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Text of To prohibit exports of unprocessed timber and wood chips to any country that does not provide reciprocal access to its ...

...access to its markets for finished wood products and paper produced in the United States.

This bill was introduced on January 25, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 25, 1995 (Introduced).

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HR 684 IH

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 684

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 25, 1995

Mr. WILSON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations


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 COUNTRIES RESTRICTING ACCESS OF UNITED STATES FINISHED WOOD PRODUCTS AND PAPER.

    (a) PROHIBITION- 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.

    (b) EXERCISE OF AUTHORITIES- The President shall exercise the authorities of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. 2401 et seq.) to carry out this section.

    (c) DEFINITIONS- For purposes of this section--

      (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.