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This bill was introduced on May 17, 2000, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 23, 2000 (Introduced).

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S 2277 IS

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2277

To terminate the application of title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to the People’s Republic of China.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 23, 2000

Mr. ROTH (for himself and Mr. MOYNIHAN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To terminate the application of title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to the People’s Republic of China.

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

SECTION 1. TERMINATION OF APPLICATION OF TITLE IV OF THE TRADE ACT OF 1974 TO THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (CHINA).

    (a) PRESIDENTIAL DETERMINATIONS AND EXTENSION OF NONDISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT- Notwithstanding any provision of title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2431 et seq.), the President may--

      (1) determine that such title should no longer apply to China; and

      (2) after making a determination under paragraph (1) with respect to China, proclaim the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of that country.

    (b) CHINA’S ACCESSION TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (‘WTO’)- Prior to making the determination provided for in subsection (a)(1) and pursuant to the provisions of section 122 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3532), the President shall transmit a report to Congress certifying that the terms and conditions for China’s accession to the WTO are at least equivalent to those agreed between the United States and China on November 15, 1999.

SEC. 2. EFFECTIVE DATES.

    (a) The extension of nondiscriminatory treatment pursuant to section 1(a)(1) shall be effective no earlier than the effective date of China’s accession to the WTO.

    (b) On and after the effective date under subsection (a) of the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment to the products of China, title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 shall cease to apply to that country.