S. 1141 (111th): Tariff Relief Assistance for Developing Economies Act of 2009

Introduced:
May 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 21, 2009
Length
14 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 21, 2009
Referred to Committee May 21, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to extend certain trade preferences to certain least-developed countries, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
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Senate Finance

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5/21/2009--Introduced.
Tariff Relief Assistance for Developing Economies Act of 2009 or the TRADE Act of 2009 - Authorizes the President to designate Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Maldives, Nepal, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Yemen, and Sri Lanka or their successor political entities as beneficiary TRADE Act of 2009 countries eligible to receive duty-free treatment for certain articles that are the growth, product, or manufacture of such countries, if after receiving the advice of the International Trade Commission (ITC) the President determines that such articles are not import-sensitive in the context of imports from such countries.
Conditions such designation upon eligibility requirements of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Trade Act of 1974.
Prescribes the rule of origin for the articles for the duty-free treatment.
Applies duty-free treatment, without any quantitative limitations, granted to textile and apparel articles under AGOA to articles imported directly into the U.S. customs territory from a beneficiary TRADE Act of 2009 country if their assembly meet specified U.S. origin requirements.
Grants AGOA preferential treatment for apparel articles assembled in one or more beneficiary TRADE Act of 2009 countries or such former countries, or both, from regional fabric from yarn originating either in the United States or one or more of such countries.
Establishes: (1) limitations on such preferential treatment; and (2) special rules for apparel articles wholly assembled in one or more beneficiary TRADE Act of 2009 countries or former beneficiary countries, or both, regardless of the country of origin of the yarn or fabric used to make such articles; and (3) applicable percentages of such benefits.

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