S.Con.Res. 117 (100th): A concurrent resolution to express the sense of the Congress regarding relief for the United States Citrus Industry under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 and other appropriate relief.

May 10, 1988 (100th Congress, 1987–1988)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Lawton Chiles Jr.
Senator from Florida
Related Bills
H.Con.Res. 298 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 10, 1988


This resolution was introduced on May 10, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 10, 1988
Referred to Committee May 10, 1988

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9 cosponsors (5D, 4R) (show)

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S.Con.Res. stands for Senate concurrent resolution.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the president and does not carry the force of law.

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Expresses the sense of the Congress that:
(1) the United States Trade Representative (USTR) should continue to pursue the U.S. complaint against Japan's obstructive citrus and beef import practices with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Council seeking a decision that Japan is in violation of the GATT;
(2) the USTR is urged to initiate an investigation of the enforcement of U.S. trade rights or unfair trade practices in response to the petition filed by the Florida Citrus Mutual and others;
(3) the USTR should pursue such investigation of alleged unfair trade practices;
(4) the President should use his authority under the Trade Act of 1974 to restore trade benefits due the U.S. citrus industry which arise from Japan's imposition of quantitative restrictions on U.S. oranges and orange juice; and
(5) the President should take action to obtain the recommendation of the GATT Contracting Parties that Japan eliminate or bring into conformity with GATT its citrus and beef import practices with respect to U.S. imports.

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