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H.R. 4471 (101st): To make persons who are nationals of countries that are members of the European Community ineligible to certify products produced outside the United States for compliance with occupational safety and health standards and requirements established by the Secretary of Labor until the Secretary of Commerce certifies that the European community is setting product standards and requirements in an open and fair manner and has established equitable rules for testing and certifying products for compliance with product standards and requirements.

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4/4/1990--Introduced. Declares that, until the certification required by this Act is made, no national of a European Community (EC) member country shall be eligible to certify compliance of products produced outside the United States with any standard or requirement of specified provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, or the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. Requires those restrictions to remain effective until the Secretary of Commerce certifies to appropriate congressional committees that the EC is setting product standards and requirements in an open and fair manner and has established equitable rules for testing and certifying products for compliance with standards and requirements of the EC by laboratories in non-EC member countries.