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S. 4143: Protecting American Food Producers from Russia’s Market Distortions Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 4, 2022 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 4143

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 4, 2022

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

A BILL

To prohibit the importation of agricultural products, raw materials, and food from the Russian Federation if the Russian Federation prohibits the importation of such products, materials, and food from the United States, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting American Food Producers from Russia’s Market Distortions Act.

2.

Prohibition on importation of certain agricultural products, raw materials, and food from the Russian Federation

(a)

In general

The importation into the United States from the Russian Federation of any article described in subsection (b) is prohibited.

(b)

Articles described

An article is described in this subsection if—

(1)

the article is classifiable under any of chapters 1 through 24 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States; and

(2)

the Government of the Russian Federation prohibits the importation of the article into the Russian Federation from the United States.

(c)

Effective date

The prohibition under subsection (a) applies with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the date that is 15 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

3.

Prohibition on procurement of certain agricultural products, raw materials, and food from the Russian Federation

No Federal funds may be obligated or expended on or after the date of the enactment of this Act for the procurement from the Russian Federation of any article described in section 2(b).

4.

Termination

The prohibitions under sections 2 and 3 shall terminate with respect to an article on the date on which the President determines and certifies to Congress that—

(1)

the Government of the Russian Federation has terminated its prohibition on the importation of the article from the United States;

(2)

the Government of the Russian Federation and its proxies have withdrawn all military and paramilitary forces from the internationally recognized territory of the Government of Ukraine; and

(3)

the President has received credible commitments from the Government of the Russian Federation that that Government will not engage in hostile action against Ukraine in the future.