H.R. 2702 (111th): Suspend Brazil GSP Act

Introduced:
Jun 04, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Christopher “Chris” Smith
Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 04, 2009
Length
7 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 4, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 04, 2009
Referred to Committee Jun 04, 2009
 
Full Title

To suspend the application of Generalized System of Preferences for Brazil until such time as Brazil complies with its obligations toward the United States under the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (4R, 2D) (show)
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House Ways and Means

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6/4/2009--Introduced.
Suspend Brazil GSP Act - Declares that it is the purpose of this Act to:
(1) attain the immediate return of Sean Goldman and all children of the United States who are being held wrongfully in Brazil in contravention of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Convention); and
(2) impress upon Brazil the importance of abiding by their obligations under the Hague Convention with respect to international child abduction cases involving children from the United States.
Directs the President to: (1) notify World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries, not later than seven days after enactment of this Act, that the United States is suspending the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for Brazil; and (2) suspend, not later than 30 days after enactment of this Act, GSP and duty-free treatment for Brazil.
Authorizes the President to reinstate GSP and duty-free treatment for Brazil if he certifies to Congress that Brazil is complying with the Hague Convention.

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