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S. 1675 (107th): Pakistan Emergency Economic Development and Trade Support Act

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 13, 2001 (Introduced).

S 1675 IS


1st Session

S. 1675

To authorize the President to reduce or suspend duties on textiles and textile products made in Pakistan until December 31, 2004.


November 13, 2001

Mr. BROWNBACK introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


To authorize the President to reduce or suspend duties on textiles and textile products made in Pakistan until December 31, 2004.

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


    This Act may be cited as the ‘Pakistan Emergency Economic Development and Trade Support Act’.


    (a) AUTHORITY TO REDUCE OR SUSPEND DUTIES- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the President may proclaim such reduction or suspension of any existing duty on imports of textiles and textile products that are produced or manufactured in Pakistan as he determines to be appropriate in response to the threat to national security posed by international terrorism. Such reduction or suspension shall be limited in duration to no more than one year, but may be extended or limited through subsequent proclamation.

    (b) THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY POSED BY INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM- Such action may be proclaimed only if the President determines--

      (1) international terrorism continues to be a threat to the national security of the United States;

      (2) the assistance of Pakistan is critical to addressing this threat; and

      (3) Pakistan is incurring or may incur substantial economic harm as a direct consequence of assisting in addressing this threat, including efforts taken to comply with United Nations resolutions relating to threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, in particular United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001).

    (c) CONSULTATION AND LAYOVER REQUIREMENTS- Such action may be proclaimed only if--

      (1) the President has notified the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate of--

        (A) the action proposed to be proclaimed and the reasons for such actions, and

        (B) the determinations made under subsection (b);

      (2) a period of 30 calendar days, beginning with the first day on which the President has met the requirements of paragraph (1) with respect to such action, has expired; and

      (3) the President has consulted with such committees regarding the proposed action during the period referred to in paragraph (2).

    (d) TEXTILES AND TEXTILE PRODUCTS- The term ‘textiles and textile products’ means a good that is listed in the Annex to the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing referred to in section 101(d)(4) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.

    (e) TERMINATION- Any reduction or suspension of duty under subsection (a) shall terminate no later than December 31, 2004.