Report text available as:

  • TXT
  • PDF   (PDF provides a complete and accurate display of this text.) Tip ?
104th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 2d Session                                                     104-718
_______________________________________________________________________


 
  TRADE LAW TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS ACT OF 
                                  1996

                                _______
                                

 July 29, 1996.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

    Mr. Archer, from the Committee on Ways and Means, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 3815]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

  The Committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred the 
bill (H.R. 3815) to make technical corrections and 
miscellaneous amendments to trade laws, having considered the 
same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend 
that the bill as amended do pass.
  The amendment is as follows:
  Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu 
thereof the following:

SECTION 1. PAYMENT OF DUTIES AND FEES.

  (a) Interest Accrual.--Section 505(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. 1505(c)) is amended in the second sentence by inserting after 
``duties, fees, and interest'' the following: ``or, in a case in which 
a claim is made under section 520(d), from the date on which such claim 
is made,''.
  (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply 
to claims made pursuant to section 520(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930 on 
or after April 25, 1995.

SEC. 2. OTHER TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

  (a) Examination of Books and Witnesses.--Section 509(a)(2) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1509(a)(2)) is amended by striking 
``(c)(1)(A)'' and inserting ``(d)(1)(A)''.
  (b) Requirement for Certificate for Importation of Alcoholic Liquors 
in Small Vessels.--Section 7 of the Act of August 5, 1935 (19 U.S.C. 
1707; 49 Stat. 520), is repealed.
  (c) Penalties for Certain Violations.--Section 592 of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1592) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking ``lawful duty'' and 
        inserting ``lawful duty, tax, or fee''; and
          (2) in subsections (b)(1)(A)(vi), (c)(2)(A)(ii), 
        (c)(3)(A)(ii), (c)(4)(A)(i), and (c)(4)(B) by striking ``lawful 
        duties'' each place it appears and inserting ``lawful duties, 
        taxes, and fees''.
  (d) Deprivation of Lawful Duties, Taxes, or Fees.--Section 592(d) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1592(d)) is amended by striking ``or 
fees be restored'' and inserting ``and fees be restored''.
  (e) Reconciliation Treated as Entry for Recordkeeping.--
          (1) Section 401(s) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1401(s)) is amended by inserting ``recordkeeping,'' after 
        ``reliquidation,''.
          (2) Section 508(c)(1) of such Act (19 U.S.C. 1508(c)(1)) is 
        amended by inserting ``, filing of a reconciliation,'' after 
        ``entry''.
  (f) Extension of Liquidation.--Section 504(d) of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (19 U.S.C. 1504(d)) is amended by inserting ``, unless liquidation 
is extended under subsection (b),'' after ``shall liquidate the 
entry''.
  (g) Exemption From Duty for Personal and Household Goods Accompanying 
Returning Residents.--Section 321(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930 
(19 U.S.C. 1321(a)(2)(B)) is amended by inserting ``, 9804.00.65,'' 
after ``9804.00.30''.
  (h) Debt Collection.--Section 631(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. 1631(a)) is amended--
          (1) by inserting after ``law,'' the following: ``including 
        section 3302 of title 31, United States Code, and subchapters I 
        and II of chapter 37 of such title,''; and
          (2) by inserting ``and the expenses associated with 
        recovering such indebtedness,'' after ``Government,''.
  (i) Examination of Books and Witnesses.--Section 509(b) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1509(b)) is amended in paragraphs (3) and (4) by 
striking ``appropriate regional commissioner'' and inserting ``officer 
designated pursuant to regulations''.
  (j) Review of Protests.--Section 515(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. 1515(d)) is amended by striking ``district director'' and 
inserting ``port director''.
  (k) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section apply as of 
December 8, 1993.

SEC. 3. CLARIFICATION REGARDING THE APPLICATION OF CUSTOMS USER FEES.

  (a) In General.--Subparagraph (D) of section 13031(b)(8) of the 
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 
58c(b)(8)(D)) is amended--
          (1) in clause (iv)--
                  (A) by striking ``subparagraph 9802.00.80 of such 
                Schedules'' and inserting ``heading 9802.00.80 of such 
                Schedule''; and
                  (B) by striking ``and'' at the end of clause (iv);
          (2) by striking the period at the end of clause (v) and 
        inserting ``; and''; and
          (3) by inserting after clause (v) the following new clause:
          ``(vi) in the case of merchandise entered from a foreign 
        trade zone (other than merchandise to which clause (v) 
        applies), be applied only to the value of the privileged or 
        nonprivileged foreign status merchandise under section 3 of the 
        Act of June 18, 1934 (commonly known as the Foreign Trade Zones 
        Act, 19 U.S.C. 81c).''.
  (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) apply to--
          (1) any entry made from a foreign trade zone on or after the 
        15th day after the date of the enactment of this Act; and
          (2) any entry made from a foreign trade zone after November 
        30, 1986, and before such 15th day if liquidation of the entry 
        was not final before such 15th day.
  (c) Application of Fees to Certain Agricultural Products.--The 
amendment made by section 111(b)(2)(D)(iv) of the Customs and Trade Act 
of 1990 shall apply to--
          (1) any entry made from a foreign trade zone on or after the 
        15th day after the date of the enactment of this Act; and
          (2) any entry made from a foreign trade zone after November 
        30, 1986, and before such 15th day if the liquidation of the 
        entry was not final before such 15th day.

SEC. 4. TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO THE CUSTOMS AND TRADE ACT OF 1990.

  Subsection (b) of section 484H of the Customs and Trade Act of 1990 
(19 U.S.C. 1553 note) is amended by striking ``, or withdrawn from 
warehouse for consumption,'' and inserting ``for transportation in 
bond''.

SEC. 5. CLARIFICATION OF FEES FOR CERTAIN CUSTOMS SERVICES.

  (a) In General.--Section 13031(b)(9)(A) of the Consolidated Omnibus 
Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(b)(9)(A)) is amended--
          (1) by striking ``centralized hub facility or'' in clause 
        (i); and
          (2) in clause (ii)--
                  (A) by striking ``facility--'' and inserting 
                ``facility or centralized hub facility--'',
                  (B) by striking ``customs inspectional'' in subclause 
                (I), and
                  (C) by striking ``at the facility'' in subclause (I) 
                and inserting ``for the facility''.
  (b) Definitions.--Section 13031(b)(9)(B)(i) of the Consolidated 
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(b)(9)(B)(i)) 
is amended--
          (1) by striking ``, as in effect on July 30, 1990'', and
          (2) by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: 
        ``Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as prohibiting 
        the Secretary of the Treasury from processing merchandise that 
        is informally entered or released at any centralized hub 
        facility or express consignment carrier facility during the 
        normal operating hours of the Customs Service, subject to 
        reimbursement and payment under subparagraph (A).''.
  (c) Citation.--Section 13031(b)(9)(B)(ii) of the Consolidated Omnibus 
Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(b)(9)(B)(ii)) is 
amended by striking ``section 236 of the Tariff and Trade Act of 1984'' 
and inserting ``section 236 of the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984''.

SEC. 6. SPECIAL RULE FOR EXTENDING TIME FOR FILING DRAWBACK CLAIMS.

  Section 313(r) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1313(r)) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
          ``(3)(A)(i) Subject to clause (ii), the Customs Service may, 
        notwithstanding the limitation set forth in paragraph (1), 
        extend the time for filing a drawback claim for a period not to 
        exceed 18 months, if--
                  ``(I) the claimant establishes to the satisfaction of 
                the Customs Service that the claimant was unable to 
                file the drawback claim because of an event declared by 
                the President to be a major disaster on or after 
                January 1, 1994; and
                  ``(II) the claimant files a request for such 
                extension with the Customs Service within one year from 
                the last day of the 3-year period referred to in 
                paragraph (1).
          ``(ii) In the case of a major disaster occurring on or after 
        January 1, 1994, and before the date of the enactment of this 
        paragraph--
                  ``(I) the Customs Service may extend the time for 
                filing the drawback claim for a period not to exceed 1 
                year; and
                  ``(II) the request under clause (i)(II) must be filed 
                not later than 1 year from the date of the enactment of 
                this paragraph.
          ``(B) If an extension is granted with respect to a request 
        filed under this paragraph, the periods of time for retaining 
        records set forth in subsection (t) of this section and section 
        508(c)(3) shall be extended for an additional 18 months or, in 
        a case to which subparagraph (A)(ii) applies, for a period not 
        to exceed 1 year from the date the claim is filed.
          ``(C) For purposes of this paragraph, the term `major 
        disaster' has the meaning given that term in section 102(2) of 
        the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance 
        Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(2)).''.

SEC. 7. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN ENTRIES.

  (a) Liquidation or Reliquidation of Entries.--Notwithstanding 
sections 514 and 520 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1514 and 
1520), and any other provision of law, the United States Customs 
Service shall liquidate or reliquidate those entry numbers made at New 
York, New York, which are listed in subsection (c), in accordance with 
the final results of the administrative review, covering the period 
from May 1, 1984, through March 31, 1985, undertaken by the 
International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce for 
such entries (case number A-580-008).
  (b) Payment of Amounts Owed.--Any amounts owed by the United States 
pursuant to the liquidation or reliquidation of an entry under 
subsection (a) shall be paid by the Customs Service within 90 days 
after such liquidation or reliquidation.
  (c) Entry List.--The entries referred to in subsection (a) are the 
following:

                                                                        
                       Entry Number               Date of Entry         
                                                                        
                   84-4426808..........  August 29, 1984                
                   84-4427823..........  September 4, 1984              
                   84-4077985..........  July 25, 1984                  
                   84-4080859..........  August 3, 1984                 
                   84-4080817..........  August 3, 1984                 
                   84-4077723..........  August 1, 1984                 
                   84-4075194..........  July 10, 1984                  
                   84-4076481..........  July 17, 1984                  
                   84-4080930..........  August 9, 1984.                
                                                                        

SEC. 8. TEMPORARY DUTY SUSPENSION FOR PERSONAL EFFECTS OF PARTICIPANTS 
                    IN CERTAIN WORLD ATHLETIC EVENTS.

  (a) In General.--Subchapter II of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:
      

``                9902.98.05        Any of the                                                                                                          
                                     following articles                                                                                                 
                                     not intended for                                                                                                   
                                     sale or                                                                                                            
                                     distribution to                                                                                                    
                                     the public:                                                                                                        
                                     personal effects                                                                                                   
                                     of aliens who are                                                                                                  
                                     participants in,                                                                                                   
                                     officials of, or                                                                                                   
                                     accredited members                                                                                                 
                                     of delegations to,                                                                                                 
                                     the 1998 Goodwill                                                                                                  
                                     Games, and of                                                                                                      
                                     persons who are                                                                                                    
                                     immediate family                                                                                                   
                                     members of or                                                                                                      
                                     servants to any of                                                                                                 
                                     the foregoing                                                                                                      
                                     persons; equipment                                                                                                 
                                     and materials                                                                                                      
                                     imported in                                                                                                        
                                     connection with                                                                                                    
                                     the foregoing                                                                                                      
                                     event by or on                                                                                                     
                                     behalf of the                                                                                                      
                                     foregoing persons                                                                                                  
                                     or the organizing                                                                                                  
                                     committee of such                                                                                                  
                                     event; articles to                                                                                                 
                                     be used in                                                                                                         
                                     exhibitions                                                                                                        
                                     depicting the                                                                                                      
                                     culture of a                                                                                                       
                                     country                                                                                                            
                                     participating in                                                                                                   
                                     such event; and,                                                                                                   
                                     if consistent with                                                                                                 
                                     the foregoing,                                                                                                     
                                     such other                                                                                                         
                                     articles as the                                                                                                    
                                     Secretary of the                                                                                                   
                                     Treasury may allow  Free                 No change            Free                 On or before                    
                                                                                                                        2/1/99                          
                                                                                                                                                 ''.    

  (b) Taxes and Fees Not To Apply.--The articles described in heading 
9902.98.05 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (as 
added by subsection (a)) shall be free of taxes and fees which may be 
otherwise applicable.
  (c) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section applies to 
articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or 
after the 15th day after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 9. MISCELLANEOUS TECHNICAL CORRECTION.

  Section 313(s)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1313(s)(2)(B)) is amended by striking ``successor'' the first place it 
appears and inserting ``predecessor''.

SEC. 10. URUGUAY ROUND AGREEMENTS ACT.

  Section 405(b) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 
3602(b)) is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (1) by striking ``1(a)'' and inserting 
        ``1(b)''; and
          (2) in paragraph (2) by striking ``1(b)'' and inserting 
        ``1(a)''.

SEC. 11. FEES FOR CERTAIN CUSTOMS SERVICES.

  (a) In General.--Section 13031(a)(5) of the Consolidated Omnibus 
Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(a)(5)) is amended--
          (1) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ``a place'' after 
        ``aircraft from''; and
          (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``subsection (b)(1)(A)'' 
        and inserting ``subsection (b)(1)(A)(i)''.
  (b) Limitation on Fees.--Section 13031(b)(1) of the Consolidated 
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(b)(1)) is 
amended to read as follows:
  ``(b) Limitations on Fees.--(1)(A) No fee may be charged under 
subsection (a) of this section for customs services provided in 
connection with--
          ``(i) the arrival of any passenger whose journey--
                  ``(I) originated in--
                          ``(aa) Canada,
                          ``(bb) Mexico,
                          ``(cc) a territory or possession of the 
                        United States, or
                          ``(dd) any adjacent island (within the 
                        meaning of section 101(b)(5) of the Immigration 
                        and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(b)(5))), or
                  ``(II) originated in the United States and was 
                limited to--
                          ``(aa) Canada,
                          ``(bb) Mexico,
                          ``(cc) territories and possessions of the 
                        United States, and
                          ``(dd) such adjacent islands;
          ``(ii) the arrival of any railroad car the journey of which 
        originates and terminates in the same country, but only if no 
        passengers board or disembark from the train and no cargo is 
        loaded or unloaded from such car while the car is within any 
        country other than the country in which such car originates and 
        terminates;
          ``(iii) the arrival of any ferry; or
          ``(iv) the arrival of any passenger on board a commercial 
        vessel traveling only between ports which are within the 
        customs territory of the United States.
  ``(B) The exemption provided for in subparagraph (A) shall not apply 
in the case of the arrival of any passenger on board a commercial 
vessel whose journey originates and terminates at the same place in the 
United States if there are no intervening stops.
  ``(C) The exemption provided for in subparagraph (A)(i) shall not 
apply to fiscal years 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997.''.
  (c) Fee Assessed Only Once.--Section 13031(b)(4) of the Consolidated 
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(b)(4)) is 
amended--
          (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses (i) 
        and (ii), respectively;
          (2) by striking ``No fee'' and inserting ``(A) No fee''; and
          (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
  ``(B) In the case of a commercial vessel making a single voyage 
involving 2 or more United States ports with respect to which the 
passengers would otherwise be charged a fee pursuant to subsection 
(a)(5), such fee shall be charged only 1 time for each passenger.''.
  (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall take 
effect as if included in the amendments made by section 521 of the 
North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act.

SEC. 12. TECHNICAL CORRECTION TO CERTAIN CHEMICAL DESCRIPTION.

  (a) Amendment to Subheading 2933.90.02.--The article description for 
subheading 2933.90.02 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States is amended by striking ``(Quizalofop ethyl)''.
  (b) Effective Date.--
          (1) General rule.--The amendment made by this section applies 
        to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
        consumption, on or after the 15th day after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act.
          (2) Retroactive provision.--Notwithstanding section 514 of 
        the Tariff Act of 1930 or any other provision of law, upon 
        proper request (which includes sufficient information to 
        identify and locate the entry) filed with the Customs Service 
        on or before the date that is 180 days after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act, any entry, or withdrawal from warehouse 
        for consumption, of an article that occurred--
                  (A) after December 31, 1994, and before the date that 
                is 15 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, 
                and
                  (B) with respect to which there would have been no 
                duty or a lesser duty if the amendment made by 
                subsection (a) applied to such entry or withdrawal,
        shall be liquidated or reliquidated as though such amendment 
        applied to such entry or withdrawal.

SEC. 13. MARKING OF IMPORTED ARTICLES AND CONTAINERS.

  (a) In General.--Section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1304) is amended--
          (1) by redesignating subsections (f), (g), (h), and (i) as 
        subsections (h), (i), (j), and (k), respectively, and
          (2) by inserting after subsection (e) the following new 
        subsections:
  ``(f) Marking of Certain Coffee and Tea Products.--The marking 
requirements of subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply to articles 
described in subheadings 0901.21, 0901.22, 0902.10, 0902.20, 0902.30, 
0902.40, 2101.10, and 2101.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States, as in effect on January 1, 1995.
  ``(g) Marking of Spices.--The marking requirements of subsections (a) 
and (b) shall not apply to articles provided for under subheadings 
0904.11, 0904.12, 0904.20, 0905.00, 0906.10, 0906.20, 0907.00, 0908.10, 
0908.20, 0908.30, 0909.10, 0909.20, 0909.30, 0909.40, 0909.50, 0910.10, 
0910.20, 0910.30, 0910.40, 0910.50, 0910.91, 0910.99, 1106.20, 1207.40, 
1207.50, 1207.91, 1404.90, and 3302.10, and items classifiable in 
categories 0712.90.60, 0712.90.8080, 1209.91.2000, 1211.90.2000, 
1211.90.8040, 1211.90.8050, 1211.90.8090, 2006.00.3000, 2918.13.2000, 
3203.00.8000, 3301.90.1010, 3301.90.1020, and 3301.90.1050 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, as in effect on 
January 1, 1995.''.
  (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section apply to 
goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 
the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 14. RELIQUIDATING ENTRY OF WARP KNITTING MACHINES.

  Notwithstanding section 514 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1514) or any other provision of law, upon proper request filed with the 
Customs Service before the 180th day after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall--
          (1) liquidate or reliquidate as duty free Entry No. 100-
        3022436-3, made on July 12, 1989, at the port of Charleston, 
        South Carolina; and
          (2) refund any duties and interest paid with respect to such 
        entry.

SEC. 15. INJURY DETERMINATIONS FOR CERTAIN COUNTERVAILING DUTY ORDERS.

  (a) In General.--Section 753 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1675b) is amended--
          (1) by inserting ``or section 701(c)'' after ``section 303'' 
        each place it appears in the section heading and text; and
          (2) in subsections (a)(2) and (c) by striking ``under section 
        303(a)(2)'';

SEC. 16. TREATMENT OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COLLECTIONS OF ESTIMATED 
                    ANTIDUMPING DUTY AND FINAL ASSESSED DUTY UNDER 
                    ANTIDUMPING DUTY ORDER.

  Section 737(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673f(a)) is 
amended--
          (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by striking 
        ``deposit collected'' and inserting ``deposit, or the amount of 
        any bond or other security, required'';
          (2) in paragraph (1) by striking ``the cash deposit 
        collected'' and inserting ``that the cash deposit, bond, or 
        other security''; and
          (3) in paragraph (2) by striking ``refunded, to the extent 
        the cash deposit'' and inserting ``refunded or released, to the 
        extent that the cash deposit, bond, or other security''.

SEC. 17. PERSONAL ALLOWANCE EXEMPTION FROM DUTIES.

  Section 555(b)(6) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1555(b)(6)) is 
amended by inserting after ``customs territory'' the following: ``, 
except that merchandise purchased by United States residents is 
eligible for exemption from duty under subheadings 9804.00.65, 
9804.00.70, and 9804.00.72 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States upon the United States resident's return to the customs 
territory of the United States, if the person meets the eligibility 
requirements for the exemption claimed. Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, such merchandise shall be considered to be articles 
acquired abroad as an incident of the journey from which the person is 
returning, for purposes of determining eligibility for any such 
exemption''.

SEC. 18. TARIFF TREATMENT OF CERTAIN SILVER AND GOLD BARS.

  (a) In General.--Subchapter II of chapter 71 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States is amended--
          (1) by striking subheading 7106.92.00 and inserting in 
        numerical sequence the following new subheadings and superior 
        text thereto, with such text having the same degree of 
        indentation as subheading 7106.91:
      

``            7106.92            Semimanufact                                                                   
                                  ured:                                                                         
              7106.92.10          Rectangular                                                                   
                                   or near-                                                                     
                                   rectangula                                                                   
                                   r shapes,                                                                    
                                   each                                                                         
                                   having a                                                                     
                                   purity of                                                                    
                                   99.5                                                                         
                                   percent or                                                                   
                                   higher and                                                                   
                                   not                                                                          
                                   otherwise                                                                    
                                   marked or                                                                    
                                   decorated                                                                    
                                   than with                                                                    
                                   weight,                                                                      
                                   purity or                                                                    
                                   other                                                                        
                                   identifyin                                                                   
                                   g                                                                            
                                   informatio                                                                   
                                   n.........  Free                                Free                         
              7106.92.50          Other......  4.8%              Free (A*, CA, E,                               
                                                                  IL, J, MX)       65%                          
                                                                                                         '';    

          (2) by striking subheading 7108.13.50 and inserting in 
        numerical sequence the following new subheadings and superior 
        text thereto, with such text having the same degree of 
        indentation as subheading 7108.13.10:
      

``                               Other:                                                                         
               7108.13.55          Rectangula                                                                   
                                    r or near-                                                                  
                                    rectangul                                                                   
                                    ar                                                                          
                                    shapes,                                                                     
                                    each                                                                        
                                    having a                                                                    
                                    purity of                                                                   
                                    99.5                                                                        
                                    percent                                                                     
                                    or higher                                                                   
                                    and not                                                                     
                                    otherwise                                                                   
                                    marked or                                                                   
                                    decorated                                                                   
                                    than with                                                                   
                                    weight,                                                                     
                                    purity or                                                                   
                                    other                                                                       
                                    identifyi                                                                   
                                    ng                                                                          
                                    informati                                                                   
                                    on.......  Free                                Free                         
               7108.13.70          Other.....  6.6%              Free (CA, E, IL,                               
                                                                  J, MX)           65%                    '';   
                                                                                                          and   

          (3) by striking subheadings 7115.90.10 through 7115.90.50 and 
        inserting in numerical sequence the following new subheadings 
        and superior text, with the article description for subheading 
        7115.90.15 having the same degree of indentation as the article 
        description of subheading 7116.10.10:
      

``             7115.90.15        Gold, not                                                                      
                                  clad with                                                                     
                                  precious                                                                      
                                  metal, in                                                                     
                                  rectangular                                                                   
                                  or near-                                                                      
                                  rectangular                                                                   
                                  shapes,                                                                       
                                  each having                                                                   
                                  a purity of                                                                   
                                  99.5                                                                          
                                  percent or                                                                    
                                  higher and                                                                    
                                  not                                                                           
                                  otherwise                                                                     
                                  marked or                                                                     
                                  decorated                                                                     
                                  than with                                                                     
                                  weight,                                                                       
                                  purity or                                                                     
                                  other                                                                         
                                  identifying                                                                   
                                  information  Free                                Free                         
               7115.90.25        Silver, not                                                                    
                                  clad with                                                                     
                                  precious                                                                      
                                  metal, in                                                                     
                                  rectangular                                                                   
                                  or near-                                                                      
                                  rectangular                                                                   
                                  shapes,                                                                       
                                  each having                                                                   
                                  a purity of                                                                   
                                  99.5                                                                          
                                  percent or                                                                    
                                  higher and                                                                    
                                  not                                                                           
                                  otherwise                                                                     
                                  marked or                                                                     
                                  decorated                                                                     
                                  than with                                                                     
                                  weight,                                                                       
                                  purity or                                                                     
                                  other                                                                         
                                  identifying                                                                   
                                  information  Free                                Free                         
                                 Other:                                                                         
               7115.90.30         Of gold,                                                                      
                                   including                                                                    
                                   metal clad                                                                   
                                   with gold.  6.2%              Free (A*, CA, E,                               
                                                                  IL, J, MX)       110%                         
               7115.90.40         Of silver,                                                                    
                                   including                                                                    
                                   metal clad                                                                   
                                   with                                                                         
                                   silver....  4.8%              Free (A*, CA, E,                               
                                                                  IL, J, MX)       65%                          
               7115.90.60         Other......  6.4%              Free (A, CA, E,                                
                                                                  IL, J, MX)       65%                          
                                                                                                         ''.    

  (b) Conforming Amendments.--General note 4(d) of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States is amended--
          (1) by striking ``7106.92.00 Chile'' and inserting 
        ``7106.92.50 Chile''; and
          (2) by striking ``7115.90.10 Argentina'' and ``7115.90.20 
        Argentina'' and inserting ``7115.90.30 Argentina'' and 
        ``7115.90.40 Argentina'', respectively.
  (c) Staged Rate Reductions.--Any staged rate reduction that was 
proclaimed by the President before the date of the enactment of this 
Act to take effect on or after the date of the enactment of this Act--
          (1) of a rate of duty set forth in subheading 7106.92.00 of 
        the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States shall apply 
        to the corresponding rate of duty in subheading 7106.92.50 of 
        such Schedule (as added by subsection (a)(1));
          (2) of a rate of duty set forth in subheading 7108.13.50 
        shall apply to the corresponding rate of duty in subheading 
        7108.13.70 of such Schedule (as added by subsection (a)(2));
          (3) of a rate of duty set forth in subheading 7115.90.10 
        shall apply to the corresponding rate of duty in subheading 
        7115.90.30 of such Schedule (as added by subsection (a)(3));
          (4) of a rate of duty set forth in subheading 7115.90.20 
        shall apply to the corresponding rate of duty in subheading 
        7115.90.40 of such Schedule (as added by subsection (a)(3)); 
        and
          (5) of a rate of duty set forth in subheading 7115.90.50 
        shall apply to the corresponding rate of duty in subheading 
        7115.90.60 of such Schedule (as added by subsection (a)(3)).
  (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall apply 
with respect to goods that are 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.

SEC. 19. CERTAIN LEAD FUEL TEST ASSEMBLIES.

  (a) In General.--Notwithstanding section 514 of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (19 U.S.C. 1514) or any other provision of law, the Secretary of 
the Treasury shall--
          (1) liquidate or reliquidate as free of duty the entries 
        listed in subsection (b), and
          (2) refund any duties paid with respect to such entry,
if the importer files a request therefor with the Customs Service 
within 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
  (b) Entries.--The entries referred to in subsection (a) are as 
follows:

                                                                                                                
                       Entry Number                                                Date of Entry                
                                                                                                                
110-0675952-3....................................................  March 9, 1990                                
110-1525996-0....................................................  September 19, 1990                           
110-3667810-7....................................................  November 7, 1990                             
110-1526938-1....................................................  December 21, 1990                            
                                                                                                                

SEC. 20. CERTAIN UNLIQUIDATED VESSEL REPAIR ENTRIES.

  (a) Temporary Exemption Extended.--Section 484E of the Customs and 
Trade Act of 1990 (19 U.S.C. 1466 note) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (b)--
                  (A) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph 
                (2)(B);
                  (B) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); 
                and
                  (C) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following 
                new paragraph;
          ``(3) any entry listed in subsection (c) that was made during 
        the period beginning on January 1, 1993, and ending on December 
        31, 1994, to the extent such entry involves the purchase of 
        equipment, the use of materials, or the expense of repairs in a 
        foreign country for 66 LASH (Lighter Aboard Ship) barges 
        documented under the laws of the United States if--
                  ``(A) such entry was not liquidated on January 1, 
                1995; and
                  ``(B) such entry, had it been made on or after 
                January 1, 1995, would otherwise be eligible for the 
                exemption provided in section 466(h)(1) of the Tariff 
                Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1466(h)(1)), and''; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(c) Entries.--The entries referred to in subsection (b)(3) are the 
following:
          ``(1) Numbered entries.--

                                                                        
                       Entry Number               Date of Entry         
                                                                        
                   C14-0025455-8.......  August 18, 1993                
                   C14-0025456-6.......  August 18, 1993                
                   C14-0025457-4.......  August 18, 1993                
                   C14-0025473-1.......  August 27, 1993                
                   C14-0025478-0.......  September 13, 1993             
                   C14-0025479-8.......  September 13, 1993             
                   C14-0025480-6.......  September 13, 1993             
                   C14-0025481-4.......  September 13, 1993             
                   C14-0025511-8.......  April 16, 1993                 
                   C14-0025533-2.......  April 30, 1993                 
                   C14-0025545-6.......  May 21, 1993                   
                   C14-0025546-4.......  May 21, 1993                   
                   C14-0025547-2.......  May 21, 1993                   
                   C14-0025558-9.......  June 15, 1993                  
                   C14-0025560-5.......  June 15, 1993                  
                   C14-0025574-6.......  July 21, 1993                  
                   C14-0025575-3.......  July 21, 1993                  
                   C14-0025603-3.......  July 23, 1993                  
                   C14-0025604-1.......  July 23, 1993                  
                   C14-0025605-8.......  July 23, 1993                  
                   C14-0025623-1.......  October 25, 1993               
                   C14-0025624-9.......  October 25, 1993               
                   C14-0025625-6.......  October 25, 1993               
                   C14-0025635-5.......  November 8, 1993               
                   C14-0025636-3.......  November 8, 1993               
                   C14-0025637-1.......  November 8, 1993               
                   C14-0025653-8.......  November 30, 1993              
                   C14-0025654-6.......  November 30, 1993              
                   C14-0025655-3.......  November 30, 1993              
                   C14-0025657-9.......  November 30, 1993              
                   C14-0025679-3.......  January 3, 1994                
                   C14-0025680-1.......  January 3, 1994                
                   C14-0025688-4.......  February 14, 1994              
                   C14-0025689-2.......  February 14, 1994              
                   C14-0025690-0.......  February 14, 1994              
                   C14-0025691-8.......  February 14, 1994              
                   C14-0025692-6.......  February 14, 1994              
                   C14-0026803-8.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026804-6.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026805-3.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026807-9.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026808-7.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026809-5.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026810-3.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026811-1.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026826-9.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026827-7.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026828-5.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026829-3.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026830-1.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026831-9.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026832-7.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026833-5.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026841-8.......  March 31, 1994                 
                   C14-0026843-4.......  March 31, 1994                 
                   C14-0026852-5.......  May 5, 1994                    
                   C14-0026853-3.......  May 5, 1994                    
                   C14-0026854-1.......  May 5, 1994                    
                   C14-0026867-3.......  May 18, 1994                   
                   C14-0026869-9.......  May 18, 1994                   
                   C14-0026874-9.......  June 8, 1994                   
                   C14-0026875-6.......  June 8, 1994                   
                   C14-0026898-8.......  August 2, 1994                 
                   C14-0026899-6.......  August 2, 1994                 
                   C14-0040625-7.......  October 5, 1994                
                                                                        

          ``(2) Additional entry.--The entry of a 66th LASH barge (No. 
        CG E69), for which no entry number is available, if, within 60 
        days after the date of the enactment of this subsection, a 
        proper entry is filed with the Customs Service.''.

SEC. 21. IMPORTS OF CIVIL AIRCRAFT.

  General Note 6 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
is amended to read as follows:
``6. Articles Eligible for Duty-Free Treatment Pursuant to the 
Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft.
        ``(a) Whenever a product is entered under a provision for which 
        the rate of duty `Free (C)' appears in the `Special' subcolumn, 
        the importer--
                ``(i) shall maintain such supporting documentation as 
                the Secretary of the Treasury may require; and
                ``(ii) shall be deemed to certify that the imported 
                article is a civil aircraft, or has been imported for 
                use in civil aircraft and will be so used.
        The importer may amend the entry or file a written statement to 
        claim a free rate of duty under this note at any time before 
        the liquidation of the entry becomes final, except that, 
        notwithstanding section 505(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
        U.S.C. 1505(c)), any refund resulting from any such claim shall 
        be without interest.
        ``(b) For purposes of the tariff schedule, the term `civil 
        aircraft' means--
                ``(i) any aircraft--
                        ``(A) that is manufactured or operated pursuant 
                        to any certificate issued by the Administrator 
                        of the FAA under section 44704 of title 49, 
                        United States Code, or pursuant to the approval 
                        of the airworthiness authority in the country 
                        of exportation, if such approval is recognized 
                        by the FAA as an acceptable substitute for such 
                        an FAA certificate, or
                        ``(B) for which an application for such a 
                        certificate has been submitted to, and accepted 
                        by, the Administrator of the FAA, and
                ``(ii) any aircraft not described in clause (i), other 
                than aircraft purchased for use by the Department of 
                Defense or the United States Coast Guard.''.

SEC. 22. TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF DUTY ON DICHLOROFOP-METHYL.

  (a) In General.--Subchapter II of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:
      

  ``         9902.30.16   Methyl 2-[4-                                                                          
                           (2,4-                                                                                
                           dichlorophenox                                                                       
                           y)phenoxy]                                                                           
                           propionate                                                                           
                           (dichlorofop-                                                                        
                           methyl) in                                                                           
                           bulk form or                                                                         
                           in forms or                                                                          
                           packages for                                                                         
                           retail sale                                                                          
                           containing no                                                                        
                           other                                                                                
                           pesticide                                                                            
                           products (CAS                                                                        
                           No. 51338-27-                                                                        
                           3) (provided                                                                         
                           for in                                                                               
                           subheading                                                                           
                           2918.90.20 or                                                                        
                           3808.30.15)...  Free         No change      No change      On or before              
                                                                                       12/31/98                 
                                                                                                         ''.    

  (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) applies 
with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after the 15th day after the date of the enactment 
of this Act.

SEC. 23. DUTY ON DISPLAY FIREWORKS.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 36 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States is amended by striking subheading 3604.10.00 and 
inserting the following new subheadings, with the article description 
for subheading 3604.10 having the same degree of indentation as the 
article description for subheading 3604.90.00:
      

``             3604.10         Fireworks:                                                                       
               3604.10.10       Display or                                                                      
                                 special                                                                        
                                 fireworks                                                                      
                                 (Class 1.3G)  2.4%              Free (A*, CA, E,                               
                                                                  IL, J, MX)       12.5%                        
               3604.10.90       Other                                                                           
                                 (including                                                                     
                                 Class 1.4G).  5.3%              Free (A*, CA, E,                               
                                                                  IL, J, MX)       12.5%                        
                                                                                                         ''.    

  (b) Conforming Amendment.--General note 4(d) of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States is amended by striking ``3604.00.00 
India'' and inserting ``3604.10.10 India'' and ``3604.10.90 India''.
  (c) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) applies 
with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after the 15th day after the date of the enactment 
of this Act.

SEC. 24. ELIMINATION OF DUTIES ON 3,3,-DIAMINOBENZIDINE (TETRAAMINO 
                    BIPHENYL).

  (a) In General.--Subheading 2921.59.17 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States is amended by striking ``and m-
Xylenediamine'' and inserting ``m-Xylenediamine; and 3,3,-
Diaminobenzidine (tetraamino biphenyl)''.
  (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) applies 
with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after the 15th day after the date of the enactment 
of this Act.

SEC. 25. TEMPORARY REDUCTION IN DUTY ON THIDIAZURON.

  (a) In General.--Subchapter II of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States is amended by inserting in numerical 
sequence the following new heading:

      

``                9902.30.17        N-phenyl-n'-(1,2,3-                                                                                                 
                                     thiadiazol-5'yl                                                                                                    
                                     urea (thidiazuron)                                                                                                 
                                     in bulk or in                                                                                                      
                                     forms or packages                                                                                                  
                                     for retail sale                                                                                                    
                                     (CAS No. 51707-55-                                                                                                 
                                     2) (provided for                                                                                                   
                                     in subheading                                                                                                      
                                     2934.90.15 or                                                                                                      
                                     3808.30.15).......  4.0%                 No change            No change            On or before 12/31/             
                                                                                                                         98                             
                                                                                                                                                 ''.    

  (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) applies 
with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after the 15th day after the date of the enactment 
of this Act.

SEC. 26. ELIMINATION OF DUTY ON 2-AMINO-3-CHLOROBENZOIC ACID, METHYL 
                    ESTER.

  (a) In General.--Subheading 2922.49.05 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States is amended by inserting after ``acid'' 
the following: ``; 2-Amino-3-chlorobenzoic acid, methyl ester''.
  (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) applies 
with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after the 15th day after the date of the enactment 
of this Act.

SEC. 27. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 103-465.

  (a) Title I.--
          (1) Section 516A(a)(2)(A)(i)(I) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
        U.S.C. 1516a(a)(2)(A)(i)(I)) is amended by adding a comma after 
        ``subparagraph (B)''.
          (2) Section 132 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 
        U.S.C. 3552) is amended by striking ``title'' and inserting 
        ``section''.
  (b) Title II.--
          (1)(A) The item relating to section 221 in the table of 
        contents of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act is amended to read 
        as follows:

``Sec. 221. Special rules for review of determinations.''.

          (B) The section heading for section 221 of that Act is 
        amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 221. SPECIAL RULES FOR REVIEW OF DETERMINATIONS.''.

          (2) Section 270(a)(2)(B) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act 
        is amended by striking ``771(A)(c)'' and inserting ``771A(c)''.
          (3) Section 702(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1671a(c)(5)) is amended by striking ``(b)(1)(A)'' and inserting 
        ``(b)(1)''.
          (4) Section 732(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1673a(c)(5)) is amended by striking ``(b)(1)(A)'' and inserting 
        ``(b)(1)''.
          (5) Section 212(b)(1)(C)(i)(I) of the Uruguay Round 
        Agreements Act is amended by striking ``the petition'' and 
        inserting ``a petition''.
          (6) Section 214(b)(2)(A)(i)(II) of the Uruguay Round 
        Agreements Act is amended by striking ``the merchandise'' and 
        inserting ``merchandise''.
          (7) Section 771(16)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
        U.S.C. 1677(16)(B)(i)) is amended by striking ``merchandise 
        which is the subject of the investigation'' and inserting 
        ``subject merchandise''.
          (8) Section 732(e)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1673a(e)(1)) is amended by striking ``the the'' and inserting 
        ``the''.
          (9) Section 233(a)(6)(C) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act 
        is amended by inserting ``each place it appears'' after `` 
        `commence' ''.
          (10) Section 261(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Uruguay Round Agreements 
        Act is amended by inserting after ``is amended'' the following: 
        ``by striking `as follows:' and inserting a comma and''.
          (11) Section 261(d)(1)(B)(ii)(I) of the Uruguay Round 
        Agreements Act is amended by inserting ``of'' after ``section 
        303 or''.
          (12) Section 337(b)(3) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1337(b)(3)) is amended in the first sentence by striking ``such 
        section and''.
          (13) Section 281(h)(4) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act is 
        amended by striking ``(A),''.
          (14) Section 771(30) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1677(30)) is amended by striking ``agreement'' and inserting 
        ``Agreement''.
          (15) Section 705(c)(1)(B)(i)(II) of the Tariff Act of 1930 
        (19 U.S.C. 1671d(c)(1)(B)(i)(II)) is amended by inserting 
        ``section'' after ``if''.
          (16) Section 282(d) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 
        U.S.C. 3572(d)) is amended by aligning the text of the last 
        sentence with the text of the first sentence.
  (c) Title III.--
          (1) Section 314(e) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act is 
        amended in the matter proposed to be inserted as section 
        306(b)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, by striking the closed 
        quotation marks and second period at the end.
          (2) Section 321(a)(1)(C)(i) of the Uruguay Round Agreements 
        Act is amended to read as follows:
                          ``(i) in the first sentence by striking `such 
                        Act' and inserting `such subtitle'; and''.
          (3) Section 592A(a)(3) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1592A(a)(3)) is amended by striking ``list under paragraph 
        (2)'' and inserting ``list under paragraph (1)''.
          (4) Section 301(c)(4) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 
        2411(c)(4)) is amended by striking ``paragraph (1)(C)(iii)'' 
        and inserting ``paragraph (1)(D)(iii)''.
          (5) Section 202(d)(4)(A)(i) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 
        U.S.C. 2252(d)(4)(A)(i)) is amended by striking ``section 
        202(b)'' and inserting ``subsection (b)''.
          (6) Section 304(a)(3)(A) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 
        2414(a)(3)(A)) is amended by inserting ``Rights'' after 
        ``Intellectual Property''.
          (7) Section 331 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 
        U.S.C. 3591) is amended by striking ``, as defined in section 
        2(9) of the Uruguay Round Implementation Act,''.
          (8) Section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956 (7 U.S.C. 
        1854) is amended in the second sentence by striking 
        ``Implementation'' and inserting ``Agreements''.
          (9) Section 334(b)(1)(B)(ii) of the Uruguay Round Agreements 
        Act (19 U.S.C. 3592(b)(1)(B)(ii)) is amended by striking 
        ``possession,'' and inserting ``possession;''.
          (10) Section 305(d)(2) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 
        (19 U.S.C. 2515(d)(2)) is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``or'' after the semicolon at the end 
                of subparagraph (B); and
                  (B) in subparagraph (C) by striking the period at the 
                end and inserting a semicolon.
          (11) Section 304 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 
        U.S.C. 2514) is amended--
                  (A) in subsection (a) by striking the comma after 
                ``XXIV(7)''; and
                  (B) in subsection (c)--
                          (i) by striking the comma after ``XXIV(7)''; 
                        and
                          (ii) by striking the comma after ``XIX(5)''.
          (12) Section 308(4)(D) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 
        (19 U.S.C. 2518(4)(D)) is amended by striking ``the the'' and 
        inserting ``the''.
          (13) Section 305(g) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 
        U.S.C. 2515(g)) is amended--
                  (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``of such subsection'' and 
                        inserting ``of subsection (d)(2)''; and
                          (ii) by inserting ``of subsection (d)(2)'' 
                        after ``(as the case may be)''; and
                  (B) in paragraph (3)--
                          (i) by striking ``the the'' and inserting 
                        ``the''; and
                          (ii) by inserting ``of subsection (d)(2)'' 
                        after ``(as the case may be)''.
          (14) Section 402(4) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 
        U.S.C. 2532(4)) is amended by inserting a comma after ``system, 
        if any''.
          (15) Section 414(b)(1) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 
        (19 U.S.C. 2544(b)(1)) is amended by striking ``procedures,,'' 
        each place it appears and inserting ``procedures,''.
          (16) Section 451(6)(A) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 
        (19 U.S.C. 2571(6)(A)) is amended by striking ``Members.'' and 
        inserting ``Members; and''.
  (d) Title IV.--
          (1) Section 492(c) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 
        U.S.C. 2578a(c)) is amended by striking ``phystosanitary'' and 
        inserting ``phytosanitary''.
          (2) Section 412(b) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act is 
        amended by striking ``1853'' and inserting ``972''.
  (e) Title V.--
          (1) Section 154(c)(2) of title 35, United States Code, is 
        amended in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) by striking 
        ``Acts'' and inserting ``acts''.
          (2) Section 104A(h)(3) of title 17, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking ``section 104A(g)'' and inserting 
        ``subsection (g)''.
  (f) Title VI.--
          (1) Section 141(c)(1)(D) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 
        2171(c)(1)(D)) is amended by striking the second comma after 
        ``World Trade Organization''.
          (2) Section 601(b)(1)(B) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act 
        (19 U.S.C. 2465 note) is amended by striking ``such date of 
        enactment'' and inserting ``the date of the enactment of this 
        Act''.

SEC. 28. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 103-182.

  (a) Title II.--
          (1) Section 13031(b)(10)(A) of the Consolidated Omnibus 
        Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(b)(10)(A)) is 
        amended--
                  (A) by striking ``Agreement)'' and inserting 
                ``Agreement Implementation Act of 1988)''; and
                  (B) by striking ``section 403'' and inserting 
                ``article 403''.
          (2) Section 202 of the North American Free Trade Agreement 
        Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3332) is amended--
                  (A) in subsection (m)(4)(C) by striking ``(o)'' and 
                inserting ``(p)''; and
                  (B) in subsection (p)(18) by striking ``federal 
                government'' and inserting ``Federal Government''.
  (b) Title III.--
          (1) Section 351(b)(2) of the North American Free Trade 
        Agreement Implementation Act is amended by striking ``Agreement 
        Act'' and inserting ``Agreements Act''.
          (2) Section 411(c) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 
        U.S.C. 2541(c)) is amended by striking ``Special 
        Representatives'' and inserting ``Trade Representative''.
          (3) Section 316 of the North American Free Trade Agreement 
        Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3381) is amended by striking 
        ``subsection 202(d)(1)(C)(i)'' and inserting ``subsection 
        (d)(1)(C)(i)''.
          (4) Section 309(c) of the North American Free Trade Agreement 
        Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3358(c)) is amended in paragraphs 
        (1) and (2) by striking ``column 1--General'' and inserting 
        ``column 1 general''.
  (c) Title IV.--
          (1) Section 402(d)(3) of the North American Free Trade 
        Agreement Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3432(d)(3)) is amended 
        in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) by striking ``(c)(4)'' 
        and inserting ``subsection (c)(4)''.
          (2) Section 407(e)(2) of the North American Free Trade 
        Agreement Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3437(e)(2)) is amended 
        by striking ``petition,'' and inserting ``petition;''.
          (3) Section 516A(g)(12)(D) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
        U.S.C. 1516a(g)(12)(D)) is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``(D)(i)'' and inserting ``(D)''; and
                  (B) by striking ``If the Trade Representative'' and 
                inserting ``(i) If the Trade Representative''.
          (4) Section 415(b)(2) of the North American Free Trade 
        Agreement Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3451(b)(2)) is amended 
        by striking ``under 516A(a)'' and inserting ``under section 
        516A(a)''.
  (d) Title V.--Section 219 of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery 
Act (19 U.S.C. 2707) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (b)(1) by striking ``Hemisphere,'' and 
        inserting ``Hemisphere;''; and
          (2) in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (h) by striking 
        ``Center,'' and inserting ``Center;''.
  (e) Title VI.--
          (1) Section 3126 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (19 U.S.C. 293) is amended by striking ``or both'' and 
        inserting ``or both,''.
          (2) Section 3127 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (19 U.S.C. 294) is amended by striking ``conveyed a United 
        States'' and inserting ``conveyed in a United States''.
          (3) Section 436(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1436(a)(2)) is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``431(e)'' and inserting ``431''; and
                  (B) by striking ``or'' after the semicolon at the 
                end.
          (4) Section 313 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1313) is 
        amended--
                  (A) in subsection (j)(2) by realigning the text 
                following subparagraph (C)(ii)(II) beginning with 
                ``then upon the exportation'' and ending with ``duty, 
                tax, or fee.'' two ems to the left so that the text has 
                the same degree of indentation as paragraph (3) of 
                section 313(j) of such Act; and
                  (B) in subsection (t) by striking ``chapter'' and 
                inserting ``Act''.
          (5) Section 441 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1441) is 
        amended--
                  (A) in each of paragraphs (1), (2), and (4) by 
                striking the semicolon at the end and inserting a 
                period; and
                  (B) in paragraph (5) by striking ``; and'' and 
                inserting a period.
          (6) Section 484(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1484(a)(1)) is amended by striking ``553, and 336(j)'' and 
        inserting ``and 553''.
          (7) Section 514(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1514(a)) is amended by striking ``section 520 (relating to 
        refunds and errors), and section 521 (relating to 
        reliquidations on account of fraud)'' and inserting ``and 
        section 520 (relating to refunds and errors)''.
          (8) Section 491(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1491(a)) is amended in the first sentence--
                  (A) by striking ``in in'' and inserting ``in''; and
                  (B) by striking ``appropriate customs officer'' and 
                inserting ``Customs Service''.
          (9) Section 490(c)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1490(c)(1)) is amended by striking ``paragraphs (1) through (4) 
        of subsection (a)'' and inserting ``subparagraphs (A) through 
        (D) of subsection (a)(1)''.
          (10) Sections 1207(b)(2) and 1210(b)(1) of the Omnibus Trade 
        and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (19 U.S.C. 3007(b)(2) and 
        3010(b)(1)) are each amended by striking ``484(e)'' and 
        ``1484(e)'' and inserting ``484(f)'' and ``1484(f)'', 
        respectively.
          (11) Section 641(d)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
        U.S.C. 1641(d)(2)(B)) is amended in the second to the last 
        sentence by striking ``his'' and inserting ``the''.
          (12) Section 621(4)(A) of the North American Free Trade 
        Agreement Implementation Act is amended by striking 
        ``disclosure in 30 days'' and inserting ``disclosure within 30 
        days''.
          (13) Section 592(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1592(d)) is amended in the subsection heading by striking 
        ``Taxes'' and inserting ``Taxes,''.
          (14) Section 625(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1625(a)) is amended by striking ``chapter'' and inserting 
        ``Act''.
          (15) Section 413(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        1413(a)(1)) is amended by striking ``this Act'' and inserting 
        ``the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act''.

SEC. 29. OTHER TECHNICAL AMENDMENT.

  Section 516A(g)(4)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1516a(g)(4)(A)) is amended by striking ``Implementation Agreement Act 
of 1988'' and inserting ``Agreement Implementation Act of 1988''.

SEC. 30. MORATORIUM ON MARKINGS OF METAL FORGINGS AND HAND TOOLS; 
                    CONSULTATION AND LAYOVER REQUIREMENTS IN GENERAL.

  (a) Moratorium on Existing Agency Actions.--
          (1) Moratorium.--Any regulations, rulings, guidelines, or 
        other administrative decisions of the Secretary of the Treasury 
        or of the United States Customs Service relating to rules of 
        origin or country of origin marking requirements in effect on 
        July 17, 1996, with respect to hand tools or metal forgings for 
        hand tools may not be changed, modified, or revoked for a 
        period of 1 year beginning on the date of the enactment of this 
        Act.
          (2) Definition.--For purposes of this subsection, the term 
        ``metal forgings for hand tools'' means metal forgings that--
                  (A) are imported for processing into finished hand 
                tools in the United States; and
                  (B) have not been improved in condition beyond rough 
                burring, trimming, grinding, turning, hammering, 
                chiseling, or filing.
  (b) Consultation With Congress.--
          (1) Hand tools and metal forgings.--Any regulations, rulings, 
        guidelines, or other administrative decisions referred to in 
        subsection (a) may be changed, modified, or revoked, consistent 
        with United States law, after the end of the 1-year period 
        described in that subsection, but only if the requirements of 
        paragraph (3) are met.
          (2) Other changes in rule of origin or country of origin 
        marking requirements.--Any regulations, rulings, guidelines, or 
        other administrative decisions of the Secretary of the Treasury 
        or of the United States Customs Service constituting a 
        significant policy change in rules of origin or country of 
        origin marking requirements in effect on July 17, 1996, may be 
        issued only if the requirements of paragraph (3) are met.
          (3) Procedural requirements.--The requirements referred to in 
        paragraphs (1) and (2) are that--
                  (A) in addition to any other requirement of law or 
                public notice procedure, the Secretary of the Treasury 
                has consulted with interested and potentially affected 
                persons regarding the proposed action referred to in 
                paragraph (1) or (2), as the case may be;
                  (B) the Secretary of the Treasury has submitted a 
                report to the Committee on Ways and Means of the House 
                of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the 
                Senate that sets forth the action proposed, the extent 
                to which such action constitutes a significant policy 
                change from that underlying the regulations, rulings, 
                guidelines, or administrative decisions in effect, and 
                the reasons for such change;
                  (C) a period of 60 days, beginning with the first day 
                on which the Secretary of the Treasury has met the 
                requirements of subparagraphs (A) and (B) with respect 
                to the proposed action has expired; and
                  (D) the Secretary of the Treasury has consulted with 
                the committees referred to in subparagraph (B) 
                regarding the proposed action during the period 
                referred to in subparagraph (C).
          (4) Calculation of 60-day period.--The 60-day period referred 
        to in paragraph (3)(C) shall be computed by excluding--
                  (A) the days on which either House of Congress is not 
                in session because of an adjournment of more than 3 
                days to a day certain or an adjournment of the Congress 
                sine die; and
                  (B) any Saturday and Sunday, not excluded under 
                subparagraph (A), when either House is not in session.
  (c) Effect on Other Laws and Obligations.--Nothing in this section 
shall affect section 132 or 334 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 
U.S.C. 3552, 3592), or require actions inconsistent with United States 
obligations under the WTO Agreements (as defined in section 2 of the 
Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3501).

                            I. INTRODUCTION

                         A. Purpose and Summary

    During the 104th Congress, the Committee on Ways and Means 
reviewed the need for technical, clerical and substantive 
changes to trade laws, particularly as a result of the 
enactment during the 103rd Congress of the North American Free 
Trade Implementation Act (P.L. 103-182) and the Uruguay Round 
Agreements Act (P.L. 103-465). Trade Subcommittee Chairman 
Philip Crane has periodically requested written comments from 
parties interested in technical corrections to trade 
legislation, and other miscellaneous trade proposals. H.R. 3815 
includes many of the proposals that were suggested as a result 
of this review and request for comments.

                             B. Background

    On April 25, 1995, Trade Subcommittee Chairman Crane 
requested written comments from parties interested in technical 
corrections and other miscellaneous changes to U.S. trade laws. 
Among these provisions were a set of technical amendments 
approved by the Committee during the 103rd Congress for 
inclusion in the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, but which were 
not included in the final version of the bill submitted to the 
President. In response to Chairman Crane's request, the 
Committee on Ways and Means received many proposals from the 
private sector and the Administration.

                         C. Legislative History

Legislative hearing

    On July 11, 1995, the Subcommittee held a hearing on rules 
of origin. The hearing reviewed the administration of U.S. laws 
for preferential and non-preferential rules of origin and 
country-of-origin marking requirements, and the prospects for 
the WTO rules of origin working program referred to in section 
132 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. Requests for 
exemptions from country-of-origin marking requirements for 
certain imports were included as part of the record of this 
hearing. Legislative proposals were subsequently introduced to 
provide these marking exemptions.

Committee bill

    On June 14 and August 2, 1995, the Subcommittee favorably 
reported by voice vote two draft bills to make technical 
corrections to trade laws, and other miscellaneous trade 
provisions. On September 13, 1995, the Committee on Ways and 
Means ordered favorably reported to the House Budget Committee 
the technical corrections and miscellaneous trade provisions in 
the two draft bills which had been favorably reported by the 
Trade Subcommittee the previous June and August. These 
provisions were included in H.R. 2491, the ``Seven-Year 
Balanced Budget Reconciliation Act of 1995,'' which passed the 
House of Representatives in November 1995. However, subtitle A 
was subsequently removed from the bill prior to the House-
Senate conference, due to the application of the ``Byrd Rule'' 
(section 313 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974).
    On August 9, 1995, and January 31, 1996, Chairman Crane 
requested written comments from parties interested in 
additional miscellaneous trade proposals and technical 
corrections to trade laws. In response to these comments, the 
Trade Subcommittee prepared a draft bill. The Administration 
and business and industry groups reviewed each of these 
provisions and concluded that they were non-controversial. In 
addition, the Office of Law Revision Counsel identified the 
need for a number of technical and clerical changes to trade 
laws. These items were also included in the draft Subcommittee 
bill. On May 9, 1996, the Subcommittee on Trade ordered 
favorably reported draft legislation to make technical and 
clerical corrections and certain other changes to facilitate 
Customs administration or change rates of duty on particular 
products.
    On July 17, 1996, the Committee on Ways and Means ordered 
favorably reported H.R. 3815, which combined proposals passed 
by the House as part of Budget Reconciliation, proposals 
favorably reported by the Subcommittee on Trade on May 9, 1996, 
with minor modifications, and two additional proposals. The 
bill was ordered favorably reported by voice vote, as amended.

                     II. EXPLANATION OF PROVISIONS

                 A. Sec. 1. Payment of Duties and Fees

Present law

    Section 505(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended by 
section 642 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 
Implementation Act (which includes the Customs Modernization 
Act) provides for interest accrual on entries from the date of 
deposit to the date of liquidation or reliquidation. Under this 
authority, interest is collected or refunded, as appropriate. 
Section 642 of the NAFTA Act (and the Customs Modernization 
Act) became effective on the date of enactment, December 8, 
1993.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 505(c) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 to provide an exemption for interest accrual on duty 
paid or owed where an entry is liquidated or reliquidated due 
to an importer's claim for preferential tariff treatment under 
the NAFTA Implementation Act.

Reason for change

    The interest accrual provision under section 642 of the 
NAFTA Implementation Act was intended to encourage importers to 
use reasonable care in determining duty liability on making an 
entry. This rationale does not apply in cases where an importer 
has up to a year after the entry to make a claim for 
preferential tariff treatment under the NAFTA. Otherwise, an 
importer would be assured a guaranteed return on funds by 
routinely delaying claims for NAFTA treatment and thereby 
receive a refund of duties with interest. The application of 
the interest provision in this way was not contemplated at the 
time of adoption of the NAFTA Implementation Act. The change is 
needed to conform with the Committee's original intent.

Effective date

    The provision would be effective for NAFTA claims made on 
or after April 25, 1995, the date of the Subcommittee press 
release announcing consideration of this change.

          B. Sec. 2. Other Technical and Conforming Amendments

                 1. Examination of Books and Witnesses

Present Law

    Section 509(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides the U.S. 
Customs Service the authority to examine books and summon 
witnesses in its investigations and inquiries.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 509(a)(2) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 to make a technical correction changing the 
citation from ``subsection (c)(1)(A)'' to ``subsection 
(d)(1)(A).''

Reason for change

    The provision would revise an incorrect citation.

Effective date

    December 8, 1993.

2. Requirement for Certificate for Importation of Alcoholic Liquors in 
                             Small Vessels

Present law

    Section 7 of the Act of August 5, 1935 requires 
certificates of importation for alcoholic beverages on small 
vessels.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would repeal section 7 of the Act of August 
5, 1935.

Reason for change

    Section 7 of the Act of August 5, 1935 is an obsolete 
statute.

Effective date

    December 8, 1993.

                  3. Penalties for Certain Violations

Present law

    Section 592 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides rules for 
the imposition of penalties for fraud, negligence, and gross 
negligence.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 592 to replace references 
to ``lawful duty'' with ``lawful duty, tax, or fee.''

Reason for change

    The technical correction recognizes that Customs collects 
taxes and fees, as well as duties.

Effective date

    December 8, 1993.

            4. Deprivation of Lawful Duties, Taxes, or Fees

Present law

    Section 592(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides for the 
restoration of lawful duties if the U.S. has been deprived of 
such by a violation.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 592(d) of the Tariff Act 
to replace the phrase ``or fees be restored'' with ``and fees 
be restored.''

Reason for change

    The provision would ensure the restoration of duties, 
taxes, and fees if the United States has been deprived of any 
duties, taxes, or fees by a violation of Section 592.

Effective date

    December 8, 1993.

          5. Reconciliation Treated as Entry for Recordkeeping

Present law

    Section 401 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides 
miscellaneous definitions, and section 508 of that Act provides 
the requirements, time periods, and limitations for import 
recordkeeping.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend sections 401(s) and 508(c)(1) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that a reconciliation should 
be treated as an entry for purposes of the recordkeeping laws.

Reason for change

    The provision would clarify that records pertaining to 
reconciliation should be retained for a period of five years 
from the date of filing of the reconciliation, in conformance 
with the general recordkeeping requirement.

Effective date

    December 8, 1993.

                      6. Extension of Liquidation

Present law

    Section 504 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides for 
limitations on the liquidation of entries.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 504(d) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 to ensure that when a suspension of liquidation is 
removed, the entry is not liquidated if an extension has been 
issued.

Reason for change

    By operation of law, when a suspension of liquidation is 
removed, Customs must liquidate entries within a specified time 
period. The provision would clarify that such liquidation 
should not occur if an extension has been issued.

Effective date

    December 8, 1993.

 7. Exemption from Duty for Personal and Household Goods Accompanying 
                          Returning Residents

Present law

    Section 321(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930 originally 
applied to returning residents arriving from foreign countries 
other than the insular possessions. Due to a split in tariff 
classification numbers, the tariff numbers applicable to 
residents returning from a foreign country were inadvertently 
dropped.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 321(a)(2)(B) to restore 
HTS item number 9804.00.65.

Reason for change

    The provision would correct the error and allow the Customs 
Service to apply administrative exemptions from duty for 
personal and household goods of returning residents arriving 
from foreign countries other than insular possessions. It would 
ensure that U.S. residents returning from foreign countries 
other than insular possessions are entitled to bring articles 
for personal or household use free of duty, if such articles 
are valued at not more than $400.

Effective date

    December 8, 1993.

                           8. debt collection

Present law

    Section 631(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides for the 
use of private collection agencies to recover debts arising 
under the Customs laws and owed to the U.S. government.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 631(a) to clarify that 
compensation paid to debt-collection agencies applies to debts 
owed to Customs.

Reason for change

    The provision would correct the operation of section 631(a) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930. It would enable Customs to recover 
expenses associated with collecting debts when the Customs 
Service contracts with private collection agencies for the 
recovery of debts. The provision would also allow Customs to 
pay collection agencies from recovered funds prior to 
depositing these funds in the Treasury.

Effective date

    December 8, 1993.

                 9. examination of books and witnesses

Present law

    Section 509 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides Customs with 
the authority to examine books and summon witnesses in its 
investigations and inquiries.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 509(b) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 to delete ``appropriate regional commissioner'' and 
substitute ``officer designated pursuant to regulations.''

Reason for change

    The technical correction would reflect the Customs 
reorganization by replacing an obsolete administrative 
reference.

Effective date

    December 8, 1993.

                         10. review of protests

Present law

    Section 515 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides for the 
review of protests, administrative reviews, modifications of 
decisions, and requests for accelerated disposition of requests 
by the district director.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 515(d) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 to delete ``district director'' and substitute ``port 
director.''

Reason for change

    The technical correction would reflect the Customs 
reorganization by replacing an obsolete administrative 
reference.

Effective date

    December 8, 1993.

C. Sec. 3. Clarification Regarding the Application of Customs User Fees

Present law

    Section 13031(b) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), as amended by section 
111(b) of the Customs and Trade Act of 1990 provides that, in 
the case of agricultural products of the United States 
processed and packed in foreign trade zones, the ad valorem 
merchandise processing fee (MPF) applies solely to the value of 
the foreign material used to make the container. It exempts the 
value of domestic agricultural products from the MPF.
    The U.S. Customs Service has ruled that, for all products 
not covered by this provision, and in the absence of an express 
provision to the contrary, the MPF will be assessed on both the 
domestic and foreign value of the merchandise entering from 
foreign trade zones.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 13031(b)(8) of the COBRA 
to clarify that the MPF would be applied only to the foreign 
value of merchandise entered from a foreign trade zone. In 
addition, the provision would clarify that section 
111(b)(2)(D)(iv) of the Trade Act of 1990, regarding the 
application of the MPF to processed agricultural products, 
would apply to all entries for which liquidation has not been 
finalized from foreign trade zones after November 30, 1986.

Reason for change

    The provision would clarify that the MPF applicable solely 
to foreign merchandise entered from a foreign trade zone, 
exempting domestic value, for agricultural products, also would 
apply to non-agricultural products.

Effective date

    The provision applies to any entry made on or after the 
15th day after the date of enactment, and to any entry made 
after November 30, 1986, and before such 15th day, if the entry 
liquidation is not finalized before such 15th day.

  D. Sec. 4. Technical Amendment to the Customs and Trade Act of 1990

Present law

    Subsection (b) of section 484H of the Customs and Trade Act 
of 1990 provides for the transportation in bond of Canadian 
lottery material.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend subsection (b) of section 484H of 
the Customs and Trade Act of 1990 to replace the phrase 
``entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption'' in the 
``Effective Date'' section with ``entered for transportation in 
bond.''

Reason for change

    The provision would clarify that Canadian lottery material 
transported in bond is not entered into the United States for 
consumption.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

     E. Sec. 5. Clarification of Fees for Certain Customs Services

Present law

    Section 13031(b)(9)(A) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) authorizes the Customs 
Service to provide reimbursable services to air couriers 
operating in express consignment carrier facilities and in 
centralized hub facilities. Customs interprets the statute to 
mean that they are prevented from providing reimbursable 
services during daytime hours to centralized hub facilities.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 13031(b)(9)(A) of the 
COBRA of 1985 to clarify that Customs may provide reimbursable 
services to centralized hub facilities during daytime hours. 
The provision also would clarify that Customs may be reimbursed 
for all services related to the determination to release cargo, 
and not just ``inspectional'' services. These services would be 
reimbursable regardless of whether they are performed on site 
or not.

Reason for change

    The provision removes an outdated statutory impediment and 
allows Customs to provide services and accept reimbursement 
during all hours of operation at centralized hub facilities.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

 F. Sec. 6. Special Rule for Extending Time for Filing Drawback Claims

Present law

    Section 313(r) of the Tariff Act of 1930 requires that a 
drawback entry and all documents necessary to complete a 
drawback claim, including those issued by the Customs Service, 
shall be filed or applied for, as applicable, within three 
years after the date of exportation or destruction of the 
articles on which drawback is claimed. Customs has no 
discretion to extend the deadline.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 313(r) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 to permit a temporary extension of 1 year for filing 
drawback claims in cases where the President has declared a 
major disaster on or after January 1, 1994, and the claimant 
files a request for such extension with the Customs Service 
within 1 year from the date of enactment.

Reason for change

    As a result of a natural disaster declared by the 
President, such as the most recent major California earthquake, 
businesses may be unable to file timely drawback petitions, 
resulting in significant financial loss. Under current law, the 
Customs Service is unable to extend the filing deadline. This 
provision would extend the Customs Service filing deadline.

Effective date

    Date of enactment, with respect to disasters on or after 
January 1, 1994.

                G. Sec. 7. Treatment of Certain Entries

Present law

    Sections 514 and 520 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides for 
protests against decisions of the Customs Service, and refunds 
and errors, respectively.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain entries in accordance with an 
administrative review by the International Trade Administration 
of the Department of Commerce. Any amounts owed by the United 
States pursuant to the liquidation or reliquidation of these 
entries would be paid within 90 days after such liquidation or 
reliquidation.

Reason for change

    The provision would address an administrative error in 
which certain liquidation notices were not issued by the 
Customs Service before the expiration period. The error was 
discovered too late for an administrative solution.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

     H. Sec. 8. Temporary Duty Suspension for Personal Effects of 
             Participants in Certain World Athletic Events

Present Law

    Subchapter II of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule (HTS) provides for temporary reductions in rates of 
duty. HTS subheading 9902.98.04 provides for the duty-free 
entry of the personal effects, equipment, and other materials 
of participants in, officials of, or accredited members of 
delegations to world athletic events, including the XXVI Summer 
Olympiad and the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would add HTS subheading 9902.98.05 to 
provide duty-free treatment for the personal effects, 
equipment, and other materials of participants in, officials 
of, or accredited members of delegations to the 1998 Goodwill 
Games.

Reason for change

    The provision would grant a temporary suspension of duty on 
the personal effects of participants in, and certain other 
individuals associated with, the 1998 Goodwill Games until 
February 1, 1999, consistent with the treatment of such 
personal effects of participants in similar world athletic 
events.

Effective date

    The provision applies to articles entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse for consumption, on or after the 15th day after 
the date of enactment.

             I. Sec. 9. Miscellaneous Technical Corrections

                        a. drawback and refunds

Present law

    Section 313(s)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1313(s)(2)(B)) provides that a drawback successor may designate 
imported merchandise or certain other merchandise for which the 
successor received--before the date of succession, and from the 
person who imported and paid duty on the imported merchandise--
a certificate of delivery transferring the merchandise to the 
successor.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 313(s)(2)(B) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1313(s)(2)(B)) by changing the 
first use of the word ``successor'' to ``predecessor.''

Reason for change

    The technical correction would eliminate confusion stemming 
from incorrect wording.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

                J. Sec. 10. Uruguay Round Agreements Act

Present law

    Section 405(b) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 
U.S.C. 3602(b)) provides the President with the authority to 
impose a duty with respect to a special safeguard agricultural 
good.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 405(b) of the Uruguay 
Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3602(b)) to make a technical 
correction to a citation.

Reason for change

    The technical correction would eliminate confusion stemming 
from an incorrect citation.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

             K. Sec. 11. Fees For Certain Customs Services

Present law

    Section 13031(b) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c(b)) provides 
for limitations on the collection of fees for Customs services. 
Section 521 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 
Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 58c(a)(5)) increased the Customs 
COBRA passenger processing fee from $5 to $6.50, and 
temporarily lifted the exemption on passengers arriving from 
Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean during the period from 
January 1, 1994 to September 30, 1997. The statutory language 
was also modified to apply the fee to so-called ``cruises to 
nowhere,'' that is, cruises which leave U.S. customs territory 
and return, without calling on any port outside the U.S.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 13031(b) of the 
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (19 
U.S.C. 58c(b)) to clarify the application of section 521 of the 
NAFTA Implementation Act to provide for the collection of fees 
only one time in the course of a single voyage for a passenger 
aboard a commercial vessel.

Reason for change

    Prior to the NAFTA, a COBRA fee applied to passenger 
arrivals ``from a place outside the United States.'' In order 
to cover so-called ``cruises to nowhere,'' the statute was 
amended to apply to the arrival of passengers ``from outside 
the customs territory.'' However, the Customs Service has 
adopted a legal opinion that would require the collection of 
the fee multiple times from cruise passengers on a single 
continuous voyage that touches at more than one United States 
port. This interpretation was never intended by the Committee. 
This technical correction would clarify the original intent 
that no multiple collections be made.

Effective date

    The amendments made by this provision would take effect as 
if they were included in the amendments made by section 521 of 
the NAFTA Implementation Act.

    L. Sec. 12. Technical Correction to Certain Chemical Description

Present law

    Subheading 2933.90.02 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States provides for the entry of heterocyclic 
compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only, and nucleic acids 
and their salts.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend subheading 2933.90.02 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to strike 
quizalofop-ethyl.

Reason for change

    One of the chemical products in this subheading, 2-[4-[(6-
Chloro-2-quinoxalinyl)-oxy-phenoxyl-propionic acid, ethyl 
ester, is an agricultural herbicide for which a temporary 
suspension was established in 1990, as HTSUS 9902.30.58. The 
Uruguay Round implementing legislation made this temporary 
suspension permanent under HTS 2933.90.02.
    The subject herbicide exists physically as two 
stereoisomers, or compounds with identical chemical formulas 
and atomic connectivity but with different spatial orientations 
of atomic groups. By striking quizalofop ethyl, the provision 
would clarify that this HTS category covers all stereoisomers 
of this chemical product and not just one particular form of 
the product imported at the time of enactment of the Uruguay 
Round Agreements Act.

Effective date

    In general, the effective date of this provision would be 
the 15th day on or after the date of enactment of this 
provision. The provision would also have a retroactive 
provision which provides for the liquidation or reliquidation 
of any entry under subheading 2933.90.02 made after December 
31, 1994 and before the date 15 days after the date of 
enactment of this provision.

        M. Sec. 13. Marking of Imported Articles and Containers

Present law

    Section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1304) 
requires that every article of foreign origin imported into the 
United States, or its container, be marked with the country of 
origin of the article, with certain statutory exemptions.

Explanation of provision

    The provision, as amended, would amend section 304 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1304)) to exempt certain coffee 
products, teas, and spices from country-of-origin marking 
requirements.

Reason for change

    During hearings on July 11, 1995, on the administration of 
rules of origin and country-of-origin marking requirements, the 
Trade Subcommittee became aware of instances in which the 
interpretation of the current country-of-origin marking 
requirements are incompatible with certain manufacturing 
processes. Since coffee, tea, and spice products are often 
blended from numerous imported sources, producers are required 
to constantly change labels to reflect import sources as each 
batch of product is manufactured. The current marking 
requirements with regard to the coffee products, teas, and 
spices outlined in this provision, impose substantial 
additional costs, while yielding information of little benefit 
to consumers. The provision would bring the country-of-origin 
marking requirements for certain coffee products, teas, and 
spices in line with commercial reality.

Effective date

    The provision applies to articles entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse for consumption, on or after the date of 
enactment.

       N. Sec. 14. Reliquidating Entry of Warp Knitting Machines

Present law

    Section 514 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1514), as 
amended outlines rules for protest against decisions of the 
Customs Service.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would instruct the Customs Service to treat 
the re-entry of a single entry of four warp knitting machines 
from Venezuela as a duty-free entry, and to refund any duties 
and interest which the American company has paid.

Reason for change

    In the Fall of 1988, D&S; International, an import-export 
business in Burlington, North Carolina, imported four German-
made warp knitting machines under a non-dutiable HTS number. 
D&S; subsequently sold the machines to a Venezuelan company 
which, finding the machines unsatisfactory, returned them to 
D&S.; Upon re-entry at Charleston, South Carolina, the Customs 
Service mistakenly classified the machinery under an incorrect 
HTS number at a duty of 4.4.%. While D&S; conveyed its protest 
to Customs in a timely manner, the company initially used the 
wrong Customs forms. Before D&S; could re-submit their protest 
on the correct forms, the 90-day deadline for filing protests 
had passed. Eventually, D&S; owed $28,000, plus interest. The 
provision would provide redress for an acknowledged mistake.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

   O. Sec. 15. Injury Determinations for Certain Countervailing Duty 
                                 Orders

Present law

    Section 753 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides an injury 
test for outstanding countervailing duty orders formerly issued 
under section 303 (19 U.S.C. 1675b), applicable to countries 
which were not parties to the 1979 Subsidies Agreement, when 
the order was issued, but have subsequently become parties to 
the Uruguay Round Subsidies Agreement.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 753 of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675b) to provide an injury test for 
countervailing duty orders imposed under section 701(c)--
investigations involving imports not entitled to a material 
injury determination--for any country that later becomes a WTO 
signatory and thereby party to the Subsidies Agreement.

Reason for change

    The provision would facilitate administration by providing 
an injury test for countervailing duty orders for countries 
that later become WTO signatories and parties to the Subsidies 
Agreement.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

 P. Sec. 16. Treatment of Difference Between Collections of Estimated 
 Antidumping Duty and Final Assessed Duty Under Antidumping Duty Order

Present law

    Section 737(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended by 
section 219(c)(10) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 
U.S.C. 1673f), imposes a ``cap'' on the amount of the final 
antidumping duty assessment, which cannot exceed the amount of 
cash deposit collected as security for the estimated 
antidumping duty.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 737 of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673f) regarding the imposition of the ``cap'' 
on the amount of the final antidumping duty assessment, which 
must be ``capped'' by the amount of the cash deposit collected 
as security for the estimated antidumping duty. The amendment 
clarifies that the ``cap'' should apply also to a bond or other 
security posted in lieu of a cash deposit.

Reason for change

    The provision would facilitate administration by clarifying 
that the ``cap'' on the amount of the final antidumping duty 
assessment should also apply to other securities posted in lieu 
of a cash deposit.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

          Q. Sec. 17. Personal Allowance Exemption From Duties

Present law

    Under section 555(b)(6) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. 1555(b)(6)) merchandise purchased in duty-free sales 
enterprises, which is brought back to U.S. Customs territory, 
is not eligible for a duty-free exemption under the personal 
allowance for returning U.S. residents.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 555(b)(6) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1555(b)(6)) to make merchandise 
purchased by U.S. residents in duty-free enterprises eligible 
for a duty-free exemption under the existing personal allowance 
exemption for U.S. residents returning to U.S. Customs 
territory, if the person meets the eligibility requirements of 
the exemption.

Reason for change

    The provision would provide a duty-free exemption for 
merchandise purchased in duty-free enterprises by U.S. 
residents returning to U.S. Customs territory.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

      R. Sec. 18. Tariff Treatment of Certain Silver and Gold Bars

Present law

    Definitions in Subchapter II of Chapter 71 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) conversion from the former 
Tariff Schedules of the United States (TSUS) exclude gold and 
silver bullion bars which are cast or minted, from previous 
eligibility for duty-free treatment.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend Subchapter II of Chapter 71 of 
the HTS so that gold and silver bullion bars, whether cast or 
minted, retain previous duty-free treatment.

Reason for change

    The provision would ensure that gold and silver bullion 
bars, whether cast or minted, retain the same duty-free 
treatment under the HTS which they were provided under the 
former TSUS.

Effective date

    The provision applies to articles entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse for consumption, on or after the 15th day after 
the date of enactment.

             S. Sec. 19. Certain Lead Fuel Test Assemblies

Present law

    Various test items enter duty-free provided that they are 
re-exported or destroyed within three years of entry.

Explanation of provision

    The provision directs the Secretary of the Treasury to 
liquidate or reliquidate as duty-free and to refund duties paid 
on four entries of lead-fuel test assemblies of nuclear fuel 
rods, if the importer files a request within 60 days.

Reason for change

    U.S. utilities require a period of six to eight years for 
analyzing the entire useful life of lead-fuel test assemblies 
of nuclear fuel rods. Disposal of the assemblies is 
subsequently conducted under U.S. law governing radioactive 
scrap. The provision would provide an exception to the three-
year test period limitation.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

         T. Sec. 20. Certain Unliquidated Vessel Repair Entries

Present law

    Section 484E(b)(2)(B) of the Customs and Trade Act of 1990 
(19 U.S.C. 1466 note) provides a temporary exemption from 
duties imposed on the foreign repair of vessels.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend section 484E(b)(2)(B) of the 
Customs and Trade Act of 1990 (19 U.S.C. 1466 note) by 
providing an exemption from duty for specified entries made 
during the period from January 1, 1993 and ending on December 
31, 1994, to the extent that such entry involves the purchase 
of equipment, the use of materials, or the expense of repairs 
in a foreign country for 66 LASH (Lighter Aboard Ship) barges.

Reason for change

    The provision would exempt from duty portions of 66 LASH 
barge repairs involving equipment, materials, and other repairs 
for a specific period.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

                 U. Sec. 21. Imports of Civil Aircraft

Present law

    General Note 6 of the HTS requires importers of duty-free 
civil aircraft parts to file a written statement accompanied by 
supporting documentation as the Secretary of the Treasury may 
require, with the appropriate customs officer stating that the 
imported article has been approved for such use by the FAA. The 
term ``civil aircraft'' means all aircraft other than aircraft 
purchased for use by the Department of Defense or the Coast 
Guard.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend General Note 6 of the HTS to read 
as follows: ``Whenever a product is entered under a provision 
for which the rate of duty `Free (C)' appears in the `Special' 
subcolumn, the importer shall maintain such supporting 
documentation as the Secretary of the Treasury may require; 
and, shall be deemed to certify that the imported article is a 
civil aircraft, or has been imported for use as a civil 
aircraft and will be so used. For purposes of the tariff 
schedule, the term `civil aircraft' means any aircraft that is 
manufactured or operated pursuant to any certificate issued by 
the Administrator of the FAA under 49 U.S.C. 44704, or pursuant 
to the approval of the airworthiness authority in the country 
of exportation, if such approval is recognized by the FAA as an 
acceptable substitute for such an FAA certificate. `Civil 
aircraft' may also mean any aircraft for which an application 
for such a certificate has been submitted to, and accepted by, 
the Administrator of the FAA; and any other aircraft purchased 
for use by the Department of Defense or the United States Coast 
Guard.''

Reason for change

    The provision would facilitate the administration of 
General Note 6 of the HTS by changing the requirements for 
document filing. The provision would also facilitate the 
importation of these products into U.S. Customs territory by 
providing a new definition of ``civil aircraft'' in the HTS.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

    V. Sec. 22. Temporary Suspension of Duty for Dichlorofop-methyl

Present law

    Chapter 99, Subchapter II of the HTS prescribes temporary 
duty reductions or suspensions. Dichlorofop-methyl is subject 
to an MFN duty of 6.5%.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend Subchapter II of Chapter 99 of 
the HTS by inserting a new heading suspending the MFN duty on 
dichlorofop-methyl until December 31, 1998.

Reason for change

    The provision would add a new heading under the HTS 
suspending the MFN duty on dichlorofop-methyl until December 
31, 1998.

Effective date

    Applies to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after 15 days after the date of enactment.

                 W. Sec. 23. Duty on Display Fireworks

Present law

    HTS heading 3604 does not distinguish larger fireworks 
intended for public displays from consumer fireworks, which 
contain limited amounts of pyrotechnic and explosive 
compositions, and are intended for use by the general public. 
Both types of fireworks are subject to an MFN duty of 5.3%.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend the HTS to create a separate 
tariff heading for display fireworks (Class 1.3G (Class B)) 
with an MFN tariff of 2.4%.

Reason for change

    To provide a separate HTS tariff heading and an ad valorem 
MFN tariff equivalent to the per-weight tariff which display 
fireworks were provided under the TSUS.

Effective date

    Applies to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after 15 days after the date of enactment.

X. Sec. 24. Elimination of Duties on 3,3'-Diaminobensidine (Tetraamino 
                               Biphenyl)

Present law

    Under the U.S. Schedule XX of the Uruguay Round tariff 
concessions and HTS subheading 2921.59.40, tetraamino biphenyl 
(3,3'- diaminobensidine) is classified at a duty rate of 12.8%.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend the HTS to provide duty-free 
treatment for tetraamino biphenyl (3,3'-diaminobensidine).

Reason for change

    The provision would correct an oversight in the drafting of 
the list of chemicals covered by Schedule XX of the Uruguay 
Round tariff concessions by providing duty-free treatment in 
the HTS for tetraamino biphenyl.

Effective date

    Applies to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after 15 days after the date of enactment.

         Y. Sec. 25. Temporary Reduction in Duty on Thidiazuron

Present law

    Subchapter II of Chapter 99 of the HTS prescribes temporary 
duty reductions and suspensions. Thidiazuron is subject to MFN 
duties of 6.5%.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend Subchapter II of Chapter 99 of 
the HTS by inserting a new subheading 9902.30.16, and reducing 
to 4.0% the MFN duty on thidiazuron until December 31, 1998.

Reason for change

    The provision would add a new subheading under the HTS 
reducing to 4.0% the MFN duty on thidiazuron until December 31, 
1998.

Effective date

    Applies to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after 15 days after the date of enactment.

Z. Sec. 26. Elimination of Duty on 2-Amino-3-Chlorobenzoic Acid, Methyl 
                                 Ester

Present law

    Subheading 22 of Chapter 29 of the HTS prescribes MFN 
duties for oxygen-function amino compounds, amino-acids and 
their esters.

Explanation of provision

    The provision would amend subheading HTS subheading 
2922.49.05 to include 2-amino-3-chlorobenzoic acid, methyl 
ester, and provides permanent duty-free MFN treatment.

Reason for change

    The provision would add a new HTS subheading reducing to 
4.0% the duty on 2-amino-3-chlorobenzoic acid, methyl ester.

Effective date

    Applies to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after 15 days after the date of enactment.

           AA. Secs. 27-29. Technical and Clerical Amendments

Present law

    Minor technical and clerical errors were identified by the 
Office of the Law Revision Counsel while codifying certain 
trade laws.

Explanation of provisions

    Amendments in these sections would correct technical and 
clerical errors in the Tariff Act of 1930, the Trade Act of 
1974, the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, the Consolidated 
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, the Uruguay Round 
Agreements Act, and the North American Free Trade Agreement 
Implementation Act.

Reason for change

    The provision would facilitate administration by making 
technical and clerical changes to these trade laws.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

 AB. Sec. 30. Moratorium on Markings of Metal Forgings and Hand Tools; 
            Consultation and Layover Requirements in General

Present law

    Section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1304) 
requires that every article of foreign origin imported into the 
United States, or its container, be marked with the country-of-
origin of the article, with certain statutory exemptions.

Explanation of provision

    This provision involves consultation and layover 
requirements pertaining to revisions of rules of origin and 
country of origin marking requirements.
    Subsection (a)(1) would place a one-year moratorium from 
the date of enactment of this Act, on any regulations, rulings, 
guidelines, or other administrative decisions of the Secretary 
of the Treasury or of the United States Customs Service 
pertaining to rules of origin or country of origin marking 
requirements in effect on July 17, 1996, for hand tools or 
metal forgings for hand tools.
    Subsection (a)(2) would define ``metal forgings for hand 
tools'' to mean metal forgings that are imported for processing 
into finished hand tools in the United States and have not been 
improved in condition beyond rough burring, trimming, grinding, 
turning, hammering, chiseling, or filing.
    Subsection (b) would provide that any regulations, rulings, 
guidelines, or other administrative decisions referred to in 
subsection (a), and any regulations, rulings, guidelines, or 
other administrative decisions of the Secretary of the Treasury 
or the United States Customs Service constituting a significant 
policy change pertaining to rules of origin or country of 
origin marking requirements in effect on July 17, 1996 may be 
changed, modified, or revoked, consistent with U.S. law, only 
if--
          in addition to any other requirements of law or 
        public notice procedure, the Secretary of the Treasury 
        has consulted with interested and potentially affected 
        persons regarding any proposed change, modification, or 
        revocation;
          the Secretary of the Treasury has submitted a report 
        to the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on 
        Finance that sets forth the action proposed, the extent 
        to which such action constitutes a significant policy 
        change from that underlying the earlier regulations, 
        rulings, guidelines or administrative decisions, and 
        the reasons for such change;
          a period of 60 legislative days, beginning on the 
        first day on which the Secretary of the Treasury has 
        met the procedural requirements of this subsection, has 
        expired; and
          the Secretary of Treasury has consulted with the 
        committees regarding the proposed action.
    The requirements of subsection (b) shall not apply to hand 
tools or metal forgings for hand tools until expiration of the 
one-year period referred to in subsection (a).
    Subsection (c) would clarify that nothing in this provision 
would affect sections 132 or 334 of the Uruguay Round 
Agreements Act, or require actions inconsistent with United 
States obligations under the WTO Agreements.

Reason for change

    The issue of rule of origin and country-of-origin marking 
requirements remains contentious and unresolved, both 
domestically and internationally. The specific issue of 
country-of-origin marking requirements for metal forgings for 
hand tools has become symbolic of the larger debate. Section 30 
would place a one-year moratorium on any changes in Customs 
regulations, rulings, guidelines, or other administrative 
decisions pertaining to country-of-origin marking requirements 
for hand tools or metal forgings for hand tools. The one-year 
moratorium would allow the Committee additional time to consult 
with interested parties and consider possible policy guidance 
with respect to any new rules and the timing for their 
implementation in light of inconsistent court decisions and 
administrative rulings.
    In particular, with respect to certain hand tools and metal 
forgings for hand tools, the Customs Service proposed a 
revocation of longstanding administrative rulings which held 
that, when imported forgings underwent significant processing 
in the United States which changed the ``name, character, and 
use'' of the articles, thereby achieving a substantial 
transformation, the completed tools were not deemed to be the 
product of the country where the forgings were made and need 
not be marked as such. Customs proposed a new rule by which the 
origin of the finished hand tool would be the country producing 
the metal forging if that imported forging has a predetermined 
end-use, regardless of any processing or machining operation 
performed on the metal forging in the United States or of the 
costs incurred or value added by domestic manufacturing to 
produce the finished hand tool.
    Customs cites the 1993 Court of International Trade 
decision in National Hand Tool Corp. v. United States, aff'd 
989 F.2d 1201 (1993) as the basis for revoking the previous 
rulings. U.S. hand tool manufacturers are divided in their view 
of whether the proposed change is warranted by this court 
decision and in their assessment as to the potential impact on 
their business and manufacturing operations.
    Section 30 also reflects a broader Committee concern, in 
view of the international work program underway in the WTO, 
comments received by the Committee from U.S. industries, and 
studies by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), about 
the potential impact of possible changes in U.S. rules of 
origin or marking requirements on domestic industries and 
commercial practices generally.
    The Uruguay Round Agreement on Rules of Origin sets forth a 
three-year work program in the WTO to develop harmonized rules 
of origin to apply on a global basis to non-preferential trade. 
Section 132 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires a 
grant of legislative authority for the United States to 
implement any WTO agreement on rules of origin, a requirement 
which is not changed by section 30. To assist the 
Administration in preparing U.S. positions and proposals for 
the WTO work program, the ITC initiated a study under section 
332 of the Tariff Act of 1930 on April 19, 1995, on the 
international harmonization of rules of origin. The ITC is 
currently soliciting public input which should ensure that 
sufficient recognition is given in the WTO negotiating process 
to industry and business interests. Given the interrelation of 
rules of origin and country-of-origin marking requirements, as 
well as the need to review the application of the 1930 marking 
statute, the Committee requested on December 22, 1995 that the 
ITC initiate a study under section 332 of the Tariff Act of 
1930 of country-of-origin marking requirements. Results of this 
report were made available to the Committee on July 11, 1996. 
[``Country of Origin Marking: Review of Laws, Regulations, and 
Practices,'' International Trade Commission, Publication 2975].
    On May 5, 1995, the Customs Service republished, with 
modifications, proposed amendments to its regulations for 
uniform rules of origin for non-preferential trade. These 
proposed rules are based on the NAFTA rules of origin--the so-
called ``NAFTA 102 Rules''--and would generally extend the 
``change-in-tariff-heading'' or ``tariff-shift'' approach to 
all non-preferential trade. During and subsequent to hearings 
held by the Subcommittee on Trade on July 11, 1995 on rules of 
origin, the Committee became aware of concerns of many domestic 
industries as to the substance of Treasury's proposed extension 
of the NAFTA 102 Rules to all non-preferential trade. Many 
industries also were very concerned about Treasury's timetable 
for implementation that would require adjusting business and 
manufacturing operations to one set of rules now, even before 
the U.S. develops a WTO proposal, and another set of rules 
after the WTO working group completes its work. Some also claim 
that the proposed tariff shift rules do not reflect current 
practice or conform to the substantial transformation standard 
in specific instances.
    Consequently, on October 16, 1995, Mr. Crane and Mr. Rangel 
wrote to Secretary Rubin requesting that the proposed extension 
of the NAFTA 102 Rules be delayed until completion of the WTO 
working group on the global harmonization of rules of origin. 
Chairmen Archer and Roth sent a letter to Secretary Rubin 
expressing similar views on November 14, 1995. On March 20, 
Treasury agreed in writing not to publish a final rule on the 
extension of the NAFTA 102 Rules for the present, and agreed to 
consult closely with the committees of jurisdiction prior to 
any decision to proceed further. Section 30 does not affect 
these commitments.
    The Committee's recommendation with respect to the 60-
legislative day layover and consultation period is intended to 
provide a statutory mechanism for consultation with, and 
oversight by, the committees of jurisdiction when the Treasury 
Department or Customs Service proposes to make significant 
policy changes in rules of origin or country-of-origin marking 
requirements as they pertain to any product from the 
requirements in effect on July 17, 1996, the date the Committee 
ordered the bill reported. Section 30 does not preclude the 
Treasury Department from issuing new regulations, rulings, 
internal guidelines or other administrative decisions 
consistent with the provisions of Section 30, nor does it 
affect the rights of private parties to protest such 
administrative actions. Requirements for public notice and 
comment under existing law on proposed rules are also not 
affected. The Committee believes, however, that a one-year 
moratorium with respect to new administrative actions affecting 
rules of origin or country-of-origin marking requirements for 
hand tools and metal forgings for hand tools, and a 
consultative procedure for Congressional input prior to 
implementation of significant policy changes in such 
requirements as they apply to all products, is necessary to 
permit further review and evaluation of existing law and 
practice and proposed policy changes, particularly in the 
context of ongoing negotiations to develop harmonized global 
rules of origin.
    Lastly, to address the concerns of those seeking to retain 
the status quo with regard to rules of origin and country-of-
origin marking requirements for textile and apparel products, 
section 30 would not affect section 334 of the Uruguay Round 
Agreements Act, or require any action inconsistent with U.S. 
obligations under the WTO.

Effective date

    Date of enactment.

                       III. VOTE OF THE COMMITTEE

    In compliance with clause 2(l)(2)(B) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, the following statement 
is made relative to the vote of the Committee in its 
consideration of the bill:

Motion to report H.R. 3815

    On July 17, 1996, H.R. 3815, was ordered favorably 
reported, as amended, by voice vote, with a quorum present.

                     IV. BUDGET EFFECTS OF THE BILL

               A. Committee Estimate of Budgetary Effects

    In compliance with clause 7(a) of the rule XIII of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, the following statement 
is made concerning the effects on the budget of H.R. 3815, as 
reported. The Committee agrees with the estimate prepared by 
CBO which is included below.

    B. Statement Regarding New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures

    In compliance with subdivision (B) of clause 2(l)(3) of 
rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee states that the provisions of H.R. 3815 would result 
in a loss of offsetting receipts of $1 million annually for 
each of the fiscal years from 1997 to 2002 and would not affect 
direct spending. Pay-as-you-go procedures would apply to the 
bill.

      C. Cost Estimate Prepared by the Congressional Budget Office

    In compliance with subdivision (C) of clause 2(l)(3) of 
rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, requiring 
a cost estimate prepared by the Congressional Budget Office, 
the following report prepared by CBO is provided:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                     Washington, DC, July 25, 1996.
Hon. Bill Archer,
Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed H.R. 3815, as ordered reported by the Committee on 
Ways and Means on July 17, 1996. CBO estimates that the bill 
would result in a loss of offsetting receipts of $1 million 
annually for each of the fiscal years from 1997 to 2002. None 
of the provisions in the bill would reduce governmental 
receipts by more than $500,000 annually. The proposed 
legislation contains no intergovernmental or private sector 
mandates as defined in Public Law 104-4 and would impose no 
direct costs on state, local, or tribal governments. Because 
enacting H.R. 3815 would affect direct spending and receipts, 
pay-as-you-go procedures would apply to the bill.
    H.R. 3815 would make technical corrects and miscellaneous 
amendments to certain trade laws. Section 11 of the bill would 
ensure that customs user fees are collected only one time in 
the course of a single voyage for passenger on a commercial 
vessel. CBO estimates that this would result in a net decrease 
of offsetting receipts of about $1 million annually, beginning 
in fiscal year 1997.
    Four of the provisions in the bill (Sections 7, 14, 19, and 
20) would authorize the liquidation or reliquidation of certain 
entries made to the U.S. Customs Service. Based on information 
from Customs, CBO estimates that each of these provisions would 
reduce governmental receipts by less than $500,000 annually. In 
addition, eight of the provisions in the bill (Sections 8, 12, 
18, and 22 through 26) would amend the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule to provide either tariff reductions or exemptions from 
duty for certain products. Based on information from the 
International Trade Commission, CBO estimates that each of 
these provisions would decrease governmental receipts by less 
than $500,000 annually. The remaining provisions in the bill 
would have no significant impact on the budget.
    Section 252 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 sets up pay-as-you-go procedures for 
legislation affecting receipts or direct spending through 1998. 
Because H.R. 3815 would affect direct spending and receipts, 
pay-as-you-go procedures would apply. These effects are 
summarized in the table below.

                      PAY-AS-YOU-GO CONSIDERATIONS                      
                [By fiscal years, in millions of dollars]               
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1996       1997       1998  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Changes in receipts....................          0          0          0
Changes in outlays.....................          0          1          1
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contacts are Stephanie 
Weiner and Mark Grabowicz.
            Sincerely,
                                         June E. O'Neill, Director.

 V. OTHER MATTERS REQUIRED TO BE DISCUSSED UNDER THE RULES OF THE HOUSE

          A. Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations

    In compliance with clause 2(l)(3)(A) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, the Committee concludes 
that the actions taken in this legislation are appropriate 
given its oversight of international trade matters.

    B. Summary of Findings and Recommendations of the Committee on 
                    Government Reform and Oversight

    With respect to subdivision (D) of clause 2(l)(3) of rule 
XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Committee 
states that no oversight findings or recommendations have been 
submitted to the Committee by the Committee on Government 
Reform and Oversight with respect to the subject matter 
contained in H.R. 3815.

                    C. Inflationary Impact Statement

    In compliance with clause 2(l)(4) of rule XI of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, the Committee states that H.R. 
3815 would not have an inflationary impact on prices and costs 
in the operation of the economy.

       VI. CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED

  In compliance with clause 3 of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by the 
bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law proposed 
to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new matter is 
printed in italic, existing law in which no change is proposed 
is shown in roman):

                           TARIFF ACT OF 1930

                     TITLE III--SPECIAL PROVISIONS

                         Part I--Miscellaneous

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 304. MARKING OF IMPORTED ARTICLES AND CONTAINERS.

  (a)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (f) Marking of Certain Coffee and Tea Products.--The marking 
requirements of subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply to 
articles described in subheadings 0901.21, 0901.22, 0902.10, 
0902.20, 0902.30, 0902.40, 2101.10, and 2101.20 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, as in effect 
on January 1, 1995.
  (g) Marking of Spices.--The marking requirements of 
subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply to articles provided 
for under subheadings 0904.11, 0904.12, 0904.20, 0905.00, 
0906.10, 0906.20, 0907.00, 0908.10, 0908.20, 0908.30, 0909.10, 
0909.20, 0909.30, 0909.40, 0909.50, 0910.10, 0910.20, 0910.30, 
0910.40, 0910.50, 0910.91, 0910.99, 1106.20, 1207.40, 1207.50, 
1207.91, 1404.90, and 3302.10, and items classifiable in 
categories 0712.90.60, 0712.90.8080, 1209.91.2000, 
1211.90.2000, 1211.90.8040, 1211.90.8050, 1211.90.8090, 
2006.00.3000, 2918.13.2000, 3203.00.8000, 3301.90.1010, 
3301.90.1020, and 3301.90.1050 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States, as in effect on January 1, 1995.
  [(f)] (h) Additional Duties For Failure to Mark.--If at the 
time of importation any article (or its container, as provided 
in subsection (h) hereof) is not marked in accordance with the 
requirements of this section, and if such article is not 
exported or destroyed or the article (or its container, as 
provided in subsection (b) hereof) marked after importation in 
accordance with the requirements of this section (such 
exportation, destruction, or marking to be accomplished under 
customs supervision prior to the liquidation of the entry 
covering the article, and to be allowed whether or not the 
article has remained in continuous customs custody), there 
shall be levied, collected, and paid upon such article a duty 
of 10 per centum ad valorem, which shall be deemed to have 
accrued at the time of importation, shall not be construed to 
be penal, and shall not be remitted wholly or in part nor shall 
payment thereof be avoidable for any cause. Such duty shall be 
levied, collected, and paid in addition to any other duty 
imposed by law and whether or not the article is exempt from 
the payment of ordinary customs duties. The compensation and 
expenses of customs officers and employees assigned to 
supervise the exportation, destruction, or marking to exempt 
articles from the application of the duty provided for in this 
subsection shall be reimbursed to the Government by the 
importer.
  [(g)] (i) Delivery Withheld Until Marked.--No imported 
article held in customs custody for inspection, examination, or 
appraisement shall be delivered until such article and every 
other article of the importation (or their containers), whether 
or not released from customs custody, shall have been marked in 
accordance with the requirements of this section or until the 
amount of duty estimated to be payable under subsection (f) of 
this section has been deposited. Nothing in this section shall 
be construed as excepting any article (or its container) from 
the particular requirements of marking provided for in any 
other provision of law.
  [(h)] (j) Treatment of Goods of a NAFTA Country.--
          (1) Application of section.--In applying this section 
        to an article that qualifies as a good of a NAFTA 
        country (as defined in section 2(4) of the North 
        American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act) under 
        the regulations issued by the Secretary to implement 
        Annex 311 of the North American Free Trade Agreement--
          * * * * * * *
  [(i)] (k) Penalties.--Any person who, with intent to conceal 
the information given thereby or contained therein, defaces, 
destroys, removes, alters, covers, obscures, or obliterates any 
mark required under the provisions of this Act shall--
          (1) upon conviction for the first violation of this 
        subsection, be fined not more than $100,000, or 
        imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both; and
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 313. DRAWBACK AND REFUNDS.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (j) Unused Merchandise Drawback.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Subject to paragraph (4), if there is, with 
        respect to imported merchandise on which was paid any 
        duty, tax, or fee imposed under Federal law because of 
        its importation, any other merchandise (whether 
        imported or domestic), that--
                  (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
                  (C) before such exportation or destruction--
                          (i) is not used within the United 
                        States, and
                          (ii) is in the possession of, 
                        including ownership while in bailment, 
                        in leased facilities, in transit to, or 
                        in any other manner under the 
                        operational control of, the party 
                        claiming drawback under this paragraph, 
                        if that party--
                                  (I) is the importer of the 
                                imported merchandise, or
                                  (II) received from the person 
                                who imported and paid any duty 
                                due on the imported merchandise 
                                a certificate of delivery 
                                transferring to the party the 
                                imported merchandise, 
                                commercially interchangeable 
                                merchandise, or any combination 
                                of imported and commercially 
                                interchangeable merchandise 
                                (and any such transferred 
                                merchandise, regardless of its 
                                origin, will be treated as the 
                                imported merchandise and any 
                                retained merchandise will be 
                                treated as domestic 
                                merchandise);
        then upon the exportation or destruction of such other 
        merchandise the amount of each such duty, tax, and fee 
        paid regarding the imported merchandise shall be 
        refunded as drawback, but in no case may the total 
        drawback on the imported merchandise, whether available 
        under this paragraph or any other provision of law or 
        any combination thereof, exceed 99 percent of that 
        duty, tax, or fee.
          * * * * * * *
  (r) Filing Drawback Claims.--
          (1)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (3)(A)(i) Subject to clause (ii), the Customs Service 
        may, notwithstanding the limitation set forth in 
        paragraph (1), extend the time for filing a drawback 
        claim for a period not to exceed 18 months, if--
                  (I) the claimant establishes to the 
                satisfaction of the Customs Service that the 
                claimant was unable to file the drawback claim 
                because of an event declared by the President 
                to be a major disaster on or after January 1, 
                1994; and
                  (II) the claimant files a request for such 
                extension with the Customs Service within one 
                year from the last day of the 3-year period 
                referred to in paragraph (1).
          (ii) In the case of a major disaster occurring on or 
        after January 1, 1994, and before the date of the 
        enactment of this paragraph--
                  (I) the Customs Service may extend the time 
                for filing the drawback claim for a period not 
                to exceed 1 year; and
                  (II) the request under clause (i)(II) must be 
                filed not later than 1 year from the date of 
                the enactment of this paragraph.
          (B) If an extension is granted with respect to a 
        request filed under this paragraph, the periods of time 
        for retaining records set forth in subsection (t) of 
        this section and section 508(c)(3) shall be extended 
        for an additional 18 months or, in a case to which 
        subparagraph (A)(ii) applies, for a period not to 
        exceed 1 year from the date the claim is filed.
          (C) For purposes of this paragraph, the term ``major 
        disaster'' has the meaning given that term in section 
        102(2) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
        Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(2)).
  (s) Designation of Merchandise by Successor.--
          (1)  * * *
          (2) For purposes of subsection (j)(2), a drawback 
        successor may designate--
                  (A) imported merchandise which the 
                predecessor, before the date of succession, 
                imported; or
                  (B) imported merchandise, commercially 
                interchangeable merchandise, or any combination 
                of imported and commercially interchangeable 
                merchandise for which the [successor] 
                predecessor received, before the date of 
                succession, from the person who imported and 
                paid any duty due on the imported merchandise a 
                certificate of delivery transferring to the 
                successor such merchandise;
        as the basis for drawback on merchandise possessed by 
        the drawback successor after the date of succession.
          * * * * * * *
  (t) Drawback Certificates.--Any person who issues a 
certificate which would enable another person to claim drawback 
shall be subject to the recordkeeping provisions of this 
[chapter] Act, with the retention period beginning on the date 
that such certificate is issued.
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 321. ADMINISTRATIVE EXEMPTIONS.

  (a) The Secretary of the Treasury, in order to avoid expense 
and inconvenience to the Government disproportionate to the 
amount of revenue that would otherwise be collected, is hereby 
authorized, under such regulations as he shall prescribe, to--
          (1)  * * *
          (2) admit articles free of duty and of any tax 
        imposed on or by reason of importation, but the 
        aggregate fair retail value in the country of shipment 
        of articles imported by one person on one day and 
        exempted from the payment of duty shall not exceed an 
        amount specified by the Secretary by regulation, but 
        not less than--
                  (A)  * * *
                  (B) $200 in the case of articles 
                accompanying, and for the personal or household 
                use of, persons arriving in the United States 
                who are not entitled to any exemption from duty 
                under subheading 9804.00.30, 9804.00.65, or 
                9804.00.70 of this Act, or
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 337. UNFAIR PRACTICES IN IMPORT TRADE.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Investigations of Violations by Commission.--(1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (3) Whenever, in the course of an investigation under this 
section, the Commission has reason to believe, based on 
information before it, that a matter, in whole or in part, may 
come within the purview of subtitle B of title VII of this Act, 
it shall promptly notify the Secretary of Commerce so that such 
action may be taken as is otherwise authorized by [such section 
and] such subtitle. If the Commission has reason to believe 
that the matter before it (A) is based solely on alleged acts 
and effects which are within the purview of section 701 or 731, 
or (B) relates to an alleged copyright infringement with 
respect to which action is prohibited by section 1008 of title 
17, United States Code, the Commission shall terminate, or not 
institute, any investigation into the matter. If the Commission 
has reason to believe the matter before it is based in part on 
alleged acts and effects which are within the purview of 
section 701 or 731 of this Act, and in part on alleged acts and 
effects which may, independently from or in conjunction with 
those within the purview of such section, establish a basis for 
relief under this section, then it may institute or continue an 
investigation into the matter. If the Commission notifies the 
Secretary or the administering authority (as defined in section 
771(1) of this Act) with respect to a matter under this 
paragraph, the Commission may suspend its investigation during 
the time the matter is before the Secretary or administering 
authority for final decision. Any final decision by the 
administering authority under section 701 or 731 of this Act 
with respect to the matter within such section 701 or 731 of 
which the Commission has notified the Secretary or 
administering authority shall be conclusive upon the Commission 
with respect to the issue of less-than-fair-value sales or 
subsidization and the matters necessary for such decision.
          * * * * * * *

                  TITLE IV--ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

      PART I--DEFINITIONS AND NATIONAL CUSTOMS AUTOMATION PROGRAM

                         Subpart A--Definitions

SEC. 401. MISCELLANEOUS.

  When used in this title or in Part I of Title III--
  (a)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (s) The term ``reconciliation'' means an electronic process, 
initiated at the request of an importer, under which the 
elements of an entry, other than those elements related to the 
admissibility of the merchandise, that are undetermined at the 
time of entry summary are provided to the Customs Service at a 
later time. A reconciliation is treated as an entry for 
purposes of liquidation, reliquidation, recordkeeping, and 
protest.
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 413. IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF PROGRAM.

  (a) Overall Program Plan.--
          (1) In general.--Before the 180th day after the date 
        of the enactment of [this Act] the North American Free 
        Trade Agreement Implementation Act, the Secretary shall 
        develop and transmit to the Committees an overall plan 
        for the Program. The overall Program plan shall set 
        forth--
                  (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *

      Part II--Report, Entry, and Unlading of Vessels and Vehicles

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 436. PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE ARRIVAL, REPORTING, ENTRY, 
                    AND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS.

  (a) Unlawful Acts.--It is unlawful--
          (1) to fail to comply with section 431, 433, or 434 
        of this Act or section 4197 of the Revised Statutes of 
        the United States (46 U.S.C. App. 91);
          (2) to present or transmit, electronically or 
        otherwise, any forged, altered, or false document, 
        paper, information, data or manifest to the Customs 
        Service under section 431[(e)], 433(d), or 434 of this 
        Act or section 4197 of the Revised Statutes of the 
        United States (46 U.S.C. App. 91) without revealing the 
        facts; [or]
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 441. EXCEPTIONS TO VESSEL ENTRY AND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS.

  The following vessels shall not be required to make entry 
under section 434 or to obtain clearance under section 4197 of 
the Revised Statutes of the United States (46 U.S.C. App. 91):
  (1) Vessels of war and public vessels employed for the 
conveyance of letters and dispatches and not permitted by the 
laws of the nations to which they belong to be employed in the 
transportation of passengers or merchandise in trade[;].
  (2) Passenger vessels making three trips or oftener a week 
between a port of the United States and a foreign port, or 
vessels used exclusively as ferryboats, carrying passengers, 
baggage, or merchandise: Provided, That the master of any such 
vessel shall be required to report such baggage and merchandise 
to the appropriate customs officer within twenty-four hours 
after arrival[;].
          * * * * * * *
  (4) Any United States documented vessel with recreational 
endorsement or any undocumented United States pleasure vessel 
not engaged in trade, if--
          (A) the vessel complies with the reporting 
        requirements of section 433, and with the customs and 
        navigation laws of the United States;
          (B) the vessel has not visited any hovering vessel; 
        and
          (C) the master of, and any other person on board, the 
        vessel, if the master or such person has on board any 
        article required by law to be entered or declared, 
        reports such article to the Customs Service immediately 
        upon arrival[;].
  (5) Vessels arriving in distress or for the purpose of taking 
on bunker coal, bunker oil, sea stores, or ship's stores and 
which shall depart within twenty-four hours after arrival 
without having landed or taken on board any passengers, or any 
merchandise other than bunker coal, bunker oil, sea stores, or 
ship's stores: Provided, That the master, owner or agent of 
such vessel shall report under oath to the appropriate customs 
officer the hour and date of arrival and departure and the 
quantity of bunker coal, bunker oil, sea stores, or ship's 
stores taken on board[; and].
          * * * * * * *

      Part III--Ascertainment, Collection, and Recovery of Duties

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 484. ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE.

  (a) Requirement and Time.--
          (1) Except as provided in sections 490, 498, 552, 
        [553, and 336(j)] and 553, one of the parties 
        qualifying as ``importer of record'' under paragraph 
        (2)(B), either in person or by an agent authorized by 
        the party in writing, shall, using reasonable care--
                  (A)  * * *
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 490. GENERAL ORDERS.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Government Merchandise.--Any imported merchandise that--
          (1) is described in any of [paragraphs (1) through 
        (4) of subsection (a)] subparagraphs (A) through (D) of 
        subsection (a)(1); and
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 491. UNCLAIMED MERCHANDISE; DISPOSITION OF FORFEITED DISTILLED 
                    SPIRITS, WINES AND MALT LIQUOR

  (a) Any entered or unentered merchandise (except merchandise 
entered under section 557 of this Act, but including 
merchandise entered for transportation in bond or for 
exportation) which shall remain [in in] in a bonded warehouse 
pursuant to section 490 for 6 months from the date of 
importation thereof, without all estimated duties, taxes, fees, 
interest, storage, or other charges thereon having been paid, 
shall be considered unclaimed and abandoned to the Government 
and shall be appraised and sold by the [appropriate customs 
officer] Customs Service at public auction under such 
regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe. 
All gunpowder and other explosive substances and merchandise 
liable to depreciation in value by damage, leakage, or other 
cause to such extent that the proceeds of sale thereof may be 
insufficient to pay the duties, taxes, fees, interest, storage, 
and other charges, if permitted to remain in pursuant to 
section 490 in a bonded warehouse for 6 months, may be sold 
forthwith, under such regulations as the Secretary of the 
Treasury may prescribe. Merchandise subject to sale hereunder 
or under section 559 of this Act may be entered or withdrawn 
for consumption at any time prior to such sale upon payment of 
all duties, taxes, fees, interest, storage, and other charges, 
and expenses that may have accrued thereon, but such 
merchandise after becoming subject to sale may not be exported 
prior to sale without the payment of such duties, taxes, fees, 
interest, charges, and expenses nor may it be entered for 
warehouse. The computation of duties, taxes, interest, and fees 
for the purposes of this section and sections 493 and 559 of 
this Act shall be at the rate of rates applicable at the time 
the merchandise becomes subject to sale.
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 504. LIMITATION ON LIQUIDATION.

  (a)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (d) Removal of Suspension.--Except as provided in section 
751(a)(3), when a suspension required by statute or court order 
is removed, the Customs Service shall liquidate the entry, 
unless liquidation is extended under subsection (b), within 6 
months after receiving notice of the removal from the 
Department of Commerce, other agency, or a court with 
jurisdiction over the entry. Any entry not liquidated by the 
Customs Service within 6 months after receiving such notice 
shall be treated as having been liquidated at the rate of duty, 
value, quantity, and amount of duty asserted at the time of 
entry by the importer of record.

SEC. 505. PAYMENT OF DUTIES AND FEES.

  (a)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Interest.--Interest assessed due to an underpayment of 
duties, fees, or interest shall accrue, at a rate determined by 
the Secretary, from the date the importer of record is required 
to deposit estimated duties, fees, and interest to the date of 
liquidation or reliquidation of the applicable entry or 
reconciliation. Interest on excess moneys deposited shall 
accrue, at a rate determined by the Secretary, from the date 
the importer of record deposits estimated duties, fees, and 
interest or, in a case in which a claim is made under section 
520(d), from the date on which such claim is made, to the date 
of liquidation or reliquidation of the applicable entry or 
reconciliation.
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 508. RECORDKEEPING.

  (a)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Period of Time.--The records required by subsections (a) 
and (b) shall be kept for such periods of time as the Secretary 
shall prescribe; except that--
          (1) no period of time for the retention of the 
        records required under subsection (a) or (b)(3) may 
        exceed 5 years from the date of entry, filing of a 
        reconciliation, or exportation, as appropriate;
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 509. EXAMINATION OF BOOKS AND WITNESSES.

  (a) Authority.--In any investigation or inquiry conducted for 
the purpose of ascertaining the correctness of any entry, for 
determining the liability of any person for duty, fees, fees 
and taxes due or duties, fees, fees and taxes which may be due 
the United States, for determining liability for fines and 
penalties, or for insuring compliance with the laws of the 
United States administered by the United States Customs 
Service, the Secretary (but no delegate of the Secretary below 
the rank of district director or special agent in charge) may--
          (1)  * * *
          (2) summon, upon reasonable notice--
                  (A)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
                  (D) any other person he may deem proper;
        to appear before the appropriate customs officer at the 
        time and place within the customs territory of the 
        United States specified in the summons (except that no 
        witness may be required to appear at any place more 
        than one hundred miles distant from the place where he 
        was served with the summons), to produce records, as 
        defined in subsection [(c)(I)(A)] (d)(1)(A), and to 
        give such testimony, under oath, as may be relevant to 
        such investigation or inquiry; and
          * * * * * * *
  (b) Regulatory Audit Procedures.--
          (1)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (3) Except as provided in paragraph (5), if the 
        estimated or actual termination date for an audit 
        passes without the Customs Service auditor providing a 
        closing conference to explain the results of the audit, 
        the person being audited may petition in writing for 
        such a conference to the [appropriate regional 
        commissioner] officer designated pursuant to 
        regulations, who, upon receipt of such a request, shall 
        provide for such a conference to be held within 15 days 
        after the date of receipt.
          (4) Except as provided in paragraph (5), the Customs 
        Service auditor shall complete the formal written audit 
        report within 90 days following the closing conference 
        unless the [appropriate regional commissioner] officer 
        designated pursuant to regulations provides written 
        notice to the person being audited of the reason for 
        any delay and the anticipated completion date. After 
        application of any exemption contained in section 552 
        of title 5, United States Code, a copy of the formal 
        written audit report shall be sent to the person 
        audited no later than 30 days following completion of 
        the report.
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 514. PROTEST AGAINST DECISIONS OF THE CUSTOMS SERVICE.

  (a) Finality of Decisions.--Except as provided in subsection 
(b) of this section, section 501 (relating to voluntary 
reliquidations), section 516 (relating to petitions by domestic 
interested parties), [section 520 (relating to refunds and 
errors), and section 521 (relating to reliquidations on account 
of fraud)] and section 520 (relating to refunds and errors) of 
this Act, decisions of the Customs Service, including the 
legality of all orders and findings entering into the same, as 
to--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 515. Review of Protests.--
  (a)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (d) If a protest is timely and properly filed, but is denied 
contrary to proper instructions, the Customs Service may on its 
own initiative, or pursuant to a written request by the 
protesting party filed with the appropriate [district director] 
port director within 90 days after the date of the protest 
denial, void the denial of the protest.
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 516A. JUDICIAL REVIEW IN COUNTERVAILING DUTY AND ANTI-DUMPING DUTY 
                    PROCEEDINGS.

  (a) Review of Determination.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Review of determinations on record.--
                  (A) In general.--Within thirty days after--
                          (i) the date of publication in the 
                        Federal Register of--
                                  (I) notice of any 
                                determination described in 
                                clause (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), 
                                or (viii) of subparagraph (B),
          * * * * * * *
  (g) Review of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty 
Determinations Involving Free Trade Area Country Merchandise.--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (4) Exception to exclusive binational panel review 
        for constitutional issues.--
                  (A) Constitutionality of binational panel 
                review system.--An action for declaratory 
                judgment or injunctive relief, or both, 
                regarding a determination on the grounds that 
                any provision of, or amendment made by, the 
                North American Free Trade Agreement 
                Implementation Act implementing the binational 
                dispute settlement system under chapter 19 of 
                the NAFTA, or the United States-Canada Free-
                Trade [Implementation Agreement Act of 1988] 
                Agreement Implementation Act of 1988 
                implementing the binational panel dispute 
                settlement system under chapter 19 of the 
                Agreement, violates the Constitution may be 
                brought only in the United States Court of 
                Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 
                which shall have jurisdiction of such action.
          * * * * * * *
          (12) Judicial review upon termination of binational 
        panel or committee review under the nafta.--
                  (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
                  (D)[(i)] Transfer for judicial review upon 
                settlement.--(i) If the Trade Representative 
                achieves a settlement with the government of a 
                country described in subsection (f)(10)(A) or 
                (B) pursuant to paragraph 7 of article 1905 of 
                the NAFTA, and referral for judicial review is 
                among the terms of such settlement, any final 
                determination that is the subject of a 
                binational panel review or an extraordinary 
                challenge committee review shall, upon a 
                request described in clause (ii), be 
                transferred to the United States Court of 
                International Trade (in accordance with rules 
                issued by the Court) for review under 
                subsection (a).
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 555. BONDED WAREHOUSES.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Duty-Free Sales Enterprises.--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (6) Merchandise that is purchased in a duty-free 
        sales enterprise is not eligible for exemption from 
        duty under subchapter IV of chapter 98 of the 
        Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States if such 
        merchandise is brought back to the customs territory, 
        except that merchandise purchased by United States 
        residents is eligible for exemption from duty under 
        subheadings 9804.00.65, 9804.00.70, and 9804.00.72 of 
        the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
        upon the United States resident's return to the customs 
        territory of the United States, if the person meets the 
        eligibility requirements for the exemption claimed. 
        Notwithstanding any other provision of law, such 
        merchandise shall be considered to be articles acquired 
        abroad as an incident of the journey from which the 
        person is returning, for purposes of determining 
        eligibility for any such exemption.
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 592. PENALTIES FOR FRAUD, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, AND NEGLIGENCE.

  (a) Prohibition.--
          (1) General rule.--Without regard to whether the 
        United States is or may be deprived of all or a portion 
        of any [lawful duty] lawful duty, tax, or fee thereby, 
        no person, by fraud, gross negligence, or negligence--
                  (A)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (b) Procedures.--
          (1) Pre-penalty notice.--
                  (A) In general.--If the Customs Service has 
                reasonable cause to believe that there has been 
                a violation of subsection (a) and determines 
                that further proceedings are warranted, it 
                shall issue to the person concerned a written 
                notice of its intention to issue a claim for a 
                monetary penalty. Such notice shall--
                          (i)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
                          (vi) state the estimated loss of 
                        [lawful duties] lawful duties, taxes, 
                        and fees, if any, and, taking into 
                        account all circumstances, the amount 
                        of the proposed monetary penalty; and
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Maximum Penalties.--
          (1)  * * *
          (2) Gross negligence.--A grossly negligent violation 
        of subsection (a) is punishable by a civil penalty in 
        an amount not to exceed--
                  (A) the lesser of--
                          (i) the domestic value of the 
                        merchandise, or
                          (ii) four times the [lawful duties] 
                        lawful duties, taxes, and fees of which 
                        the United States is or may be 
                        deprived, or
                  (B) if the violation did not affect the 
                assessment of duties, 40 percent of the 
                dutiable value of the merchandise.
          (3) Negligence.--A negligent violation of subsection 
        (a) is punishable by a civil penalty in an amount not 
        to exceed--
                  (A) the lesser of--
                          (i) the domestic value of the 
                        merchandise, or
                          (ii) two times the [lawful duties] 
                        lawful duties, taxes, and fees of which 
                        the United States is or may be 
                        deprived, or
                  (B) if the violation did not affect the 
                assessment of duties, 20 percent of the 
                duitable value of the merchandise.
          (4) Prior disclosure.--If the person concerned 
        discloses the circumstances of a violation of 
        subsection (a) before, or without knowledge of, the 
        commencement of a formal investigation of such 
        violation, with respect to such violation, merchandise 
        shall not be seized and any monetary penalty to be 
        assessed under subsection (c) shall not exceed--
                  (A) if the violation resulted from fraud--
                          (i) an amount equal to 100 percent of 
                        the [lawful duties] lawful duties, 
                        taxes, and fees of which the United 
                        States is or may be deprived, so long 
                        as such person tenders the unpaid 
                        amount of the [lawful duties] lawful 
                        duties, taxes, and fees at the time of 
                        disclosure, or within 30 days (or such 
                        longer period as the Customs Service 
                        may provide) after notice by the 
                        Customs Service of its calculation of 
                        such unpaid amount, or
                          (ii) if such violation did not affect 
                        the assessment of duties, 10 percent of 
                        the dutiable value; or
                  (B) if such violation resulted from 
                negligence or gross negligence, the interest 
                (computed from the date of liquidation at the 
                prevailing rate of interest applied under 
                section 6621 of the Internal Revenue Code of 
                1954) on the amount of [lawful duties] lawful 
                duties, taxes, and fees of which the United 
                States is or may be deprived so long as such 
                person tenders the unpaid amount of the [lawful 
                duties] lawful duties, taxes, and fees at the 
                time of disclosure, or within 30 days (or such 
                longer period as the Customs Service may 
                provide) after notice by the Customs Service of 
                its calculation of such unpaid amount.
        The person asserting lack of knowledge of the 
        commencement of a formal investigation has the burden 
        of proof in establishing such lack of knowledge. For 
        purposes of this section, a formal investigation of a 
        violation is considered to be commenced with regard to 
        the disclosing party and the disclosed information on 
        the date recorded in writing by the Customs Service as 
        the date on which facts and circumstances were 
        discovered or information was received which caused the 
        Customs Service to believe that a possibility of a 
        violation of subsection (a) existed.
          * * * * * * *
  (d) Deprivation of Lawful Duties, [Taxes] Taxes, or Fees.--
Notwithstanding section 514 of this Act, if the United States 
has been deprived of lawful duties, taxes, or fees as a result 
of a violation of subsection (a), the Customs Service shall 
require that such lawful duties, taxes [or fees be restored] 
and fees be restored, whether or not a monetary penalty is 
assessed.
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 592A. SPECIAL PROVISIONS REGARDING CERTAIN VIOLATIONS.

  (a) Publication of Names of Certain Violators.--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (3) Removal from list.--Any person whose name has 
        been included in a list published under paragraph (1) 
        may petition the Secretary to be removed from such 
        list. If the Secretary finds that such person has not 
        committed any violations described in paragraph (2) for 
        a period of not less than 3 years after the date on 
        which the person's name was so published, the Secretary 
        shall remove such person from the list as of the next 
        publication of the [list under paragraph (2)] list 
        under paragraph (1).
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 625. INTERPRETIVE RULINGS AND DECISIONS; PUBLIC INFORMATION.

  (a) Publication.--Within 90 days after the date of issuance 
of any interpretive ruling (including any ruling letter, or 
internal advice memorandum) or protest review decision under 
this [chapter] Act with respect to any customs transaction, the 
Secretary shall have such ruling or decision published in the 
Customs Bulletin or shall otherwise make such ruling or 
decision available for public inspection.
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 631. USE OF PRIVATE COLLECTION AGENCIES.

  (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
including section 3302 of title 31, United States Code, and 
subchapters I and II of chapter 37 of such title, the 
Secretary, under such terms and conditions as the Secretary 
considers appropriate, shall enter into contracts and incur 
obligations with one or more persons for collection services to 
recover indebtedness arising under the customs laws and owed 
the United States Government, and the expenses associated with 
recovering such indebtedness, but only after the Customs 
Service has exhausted all administrative efforts, including all 
claims against applicable surety bonds, to collect the 
indebtedness.
          * * * * * * *

                   Part VI--Miscellaneous Provisions

SEC. 641. CUSTOMS BROKERS.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (d) Disciplinary Proceedings.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Procedures.--
                  (A) * * *
                  (B) Revocation or suspension.--The Customs 
                Service may, for good and sufficient reason, 
                serve notice in writing upon any customs broker 
                to show cause why a license or permit issued 
                under this section should not be revoked or 
                suspended. The notice shall be in the form of a 
                statement specifically setting forth the 
                grounds of the complaint, and shall allow the 
                customs broker 30 days to respond. If no 
                response is filed, or the Customs Service 
                determines that the revocation or suspension is 
                still warranted, it shall notify the customs 
                broker in writing of a hearing to be held 
                within 30 days, or at a later date if the 
                broker requests an extension and shows good 
                cause therefor, before an administrative law 
                judge appointed pursuant to section 3105 of 
                title 5, United States Code, who shall serve as 
                the hearing officer. If the customs broker 
                waives the hearing, or the broker or his 
                designated representative fails to appear at 
                the appointed time and place, the hearing 
                officer shall make findings and recommendations 
                based on the record submitted by the parties. 
                At the hearing, the customs broker may be 
                represented by counsel, and all proceedings, 
                including the proof of the charges and the 
                response thereto shall be presented with 
                testimony taken under oath and the right of 
                cross-examination accorded to both parties. A 
                transcript of the hearing shall be made and a 
                copy will be provided to the Customs Service 
                and the customs broker; which shall thereafter 
                be provided reasonable opportunity to file a 
                post-hearing brief. Following the conclusion of 
                the hearing, the hearing officer shall transmit 
                promptly the record of the hearing along with 
                the findings of fact and recommendations to the 
                Secretary for decision. The Secretary will 
                issue a written decision, based solely on the 
                record, setting forth [his] the findings of 
                fact and the reasons for the decision. Such 
                decision may provide for the sanction contained 
                in the notice to show cause or any lesser 
                sanction authorized by this subsection, 
                including a monetary penalty not to exceed 
                $30,000, then was contained in the notice to 
                show cause.
          * * * * * * *

            TITLE VII--COUNTERVAILING AND ANTIDUMPING DUTIES

          * * * * * * *

            Subtitle A--Imposition of Countervailing Duties

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 702. PROCEDURES FOR INITIATING A COUNTERVAILING DUTY 
                    INVESTIGATION.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Petition Determination.--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (5) Definition of domestic producers or workers.--For 
        purposes of this subsection, the term ``domestic 
        producers or workers'' means those interested parties 
        who are eligible to file a petition under subsection 
        [(b)(1)(A)] (b)(1).
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 705. FINAL DETERMINATIONS.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Effect of Final Determinations.--
          (1) Effect of affirmative determination by the 
        administering authority.--If the determination of the 
        administering authority under subsection (a) is 
        affirmative, then--
                  (A) * * *
                  (B)(i) the administering authority shall--
                          (I) * * *
                          (II) if section 777A(e)(2)(B) 
                        applies, determine a single estimated 
                        country-wide subsidy rate, applicable 
                        to all exporters and producers,
          * * * * * * *

              Subtitle B--Imposition of Antidumping Duties

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 732. PROCEDURES FOR INITIATING AN ANTIDUMPING DUTY INVESTIGATION.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Petition Determination.--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (5) Definition of domestic producers or workers.--For 
        purposes of this subsection, the term ``domestic 
        producers or workers'' means those interested parties 
        who are eligible to file a petition under subsection 
        [(b)(1)(A)] (b)(1).
          * * * * * * *
  (e) Information Regarding Critical Circumstances.--If, at any 
time after the initiation of an investigation under this 
subtitle, the administering authority finds a reasonable basis 
to suspect that--
          (1) there is a history of dumping in the United 
        States or elsewhere of [the the] the subject 
        merchandise, or
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 737. TREATMENT OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEPOSIT OF ESTIMATED 
                    ANTIDUMPING DUTY AND FINAL ASSESSED DUTY UNDER 
                    ANTIDUMPING DUTY ORDER.

  (a) Deposit of Estimated Antidumping Duty Under Section 
733(d)(1)(B).--If the amount of a cash [deposit collected] 
deposit, or the amount of any bond or other security, required 
as security for an estimated antidumping duty under section 
733(d)(1)(B) is different from the amount of the antidumping 
duty determined under an antidumping duty order published under 
section 736, then the difference for entries of merchandise 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption before 
notice of the affirmative determination of the Commission under 
section 735(b) is published shall be--
          (1) disregarded, to the extent [the cash deposit 
        collected] that the cash deposit, bond, or other 
        security is lower than the duty under the order, or
          (2) [refunded, to the extent the cash deposit] 
        refunded or released, to the extent that the cash 
        deposit, bond, or other security is higher than the 
        duty under the order.
          * * * * * * *

        Subtitle C--Reviews; Other Actions Regarding Agreements

     CHAPTER 1--REVIEW OF AMOUNT OF DUTY AND AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN 
                  QUANTITATIVE RESTRICTION AGREEMENTS

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 753. SPECIAL RULES FOR INJURY INVESTIGATIONS FOR CERTAIN SECTION 
                    303 OR SECTION 701(c) COUNTERVAILING DUTY ORDERS 
                    AND INVESTIGATIONS.

  (a) In General.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Description of countervailing duty orders.--A 
        countervailing duty order described in this paragraph 
        is an order issued under section 303 or section 701(c) 
        with respect to which the requirement of an affirmative 
        determination of material injury [under section 
        303(a)(2)] was not applicable at the time such order 
        was issued.
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Pending and Suspended Countervailing Duty 
Investigations.--If, on the date on which a country becomes a 
Subsidies Agreement country, there is a countervailing duty 
investigation in progress or suspended under section 303 or 
section 701(c) that applies to merchandise which is a product 
of that country and with respect to which the requirement of an 
affirmative determination of material injury [under section 
303(a)(2)] was not applicable at the time the investigation was 
initiated, the Commission shall--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *

                     Subtitle D--General Provisions

SEC. 771. DEFINITIONS; SPECIAL RULES.

  For purposes of this title--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (16) Foreign like product.--The term ``foreign like 
        product'' means merchandise in the first of the 
        following categories in respect of which a 
        determination for the purposes of subtitle B of this 
        title can be satisfactorily made:
                  (A) * * *
                  (B) Merchandise.--
                          (i) produced in the same country and 
                        by the same person as the [merchandise 
                        which is the subject of the 
                        investigation] subject merchandise,
                          (ii) like that merchandise in 
                        component material or materials and in 
                        the purposes for which used, and
                          (iii) approximately equal in 
                        commercial value to that merchandise.
          * * * * * * *
          (30) WTO member and wto member country.--The terms 
        ``WTO member'' and ``WTO member country'' mean a state, 
        or separate customs territory (within the meaning of 
        Article XII of the WTO Agreement), with respect to 
        which the United States applies the WTO [agreement] 
        Agreement.
          * * * * * * *
                              ----------                              


                         ACT OF AUGUST 5, 1935

AN ACT To protect the revenue of the United States and provide measures 
for the more effective enforcement of the laws respecting the revenue, 
 to prevent smuggling, to authorize customs-enforcement areas, and for 
                            other purposes.

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

                                TITLE I

          * * * * * * *
    [Sec. 7. In addition to any other requirement of law, every 
vessel, not exceeding five hundred net tons, from a foreign 
port or place, or which has visited a hovering vessel, shall 
carry a certificate for the importation into the United States 
of any spirits, wines, or other alcoholic liquors on board 
thereof (sea stores excepted), destined to the United States, 
said certificate to be issued by a consular officer of the 
United States or other authorized person pursuant to such 
regulations as the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the 
Treasury may jointly prescribe. Any spirits, wines, or other 
alcoholic liquors (sea stores excepted) found, or discovered to 
have been, upon any such vessel at any place in the United 
States, or within the customs waters, without said certificate 
on board, which are not shown to have a bona fide destination 
without the United States, shall be seized and forfeited and, 
in the case of any such merchandise so destined to a foreign 
port or place, a bond shall be required in double the amount of 
the duties to which such merchandise would be subject if 
imported into the United States, conditioned upon the delivery 
of said merchandise at such foreign port or place as may be 
certified by a consular officer of the United States or 
otherwise as provided in said regulations: Provided, That if 
the collector shall be satisfied that the certificate required 
for the importation of any spirits, wines, or other alcoholic 
liquors was issued and was lost or mislaid without fraud, or 
was defaced by accident, or is incorrect by reason of clerical 
error or other mistake, said penalties shall not be incurred 
nor shall such bond be required. This section shall take effect 
on the sixtieth day following the enactment of this Act.]
          * * * * * * *
                              ----------                              


SECTION 13031 OF THE CONSOLIDATED OMNIBUS BUDGET RECONCILIATION ACT OF 
                                  1985

SEC. 13031. FEES FOR CERTAIN CUSTOMS SERVICES.

  (a) Schedule of Fees.--In addition to any other fee 
authorized by law, the Secretary of the Treasury shall charge 
and collect the following fees for the provision of customs 
services in connection with the following:
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (5)(A) For fiscal years 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997, 
        for the arrival of each passenger aboard a commercial 
        vessel or commercial aircraft from a place outside the 
        customs territory of the United States, $6.50.
          (B) For fiscal year 1998 and each fiscal year 
        thereafter, for the arrival of each passenger aboard a 
        commercial vessel or commercial aircraft from a place 
        outside the United States (other than a place referred 
        to in [subsection (b)(1)(A)] subsection (b)(1)(A)(i) of 
        this section), $5.
          * * * * * * *
  [(b) Limitation on Fees.--(1) No fee may be charged under 
subsection (a) of this section for customs services provided in 
connection with--
          [(A) the arrival of any passenger whose journey--
                  [(i) originated in--
                          [(I) Canada,
                          [(II) Mexico,
                          [(III) a territory or possession of 
                        the United States, or
                          [(IV) any adjacent island (within the 
                        meaning of section 101(b)(5) of the 
                        Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
                        U.S.C. 1101(b)(5)), or
                  [(ii) originated in the United States and was 
                limited to--
                          [(I) Canada,
                          [(II) Mexico,
                          [(III) territories and possessions of 
                        the United States, and
                          [(IV) such adjacent islands;
          [(B) the arrival of any railroad car the journey of 
        which originates and terminates in the same country, 
        but only if no passengers board or disembark from the 
        train and no cargo is loaded or unloaded from such car 
        while the car is within any country other than the 
        country in which such car originates and terminates; or
          [(C) the arrival of any ferry.
Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to fiscal years 1994, 1995, 
1996, and 1997.]
  (b) Limitations on Fees.--(1)(A) No fee may be charged under 
subsection (a) of this section for customs services provided in 
connection with--
          (i) the arrival of any passenger whose journey--
                  (I) originated in--
                          (aa) Canada,
                          (bb) Mexico,
                          (cc) a territory or possession of the 
                        United States, or
                          (dd) any adjacent island (within the 
                        meaning of section 101(b)(5) of the 
                        Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
                        U.S.C. 1101(b)(5))), or
                  (II) originated in the United States and was 
                limited to--
                          (aa) Canada,
                          (bb) Mexico,
                          (cc) territories and possessions of 
                        the United States, and
                          (dd) such adjacent islands;
          (ii) the arrival of any railroad car the journey of 
        which originates and terminates in the same country, 
        but only if no passengers board or disembark from the 
        train and no cargo is loaded or unloaded from such car 
        while the car is within any country other than the 
        country in which such car originates and terminates;
          (iii) the arrival of any ferry; or
          (iv) the arrival of any passenger on board a 
        commercial vessel traveling only between ports which 
        are within the customs territory of the United States.
  (B) The exemption provided for in subparagraph (A) shall not 
apply in the case of the arrival of any passenger on board a 
commercial vessel whose journey originates and terminates at 
the same place in the United States if there are no intervening 
stops.
  (C) The exemption provided for in subparagraph (A)(i) shall 
not apply to fiscal years 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997.
          * * * * * * *
    (4) [No fee] (A) No fee may be charged under subsection 
(a)(5) with respect to the arrival any passenger--
          [(A)] (i) who is in transit to a destination outside 
        the customs territory of the United States, and
          [(B)] (ii) for whom customs inspectional services are 
        not provided.
  (B) In the case of a commercial vessel making a single voyage 
involving 2 or more United States ports with respect to which 
the passengers would otherwise be charged a fee pursuant to 
subsection (a)(5), such fee shall be charged only 1 time for 
each passenger.
          * * * * * * *
    (8)(A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
    (D) The fee charged under subsection (a)(9) or (10) with 
respect to the processing of merchandise shall--
          (i) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (iv) in the case of merchandise classified under 
        [subparagraph 9802.00.80 of such Schedules] heading 
        9802.00.80 of such Schedule, be applied to the full 
        value of the merchandise, less the cost or value of the 
        component United States products; [and]
          (v) in the case of agricultural products of the 
        United States that are processed and packed in a 
        foreign trade zone, be applied only to the value of 
        material used to make the container for such 
        merchandise, if such merchandise is subject to entry 
        and the container is of a kind normally used for 
        packing such merchandise[.]; and
          (vi) in the case of merchandise entered from a 
        foreign trade zone (other than merchandise to which 
        clause (v) applies), be applied only to the value of 
        the privileged or nonprivileged foreign status 
        merchandise under section 3 of the Act of June 18, 1934 
        (commonly known as the Foreign Trade Zones Act, 19 
        U.S.C. 81c).
With respect to merchandise that is classified under subheading 
9802.00.60 or heading 9802.00.80 of such Schedule and is duty-
free, the Secretary may collect the fee charged on the 
processing of the merchandise under subsection (a) (9) or (10) 
on the basis of aggregate data derived from financial and 
manufacturing reports used by the importer in the normal course 
of business, rather than on the basis of entry-by-entry 
accounting.
          * * * * * * *
    (9)(A) With respect to the processing of merchandise that 
is informally entered or released at a centralized hub 
facility, an express consignment carrier facility, or a small 
airport or other facility, the following reimbursements and 
payments are required:
          (i) In the case of a [centralized hub facility or] 
        small airport or other facility--
                  (I) the reimbursement which such facility is 
                required to make during the fiscal year under 
                section 9701 of title 31, United States Code or 
                section 236 of the Trade and Tariff Act of 
                1984; and
                  (II) an annual payment by the facility to the 
                Secretary of the Treasury, which is in lieu of 
                the payment of fees under subsection (a)(10) 
                for such fiscal year, in an amount equal to the 
                reimbursement under subclause (I).
          (ii) In  the  case  of  an  express  consignment  
        carrier  [facility--] facility or centralized hub 
        facility--
                  (I) an amount, for which the Customs Service 
                shall be reimbursed under section 524 of the 
                Tariff Act of 1930, equal to the cost of the 
                [customs inspectional] services provided by the 
                Customs Service [at the facility] for the 
                facility during the fiscal year; and
                  (II) an annual payment by the facility to the 
                Secretary of the Treasury, which is in lieu of 
                the payment of fees under subsection (a)(10) 
                for such fiscal year, in an amount equal to the 
                reimbursement made under subclause (I).
    (B) For purposes of this paragraph:
          (i) The terms ``centralized hub facility'' and 
        ``express consignment carrier facility'' have the 
        respective meanings that are applied to such terms in 
        part 128 of chapter I of title 19, Code of Federal 
        Regulations[, as in effect on July 30, 1990]. Nothing 
        in this paragraph shall be construed as prohibiting the 
        Secretary of the Treasury from processing merchandise 
        that is informally entered or released at any 
        centralized hub facility or express consignment carrier 
        facility during the normal operating hours of the 
        Customs Service, subject to reimbursement and payment 
        under subparagraph (A).
          (ii) The term ``small airport or other facility'' 
        means any airport or facility to which [section 236 of 
        the Tariff and Trade Act of 1984] section 236 of the 
        Trade and Tariff Act of 1984 applies, if more than 
        25,000 informal entries were cleared through such 
        airport or facility during the preceding fiscal year.
  (10)(A) The fee charged under subsection (a) (9) or (10) with 
respect to goods of Canadian origin (as determined under 
section 202 of the United States-Canada Free-Trade [Agreement)] 
Agreement Implementation Act of 1988) when the United States-
Canada Free-Trade Agreement is in force shall be in accordance 
with [section] article 403 of that Agreement.
          * * * * * * *
Any service for which an exemption from such fee is provided by 
reason of this paragraph may not be funded with money contained 
in the Customs User Fee Account.
          * * * * * * *
                              ----------                              


                     CUSTOMS AND TRADE ACT OF 1990

          * * * * * * *

                      TITLE III--TARIFF PROVISIONS

          * * * * * * *

                    PART 2--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 484E. FOREIGN REPAIR OF VESSELS.

    (a) * * *
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section 
shall apply to--
          (1) * * *
          (2) any entry made--
                  (A) on or after the date of enactment of this 
                Act, and
                  (B) on or before December 31, 1992; [and]
          * * * * * * *
          (3) any entry listed in subsection (c) that was made 
        during the period beginning on January 1, 1993, and 
        ending on December 31, 1994, to the extent such entry 
        involves the purchase of equipment, the use of 
        materials, or the expense of repairs in a foreign 
        country for 66 LASH (Lighter Aboard Ship) barges 
        documented under the laws of the United States if--
                  (A) such entry was not liquidated on January 
                1, 1995; and
                  (B) such entry, had it been made on or after 
                January 1, 1995, would otherwise be eligible 
                for the exemption provided in section 466(h)(1) 
                of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
                1466(h)(1)), and
          [(3)] (4) any entry made pursuant to section 466(h) 
        (1) or (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1466(h) 
        (1) or (2)), on or after the date of the entry into 
        force of the WTO Agreement with respect to the United 
        States.
  (c) Entries.--The entries referred to in subsection (b)(3) 
are the following:
          (1) Numbered entries.--

                                                                        
                       Entry Number               Date of Entry         
                                                                        
                   C14-0025455-8.......  August 18, 1993                
                   C14-0025456-6.......  August 18, 1993                
                   C14-0025457-4.......  August 18, 1993                
                   C14-0025473-1.......  August 27, 1993                
                   C14-0025478-0.......  September 13, 1993             
                   C14-0025479-8.......  September 13, 1993             
                   C14-0025480-6.......  September 13, 1993             
                   C14-0025481-4.......  September 13, 1993             
                   C14-0025511-8.......  April 16, 1993                 
                   C14-0025533-2.......  April 30, 1993                 
                   C14-0025545-6.......  May 21, 1993                   
                   C14-0025546-4.......  May 21, 1993                   
                   C14-0025547-2.......  May 21, 1993                   
                   C14-0025558-9.......  June 15, 1993                  
                   C14-0025560-5.......  June 15, 1993                  
                   C14-0025574-6.......  July 21, 1993                  
                   C14-0025575-3.......  July 21, 1993                  
                   C14-0025603-3.......  July 23, 1993                  
                   C14-0025604-1.......  July 23, 1993                  
                   C14-0025605-8.......  July 23, 1993                  
                   C14-0025623-1.......  October 25, 1993               
                   C14-0025624-9.......  October 25, 1993               
                   C14-0025625-6.......  October 25, 1993               
                   C14-0025635-5.......  November 8, 1993               
                   C14-0025636-3.......  November 8, 1993               
                   C14-0025637-1.......  November 8, 1993               
                   C14-0025653-8.......  November 30, 1993              
                   C14-0025654-6.......  November 30, 1993              
                   C14-0025655-3.......  November 30, 1993              
                   C14-0025657-9.......  November 30, 1993              
                   C14-0025679-3.......  January 3, 1994                
                   C14-0025680-1.......  January 3, 1994                
                   C14-0025688-4.......  February 14, 1994              
                   C14-0025689-2.......  February 14, 1994              
                   C14-0025690-0.......  February 14, 1994              
                   C14-0025691-8.......  February 14, 1994              
                   C14-0025692-6.......  February 14, 1994              
                   C14-0026803-8.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026804-6.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026805-3.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026807-9.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026808-7.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026809-5.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026810-3.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026811-1.......  January 24, 1994               
                   C14-0026826-9.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026827-7.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026828-5.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026829-3.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026830-1.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026831-9.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026832-7.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026833-5.......  March 10, 1994                 
                   C14-0026841-8.......  March 31, 1994                 
                   C14-0026843-4.......  March 31, 1994                 
                   C14-0026852-5.......  May 5, 1994                    
                   C14-0026853-3.......  May 5, 1994                    
                   C14-0026854-1.......  May 5, 1994                    
                   C14-0026867-3.......  May 18, 1994                   
                   C14-0026869-9.......  May 18, 1994                   
                   C14-0026874-9.......  June 8, 1994                   
                   C14-0026875-6.......  June 8, 1994                   
                   C14-0026898-8.......  August 2, 1994                 
                   C14-0026899-6.......  August 2, 1994                 
                   C14-0040625-7.......  October 5, 1994                
                                                                        

          (2) Additional entry.--The entry of a 66th LASH barge 
        (No. CG E69), for which no entry number is available, 
        if, within 60 days after the date of the enactment of 
        this subsection, a proper entry is filed with the 
        Customs Service.
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 484H. CANADIAN LOTTERY MATERIAL.

    (a) * * *
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply with respect to articles entered[, or withdrawn 
from warehouse for consumption,] for transportation in bond on 
or after the date that is 15 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act.
          * * * * * * *
                              ----------                              


            HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE UNITED STATES

          * * * * * * *

                             GENERAL NOTES

          * * * * * * *
    4. Products of Countries Designated Beneficiary Developing 
Countries for Purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences 
(GSP).
    (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
    (d) Articles provided for in a provision for which a rate 
of duty of ``Free'' appears in the ``Special'' subcolumn of 
rate of duty column 1 followed by the symbol ``A*'' in 
parentheses, if imported from a beneficiary developing country 
set out opposite the provisions enumerated below, are not 
eligible for the duty-free treatment provided in subdivision 
(c) of this note:
          * * * * * * *
[3604.00.00 India]
3604.10.10 India
3604.10.90 India
     * * * * * * *
[7106.92.00 Chile]
7106.92.50 Chile
     * * * * * * *
[7115.90.10 Argentina
[7115.90.20 Argentina]
7115.90.30 Argentina
7115.90.40 Argentina
     * * * * * * *
    [6. Articles Eligible for Duty-Free Treatment Pursuant to 
the Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft. Whenever a product is 
entered under a provision for which the rate of duty ``Free 
(C)'' appears in the ``Special'' subcolumn, the importer shall 
file a written statement, accompanied by such supporting 
documentation as the Secretary of the Treasury may require, 
with the appropriate customs officer stating that the imported 
article is a civil aircraft or has been imported for use in 
civil aircraft, that it will be so used and that such article 
has been approved for such use by the Administrator of the 
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or by the airworthiness 
authority in the country of exportation, if such approval is 
recognized by the FAA as an acceptable substitute for FAA 
certification, or that an application for approval for such use 
has been submitted to, and accepted by, the Administrator of 
the FAA. For purposes of the tariff schedule, the term ``civil 
aircraft'' means all aircraft other than aircraft purchased for 
use by the Department of Defense or the United States Coast 
Guard.]
    6. Articles Eligible for Duty-Free Treatment Pursuant to 
the Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft.
    (a) Whenever a product is entered under a provision for 
which the rate of duty ``Free (C)'' appears in the ``Special'' 
subcolumn, the importer--
          (i) shall maintain such supporting documentation as 
        the Secretary of the Treasury may require; and
          (ii) shall be deemed to certify that the imported 
        article is a civil aircraft, or has been imported for 
        use in civil aircraft and will be so used.
The importer may amend the entry or file a written statement to 
claim a free rate of duty under this note at any time before 
the liquidation of the entry becomes final, except that, 
notwithstanding section 505(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. 1505(c)), any refund resulting from any such claim shall 
be without interest.
    (b) For purposes of the tariff schedule, the term ``civil 
aircraft'' means--
          (i) any aircraft--
                  (A) that is manufactured or operated pursuant 
                to any certificate issued by the Administrator 
                of the FAA under section 44704 of title 49, 
                United States Code, or pursuant to the approval 
                of the airworthiness authority in the country 
                of exportation, if such approval is recognized 
                by the FAA as an acceptable substitute for such 
                as FAA certificate, or
                  (B) for which an application for such a 
                certificate has been submitted to, and accepted 
                by, the Administrator of the FAA, and
          (ii) any aircraft not described in clause (i), other 
        than aircraft purchased for use by the Department of 
        Defense or the United States Coast Guard.
          * * * * * * *

                     CHAPTER 29--ORGANIC CHEMICALS

          * * * * * * *

                                                                                                                
                                                                                       Rates of duty            
                                                                                                                
       Heading/subheading         Stat.        Article         Units of               1                         
                                 suffix      description       quantity                                   2     
                                                                            General      Special                
                                                                                                                
                                         IX. NITROGEN-                                                          
                                          FUNCTION                                                              
                                          COMPOUNDS.                                                            
2921...........................          Amine-function                                                         
                                          compounds:                                                            
                                           Acyclic                                                              
                                          monoamines and                                                        
                                          their                                                                 
                                          derivatives;                                                          
                                          sales thereof:                                                        
                        *        *        *        *        *        *        *        *                        
2921.59.17.....................      00    4.4'-Benzidine-                                                      
                                          2,2,-disulfonic                                                       
                                          acid;                                                                 
                                           1,4-                                                                 
                                          Diaminobenzene-2-                                                     
                                          sulfonic acid;                                                        
                                           4,4'-                                                                
                                          Methylenebis (2,6-                                                    
                                          Diethyl aniline);                                                     
                                          and                                                                   
                                           [m-               kg.........  Free        ............  15.4 cents/ 
                                          Xylenediamine] m-                                          kg + 60%.  
                                          Xylediamine; and                                                      
                                          3,3'-                                                                 
                                          Diaminobenzidine                                                      
                                          (tetraamino                                                           
                                          biphenyl).                                                            
                        *        *        *        *        *        *        *        *                        
 2922.49.......................  ......  Other:                                                                 
                                 ......    Aromatic:                                                            
2922.49.05.....................      00    (R)--    kg.........  Free        ............  15.4 cents/ 
                                          Aminobenzeneaceti                                          kg + 50%.  
                                          c acid 2-Amino-3-                                                     
                                          chlorobenzoic                                                         
                                          acid, methyl                                                          
                                          ester.                                                                
                        *        *        *        *        *        *        *        *                        
2933.90........................          Other:                                                                 
                                           Aromatic or                                                          
                                          modified                                                              
                                          aromatic:                                                             
                        *        *        *        *        *        *        *        *                        
2933.90.02.....................      00  2-[4-[(6-6-Chloro-                                                     
                                          2-quinoxalinyl)-                                                      
                                          oxy]phenoxy]propi                                                     
                                          onic acid, ethyl                                                      
                                          ester                                                                 
                                          [(Quizalofop                                                          
                                          ethyl)]; and                                                          
                                         O,O-Dimethyl-S-[(4- kg.........  Free        ............  15.4 cents/ 
                                          oxo-1,2,3-                                                 kg +64.5%. 
                                          benzotriazin-3-                                                       
                                          (4H)-yl)methyl]-                                                      
                                          phosphorodithioat                                                     
                                          e.                                                                    
                        *        *        *        *        *        *        *        *                        
                                                                                                                

   CHAPTER 36--EXPLOSIVES; PYROTECHNIC PRODUCTS; MATCHES; PYROPHORIC 
                ALLOYS; CERTAIN COMBUSTIBLE PREPARATIONS

          * * * * * * *

                                                                                                                
                                                                                       Rates of Duty            
                                                                                                                
       Heading/subheading         Stat.        Article         Units of               1                         
                                 suffix      description       quantity                                   2     
                                                                            General      Special                
                                                                                                                
                        *        *        *        *        *        *        *        *                        
3604...........................          Fireworks,                                                             
                                          signaling flares,                                                     
                                          rain rockets, fog                                                     
                                          signals and other                                                     
                                          pyrotechnic                                                           
                                          articles:                                                             
[3604.10.00....................           Fireworks........  ...........  5.3%        Free          12.5%]      
                                                                                       (A*,CA,E,IL              
                                                                                       ,J,MX)                   
                                     10   Class 1.4G (Class  kg                                                 
                                          C).                                                                   
                                     50   Other............  kg                                                 
3604.10........................  ......  Fireworks:                                                             
3604.10.10.....................  ......   Display or         ...........  2.4%        Free (A*,     12.5%       
                                          special                                      CA, E, IL,               
                                          fireworks, (Class                            J, MX)                   
                                          1.3G)                                                                 
3604.10.90.....................  ......   Other (including   ...........  5.3%        Free (A*,     12.5%       
                                          Class 1.4G)                                  CA, E, IL,               
                                                                                       J, MX)                   
                        *        *        *        *        *        *        *        *                        
                                                                                                                

   CHAPTER 71--NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS, PRECIOUS OR SEMIPRECIOUS 
STONES, PRECIOUS METALS, METALS CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL, AND ARTICLES 
                    THEREOF; IMITATION JEWELRY; COIN

                                                                                                                
                                                                                 Rates of Duty                  
                                                                                                                
  Heading/    Stat.    Article description       Units of                     1                                 
 subheading  suffix                              quantity                                               2       
                                                                  General          Special                      
                                                                                                                
                             *        *        *        *        *        *        *                            
                     II. PRECIOUS METALS                                                                        
                      AND METALS CLAD WITH                                                                      
                      PRECIOUS METAL                                                                            
7106.......          Silver (including                                                                          
                      silver plated with                                                                        
                      gold or platinum),                                                                        
                      unwrought or in                                                                           
                      semimanufactured                                                                          
                      forms or in powder                                                                        
                      form:                                                                                     
                             *        *        *        *        *        *        *                            
[7106.92.00      00    Semimanufactured....  g                4.8%            Free (A*, CA, E,  65%]            
                                                                               IL, J, MX)                       
7106.92....  ......  Semimanufactured:                                                                          
7106.92.10.  ......    Rectangular or near-  ...............  Free            ................  Free            
                      rectangular shapes,                                                                       
                      each having a purity                                                                      
                      of 99.5 percent or                                                                        
                      higher and not                                                                            
                      otherwise marked or                                                                       
                      decorated than with                                                                       
                      weight, purity, or                                                                        
                      other identifying                                                                         
                      information.                                                                              
7106.92.50.  ......    Other...............  ...............  4.8%            Free (A*, CA, E,  65%             
                                                                               IL, J, MX)                       
                             *        *        *        *        *        *        *                            
7108.13....          Other semimanufactured                                                                     
                      forms:                                                                                    
7108.13.10.      00    Gold leaf...........  cm 2             1.9%            Free (A, CA, E,   8%              
                             gold content..  g                                 IL, J, MX)                       
[7108.13.50      00    Other...............  g                6.6%            Free (CA, E, IL,  65%]            
                                                                               J, MX)                           
  .........  ......  Other:                                                                                     
7108.13.55.  ......    Rectangular or near-  ...............  Free            ................  Free            
                      rectangular shapes,                                                                       
                      each having a purity                                                                      
                      of 99.5 percent or                                                                        
                      higher and not                                                                            
                      otherwise marked or                                                                       
                      decorated than with                                                                       
                      weight, purity, or                                                                        
                      other identifying                                                                         
                      information.                                                                              
7108.13.70.  ......    Other...............  ...............  6.6%            Free (CA, E, IL,  65%             
                                                                               J, MX)                           
                             *        *        *        *        *        *        *                            
7115.90....          Other:                                                                                     
[7115.90.10      00    Of gold, including    X                6.2%            Free (A*, CA, E,  110%            
                      metal clad with gold.                                    IL, J, MX)                       
[7115.90.20      00    Of silver, including  X                4.8%            Free (A*, CA, E,  65%             
                      metal, clad with                                         IL, J, MX)                       
                      silver.                                                                                   
[7115.90.50      00    Other...............  X                6.4%            Free (A, CA, E,   65%]            
                                                                               IL, J, MX)                       
7115.90.15.  ......    Gold, not clad with   ...............  Free            ................  Free            
                      precious metal, in                                                                        
                      rectangular or near-                                                                      
                      rectangular shapes,                                                                       
                      each having a purity                                                                      
                      of 99.5 percent or                                                                        
                      higher and not                                                                            
                      otherwise marked or                                                                       
                      decorated than with                                                                       
                      weight, purity, or                                                                        
                      other identifying                                                                         
                      information.                                                                              
7115.90.25.  ......    Silver, not clad      ...............  Free            ................  Free            
                      with precious metal,                                                                      
                      in rectangular or                                                                         
                      near-rectangular                                                                          
                      shapes, each having a                                                                     
                      purity of 99.5                                                                            
                      percent or higher and                                                                     
                      not otherwise marked                                                                      
                      or decorated than                                                                         
                      with weight, purity,                                                                      
                      or other identifying                                                                      
                      information.                                                                              
             ......  Other:                                                                                     
7115.90.30.  ......    Of gold, including    ...............  6.2%            Free (A*, CA, E,  110%            
                      metal clad with gold.                                    IL, J, MX)                       
7115.90.40.  ......    Of silver, including  ...............  4.8%            Free (A*, CA, E,  65%             
                      metal clad with                                          IL, J, MX)                       
                      silver.                                                                                   
7115.90.60.  ......    Other...............  ...............  6.4%            Free (A, CA, E,   65%             
                                                                               IL, J, MX)                       
                             *        *        *        *        *        *        *                            
                                                                                                                

CHAPTER 99--TEMPORARY LEGISLATION; TEMPORARY MODIFICATIONS ESTABLISHED 
     PURSUANT TO TRADE LEGISLATION; ADDITIONAL IMPORT RESTRICTIONS 
ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 22 OF THE AGRICULTURAL ADJUSTMENT ACT, 
                               AS AMENDED

          * * * * * * *

          Subchapter II--Temporary Reductions in Rates of Duty

          * * * * * * *

                                                                                                                
                                                          Rates of duty                                         
                                                                                                                
  Heading/     Article description                    1                                       Effective period  
 subheading                                                                      2                              
                                          General          Special                                              
                                                                                                                
                                 *        *        *        *        *        *                                 
9902.30.16.  Methyl 2-[4-(2,4-        Free            No change          No change          On or before 12/31/ 
              dichlorophenoxy)phenox                                                         98                 
              y] propionate                                                                                     
              (dichlorofopmethyl) in                                                                            
              bulk form or in forms                                                                             
              or packages for retail                                                                            
              sale containing no                                                                                
              other pesticide                                                                                   
              products (CAS No.                                                                                 
              51338-27-3) (provided                                                                             
              for in subheading                                                                                 
              2918.90.20 or                                                                                     
              3808.30.15).                                                                                      
9902.30.17.  N-phenyl-n'-(1,2,3-      4.0%            No change          No change          On or before 12/31/ 
              thiadizol-5'ylureaa                                                            98                 
              (thidiazuron) in bulk                                                                             
              or in forms or                                                                                    
              packages for retail                                                                               
              sale (CAS No. 51707-55-                                                                           
              2) (provided for in                                                                               
              subheading 2934.90.15                                                                             
              or 3808.30.15).                                                                                   
                                 *        *        *        *        *        *                                 
9902.98.05.  Any of the following                                                                               
              articles not intended                                                                             
              for sale or                                                                                       
              distribution to the                                                                               
              public personal                                                                                   
              effects of aliens who                                                                             
              are participants in,                                                                              
              officials of, or                                                                                  
              accredited members of                                                                             
              delegations to, the                                                                               
              1998 Goodwill Games,                                                                              
              and of persons who are                                                                            
              immediate family                                                                                  
              members of or servants                                                                            
              to any of the                                                                                     
              foregoing persons;                                                                                
              equipment and                                                                                     
              materials imported in                                                                             
              connection with the                                                                               
              foregoing event by or                                                                             
              on behalf of the                                                                                  
              foregoing persons or                                                                              
              the organizing                                                                                    
              committee of such                                                                                 
              event; articles to be                                                                             
              used in exhibitions                                                                               
              depicting the culture                                                                             
              of a country                                                                                      
              participating in such                                                                             
              event; and, if                                                                                    
              consistent with the                                                                               
              foregoing, such other                                                                             
              articles as the                                                                                   
              Secretary of the                                                                                  
              Treasury may allow.                                                                               
                                      Free            No change          Free               On or before 2199   
                                 *        *        *        *        *        *                                 
                                                                                                                

                              ----------                              


                           TRADE ACT OF 1974

          * * * * * * *

                TITLE I--NEGOTIATING AND OTHER AUTHORITY

          * * * * * * *

      CHAPTER 4--OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

SEC. 141. OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c)(1) The United States Trade Representative shall--
          (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (D) issue and coordinate policy guidance to 
        departments and agencies on basic issues of policy and 
        interpretation arising in the exercise of international 
        trade functions, including any matter considered under 
        the auspices of the World Trade Organization,[,] to the 
        extent necessary to assure the coordination of 
        international trade policy and consistent with any 
        other law;
          * * * * * * *

       TITLE II--RELIEF FROM INJURY CAUSED BY IMPORT COMPETITION

    CHAPTER 1--POSITIVE ADJUSTMENT BY INDUSTRIES INJURED BY IMPORTS

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 202. INVESTIGATIONS, DETERMINATIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS BY 
                    COMMISSION.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (d) Provisional Relief.--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (4)(A) Any provisional relief implemented under this 
        subsection with respect to an imported article shall 
        terminate on the day on which--
                  (i) if such relief was proclaimed under 
                paragraph (1)(G) or (2)(D), the Commission 
                makes a negative determination under [section 
                202(b)] subsection (b) regarding injury or the 
                threat thereof by imports of such article;
          * * * * * * *

             TITLE III--RELIEF FROM UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES

 CHAPTER 1--ENFORCEMENT OF UNITED STATES RIGHTS UNDER TRADE AGREEMENTS 
            AND RESPONSE TO CERTAIN FOREIGN TRADE PRACTICES

SEC. 301. ACTIONS BY UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE.

  (a)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Scope of Authority.--
          (1)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (4) Any trade agreement described in paragraph 
        [(1)(C)(iii)] (1)(D)(iii) shall provide compensatory 
        trade benefits that benefit the economic sector which 
        includes the domestic industry that would benefit from 
        the elimination of the act, policy, or practice that is 
        the subject of the action to be taken under subsection 
        (a) or (b), or benefit the economic sector as closely 
        related as possible to such economic sector, unless--
                  (A) the provision of such trade benefits is 
                not feasible, or
                  (B) trade benefits that benefit any other 
                economic sector would be more satisfactory than 
                such trade benefits.
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 304. DETERMINATIONS BY THE TRADE REPRESENTATIVE.

    (a) In General.--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (3)(A) If an investigation is initiated under this 
        chapter by reason of section 302(b)(2) and the Trade 
        Representative does not consider that a trade 
        agreement, including the Agreement on Trade-Related 
        Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (referred to in 
        section 101(d)(15) of the Uruguay Round Agreements 
        Act), is involved or does not make a determination 
        described in subparagraph (B) with respect to such 
        investigation, the Trade Representative shall make the 
        determinations required under paragraph (1) with 
        respect to such investigation by no later than the date 
        that is 6 months after the date on which such 
        investigation is initiated.
          * * * * * * *
                              ----------                              


                      URUGUAY ROUND AGREEMENTS ACT

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS.

  (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Uruguay 
Round Agreements Act''.
  (b) Table of Contents.--

Sec. 1. Short title and table of contents.
     * * * * * * *

        TITLE II--ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTY PROVISIONS

Sec. 201. Reference.

                     Subtitle A--General Provisions

Sec. 211. Action with respect to petitions.
     * * * * * * *
[Sec. 221. Review determinations.]
Sec. 221. Special rules for review of determinations.
     * * * * * * *

 TITLE I--APPROVAL OF, AND GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO, THE URUGUAY 
                            ROUND AGREEMENTS

          * * * * * * *

                     Subtitle D--Related Provisions

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 132. IMPLEMENTATION OF RULES OF ORIGIN WORK PROGRAM.

  If the President enters into an agreement developed under the 
work program described in Article 9 of the Agreement on Rules 
of Origin referred to in section 101(d)(10), the President may 
implement United States obligations under such an agreement 
under United States law only pursuant to authority granted to 
the President for that purpose by law enacted after the 
effective date of this [title] section.
          * * * * * * *

        TITLE II--ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTY PROVISIONS

          * * * * * * *

                     Subtitle A--General Provisions

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 212. PETITION AND PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Determination by the Commission of Reasonable Indication 
of Injury; Preliminary Determination by the Administering 
Authority.--
          (1) Countervailing duty investigations.--
                  (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
                  (C) Section 703(b) (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)) is 
                amended--
                          (i) in paragraph (1)--
                                  (I) by striking ``85 days 
                                after the date on which [the] a 
                                petition is filed under section 
                                702(b)'' and inserting ``65 
                                days after the date on which 
                                the administering authority 
                                initiates an investigation 
                                under section 702(c)'';
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 214. CRITICAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Antidumping Investigations.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Final determinations.--(A) Section 735(a)(3) (19 
        U.S.C. 1673d(a)(3)) is amended--
                  (i) in clause (i) of subparagraph (A)--
                          (I) by inserting ``and material 
                        injury by reason of dumped imports'' 
                        after ``history of dumping''; and
                          (II) by striking ``class or kind of 
                        [the] merchandise which is the subject 
                        of the investigation'' and inserting 
                        ``subject merchandise'';
          * * * * * * *

[SEC. 221. REVIEW DETERMINATIONS.]

SEC. 221. SPECIAL RULES FOR REVIEW OF DETERMINATIONS.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 233. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

  (a) Terminology.--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (6) Initiate.--(A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (C) Section 732(a)(2)(B) is amended by striking 
        ``commence'' each place it appears and inserting 
        ``initiate''.
          * * * * * * *

                    Subtitle B--Subsidies Provisions

          * * * * * * *

        PART 2--REPEAL OF SECTION 303 AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS

SEC. 261. REPEAL OF SECTION 303.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (d) Conforming Amendments.--
          (1) In general.--
                  (A) Amendments to trade act of 1974.--
                          (i) Section 331(d)(3) of the Trade 
                        Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 1303 note) is 
                        repealed.
                          (ii) Section 152(a)(2) of the Trade 
                        Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2192(a)(2)) is 
                        amended by striking ``as follows:'' and 
                        inserting a comma and by striking ``(A) 
                        in the case of'' and all that follows 
                        through ``(B)''.
                  (B) Amendments to tariff act of 1930.--The 
                following sections of the Tariff Act of 1930 
                are amended:
                          (i) Section 315(d) (19 U.S.C. 
                        1315(d)) is amended by inserting ``(as 
                        in effect on the day before the 
                        effective date of title II of the 
                        Uruguay Round Agreements Act) or 
                        section 701'' after ``section 303''.
                          (ii) Section 337(b)(3) (19 U.S.C. 
                        1337(b)(3)) is amended--
                                  (I) by striking ``of section 
                                303 or of subtitle B of title 
                                VII of the Tariff Act of 1930'' 
                                and inserting ``of subtitle B 
                                of title VII of this Act'',
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 270. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

  (a) Countervailable Subsidy.--
          (1) * * *
          (2)(A) The heading for section 704(b) (19 U.S.C. 
        1671c(b)) is amended by striking ``Subsidy'' and 
        inserting ``Countervailable Subsidy''.
          (B) The heading for section [771(A)(c)] 771A(c) (19 
        U.S.C. 1677-1(c)) is amended by striking ``Subsidy'' 
        and inserting ``Countervailable Subsidy''.
          * * * * * * *

    PART 4--ENFORCEMENT OF UNITED STATES RIGHTS UNDER THE SUBSIDIES 
                               AGREEMENT

SEC. 281. SUBSIDIES ENFORCEMENT.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (h) Definitions.--For purposes of this section:
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (4) Interested party.--The term ``interested party'' 
        means a party described in subparagraph (C), (D), (E), 
        (F), or (G) of section 771(9) of the Tariff Act of 1930 
        (19 U.S.C. 1677(9) [(A),] (C), (D), (E), (F), or (G)).
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 282. REVIEW OF SUBSIDIES AGREEMENT.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (d) Review of the Operation of the Subsidies Agreement.--The 
Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with other appropriate 
departments and agencies of the Federal Government, shall 
undertake an ongoing review of the operation of the Subsidies 
Agreement. The review shall address--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
Not later than 4 years and 6 months after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Commerce shall submit 
to the Congress a report on the review required under this 
subsection.
          * * * * * * *

           TITLE III--ADDITIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF AGREEMENTS

          * * * * * * *

     Subtitle B--Foreign Trade Barriers and Unfair Trade Practices

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 314. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE III OF THE TRADE ACT OF 1974.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (e) Monitoring of Foreign Compliance.--Subsections (a) and 
(b) of section 306 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2416) 
are amended to read as follows:
  ``(a) In General.--The Trade Representative shall monitor the 
implementation of each measure undertaken, or agreement that is 
entered into, by a foreign country to provide a satisfactory 
resolution of a matter subject to investigation under this 
chapter or subject to dispute settlement proceedings to enforce 
the rights of the United States under a trade agreement 
providing for such proceedings.
  ``(b) Further Action.--
          ``(1) In general.--If, on the basis of the monitoring 
        carried out under subsection (a), the Trade 
        Representative considers that a foreign country is not 
        satisfactorily implementing a measure or agreement 
        referred to in subsection (a), the Trade Representative 
        shall determine what further action the Trade 
        Representative shall take under section 301(a). For 
        purposes of section 301, any such determination shall 
        be treated as a determination made under section 
        304(a)(1).[''.]
          ``(2) WTO dispute settlement recommendations.--If the 
        measure or agreement referred to in subsection (a) 
        concerns the implementation of a recommendation made 
        pursuant to dispute settlement proceedings under the 
        World Trade Organization, and the Trade Representative 
        considers that the foreign country has failed to 
        implement it, the Trade Representative shall make the 
        determination in paragraph (1) no later than 30 days 
        after the expiration of the reasonable period of time 
        provided for such implementation under paragraph 21 of 
        the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the 
        Settlement of Disputes that is referred to in section 
        101(d)(16) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.''.
          * * * * * * *

              Subtitle C--Unfair Practices in Import Trade

SEC. 321. UNFAIR PRACTICES IN IMPORT TRADE.

  (a) Amendments to Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.--
Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) is 
amended as follows:
          (1) Investigation.--Subsection (b) is amended--
                  (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
                  (C) in paragraph (3)--
                          [(i) in the first sentence--
                                  [(I) by striking ``the Tariff 
                                Act of 1930'' and inserting 
                                ``this Act''; and
                                  [(II) by striking ``such 
                                Act'' and inserting ``such 
                                subtitle''; and]
                          (i) in the first sentence by striking 
                        ``such Act'' and inserting ``such 
                        subtitle''; and
          * * * * * * *

                          Subtitle D--Textiles

SEC. 331. TEXTILE PRODUCT INTEGRATION.

  Not later than 120 days after the date that the WTO 
Agreement[, as defined in section 2(9) of the Uruguay Round 
Implementation Act,] enters into force with respect to the 
United States, the Secretary of Commerce shall publish in the 
Federal Register a notice containing the list of products to be 
integrated in each stage set out in Article 2(8) of the 
Agreement on Textiles and Clothing referred to in section 
101(d)(4). After publication of such list, the list may not be 
changed unless otherwise required by statute or the 
international obligations of the United States, to correct 
technical errors, or to reflect reclassifications. Within 30 
days after the publication of such list, the Trade 
Representative shall notify the list to the Textiles Monitoring 
Body established under Article 8 of the Agreement on Textiles 
and Clothing.
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 334. RULES OF ORIGIN FOR TEXTILE AND APPAREL PRODUCTS.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Principles.--
          (1) In general.--Except as otherwise provided for by 
        statute, a textile or apparel product, for purposes of 
        the customs laws and the administration of quantitative 
        restrictions, originates in a country, territory, or 
        insular possession, and is the growth, product, or 
        manufacture of that country, territory, or insular 
        possession, if--
                  (A) the product is wholly obtained or 
                produced in that country, territory, or 
                possession;
                  (B) the product is a yarn, thread, twine, 
                cordage, rope, cable, or braiding and--
                          (i) the constituent staple fibers are 
                        spun in that country, territory, or 
                        possession, or
                          (ii) the continuous filament is 
                        extruded in that country, territory, or 
                        possession[,];
          * * * * * * *

                TITLE IV--AGRICULTURE-RELATED PROVISIONS

                        Subtitle A--Agriculture

                         PART I--MARKET ACCESS

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 405. SPECIAL AGRICULTURAL SAFEGUARD AUTHORITY.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Determination of Safeguard.--If the President determines 
with respect to a special safeguard agricultural good that it 
is appropriate to impose--
          (1) the price-based safeguard in accordance with 
        subparagraph [1(a)] 1(b) of Article 5; or
          (2) the volume-based safeguard in accordance with 
        subparagraph [1(b)] 1(a) of Article 5,
the President shall, consistent with Article 5 as determined by 
the President, determine the amount of the duty to be imposed, 
the period such duty shall be in effect, and any other terms 
and conditions applicable to the duty.
          * * * * * * *

                            PART II--EXPORTS

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 412. OTHER CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

  (a) Public Law 98-332.--Section 106 of Public Law 98-332 (98 
Stat. 287), is repealed.
  (b)  Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 1984.--Section 625(A) of the Agriculture, 
Rural Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
1984, as given the force of law by section 101(d) of Public Law 
98-151 (97 Stat. [1853] 972), is repealed.
          * * * * * * *

                      TITLE VI--RELATED PROVISIONS

                    Subtitle A--Expiring Provisions

SEC. 601. GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Retroactive Application For Certain Liquidations and 
Reliquidations.--
          (1) In general.--Notwithstanding section 514 of the 
        Tariff Act of 1930 or any other provision of law and 
        subject to paragraph (2), the entry--
                  (A) of any article to which duty-free 
                treatment under title V of the Trade Act of 
                1974 would have applied if the entry had been 
                made on September 30, 1994, and
                  (B) that was made after September 30, 1994, 
                and before [such date of enactment] the date of 
                the enactment of this Act,
        shall be liquidated or reliquidated as free of duty, 
        and the Secretary of the Treasury shall refund any duty 
        paid with respect to such entry. As used in this 
        subsection, the term ``entry'' includes a withdrawal 
        from warehouse for consumption.
          * * * * * * *
                              ----------                              


              SECTION 204 OF THE AGRICULTURAL ACT OF 1956

  Sec. 204. The President may, whenever he determines such 
action appropriate, negotiate with representatives of foreign 
governments in an effort to obtain agreements limiting the 
export from such countries and the importation into the United 
States of any agricultural commodity or product manufactured 
therefrom or textiles or textile products, and the President is 
authorized to issued regulations governing the entry or 
withdrawal from warehouse of any such commodity, product, 
textiles, or textile products to carry out any such agreement. 
In addition, if a multilateral agreement, including but not 
limited to the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing referred to 
in section 101(d)(4) of the Uruguay Round [Implementation] 
Agreements Act, has been or is concluded under the authority of 
this section among countries accounting for a significant part 
of world trade in the articles with respect to which the 
agreement was concluded, the President may also issue, in order 
to carry out such agreement, regulations governing the entry or 
withdrawal from warehouse of the same articles which are the 
products of countries not parties to the agreement, or 
countries to which the United States does not apply the 
agreement. Nothing herein shall affect the authority provided 
under section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act (of 1933) 
as amended.
                              ----------                              


                      TRADE AGREEMENTS ACT OF 1979

          * * * * * * *

                   TITLE III--GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 304. EXPANSION OF THE COVERAGE OF THE AGREEMENT.

  (a) Overall Negotiating Objective.--The President shall seek 
in the renegotiations provided for in article XXIV(7)[,] of the 
Agreement more open and equitable market access abroad, and the 
harmonization, reduction, or elimination of devices which 
distort trade or commerce related to Government procurement, 
with the overall goal of maximizing the economic benefit to the 
United States through maintaining and enlarging foreign markets 
for products of United States agriculture, industry, mining, 
and commerce, the development of fair and equitable market 
opportunities, and open and nondiscriminatory world trade. In 
carrying out the provisions of this subsection, the President 
shall consider the assessment made in the report required under 
section 306(a).
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Independent Verification Objective.--The President shall 
seek to establish in the renegotiation provided for in article 
XXIV(7)[,] of the Agreement a system for independent 
verification of information provided by parties to the 
Agreement to the Committee on Government Procurement pursuant 
to article XIX(5)[,] of the Agreement.
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 305. MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (d) Annual Report on Foreign Discrimination.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Identifications required.--In the annual report, 
        the President shall identify (and continue to identify 
        subject to subsections (f)(5) and (g)(3)) any 
        countries, other than least developed countries, that--
                  (A) are signatories to the Agreement and not 
                in compliance with the requirements of the 
                Agreement;
                  (B)(i) are signatories to the Agreement; (ii) 
                are in compliance with the Agreement but, in 
                the government procurement of products or 
                services not covered by the Agreement, maintain 
                a significant and persistent pattern or 
                practice of discrimination against United 
                States products or services which results in 
                identifiable harm to United States businesses; 
                and (iii) whose products or services are 
                acquired in significant amounts by the United 
                States Government; [or]
                  (C)(i) are not signatories to the Agreement; 
                (ii) maintain, in government procurement, a 
                significant and persistent pattern or practice 
                of discrimination against United States 
                products or services which results in 
                identifiable harm to United States businesses; 
                and (iii) whose products or services are 
                acquired in significant amounts by the United 
                States Government[.];
          * * * * * * *
  (g) Procedures With Respect to Other Discrimination.--
          (1) Imposition of sanctions.--If, within 60 days 
        after the annual report is submitted under subsection 
        (d)(1), a country that is identified pursuant to 
        subparagraph (B), (C), (D), or (E) [of such subsection] 
        of subsection (d)(2) has not eliminated the practices 
        regarding government procurement identified under 
        subparagraph (B)(ii), (C)(ii), (D)(ii), or (E)(ii) (as 
        the case may be) of subsection (d)(2), then, on the day 
        after the end of such 60-day period--
                  (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (3) Termination of sanctions.--The President may 
        terminate the sanctions imposed under paragraph (1) or 
        (2) and remove a country from the report under 
        subsection (d)(1) at such time as the President 
        determines that the country has eliminated [the the] 
        the practices regarding government procurement 
        identified under subparagraph (B)(ii), (C)(ii), 
        (D)(ii), or (E)(ii) (as the case may be) of subsection 
        (d)(2).
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 308. DEFINITIONS.

  As used in this title--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (4) Eligible products.--
                  (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
                  (D) Lowered threshold for certain products as 
                a consequence of united states-canada free-
                trade agreement.--Except as otherwise agreed by 
                the United States and Canada under paragraph 3 
                of article 1304 of the United States-Canada 
                Free-Trade Agreement, the term ``eligible 
                product'' includes a product or service of 
                Canada having a contract value of $25,000 or 
                more that would be covered for procurement by 
                the United States under [the the] the Agreement 
                (as defined in paragraph (1)), but for the 
                thresholds provided for in the Agreement.
          * * * * * * *

           TITLE IV--TECHNICAL BARRIERS TO TRADE (STANDARDS)

              Subtitle A--Obligations of the United States

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 402. FEDERAL STANDARDS-RELATED ACTIVITIES.

  No Federal agency may engage in any standards-related 
activity that creates unnecessary obstacles to the foreign 
commerce of the United States, including, but not limited to, 
standards-related activities that violate any of the following 
requirements:
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (4) Access for foreign suppliers.--Each Federal 
        agency shall, with respect to any conformity assessment 
        procedure used by it, permit access for obtaining an 
        assessment of conformity and the mark of the system, if 
        any, to foreign suppliers of a product on the same 
        basis as access is permitted to suppliers of like 
        products whether of domestic or foreign origin.
          * * * * * * *

               Subtitle B--Functions of Federal Agencies

SEC. 411. FUNCTIONS OF TRADE REPRESENTATIVE.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Cross Reference.--

          For provisions of law regarding general authority of the 
        [Special Representatives] Trade Representative with respect to 
        trade agreements, see section 141 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 
        U.S.C. 2171).
     * * * * * * *

SEC. 414. STANDARDS INFORMATION CENTER.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Functions.--The standards information center shall--
          (1) serve as the central national collection facility 
        for information relating to (A) standards, technical 
        regulations, conformity assessment procedures,[,] and 
        standards-related activities, whether such standards, 
        technical regulations, conformity assessment 
        procedures,[,] or activities are public or private, 
        domestic or foreign, or international, regional, 
        national, or local and (B) the membership and 
        participation of Federal, State, or local government 
        bodies or private bodies in the United States in 
        international and regional standardizing bodies and 
        conformity assessment systems, as well as in bilateral 
        and multilateral arrangements concerning standards-
        related activities;
          * * * * * * *

          Subtitle D--Definitions and Miscellaneous Provisions

SEC. 451. DEFINITIONS.

  As used in this title--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (6) International standards organization.--The term 
        ``international standards organization'' means any 
        organization--
                  (A) the membership of which is open to 
                representatives, whether public or private, of 
                the United States and at least all Members[.]; 
                and
          * * * * * * *

         Subtitle F--International Standard-Setting Activities

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 492. EQUIVALENCE DETERMINATIONS.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Notice.--If the Commissioner proposes to issue a 
determination of the equivalency of a sanitary or phytosanitary 
measure of a foreign country to a sanitary or [phytosanitary] 
phytosanitary measure of the Food and Drug Administration that 
is not required to be promulgated as a rule under the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act or other statute administered by 
the Food and Drug Administration, the Commissioner shall 
publish a notice in the Federal Register that identifies the 
basis for the determination that the measure provides at least 
the same level of sanitary or phytosanitary protection as the 
comparable Federal sanitary or phytosanitary measure. The 
Commissioner shall provide opportunity for interested persons 
to comment on the notice. The Commissioner shall not issue a 
final determination on the issue of equivalency without taking 
into account the comments received.
          * * * * * * *
                              ----------                              


              SECTION 154 OF TITLE 35, UNITED STATES CODE

Sec. 154. Contents and term of patent

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Continuation.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Remedies.--The remedies of sections 283, 284, and 
        285 of this title shall not apply to [Acts] acts 
        which--
                  (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
                              ----------                              


              SECTION 104A OF TITLE 17, UNITED STATES CODE

Sec. 104A. Copyright in restored works

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (h) Definitions.--For purposes of this section and section 
109(a):
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (3) The term ``eligible country'' means a nation, 
        other than the United States, that is a WTO member 
        country, adheres to the Berne Convention, or is subject 
        to a proclamation under [section 104A(g)] subsection 
        (g).
          * * * * * * *
                              ----------                              


         NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT

          * * * * * * *

                      TITLE II--CUSTOMS PROVISIONS

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 202. RULES OF ORIGIN.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (m) Interpretation and Application.--For purposes of this 
section:
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (4) In applying the Customs Valuation Code--
                  (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
                  (C) the definitions in subsection [(o)] (p) 
                shall take precedence over the definitions in 
                the Customs Valuation Code to the extent of any 
                difference.
          * * * * * * *
  (p) Definitions.--For purposes of this section--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (18) Nonallowable interest costs.--The term 
        ``nonallowable interest costs'' means interest costs 
        incurred by a producer as a result of an interest rate 
        that exceeds the applicable [federal government] 
        Federal Government interest rate for comparable 
        maturities by more than 700 basis points, determined 
        pursuant to regulations implementing this section.
          * * * * * * *

      TITLE III--APPLICATION OF AGREEMENT TO SECTORS AND SERVICES

                         Subtitle A--Safeguards

       PART 1--RELIEF FROM IMPORTS BENEFITING FROM THE AGREEMENT

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 309. PRICE-BASED SNAPBACK FOR FROZEN CONCENTRATED ORANGE JUICE.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Rate of Duty.--The rate of duty specified for purposes of 
subsection (b) for articles entered on any day is the rate in 
the HTS that is the lower of--
          (1) the [column 1-General] column 1 general rate of 
        duty in effect for such articles on July 1, 1991; or
          (2) the [column 1-General] column 1 general rate of 
        duty in effect on that day.
          * * * * * * *

                       PART 3--GENERAL PROVISIONS

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 316. MONITORING.

  For purposes of expediting an investigation concerning 
provisional relief under this subtitle or section 202 of the 
Trade Act of 1974 regarding--
          (1) fresh or chilled tomatoes provided for in 
        subheading 0702.00.00 of the HTS; and
          (2) fresh or chilled peppers, other than chili 
        peppers provided for in subheading 0709.60.00 of the 
        HTS;
the International Trade Commission, until January 1, 2009, 
shall monitor imports of such goods as if proper requests for 
such monitoring had been made under [subsection 
202(d)(1)(C)(i)] subsection (d)(1)(C)(i) of such section 202. 
At the request of the International Trade Commission, the 
Secretary of Agriculture and the Commissioner of Customs shall 
provide to the International Trade Commission information 
relevant to the monitoring carried out under this section.
          * * * * * * *

                         Subtitle E--Standards

                     PART 1--STANDARDS AND MEASURES

SEC. 351. STANDARDS AND SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Technical Amendments.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Conforming amendments.--Title IV of the Trade 
        [Agreement Act] Agreements Act of 1979 is further 
        amended--
                  (A) by striking out ``Special 
                Representative'' each place it appears and 
                inserting ``Trade Representative''; and
          * * * * * * *

  TITLE IV--DISPUTE SETTLEMENT IN ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTY 
                                 CASES

 Subtitle A--Organizational, Administrative, and Procedural Provisions 
      Regarding the Implementation of Chapter 19 of the Agreement

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 402. ORGANIZATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (d) Selection and Appointment.--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (3) Exceptions.--Notwithstanding subsection (c)(3) 
        (other than subparagraph (B)), subsection (c)(4), or 
        paragraph (2)(A) of this subsection, individuals 
        included on the preliminary candidate lists submitted 
        to the appropriate Congressional Committees under 
        subsection (c)(3)(B) may--
                  (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 407. IDENTIFICATION OF INDUSTRIES FACING SUBSIDIZED IMPORTS.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (e) Effect of Decisions.--Any decision, whether positive or 
negative, or any action by the Trade Representative or the 
Secretary of Commerce under this section shall not in any way--
          (1) prejudice the right of any industry to file a 
        petition under any trade law;
          (2) prejudice, affect, or substitute for, any 
        proceeding, investigation, determination, or action by 
        the Secretary of Commerce, the International Trade 
        Commission, or the Trade Representative pursuant to 
        such a petition[,]; or
          * * * * * * *

            Subtitle B--Conforming Amendments and Provisions

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 415. EFFECT OF TERMINATION OF NAFTA COUNTRY STATUS.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Transition Provisions.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Binational panel and extraordinary challenge 
        committee reviews.--If on the date on which a country 
        ceases to be a NAFTA country--
                  (A) a binational panel review under article 
                1904 of the Agreement is pending, or has been 
                requested; or
                  (B) an extraordinary challenge committee 
                review under article 1904 of the Agreement is 
                pending, or has been requested;
        with respect to a determination which involves a class 
        or kind of merchandise and to which section 516A(g)(2) 
        of the Tariff Act of 1930 applies, such determination 
        shall be reviewable under section 516A(a) of the Tariff 
        Act of 1930. In the case of a determination to which 
        the provisions of this paragraph apply, the time limits 
        for commencing an action under section 516A(a) of the 
        Tariff Act of 1930 shall not begin to run until the 
        date on which the Agreement ceases to be in force with 
        respect to that country.
          * * * * * * *

                    TITLE VI--CUSTOMS MODERNIZATION

          * * * * * * *

            Subtitle A--Improvements in Customs Enforcement

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 621. PENALTIES FOR FRAUD, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, AND NEGLIGENCE; PRIOR 
                    DISCLOSURE.

  Section 592 (19 U.S.C. 1592) is amended--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (4) by amending subsection (c)(4)--
                  (A) by striking ``time of disclosure or 
                within thirty days, or such longer period as 
                the appropriate customs officer may provide, 
                after notice by the appropriate customs officer 
                of his'' in subparagraph (A)(i) and by striking 
                out ``time of [disclosure in 30 days] 
                disclosure within 30 days, or such longer 
                period as the appropriate customs officer may 
                provide, after notice by the appropriate 
                customs officer of his'' in subparagraph (B), 
                and inserting in each place ``time of 
                disclosure, or within 30 days (or such longer 
                period as the Customs Service may provide) 
                after notice by the Customs Service of its''; 
                and
          * * * * * * *
                              ----------                              


        SECTION 219 OF THE CARIBBEAN BASIN ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT

SEC. 219. CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WESTERN HEMISPHERIC TRADE.

  (a) * * *
  (b)  Scope of the Center.--The Center shall be a year-round 
program operated by an institution located in the State of 
Texas (or a consortium of such institutions), the purpose of 
which is to promote and study trade between and among Western 
Hemisphere countries. The Center shall conduct activities 
designed to examine--
          (1) the impact of the NAFTA on the economies in, and 
        trade within, the Western Hemisphere[,];
          * * * * * * *
  (h) Report.--The Commissioner of Customs shall, no later than 
July 1, 1994, and annually thereafter for years for which 
grants are made, submit a written report to the Committee on 
Finance of the Senate and the Committee on Ways and Means of 
the House of Representatives. The first report shall include--
          (1) a statement identifying the institution or 
        institutions selected as the Center[,];
          (2) the reasons for selecting the institution or 
        institutions as the Center[,]; and
          * * * * * * *
                              ----------                              


                 REVISED STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES

          * * * * * * *

                         T I T L E  X X X I V .

                   COLLECTION OF DUTIES UPON IMPORTS.

          * * * * * * *

                            CHAPTER ELEVEN.

       PROVISIONS APPLYING TO COMMERCE WITH CONTIGUOUS COUNTRIES.

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 3126. Any United States documented vessel with a 
registry or coastwise endorsement, or both, may engage in trade 
between one port in the United States and one or more ports 
within the same, with the privilege of touching at one or more 
foreign ports during the voyage, and land and take in thereat 
merchandise, passengers and their baggage, and letters, and 
mails.
  Sec. 3127. Any foreign merchandise taken in at one port of 
the United States to be [conveyed a United States] conveyed in 
a United States documented vessel with a registry or coastwise 
endorsement, or both, to any other port within the same, either 
under the provisions relating to warehouses, or under the laws 
regulating the transportation coastwise of merchandise entitled 
to drawback, as well as any merchandise not entitled to 
drawback, but on which the import duties chargeable by law 
shall have been duly paid, shall not become subject to any 
import duty by reason of the vessel in which they may arrive 
having touched at a foreign port during the vogage.
          * * * * * * *
                              ----------                              


             OMNIBUS TRADE AND COMPETITIVENESS ACT OF 1988

          * * * * * * *

                TITLE I--TRADE, CUSTOMS, AND TARIFF LAWS

          * * * * * * *

      Subtitle B--Implementation of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule

          * * * * * * *

SEC. 1207. PUBLICATION OF THE HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Content.--Publications under subsection (a), in whatever 
format, shall contain--
          (1) the then current Harmonized Tariff Schedule;
          (2) statistical annotations and related statistical 
        information formulated under section [484(e)] 484(f) of 
        the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. [1484(e)] 1484(f)); 
        and
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 1210. UNITED STATES PARTICIPATION ON THE CUSTOMS COOPERATION 
                    COUNCIL REGARDING THE CONVENTION.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Development of Technical Proposals.--
          (1) In connection with responsibilities arising from 
        the implementation of the Convention and under section 
        [484(e)] 484(f) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
        [1484(e)] 1484(f)) regarding United States programs for 
        the development of adequate and comparable statistical 
        information on merchandise trade, the Secretary of the 
        Treasury, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Commission 
        shall prepare technical proposals that are appropriate 
        or required to assure that the United States 
        contribution to the development of the Convention 
        recognizes the needs of the United States business 
        community for a Convention which reflects sound 
        principles of commodity identification, modern 
        producing methods, and current trading patterns and 
        practices.
          * * * * * * *