H. Res. 450 - Relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 3009) to extend the Andean Trade Preference Act, to grant additional trade benefits under that Act, and for other purposes

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wedensday, June 19, 2002.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 216-215 on Thursday, June 19, 2002.
MANAGERS: Reynolds/Hastings (FL)
107th Congress
2nd Session

H. Res. 450 - Relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 3009) to extend the Andean Trade Preference Act, to grant additional trade benefits under that Act, and for other purposes.

1. Provides that H.R. 3009 and the Senate amendment thereto, shall be taken from the Speaker's table and agreed to with the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution.

2. Provides that the House shall be considered to have insisted on its amendment to the Senate amendment.

3. Provides that the House shall be considered to have requested a conference with the Senate thereon.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon adoption of this resolution the bill (H.R. 3009) to extend the Andean Trade Preference Act, to grant additional trade benefits under that Act, and for other purposes, with the Senate amendment thereto, be, and the same is hereby, taken from the Speaker's table to the end that the Senate amendment thereto be, and the same is hereby, agreed to with the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. The House shall be considered to have insisted on its amendment to the Senate amendment and requested a conference with the Senate thereon.


SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT PRINTED IN THE REPORT

Includes the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2001 (H.R. 3005), as passed by the House on Dec. 6, 2001.

Incorporates into the Trade Promotion Authority bill the language from the English Resolution (H. Con. Res. 262) expressing Congressional concerns regarding WTO dispute settlement panels and the WTO Appellate Body, and the standard of review contained in Article 17.6 of the Antidumping Agreement, as passed by the House Nov. 7, 2001 by a vote of 410-4.

Includes the Andean Trade Preference and Drug Eradication Act (H.R. 3009), as passed by the House on Nov. 16, 2001 by voice vote.

Requires that for apparel made with U.S. fabric to qualify for benefits under the Caribbean Basin Initiative and the Andean Trade Preferences Act, all dyeing and finishing of that fabric must take place in the United States, as passed by the House as part of the supplemental appropriations legislation (sec. 1405 of H.R. 4775) on May 24, 2002.

Includes the Customs Border Security Act (H.R. 3129), as passed by the House on May 22, 2002 by a vote of 327-101.

Extends the Generalized System of Preferences (H.R. 3010) as reported by the Committee on Ways & Means on Oct. 16, 2001.

Expands coverage and benefits under Trade Adjustment Assistance by:

    ? expanding coverage to secondary workers by covering certain suppliers;

    ? adding a 60% health insurance tax credit to TAA recipients, and extending same health insurance tax credit on a permanent basis to Pension Benefits Guarantee Corporation beneficiaries, including firms from airline and steel industries;

    ? extending direct assistance benefits for 26 additional weeks in order to help workers complete their training requirements, and speeding up the petition process from the current 60 days to a new 40 days providing assistance to workers faster; and

    ? increasing funding for worker training from $80 to $110 million for the increased number of workers eligible under TAA.

Authorizes the payment of judgments to avoid sanctions from certain WTO dispute settlement cases.

Requires that Customs collect duties from importers on a monthly basis and prohibition on deferral of duties beyond the specified duty collection period. (60 minutes)

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT PRINTED IN THE REPORT (.pdf)