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H.R. 432 (103rd): To prohibit exports of unprocessed timber and wood chips to any country that does not provide reciprocal access to its markets for finished wood products and paper produced in the United States.

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 5, 1993 (Introduced).


HR 432 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 432

To prohibit exports of unprocessed timber and wood chips to any country that does not provide reciprocal access to its markets for finished wood products and paper produced in the United States.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 5, 1993

Mr. WILSON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


A BILL

To prohibit exports of unprocessed timber and wood chips to any country that does not provide reciprocal access to its markets for finished wood products and paper produced in the United States.

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

SECTION 1. PROHIBITION ON EXPORTS OF UNPROCESSED TIMBER AND WOOD CHIPS TO CERTAIN COUNTRIES.

    No unprocessed timber or wood chips may be exported from the United States to any country that does not provide reciprocal access to its markets for finished wood products and paper produced in the United States.

SEC. 2. EXERCISE OF AUTHORITIES.

    The President shall exercise the authorities of the Export Administration Act of 1979 to carry out section 1.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    As used in this Act--

      (1) the term ‘unprocessed timber’ has the meaning given that term in section 493(7) of the Forest Resources Conservation and Shortage Relief Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 620e(7));

      (2) the term ‘finished wood products’ means wood products other than unprocessed timber; and

      (3) the term ‘United States’ includes any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.