Text: S.3285 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[S. 3285 Introduced in Senate (IS)]

112th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 3285

To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade 
      relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             June 12, 2012

    Mr. Baucus (for himself, Mr. Thune, Mr. Kerry, and Mr. McCain) 
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the 
                          Committee on Finance

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                                 A BILL


 
To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade 
      relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation.

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

SECTION 1. EXTENSION OF NONDISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT (NORMAL TRADE 
              RELATIONS TREATMENT) TO PRODUCTS OF THE RUSSIAN 
              FEDERATION.

    (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
            (1) The Russian Federation allows its citizens the right 
        and opportunity to emigrate, free of any heavy tax on 
        emigration or on the visas or other documents required for 
        emigration and free of any tax, levy, fine, fee, or other 
        charge on any citizens as a consequence of the desire of those 
        citizens to emigrate to the country of their choice.
            (2) The Russian Federation has been found to be in full 
        compliance with the freedom of emigration requirements under 
        title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2431 et seq.) 
        since 1994.
            (3) The Russian Federation has received normal trade 
        relations treatment since concluding a bilateral trade 
        agreement with the United States that entered into force in 
        1992.
            (4) On December 16, 2011, the Ministerial Conference of the 
        World Trade Organization invited the Russian Federation to 
        accede to the World Trade Organization.
    (b) Termination of Application of Title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 
to Products of the Russian Federation.--
            (1) Presidential determinations and extension of 
        nondiscriminatory treatment.--Notwithstanding any provision of 
        title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2431 et seq.), the 
        President may--
                    (A) determine that such title should no longer 
                apply to the Russian Federation; and
                    (B) after making a determination under subparagraph 
                (A) with respect to the Russian Federation, proclaim 
                the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal 
                trade relations treatment) to the products of the 
                Russian Federation.
            (2) Effective date of nondiscriminatory treatment.--The 
        extension of nondiscriminatory treatment to the products of the 
        Russian Federation pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be effective 
        not sooner than the effective date of the accession of the 
        Russian Federation to the World Trade Organization.
            (3) Termination of applicability of title iv.--On and after 
        the effective date under paragraph (2) of the extension of 
        nondiscriminatory treatment to the products of the Russian 
        Federation, title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2431 
        et seq.) shall cease to apply to the Russian Federation.
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