H.R. 2707 (112th): Agricultural Trade Facilitation Act

Introduced:
Jul 29, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Devin Nunes
Representative for California's 21st congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jul 29, 2011
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6538 (Related)
To establish trade negotiating objectives with respect to the application of sanitary and phytosanitary ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 21, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 29, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 29, 2011
Referred to Committee Jul 29, 2011
 
Full Title

To establish trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures to agricultural products to facilitate trade in agriculture, and for other purposes.

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Committees

House Ways and Means

Trade

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7/29/2011--Introduced.
Agricultural Trade Facilitation Act - States that the overall trade negotiating objective of the United States with respect to the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures to agricultural products for trade agreements between the United States and foreign countries is to secure more open and reciprocal market access by strengthening the rules governing such measures' application to agricultural products.
States that the principal trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures to agricultural products are to:
(1) strengthen the requirement that the application of such measures is based on scientific evidence,
(2) encourage parties to an agreement to participate actively in the development of international standards relating to such measures' application,
(3) improve regulatory coherence and increase the use of systems-based approaches,
(4) require greater transparency in such measures' development and implementation,
(5) require parties to an agreement to carry out risk analysis in a timely manner consistent with international guidelines,
(6) improve rules governing the testing of imported products,
(7) promote harmonization of export certification requirements, and
(8) ensure that new sanitary and phytosanitary trade obligations are fully enforceable through an effective dispute settlement process.
Makes this Act inapplicable to negotiations for: (1) The United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, (2) The United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement, (3) The United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, and (4) The Doha Development Round of the World Trade Organization.

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