
(19 U.S.C. 58c(a)), may be collected for those services.

SEC. 1441. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN MULTIPLE ENTRIES OF MERCHANDISE AS 
                    SINGLE ENTRY.

  (a) In General.--Section 484 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1484) is amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(j) Treatment of Multiple Entries of Merchandise as Single 
Transaction.--In the case of merchandise that is purchased and invoiced 
as a single entity but--
          ``(1) is shipped in an unassembled or disassembled condition 
        in separate shipments due to the size or nature of the 
        merchandise, or
          ``(2) is shipped in separate shipments due to the inability 
        of the carrier to include all of the merchandise in a single 
        shipment (at the instruction of the carrier),
the Customs Service may, upon application by an importer in advance, 
treat such separate shipments for entry purposes as a single 
transaction.''.
  (b) Regulations.--Not later than 6 months after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall issue 
regulations to carry out section 484(j) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
added by subsection (a).

SEC. 1442. REPORT ON CUSTOMS PROCEDURES.

  (a) Review and Report.--The Secretary of the Treasury shall--
          (1) review, in consultation with United States importers and 
        other interested parties, including independent third parties 
        selected by the Secretary for the purpose of conducting such 
        review, customs procedures and related laws and regulations 
        applicable to goods and commercial conveyances entering the 
        United States; and
          (2) report to the Congress, not later than 180 days after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, on changes that should be made 
        to reduce reporting and record retention requirements for 
        commercial parties, specifically addressing changes needed to--
                  (A) separate fully and remove the linkage between 
                data reporting required to determine the admissibility 
                and release of goods and data reporting for other 
                purposes such as collection of revenue and statistics;
                  (B) reduce to a minimum data required for determining 
                the admissibility of goods and release of goods, 
                consistent with the protection of public health, 
                safety, or welfare, or achievement of other policy 
                goals of the United States;
                  (C) eliminate or find more efficient means of 
                collecting data for other purposes that are 
                unnecessary, overly burdensome, or redundant; and
                  (D) enable the implementation, as soon as possible, 
                of the import activity summary statement authorized by 
                section 411 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1411) 
                as a means of--
                          (i) fully separating and removing the linkage 
                        between the functions of collecting revenue and 
                        statistics and the function of determining the 
                        admissibility of goods that must be performed 
                        for each shipment of goods entering the United 
                        States; and
                          (ii) allowing for periodic, consolidated 
                        filing of data not required for determinations 
                        of admissibility.
  (b) Specific Matters.--In preparing the report required by subsection 
(a), the Secretary of the Treasury shall specifically report on the 
following:
          (1) Import procedures, including specific data items 
        collected, that are required prior and subsequent to the 
        release of goods or conveyances, identifying the rationale and 
        legal basis for each procedure and data requirement, uses of 
        data collected, and procedures or data requirements that could 
        be eliminated, or deferred and consolidated into periodic 
        reports such as the import activity summary statement.
          (2) The identity of data and factors necessary to determine 
        whether physical inspections should be conducted.
          (3) The cost of data collection.
          (4) Potential alternative sources and methodologies for 
        collecting data, taking into account the costs and other 
        consequences to importers, exporters, carriers, and the 
        Government of choosing alternative sources.
          (5) Recommended changes to the law, regulations of any 
        agency, or other measures that would improve the efficiency of 
        procedures and systems of the United States Government for 
        regulating international trade, without compromising the 
        effectiveness of procedures and systems required by law.

                       Subtitle C--Effective Date

SEC. 1451. EFFECTIVE DATE.

  Except as otherwise provided in this title, the amendments made by 
this title shall apply with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption, on or after the 15th day after the date of 
enactment of this Act.

                    TITLE II--OTHER TRADE PROVISIONS

SEC. 2001. TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE FOR CERTAIN WORKERS AFFECTED BY 
                    ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION OR CLOSURE OF A COPPER 
                    MINING FACILITY.

  (a) Certification of Eligibility for Workers Required for Closure of 
Facility.--
          (1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law 
        or any decision by the Secretary of Labor denying certification 
        or eligibility for certification for adjustment assistance 
        under title II of the Trade Act of 1974, a qualified worker 
        described in paragraph (2) shall be certified by the Secretary 
        as eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under such title 
        II.
          (2) Qualified worker.--For purposes of this subsection, a 
        ``qualified worker'' means a worker who--
                  (A) was determined to be covered under Trade 
                Adjustment Assistance Certification TA-W-31,402; and
                  (B) was necessary for the environmental remediation 
                or closure of a copper mining facility.
  (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section shall take 
effect on the date of enactment of this Act.

                            I. INTRODUCTION


                         A. Purpose and Summary

    The provisions in The Miscellaneous Trade and Technical 
Corrections Act of 2000, fall into two titles. The first title 
contains about 155 duty suspensions and tariff reductions. A 
large portion of the provisions in this section would 
temporarily suspend the duty on a variety of anti-HIV/AIDS and 
anti-cancer drugs. Other provisions would temporarily suspend 
the duties on a wide array of chemicals, including many organic 
pigments, herbicides and insecticides which are environmentally 
friendly. The remainder of the duty suspensions is an 
assortment of chemicals and miscellaneous equipment. Title I 
also contains five provisions relating to liquidation and 
reliquidations of entries erroneously liquidated by U.S. 
Customs, and a provision granting special classification to 
prototypes imported exclusively for testing.
    Other provision in Title I would provide duty-free 
treatment to all participants and individuals associated with 
international sporting events in the United States, reducing 
the rate of duty returning travelers pay on merchandise 
purchased abroad, a provision banning the imports of products 
made with cat and dog fur, an exemption of gum Arabic from 
import sanctions, designating San Antonio International Airport 
for Customs clearance of private aircraft and Broward County 
airport as a fee-for-service airport for Customs cargo 
clearance, codifying current practices relating to 
international travel merchandise, and provisions agreed to 
between the business community and U.S. Customs that would 
streamline customs entry processing.
    Title II of the bill would authorize trade adjustment 
assistance for certain workers affected by environmental 
remediation or closure of a copper mining facility.
    This package of trade bills has been evaluated and 
commented on by all concerned parties, including the U.S. 
Customs Service, the Department of Commerce, the International 
Trade Commission, the United States Trade Representative, and 
firms which may be jeopardized by a tariff suspension on a 
product they produce domestically. The provisions in the bill 
are non-controversial and revenue neutral, and many will enable 
U.S. firms to produce goods in a more cost efficient manner.

                             B. Background

    As part of the ongoing process of identifying technical 
changes to improve the efficiency of the trade laws, a number 
of legislative proposals have been submitted to the 
Subcommittee on Trade by the Administration and the public for 
possible consideration. In addition, Members have introduced 
legislation to provide temporary suspensions of duty on 
specific products. On August 12, 1999 and April 20, 2000, 
Chairman Crane requested written comments from parties 
interested in miscellaneous trade proposals, technical 
corrections to trade laws, and temporary suspensions of duty 
for specific products (No. Tr-15 and Tr-20). In response to 
these comments, the Trade Subcommittee prepared a bill, 
including only those provisions which were non-controversial 
based on the public comments and Administration review, and 
were revenue neutral based on estimates by the Congressional 
Budget Office.

                         C. Legislative History


Subcommittee action

    The Trade Subcommittee met on July 17, 2000 to consider 
draft legislation. The Subcommittee ordered the bill favorably 
reported by voice vote, with a quorum present.

Committee action

    The Committee met to consider H.R. 4868 on July 19, 2000. 
Chairman Crane offered an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The Committee ordered the bill favorably reported, 
as amended, by voice vote, with a quorum present.

                     II. EXPLANATION OF PROVISIONS


                       Title I--Tariff Provisions


         Subtitle A--Temporary Duty Suspensions and Reductions


             Chapter 1--New Duty Suspensions and Reductions


Sec. 1101. The HIV/AIDS drug, [4R-[3(2S*,3S*), 4R*]]-3-[2-Hydroxy-3-
        [(3-hydroxy-2-methyl benzoyl) amino]-1- oxo-4- phenylbutyl] -
        5,5-dimethyl-N-[(2-methylphenyl)methyl]-4-
        thiazolidinecarboxamide

Present law

    The HIV/AIDS drug, [4R- [3(2S*,3S*), 4R*]]-3-[2-Hydroxy-3-
[(3-hydroxy-2-methyl benzoyl)amino]-1-oxo-4-phenylbutyl]-5,5-
dimethyl-N-[(2-methylphenyl)methyl]-4-thiazol idinecarboxamide 
(CAS No. 186538-00-1) (provided for in subheading 2930.90.90) 
is subject to a NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.98 for certain HIV/
AIDS drugs, [4R- [3(2S*,3S*), 4R*]]-3-[2-Hydroxy-3-[(3-hydroxy-
2-methyl benzoyl)amino]-1-oxo-4-phenylbutyl]-5,5-dimethyl-N-
[(2-methylphenyl)methyl]-4-thiazol idinecarboxamide (CAS No. 
186538-00-1) (provided for in subheading 2930.90.90), as duty 
free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical and 
pharmaceutical companies to reduce costs in manufacturing this 
much-needed pharmaceutical for AIDS, making such products more 
competitive without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1102. 5-[(3,5-Dichlorophenyl)thio]-4-(1-methylethyl)-1-(4-
        pyridinylmethyl)-1H- imidazole-2-methanol caramate

Present law

    5-[(3,5-Dichlorophenyl)thio]-4-(1-methylethyl)-1-(4-
pyridinylmethyl)-1H- imidazole-2-methanol caramate (as provided 
for in 2933.39.61) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 10.4% ad 
valorem.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.99 for certain HIV/AIDS 
drugs 5-[(3,5-Dichlorophenyl)thio]-4-(1-methylethyl)-1-(4-
pyridinylmethyl)-1H-imidazole-2-m ethanol carbamate (CAS No. 
178979-85-6) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.61), as duty 
free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical and 
pharmaceutical companies to reduce costs in manufacturing this 
much-needed pharmaceutical for AIDS, making such products more 
competitive without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1103. Triacetonamine, 4-piperdone 2,2,6,6 tetramethyl

Present law

    Triacetonamine, 4-piperdone 2,2,6,6 tetramethyl (CAS No. 
826-36-8) (as provided for in subheading 2933.39.61) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 9.3% (2000), 8.6% (2001), 7.9% (2002) ad 
valorem.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.80 for the chemical 
triacetonamine, 4-piperdone 2,2,6,6 tetramethyl (CAS No. 826-
36-8) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.61) and any mixtures 
containing the foregoing, as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1104. Instant print film in rolls

Present law

    Instant print film in rolls (as provided for in subheading 
3702.20.00) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTS by inserting a new heading 9902.37.02 for instant print 
film in rolls (provided for in subheading 3702.20.00), as duty 
free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. producers of instant print 
film to reduce their manufacturing costs, making these products 
competitive with alternative photographic technology without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer. The film in rolls is 
used primarily by professional photographers and in other 
applications not served by flat film.

Sec. 1105. Instant print film for color photography

Present law

    Instant print film for color photography (provided for in 
subheading 3701.20.00) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.37.01 for instant print 
film for color photography (provided for in subheading 
3701.20.00) as a temporary duty reduction from 3.7 percent to 
2.4 percent ad valorem until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. producers of instant print 
film to reduce their manufacturing costs, making these products 
competitive with alternative photographic technology without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1106. Mixtures of sennosides and sennosides and their salts

Present law

    Mixtures of sennosides and sennosides and their salts 
(provided for in subheading 2938.90.00) are subject to NTR duty 
rates of 3.7% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.44 for mixtures of 
sennosides and sennosides and their salts (provided for in 
subheading 2938.90.00), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1107. Cibacron Red LS-B HC, 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5-[[4-
        chloro-6-[[3-[[8-[ [4-fluoro-6-(methylphenylamino)-1,3,5-
        triazin-2-yl] amino]-1-hydroxy-3,6-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl]azo]-
        4-sulfophenyl], amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] amino] -4-hydroxy -
        3- [(1-sulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo]-, sodium

Present law

    Cibacron Red LS-B HC, 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5-
[[4-chloro-6-[[3-[[8-[ [4-fluoro-6-(methylphenylamino)-1,3,5-
triazin-2-yl]amino]-1-hydroxy-3,6-disulfo-2-napht halenyl]azo]-
4-sulfophenyl], amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] amino] -4-hydroxy -
3- [(1-sulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo]-, sodium salt (CAS No. 155522-
05-7) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.30) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 10.8% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.04 for the chemical 
Cibacron Red LS-B HC, 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5-[[4-
chloro-6-[[3-[[8-[[4-fluoro-6-(methylphenylamino)-1,3,5-
triazin-2-yl]amino]-1-hydr oxy-3,6-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl]azo]-
4-sulfophenyl], amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] amino] -4-hydroxy -
3- [(1-sulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo]-, sodium salt (CAS No. 155522-
05-7) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.30), as duty free 
until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1108. Cibacron Brilliant Blue FN-G, 4, 11-
        Triphenodioxazinedisulfonic acid, 6, 13-dichloro-3, 10-bis[[2-
        [[-[[4-fluoro-6-[(2-sulfophenyl) amino] -1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] 
        amino] propyl] amino]- lithium sodium salt

Present law

    Cibacron Brilliant Blue FN-G, 4, 11-
Triphenodioxazinedisulfonic acid, 6, 13-dichloro-3, 10-bis[[2-
[[-[[4-fluoro-6-[(2-sulfophenyl) amino] -1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] 
amino] propyl] amino]- lithium sodium salt (CAS No. 163062-28-
0) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.30) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 10.8% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.88 for the chemical 
Cibacron Brilliant Blue FN-G, 4, 11-Triphenodioxazinedisulfonic 
acid, 6, 13-dichloro-3, 10-bis[[2-[[-[[4-fluoro-6-[(2-
sulfophenyl) amino] -1,3,5-triazin-2-yl] amino] propyl] amino]- 
lithium sodium salt (CAS No. 163062-28-0) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.16.30), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1109. Cibacron Scarlet LS-2G HC, 2-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 7,7-
        [(2-methyl-1,5-pentanediyl)bis[imino(6-fluoro-1,3,5-triazine-
        4,2-diyl)imino]] bis[4-hydroxy-3-[(4-methoxysulfophenyl) azo]-, 
        potassium sodium salt

Present law

    Cibacron Scarlet LS-2G HC, 2-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 7,7-
[(2-methyl-1,5-pentanediyl)bis[imino(6-fluoro-1,3,5-triazine-
4,2-diyl)imino]] bis[4-hydroxy-3-[(4-methoxysulfophenyl) azo]-, 
potassium sodium salt (CAS No. 152397-21-2) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.16.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 10.8% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.86 for the chemical 
Cibacron Scarlet LS-2G HC, 2-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 7,7-[(2-
methyl-1,5-pentanediyl)bis[imino(6-fluoro-1,3,5-triazine-4,2-
diyl)imino]] bis[4-hydroxy-3-[(4-methoxysulfophenyl) azo]-, 
potassium sodium salt (CAS No. 152397-21-2) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.16.30), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1110. MUB 738 INT, 2-Amino-4(4-Aminobenzoylamino) Benzene Sulfonic 
        Acid

Present law

    MUB 738 INT, 2-Amino-4(4-Aminobenzoylamino) Benzene 
Sulfonic Acid (CAS No. 167614-37-1) (provided for in subheading 
2930.90.29) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.90 for the chemical 
MUB 738 INT, 2-Amino-4(4-Aminobenzoylamino) Benzene Sulfonic 
Acid (CAS No. 167614-37-1) (provided for in subheading 
2930.90.29), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1111. Fenbuconazole, alpha-[2-(4-Chlorophenyl)-ethyl]-alpha-
        phenyl-1H-1,2,4- triazole-1- propanenitrile

Present law

    Fenbuconazole, alpha-[2-(4-Chlorophenyl)-ethyl]-alpha-
phenyl-1H-1,2,4-triazole-1- propanenitrile (CAS No. 114369-43-
6) (provided for in subheading 2933.90.06) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 9.1% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.86 for the chemical 
fenbuconazole, alpha-[2-(4-Chlorophenyl)-ethyl]-alpha -phenyl-
1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-propanenitrile (CAS No. 114369-43-6) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.90.06), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1112. 2,6-dichlorotoluene [H.R. 2143]

Present law

    2,6-dichlorotoluene (CAS No. 118-69-4) (as provided for in 
subheading 2903.69.70) is subject to a NTR duty rate of 5.5% ad 
valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.82 for the chemical 
2,6-dichlorotoluene (CAS No. 118-69-4) (provided for in 
subheading 2903.69.70), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1113. 3-Amino-3-methyl-1-pentyne

Present law

    3-Amino-3-methyl-1-pentyne (provided for in subheading 
2921.19.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.84 for the chemical 3-
Amino-3-methyl-1-pentyne (provided for in subheading 
2921.19.60), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1114. Triazamate, acetic acid, [[1-[(dimethylamino) carbonyl]-3-
        (1,1-dimethyethyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-yl]thio]-, ethyl ester

Present law

    Triazamate, Acetic acid, [[1-[(dimethylamino) carbonyl]-3-
(1,1-dimethyethyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-yl]thio]-, ethyl ester 
(CAS No. 112143-82-5) (as provided for in subheading 
2933.90.97) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.6% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.88 for the chemical 
triazamate, Acetic acid, [[1-[(dimethylamino) carbonyl]-3-(1,1-
dimethyethyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-yl]thio]-, ethyl ester (CAS 
No. 112143-82-5) (provided for in subheading 2933.90.97), as 
duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1115. Methoxyfenozide, benzoic acid 3-methoxy-2-methyl-,2- (3,5-
        dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-dimethyl ethyl) hydrazide

Present law

    Methoxyfenozide, benzoic acid 3-methoxy-2-methyl-,2-(3,5-
dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-dimethyl ethyl) hydrazide (provided for 
in subheading 2928.00.25) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.90 for the chemical 
methoxyfenozide, benzoic acid 3-methoxy-2-methyl-,2- (3,5-
dimethylbenzoyl)-2-(1,1-dimethyl ethyl) hydrazide (provided for 
in subheading 2928.00.25), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1116. 1-fluoro-2-nitro benzene

Present law

    1-fluoro-2-nitro benzene (CAS No. 001493-27-2) (as provided 
for in subheading 2904.90.30), used as raw material for a 
pharmaceutical intermediate, is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
5.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.04 for the chemical 1-
fluoro-2-nitro benzene (CAS No. 001493-27-2) (provided for in 
subheading 2904.90.30), used as raw material for a 
pharmaceutical intermediate, as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1117. P-hydroxybenzoic acid (PHBA)

Present law

    P-hydroxybenzoic acid (PHBA) (CAS No. 99-96-7) (as provided 
for in subheading 2918.29.22), used to produce liquified 
crystal polymer (LCP), is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.03 for the chemical p-
hydroxybenzoic acid (PHBA) (CAS No. 99-96-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2918.29.22), used to produce liquified crystal 
polymer (LCP), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1118. Toluhydroquinone (THQ) purchased for resale

Present law

    Toluhydroquinone (THQ) (CAS No. 95-71-6) (as provided for 
in subheading 2907.29.90), is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
5.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.05 for the chemical 
toluhydroquinone (THQ) purchased for resale (CAS No. 95-71-6) 
(provided for in subheading 2907.29.90), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1119. 2,4-Dicumylphenol

Present law

    2,4-Dicumylphenol (CAS No. 2772-45-4) (as provided for in 
subheading 2907.19.80), is subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.5% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.50 for the chemical 
2,4-Dicumylphenol (CAS No. 2772-45-4) (provided for in 
subheading 2907.19.80), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1120. Certain compound optical microscopes

Present law

    Certain compound optical microscopes (provided for in 
heading 9011) are subject to NTR duty rates ranging from 3.9-
7.2% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.98.07 for certain 
compound optical microscopes (provided for in heading 9011), as 
duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1121. Certain cathode-ray data/graphic display tubes, color, with 
        a less than 90 degree deflection

Present law

    Certain cathode-ray data/graphic display tubes, color, with 
a less than 90 degree deflection (provided for in subheading 
8540.60.00) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 3% ad valorem. 
These cathode-ray tubes are used in radio and radar monitoring 
units in the cockpits of aircraft.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.85.42 on certain cathode-
ray data/graphic display tubes, color, with a less than 90 
degree deflection (provided for in subheading 8540.60.00) as 
duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1122. Cathode-ray data/graphic tubes, color, with a phosphor dot 
        screen pitch smaller than 0.4 mm, and with less than 90 degree 
        deflection

Present law

    Cathode-ray data/graphic tubes, color, with a phosphor dot 
screen pitch smaller than 0.4 mm, and with a less than 90 
degree deflection (provided for in subheading 8540.40.00) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 3% ad valorem. These cathode-ray 
tubes are used in aircraft cockpits to monitor the flight 
variables of the aircraft.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.85.41 Cathode-ray data/
graphic display tubes, color, with a phosphor dot screen pitch 
smaller than 0.4 mm, and with a less than 90 degree deflection 
on cathode (provided for in subheading 8540.40.00), to reduce 
the duty from three percent to one percent until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1123. Certain Raw Cotton

Present law

    Imported cotton fiber of lengths less than 1 and \1/8\ths 
inches is currently duty free. Certain categories of raw cotton 
imported into the United States are subject to a tariff. These 
tariffs were established based on varying staple lengths of 
cotton.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 52 of the HTSUS to 
provide duty-free treatment to certain raw cotton in specified 
lengths. The threshold for imposing tariffs on cotton tariffs 
would be increased from 1 and \1/8\ths inches to 1 and \1/4\th 
inches for a period of three years.

Reason for change

    The current threshold for cotton tariffs was set in 1930 
when the bulk of cotton fiber traded was shorter than 1 and \1/
8\ths inches in length. Over time, staple lengths have tended 
to increase, moving the majority of cotton that would be 
imported into the U.S. from a category without a tariff into a 
category with a tariff. In addition, importers are not always 
certain of the staple length of the cotton they are importing. 
It may be slightly longer than advertised, subjecting the 
importer to unanticipated tariffs. As a result of these 
concerns, the Committee intends to increase the tariff 
threshold length to 1 and \1/4\ths inches in recognition of the 
prevalence of longer fibers in today's cotton trade.

Sec. 1124. Certain Rhinovirus drugs, trans-(2,R, 3,,,S,4S,5,S) -(4-(2,-
        (4-Fluorobenzyl)-6,-methyl-5,- [(5,,-methylisoxazole-3,,-
        carbonyl) amino]-4-oxoheptanoylamino)-5- (2,,,-oxopyrrolidin-
        3,,, -yl)pent-2-enoic acid ethyl ester

Present law

    Certain Rhinovirus drugs, trans-(2,,R, 3,,,S,4S,5,S) -(4-
(2,-(4-Fluorobenzyl)-6,- methyl-5,- [(5,,-methylisoxazole-3,,-
carbonyl) amino]-4-oxoheptanoylamino)-5- (2,,,-oxopyrrolidin-
3,,, -yl)pent-2-enoic acid ethyl ester (CAS No. 223537-30-2) 
(provided for in subheading 2931.00.60) are subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 12.1% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.97 for certain 
Rhinovirus drugs, trans-(2,R, 3,,,S,4S,5,S) -(4-(2,-(4-
Fluorobenzyl)-6,- methyl-5,-[(5,,-methylisoxazole-3,,-
carbonyl)amino]-4-oxoheptanoylamino)-5-(2,,,-oxopyrr olidin-
3,,,-yl)pent-2-enoic acid ethyl ester (CAS No. 223537-30-2) 
(provided for in subheading 2931.00.60), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical and 
pharmaceutical manufacturers to reduce costs, making these 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1125. Butralin, N-sec-butyl-4-tert-butyl-2,6-dinitroaniline

Present law

    Butralin, N-sec-butyl-4-tert-butyl-2,6-dinitroaniline (CAS 
No. 33629-47-9) (as provided for in subheading 2921.43.80) and 
any mixtures containing the foregoing are subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.38.00 on the chemical 
butralin, N-sec-butyl-4-tert-butyl-2,6-dinitroaniline (CAS No. 
33629-47-9) (provided for in subheading 2921.43.80) and any 
mixtures containing the foregoing, as duty free until December 
31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1126. Chemical branched dodecylbenzene

Present law

    Chemical branched dodecylbenzene (CAS No. 123-01-3) 
(provided for in subheading 2902.90.30) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 12.8% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.01 on the chemical 
branched dodecylbenzene (CAS No. 123-01-3) (provided for in 
subheading 2902.90.30), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1127. Certain fluorinated compound, Methanone, (4-fluorophenyl) 
        [3-[(4- fluorophenyl) ethynyl]phenyl]

Present law

    Certain fluorinated compound, Methanone, (4-fluorophenyl) 
[3-[(4- fluorophenyl) ethynyl]phenyl] (provided for in 
subheading 2914.70.40) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 8.2% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.88 on a certain 
fluorinated compound, Methanone, (4-fluorophenyl) [3-[(4- 
fluorophenyl) ethynyl]phenyl] (provided for in subheading 
2914.70.40), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1128 Benzenesulfonic acid, 4- chloro-3-[4-[[4- (dimethylamino) 
        phenyl]methylene

Present law

    Benzenesulfonic acid, 4- chloro-3-[4-[[4- (dimethylamino) 
phenyl]methylene-4,5- dihydro-3-methyl-5-oxo-1H- pyrazol-1-l], 
compound with Pyridine 1:1 (as provided for in subheading 
2933.39.61), used as light absorbing photo dye, is subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.36 for the chemical 
benzenesulfonic acid, 4- chloro-3-[4-[[4- (dimethylamino) 
phenyl]methylene-4,5- dihydro-3-methyl-5-oxo-1H- pyrazol-1-l], 
compound with Pyridine 1:1 (provided for in subheading 
2933.39.61), used as light absorbing photo dye, as duty free 
until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers of 
photographic dyes to reduce costs, making the chemicals and 
downstream product industries more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1129. Iron chloro 5,6-diamino-1,3-naphthalene disulfonate 
        complexes

Present law

    Iron chloro 5,6-diamino-1,3-naphthalene disulfonate 
complexes (CAS No. 85187-44-6) (as provided for in subheading 
2942.00.10), used as filter blue green photo dye, is subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 10% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.62 for iron chloro 
5,6-diamino-1,3-naphthalene disulfonate complexes (CAS No. 
85187-44-6) (provided for in subheading 2942.00.10), used as 
filter blue green photo dye, as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers of 
photographic dyes to reduce costs, making the chemicals and 
downstream product industries more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1130. Certain Benzenesulfonic acids

Present law

    Certain Benzenesulfonic acids (CAS No. 134863-74-4) (as 
provided for in subheading 2933.19.90), used as light absorbing 
photo dyes, are subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.34 for Benzenesulfonic 
acids (CAS No. 134863-74-4) (provided for in subheading 
2933.19.90), used as light absorbing photo dyes, as duty free 
until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers of 
photographic dyes to reduce costs, making the chemicals and 
downstream product industries more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1131. 4,4,-Difluorobenzophenone (methanone, bis(4-fluorophenyl))

Present law

    4,4,-Difluorobenzophenone (methanone, bis(4-fluorophenyl)) 
(CAS No. 345-92-6) (as provided for in subheading 2914.70.90), 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 4% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.84 for the chemical 
4,4,-Difluorobenzophenone (methanone, bis(4-fluorophenyl)) (CAS 
No. 345-92-6) (provided for in subheading 2914.70.90), as duty 
free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1132. Methanone, (4-fluorophenyl)phenyl

Present law

    Methanone, (4-fluorophenyl)phenyl (CAS No. 345-83-5) (as 
provided for in subheading 2914.70.90), is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 4% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.98 for the chemical 
methanone, (4-fluorophenyl)phenyl (CAS No. 345-83-5) (provided 
for in subheading 2914.70.90), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1133. Di-trimethylolpropane (DiTMP)

Present law

    Di-trimethylolpropane (DiTMP) (as provided for in 
subheading 2905.49.10), is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.92 for the chemical 
di-trimethylolpropane (DiTMP) (provided for in subheading 
2905.49.10), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1134. 2-Ethyl-2-butyl-1,3-propanediol (EBP) [H.R. 2215]

Present law

    2-ethyl-2-butyl-1,3-propanediol (EBP) (as provided for in 
subheading 2905.39.10), is subject to an NTR duty rate of 8.5% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.52 for the chemical 2-
Ethyl-2-butyl-1,3-propanediol (EBP) (provided for in subheading 
2905.39.10), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1135. Hydroxypivalic acid (HPA)

Present law

    Hydroxypivalic acid (HPA) (as provided for in subheading 
2918.19.90), is subject to an NTR duty rate of 4% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.54 for the chemical 
hydroxypivalic acid (HPA) (provided for in subheading 
2918.19.90), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1136. Allyl pentaerythritol (APE)

Present law

    Allyl pentaerythritol (APE) (as provided for in subheading 
2909.49.60), is subject to an NTR duty rate of 8.9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.56 for the chemical 
allyl pentaerythritol (APE) (provided for in subheading 
2909.49.60), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1137. Trimethylolpropane diallylether (TMPDE)

Present law

    Trimethylolpropane diallylether (TMPDE) (as provided for in 
subheading 2909.49.60), is subject to an NTR duty rate of 8.9% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.58 for the chemical 
trimethylolpropane diallylether (TMPDE) (provided for in 
subheading 2909.49.60), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1138. Trimethylolpropane monoallyl ether (TMPME)

Present law

    Trimethylolpropane monoallyl ether (TMPME) (provided for in 
subheading 2909.49.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 8.9% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.59 for the chemical 
trimethylolpropane monoallyl ether (TMPME) (provided for in 
subheading 2909.49.60), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1139. Tungsten concentrates

Present law

    Tungsten concentrates (provided for in subheading 
2611.00.60) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.16% ad 
valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.26.11 on tungsten 
concentrates (provided for in subheading 2611.00.60), as duty 
free December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1140. 2 Chloro Amino Toluene

Present law

    2 Chloro Amino Toluene (CAS No. 95-74-9) (provided for in 
subheading 2921.43.80) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 14.5% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.21 for the chemical 2 
Chloro Amino Toluene (CAS No. 95-74-9) (provided for in 
subheading 2921.43.80), as duty free until December 31, 2004.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1141. Certain ion-exchange resin, comprising of a copolymer of 2-
        propenenitrile with diethenylbenzene, ethenylethylbenzene and 
        1,7-octadiene, hydrolyzed

Present law

    Certain ion-exchange resin, comprising of a copolymer of 2-
propenenitrile with diethenylbenzene, ethenylethylbenzene and 
1,7-octadiene, hydrolyzed (CAS No. 130353-60-5) (provided for 
in subheading 3914.00.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
3.9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.39.30 for a certain ion-
exchange resin, comprising of a copolymer of 2-propenenitrile 
with diethenylbenzene, ethenylethylbenzene and 1,7-octadiene, 
hydrolyzed (CAS No. 130353-60-5) (provided for in subheading 
3914.00.60), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1141. Certain ion-exchange resin, comprising of a copolymer of 2-
        propenenitrile with 1,2,4-triethenylcyclohexane, hydrolyzed

Present law

    Certain ion-exchange resin, comprising of a copolymer of 2-
propenenitrile with 1,2,4-triethenylcyclohexane, hydrolyzed 
(CAS No. 109961-42-4) (provided for in subheading 3914.00.60) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.39.31 for a certain ion-
exchange resin, comprising of a copolymer of 2-propenenitrile 
with 1,2,4-triethenylcyclohexane, hydrolyzed (CAS No. 109961-
42-4) (provided for in subheading 3914.00.60), as duty free 
until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1141. Certain ion-exchange resin, comprising of a copolymer of 2-
        propenenitrile with diethenylbenzene, hydrolyzed

Present law

    Certain ion-exchange resin, comprising of a copolymer of 2-
propenenitrile with diethenylbenzene, hydrolyzed (CAS No. 
135832-76-7) (provided for in subheading 3914.00.60) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 3.9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.39.32 for a certain ion-
exchange resin, comprising of a copolymer of 2-propenenitrile 
with diethenylbenzene, hydrolyzed (CAS No. 135832-76-7) 
(provided for in subheading 3914.00.60), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1142. 11-aminoundecanoic acid

Present law

    11-aminoundecanoic acid (as provided for in subheading 
2922.49.40), is subject to NTR duty rates of 4.2% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.32.49 for the chemical 
11-aminoundecanoic acid (provided for in subheading 
2922.49.40), with duty reduction to 1.6% until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1143. Dimethoxy butanone (DMB), 4,4-dimethoxy-2-butanone

Present law

    Dimethoxy butanone (DMB), 4,4-dimethoxy-2-butanone 
(acetoacetaldehyde dimethyl acetal) (CAS No. 5436-21-5) (as 
provided for in subheading 2914.19.00), is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 4% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.00 for the chemical 
dimethoxy butanone (DMB), 4,4-dimethoxy-2-butanone 
(acetoacetaldehyde dimethyl acetal) (CAS No. 5436-21-5) 
(provided for in subheading 2914.19.00), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1144. 2,6-dichloro aniline (2,6-dichlorobenzenamine) (DCA)

Present law

    2,6-dichloro aniline (2,6-dichlorobenzenamine) (DCA) (CAS 
No. 608-31-1) (provided for in subheading 2921.42.90) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 11.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.01 for the chemical 
2,6-dichloro aniline (2,6-dichlorobenzenamine) (DCA) (CAS No. 
608-31-1) (provided for in subheading 2921.42.90), as duty free 
until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1145. Diphenyl sulfide

Present law

    Diphenyl sulfide (CAS No. 139-66-2) (as provided for in 
subheading 2930.30.29), is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.06 for the chemical 
diphenyl sulfide (CAS No. 139-66-2) (provided for in subheading 
2930.30.29), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1146. Trifluralin, 2,6-dinitro-N, N-dipropyl-4-(trifloromethyl) 
        benzenamine; alpha, alpha, alpha,-trifloro-2-6-dinitro-p-
        toluidine

Present law

    Trifluralin, 2,6-dinitro-N, N-dipropyl-4-(trifloromethyl) 
benzenamine; alpha, alpha, alpha,-trifloro-2-6-dinitro-p-
toluidine (CAS No. 1582-09-8) (provided for in subheading 
2921.43.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.7% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.02 for the chemical 
trifluralin, 2,6-dinitro-N, N-dipropyl-4-(trifloromethyl) 
benzenamine; alpha, alpha, alpha,-trifloro-2-6-dinitro-p-
toluidine (CAS No. 1582-09-8) (provided for in subheading 
2921.43.15), with a duty reduction to 5% until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1147. Diethyl imidazolidinnone, 1,3-diethyl-2-imidazolidinnone (N, 
        N-dimethylethylene urea) (DMI)

Present law

    Diethyl imidazolidinnone, 1,3-diethyl-2-imidazolidinnone 
(N, N-dimethylethylene urea) (DMI) (CAS No. 80-73-9) (as 
provided for in subheading 2933.29.90), is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.07 for the chemical 
diethyl imidazolidinnone, 1,3-diethyl-2-imidazolidinnone (N, N-
dimethylethylene urea) (DMI) (CAS No. 80-73-9) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.29.90), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1148. Ethalfluralin, N-ethyl-N-(2methyl-2-propenyl)-2, 6-dinitro-
        4- (trifloromethyl) benzenamine

Present law

    Ethalfluralin, N-ethyl-N-(2methyl-2-propenyl)-2, 6-dinitro-
4-(trifloromethyl) benzenamine (CAS No. 55283-68-6) (as 
provided for in subheading 2921.43.80), is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 12.6% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.03 for the chemical 
ethalfluralin, N-ethyl-N-(2methyl-2-propenyl)-2, 6-dinitro-4-
(trifloromethyl) benzenamine (CAS No. 55283-68-6) (provided for 
in subheading 2921.43.80), with a duty reduction to 7.9% until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1149. Benfluralin, N-butyl-N-ethyl-2,6-dinitro-4-(trifluoromethyl) 
        benezenamine; N-butyl-N-ethyl-alpha, alpha, alpha-trifluoro-2-
        6-dinitro-p-toluidine

Present law

    Benfluralin, N-butyl-N-ethyl-2,6-dinitro-4-
(trifluoromethyl) benezenamine; N-butyl-N-ethyl-alpha, alpha, 
alpha-trifluoro-2-6-dinitro-p-toluidine (CAS No. 5436-21-5, 
1861-40-1) (as provided for in subheading 2921.43.80), is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 12.6% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.04 for the chemical 
benfluralin, N-butyl-N-ethyl-2,6-dinitro-4-(trifluoromethyl) 
benezenamine; N-butyl-N-ethyl-alpha, alpha, alpha-trifluoro-2-
6-dinitro-p-toluidine (CAS No. 5436-21-5, 1861-40-1) (provided 
for in subheading 2921.43.80), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1150. 3-amino-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazole (AMT)

Present law

    3-amino-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazole (AMT) (CAS No. 16691-43-
3) (provided for in subheading 2933.90.97) is subject to NTR 
duty rates of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.08 for the chemical 3-
amino-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazole (AMT) (CAS No. 16691-43-3) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.90.97), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1151. Diethyl phosphorochoridothiate, O,O-dethyl 
        phosphorochoridothiate (DEPCT)

Present law

    Diethyl phosphorochorido-thiate, O,O-dethyl 
phosphorochoridothiate (DEPCT) (CAS No. 2424-04-1) (as provided 
for in subheading 2920.10.50), is subject to NTR duty rates of 
3.7% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.05 for the chemical 
diethyl phosphorochoridothiate, O,O-dethyl 
phosphorochoridothiate (DEPCT) (CAS No. 2424-04-1) (provided 
for in subheading 2920.10.50), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1152. Chemical refined quinoline, 1-benzazine; benzo(b) pyridine

Present law

    Chemical refined quinoline, 1-benzazine; benzo(b) pyridine 
(CAS No. 91-22-5) (provided for in subheading 2933.40.70) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 10.6% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.09 for the chemical 
refined quinoline, 1-benzazine; benzo(b) pyridine (CAS No. 91-
22-5) (provided for in subheading 2933.40.70), as duty free 
until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1153. 2,2'-dithiobis(8-fluoro-5-methoxy)[1,2,4] triazolo[1,5-c] 
        pyrimidine (DMDS)

Present law

    2,2'-dithiobis(8-fluoro-5-methoxy)[1,2,4] triazolo[1,5-c] 
pyrimidine (DMDS) (CAS No. 166524-74-9) (as provided for in 
subheading 2933.59.80), is subject to an NTR duty rate of 10.4% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.10 for the chemical 
2,2'-dithiobis(8-fluoro-5-methoxy)[1,2,4] triazolo[1,5-c] 
pyrimidine (DMDS) (CAS No. 166524-74-9) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.59.80), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1154. Vision inspection systems of a kind used for physical 
        inspection of automatic capacitors

Present law

    Vision inspection systems of a kind used for physical 
inspection of automatic capacitors (as provided for in 
subheading 9031.49.9000, 9031.80.8085), are subject to NTR duty 
rates of 3.5%/ 0%?? ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.90.20 for vision 
inspection systems of a kind used for physical inspection of 
automatic capacitors (provided for in subheading 9031.49.9000, 
9031.80.8085), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1155. Anode presses used for pressing tantalum powder into anodes

Present law

    Anode presses used for pressing tantalum powder into anodes 
(provided for in subheading 8479.89.97) are subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 2.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.84.20 for anode presses 
used for pressing tantalum powder into anodes (provided for in 
subheading 8479.89.97), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1156. Trim and form used for forming capacitor leads

Present law

    Trim and form used for forming capacitor leads (as provided 
for in subheading 8463.30.00, 8462.21.80, 8462.29.80) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 4.4% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.84.40 for trim and form 
used for forming capacitor leads (provided for in subheading 
8463.30.00, 8462.21.80, 8462.29.80), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1157. Assembly machines used for assembling processed anodes to 
        lead frames

Present law

    Assembly machines used for assembling processed anodes to 
lead frames (as provided for in subheading 8479.89.97) are 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 2.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.84.30 for assembly 
machines used for assembling processed anodes to lead frames 
(provided for in subheading 8479.89.97), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1158. Thionyl chloride

Present law

    Thionyl chloride (CAS No. 007719-09-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2812.10.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) by 
inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 9902.28.01, 
Thionyl chloride (CAS No. 007719-09-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2812.10.50), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1159. Phenylmethyl hydrazinecarboxylate

Present law

    Phenylmethyl hydrazinecarboxylate (CAS No. 5331-43-1) 
(provided for in subheading 2928.00.25) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in the numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.27, Phenylmethyl hydrazinecarboxylate (CAS No. 5331-43-
1) (provided for in subheading 2928.00.25), as duty free until 
December 31, 2001.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs of manufacturing the insecticide in the United 
States, making the final product more affordable to U.S. 
farmers without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1160. 2-[1-[ethoxyimino)-propyl]-3-hydroxy-5-(2,4,6-trimethyl-
        phenyl)- 2-cyclohexen-1-one (Tralkoxydim) and Mixtures of 2-[1-
        (ethoxyimino)-propyl]-3-hydroxy-5-(2,4,6-trimethyl-phenyl)-2-
        cyclo-hexen-1-one (Tralkoxydim) and application adjuvants

Present law

    2-[1-[ethoxyimino)-propyl]-3-hydroxy-5-(2,4,6-trimethyl-
phenyl)- 2-cyclohexen-1-one (Tralkoxydim) (CAS No. 87820-88-0) 
(provided for in subheading 2925.20.60) and Mixtures of 2-[1-
(ethoxyimino)-propyl]-3-hydroxy-5-(2,4,6-trimethyl- phenyl)-2-
cyclo-hexen-1-one (Tralkoxydim) (CAS No. 87820-88-0) and 
application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5-8.6% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in the numerical sequence the new headings 
9902.29.xx, 2-[1-[ethoxyimino)- propyl]-3-hydroxy-5-(2,4,6-
trimethyl-phenyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-one (Tralkoxydim) (CAS No. 
87820-88-0) (provided for in subheading 2925.20.60) and 
9902.38.xx, Mixtures of 2- [1-(ethoxyimino)-propyl]-3-hydroxy-
5-(2,4,6-trimethyl-phenyl)-2-cyclo-hexen-1-one (Tralkoxydim) 
(CAS No. 87820-88-0) and application adjuvants (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.15), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1161. 1-piperidinecarboxylic acid, 2-[(2,4-dichloro-5-
        hydroxyphenyl)hydrazono]-, methyl ester (KNOO2)

Present law

    1-piperidinecarboxylic acid, 2-[(2,4-dichloro-5-
hydroxyphenyl)hydrazono]-, methyl ester (KNOO2) (CAS No. 
159393-46-1) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.61) is subject 
to NTR duty rates of 6.5-8.6% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in the numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.33, 1-piperidinecarboxylic acid, 2-[(2,4-dichloro-5- 
hydroxyphenyl)hydrazono]-, methyl ester (KNOO2) (CAS No. 
159393-46-1) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.61), as duty 
free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs of manufacturing the herbicide in the United 
States, making the final product more affordable to U.S. 
farmers without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1162. 2-imino-1- methoxycarbonyl-piperidine hydrochloride (KL08 4)

Present law

    2-imino-1- methoxycarbonyl-piperidine hydrochloride (KL08 
4) (CAS No. 159393-48-3) (provided for in subheading 
2933.39.61) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 9.3% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States by inserting in 
the numerical sequence the new heading 9902.29.30, 2-imino-1- 
methoxycarbonyl-piperidine hydrochloride (KL08 4) (CAS No. 
159393-48-3) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.61), with a 
duty reduction to 5.4% ad valorem for 2000, to 4.7% for 2001, 
to 4.0% for 2002, and to 3.3% for 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs of manufacturing the herbicide in the United 
States, making the final product more affordable to U.S. 
farmers without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1163. 2-(Methoxycarbonyl) Benzylsulfonamide (IN-N5297)

Present law

    2-(Methoxycarbonyl) Benzylsulfonamide (IN-N5297) (CAS No. 
59777-72-9) (provided for in subheading 2935.00.75) is subject 
to NTR duty rates of 6.5-8.6% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in the numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.35, 2-(Methoxycarbonyl) Benzylsulfonamide (IN-N5297) 
(CAS No. 59777-72-9) (provided for in subheading 2935.00.75), 
as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs of manufacturing the herbicide in the United 
States, making the final product more affordable to US farmers 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1164. Methyl(E)-(2-[6-(2-cyanophonoxy)pyrimidin-4-yloxy]pkhenyl)-
        3- methoxyacrylate (azoxystrobin formulated)

Present law

    Methyl(E)-(2-[6-(2-cyanophonoxy)pyrimidin-4-yloxy]pkhenyl)-
3-methoxyacrylate (azoxystrobin formulated) (CAS No. 131860-33-
8) (provided for in subheading 3808.20.15) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in the numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.38.01, Methyl(E)-2(2-[6-(2-cyanophonoxy)pyrimidin-4-
yloxy]pkhenyl)-3-methoxyacrylate (azoxystrobin formulated 
``Heritage,'' ``Abound,'' and ``Quadris'') (CAS No. 13860-33-8) 
(provided for in subheading 3808.20.15), with a temporary duty 
reduction to 5.7% ad valorem until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1165. Fungaflor 500 EC, in preparation form, as a fungicidal 
        preparation containing the active ingredient

Present law

    Fungaflor 500 EC, in preparation form, as a fungicidal 
preparation containing the active ingredient (CAS No. 35554-44-
0) (provided for in subheading 3808.20.15) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.38.08, Fungaflor 500 EC, in preparation form, (CAS No. 
35554-44-0) (provided for in subheading 3808.20.15), as duty 
free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1166. NORBLOC 7966, in bulk active form as a benzotriazole 
        stabilizer

Present law

    NORBLOC 7966, in bulk active form as a benzotriazole 
stabilizer (CAS No. 96478-09-0) (provided for in subheading 
2933.90.79), is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-8.6% ad 
valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.20, NORBLOC 7966, in bulk active form as a 
benzotriazole stabilizer (CAS No. 96478-09-0) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.90.79), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1167. Imazalil, as the active ingredient in fungicides for citrus 
        fruit

Present law

    Imazalil, as the active ingredient in fungicides for citrus 
fruit (CAS No. 35554-44-0) (provided for in subheading 
2933.29.35), is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-8.6% ad 
valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.10, Imazalil, as the active ingredient in fungicides 
for citrus fruit (CAS No. 35554-44-0) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.29.35), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1168. 1,5-Dichloroanthraquinone

Present law

    1,5-Dichloroanthraquinone (CAS No. 82-46-2) (as provided 
for in subheading 2914.70.40) is subject to NTR duty rates of 
5.5-7.2% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.29.14 for 1,5-
Dichloroanthraquinone (CAS No. 82-46-2) (as provided for in 
subheading 2914.70.40) as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1169. 9-Anthracene-carboxylic acid, (triethoxysilyl) methyl ester 
        (a certain ultraviolet dye)]

Present law 

    9-Anthracene-carboxylic acid, (triethoxysilyl) methyl ester 
(a certain ultraviolet dye) (provided for in subheading 
2931.00.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of between 6.5-8.6% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.17, 9-Anthracene-carboxylic acid, (triethoxysilyl) 
methyl ester (a certain ultraviolet dye) (provided for in 
subheading 2931.00.30), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1170. 3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-5- ethenyl-5-methyl-2,4- 
        oxazolidinedione (Vinclozolin)

Present law 

    3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-5- ethenyl-5-methyl-2,4- 
oxazolidinedione (Vinclozolin) (CAS No. 50471-44-8) (provided 
for in subheading 3808.20.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading 
9902.38.20, 3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-5- ethenyl-5-methyl-2,4- 
oxazolidinedione (Vinclozolin) (CAS No. 50471-44-8) (provided 
for in subheading 3808.20.15), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1171. (E)-2-[1-[[(3-chloro-2-propenyl) oxy] imino] propyl] -3-
        hydroxy-5 (tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yl)-2-cyclohexen-1- one 
        (Tepraloxydim)

Present law

    (E)-2-[1-[[(3-chloro-2-propenyl) oxy] imino] propyl]-3-
hydroxy-5 (tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yl)-2-cyclohexen-1- one 
(Tepraloxydim) (CAS No. 149979-41-9) (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 5% ad 
valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.64, (E)-2-[1-[[(3-chloro-2-propenyl) oxy] imino] 
propyl] -3-hydroxy-5 (tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yl)-2-cyclohexen-1- 
one (Tepraloxydim) (CAS No. 149979-41-9) (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.50), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1172. 2-tert-butyl-5-(4-tert-butyl-benzylthio)-4-chloro-pyridazin-
        3(2H)-one (Pyridaben)

Present law 

    2-tert-butyl-5-(4-tert-butyl-benzylthio)-4-chloro-
pyridazin- 3(2H)-one (Pyridaben) (CAS No. 96489-71-3) (provided 
for in subheading 3808.30.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading 
9902.38.30, 2-tert-butyl-5-(4-tert-butyl-benzylthio)-4-chloro-
pyridazin-3(2H)-one (Pyridaben) (CAS No. 96489-71-3) (provided 
for in subheading 3808.30.15), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1173. 2-Acetylnicotinic acid

Present law

    2-Acetylnicotinic acid (CAS No. 89942-59-6) (provided for 
in subheading 2933.39.61) is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-
8.6% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting the new subheading 9902.29.39, 2-
Acetylnicotinic acid (CAS No. 89942-59-6) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.39.61), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1174. S-adenosylmethionine 1.4 butanedisulfonate (SAMe) [H.R. 
        3721]

Present law

    S-adenosylmethionine 1.4 butanedisulfonate (SAMe) (CAS No. 
557-04-0) (provided for in subheading 2106.90.99) is subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 6.4% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading 
9902.21.06, S-adenosylmethionine 1.4 butanedisulfonate (SAMe) 
(CAS No. 557-04-0) (provided for in subheading 2106.90.99), 
with a duty reduction to 5.5%.

Reason for changes

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1175. 1,5-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 2-((8-((4-chloro-6-((3-(((4-
        choloro-6-((7-((1,5-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo)-8-hydroxy-3,6-
        disulfo-1-naphthlenyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl) amino)methyl) 
        phenyl)amino)- 1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino)-1-hydroxy-3,6-disulfo-
        2-naphthalenyl)azo)-, octa- (Procion Crimson H-EXL)

Present law

    1,5-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 2-((8-((4-chloro-6-((3-
(((4-choloro-6-((7-((1,5-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo)-8-hydroxy-
3,6-disulfo-1-naphthlenyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-
yl)amino)methyl) phenyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino)-1-
hydroxy-3,6-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo)-, octa- (Procion 
Crimson H-EXL) (CAS No. 186554-26-7) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.16.30) is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-9% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading 
9902.32.04, 1,5-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 2-((8-((4-chloro-6-
((3-(((4-choloro-6-((7-((1,5-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo)-8-
hydroxy-3,6-disulfo-1-naphthlenyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-
yl)amino)methyl) phenyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino)-1-
hydroxy-3,6-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo)-, octa- (Procion 
Crimson H-EXL) (CAS No. 186554-26-7) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.16.30), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1176. A mixture of Benzo (1,2-b:4,5-b)difuran-2,6-dione,3-phenyl-
        7-(4-propoxyphenyl)-, (CAS No. 79694-17-0); acetic acid(4-2,6-
        dihydro-2,6-dioxo-7-phenylbenzo(1,2-b:4,5-b)difuran-3-yl)-
        phenoxy)-2-ethoxyethyl) ester (CAS No. 126877-05-2); and acetic 
        acid (4-(2,6-dihydro-2, 6-dioxo-7-(4-propoxphenyl)benzo (1,2-
        b:4,5-b)difuran-3-yl)phenoxy)-phenoxy)-, 2-ethoxyethyl ester

Present law

    A mixture of Benzo (1,2-b:4,5-b)difuran-2,6-dione,3-phenyl-
7-(4-propoxyphenyl)-, (CAS No. 79694-17-0); acetic acid(4-2,6-
dihydro-2,6-dioxo-7-phenylbenzo(1,2-b:4,5-b)difuran-3-yl)-
phenoxy)-2-ethoxyethyl) ester (CAS No. 126877-05-2); and acetic 
acid (4-(2,6-dihydro-2, 6-dioxo-7-(4-propoxphenyl)benzo (1,2-
b:4,5-b)difuran-3-yl)phenoxy)-phenoxy)-, 2-ethoxyethyl ester 
(CAS No. 126877-06-3) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.35) 
is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.2-9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading for 
Dispersol Crimson SF Grains 9902.32.05, a mixture of Benzo 
(1,2-b:4,5-b)difuran-2,6-dione,3-phenyl-7-(4-propoxyphenyl)-, 
(CAS No. 79694-17-0); acetic acid (4-2,6-dihydro-2,6-dioxo-7-
phenylbenzo(1,2-b:4,5-b)difuran-3-yl)-phenoxy)-2-ethoxyethy l) 
ester (CAS No. 126877-05-2); and acetic acid (4-(2,6-dihydro-
2,6-dioxo-7-(4-propoxphenyl)benzo (1,2-b:4,5-b)difuran-3-
yl)phenoxy)-phenoxy)-, 2-ethoxyethyl ester (CAS No. 126877-06-
3) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.35), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1177. Procion Navy H-EXL 9902.32.09, a mixture of 2,7-
        Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 4-amino-3,6-bis[[5-[[4-chloro-6-
        [(2-methyl-4-sulfophenyl)amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-2-
        sulfophenyl]azo]-5-hydroxy-, hexasodium salt (CAS No. 186554-
        27-8); and 1,5-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 2-((8-((4-chloro-6-
        ((3-(((4-chloro-6-((7-((1,5-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl) azo)-8-
        hydroxy-3, 6-disulfo-1-naphthlenyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-
        yl)amino)methyl)phenyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino)-1-
        hydroxy-3,6-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo)-, octa-

Present law

    Procion Navy H-EXL 9902.32.09, a mixture of 2,7-
Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 4-amino-3,6-bis[[5-[[4-chloro-6-
[(2-methyl-4-sulfophenyl)amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-2-
sulfophenyl]azo]-5-hydroxy-, hexasodium salt (CAS No. 186554-
27-8); and 1,5-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 2-((8-((4-chloro-6-
((3-(((4-chloro-6-((7-((1,5-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo)-8-
hydroxy-3,6-disulfo-1-naphthlenyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-
yl)amino) methyl)phenyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino)-1-
hydroxy-3,6-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo)-, octa- (CAS No. 
186554-26-7) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.30) is subject 
to NTR duty rates of 6.5-9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading for 
Procion Navy H-EXL 9902.32.09, a mixture of 2,7-
Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 4-amino-3,6-bis[[5-[[4-chloro-6-
[(2-methyl-4-sulfophenyl) amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-2-
sulfophenyl]azo]-5-hydroxy-, hexasodium salt (CAS No. 186554-
27-8); and 1,5-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 2-((8-((4-chloro-6-
((3-(((4-chloro-6-((7-((1,5-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo)-8- 
hydroxy-3,6- disulfo-1-naphthlenyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-
yl)amino)methyl)phenyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino)-1-
hydroxy-3,6-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo)-, octa- (CAS No. 
186554-26-7) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.30), as duty 
free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1178. Procion Yellow H-EXL 9902.32.43, a mixture of 1,5-
        Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 3,3-((3-methyl (CAS No. 72906-24-2) 
        and the 4-methyl compound-1,2-phyenylene)bis(imino(6-chloro-
        1,3,5-triazine-4,2-diyl)imino(2-(acetylamino)-5-methoxy-4,1-
        phenylene)azo))bis-, tetrasodium salt (CAS No. 72906-25-3) 
        [H.R. 3725]

Present law

    Procion Yellow H-EXL 9902.32.43, a mixture of 1,5-
Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 3,3-((3-methyl (CAS No. 72906-24-2) 
and the 4-methyl compound-1,2-phyenylene) bis(imino(6-chloro-
1,3, 5-triazine-4,2-diyl)imino(2-(acetylamino)-5-methoxy-4,1-
phenylene)azo))bis-, tetrasodium salt (CAS No. 72906-25-3) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.16.30) is subject to NTR duty 
rates of 6.5-9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by striking heading 9902.32.43 and inserting the new 
subheading for Procion Yellow H-EXL 9902.32.43, a mixture of 
1,5-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 3,3-((3-methyl (CAS No. 72906-
24-2) and the 4-methyl compound-1,2-phyenylene)bis(imino(6-
chloro-1,3,5-triazine-4,2-diyl)imino(2-(acetylamino)-5-methoxy-
4,1-phenylene)azo))bis-, tetrasodium salt (CAS No. 72906-25-3) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.16.30), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1179. O-phenyl phenol (ortho-phenyl phenol (``OPP''))

Present law

    O-phenyl phenol (ortho-phenyl phenol (``OPP'')) (CAS No. 
90-43-7) (provided for in subheading 2907.19.80) is subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 5.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.01,O-phenyl phenol (ortho-phenyl phenol (``OPP'')) (CAS 
No. 90-43-7) (provided for in subheading 2907.19.80), as duty 
free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1180. 2-Methoxy-1-Propene (2-Methoxypropene)

Present law

    2-Methoxy-1-Propene (2-Methoxypropene) (CAS No. 116-11-0) 
(provided for in subheading 2909.19.18) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 5.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading 
9902.29.16, 2-Methoxy-1-Propene (2-Methoxypropene) (CAS No. 
116-11-0) (provided for in subheading 2909.19.18), as duty free 
until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1181. 3,5-Difluroaniline

Present law

    3,5-Difluroaniline (CAS No. 372-39-4) (provided for in 
subheading 2921.42.65) is currently subject to NTR duty rates 
of 6.5-7.9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading 
9902.29.55, 3,5-Difluroaniline (CAS No. 372-39-4) (provided for 
in subheading 2921.42.65), with staged temporary duty 
reductions to ad valorem rate of 7.4% for calendar years 2000 
and 2001, 6.7% for calendar year 2002, and 6.3% for calendar 
year 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1182. 3,7-dichloro-8-quinoline carboxylic acid (Quinclorac)

Present law

    3,7-dichloro-8-quinoline carboxylic acid (Quinclorac) (CAS 
No. 84087-01-4) (provided for in subheading 2933.40.30) is 
currently subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-7.9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading 
9902.29.46, 3,7-dichloro-8-quinoline carboxylic acid 
(Quinclorac) (CAS No. 84087-01-4) (provided for in subheading 
2933.40.30), with staged temporary duty reductions to ad 
valorem rate of 6.8% for calendar years 2000 and 2001, 5.9% for 
calendar year 2002, and 5.4% for calendar year 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1183. Dispersol Black XF Grains, a mixture of Napthalenesulfonic 
        acid, polymer with formaldehyde, sodium salt (CAS No. 36290-04-
        7); .beta.-Alanine, N-(4-((2-bromo-6-choloro-4-nitrophenyl)azo) 
        phenyl)-N- (3-methoxy-3-oxoproply)-, methyl ester (CAS No. 
        59709-38-5); Ethanol,2,2- ((4-((3,5-dinitro-2- 
        thienyl)azo)phenyl) imino)bis-, diacetate (ester) (CAS No. 
        42783-06-2); and .beta.-Alanine, N-(3-(acetylamino)- 4-((2,4-
        dinitrophenly)azo)phenyl)-N-(3-methoxy-3-oxoproply)-, methyl 
        ester

Present law

    Dispersol Black XF Grains, a mixture of Napthalenesulfonic 
acid, polymer with formaldehyde, sodium salt (CAS No. 36290-04-
7); .beta.-Alanine, N-(4-((2-bromo-6-choloro-4-nitrophenyl)azo) 
phenyl)-N- (3-methoxy-3-oxoproply)-, methyl ester (CAS No. 
59709-38-5); Ethanol,2,2- ((4-((3,5-dinitro-2- 
thienyl)azo)phenyl) imino)bis-, diacetate (ester) (CAS No. 
42783-06-2); and .beta.-Alanine, N-(3-(acetylamino)- 4-((2,4-
dinitrophenly)azo)phenyl)-N-(3-methoxy-3-oxoproply)-, methyl 
ester (CAS No. 42783-06-2); and (CAS No. 70729-65-6) (the 
foregoing provided for in subheading 3204.11.35) is subject to 
NTR duty rates of 6.5-9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting the new subheading for Dispersol Black XF 
Grains 9902.32.44, a mixture of Napthalenesulfonic acid, 
polymer with formaldehyde, sodium salt (CAS No. 36290-04-7); 
.beta.-Alanine, N-(4-((2-bromo-6-choloro-4-
nitrophenyl)azo)phenyl)-N-(3-methoxy-3-oxoproply)-, methyl 
ester (CAS No. 59709-38-5); Ethanol, 2,2- ((4-((3,5-dinitro-2- 
thienyl)azo)phenyl) imino)bis-, diacetate (ester) (CAS No. 
42783-06-2); and .beta.-Alanine, N-(3-(acetylamino)-4-((2,4-
dinitrophenly) azo)phenyl)-N-(3-methoxy-3-oxoproply)-, methyl 
ester (CAS No. 42783-06-2); and (CAS No. 70729-65-6) (the 
foregoing provided for in subheading 3204.11.35), as duty free 
until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1184. Fluroxypyr 1-methylheptyl ester (1-methylheptyl ((4 amino-
        3,5-dichloro-6-fluoro- 2-pyridinyl)oxy)acetate) (FME)

Present law

    Fluroxypyr 1-methylheptyl ester (1-methylheptyl ((4 amino-
3,5-dichloro-6-fluoro- 2-pyridinyl)oxy)acetate) (FME)(CAS No. 
81406-37-3) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.25) is subject 
to NTR duty rates of 6.5-8.6% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.01, Fluroxypyr 1-methylheptyl ester (1-methylheptyl ((4 
amino-3,5-dichloro-6-fluoro- 2-pyridinyl)oxy)acetate) (FME)(CAS 
No. 81406-37-3) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.25), as 
duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1185. 12-Hydroxyoctadecanoic acid, reaction product with N,N-
        dimethyl-1,3-propanediamine, dimethyl sulfate, quaternized, 60% 
        solution in toluene

Present law

    12-Hydroxyoctadecanoic acid, reaction product with N,N-
dimethyl-1,3-propanediamine, dimethyl sulfate, quaternized, 60% 
solution in toluene (CAS No. 70879-66-2) (provided for in 
subheading 3824.90.28) is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-8.6% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.38.01, 12-Hydroxyoctadecanoic acid, reaction product with 
N,N-dimethyl-1,3-propanediamine, dimethyl sulfate, quaternized, 
60% solution in toluene (CAS No. 70879-66-2) (provided for in 
subheading 3824.90.28), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1186. 12-Hydroxyoctadecanoic acid, reaction product with N,N-
        dimethyl-1,3-propanediamine, dimethyl sulfate, quaternized

Present law

    12-Hydroxyoctadecanoic acid, reaction product with N,N-
dimethyl-1,3-propanediamine, dimethyl sulfate, quaternized (CAS 
No. 70879-66-2) (provided for in subheading 3824.90.40) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 4.6% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading, 
9902.38.02, 12-Hydroxyoctadecanoic acid, reaction product with 
N,N-dimethyl-1,3-propanediamine, dimethyl sulfate, quaternized 
(CAS No. 70879-66-2) (provided for in subheading 3824.90.40), 
as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1187. 1-Octadecanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-N-octadecyl-,(SP-4-2)- 
        [29H,31H- phthalocyanine-2-sulfonate (3-). 
        kappa.N29,.kappa.N30,.kappa.N31, .kappa.N32]cuprate(1-) 
        (solsperse 5000)

Present law

    11-Octadecanaminium, N,N- dimethyl-N-octadecyl-,(SP-4-2)- 
[29H,31H- phthalocyanine-2-sulfonate (3-). 
kappa.N29,.kappa.N30,.kappa.N31, .kappa.N32]cuprate(1-) 
(solsperse 5000) (CAS No. 70750-63-9) (provided for in 
subheading 3824.90.28) is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-8.6% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.38.03,1-Octadecanaminium, N,N- dimethyl-N-octadecyl-, (SP-
4-2)-[29H,31H-phthalocyanine-2-sulfonate (3-). 
kappa.N29,.kappa.N30,.kappa.N31, .kappa.N32]cuprate(1-) 
(solsperse 5000) (CAS No. 70750-63-9) (provided for in 
subheading 3824.90.28), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1188. Tetraacetylethylenediamine

Present law

    Tetraacetylethylenediamine (certain TAED chemicals) (CAS 
No. 10543-57-4) (provided for in subheading 2924.10.10) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.01, Tetraacetylethylenediamine (certain TAED chemicals) 
(CAS No. 10543-57-4) (provided for in subheading 2924.10.10), 
as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1189. Isobornyl acetate

Present law

    Isobornyl acetate (CAS No. 125-12-2) (provided for in 
subheading 2915.39.45) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 4.8% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.01, Isobornyl acetate (CAS No. 125-12-2) (provided for 
in subheading 2915.39.45), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1190. Solvent Blue 124

Present law

    Solvent Blue 124 (CAS No. 29243-26-3) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.19.20) is subject to NTR duty rates of between 
6.5% and 9.0% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.73, Solvent Blue 124 (CAS No. 29243-26-3) (provided for 
in subheading 3204.19.20), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making these companies and downstream product industries 
more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1191. Solvent Blue 104

Present law

    Solvent Blue 104 (CAS No. 116-75-6) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.19.20) is subject to NTR duty rates of between 
6.5% and 9.0% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.72, Solvent Blue 104 (CAS No. 116-75-6) (provided for 
in subheading 3204.19.20), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making these companies and downstream product industries 
more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1192. Pro-jet magenta 364 stage

Present law

    5-[4-(4,5-dimethyl-2-sulfo-phenylamino)-6-hydroxy-[1,3,5-] 
triazin-2-ylamino]-4-hydroxy-3-(1-sulfo-naphthalen-2-ylazo)-
naphthalene-2,7-disulphonic acid, sodium/ammonium salt (Pro-Jet 
Magenta 364 Stage) (provided for in subheading 3204.14.3000) is 
subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 9902 
--- --, 5-[4-(4,5-dimethyl-2-sulfo-phenylamino)-6-hydroxy-
[1,3,5-] triazin-2-ylamino]-4-hydroxy-3-(1-sulfo-naphthalen-2-
ylazo)-naphthalene-2,7-disulphonic acid, sodium/ammonium salt 
(Pro-Jet Magenta 364 Stage) (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.3000), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making these companies and downstream product industries 
more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1193. Benzensulfonamide,4-amino-2,5-dimethyoxy-N-phenyl

Present law

    Benzensulfonamide,4-amino-2,5-dimethyoxy-N-phenyl (CAS No. 
52298-44-9) (provided for in subheading 2935.00.10) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.96, Benzensulfonamide,4-amino-2,5-dimethyoxy-N-phenyl 
(CAS No. 52298-44-9) (provided for in subheading 2935.00.10), 
as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1194. 10-Undecylenic acid

Present law

    10-Undecylenic acid (CAS No. 112-38-9) (provided for in 
subheading 2916.19.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.1% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.01, 10-Undecylenic acid (CAS No. 112-38-9) (provided 
for in subheading 2916.19.30), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1195. 2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid

Present law

    2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (CAS No. 94-74-6) 
(provided for in subheading 2918.90.20) is subject to NTR duty 
rates of 6.5-8.6% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.01, 2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (CAS No. 94-74-
6) (provided for in subheading 2918.90.20), with a duty 
reduction to 2.6% until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1196. Mixtures of sodium salts of Iminodisuccinate acid

Present law

    Mixtures of sodium salts of Iminodisuccinic acid (CAS No. 
144538-83-0) (provided for in subheading 3824.90.90) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.38.01, mixtures of sodium salts of Iminodisuccinic acid 
(CAS No. 144538-83-0) (provided for in subheading 3824.90.90), 
as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1197. Mixtures of sodium salts of Iminodisuccinic acid, dissolved 
        in water

Present law

    Mixtures of sodium salts of Iminodisuccinic acid, dissolved 
in water (provided for in subheading 3824.90.90) are subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.38.02, mixtures of sodium salts of Iminodisuccinic acid, 
dissolved in water (provided for in subheading 3824.90.90), as 
duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1198. Polyvinylchloride (PVC) self-adhesive sheets

Present law

    Polyvinylchloride (PVC) self-adhesive sheets of a type used 
to make bandages (provided for in subheading 3919.19.50) are 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.8% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.39.01, Polyvinylchloride (PVC) self-adhesive sheets of a 
type used to make bandages (provided for in subheading 
3919.19.50), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making these companies more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1199. BEPD 2-Butyl-2-ethylpropanediol

Present law

    BEPD 2-Butyl-2-ethylpropanediol (CAS No. 115-84-4) 
(provided for in subheading 2905.39.90) is subject to NTR duty 
rates of 5.5-7.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.01, BEPD 2-Butyl-2-ethylpropanediol (CAS No. 115-84-4) 
(provided for in subheading 2905.39.90), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1200. Cyclohexadec-8-en-1-one

Present law

    Cyclohexadec-8-en-1-one (CAS No. 3100-36-5) (provided for 
in subheading 2914.29.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
4.8% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.01, Cyclohexadec-8-en-1-one (CAS No. 3100-36-5) 
(provided for in subheading 2914.29.50), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1201. N-Cyclopropyl-N-(1,1-dimethylethy)-6-(methylthio)-1,3,5-
        triazine-2,4-diamine (a paint additive chemical) (certain 
        polyamides)

Present law

    N-Cyclopropyl-N-(1,1-dimethylethy)-6-(methylthio)-1,3,5-
triazine-2,4-diamine (a paint additive chemical) (certain 
polyamides) (CAS No. 28159-98-0) (provided for in subheading 
2933.69.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting the new heading 9902.29.33, N-Cyclopropyl-N-
(1,1-dimethylethy)-6-(methylthio)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diamine (a 
paint additive chemical) (certain polyamides) (CAS No. 28159-
98-0) (provided for in subheading 2933.69.60), as duty free 
until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1202. Ortho-cumyl-octylphenol (OCOP)

Present law

    Ortho-cumyl-octylphenol (OCOP) (CAS No. 73936-80-8) 
(provided for in subheading 2907.19.80) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 5.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of Provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.01, Ortho-cumyl-octylphenol (OCOP) (CAS No. 73936-80-8) 
(provided for in subheading 2907.19.80), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1203. Micro-porous ultra fine spherical forms of polyamides 6, 12, 
        and 6/12 powder

Present law

    Micro-porous ultra fine spherical forms of polyamides 6, 
12, and 6/12 powder (provided for in subheading 3908.10.00) are 
subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.39.08, Micro-porous ultra fine spherical forms of 
polyamides 6, 12, and 6/12 powder (provided for in subheading 
3908.10.00), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1204. A certain Alkylsulfonie Acid Ester of Phenol (Mesamoll)

Present law

    A certain Alkylsulfonie Acid Ester of Phenol (Mesamoll) 
(CAS No. 70775-94-9) (provided for in subheading 3812.20.10) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 11% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading 
9902.38.14, a certain Alkylsulfonie Acid Ester of Phenol 
(Mesamoll) (CAS No. 70775-94-9) (provided for in subheading 
3812.20.10), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1205. A mixture of N-Phenyl-N-((trichloromethyl)thio)-
        Benzenesulfonamide; calcium carbonate; and mineral oil 
        (Vulkalent E/C)

Present law

    A mixture of N-Phenyl-N-((trichloromethyl)thio)-
Benzenesulfonamide; calcium carbonate; and mineral oil 
(Vulkalent E/C) (provided for in subheading 3824.90.28) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 9.3% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading 
9902.38.30, a mixture of N- Phenyl-N-((trichloromethyl)thio)-
Benzene-, sulfonamide; calcium carbonate; and mineral oil 
(Vulkalent E/C) (provided for in subheading 3824.90.28), as 
duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1206. A certain 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (Baytron M)

Present law

    A certain 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (Baytron M) (CAS No. 
126213-50-1) (provided for in subheading 2934.90.90) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading 
9902.29.34, a certain 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (Baytron M) 
(CAS No. 126213-50-1) (provided for in subheading 2934.90.90), 
as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1207. A certain catalytic preparation based on Iron (III) 
        toluenesulfonate (Baytron C-R)

Present law

    A certain catalytic preparation based on Iron (III) 
toluenesulfonate (Baytron C-R) (CAS No. 77214-82-5) (provided 
for in subheading 3815.90.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading 
9902.38.15, a certain catalytic preparation based on Iron (III) 
toluenesulfonate (Baytron C-R) (CAS No. 77214-82-5) (provided 
for in subheading 3815.90.50), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1208. A certain mixture of water and poly(3,4-ethylene- 
        dioxythiophene)- poly (styrenesulfonate) (cationic) (Baytron P)

Present law

    A certain mixture of water and poly(3,4-ethylene- 
dioxythiophene)- poly (styrenesulfonate) (cationic) (Baytron P) 
(CAS No. 155090-83-8) (provided for in subheading 3911.90.25) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.1% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.39.01, a certain mixture of water and poly(3,4-ethylene- 
dioxythiophene)- poly (styrenesulfonate) (cationic) (Baytron P) 
(CAS No. 155090-83-8) (provided for in subheading 3911.90.25), 
as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1209. Dimethyl dicarbonate

Present law

    Dimethyl dicarbonate (CAS No. 4525-33-1) (provided for in 
subheading 2920.90.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.01, Dimethyl dicarbonate (CAS No. 4525-33-1) (provided 
for in subheading 2920.90.50), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1210. 2,4-dichloro-5-hydroxyhydrazine hydrochloride (KN001 (a 
        hydrochloride))

Present law

    2,4-dichloro-5-hydroxyhydrazine hydrochloride (KN001 (a 
hydrochloride)) (CAS No. 189573-21-5) (provided for in 
subheading 2928.00.25) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.01, 2,4-dichloro-5-hydroxyhydrazine hydrochloride 
(KN001 (a hydrochloride)) (CAS No. 189573-21-5) (provided for 
in subheading 2928.00.25), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs of manufacturing the herbicide in the United 
States, making the final product more affordable to U.S. 
farmers without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1211. Methyl thioglycolate

Present law

    Methyl thioglycolate (CAS No. 2365-48-2) (provided for in 
subheading 2930.90.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.02, Methyl thioglycolate (CAS No. 2365-48-2) (provided 
for in subheading 2930.90.90), as duty-free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs of manufacturing the herbicide in the United 
States, making the final product more affordable to U.S. 
farmers without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1212. Methyl-4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl-N-(chlorocarbonyl) carbamate 
        (KL540)

Present law

    Methyl-4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl-N-(chlorocarbonyl) 
carbamate (KL540) (CAS No. 173903-15-6) (provided for in 
subheading 2924.29.70) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 9.3% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.03, Methyl-4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl-N-(chlorocarbonyl) 
carbamate (KL540) (CAS No. 173903-15-6) (provided for in 
subheading 2924.29.70), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs of manufacturing the herbicide in the United 
States, making the final product more affordable to U.S. 
farmers without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1213. (S)-6-chloro-3,4-dihydro-4-E-cyclopropylethenyl-4- 
        trifluoromethyl-2(1H)-quinozolinone (DPC 083)

Present law

    (S)-6-chloro-3,4-dihydro-4-E-cyclopropylethenyl-4-
trifluoromethyl-2(1H)- quinozolinone (DPC 083) (CAS No. 214287-
99-7) (provided for in subheading 2933.90.46) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.04, (S)-6-chloro-3,4-dihydro-4-E-cyclopropylethenyl-4-
trifluoromethyl-2(1H)-quinozolinone (DPC 083) (CAS No. 214287-
99-7) (provided for in subheading 2933.90.46), as duty free 
until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1214. (S)-6-chloro-3,4-dihydro-4-cyclopropylethynyl-4-
        trifluoromethyl-2(1H)-quinozolinone (DPC 961)

Present law

    (S)-6-chloro-3,4-dihydro-4-cyclopropylethynyl-4-
trifluoromethyl-2(1H)- quinozolinone (DPC 961) (CAS No. 214287-
88-4) (provided for in subheading 2933.90.46) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.20.05, (S)-6-chloro-3,4-dihydro-4-cyclopropylethynyl-4- 
trifluoromethyl-2(1H)-quinozolinone (DPC 961) (CAS No. 214287-
88-4) (provided for in subheading 2933.90.46), as duty free 
until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1215. Sodium petroleum sulfonate

Present law

    Sodium petroleum sulfonate (CAS No. 68608-26-4) (provided 
for in subheading 3402.11.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
3.7% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.34.01, Sodium petroleum sulfonate (CAS No. 68608-26-4) 
(provided for in subheading 3402.11.50), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1216. Direct blue 199

Present law

    Direct blue 199 (CAS No. 80146-12-9) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.14.30) is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-9% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.20, Direct blue 199 (CAS No. 80146-12-9) (provided for 
in subheading 3204.14.30), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1217. Direct black 184

Present law

    Direct black 184 (provided for in subheading 3204.14.3000) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5-9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.05, Direct black 184 (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.3000), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1218. Direct yellow 173

Present law

    Direct yellow 173 (provided for in subheading 3204.14.3000) 
is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.10, Direct yellow 173 (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.3000), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1219. Solvent Yellow 145

Present law

    Solvent Yellow 145 (CAS No. 27425-55-4) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.19.2595) is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-
10.6% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.46, Solvent Yellow 145 (CAS No. 27425-55-4) (provided 
for in subheading 3204.19.2595), as duty free until December 
31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1220. Direct violet 107

Present law

    Direct violet 107 (provided for in subheading 3204.14.3000) 
is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.15, Direct violet 107 (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.3000), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1221. Direct blue 307

Present law

    Direct blue 307 (provided for in subheading 3204.14.3000) 
is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.17, Direct blue 307 (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.3000), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1222. [(2-Hydroxyethylsul famoyl)sulfophthalocyaninato] copper 
        (II), mixed isomers

Present law

    [(2-Hydroxyethylsul famoyl)sulfophthalocyaninato] copper 
(II), mixed isomers (provided for in subheading 3204.14.3000) 
is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.23, [(2-Hydroxyethylsul famoyl)sulfophthalocyaninato] 
copper (II), mixed isomers (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.3000), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1223. Methyl 2-[[[[[-4(dimethylamino) -6-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)-
        1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]- amino]carbonyl] amino]sulfonyl]-3-
        methylbenzoate (a triflusulfuron methyl formulated product)

Present law

    Methyl 2-[[[[[-4(dimethylamino)-6-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)-
1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]-amino]carbonyl] amino]sulfonyl]-3-
methylbenzoate (a triflusulfuron methyl formulated product) 
(CAS No. 126535-15-7) (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.38.01, Methyl 2-[[[[[-4(dimethylamino)-6-(2,2,2-
trifluoroethoxy)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]-amino]carbonyl] 
amino]sulfonyl]-3-methylbenzoate (a triflusulfuron methyl 
formulated product) (CAS No. 126535-15-7) (provided for in 
subheading 3808.10.15), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs of manufacturing the herbicide in the United 
States, making the final product more affordable to U.S. 
farmers without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1224. [29H, 31H-Phthalocyaninato (2-)-xN29, xN30, xN31, xN32], 
        copper [[2-[4-(2-amino-ethyl)-1-piperazinyl]ethyl]-amino]-
        sulfonylaminosulfonyl [(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]- sulfonyl [[2-
        [[2-(1-piperazinyl)ethyl]amino) ethyl]amino]- sulfonyl sulfo 
        derivatives and their sodium salts

Present law

    [29H, 31H-Phthalocyaninato (2-)-xN29, xN30, xN31, xN32], 
copper [[2-[4-(2-amino-ethyl)-1-piperazinyl]ethyl]-amino]-
sulfonylaminosulfonyl [(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]-sulfonyl [[2-[[2-
(1-piperazinyl)ethyl]amino) ethyl]amino]- sulfonyl sulfo 
derivatives and their sodium salts (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.3000) is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-9% ad 
valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.24, [29H, 31H-Phthalocyaninato (2-)-xN29, xN30, xN31, 
xN32], copper [[2-[4-(2-amino-ethyl)-1-piperazinyl]ethyl]-
amino]- sulfonylaminosulfonyl [(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]- sulfonyl 
[[2-[[2-(1-piperazinyl)ethyl]amino) ethyl]amino]- sulfonyl 
sulfo derivatives and their sodium salts (provided for in 
subheading 3204.14.3000), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1225. Copper, [29H, 31H-phthalocyaninato(2-)-N29, N30, N31, N32]-, 
        aminosulfonyl sulfo derivs., sodium salts (Pro-Jet Cyan 1 RO 
        Feed)

Present law

    Copper, [29H, 31H-phthalocyaninato(2-)-N29, N30, N31, N32]-
, aminosulfonyl sulfo derivs., sodium salts (Pro-Jet Cyan 1 RO 
Feed) (CAS No. 80146-12-9) (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.50) is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-10.6% ad 
valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in the numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.02, Copper, [29H, 31H-phthalocyaninato(2-)-N29, N30, 
N31, N32]-, aminosulfonyl sulfo derivs., sodium salts (Pro-Jet 
Cyan 1 RO Feed) (CAS No. 80146-12-9) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.14.50), as duty free until December 31, 2000.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1226. Direct Black 195

Present law

    Direct Black 195 (CAS No. 160512-93-6) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.14.30) is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-9% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in the numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.03, Direct Black 195 (CAS No. 160512-93-6) (provided 
for in subheading 3204.14.30), as duty free until December 31, 
2000.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1227. 4-(Cyclopropyl-a-hydroxy-methylene)-3,5-dioxo-
        cyclohexanecarboxylic acid ethyl ester

Present law

    4-(Cyclopropyl-a-hydroxy-methylene)-3,5-dioxo-cyclohexane-
carboxylic acid ethyl ester (CAS No. 95266-40-3) (provided for 
in subheading 2918.90.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 4% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting the new heading 9902.29.22, 4-(Cyclopropyl-
a-hydroxy-methylene)-3,5-dioxo-cyclohexanecarboxylic acid ethyl 
ester (CAS No. 95266-40-3) (provided for in subheading 
2918.90.50), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1228. 4"-Epimethylamino-4"-deoxyavermectin B1a and B1b benozates

Present law

    4"-Epimethylamino-4"-deoxyavermectin B1a and B1b benozates 
(CAS No. 137512-74-4) (provided for in subheading 2938.90.00) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting the new heading 9902.29.38, 4"-
Epimethylamino-4"-deoxyavermectin B1a and B1b benozates (CAS 
No. 137512-74-4) (provided for in subheading 2938.90.00), as 
duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1229. Formulations containing 2-[4-[(5-chloro-3-fluoro-2-
        pyridinyl) oxy]-phenoxy]-2-propynyl ester

Present law

    Formulations containing 2-[4-[(5-chloro-3-fluoro-2-
pyridinyl) oxy]-phenoxy]-2-propynyl ester (CAS No. 105512-06-9) 
(provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) are subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.19, Formulations containing 2-[4-[(5-chloro-3-fluoro-2-
pyridinyl) oxy]-phenoxy]-2-propynyl ester (CAS No.105512-06-9) 
(provided for in subheading 3808.30.15), with a duty reduction 
to 3% until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1230. Certain end-use products containing benzenesulfonamide,2-(2-
        chloroethoxy) N-[[4methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5- triazin-2-yl)amino] 
        carbonyl]- (CAS No. 82097-50-5) and 3,6-dichloro-2-
        methoxybenzoic acid

Present law

    Certain end-use products containing benzenesulfonamide,2-
(2-chloroethoxy) N-[[4methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5- triazin-2-
yl)amino] carbonyl]- (CAS No. 82097-50-5) and 3,6-dichloro-2-
methoxybenzoic acid (CAS No. 1918-00-9) (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.15) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.38.21, Certain end-use products containing 
benzenesulfonamide, 2-(2-chloroethoxy)N-[[4methoxy-6-methyl-
1,3,5- triazin-2-yl)amino] carbonyl]- (CAS No. 82097-50-5) and 
3,6-dichloro-2-methoxybenzoic acid (CAS No. 1918-00-9) 
(provided for in subheading 3809.30.15), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1231. Methyl (E,E)-a-(mexthoxyimino)-2-[[[[1-[3-
        (trifluoromethyl)phenyl] ethylidene]oxy]methyl]benzeneacetate

Present law

    Methyl (E,E)-a-(mexthoxyimino)-2-[[[[1-[3-
(trifluoromethyl)phenyl] ethylidene]oxy]methyl]benzeneacetate 
(CAS No. 141517-21-7) (provided for in subheading 2929.90.20) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 10.4% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by striking heading 9902.29.41 and inserting the new 
heading 9902.29.41, Methyl (E,E)-a-(mexthoxyimino)- 2-[[[[1-[3-
(trifluoromethyl)phenyl] ethylidene]oxy]methyl]benzeneacetate 
(CAS No. 141517-21-7) (provided for in subheading 2929.90.20), 
as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1232. Formulations containing Sulfur

Present law

    Formulations containing Sulfur (CAS No. 7704-34-9) 
(provided for in subheading 3808.20.50) are subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.38.13, Formulations containing Sulfur (CAS No. 7704-34-9) 
(provided for in subheading 3808.20.50), as duty free until 
December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1233. Formulations containing 3-(6-methoxy-4-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-
        2-yl)-1-[2-(2-chloro-ethoxy)-phenylsulfonyl]-urea

Present law

    Formulations containing 3-(6-methoxy-4-methyl-1,3,5-
triazin-2-yl)-1-[2-(2-chloro-ethoxy)-phenylsulfonyl]-urea (CAS 
No. 82097-50-5) (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) are 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the f new heading 
9902.38.09, Formulations containing 3-(6-methoxy-4-methyl-
1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-1-[2-(2-chloro-ethoxy)-phenylsulfonyl]-urea 
(CAS No. 82097-50-5) (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15), 
as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1234. Forumulations containing 4-Cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-phenyl-2- 
        pyrimidinamine-4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-
        pyrrole-3-carbonitrile

Present law

    Forumulations containing 4-Cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-phenyl-2-
pyrimidinamine-4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-
pyrrole-3-carbonitrile (CAS No.131341-86-1) (provided for in 
subheading 3808.20.15) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.38.14, Formulations containing 4-Cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-
phenyl-2-pyrimidinamine-4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4- yl)-
1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile (CAS No. 131341-86-1) (provided for 
in subheading 3808.20.15), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1235. (R)-2-[2,6-dimethylphenyl)-methoxyacetyl-amino]-propionic 
        acid methyl ester

Present law

    (R)-2-[2,6-dimethylphenyl)-methoxyacetyl-amino]-propionic 
acid methyl ester (CAS Nos. 7-830-17-7 and 69516-34-3) 
(provided for in subheading 2924.29.47) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 9.1% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting the new heading 9902.29.27, (R)-2-[2,6-
dimethylphenyl)-methoxyacetyl-amino]-propionic acid methyl 
ester (CAS Nos. 7-830-17-7 and 69516-34-3) (provided for in 
subheading 2924.29.47), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1236. Formulations containing Benzothialdiazole-7-carbothioic acid 
        S-methyl ester

Present law

    Formulations containing Benzothialdiazole-7-carbothioic 
acid S-methyl ester (CAS No. 135158-54-2) (provided for in 
subheading 3808.90.08) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.38.22, Formulations containing Benzothialdiazole-7-
carbothioic acid S-methyl ester (CAS No. 135158-54-2) (provided 
for in subheading 3808.90.08), as duty free until December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1237. Benzothialdiazole-7-carbothioic acid S-methyl ester

Present law

    Benzothialdiazole-7-carbothioic acid S-methyl ester (CAS 
No. 135158-54-2) (provided for in subheading 2934.90.18) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 8.2% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.33, Benzothialdiazole-7-carbothioic acid S-methyl ester 
(CAS No. 135158-54-2) (provided for in subheading 2934.90.18), 
as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1238. O-(4-Bromo-2-chlorophenyl)-O-ethyl-S-propyl phosphorothioate

Present law

    O-(4-Bromo-2-chlorophenyl)-O-ethyl-S-propyl 
phosphorothioate (CAS No. 41198-08-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2930.90.10) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 8.9% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting the new heading 9902.29.30, O-(4-Bromo-2-
chlorophenyl)-O-ethyl-S-propyl phosphorothioate (CAS No. 41198-
08-7) (provided for in subheading 2930.90.10), as duty free 
until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1239. 1-[[2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-propyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl] 
        methyl]-1H-1,2,4-triazole


resent law

    1-[[2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-propyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl] 
methyl]-1H-1,2,4-triazole (CAS No. 60207-90-1) (provided for in 
subheading 2934.90.12) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 8.3% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting the new heading 9902.29.35, 1-[[2-(2,4-
dichlorophenyl)-4-propyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl] methyl]-1H-1,2,4-
triazole (CAS No. 60207-90-1) (provided for in subheading 
2934.90.12), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1240. Tetrahydro-3-methyl-N-nitro-5[[2-phenylthio)-5-thiazolyl]-4-
        H-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-imine

Present law

    Tetrahydro-3-methyl-N-nitro-5[[2-phenylthio)-5-thiazolyl]-
4-H-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-imine (CAS No. 192439-46-6) (provided for 
in subheading 2934.10.10) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
9.3% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.34, tetrahydro-3-methyl-N-nitro-5[[2-phenylthio)-5-
thiazolyl]-4-H-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-imine (CAS No. 192439-46-6) 
(provided for in subheading 2934.10.10), with a duty reduction 
to 4.3% until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1241. 1-(4-methoxy-6-methyl-triazin-2-yl)-3-[2-(3,3,3-
        trifluoropropyl)-phenylsulfonyl]-urea

Present law

    1-(4-methoxy-6-methyl-triazin-2-yl)-3-[2-(3,3,3-
trifluoropropyl)-phenylsulfonyl]-urea (CAS No. 94125-34-5) 
(provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting the new heading 9902.29.40, 1-(4-methoxy-6-
methyl-triazin-2-yl)-3-[2-(3,3,3-trifluoropropyl)-
phenylsulfonyl]-urea (CAS No. 94125-34-5) (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.15), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1242. 1,2,4-Triazin-3(2H)one,4,5-dihydro-6-meth-yl-4-[(3-
        pyridinylmeth-ylene)amino]

Present law

    1,2,4-Triazin-3(2H)one,4,5-dihydro-6-meth-yl-4-[(3-
pyridinylmeth-ylene)amino] (CAS No. 23312-89-0) (provided for 
in subheading 2933.69.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
3.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting the new heading 9902.29.33 1,2,4-Triazin-
3(2H)one, 4,5-dihydro-6-meth-yl-4-[(3-pyridinylmeth-
ylene)amino] (CAS No. 23312-89-0) (provided for in 
subheading2933.69.60), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1243. 4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-
        carbonitrile

Present law

    4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-
carbonitrile (CAS No. 131341-86-1) (provided for in subheading 
2934.90.12) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 8.3% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.34, 4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3- 
carbonitrile (CAS No. 131341-86-1) (provided for in subheading 
2934.90.12), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1244. 2-(((((4,6-Di- methoxypyrimi- din-2-yl) aminocarbonyl))-N,N-
        dimethyl-3- pyridinecarboxamide (Accent)

Present law

    2-(((((4,6-Di- methoxypyrimi- din-2-yl) aminocarbonyl))-
N,N-dimethyl-3- pyridinecarboxamide (Accent) (CAS No. 111991-
09-4) (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.38.01, 2-(((((4,6-Di- methoxypyrimi- din-2-yl) 
aminocarbonyl))-N,N- dimethyl-3-pyridinecarboxamide (Accent) 
(CAS No. 111991-09-4) (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15), 
as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs of manufacturing the herbicide in the US and make 
the final product more affordable to US farmers without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1245. 5-Amino-1(2,6,-dichloro-4-trifluromethy-1)phynyl)-4-
        ((1,r,s,)-trifluromethy-1)sulfinyl)-1-h-pyrazole-3-
        carbonitrile: fipronil 90mp (Fipronil Technical)

Present law

    5-Amino-1(2,6,-dichloro-4-trifluromethy-1)phynyl)-4-
((1,r,s,)- trifluromethy-1)sulfinyl)-1-h-pyrazole-3-
carbonitrile: fipronil 90mp (Fipronil Technical) (CAS No. 
120068-37-3) (provided for in subheading 2933.19.23) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 9.3% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in the numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.29.47, 5-Amino-1(2,6,-dichloro-4-trifluromethy-1)phynyl)-
4-((1,r,s,)-trifluromethy-1)sulfinyl)-1-h-pyrazole-3-
carbonitrile: fipronil 90mp (Fipronil Technical) (CAS No. 
120068-37-3) (provided for in subheading 2933.19.23), with a 
duty reduction to 5% ad valorem until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1246. Monochrome glass envelopes

Present law

    Monochrome glass envelopes (provided for in subheading 
7011.20.40) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.2% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in the numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.70.01, monochrome glass envelopes (provided for in 
subheading 7011.20.40), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1247. Ceramic coater used for laying down and drying ceramic

Present law

    Ceramic coater used for laying down and drying ceramic (as 
provided for in subheading 8479.89.97), is subject to NTR duty 
rate of 2.5% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9902.84.00 for ceramic coater 
used for laying down and drying ceramic (provided for in 
subheading 8479.89.97), as duty free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of these 
products to reduce costs, making the products more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1248. Pro-jet black 263 stage

Present law

    5-[4-(7-amino-1-hydroxy-3-sulfo-naphthalen-2-ylazo)-2,5-
bis-(2-hydroxy-ethoxy)-phenylazo]-isophthalic acid, lithium 
salt (Pro-Jet Black 263 Stage) (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.3000) is subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5-9% ad 
valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.74, 5-[4-(7-amino-1-hydroxy-3-sulfo-naphthalen-2-
ylazo)-2,5-bis-(2-hydroxy-ethoxy)-phenylazo]-isophthalic acid, 
lithium salt (Pro-Jet Black 263 Stage) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.14.3000), as duty-free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1249. Pro-jet fast black 286 paste

Present law

    1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-[[4-[(7-amino-1-hydroxy-3-
sulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo]-6-sulfo-1-naphthalenyl]azo]-, sodium 
salt (Pro-Jet Fast Black 286 Paste) (CAS No. 201932-24-3) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.14.3000) is subject to NTR 
duty rates of 6.5-9% ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new heading 
9902.32.44, 1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-[[4-[(7-amino-1-
hydroxy-3-sulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo]-6-sulfo-1-
naphthalenyl]azo]-, sodium salt (Pro-Jet Fast Black 286 Paste) 
(CAS No. 201932-24-3) (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.3000), as duty-free until December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

Sec. 1250. Certain steam and other vapor generating boilers used in 
        nuclear facilities

Present law

    Watertube boilers with a steam production exceeding 45 t 
per hour, for use in nuclear facilities (provided for in 
subheading 8402.11.00), are subject to NTR duty rates of 5.2% 
ad valorem.

Explanation of provision

    The provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS by inserting in numerical sequence the new subheading 
9902.84.02, Watertube boilers with a steam production exceeding 
45 t per hour, for use in nuclear facilities (provided for in 
subheading 8402.11.00), with a duty reduction to 4.9% ad 
valorem until December 31, 2003.
    The duty reduction applies only to those binding contracts 
that have been entered into on or before the date of enactment 
of this Act and does not apply to any contracts entered into 
after such date.

Reason for change

    This duty reduction will reduce costs to nuclear power 
facilities operators, and the Committee expects that these 
savings will be passed directly and entirely to the consumer.

          Chapter 2--Existing Duty Suspensions and Reductions


Sec. 1301. Extension of Certain Existing Duty Suspensions and 
        Reductions

            (a) Existing Duty Suspensions

Present law

    (1) The temporary duty suspension for DEMT (provided for in 
subheading 9902.32.12) would expire December 31, 2001, after 
which time the product would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 
between 6.5% and 10.6% ad valorem.
    (2) The temporary suspension of duty on a certain polymer 
(provided for in 9902.39.07) is to expire December 31, 2001, 
after which time the product would be subject to an NTR duty 
rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
    (3) The temporary suspension of duty on 4-hexylresorcinol 
(provided for in subheading 9902.29.07) is to expire December 
31, 2001, after which time the product would be subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 5.5% ad valorem.
    (4) The temporary suspension of duty on certain sensitizing 
dyes (provided for in subheading 9902.29.37) is to expire 
December 31, 2001.
    (5) The temporary suspension of duty on certain organic 
pigments and dyes (provided for in subheading 9902.32.07) is to 
expire December 31, 2001.
    (6) The temporary suspension of duty on certain semi-
manufactured forms of gold (provided for in subheading 
9902.71.08) is to expire December 31, 2001, after which time 
the product would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 4.1% ad 
valorem.
    (7) The temporary suspension on DPXE 6578 (provided for in 
subheading 9902.33.59) is duty free until December 31, 2001, 
after which time the product would be subject to an NTR duty 
rate of 9.3% ad valorem (as provided for in subheading 
2933.59.70).
    (8) The temporary suspension on Rimsulfuron (provided for 
in subheading 9902.33.60) is duty free until December 31, 2000, 
after which time the product would be subject to an NTR duty 
rate of 9.3% ad valorem (as provided for in subheading 
2935.00.75).

Explanation of provisions

    This provision amends the above HTSUS headings to extend 
those temporary duty suspensions until December 31, 2004.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
continue to keep costs down, which would continue to make the 
chemicals and downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1301. Existing Duty Suspensions and Reductions

            (b) Existing Duty Reductions

Present law

    Ethylene/tetra-fluoroethylene copolymer (ETFE) (provided 
for in subheading 3904.69.50) is currently subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem, and a duty reduction rate of 3.3% 
ad valorem (provided for in subheading 9902.29.68) until 
December 31, 2001.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subheading 9902.29.68 of the HTSUS by 
extending the duty reduction rate to 12/31/2003. The NTR rate 
of duty is provided above to make importers aware that this 
product is classified under two separate HTSUS headings, and 
that all importers of the above product may avail themselves of 
the duty reduction rate.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
continue the reduced costs, keeping the chemicals and 
downstream product industries more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Sec. 1302. Extension of, and other Modifications to, Existing Duty 
        Reductions

Present law

    (a) Carbamic Acid (U-9069)--The duty free status for 
Carbamic Acid (U-9069) will expire December 31, 2000, and the 
product would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 9.3% ad valorem 
(as provided for in subheading 2935.00.75).

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS in heading 9902.33.61, by reducing the current rate 
reduction to a free rate of duty, and extends the temporary 
suspension of duty on Carbamic Acid (U-9069) to December 31, 
2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs of manufacturing the herbicide in the United 
States, making the final product more affordable to U.S. 
farmers without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

Present law

    (b) DPX-E9260 (as provided for in subheading 9902.33.63) is 
duty free until December 31, 2000, at which time it will be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.3% ad valorem (as provided for 
in subheading 2935.00.75).

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends subchapter II of chapter 99 of the 
HTSUS in heading 9902.33.63, by reducing the current rate 
reduction to a free rate of duty, and extends the temporary 
suspension of duty on DPX-E9260 to December 31, 2003.

Reason for change

    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs of manufacturing the herbicide in the United 
States, making the final product more affordable to U.S. 
farmers without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                  Subtitle B--Other Tariff Provisions


       Chapter 1--Liquidation or Reliquidation of Certain Entries


Sec. 1401. Certain identified entries

Present law

    Certain identified entries were incorrectly liquidated by 
U.S. Customs.

Explanation of provision

    This provision provides for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries in accordance with 
a final decision of the U.S. Department of Commerce under the 
Tariff Act of 1930.

Reason for change

    These entries were liquidated in error, and this provision 
would authorize U.S. Customs to reliquidate these entries at 
the correct rate of duty.

Sec. 1402. Certain Identified Color Televisions

Present law

    Certain identified entries were incorrectly liquidated by 
U.S. Customs

Explanation of provision

    This provision provides for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified color television receiver 
entries.

Reason for change

    These entries were incorrectly liquidated, and this 
provision would authorize U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty.

Sec. 1403. Certain identified entries of copper and brass sheet and 
        strip

Present law

    Certain identified entries of copper and brass sheet and 
strip entered during the period between May 26, 1989, to 
November 1992 were inadvertently liquidated by the Customs 
Service.

Explanation of provision

    This provision provides for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of copper and brass 
sheet and strip entered during the period between May 26, 1989, 
to November, 1992.

Reason for change

    These entries were liquidated in error, and this provision 
would authorize U.S. Customs to reliquidate these entries at 
the correct rate of duty.

Sec. 1404. Antifriction bearings

Present law

    Certain identified entries of antifriction bearings 
covering the period between May 26, 1989 and March 21, 1990 
were inadvertently liquidated by U.S. Customs.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of antifriction 
bearings covering the period between May 26, 1989 and March 21, 
1990.

Reason for change

    These entries were liquidated in error, and this provision 
would authorize U.S. Customs to reliquidate these entries at 
the correct rate of duty.

Sec. 1405. Antifriction bearings

Present law

    Certain identified entries of antifriction bearings 
covering the period of April 4, 1990 and May 15, 1991 were 
inadvertently liquidated by U.S. Customs.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of antifriction 
bearings covering the period of between April 4, 1990 and May 
15, 1991.

Reason for change

    These entries were liquidated in error, and this provision 
would authorize U.S. Customs to reliquidate these entries at 
the correct rate of duty.

 Chapter 2--Special Classification Relating to Product Development and 
                                Testing


Sec. 1411-1415. Importing prototypes

Present law

    Under current law, prototypes imported into the United 
States for product development testing and product evaluation 
purposes are subject to Custom duty upon their importation into 
the United States unless they qualify for duty-free treatment 
under special trade programs or unless entered under a 
temporary importation bond.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend chapter 98, subchapter XVII of 
the HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9817.85.01 for duty-free 
treatment of prototypes imported exclusively for development, 
testing, product evaluation, or quality control purposes.

Reason for change

    This provision would allow prototypes, as defined under 
this Act, as duty free with certain specified exceptions and 
restrictions, under new heading 9817.85.01 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States.
    This provision is needed because, notwithstanding that the 
prototypes are subject to duty when imported, U.S. Customs 
includes the value of the prototypes in the value of production 
articles which are imported later, as dutiable design and 
development costs. The double assessment of duties on 
prototypes discourages development and testing in the United 
States.

Chapter 3--Prohibition on Importation of Products Made with Dog or Cat 
                                  Fur


Sec. 1421-1423

Present law

    Current law does not prohibit the importation into, or the 
exportation from, the United States, or the manufacture, sale, 
transportation, or introduction into interstate commerce, of 
products containing cat and dog fur.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would prohibit the importation into, and 
exportation from, the United States, of products made with dog 
or cat fur, as well as prohibit the sale, manufacture, offer 
for sale, transportation, and distribution of products made 
with dog or cat fur in the United States. Under this provision 
all current penalties as well as additional civil and criminal 
penalties under this provision are applicable.

Reason for change

    Current law does not prohibit the importation into, and 
exportation from, the United States, of products made with dog 
or cat fur, nor does current law prohibit the sale, 
manufacture, offer for sale, transportation, and distribution 
in the United States of products made with dog or cat fur. 
There is reliable evidence that products made with dog and cat 
fur are being imported into the United States. Often these 
products are deceptively labeled. Some foreign producers house, 
transport, and slaughter these animals in inhumane ways. This 
provision seeks to discourage these inhumane practices by 
prohibiting importation of dog and cat fur products. Because 
the provision also prohibits such practices in the United 
States.

                  Chapter 4--Miscellaneous Provisions


Sec. 1431. Alternative mid-point interest accounting methodology for 
        underpayment of duties and fees

Present law

    Under current law, the discretionary authority for the 
Secretary of the Treasury to prescribe alternative mid-point 
interest accounting methodology used by importers terminates on 
the date on which the ``Revised National Customs Automation 
Test Regarding Reconciliation'' of the Customs Service 
terminates, or on October 1, 2000, whichever occurs earlier.

Explanation of provision

    This provision makes permanent the authority of the 
Secretary of the Treasury to prescribe alternative mid-point 
interest accounting methodology used by importers.

Reason for change

    This provision provides the Secretary of the Treasury and 
importers with certainty regarding accounting methodology 
relating to mid-point interest.

Sec. 1432. Exception from making formal entry for certain vessels

Present law

    U.S. Customs regulations applicable to section 434 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1434) requires operators of 
American flag ships carrying in-bond cargo between U.S. ports 
to both report and enter the vessels with U.S. Customs between 
domestic ports. In addition, section 434 requires making formal 
entry for a vessel anchored at Belle Isle Anchorage, Port of 
Detroit, Michigan, awaiting availability of cargo or for taking 
on a pilot or awaiting pilot services, prior to proceeding to 
the Port of Toledo-Sandusky, Ohio.

Explanation of provision

    This provision adds a seventh exception to the list of six 
existing exceptions from making formal entry for a vessel 
transporting bonded cargo, and for a vessel required to anchor 
at Belle Isle Anchorage, Port of Detroit, Michigan, while 
awaiting the availability of cargo or for the purpose of taking 
on a pilot or awaiting pilot services, prior to proceeding to 
the Port of Toledo-Sandusky, Ohio.

Reason for change

    This provision would eliminate the burden of requiring a 
vessel carrying bonded merchandise to make entry of the vessel 
between domestic ports. The provision would also eliminate the 
burden of a vessel making entry at Port of Detroit, Michigan 
and again at the port of Toledo, Ohio, for a vessel anchored at 
Port of Detroit, Michigan, while awaiting the availability of 
cargo or for the purpose of taking on a pilot or awaiting pilot 
services, prior to proceeding to the Port of Toledo, Ohio.

Sec. 1433. Designation of San Antonio International Airport for customs 
        processing of certain private aircraft arriving in the United 
        States

Present law

    Private aircrafts are not permitted to land at San Antonio 
International Airport, Texas. Such aircrafts may land in Texas 
cities as Beaumont, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Del Rio, Eagle 
Pass, El Paso, Houston, Laredo, McAllen, Presidio and Midland, 
which have been designated as entry points for Customs 
processing of private aircraft 19 CFR subpart C, Part 122.24).

Explanation of provision

    This provision would designate the San Antonio 
International Airport in San Antonio, Texas, for a period of 
two years, as an airport at which private aircraft arriving in 
the United States from a foreign area and having a final 
destination in the United States may land for processing by the 
Customs Service in accordance with section 122.24(b) of title 
19, Code of Federal Regulations (19 C.F.R. 122.24(b)). This 
provision also requires the Commissioner of Customs to prepare 
and submit to Congress a report on the implementation of this 
section for 2001 and 2002.

Reason for change

    San Antonio is a growing international business development 
area, in large part due to increased trade with Mexico. 
Permitting private aircrafts to land there as a point of entry 
to the United States is vital to the continued success of the 
city's economic growth. At the same time, the Committee 
recognizes the need to evaluate new points of entry, and, 
therefore, setting a 2-year limit allows Customs to review the 
impact of this added designation.

Sec. 1434. International travel merchandise (ITM)

Present law

    Section 555 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1555) 
provides for the storage of International Travel Merchandise 
(ITM) in a customs bonded warehouse (CBW). Industry practice 
has been to shuttle carts, containing merchandise subject to 
sale aboard an aircraft outside the U.S., between the plane and 
a U.S.-based CBW for purposes of replenishment. Technically, 
the law requires that merchandise arriving at a CBW be entered 
for warehouse and then withdrawn as it leaves the CBW, which 
permits manipulation of the merchandise within the CBW 
(replenishing depleted stock, removing outdated or damaged 
stock, and replacing with new goods), while providing assurance 
that bonded merchandise is fully accounted to Customs.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend section 555 of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (19 U.S.C. 1555) by adding a new subsection to clarify 
existing law relating to bonded warehouse storage of 
international travel merchandise (ITM). This provision would 
codify current practice where only merchandise that is taken 
from the cart (in order to retire it from stock) is entered and 
only merchandise that is used to replenish the cart is 
withdrawn, while keeping in place safeguards for Customs to 
ensure accountability of bonded merchandise.

Reason for change

    A cart is usually shuttled to the CBW for replenishment of 
only a small amount of stock. However, under current law, the 
contents of the entire cart must be entered and then withdrawn, 
even though only a small amount of merchandise is actually 
being added to the cart. This process of entry and immediate 
withdrawal of a cart's residual stock must take place thousands 
of times a day throughout the United States, producing reams of 
entry and withdrawal documents and creating paperwork that 
burdens the CBW operator and impedes Customs' ability to manage 
the process.
    Industry practice has been to maintain a secure area 
immediately outside the CBW where stock is manipulated: only 
merchandise that is taken from the cart (in order to retire it 
from stock) is entered and only merchandise that is used to 
replenish the cart is withdrawn. This reduces the volume of 
entry and withdrawal documents substantially. This provision 
would permit this savings, while keeping in place safeguards 
for Customs to ensure accountability of bonded merchandise.

Sec. 1435. Goods U.S. travelers purchase abroad and return with to the 
        United States

Present law

    Currently, U.S. residents traveling abroad are entitled to 
$400 duty free allowance upon their return to the U.S. for 
purchases made abroad. Purchases for personal and household 
use, accompanying the returning traveler in excess of the $400 
duty free allowance, are subject to flat rate of duty of 10 
percent, if the person claiming the benefit has not received 
the benefit within the past thirty days. In addition, non-
commercial importations from U.S. insular possessions (American 
Samoa, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands) are subject to a 5 
percent rate of duty.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend subchapter XVI of chapter 98 of 
the HTSUS to provide staged reductions of duty rates applicable 
to merchandise accompanying persons entering the United States, 
and merchandise from American Samoa, Guam, or the Virgin 
Islands of the United States. Specifically, the proposed 
legislation would provide a staged reduction of the current 10 
percent duty-rate applicable to articles accompanying a person 
arriving in the United States. The proposed staged reductions 
are as follows: 5 percent effective January 1, 2000, 4 percent 
effective January 1, 2001, and 3 percent effective January 1, 
2002. The bill would also provide a staged reduction of the 
current 5 percent rate of duty for articles imported from 
American Samoa, Guam, or the Virgin Islands of the United 
States. The proposed staged reductions are as follows: 3 
percent effective January 1, 2000, 2 percent effective January 
1, 2001, and 1.5 percent effective January 1, 2002.

Reason for change

    Under the North American Free Trade Agreement and the 
Uruguay Round Agreements Act, tariffs on merchandise entering 
the United States have undergone significant staged reductions 
or eliminations. As a result, the average rate for dutiable 
merchandise imported into the United States is now well under 5 
percent. However, during this time, the rate of duty that 
Americans pay for goods they bring back with them after 
traveling abroad remains disproportionally high at 10 percent, 
and the rate of duty for goods from American Samoa, Guam, and 
the Virgin Islands of the United States has remained unchanged 
at 5 percent. These outdated rates have not changed in 12 
years, and do not give the American travelers the benefit of 
U.S. trade negotiations and duty reductions. This provision 
would bring the duty rate of merchandise accompanying travelers 
closer to the average rate of dutiable merchandise entering the 
United States, and lower the duty rate for merchandise from 
American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands of the United 
States.

Sec. 1436. Personal effects of participants in, officials of, and 
        accredited members of delegations to, international athletic 
        events held in the United States not intended for sale or 
        distribution in the United States

Present law

    Personal effects of participants in, officials of, and 
accredited members of delegations to, international athletic 
events held in the United States not intended for sale or 
distribution in the United States are exempt from duty until 
December 31, 2002.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend subchapter XVII of chapter 98 of 
the HTSUS by inserting a new heading 9817.60.00 for duty free 
treatment of the personal effects of participants in, officials 
of, and accredited members of delegations to, international 
athletic events held in the United States provided that these 
items are not intended for sale or distribution in the United 
States. H.R. 2715 would also exempt the articles covered under 
this provision from taxes and fees and would give the Secretary 
of the Treasury discretion to determine which athletic events, 
articles, and persons are covered under this provision.

Reason for change

    The Committee recognizes the importance of international 
athletic events and the tremendous efforts of the athletes and 
participants. Although athletes and other officials connected 
with certain sporting events are currently afforded duty free 
treatment for their personal belongings and equipment under 
current law, such treatment will expire in December 2002. This 
legislation will give athletes and participants of future 
competitions certainty regarding their future duty liability.

Sec. 1437. Collection of Fees for Customs Services for Arrival of 
        Certain Ferries

Present law

    Current law prohibits U.S. Customs from collecting fees in 
connection with the arrival of any ferry.

Explanation of provision

    This provision amends section 13031(b)(1)(A)(iii) of the 
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 
U.S.C. 58c(b)(1)(A)(iii)) to allow for the collection of fees 
for Customs services for the arrival of certain ferries.

Reason for change

    Limitations on certain customs user fees established under 
section 13031(b)(1)(A)(iii) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(b)(1)(A)(iii)) have 
prevented U.S. Customs from issuing lading rights to ferries 
arriving in the south Florida costal region. This provision 
will authorize U.S. Customs to collect user fees and issue 
lading rights to certain ferries whose operations began on or 
after August 1, 1999, and operate south 27 degrees latitude and 
east of 89 degrees longitude.

Sec. 1438. N-cyclohexyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide and N-tert-Butyl-2- 
        benzothiazolesulfenamide

Present law

    Section 313(j)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930 19 U.S.C. 
section 1313(j)(2) allows exporters to claim substitution 
unused merchandise drawback if the substituted merchandise is 
``commercially interchangeable'' with the imported merchandise. 
The term ``commercially interchangeable'' is not defined in the 
statute, and there is uncertainty as to whether the chemicals 
N-cyclohexyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide (``CBS'') and N-tert- 
Butyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide (``TBBS'') are commercially 
interchangeable for drawback purposes.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would amend section 313(j)(2) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1313(j)(2)) to provide that chemicals N-
cyclohexyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide (``CBS'') and N-tert-
Butyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide (``TBBS'') are commercially 
interchangeable for drawback purposes.

Reason for change

    Based on the legislative history of the amendment to the 
drawback statute, which changed the criteria for substitution 
drawback from a fungibility to a commercially 
interchangeability standard, (H.R. Rept. No. 103-361, 103rd 
Cong., 1st Sess. (1993) at 131), the Committee has determined 
that chemicals N-cyclohexyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide 
(``CBS'') and N-tert-Butyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide 
(``TBBS'') fit the commercially interchangeable standard.
    This determination is based on the specific facts regarding 
these two chemicals: the sole active component of each chemical 
is identical; and when used in a finished product, the 
functionality of both chemicals is indistinguishable by the 
customer and scientist. Both chemicals were originally 
classified within the same tariff number but subsequently 
changed in order to provide preferential GSP treatment to one 
of the chemicals, not for reasons relating to their identity of 
chemical structure by molar weight or functionality. In 
addition, the principal customers of both chemicals have stated 
in writing that both chemicals are used for the same purposes--
to aid vulcanization in the processing of rubber, and they that 
perform the same function, are utilized on the same equipment, 
and are purchased on the market the same relative value.

Sec. 1439. Gum Arabic

Present law

    Gum Arabic (as provided for in 1301.20.00 and 1301.90.90) 
from Sudan is subject to import sanctions imposed under 
Executive Order 13067. In 1998 and 1999, the Office of Foreign 
Assets Control (OFAC) issues licenses permitting the 
importation of gum Arabic from Sudan.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would permanently exempt gum Arabic (as 
provided for in 1301.20.00 and 1301.90.90) from Executive Order 
13067, which imposed import sanctions against Sudan in November 
1997.

Reason for change

    In November 1997, President Clinton invoked Executive Order 
13067, prohibiting commercial transactions with Sudan. The 
sanctions included a prohibition on the importation of gum 
Arabic into the United States.
    Sudan is the world's largest producer of gum Arabic, which 
is a sap from the Acacia tree and is used in a number of 
consumer products including pharmaceuticals, beverages, candy 
and paper products. There is no substitute for gum Arabic, and 
Sudan controls 90 percent of the world's reliable supply. 
Although a few other countries produce gum Arabic, including 
Chad, gum Arabic from Sudan is preferred because it is far 
superior in quality.
    The major purchasers of gum Arabic are the United States, 
France, and the United Kingdom. Three U.S. companies process 
gum Arabic and subsequently supply the processed product to 
thousands of U.S. companies. The French have bought all of 
Chad's production of gum Arabic, and as a result, there is 
shortage of this product for U.S. processors, causing price 
increases. As a result, U.S. companies have had to cancel 
orders, jeopardizing their businesses because they are unable 
to obtain reliable supplies of gum Arabic to meet their 
customers' demands.
    Although OFAC issued licenses authorizing the import of gum 
Arabic from Sudan into the United States in 1998 and 1999, the 
U.S. gum Arabic processing industry is still rapidly losing 
market share. In the meanwhile, the sanctions have not reduced 
Sudan's exports of gum Arabic. Instead, European compaines have 
been able to buy, process, and sell Sudanese gum Arabic that 
U.S. companies would have been able to purchase absent the 
sanctions. Thus, instead of having the desired effect of 
harming the Sudanese government, the sanctions on gum Arabic 
have benefitted that government by creating higher prices and 
shortages of this product. This legislation removes gum Arabic 
from the list of products subject to sanctions under Executive 
Order 13067 in order to reduce the unintended negative effects 
of this sanction on U.S. companies.

Sec. 1440. Cargo inspection

Present law

    Section 58(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
Sec. 58(b)) authorizes the Secretary of Treasury to make 
customs services available for a fee at certain small airports. 
Section 2425 of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical 
Corrections Act of 1999 (113 Stat. 127, 181), authorized the 
Commissioner of Customs to establish a fee-for-service pilot 
program for fiscal year 1999 at an international airport 
located at a seaport that serviced more than 185,000 tons of 
air cargo in 1997. Broward County entered into an agreement 
with U.S. Customs to provide 24 hours cargo service for one 
year. That agreement will expire September 2000. U.S. Customs 
currently provides passenger clearance service five days per 
week between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Explanation of provision

    This provision would authorize the Commissioner of Customs 
to implement a fee-for-service agreement with Broward County to 
provide customs service for a period of two years, renewable 
thereon an annual basis at the Fort Lauderdale-Holywood 
International Airport. This fee for service is for cargo 
processing only, and includes providing the necessary 
infrastructure, and other services for cargo clearance. When 
such services have been provided for at least a period of two 
years on a fee-for-service basis and commercial consumption 
level reaches 29,000 entries per year, Customs will continue to 
provide all such service, and no other charges, other than 
those fees authorized by section 13031(a) of the consolidated 
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 
Sec. 58(b)), may be collected for those services.

Reason for change

    The fee-for-service agreement between Broward County and 
U.S. Customs has expired, and Broward County continues to 
require this service. This provision will allow U.S. Customs to 
continue this fee-for-service arrangement for at least two more 
years. The agreement may be renewed, or if after this time, 
consumption level at the airport reaches 29,000 entries per 
year, U.S. Customs will continue to all such service, and no 
other charges, other than those fees authorized by section 
13031(a) of the consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act 
of 1985 (19 U.S.C. Sec. 58(b)), may be collected for those 
services.

Sec. 1441. Entireties

Present law

    Current law requires that the goods be classified in the 
condition as they arrive. This includes large articles, 
particularly machinery, which may not be able to fit on a 
single conveyance, particularly a truck or plane. In addition, 
it is common that in air shipments, particularly, adjustments 
are made to the amount of cargo laden because of flight 
conditions. As a result of these shipping conditions, parts of 
entireties do not arrive together, which causes classification 
or entry problems with Customs.

Explanation of provision

    This provision will amend section 1484 of title 19 to 
provide authority to U.S. Customs to treat goods purchased and 
invoiced as a single entity and shipped unassembled or 
disassembled in separate shipments over a period of time as a 
single transaction for Customs entry purposes. The provision 
requires importers to request such treatment in advance of 
entry, and also requires the Secretary of Treasury to issue 
regulations setting forth the information required for this 
type of entry.

Reason for change

    The proposed changes, supported by both importers and the 
Customs Service, are needed to address large shipments that 
cannot be shipped as an entirety.

Sec. 1442. Reports

Present law

    Currently Customs ``entry'' process is divided into two 
parts: ``entry'' and ``entry summary.'' In the last fiscal year 
21.4 million entries were filed with Customs, more than 98% of 
them electronically. The importer has the option of filing all 
the data at once or in separate transmissions. The Bureau of 
Census receives electronically from Customs on a weekly basis 
so that it may be used in compiling the ``Balance of Trade'' 
report.

Explanation of the provision

    The provision requires the Secretary of the Treasury, in 
consultation with U.S. importers and other interested parties, 
to review customs procedures, laws, and regulations relating to 
the entry of merchandise and conveyances into the United 
States, and to report to Congress within 180 days from the 
effective date of this Act, changes that should be made to 
reduce the reporting and record retention requirements.

Reason for change

    The Committee is concerned that the collection of import 
data may be overly time consuming and unnecessarily costly and 
would like to explore a system of periodically reporting the 
data on aggregate basis. In addition, the Committee wishes to 
examine what data is necessary at time of cargo release in 
order to determine admissibility. It is expected that the study 
will provide the factual basis for evaluation of the current 
statistical collection system and consideration of possible 
changes to it.

                       Subtitle C--Effective Date


Sec. 1451. Effective Date

                    Title II--Other Trade Provisions


Sec. 2001. Trade adjustment assistance for certain workers affected by 
        environmental remediation or closure of a copper mining 
        facility

Present law

    Title II of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, authorizes 
trade adjustment assistance (TAA) in the form of training and 
income support for workers adversely affected by import 
competition. Under the TAA program, a worker must be certified 
by the Secretary of Labor as eligible for benefits before 
applying for assistance. Workers are not eligible to apply for 
benefits, however, if they become separated from employment 
after the expiration for the 2-year period subsequent to 
issuance of the certification by the Secretary.

Explanation of provision

    The provision provides that workers at a copper mining 
facility in White Pine, Michigan who were employed at the time 
of the original certification and remained to conduct 
environmental remediation shall be eligible to apply for TAA 
program benefits, regardless of their date of separation.

Reason for change

    The workers at a copper mining facility in White Pine, 
Michigan received TAA certification in 1995 because of 
increased import competition from Canada. The workers were re-
certified in 1997 while the mine continued to close. Although 
the mine ceased operations in 1997, a group of workers, 
employed at the mine at the time the company was first 
certified, will remain through 2001 to complete federally 
mandated environmental remediation. The provision establishes 
TAA eligibility for these workers, notwithstanding the date 
when the mine ceased production.

                      III. Votes of the Committee

    In compliance with clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the following statements are made 
concerning the votes of the Committee on Ways and Means in its 
consideration of the bill H.R. 4868.

                       MOTION TO REPORT THE BILL

    The bill, H.R. 4868, was ordered favorably reported by a 
voice vote (with a quorum being present).

                           IV. Budget Effects


               A. COMMITTEE ESTIMATE OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS

    In compliance with clause 3(d)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, the following statement is 
made concerning the effects on the budget of this resolution, 
H.R. 4868 as reported: The Committee agrees with the estimate 
prepared by CBO which is included below.

    B. STATEMENT REGARDING NEW BUDGET AUTHORITY AND TAX EXPENDITURES

    In compliance with clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, the Committee states that 
enactment of H.R. 4868 would make technical corrections and 
miscellaneous amendments to certain trade laws. CBO estimates 
that each of the provisions in the bill that have a budgetary 
effect would increase direct spending or reduce governmental 
receipts (revenues) by less than $500,00 per year.

      C. COST ESTIMATE PREPARED BY THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

    In compliance with clause 3(c)(3) of rule XIII of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, requiring a cost estimate 
prepared by the Congressional Budget Office, the following 
report prepared by CBO is provided.

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                     Washington, DC, July 25, 2000.
Hon. Bill Archer,
Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
prepared the enclosed cost estimate for H.R. 4868, the 
Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2000.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contacts are Hester 
Grippando and Erin Whitaker.
            Sincerely,
                                        Steven M. Lieberman
                                    (For Dan L. Crippen, Director).
    Enclosure.

H.R. 4868--Miscallaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2000

    Summary: H.R. 4868 would make technical corrections and 
miscellaneous amendments to certain trade laws. CBO estimates 
that each of the provisions in the bill that have a budgetary 
effects would increase direct spending or reduce governmental 
receipts (revenues) by less than $500,000 each year. Because 
the bill would affect direct spending and receipts, pay-as-you-
go procedures would apply.
    H.R. 4868 contains no intergovernmental mandates as defined 
in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would not affect 
the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments. H.R. 4868 
would impose a private-sector mandate on persons engaged in 
business activities involving products that contain cat or dog 
fur. CBO estimates that the cost of this mandate would not 
exceed the threshold for private-sector mandates established in 
UMRA ($109 million in 2000, adjusted annually for inflation).

                ESTIMATED COST TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Revenues

    Title I of the bill would create temporary duty suspensions 
or reductions on certain intermediary products and chemicals 
imported into the United States. The bill also would provide 
for refunds of customs duties paid on certain imported 
products. In addition, the bill would prohibit the importation 
of products made with cat and dog fur, allow the importation of 
gum arabic from Sudan, and exempt the personal effects of 
participants in international athletic events from any customs 
duties. CBO estimates that each of these provisions would 
reduce government revenues by less than $500,000 each year, net 
of income and payroll tax offsets. This estimate is based on 
information from the International Trade Commission, the U.S. 
Customs Service, and various other trade sources.

Spending

    Title I also would authorize the U.S. Customs Service to 
collect fees for the arrival of passengers on certain 
ferryboats and to establish a fee-for-service agreement to 
provide certain services at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood 
International Airport in Florida. CBO expects the Customs 
Service would collect and spend about $1 million annually from 
the new fees, with little net impact on the budget.
    Title II would make a small number of workers eligible to 
receive trade adjustment assistance benefits. These workers 
were originally authorized to receive benefits under 
certification number TA-W-31,402 but did not lose their jobs 
right away. Under current law, these workers have a limited 
time after the petition for certification is accepted in which 
to apply for these benefits. The bill would remove any 
limitation on the period during which benefits could be 
received. CBO estimates that providing trade adjustment 
assistance benefits to these workers would cost less than 
$200,000 over the 2001-2010 period.
    Pay-As-You-Go Considerations: The Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act sets up procedures for 
legislation affecting receipts or direct spending. CBO 
estimates that, for pay-as-you-go purposes, H.R. 4868 would 
reduce receipts by less than $500,000 a year. The effects on 
direct spending would also be less than $500,000 a year.
    Estimated Impact on State, Local and Tribal Governments: 
H.R. 4868 contains no intergovernmental mandates as defined in 
UMRA and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or 
tribal governments.
    Estimated Impact On the Private Sector: H.R. 4868 would 
impose a private-sector mandate on persons engaged in business 
activities involving products that contain cat or dog fur. CBO 
estimates that the cost of this mandate would not exceed the 
threshold for private-sector mandates established in UMRA ($109 
million in 2000, adjusted annually for inflation).
    This bill would prohibit all commercial activities 
occurring in the United States that involve products made with 
cat or dog fur. Such activities include the importing, 
exporting, merchandising, and transporting of these goods. 
According to the Humane Society, within the United States there 
is no manufacture of products fabricated of dog and cat fur. 
Currently, the Department of Commerce classifies products made 
of cat and dog fur into categories with goods made of certain 
other animal skins. In 1999, the United States imported and 
exported $36 million worth of products within these categories. 
Since products made with cat and dog fur represent a fraction 
of these values, the direct cost of complying with this mandate 
measured in lost net income would fall well below the annual 
threshold established in UMRA.
    Estimate Prepared by: Revenues: Hester Grippando and Erin 
Whitaker. Customs Fees: Mark Grabowica. Trade Adjustment 
Assistance: Christina Hawley Sadoti. Impact on State, Local, 
and Tribal Governments; Leo Lex. Impact on the Private Sector: 
Lauren Marks.
    Estimate Approved by: Roberton Williams, Deputy Assistant 
Director for Tax Analysis; Peter H. Fontaine, Deputy Assistant 
Director for Budget Analysis.

     V. Other Matters To Be Discussed Under the Rules of the House


          A. COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

    With respect to clause 3(c)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives (relating to oversight findings), 
the Committee, based on public hearing testimony and 
information from the Administration, concluded that it is 
appropriate and timely to consider the resolution as reported.

    B. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
                    GOVERNMENT REFORM AND OVERSIGHT

    With respect to clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representative, no oversight findings or 
recommendations have been submitted to the Committee by the 
Committee on Government Reform and Oversight with respect to 
the subject matter contained in H.R. 4868.

                 C. CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY STATEMENT

    With respect to clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, relating to Constitutional 
authority, the Committee states that the Committee's action in 
reporting the bill is derived from Article 1 of the 
Constitution, section 8 (``The Congress shall have power to lay 
and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the 
debts and to provide for * * * the general Welfare of the 
United States.'').

           VI. Exchange of Letters With Committee on Commerce

                          House of Representatives,
                                     Committee on Commerce,
                                     Washington, DC, July 18, 2000.
Hon. Bill Archer,
Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Bill: I am writing regarding H.R. 4868, the 
Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2000. As 
you know, section 1423 of this legislation prohibits the 
importation and other commerce in products containing dog and 
cat fur. The Committee on Commerce has jurisdiction over this 
provision pursuant to its authority over interstate and foreign 
commerce generally pursuant to clause 1 of rule X of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives.
    However, in light of your desire to have the House consider 
this legislation expeditiously, I will not exercise the 
Committee on Commerce's right to act on the legislation. By 
agreeing to waive its consideration of the bill, however, the 
Commerce Committee does not waive its jurisdiction over this 
bill. In addition, the Commerce Committee reserves its 
authority to seek conferees on any provisions of the bill that 
are within its jurisdiction during any House-Senate conference 
that may be convened on this or similar legislation. I ask that 
you support our request in this regard.
    I ask that you include a copy of this letter and your 
response in your committee's report on the legislation and the 
Record during consideration of the bill on the House floor. I 
remain,
            Sincerely,
                                              Tom Bliley, Chairman.
                                ------                                

                               Committee on Ways and Means,
                                     Washington, DC, July 18, 2000.
Hon. Tom Bliley,
Chairman, Committee on Commerce,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding your 
committee's jurisdictional interest in H.R. 4868, the 
``Miscellaneous Trade an Technical Corrections Act of 2000.''
    I acknowledge your Committee's jurisdiction over this 
legislation and appreciate your cooperation in moving the bill 
to the House floor expeditiously. I agree that your decision to 
forego further action on the bill will not prejudice the 
Commerce Committee with respect to its jurisdictional 
prerogatives on this or similar legislation, and will support 
your request for conferees on those provisions within the 
Committee on Commerce's jurisdiction should they be the subject 
of a House-Senate conference. I will also include a copy of 
your letter and this response in our report on the legislation 
and as part of the Congressional Record when the legislation is 
considered by the House.
    Thank you again for your cooperation.
            Sincerely,
                                             Bill Archer, Chairman.