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                                                        Calendar No. 43
108th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                     108-28
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       MISCELLANEOUS TRADE AND TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS ACT OF 2003

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                 March 20, 2003.--Ordered to be printed

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  Mr. Grassley, from the Committee on Finance, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 671]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on Finance reported an original bill (S. 671) 
to amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to 
modify temporarily certain rates of duty, to make other 
technical amendments to the trade laws, and for other purposes, 
having considered the same, reports favorably thereon and 
recommends that the bill do pass.

                                CONTENTS

                                                                   Page
  I. Background.......................................................2
 II. Summary..........................................................2
       Title I--Tariff Provisions.....................................2
       Title II--Other Trade Provisions.............................175
       Title III--Protection of Intellectual Property Rights........180
III. Votes of the Committee.........................................186
 IV. Congressional Action...........................................186
  V. Budgetary Impact...............................................187
 VI. Regulatory Impact and Other Matters............................192
VII. Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill as Reported...........192

                             I. BACKGROUND

    On June 18, 2002, Chairman Max Baucus requested public 
comment on a package of technical corrections, temporary duty 
suspensions or reductions, liquidations and reliquidations, and 
other miscellaneous trade proposals introduced during the 107th 
Congress and referred to the Committee on Finance. The 
legislation, as amended, includes many of these bills which, 
based upon the comments submitted to the Committee on Finance 
by the public, the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the 
United States Trade Representative and other agencies, the 
Committee has found to be non-controversial.

                              II. SUMMARY

                   Short Title and Table of Contents

                              (Section 1)

    This section provides that this Act may be cited as the 
``Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2003.''

                       TITLE I--TARIFF PROVISIONS

                               Reference

                           (Section 1001(a))

Present law
    No provision.
Explanation of provision
    This section provides that except as otherwise expressly 
provided, whenever in this title an amendment or repeal is 
expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a chapter, 
subchapter, note, additional U.S. note, heading, subheading, or 
other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made 
to a chapter, subchapter, note, additional U.S. note, heading, 
subheading , or other provision of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (19 U.S.C. 3007).
Reason for change
    This clarifies that the amendments or repeals made by this 
title apply to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States, except as otherwise provided.

                           Expired Provisions

                           (Section 1001(b))

Present law
    Subchapter II of Chapter 99 contains the identified 
headings that have expired.
Explanation of provision
    This provision strikes the identified expired headings from 
Subchapter II of Chapter 99.
Reason for change
    The identified headings were temporary and have expired.

                        BITOLYLENE DIISOCYANATE

                             (Section 1101)

Present law
    Bitolylene diisocyanate (TODI) (CAS No. 91-97-4) (provided 
for in subheading 2929.10.20) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
5.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading Bitolylene diisocyanate (TODI) 
(CAS No. 91-97-4) (provided for in subheading 2929.10.20), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           2-METHYLIMIDAZOLE

                             (Section 1102)

Present law
    2-Methylimidazole (CAS No. 693-98-1) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.29.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Methylimidazole (CAS No. 
693-98-1) (provided for in subheading 2933.29.90), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        HYDROXYLAMINE FREE BASE

                             (Section 1103)

Present law
    Hydroxylamine (CAS No. 7803-49-8) (provided for in 
subheading 2825.10.00) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Hydroxylamine (CAS No. 
7803-49-8) (provided for in subheading 2825.10.00), as a 
temporary duty reduction to 0.6% ad valorem until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                 PRENOL

                             (Section 1104)

Present law
    3-Methyl-2-buten-1-ol (CAS No. 556-82-1) (provided for in 
subheading 2905.29.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Prenol, 3-Methyl-2-buten-
1-ol (CAS No. 56-82-1) (provided for in subheading 2905.29.90), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           1-METHYLIMADAZOLE

                             (Section 1105)

Present law
    1-Methylimidazole (CAS No. 616-47-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.29.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1-Methylimidazole (CAS No. 
616-47-7) (provided for in subheading 2933.29.90), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               FORMAMIDE

                             (Section 1106)

Present law
    Formamide (CAS No. 75-12-7) (provided for in subheading 
2924.19.10) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Formamide (CAS No. 75-12-
7) (provided for in subheading 2924.19.10), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         MICHLER'S ETHYL KETONE

                             (Section 1107)

Present law
    Michler's ethyl ketone, 4,4,-Bis-(diethylamino)benzophenone 
(CAS No. 0-93-7) (providedfor in subheading 2922.39.45) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 4,4,-Bis-
(diethylamino)benzophenone (CAS No. 0-93-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2922.39.45) as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            VINYL IMIDAZOLE

                             (Section 1108)

Present law
    1-Ethenyl-1H-imidazole (CAS No. 1072-63-5) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.29.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1-Ethenyl-1H-imidazole 
(CAS No. 1072-63-5) as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            DISPERSE BLUE 27

                             (Section 1109)

Present law
    Disperse blue 27 (9,10-tanthracenedione, 1,8-dihydroxy-4-
[[4-(2-hydroxyethyl) phenyl]amino]-5-nitro-) (CAS No. 15791-78-
3) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.50) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Disperse blue 27 (9,10-
anthracenedione, 1,8-dihydroxy-4-[[4-(2-
hydroxyethyl)phenyl]amino]-5-nitro-) (CAS No. 15791-78-3) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.11.50) as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             ACID BLACK 244

                             (Section 1110)

Present law
    Acid black 244(chromate(2-),[3-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-4-[[2-
(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-1-naphthalenyl]azo-.kappa.N2]-1-
naphthalenesulfonato(3-)] [1-[[2-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-5-[4-
methoxyphenyl)-azo]phenyl]azo-.kappa.N2]-2-
naphthalenesulfonato(2-)-.kappa.O]-, disodium) (CAS No. 30785-
74-1) (provided for in subheading 3204.12.45) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Acid black 244(chromate(2-
),[3-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-4-[[2-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-1-
naphthalenyl]azo-.kappa.N2]-1-naphthalenesulfonato(3-)] [1-[[2-
(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-5-[4-methoxyphenyl)-
azo]phenyl]azo-.kappa.N2]-2-naphthalenesulfonato(2-)-.kappa.O]-
, disodium) (CAS No. 30785-74-1) (provided for in subheading 
3204.12.45), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries.

                          REACTIVE ORANGE 132

                             (Section 1111)

Present law
    Reactive orange 132 (benzenesulfonic acid, 2,2,-[(1-methyl-
1,2- ethanediyl)- bis[imino(6-fluoro-1,3,5-triazine-4,2-
diyl)imino[2-[(aminocarbonyl)-amino]-4,1-phenylene] azo]]bis[5-
[(4 sulfophenyl)azo]-, sodium salt) (CAS No. 149850-31-7) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.16.30) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Reactive orange 132 
(benzenesulfonic acid, 2,2,-[(1-methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)- 
bis[imino(6-fluoro-1,3,5-triazine-4,2-diyl)imino[2-
[(aminocarbonyl)-amino]-4,1-phenylene]azo]]bis[5-[(4-
sulfophenyl)azo]-, sodium salt) (CAS No. 149850-31-7) (provided 
for in subheading 3204.16.30), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                MIXTURES OF ACID RED 337, ACID RED 266, 
                            AND ACID RED 361

                             (Section 1112)

Present law
    Mixtures of acid red 337 (2-naphthalenesulfonic acid, 6-
amino-5-[[2-[(cyclohexylmethylamino)sulfonyl]phenyl]azo]-4-
hydroxy-, monosodium salt) (CAS No. 32846-21-2), acid red 266 
(2-naphthalenesulfonic acid, 6-amino-5-[[4-chloro-2-
(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]azo]-4-hydroxy-, monosodium salt) (CAS 
No. 57741-47-6), and acid red 361 (2-naphthalenesulfonic 
acid,6-amino-4-hydroxy-5-[[2-(trifluoromethyl) phenyl]azo]-, 
monosodium salt) (CAS No. 67786-14-5) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.12.45) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Mixtures of acid red 337 
(2-naphthalenesulfonic acid, 6-amino-5-[[2-
[(cyclohexylmethylamino)sulfonyl]phenyl]azo]-4-hydroxy-, 
monosodium salt) (CAS No. 32846-21-2), acid red 266 (2-
naphthalenesulfonic acid, 6-amino-5-[[4-chloro-2-
(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]azo]-4-hydroxy-, monosodium salt) (CAS 
No. 57741-47-6), and acid red 361 (2-naphthalenesulfonic 
acid,6-amino-4-hydroxy-5-[[2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]azo]-, 
monosodium salt) (CAS No. 67786-14-5) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.12.45), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               VAT RED 13

                             (Section 1113)

Present law
    Vat red 13 ([3,3,-bianthra[1,9-cd]pyrazole]-6,6,(1H,1,H)-
dione, 1,1,-diethyl-) (CAS No. 4203-77-4) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.15.80) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.8% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Vat red 13([3,3,-
bianthra[1,9-cd]pyrazole]-6,6,(1H,1,H)-dione, 1,1,-diethyl-) 
(CAS No. 4203-77-4) (provided for in subheading 3204.15.80), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                 5-METHYLPYRIDINE-2,3-DICARBOXYLIC ACID

                             (Section 1114)

Present law
    5-Methylpyridine-2,3-dicarboxylic acid (CAS No. 53636-65-0) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.39.61) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 5-Methylpyridine-2,3-
dicarboxylic acid (CAS No. 53636-65-0) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.39.61), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

          5-METHYLPYRIDINE-2,3-DICARBOXYLIC ACID DIETHYLESTER

                             (Section 1115)

Present law
    5-Methylpyridine-2,3-dicarboxylic acid, diethylester (CAS 
No. 112110-16-4) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.61) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 5-Methylpyridine-2,3-
dicarboxylic acid, diethylester (CAS No. 112110-16-4) (provided 
for in subheading 2933.39.61), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                   5-ETHYLPYRIDINE DICARBOXYLIC ACID

                             (Section 1116)

Present law
    5-Ethylpyridine-2,3-dicarboxylic acid (CAS No. 102268-15-5) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.39.61) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading 5-Ethylpyridine-2,3-
dicarboxylic acid (CAS No. 102268-15-5) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.39.61), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

           (E)-O(2,5-DIMETHYLPHENOXY METHYL)-2-METHOXY-IMINO-
                         NMETHYLPHENYLACETAMIDE

                             (Section 1117)

Present law
    (E)-O-(2,5-Dimethylphenoxymethyl)-2-methoxyimino-N-
methylphenylacetamide (dimoxystrobin) (CAS No. 145451-07-6) 
(provided for in subheading 2928.00.25) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for (E)-O-(2,5-
Dimethylphenoxymethyl)-2-methoxyimino-N-methylphenylacetamide 
(dimoxystrobin) (CAS No. 145451-07-6) (provided for in 
subheading 2928.00.25), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

            2-CHLORO-N-(4 CHLOROBIPHENYL-2-YL) NICOTINAMIDE

                             (Section 1118)

Present law
    2-Chloro-N-(4-chloro-[1,1,-biphenyl]-2-yl)nicotinamide 
(nicobifen) (CAS No. 188425-85-6) (provided for in subheading 
2933.39.21) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Chloro-N-(4-chloro-
[1,1,-biphenyl]-2-yl)nicotinamide (nicobifen) (CAS No. 188425-
85-6) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.21), as a temporary 
duty reduction to 4.4% ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              VINCLOZOLIN

                             (Section 1119)

Present law
    3-(3,5-Dichlorophenyl)-5-ethenyl-5-methyl-2,4-
oxazolidinedione (vinclozolin) (CAS No. 50471-44-8) (provided 
for in subheading 2934.99.12) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3-(3,5-Dichlorophenyl)-5-
ethenyl-5-methyl-2,4-oxazolidinedione (vinclozolin) (CAS No. 
50471-44-8) (provided for in subheading 2934.99.12), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                DAZOMET

                             (Section 1120)

Present law
    Tetrahydro-3,5-dimethyl-2H-1,3,5-thiadiazine-2-thione (CAS 
No. 533-74-4) (dazomet) (provided for in subheading 2934.99.90) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Tetrahydro-3,5-dimethyl-
2H-1,3,5-thiadiazine-2-thione (CAS No. 533-74-4) (dazomet) 
(provided for in subheading 2934.99.90), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             PYRACLOSTROBIN

                             (Section 1121)

Present law
    Methyl N-(2-[[1-(4-chlorophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-3-
yl]oxymethyl]phenyl)-N-methoxycarbamate (pyraclostrobin) (CAS 
No. 175013-18-0) (provided for in subheading 2933.19.23) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Methyl N-(2-[[1-(4-
chlorophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-3-yl]oxymethyl]phenyl)-N-
methoxycarbamate (pyraclostrobin) (CAS No. 175013-18-0) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.19.23),as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

  1,3-BENZENEDICARBOXYLIC ACID, 5-SULFO-1,3-DIMETHYL ESTER SODIUM SALT

                             (Section 1122)

Present law
    1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-sulfo-1,3-dimethyl ester, 
sodium salt (CAS No. 3965-55-7) (provided for in subheading 
2917.39.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic 
acid, 5-sulfo-1,3-dimethyl ester, sodium salt (CAS No. 3965-55-
7) (provided for in subheading 2917.39.30), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               SACCHAROSE

                             (Section 1123)

Present law
    Saccharose to be used other than in food for human 
consumption and not for nutritional purposes (provided for in 
subheading 1701.99.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
35.74 cents/kg.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Saccharose to be used 
other than in food for human consumption and not for 
nutritional purposes (provided for in subheading 1701.99.50), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                                BUCTRIL

                             (Section 1124)

Present law
    Mixtures of bromoxynil octanoate (CAS No. 1689-99-2) with 
application adjuvants (buctril) (provided for in subheading 
3808.30.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Mixtures of bromoxynil 
octanoate (CAS No. 1689-99-2) with application adjuvants 
(buctril) (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                 (2-BENZOTHIAZOLYTHIO) BUTANEDIOIC ACID

                             (Section 1125)

Present law
    (Benzothiazol-2-ylthio)succinic acid (CAS No. 95154-01-1) 
(provided for in subheading 2934.20.40) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for (Benzothiazol-2-
ylthio)succinic acid (CAS No. 95154-01-1) (provided for in 
subheading 2934.20.40), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

   60-70 PERCENT AMINE SALT OF 2-BENZO-THIAZOLYTHIO SUCCINIC ACID IN 
                                SOLVENT

                             (Section 1126)

Present law
    (Benzothiazol-2-ylthio) succinic acid (60-70 percent) in 
solvent (provided for in subheading 3824.90.28) is subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 0.4 cents/kg + 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for (Benzothiazol-2-ylthio) 
succinic acid (60-70 percent) in solvent (provided for in 
subheading 3824.90.28), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

 4-METHYL-G-OXO-BENZENEBUTANOIC ACID COMPOUNDED WITH 4-ETHYLMORPHOLINE 
                                 (2:1)

                             (Section 1127)

Present law
    4-Methyl-g-oxobenzenebutanoic acid compounded with 4-
ethylmorpholine (2:1) (CAS No. 171054-89-0) (provided for in 
subheading 3824.90.28) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.4 cents/kg + 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 4-Methyl-g-
oxobenzenebutanoic acid compounded with 4-ethylmorpholine (2:1) 
(CAS No. 171054-89-0) (provided for in subheading 3824.90.28), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

    MIXTURES OF RIMSULFURON, NICOSULFURON, AND APPLICATION ADJUVANTS

                             (Section 1128)

Present law
    Mixtures of rimsulfuron (N-[[(4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-
yl)amino]carbonyl]-3-(ethylsulfonyl)-2-pyridinesulfonamide (CAS 
No. 122931-48-0),nicosulfuron (2-(((((4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-
yl)amino)carbonyl)-amino)sulfonyl)-N,N-dimethyl-3-
pyridinecarboxamide (CAS No. 111991-09-4), and application 
adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) is subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of rimsulfuron 
(N-[[(4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl)amino]carbonyl]-3-
(ethylsulfonyl)-2-pyridinesulfonamide (CAS No. 122931-48-
0),nicosulfuron (2-(((((4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-
yl)amino)carbonyl)-amino)sulfonyl)-N,N-dimethyl-3-
pyridinecarboxamide (CAS No. 111991-09-4), and application 
adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

 MIXTURES OF THIFENSULFURON METHYL, TRIBENURON METHYL AND APPLICATION 
                               ADJUVANTS

                             (Section 1129)

Present law
    Mixtures of thifensulfuron methyl (methyl 3-[[[[(4-methoxy-
6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-amino]carbonyl]amino]sulfonyl]-2-
thiophenecarboxylate (CAS No. 79277-27-3), tribenuron methyl 
(methyl 2-[[[[(4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-
yl)methylamino]carbonyl]-amino]sulfonyl]-benzoate) (CAS No. 
101200-48-0) and application adjuvants (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of thifensulfuron 
methyl (methyl 3-[[[[(4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-
amino]carbonyl]-amino]sulfonyl]-2-thiophenecarboxylate (CAS No. 
79277-27-3), tribenuron methyl (methyl 2-[[[[(4-methoxy-6-
methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)methylamino]- carbonyl]-
amino]sulfonyl]-benzoate) (CAS No. 101200-48-0) and application 
adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

      MIXTURES OF THIFENSULFURON METHYL AND APPLICATION ADJUVANTS

                             (Section 1130)

Present law
    Mixtures of thifensulfuron methyl (methyl 3-[[[[(4-methoxy-
6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-amino]carbonyl]amino]sulfonyl]-2-
thiophenecarboxylate) (CAS No. 79277-27-3) and application 
adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) is subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of thifensulfuron 
methyl (methyl 3-[[[[(4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-
amino]carbonyl]amino]sulfonyl]-2-thiophenecarboxylate) (CAS No. 
79277-27-3) and application adjuvants (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.15), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

        MIXTURES OF TRIBENURON METHYL AND APPLICATION ADJUVANTS

                             (Section 1131)

Present law
    Mixtures of tribenuron methyl (methyl 2-[[[[(4-methoxy-6-
methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)methylamino]carbonyl]amino]-sulfonyl-
benzoate) and application adjuvants (CAS No. 101200-48-0) 
(provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of tribenuron 
methyl (methyl 2-[[[[(4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-
yl)methylamino]carbonyl]amino]-sulfonyl-benzoate) and 
application adjuvants (CAS No. 101200-48-0) (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.15), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

    MIXTURES OF RIMSULFURON, THIFENSULFURON METHYL AND APPLICATION 
                               ADJUVANTS

                             (Section 1132)

Present law
    Mixtures of rimsulfuron (N-[(4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-
yl)aminocarbonyl]-3-(ethylsulfonyl)-2-pyridinesulfonamide) (CAS 
No. 122931-48-0); Thifensulfuron methyl (methyl 3-[[[[(4-
methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-
amino]carbonyl]amino]sulfonyl]-2-thiophenecarboxylate) (CAS No. 
79277-27-3); and application adjuvants (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.15) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of rimsulfuron 
(N-[(4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl)aminocarbonyl]-3-
(ethylsulfonyl)-2-pyridinesulfonamide) (CAS No. 122931-48-0); 
Thifensulfuron methyl (methyl 3-[[[[(4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-
triazin-2-yl)-amino]carbonyl]amino]sulfonyl]-2-
thiophenecarboxylate) (CAS No. 79277-27-3); and application 
adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              VAT BLACK 25

                             (Section 1133)

Present law
    Anthra[2,1,9-mna]naphth[2,3-h]acridine-5,10,15(16H)-trione, 
3-[(9,10-dihydro-9,10-dioxo-1-anthracenyl)amino]- (Vat black 
25) (CAS No. 4395-53-3) (provided for in subheading 3204.15.80) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Anthra[2,1,9-
mna]naphth[2,3-h]acridine-5,10,15(16H)-trione, 3-[(9,10-
dihydro-9,10-dioxo-1-anthracenyl)amino]- (Vat black 25) (CAS 
No. 4395-53-3) (provided for in subheading 3204.15.80), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

              CYCLOHEXANEPROPANOIC ACID, 2-PROPENYL ESTER

                             (Section 1134)

Present law
    Cyclohexanepropanoic acid, 2-propenyl ester (CAS No. 2705-
87-5) (provided for in subheading 2916.20.50) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Cyclohexanepropanoic acid, 
2-propenyl ester (CAS No. 2705-87-5) (provided for in 
subheading 2916.20.50), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

       NEOHELIOPAN HYDRO (2-PHENYLBENZIMIDAZOLE-5-SULFONIC ACID)

                             (Section 1135)

Present law
    2-Phenylbenzimidazole-5-sulfonic acid) (CAS No. 27503-81-7) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.99.79) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Phenylbenzimidazole-5-
sulfonic acid) (CAS No. 27503-81-7) (provided for in subheading 
2933.99.79), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

             SODIUM METHYLATE POWDER (NA METHYLATE POWDER)

                             (Section 1136)

Present law
    Methanol, sodium salt (CAS No. 124-41-4) (provided for in 
subheading 2905.19.00) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Methanol, sodium salt (CAS 
No. 124-41-4) (provided for in subheading 2905.19.00), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

               GLOBANONE (CYCLOHEXADEC-8-EN-1-ONE) (CHD)

                             (Section 1137)

Present law
    Cyclohexadec-8-en-1-one (CAS No. 3100-36-5) (provided for 
in subheading 2914.29.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
4.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Cyclohexadec-8-en-1-one 
(CAS No. 3100-36-5) (provided for in subheading 2914.29.50), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                   METHYL ACETOPHENONE-PARA (MELILOT)

                             (Section 1138)

Present law
    p-Methylacetophenone (CAS No. 122-00-9) (provided for in 
subheading 2914.39.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.1% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for p-Methylacetophenone (CAS 
No. 122-00-9) (provided for in subheading 2914.39.90), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

           MAJANTOL (2,2-DIMETHYL-3-(3-METHYLPHENYL)PROPANOL)

                             (Section 1139)

Present law
    2,2-Dimethyl-3-(3-methylphenyl)propanol (CAS No. 103694-68-
4) (provided for in subheading 2906.29.20) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2,2-Dimethyl-3-(3-
methylphenyl)propanol (CAS No. 103694-68-4) (provided for in 
subheading 2906.29.20), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                 NEOHELIOPAN MA (MENTHYL ANTHRANILATE)

                             (Section 1140)

Present law
    Menthyl anthranilate (CAS No. 134-09-8) (provided for in 
subheading 2922.49.37) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.4 cents/kg + 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Menthyl anthranilate (CAS 
No. 134-09-8) (provided for in subheading 2922.49.37), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         ALLYL ISOSULFOCYANATE

                             (Section 1141)

Present law
    Allyl isothiocyanate (CAS No. 57-06-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2930.90.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Allyl isothiocyanate (CAS 
No. 57-06-7) (provided for in subheading 2930.90.90), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               FRESCOLAT

                             (Section 1142)

Present law
    5-Methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl-2-hydroxypropanoate 
(lactic acid, menthyl ester) (Frescolat) (CAS No. 59259-38-0) 
(provided for in subheading 2918.11.50) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 3.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 5-Methyl-2-(1-
methylethyl)cyclohexyl-2-hydroxypropanoate (lactic acid, 
menthyl ester) (Frescolat) (CAS No. 59259-38-0) (provided for 
in subheading 2918.11.50) as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                       THYMOL (ALPHA-CYMOPHENOL)

                             (Section 1143)

Present law
    Thymol (CAS No. 89-83-8) (provided for in subheading 
2907.19.40) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 4.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Thymol (CAS No. 89-83-8) 
(provided for in subheading 2907.19.40), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            BENZYL CARBAZATE

                             (Section 1144)

Present law
    Benzyl carbazate (Hydrazinecarboxylic acid, phenylmethyl 
ester (CAS No. 5331-43-1) (provided for in subheading 
2928.00.25) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Benzyl carbazate 
(Hydrazinecarboxylic acid, phenylmethyl ester (CAS No. 5331-43-
1) (provided for in subheading 2928.00.25), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        ESFENVALERATE TECHNICAL

                             (Section 1145)

Present law
    (S)-Cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl (S)-4-chloro--(1-
methylethyl-benzeneacetate (Esfenvalerate) (CAS No. 66230-04-4) 
(provided for in subheading 2926.90.30) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for (S)-Cyano(3-
phenoxyphenyl)methyl (S)-4-chloro--(1-
methyethylbenzeneacetate (Esfenvalerate) (CAS No. 66230-04-4) 
(provided for in subheading 2926.90.30), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           AVAUNT AND STEWARD

                             (Section 1146)

Present law
    Mixtures of indoxacarb ((S)-methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2-
[[(methoxycarbonyl)[4-
(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]amino]carbonyl]indeno-[1,2-e][1,3,4]-
oxadiazine-4a-(3H)carboxylate) (CAS No. 173584-44-6) and 
application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.10.25) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Mixtures of indoxacarb 
((S)-methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2-[[(methoxycarbonyl)[4-
(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]amino]carbonyl]indeno-[1,2-e][1,3,4]-
oxadiazine-4a-(3H)carboxylate) (CAS No. 173584-44-6) and 
application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.10.25), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                 HELIUM

                             (Section 1147)

Present law
    Helium (provided for in subheading 2804.29.00) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Helium (provided for in 
subheading 2804.29.00) as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                             ETHYL PYRUVATE

                             (Section 1148)

Present law
    Ethyl pyruvate (CAS No. 617-35-6) (provided for in 
subheading 2918.30.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Ethyl pyruvate (CAS No. 
617-35-6) (provided for in subheading 2918.30.90), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              DELTAMETHRIN

                             (Section 1149)

Present law
    (S)--Cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl(1R,3R)-3-(2,2-
dibromovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate 
(Deltamethrin) (CAS No. 52918-63-5) in bulk or unmixed in forms 
or packings for retail sale (provided for in subheading 
2926.90.30 or 3808.10.25) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
7.1% and 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for (S)--Cyano-3-
phenoxybenzyl(1R,3R)-3-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-2,2-
dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate (Deltamethrin) (CAS No. 52918-
63-5) in bulk or unmixed in forms or packings for retail sale 
(provided for in subheading 2926.90.30 or 3808.10.25) as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           ASULAM SODIUM SALT

                             (Section 1150)

Present law
    Mixtures of methyl sulfanilycarbamate, sodium salt (Asulam 
sodium salt) (CAS No. 2302-17-2) and application adjuvants 
(provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) are subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Mixtures of methyl 
sulfanilycarbamate, sodium salt (Asulam sodium salt) (CAS No. 
2302-17-2) and application adjuvants (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.15) as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              TRALOMETHRIN

                             (Section 1151)

Present law
    Tralomethrin (1R,3S)3[(1RS)-(1,,2,,2,,2,-tetrabromoethyl)]-
2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid, (S)-alphacyano-3-
phenoxybenzyl ester (CAS No. 66841-25-6) in bulk or in forms or 
packages for retail sale (provided for in subheading 2926.90.30 
or 3808.10.25) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.1 and 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Tralomethrin 
(1R,3S)3[(1RS)-(1,,2,,2,,2,-tetrabromoethyl)]-2,2-
dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid, (S)-alphacyano-3-
phenoxybenzyl ester (CAS No. 66841-25-6) in bulk or in forms or 
packages for retail sale (provided for in subheading 2926.90.30 
or 3808.10.25), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                N-PHENYL-N,-(1,2,3-THIADIAZOL-5-YL)-UREA

                             (Section 1152)

Present law
    N-Phenyl-N,-1,2,3-thiadiazol-5-ylurea (thidiazuron) in bulk 
or in forms or packages for retail sale (CAS No. 51707-55-2) 
(provided for in subheading 2934.99.15 or 3808.30.15) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% and 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for N-Phenyl-N,-1,2,3-
thiadiazol-5-ylurea (thidiazuron) in bulk or in forms or 
packages for retail sale (CAS No. 51707-55-2) (provided for in 
subheading 2934.99.15 or 3808.30.15) as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

  BENZENEPROPANOIC ACID, ALPHA-2-DICHLORO-5-(4 (DIFLUOROMETHYL)- 4,5-
   DIHYDRO-3-METHYL-5-OXO-1H-1,2,4-TRIAZOL-1-YL)-4-FLUORO-ETHYL ESTER

                             (Section 1153)

Present law
    Alpha-2-Dichloro-5-[4-(difluoromethyl)-4,5-dihydro-3-
methyl-5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl]-4-fluorobenzenepropanoic 
acid, ethyl ester (carfentazone-ethyl) (CAS No. 128639-02-1) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.99.22) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for alpha-2-Dichloro-5-[4-
(difluoromethyl)-4,5-dihydro-3-methyl-5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-
yl]-4-fluorobenzenepropanoic acid, ethyl ester (carfentazone-
ethyl) (CAS No. 128639-02-1) (provided for in subheading 
2933.99.22) as a temporary duty reduction to 4.9% ad valorem 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

      (Z)-(1RS, 3RS)-3-(2-CHLORO-3,3,3 TRIFLOURO-1-PROPENYL)-2,2-
                  DIMETHYLCYCLOPROPANE CARBOXYLIC ACID

                             (Section 1154)

Present law
    (7)-(1RS,3RS)-3-(2-Chloro-3,3,3-trifluro-1-propenyl)-2,2-
dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid (CAS No. 68127-59-3) 
(provided for in subheading 2916.20.50) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for (7)-(1RS,3RS)-3-(2-Chloro-
3,3,3-trifluro-1-propenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylic 
acid (CAS No. 68127-59-3) (provided for in subheading 
2916.20.50), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        2-CHLOROBENZYL CHLORIDE

                             (Section 1155)

Present law
    2-Chlorobenzyl chloride (CAS No. 611-19-8) (provided for in 
subheading 2903.69.70) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Chlorobenzyl chloride 
(CAS No. 611-19-8) (provided for in subheading 2903.69.70), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

             (S)-ALPHA-HYDROXY-3-PHENOXYBENZENEACETONITRILE

                             (Section 1156)

Present law
    (S)-alpha-Hydroxy-3-phenoxybenzeneacetonitrile (CAS No. 
61826-76-4) (provided for in subheading 2926.90.43) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for (S)-alpha-Hydroxy-3-
phenoxybenzeneacetonitrile (CAS No. 61826-76-4) (provided for 
in subheading 2926.90.43), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

             4-PENTENOIC ACID, 3,3-DIMETHYL-, METHYL ESTER

                             (Section 1157)

Present law
    4-Pentenoic acid, 3,3-dimethyl-, methyl ester (CAS No. 
63721-05-1) (provided for in subheading 2916.19.50) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 4-Pentenoic acid, 3,3-
dimethyl-, methyl ester (CAS No. 63721-05-1) (provided for in 
subheading 2916.19.50), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               TERRAZOLE

                             (Section 1158)

Present law
    Etridiazole [5-ethoxy-3-(trichloromethyl)-1,2,4-
thiadiazole] (CAS No. 2593-15-9) (provided for in subheading 
2934.99.90) and any mixtures (preparations) containing 
Etridiazole as the active ingredient (provided for in 
subheading 3808.20.50) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 5% ad 
valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Etridiazole [5-ethoxy-3-
(trichloromethyl)-1,2,4-thiadiazole] (CAS No. 2593-15-9) 
(provided for in subheading 2934.99.90) and any mixtures 
(preparations) containing Etridiazole as the active ingredient 
(provided for in subheading 3808.20.50), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           2-MERCAPTOETHANOL

                             (Section 1159)

Present law
    2-Mercaptoethanol (CAS No. 60-24-2) (provided for in 
subheading 2930.90.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Mercaptoethanol (CAS No. 
60-24-2) (provided for in subheading 2930.90.90), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               BIFENAZATE

                             (Section 1160)

Present law
    Bifenazate (Hydrazinecarboxylic acid, 2-(4-methoxy-[1,1,-
biphenyl]-3-yl)-1-methylethyl ester) (CAS No. 149877-41-8) 
(provided for in subheading 2928.00.25) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Bifenazate 
(Hydrazinecarboxylic acid, 2-(4-methoxy-[1,1,-biphenyl]-3-yl)-
1-methylethyl ester) (CAS No. 149877-41-8) (provided for in 
subheading 2928.00.25), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           A CERTAIN POLYMER

                             (Section 1161)

Present law
    Fluoropolymers containing 95 percent or more by weight of 
the monomer units tetrafluoroethylene, hexafluoropropylene, and 
vinylidene fluoride (provided for in subheading 3904.69.50) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Fluoropolymers containing 
95 percent or more by weight of the monomer units 
tetrafluoroethylene, hexafluoropropylene, and vinylidene 
fluoride (provided for in subheading 3904.69.50), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            PARA ETHYLPHENOL

                             (Section 1162)

Present law
    p-Ethylphenol (CAS No. 123-07-9) (provided for in 
subheading 2907.19.20) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6% ad 
valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for p-Ethylphenol (CAS No. 
123-07-9) (provided for in subheading 2907.19.20) as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               EZETIMIBE

                             (Section 1163)

Present law
    2-Azetidinone, 1-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-[(3S)-3-(4-
fluorophenyl)-3-hydroxypropyl]-4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-(3R,4S)-
(Ezetimibe) (CAS No. 163222-3-1) (provided for in subheading 
2933.79.08) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Azetidinone, 1-(4-
fluorophenyl)-3-[(3S)-3-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-hydroxypropyl]-4-(4-
hydroxyphenyl)-(3R,4S)-(Ezetimibe) (CAS No. 163222-3-1) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.79.08), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                       P-CRESIDINE SULFONIC ACID

                             (Section 1164)

Present law
    p-Cresidine sulfonic acid (4-amino-5-methoxy-2-
methylbenzenesulfonic acid) (CAS No. 6471-78-9) (provided for 
in subheading 2922.29.80) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.4 cents/kg + 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for p-Cresidine sulfonic acid 
(4-amino-5-methoxy-2-methylbenzenesulfonic acid) (CAS No. 6471-
78-9) (provided for in subheading 2922.29.80) as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        2,4 DISULFOBENZALDEHYDE

                             (Section 1165)

Present law
    2,4-Disulfobenzaldehyde (CAS No. 88-39-1) (provided for in 
subheading 2913.00.40) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7% ad 
valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2,4-Disulfobenzaldehyde 
(CAS No. 88-39-1) (provided for in subheading 2913.00.40), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         M-HYDROXYBENZALDEHYDE

                             (Section 1166)

Present law
    m-Hydroxybenzaldehyde (CAS No. 100-83-4) (provided for in 
subheading 2912.49.25) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.1% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for m-Hydroxybenzaldehyde (CAS 
No. 100-83-4) (provided for in subheading 2912.49.25), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

        N-ETHYL-N-(3-SULFOBENZYL)ANILINE, BENZENESULFONIC ACID, 
                      3[(ETHYLPHENYLAMINO)METHYL]

                             (Section 1167)

Present law
    N-Ethyl-N-(3-sulfobenzyl) aniline (benzenesulfonic acid, 3-
[(ethylphenylamino)methyl]-) (CAS No. 101-11-1) (provided for 
in subheading 2921.42.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.2 cents/kg + 7.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for N-Ethyl-N-(3-sulfobenzyl) 
aniline (benzenesulfonic acid, 3-[(ethylphenylamino)methyl]-) 
(CAS No. 101-11-1) (provided for in subheading 2921.42.90) as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           ACRYLIC FIBER TOW

                             (Section 1168)

Present law
    Acrylic fiber tow (polyacrylonitrile tow) consisting of 6 
sub-bundles crimped together, each containing 45,000 filaments 
(plus or minus 0.06) and 2-8 percent water, such acrylic fiber 
containing by weight a minimum of 92 percent acrylonitrile, not 
more than 0.1 percent zinc and average filament denier of 
either 1.48 decitex (plus or minus 0.08) or 1.32 decitex (plus 
or minus 0.089) (provided for in subheading 5501.30.00) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading acrylic fiber tow 
(polyacrylonitrile tow) consisting of 6 sub-bundles crimped 
together, each containing 45,000 filaments (plus or minus 0.06) 
and 2-8 percent water, such acrylic fiber containing by weight 
a minimum of 92 percent acrylonitrile, not more than 0.1 
percent zinc and average filament denier of either 1.48 decitex 
(plus or minus 0.08) or 1.32 decitex (plus or minus 0.089) 
(provided for in subheading 5501.30.00)as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                             YTTRIUM OXIDES

                             (Section 1169)

Present law
    Yttrium oxides having a purity of at least 99.9 percent 
(CAS No. 1314-36-9) (provided for in subheading 2846.90.80) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Yttrium oxides having a 
purity of at least 99.9 percent (CAS No. 1314-36-9) (provided 
for in subheading 2846.90.80), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            EUROPIUM OXIDES

                            (Section 1169A)

Present law
    Europium oxides having a purity of at least 99.99 percent 
(CAS No. 1308-96-7) (provided for in subheading 2846.90.80) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Europium oxides having a 
purity of at least 99.99 percent (CAS No. 1308-96-7) (provided 
for in subheading 2846.90.80), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

        HEXANEDIOIC ACID, POLYMER WITH 1,3-BENZENEDIMETHANAMINE

                             (Section 1170)

Present law
    Hexanedioic acid, polymer with 1,3-benzenedimethanamine 
(CAS No. 25718-70-1) (provided for in subheading 3908.10.00) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Hexanedioic acid, polymer 
with 1,3-benzenedimethanamine (CAS No. 25718-70-1) (provided 
for in subheading 3908.10.00), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

     N1-[(6-CHLORO-3-PYRIDYL)METHYL]-N2-CYANO-N1-METHYLACETAMIDINE

                             (Section 1171)

Present law
    (E)-N1-[(6-Chloro-3-pyridyl)methyl]-N2-cyano-N1-
methylacetamidine (Acetamiprid) (CAS No. 135410-20-7) whether 
or not mixed with application adjuvants (provided for in 
subheading 2933.39.27 or 3808.10.25) is subject to an NTR duty 
rate of 0 and 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for (E)-N1-[(6-Chloro-3-
pyridyl)methyl]-N2-cyano-N1-methylacetamidine (Acetamiprid) 
(CAS No. 135410-20-7) whether or not mixed with application 
adjuvants (provided for in subheading 2933.39.27 or 
3808.10.25), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                  ALUMINUM TRIS (O-ETHYL PHOSPHONATE)

                             (Section 1172)

Present law
    Aluminum tris(O-ethylphosphonate) (CAS No. 39148-24-8) 
(provided for in subheading 2920.90.50) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Aluminum tris(O-
ethylphosphonate) (CAS No. 39148-24-8) (provided for in 
subheading 2920.90.50), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

            MIXTURE OF DISPERSE BLUE 77 AND DISPERSE BLUE 56

                             (Section 1173)

Present law
    Mixtures of disperse blue 77 (9,10-anthracenedione,1,8-
dihydroxy-4-nitro-5-(phenylamino)-) (CAS No. 20241-76-3) and 
disperse blue 56 (9,10-anthracenedione,1,5-diaminochloro-4,8-
dihydroxy-) (CAS No. 12217-79-7) (provided for in subheading 
3204.11.35) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of disperse blue 
77 (9,10-anthracenedione,1,8-dihydroxy-4-nitro-5-(phenylamino)-
) (CAS No. 20241-76-3) and disperse blue 56 (9,10-
anthracenedione,1,5-diaminochloro-4,8-dihydroxy-) (CAS No. 
12217-79-7) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.35), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             ACID BLACK 172

                             (Section 1174)

Present law
    Acid black 172 (chromate(3-), bis[3-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-4-
[[2-(hydroxy.kappa.O)-1-naphthalenyl]azo-.kappa.N1]-7-nitro-1-
naphthalenesulfonato(3-)]- trisodium) (CAS No. 57693-14-8) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.12.45) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for acid black 172 
(chromate(3-), bis[3-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-4-[[2-
(hydroxy.kappa.O)-1-naphthalenyl]azo-.kappa. N1]-7-nitro-1-
naphthalenesulfonato(3-)]- trisodium) (CAS No. 57693-14-8) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.12.45), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

MIXTURE OF 9,10-ANTHRACENEDIONE, 1,5-DIHYDROXY-4-NITRO-8-(PHENYLAMINO)-
                          AND DISPERSE BLUE 77

                             (Section 1175)

Present law
    Mixtures of 9,10-anthracenedione,1,5-dihydroxy-4-nitro-8-
(phenylamino)- (CAS No. 3065-87-0) and 9,10-anthracenedione, 
1,8-dihydroxy-4-nitro-5-(phenylamino)-(Disperse blue 77) (CAS 
No. 20241-76-3) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.35) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Mixtures of 9,10-
anthracenedione,1,5-dihydroxy-4-nitro-8-(phenylamino)- (CAS No. 
3065-87-0) and 9,10- anthracenedione, 1,8-dihydroxy-4-nitro-5-
(phenylamino)-(Disperse blue 77) (CAS No. 20241-76-3) (provided 
for in subheading 3204.11.35), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                      CERTAIN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS

                             (Section 1176)

Present law
    Image projectors (provided for in subheading 9008.30.00) 
capable of projecting images from circular mounted sets of 
stereoscopic photographic transparencies, such mounts measuring 
approximately 8.99 cm in diameter are subject to an NTR duty 
rate of 4.6% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for image projectors (provided 
for in subheading 9008.30.00) capable of projecting images from 
circular mounted sets of stereoscopic photographic 
transparencies, such mounts measuring approximately 8.99 cm in 
diameter, as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the product industries more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

        CERTAIN OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS USED IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS

                             (Section 1177)

Present law
    Optical instruments (provided for in subheading 9013.80.90) 
designed for the viewing of circular mounted sets of 
stereoscopic photographic transparencies, such mounts measuring 
approximately 8.99 cm in diameter, are subject to an NTR duty 
rate of 4.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Optical instruments 
(provided for in subheading 9013.80.90) designed for the 
viewing of circular mounted sets of stereoscopic photographic 
transparencies, such mounts measuring approximately 8.99 cm in 
diameter, as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making and downstream product industries more 
competitive without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                 CASES FOR CERTAIN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS

                             (Section 1178)

Present law
    Cases or containers (provided for in subheading 4202.92.90) 
specially designed or fitted for circular mounts for sets of 
stereoscopic photographic transparencies, such mounts measuring 
approximately 8.99 cm in diameter, the foregoing imported and 
sold with such articles therein are subject to an NTR duty rate 
of 17.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for cases or containers 
(provided for in subheading 4202.92.90) specially designed or 
fitted for circular mounts for sets of stereoscopic 
photographic transparencies, such mounts measuring 
approximately 8.99 cm in diameter, the foregoing imported and 
sold with such articles therein, as duty free until December 
31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                          2,4-DICHLOROANILINE

                             (Section 1179)

Present law
    2,4-Dichloroaniline (CAS No. 554-00-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2921.42.18) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.8% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2,4-Dichloroaniline (CAS 
No. 554-00-7) (provided for in subheading 2921.42.18), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                ETHOPROP

                             (Section 1180)

Present law
    O-Ethyl S,S-dipropylphosphorodithioate (Ethoprop) (CAS No. 
13194-48-4) (provided for in subheading 2930.90.44) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for O-Ethyl S,S-
dipropylphosphorodithioate (Ethoprop) (CAS No. 13194-48-4) 
(provided for in subheading 2930.90.44), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             FORAMSULFURON

                             (Section 1181)

Present law
    Mixtures of benzamide, 2-[[[[(4,6-dimethoxy-2-
pyrimidinyl)amino]carbonyl]-amino]sulfonyl]-4-(formylamino)-
N,N-methyl(foramsulfuron) (CAS No. 173159-57-4) and application 
adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) are subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of benzamide, 2-
[[[[(4,6-dimethoxy-2-pyrimidinyl)amino]carbonyl]-
amino]sulfonyl]-4-(formylamino)-N,N-methyl(foramsulfuron) (CAS 
No. 173159-57-4) and application adjuvants (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.15), as a temporary duty reduction to 3% ad 
valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                    CERTAIN EPOXY MOLDING COMPOUNDS

                             (Section 1182)

Present law
    Epoxy molding compounds, of a kind used for encapsulating 
integrated circuits (provided for in subheading 3907.30.00) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for epoxy molding compounds, 
of a kind used for encapsulating integrated circuits (provided 
for in subheading 3907.30.00), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                            DIMETHYLDICYANE

                             (Section 1183)

Present law
    Dimethyldicyane (2,2,-dimethyl-4,4,-methylenebis
(cyclohexylamine)) (CAS No. 6864-37-5) (provided for in 
subheading 2921.30.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.4 cents/kg + 7.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Dimethyldicyane (2,2,-
dimethyl-4,4,-methylenebis(cyclohexylamine)) (CAS No. 6864-37-
5) (provided for in subheading 2921.30.30), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           TRIACETONE DIAMINE

                             (Section 1184)

Present law
    2,2,6,6-Tetramethyl-4-piperidinamine (Triacetone diamine) 
(CAS No. 36768-62-4) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.61) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2,2,6,6-Tetramethyl-4-
piperidinamine (Triacetone diamine) (CAS No. 36768-62-4) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.39.61), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

   TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL BIS[3-(3-TERT-BUTYL-4-HYDROXY-5- METHYLPHENYL) 
                              PROPIONATE]

                             (Section 1185)

Present law
    Triethylene glycol bis[3-(3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxy-5-
methylphenyl)propionate] (CAS No. 36443-68-2) (provided for in 
subheading 2918.90.43) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for triethylene glycol bis[3-
(3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxy-5-methylphenyl)propionate] (CAS No. 
36443-68-2) (provided for in subheading 2918.90.43), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                CERTAIN POWER WEAVING TEXTILE MACHINERY

                             (Section 1186)

Present law
    Power weaving machines (looms), shuttle type, for weaving 
fabrics of a width exceeding 30 cm but not exceeding 4.9 m, 
entered without off-loom or large loom take-ups, drop wires, 
heddles, reeds, harness frames, or beams (provided for in 
subheading 8446.21.50) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for power weaving machines 
(looms), shuttle type, for weaving fabrics of a width exceeding 
30 cm but not exceeding 4.9 m, entered without off-loom or 
large loom take-ups, drop wires, heddles, reeds, harness 
frames, or beams (provided for in subheading 8446.21.50), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the downstream product industries more 
competitive without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                         CERTAIN FILAMENT YARNS

                             (Section 1187)

Present law
    Synthetic filament yarn (other than sewing thread) not put 
up for retail sale, single, of decitex sizes of 23 to 850, with 
between 4 and 68 filaments, with a twist of 100 to 300 turns/m, 
of nylon or other polyamides, containing 10 percent or more by 
weight of nylon 12 (provided for in subheading 5402.51.00), is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 8.9% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for synthetic filament yarn 
(other than sewing thread) not put up for retail sale, single, 
of decitex sizes of 23 to 850, with between 4 and 68 filaments, 
with a twist of 100 to 300 turns/m, of nylon or other 
polyamides, containing 10 percent or more by weight of nylon 12 
(provided for in subheading 5402.51.00), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                      CERTAIN OTHER FILAMENT YARNS

                             (Section 1188)

Present law
    Synthetic filament yarn (other than sewing thread) not put 
up for retail sale, single, of decitex sizes of 23 to 850, with 
between 4 and 68 filaments, untwisted, of nylon or other 
polyamides, containing 10 percent or more by weight of nylon 12 
(provided for in subheading 5402.41.90), is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 8.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for synthetic filament yarn 
(other than sewing thread) not put up for retail sale, single, 
of decitex sizes of 23 to 850, with between 4 and 68 filaments, 
untwisted, of nylon or other polyamides, containing 10 percent 
or more by weight of nylon 12 (provided for in subheading 
5402.41.90), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

               CERTAIN INK-JET TEXTILE PRINTING MACHINERY

                             (Section 1189)

Present law
    Ink-jet textile printing machinery (provided for in 
subheading 8443.51.10) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 2.6% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for ink-jet textile printing 
machinery (provided for in subheading 8443.51.10), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the downstream product industries more 
competitive without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                CERTAIN OTHER TEXTILE PRINTING MACHINERY

                             (Section 1190)

Present law
    Textile printing machinery (provided for in subheading 
8443.59.10) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 2.6% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for textile printing machinery 
(provided for in subheading 8443.59.10), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the downstream product industries more 
competitive without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                               D-MANNOSE

                             (Section 1191)

Present law
    D-Mannose (CAS No. 3458-28-4) (provided for in subheading 
2940.00.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for D-Mannose (CAS No. 3458-
28-4) (provided for in subheading 2940.00.60), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

 BENZAMIDE, N-METHYL-2-[[3-[(1E)-2-(2-PYRIDINYL)-ETHENYL]- 1HINDAZOL-6-
                               YL)THIO]-

                             (Section 1192)

Present law
    Benzamide, N-methyl-2-[[3-[(1E)-2-(2-pyridinyl)ethenyl]-1H-
indazol-6-yl)thio]- (CAS No. 319460-85-0) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.99.79) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for benzamide, N-methyl-2-[[3-
[(1E)-2-(2-pyridinyl)ethenyl]-1H-indazol-6-yl)thio]- (CAS No. 
319460-85-0) (provided for in subheading 2933.99.79), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

 1(2H)-QUINOLINECARBOXYLIC ACID, 4-[[[3,5-BIS(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)PHENYL] 
METHYL](METHOXYCARBONYL)AMINO]-2-ETHYL-3,4-DIHYDRO-6-(TRIFLUOROMETHYL)-
                      , ETHYL ESTER, (2R,4S)-(9CI)

                             (Section 1193)

Present law
    1(2H)-Quinolinecarboxylic acid, 4-[[[3,5-
bis(trifluoromethyl)-phenyl]methyl]-(methoxycarbonyl)amino]-2-
ethyl-3,4-dihydro-6-(trifluoromethyl)ethyl ester,(2R,4S)- (CAS 
No. 262352-17-0) (provided for in subheading 2933.49.26) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1(2H)-Quinolinecarboxylic 
acid, 4-[[[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)-phenyl]methyl]-
(methoxycarbonyl)amino]-2-ethyl-3,4-dihydro-6-
(trifluoromethyl)ethyl ester,(2R,4S)- (CAS No. 262352-17-0) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.49.26), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                 DISULFIDE,BIS(3,5-DICHLOROPHENYL)(9C1)

                             (Section 1194)

Present law
    Bis(3,5-dichlorophenyl) disulfide (CAS No. 137897-99-5) 
(provided for in subheading 2930.90.29) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Bis(3,5-dichlorophenyl) 
disulfide (CAS No. 137897-99-5) (provided for in subheading 
2930.90.29), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

           PYRIDINE,4-[[4-(1-METHYLETHYL)-2-[(PHENYLMETHOXY)
          METHYL]-1H-MIDAZOL- 1-YL] METHYL]-ETHANEDIOATE (1:2)

                             (Section 1195)

Present law
    Pyridine, 4-[[4-(1-methylethyl)-2-[(phenylmethoxy)methyl]-
1H-midazol-1-yl]methyl]- ethanedioate (1:2) (CAS No. 280129-82-
0) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.61) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Pyridine, 4-[[4-(1-
methylethyl)-2-[(phenylmethoxy)methyl]-1H-midazol-1-yl]-
methyl]ethanedioate (1:2) (CAS No. 280129-82-0) (provided for 
in subheading 2933.39.61, as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        PACLOBUTRAZOLE TECHNICAL

                             (Section 1196)

Present law
    (RS,3RS)-1-(4-Chlorophenyl)-4,4-dimethyl-2-(1H-1,2,4-
triazol-1-yl)pentan-3-ol (paclobutrazol) (CAS No. 76738-62-0) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.99.22) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for (RS,3RS)-1-(4-
Chlorophenyl)-4,4-dimethyl-2-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)pentan-3-ol 
(paclobutrazol) (CAS No. 76738-62-0) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.99.22), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           PACLOBUTRAZOLE 2SC

                             (Section 1197)

Present law
    Mixtures of (RS,3RS)-1-(4-chlorophenyl)-4,4-dimethyl-2-(lH-
1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)pentan-3-ol (paclobutrazol) (CAS No. 76738-
62-0) and application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 
3808.30.15) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Mixtures of (RS,3RS)-1-(4-
chlorophenyl)-4,4-dimethyl-2-(lH-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)pentan-3-ol 
(paclobutrazol) (CAS No. 76738-62-0) and application adjuvants 
(provided for in subheading 3808.30.15), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         METHIDATHION TECHNICAL

                             (Section 1198)

Present law
    S-[(5-Methoxy-2-oxo-1,3,4-thiadiazol-3(2H)-yl)methyl] O,O 
dimethyl phosphorodithioate (CAS No. 950-37-8) (provided for in 
subheading 2934.99.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for S-[(5-Methoxy-2-oxo-1,3,4-
thiadiazol-3(2H)-yl)methyl] O,O dimethyl phosphorodithioate 
(CAS No. 950-37-8) (provided for in subheading 2934.99.90), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            VANGUARD 75 WDG

                             (Section 1199)

Present law
    Mixtures of 2-pyrimidinamine,4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-
phenyl-(cyprodinil) (CAS No. 121552-61-2) and application 
adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.20.15) is subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of 2-
pyrimidinamine,4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-phenyl-(cyprodinil) 
(CAS No. 121552-61-2) and application adjuvants (provided for 
in subheading 3808.20.15), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                WAKIL XL

                             (Section 1200)

Present law
    Mixtures of (R)-2-[(2,6-dimethylphenylmethoxy)
acetylamino]propionic acid, methyl ester (mefenoxam) (CAS No. 
70630-17-0), 4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-
3-carbonitrile (fludioxonil) (CAS No. 131341-86-1), and 2-
cyano-2-methoxyimino-N-(ethylcarbamoyl) acetamide (cymoxanil) 
(CAS No. 57966-95-7) with application adjuvants (the foregoing 
mixtures provided for in subheading 3808.20.15) are subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of (R)-2-[(2,6-
dimethylphenylmethoxy)acetylamino]propionic acid, methyl ester 
(mefenoxam) (CAS No. 70630-17-0), 4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-
benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile (fludioxonil) (CAS 
No. 131341-86-1), and 2-cyano-2-methoxyimino-N-(ethylcarbamoyl) 
acetamide (cymoxanil) (CAS No. 57966-95-7) with application 
adjuvants (the foregoing mixtures provided for in subheading 
3808.20.15), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            MUCOCHLORIC ACID

                             (Section 1201)

Present law
    2-Butenoic acid, 2,3-dichloro-4-oxo- (mucochloric acid) 
(CAS No. 87-56-9) (provided for in subheading 2918.30.90) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Butenoic acid, 2,3-
dichloro-4-oxo- (mucochloric acid) (CAS No. 87-56-9) (provided 
for in subheading 2918.30.90), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         AZOXYSTROBIN TECHNICAL

                             (Section 1202)

Present law
    Benzeneacetic acid, (E)-2-[[6-(2-cyanophenoxy)-4-
pyrimidinyl]oxy]-alpha-(methoxymethylene)-, methyl ester 
(pyroxystrobin) (CAS No. 131860-33-8) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.59.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.1% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Benzeneacetic acid, 
(E)-2-[[6-(2-cyanophenoxy)-4-pyrimidinyl]oxy]-alpha-
(methoxymethylene)-, methyl ester (pyroxystrobin) (CAS No. 
131860-33-8) (provided for in subheading 2933.59.15), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         FLUMETRALIN TECHNICAL

                             (Section 1203)

Present law
    2-Chloro-N-[2,6-dinitro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-N-ethyl-
6-fluorobenzenemethanamine (flumetralin) (CAS No. 62924-70-3) 
(provided for in subheading 2921.49.45) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Chloro-N-[2,6-dinitro-4-
(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-N-ethyl-6-fluorobenzenemethanamine 
(flumetralin) (CAS No. 62924-70-3) (provided for in subheading 
2921.49.45), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          CYPRODINIL TECHNICAL

                             (Section 1204)

Present law
    2-Pyrimidinamine,4-cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-phenyl-
(cyprodinil) (CAS No. 121552-61-2) (provided for in subheading 
2933.59.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Pyrimidinamine,4-
cyclopropyl-6-methyl-N-phenyl-(cyprodinil) (CAS No. 121552-61-
2) (provided for in subheading 2933.59.15), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                     MIXTURES OF LAMBDA-CYHALOTHRIN

                             (Section 1205)

Present law
    Mixtures of cyhalothrin (cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 3-(2-
chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-propenyl)-2,2-dimethyl-, cyano(3-
phenoxyphenyl)methyl ester,[1.alpha.(S*),3.alpha.(Z)]-(.+-.)- 
(CAS No. 91465-08-6) and application adjuvants (provided for in 
subheading 3808.10.25) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of cyhalothrin 
(cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, 3-(2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-
propenyl)-2,2-dimethyl-, cyano(3-phenoxyphenyl)methyl 
ester,[1.alpha.(S*),3.alpha.(Z)]-(.+-.)- (CAS No. 91465-08-6) 
and application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 
3808.10.25), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          PRIMISULFURON METHYL

                             (Section 1206)

Present law
    Benzoic acid, 2-[[[[[4,6-bis-(difluoromethoxy)-2-
pyrimidinyl]amino]carbonyl]-amino]sulfonyl]-, methyl ester 
(primisulfuronmethyl) (CAS No. 86209-51-0) (provided for in 
subheading 2935.00.75) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for benzoic acid, 2-[[[[[4,6-
bis-(difluoromethoxy)-2-pyrimidinyl]amino]carbonyl]-
amino]sulfonyl]-, methyl ester (primisulfuronmethyl) (CAS No. 
86209-51-0) (provided for in subheading 2935.00.75), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          1,2 CYCLOHEXANEDIONE

                             (Section 1207)

Present law
    1,2-Cyclohexanedione (CAS No. 765-87-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2914.29.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 4.8% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,2-Cyclohexanedione (CAS 
No. 765-87-7) (provided for in subheading 2914.29.50), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             DIFENOCONAZOLE

                             (Section 1208)

Present law
    1H-1,2,4-Triazole,1-[[2-[2-chloro-4-(4-
chlorophenoxy)phenyl]-4-methyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl]methyl]-
(difenoconazole) (CAS No. 119446-68-3) (provided for in 
subheading 2934.99.12) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7% ad 
valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1H-1,2,4-Triazole,1-[[2-
[2-chloro-4-(4-chlorophenoxy)phenyl]-4-methyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-
yl]methyl]-(difenoconazole) (CAS No. 119446-68-3) (provided for 
in subheading 2934.99.12), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

              CERTAIN REFRACTING AND REFLECTING TELESCOPES

                             (Section 1209)

Present law
    Refracting telescopes with 50 mm or smaller lenses and 
reflecting telescopes with 76 mm or smaller lenses (provided 
for in subheading 9005.80.40) are subject to an NTR duty rate 
of 8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Refracting telescopes with 
50 mm or smaller lenses and reflecting telescopes with 76 mm or 
smaller lenses (provided for in subheading 9005.80.40), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                            PHENYLISOCYANATE

                             (Section 1210)

Present law
    Phenylisocyanate (CAS No. 103-71-9) (provided for in 
subheading 2929.10.80) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.3 cents/kg + 7.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Phenylisocyanate (CAS No. 
103-71-9) (provided for in subheading 2929.10.80), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             BAYOWET FT-248

                             (Section 1211)

Present law
    Tetraethylammonium perfluoroctanesulfonate (CAS No. 56773-
42-3) (provided for in subheading 2923.90.00) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 6.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Tetraethylammonium 
perfluoroctanesulfonate (CAS No. 56773-42-3) (provided for in 
subheading 2923.90.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             P-PHENYLPHENOL

                             (Section 1212)

Present law
    p-Phenylphenol (CAS No. 92-69-3) (provided for in 
subheading 2907.19.80) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for p-Phenylphenol (CAS No. 
92-69-3) (provided for in subheading 2907.19.80), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                      CERTAIN RUBBER RIDING BOOTS

                             (Section 1213)

Present law
    Boots with outer soles and uppers of rubber, such boots 
extending above the ankle but below the knee, specifically 
designed for horseback riding, and having a spur rest on the 
heel counter (provided for in subheading 6401.92.90) are 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 37.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for boots with outer soles and 
uppers of rubber, such boots extending above the ankle but 
below the knee, specifically designed for horseback riding, and 
having a spur rest on the heel counter (provided for in 
subheading 6401.92.90), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                        CHEMICAL RH WATER-BASED

                             (Section 1214)

Present law
    Chemical RH water-based (iron toluene sulfonate) 
(comprising 75 percent water, 25 percent p-toluenesulfonic acid 
(CAS No. 6192-52-5) and 5 percent ferric oxide (CAS No. 1309-
37-1)) (provided for in subheading 2904.10.10) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 5.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for chemical RH water-based 
(iron toluene sulfonate) (comprising 75 percent water, 25 
percent p-toluenesulfonic acid (CAS No. 6192-52-5) and 5 
percent ferric oxide (CAS No. 1309-37-1)) (provided for in 
subheading 2904.10.10), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                       CHEMICAL NR ETHANOL-BASED

                             (Section 1215)

Present law
    Chemical NR ethanol-based (iron toluene sulfonate) 
(comprising 60 percent ethanol (CAS No. 63-17-5), 33 percent p-
toluenesulfonic acid (CAS No. 6192-52-5), and 7 percent ferric 
oxide (CAS No. 1309-37-1)) (provided for in subheading 
2912.12.00 or 3824.90.28) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
5.5% and 0.4 cents/kg +7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for chemical NR ethanol-based 
(iron toluene sulfonate) (comprising 60 percent ethanol (CAS 
No. 63-17-5), 33 percent p-toluenesulfonic acid (CAS No. 6192-
52-5), and 7 percent ferric oxide (CAS No. 1309-37-1)) 
(provided for in subheading 2912.12.00 or 3824.90.28), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         TANTALUM CAPACITOR INK

                             (Section 1216)

Present law
    Tantalum capacitor ink: graphite ink P7300 of 85 percent 
butyl acetate, 8 percent graphite, and the remaining balance of 
non-hazardous resins; and graphite paste P5900 of 92-96 percent 
water, 1-3 percent graphite (CAS No. 7782-42-5), 0.5-2 percent 
ammonia (CAS No. 7664-41-7), and less than 1 percent acrylic 
resin (CAS No. 9003-32-1) (provided for in subheading 
3207.30.00) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for tantalum capacitor ink: 
graphite ink P7300 of 85 percent butyl acetate, 8 percent 
graphite, and the remaining balance of non-hazardous resins; 
and graphite paste P5900 of 92-96 percent water, 1-3 percent 
graphite (CAS No. 7782-42-5), 0.5-2 percent ammonia (CAS No. 
7664-41-7), and less than 1 percent acrylic resin (CAS No. 
9003-32-1) (provided for in subheading 3207.30.00), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        CERTAIN SAWING MACHINES

                             (Section 1217)

Present law
    Sawing machines, certified for use in production of radial 
tires designed for off-the-highway use and for use on a rim 
measuring 63.5 cm or more in diameter (provided for in 
subheading 4011.20.10, 4011.61.00, 4011.63.00, 4011.69.00, 
4011.92.00, 4011.94.40, or 4011.99.45), numerically controlled, 
or parts thereof (provided for in subheading 8465.91.00 or 
8466.92.50) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 3%, 4% and 4.7% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for sawing machines certified 
for use in production of radial tires, designed for off-the-
highway use, and for use on a rim measuring 63.5 cm or more in 
diameter (provided for in subheading 4011.20.10, 4011.61.00, 
4011.63.00, 4011.69.00, 4011.92.00, 4011.94.40, or 4011.99.45), 
numerically controlled, or parts thereof (provided for in 
subheading 8465.91.00 or 8466.92.50), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

           CERTAIN SECTOR MOLD PRESS MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT

                             (Section 1218)

Present law
    Sector mold press machines to be used in production of 
radial tires designed for off-the highway use with a rim 
measuring 63.5 cm or more in diameter (provided for in 
subheading 4011.20.10, 4011.61.00, 4011.63.00, 4011.69.00, 
4011.92.00, 4011.94.40, or 4011.99.45), numerically controlled, 
or parts thereof (provided for in subheading 8477.51.00 or 
8477.90.85) are subject to NTR duty rates of 4% and 3.1% ad 
valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for sector mold press machines 
to be used in production of radial tires designed for off-the 
highway use with a rim measuring 63.5 cm or more in diameter 
(provided for in subheading 4011.20.10, 4011.61.00, 4011.63.00, 
4011.69.00, 4011.92.00, 4011.94.40, or 4011.99.45), numerically 
controlled, or parts thereof (provided for in subheading 
8477.51.00 or 8477.90.85), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

            CERTAIN MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT USED FOR MOLDING

                             (Section 1219)

Present law
    Machinery for molding, or otherwise forming uncured, 
unvulcanized rubber to be used in production of radial tires 
designed for off the-highway use with a rim measuring 63.5 cm 
or more in diameter (provided for in subheading 4011.20.10, 
4011.61.00, 4011.63.00, 4011.69.00, 4011.92.00, 4011.94.40, or 
4011.99.45), numerically controlled, or parts thereof (provided 
for in subheading 8477.51.00 or 8477.90.85) are subject to NTR 
duty rates of 3.1% and 4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for machinery for molding, or 
otherwise forming uncured, unvulcanized rubber to be used in 
production of radial tires designed for off the-highway use 
with a rim measuring 63.5 cm or more in diameter (provided for 
in subheading 4011.20.10, 4011.61.00, 4011.63.00, 4011.69.00, 
4011.92.00, 4011.94.40, or 4011.99.45), numerically controlled, 
or parts thereof (provided for in subheading 8477.51.00 or 
8477.90.85), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                           CERTAIN EXTRUDERS

                             (Section 1220)

Present law
    Extruders to be used in production of radial tires designed 
for off-the-highway use with a rim measuring 63.5 cm or more in 
diameter (provided for in subheading 4011.20.10, 4011.61.00, 
4011.63.00, 4011.69.00, 4011.92.00, 4011.94.40, or 4011.99.45), 
numerically controlled, or parts thereof (provided for in 
subheading 8477.20.00 or 8477.90.85) are subject to NTR duty 
rates of 3.1% and 4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for extruders to be used in 
production of radial tires designed for off-the-highway use 
with a rim measuring 63.5 cm or more in diameter (provided for 
in subheading 4011.20.10, 4011.61.00, 4011.63.00, 4011.69.00, 
4011.92.00, 4011.94.40, or 4011.99.45), numerically controlled, 
or parts thereof (provided for in subheading 8477.20.00 or 
8477.90.85), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                       CERTAIN SHEARING MACHINES

                             (Section 1221)

Present law
    Shearing machines used to cut metallic tissue certified for 
use in production of radial tires designed for off-the highway 
use with a rim measuring 63.5 cm or more in diameter (provided 
for in subheading 4011.20.10, 4011.61.00, 4011.63.00, 
4011.69.00, 4011.92.00, 4011.94.40, or 4011.99.45), numerically 
controlled, or parts thereof (provided for in subheading 
8462.31.00 or 8466.94.85) are subject to NTR duty rates of 4%, 
4.4%, and 4.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Shearing machines used to 
cut metallic tissue certified for use in production of radial 
tires designed for off-the highway use with a rim measuring 
63.5 cm or more in diameter (provided for in subheading 
4011.20.10, 4011.61.00, 4011.63.00, 4011.69.00, 4011.92.00, 
4011.94.40, or 4011.99.45), numerically controlled, or parts 
thereof (provided for in subheading 8462.31.00 or 8466.94.85), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                      THERMAL RELEASE PLASTIC FILM

                             (Section 1222)

Present law
    Thermal release plastic film (provided for in subheading 
3919.10.20) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for thermal release plastic 
film (with a substrate of polyolefin-based PET/ conductive 
acrylic polymer, release liner of polyethylene terephthalate: 
PET/ polysiloxane pressure sensitive adhesive of acrylic ester-
based copolymer, and core of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene 
copolymer) (provided for in subheading 3919.10.20), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                    CERTAIN SILVER PAINTS AND PASTES

                             (Section 1223)

Present law
    Mixtures comprising 42-52 percent by weight of silver 
metal, 7.5 to 15 percent by weight of epoxy resin, and solvent 
(butyl 2-ethoxyethanol acetate); mixtures comprising 53 percent 
by weight of silver metal, 7 percent by weight of viton resin, 
and solvent (isoamyl acetate); and paste adhesive preparations 
comprising 62 percent by weight of silver metal, 8.4 percent by 
weight of viton resin, and solvent (composed of 1 part butyl 2-
ethoxyethanol acetate and 9 parts isoamyl acetate); (all the 
foregoing provided for in subheading 7115.90.40).
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures comprising 42-52 
percent by weight of silver metal, 7.5 to 15 percent by weight 
of epoxy resin, and solvent (butyl 2-ethoxyethanol acetate); 
mixtures comprising 53 percent by weight of silver metal, 7 
percent by weight of viton resin, and solvent (isoamyl 
acetate); and paste adhesive preparations comprising 62 percent 
by weight of silver metal, 8.4 percent by weight of viton 
resin, and solvent (composed of 1 part butyl 2-ethoxyethanol 
acetate and 9 parts isoamyl acetate); (all the foregoing 
provided for in subheading 7115.90.40), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

       POLYMER MASKING MATERIAL FOR ALUMINUM CAPACITORS (UPICOAT)

                             (Section 1224)

Present law
    Dispersions (60 percent) of polymide resins in 2,2,-
oxydiethanol, dimethyl ether (provided for in subheading 
3911.90.35 or 3911.90.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for polymer masking material 
for aluminum capacitors (UPICOAT of 40 percent solute denatured 
polymide and 60 percent solvent dicthylenglycol dimethylethers 
(CAS No. 111-96-6)) (provided for in subheading 2909.41.00), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                  OBPA

                             (Section 1225)

Present law
    10,10-Oxybisphenoxarsine (CAS No. 58-36-6) (provided for in 
subheading 2934.99.18) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.9% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 10,10-Oxybisphenoxarsine 
(CAS No. 58-36-6) (provided for in subheading 2934.99.18), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                     MACROPOROUS ION-EXCHANGE RESIN

                             (Section 1226)

Present law
    Macroporous ion-exchange resin comprising a copolymer of 
styrene crosslinked with divinylbenzene, thiol functionalized 
(CAS No. 113834-91-6) (provided for in subheading 3914.00.60) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.9% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for macroporous ion-exchange 
resin comprising a copolymer of styrene crosslinked with 
divinylbenzene, thiol functionalized (CAS No. 113834-91-6) 
(provided for in subheading 3914.00.60), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         COPPER 8-QUINOLINOLATE

                             (Section 1227)

Present law
    Copper 8-quinolinolate (oxine-copper) (CAS No. 10380-28-6) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.49.30) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for copper 8-quinolinolate 
(oxine-copper) (CAS No. 10380-28-6) (provided for in subheading 
2933.49.30), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           ION-EXCHANGE RESIN

                             (Section 1228)

Present law
    Ion-exchange resin comprising a copolymer of styrene 
crosslinked with divinylbenzene, iminodiacetic acid, sodium 
form (CAS No. 244203-30-3) (provided for in subheading 
3914.00.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.9% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for ion-exchange resin 
comprising a copolymer of styrene crosslinked with 
divinylbenzene, iminodiacetic acid, sodium form (CAS No. 
244203-30-3) (provided for in subheading 3914.00.60), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

ION-EXCHANGE RESIN CROSSLINKED WITH ETHENYLBENZENE, AMINOPHOSPONIC ACID

                             (Section 1229)

Present law
    Ion-exchange resin comprising a copolymer of styrene 
crosslinked with ethenylbenzene, aminophosphonic acid, sodium 
form (CAS No. 125935-42-4) (provided for in subheading 
3914.00.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.9% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for ion-exchange resin 
comprising a copolymer of styrene crosslinked with 
ethenylbenzene, aminophosphonic acid, sodium form (CAS No. 
125935-42-4) (provided for in subheading 3914.00.60), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

   ION-EXCHANGE RESIN CROSSLINKED WITH DIVINYLBENZENE, SULPHONIC ACID

                             (Section 1230)

Present law
    Ion-exchange resin comprising a copolymer of styrene 
crosslinked with divinylbenzene, sulfonic acid, sodium form 
(CAS No. 63182-08-1) (provided for in subheading 3914.00.60) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.9% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for ion-exchange resin 
comprising a copolymer of styrene crosslinked with 
divinylbenzene, sulfonic acid, sodium form (CAS No. 63182-08-1) 
(provided for in subheading 3914.00.60), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

        3-[(4 AMINO-3-METHOXYPHENYL) AZO]-BENZENE SULFONIC ACID

                             (Section 1231)

Present law
    3-[(Amino-3-methoxyphenyl)azo]benzenesulfonic acid (CAS No. 
138-28-3) (provided for in subheading 2927.00.50) is subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 7.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3-[(Amino-3-
methoxyphenyl)azo]benzene sulfonic acid (CAS No. 138-28-3) 
(provided for in subheading 2927.00.50), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                  2-METHYL-5-NITROBENZENESULFONIC ACID

                             (Section 1232)

Present law
    2-Methyl-5-nitrobenzenesulfonic acid (CAS No. 121-03-9) 
(provided for in subheading 2904.90.20) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Methyl-5-
nitrobenzenesulfonic acid (CAS No. 121-03-9) (provided for in 
subheading 2904.90.20), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                 2-AMINO-6-NITRO-PHENOL-4-SULFONIC ACID

                             (Section 1233)

Present law
    2-Amino-6-nitrophenol-4-sulfonic acid (CAS No. 96-93-5) 
(provided for in subheading 2922.29.60) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Amino-6-nitrophenol-4-
sulfonic acid (CAS No. 96-93-5) (provided for in subheading 
2922.29.60), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                      2-AMINO-5-SULFOBENZOIC ACID

                             (Section 1234)

Present law
    2-Amino-5-sulfobenzoic acid (CAS No. 3577-63-7) (provided 
for in subheading 2922.49.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Amino-5-sulfobenzoic 
acid (CAS No. 3577-63-7) (provided for in subheading 
2922.49.30), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

         2,5 BIS [(1,3 DIOXOBUTYL) AMINO] BENZENE SULFONIC ACID

                             (Section 1235)

Present law
    2,5-Bis[(1,3-dioxobutyl)amino]benzenesulfonic acid (CAS No. 
70185-87-4) (provided for in subheading 2924.29.71) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2,5-Bis[(1,3-
dioxobutyl)amino]benzenesulfonic acid (CAS No. 70185-87-4) 
(provided for in subheading 2924.29.71), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

           P-AMINOAZOBENZENE 4 SULFONIC ACID, MONOSODIUM SALT

                             (Section 1236)

Present law
    4-[(4-Aminophenyl)azo]benezene sulfonic acid, monosodium 
salt (CAS No. 2491-71-6) (provided for in subheading 
2927.00.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 4-[(4-
Aminophenyl)azo]benezene sulfonic acid, monosodium salt (CAS 
No. 2491-71-6) (provided for in subheading 2927.00.50), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                   P-AMINOAZOBENZENE 4 SULFONIC ACID

                             (Section 1237)

Present law
    4-[(4-Aminophenyl)azo]benzenesulfonic acid (CAS No. 104-23-
4) (provided for in subheading 2927.00.50) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 4-[(4-
Aminophenyl)azo]benzenesulfonic acid (CAS No. 104-23-4) 
(provided for in subheading 2927.00.50), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

  3-[(4 AMINO-3-METHOXYPHENYL) AZO]-BENZENE SULFONIC ACID, MONOSODIUM 
                                  SALT

                             (Section 1238)

Present law
    3-[(4-Amino-3-methoxyphenyl)azo] benzenesulfonic acid, 
monosodium salt (CAS No. 6300-07-8) (provided for in subheading 
2927.00.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3-[(4-Amino-3-
methoxyphenyl)azo] benzenesulfonic acid, monosodium salt (CAS 
No. 6300-07-8) (provided for in subheading 2927.00.50), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         ET-743 (ECTEINASCIDIN)

                             (Section 1239)

Present law
    [6R-(6a,6ab,7b,13b,14b,16a,20R*)]-5-Acetyloxy-
3,,4,,6,6a,7,13,14,16-octahydro-6,,8,14-trihydroxy-7,,9-
dimethoxy-4,10,23-trimethylspiro[6,16-b][3]benzazocine-
20,1,(2H)-isoquinolin-19-one (ecteinascidin) (CAS No. 114899-
77-3) (provided for in subheading 2934.99.30) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for [6R-
(6a,6ab,7b,13b,14b,16a,20R*)]-5-Acetyloxy-3,,4,,6,6a,7,13,14, 
16-octahydro-6,,8,14-trihydroxy- 7,,9-dimethoxy-4,10,23-
trimethylspiro[6,16-b][3]benzazocine-20, 1,(2H)-isoquinolin-19-
one (ecteinascidin) (CAS No. 114899-77-3) (provided for in 
subheading 2934.99.30), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

  2,7-NAPHTHALENEDISULFONIC ACID, 5-[[4-CHLORO-6-[[2-[[4-FLUORO-6-[[5-
          HYDROXY-6-[(4-METHOXY-2-SULFOPHENYL)AZO]-7-SULFO-2- 
 NAPHTHALENYL]AMINO]-1,3,5-TRIAZIN-2-YL] AMINO]-1- METHYLETHYL]AMINO]-
   1,3,5-TRIAZIN-2-YL]AMINO]-3-[[4- (ETHENYLSULFONYL) PHENYL]AZO]-4-
                          HYDROX-, SODIUM SALT

                             (Section 1240)

Present law
    2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5-[[4-chloro-6-[[2-[[4-
fluoro-6-[[5-hydroxy-6-[(4-methoxy-2-sulfophenyl)azo]-7-sulfo-
2-naphthalenyl]-amino]-, 3,5-triazin-2-yl]-amino]-1-
methylethyl]amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-3-[[4-
(ethenylsulfonyl)-phenyl]azo]-4-hydroxy, sodium salt (CAS No. 
168113-78-8) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.30) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic 
acid, 5-[[4-chloro-6-[[2-[[4-fluoro-6-[[5-hydroxy-6-[(4-
methoxy-2-sulfophenyl) azo]-7-sulfo-2-naphthalenyl]amino]-,3,5-
triazin-2-yl]amino]-1-methylethyl]amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-
yl]amino]-3-[[4-(ethenylsulfonyl)-phenyl]azo]-4-hydroxy, sodium 
salt (CAS No. 168113-78-8) (provided for in subheading 
3204.16.30), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

   1,5-NAPHTHALENEDISULFONIC ACID, 3-[[2-(ACETYLAMINO)-4-[[4-[[2-[2- 
    (ETHENYLSULFONYL)ETHOXY]ETHYL] AMINO]-6-FLUORO-1,3,5-TRIAZIN-2- 
                  YL]AMINO]PHENYL]AZO]-, DISODIUM SALT

                             (Section 1241)

Present law
    1,5-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 3[[2-(acetylamino)-4-[[4-
[[2-[2-(ethenylsulfonyl)ethoxy]ethyl]amino]-6-fluoro-1,3,5-
triazin-2-yl]amino]-phenyl]azo]-, disodium salt (CAS No. 98635-
31-5) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.30) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,5-Naphthalenedisulfonic 
acid, 3[[2-(acetylamino)-4-[[4-[[2-[2-(ethenylsulfonyl)
ethoxy]ethyl]amino]-6-fluoro-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-
phenyl]azo]-, disodium salt (CAS No. 98635-31-5) (provided for 
in subheading 3204.16.30), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

      7,7,-[1.3-PROPANEDIYLBIS[IMINO(6-FLUORO-1,3,5-TRIAZINE-4,2- 
  DIYL)IMINO[2-[(AMINOCARBONYL)AMINO]-4,1-PHENYLENE]AZO]]BIS-, SODIUM 
                                  SALT

                             (Section 1242)

Present law
    7,7,-[1,3-Propanediylbis[imino(6-fluoro-1,3,5-triazine-4,2-
diyl)imino[2-[(aminocarbonyl)amino]-4,1-phenylene]azo]]bis, 
sodium salt (CAS No. 143683-24-3) (provided for in subheading 
3204.16.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 7,7,-[1,3-
Propanediylbis[imino(6-fluoro-1,3,5-triazine-4,2-diyl)imino[2-
[(aminocarbonyl)amino]-4,1-phenylene]azo]]bis, sodium salt (CAS 
No. 143683-24-3) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.30), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

CUPRATE(3-),[2-[[[[3-[[4-[[2-[2- (ETHENYLSULFONYL) ETHOXY]ETHYL]AMINO]-
      6-FLUORO-1,3,5-TRIAZIN-2- YL]AMINO]-2-(HYDROXY-.KAPPA.O)-5-
       SULFOPHENYL]AZO- .KAPPA.N2]PHENYLMETHYL]AZO-.KAPPA.N1]-4-
                SULFOBENZOATO(5-)- .KAPPA.O], TRISODIUM

                             (Section 1243)

Present law
    Cuprate(3-), [2-[[[[3-[[4-[[2-[2-(ethenylsulfonyl)-
ethoxy]ethyl]amino]-6-fluoro-1,3,5-triazin-2yl]-amino]-2-
(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-5-sulfophenyl]azo-.kappa.N2]-
phenylmethyl]azo-.kappa.N1]-4-sulfobenzoato(5-)-.kappa.O], 
trisodium (CAS No. 106404-06-2) (provided for in subheading 
3204.16.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Cuprate(3-), [2-[[[[3-[[4-
[[2-[2-(ethenylsulfonyl)-ethoxy]ethyl]amino]-6-fluoro-1,3,5-
triazin-2yl]-amino]-2-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-5-
sulfophenyl]azo-.kappa.N2]-phenylmethyl]azo-.kappa.N1]-4-
sulfobenzoato(5-)-.kappa.O], trisodium (CAS No. 106404-06-2) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.16.30), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

 1,5-NAPHTHALENEDISULFONIC ACID, 2-[[8-[[4-[[3-[[[2-(ETHENYLSULFONYL) 
ETHYL]AMINO]CARBONYL]PHENY] AMINO]-6-FLUORO-1,3,5-TRIAZIN-2- YL]AMINO]-
      1-HYDROSY-3,6-DISULFO-2-NAPHTHALENYL]AZO]-, TETRASODIUM SALT

                             (Section 1244)

Present law
    1,5-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 2-[[8-[[4-[[3-[[[2-
(ethenylsulfonyl)ethyl]-amino]carbonyl]phenyl]amino]-6-fluoro-
1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-1-hydroxy-3,6-disulfo-2-
naphthalenyl]azo]-, tetrasodium salt (CAS No. 116912-36-8) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.16.30) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,5-Naphthalenedisulfonic 
acid, 2-[[8-[[4-[[3-[[[2(ethenylsulfonyl)ethyl]-
amino]carbonyl]phenyl]amino]-6-fluoro-1,3,5-triazin-2-
yl]amino]-1-hydroxy-3,6-disulfo-2-naphthalenyl]azo]-, 
tetrasodium salt (CAS No. 116912-36-8) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.16.30), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                 PTFMBA

                             (Section 1245)

Present law
    p-Trifluoromethylbenzaldehyde (CAS No. 455-19-6) (provided 
for in subheading 2913.00.40) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for p-
Trifluoromethylbenzaldehyde (CAS No. 455-19-6) (provided for in 
subheading 2913.00.40), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

 BENZOIC ACID,2-AMINO-4-[[(2,5-DICHLOROPHENYL)AMINO]CARBONYL]-, METHYL 
                                 ESTER

                             (Section 1246)

Present law
    Benzoic acid, 2-amino-4-[[(2,5-
dichlorophenyl)amino]carbonyl]-, methyl ester (CAS No. 59673-
82-4) (provided for in subheading 2924.29.71) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for benzoic acid, 2-amino-4-
[[(2,5-dichlorophenyl)amino]carbonyl]-, methyl ester (CAS No. 
59673-82-4) (provided for in subheading 2924.29.71), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        IMIDACLOPRID PESTICIDES

                             (Section 1247)

Present law
    Mixtures of imidacloprid (1-[(6-Chloro-3-pyridinyl)methyl]-
N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine) (CAS No. 138261-41-3) with 
application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.10.25) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of imidacloprid 
(1-[(6-Chloro-3-pyridinyl)-methyl]-N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine) 
(CAS No. 138261-41-3) with application adjuvants (provided for 
in subheading 3808.10.25), a temporary duty reduction to 5.7% 
ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            BETA-CYFLUTHRIN

                             (Section 1248)

Present law
    beta-Cyfluthrin (CAS No. 68359-37-5) (provided for in 
subheading 2926.90.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.1% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for beta-Cyfluthrin (CAS No. 
68359-37-5) (provided for in subheading 2926.90.30), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         IMIDACLOPRID TECHNICAL

                             (Section 1249)

Present law
    Imidacloprid (1-[(6-Chloro-3-pyridinyl)methyl]-N-nitro-2-
imidazolidinimine) (CAS No. 138261-41-3) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.39.27) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.1% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Imidacloprid (1-[(6-
Chloro-3-pyridinyl)methyl]-N-nitro-2-imidazolidinimine) (CAS 
No. 138261-41-3) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.27), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           BAYLETON TECHNICAL

                             (Section 1250)

Present law
    Triadimefon (1-(4-chlorophenoxy)-3,3-dimethyl-1-(1H-1,2,4-
triazol-1-yl)-2-butanone) (CAS No. 43121-43-3) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.99.22) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Triadimefon (1-(4-
chlorophenoxy)-3,3-dimethyl-1-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)-2-
butanone) (CAS No. 43121-43-3) (provided for in subheading 
2933.99.22), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           PROPOXUR TECHNICAL

                             (Section 1251)

Present law
    Propoxur (2-(1-methylethoxy)phenol methylcarbamate) (CAS 
No. 114-26-1) (provided for in subheading 2924.29.47) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Propoxur (2-(1-
methylethoxy)phenol methylcarbamate) (CAS No. 114-26-1) 
(provided for in subheading 2924.29.47), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          MKH 6561 ISOCYANATE

                             (Section 1252)

Present law
    A mixture of 30 percent 2-(carbomethoxy)-benzenesulfonyl 
isocyanate (CAS No. 13330-20-7) and 70 percent xylenes 
(provided for in subheading 3824.90.28) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 0.4 cents/kg + 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for a mixture of 30 percent 2-
(carbomethoxy)-benzenesulfonyl isocyanate (CAS No. 13330-20-7) 
and 70 percent xylenes (provided for in subheading 3824.90.28), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                       PROPOXY METHYL TRIAZOLONE

                             (Section 1253)

Present law
    A mixture of 20 percent propoxy methyl triazolone (3H-
1,2,4-triazol-3-one, 2,4-dihydro-4-methyl-5-propoxy-) (CAS No. 
1330-20-7) and triazolone (3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one, 2,4-dihydro-
4-methyl-5- propoxy-) (CAS No. 1330-2-7) (provided for in 
subheading 3824.90.28) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.4 cents/kg +7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for a mixture of 20 percent 
propoxy methyl triazolone (3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one, 2,4-dihydro-
4-methyl-5- propoxy-) (CAS No. 1330-20-7) and triazolone (3H-
1,2,4-triazol-3-one, 2,4-dihydro-4-methyl-5- propoxy-) (CAS No. 
1330-2-7) (provided for in subheading 3824.90.28), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               NEMACUR VL

                             (Section 1254)

Present law
    Fenamiphos (ethyl 4-(methylthio)-m-tolylisospropylphos-
phoramidate) (CAS No. 22224-92-6) (provided for in subheading 
2930.90.10) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for fenamiphos (ethyl 4-
(methylthio)-m-tolylisospropylphosphoramidate) (CAS No. 22224-
92-6) (provided for in subheading 2930.90.10), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                       METHOXY METHYL TRIAZOLONE

                             (Section 1255)

Present law
    2,4-Dihydro-5-methoxy-4-methyl-3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one (CAS 
No. 135302-13-5) (provided for in subheading 2933.99.97) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2,4-Dihydro-5-methoxy-4-
methyl-3H-1,2,4-triazol-3-one (CAS No. 135302-13-5) (provided 
for in subheading 2933.99.97), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                       LEVAFIX GOLDEN YELLOW E-G

                             (Section 1256)

Present law
    Reactive yellow 27 (1H-Pyrazole-3-carboxylic acid, 4-[[4-
[[(2,3-dichloro-6-quinoxalinyl) carbonyl]amino]-2-sulfophenyl]-
azo]-4,5-dihydro-5-oxo-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-, trisodium salt) (CAS 
No. 75199-00-7) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.20) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for reactive yellow 27 (1H-
Pyrazole-3-carboxylic acid, 4-[[4-[[(2,3-dichloro-6-
quinoxalinyl) carbonyl]amino]-2-sulfophenyl]-azo]-4,5-dihydro-
5-oxo-1-(4-sulfophenyl)-, trisodium salt) (CAS No. 75199-00-7) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.16.20), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                    LEVAFIX BLUE CA/REMAZOL BLUE CA

                             (Section 1257)

Present law
    Cuprate(4-), [2-[[3-[[substituted]-1,3,5-triazin-2-
yl]amino]-2-hydroxy-5-sulfophenyl]-(substituted) azo], sodium 
salt (CAS No. 156830-72-7) provided for in subheading 
3204.16.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for cuprate(4-), [2-[[3-
[[substituted]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-2-hydroxy-5-
sulfophenyl]-(substituted) azo], sodium salt (CAS No. 156830-
72-7) provided for in subheading 3204.16.30), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         REMAZOL YELLOW RR GRAN

                             (Section 1258)

Present law
    Benzenesulfonic acid, 2-amino-4-(cyanoamino)-6-[(3-
sulfophenyl)amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-5-[[4-[[2-
(sulfoxy)-ethyl]sulfonyl]-phenyl]azo]-, lithium/sodium salt 
(CAS No. 189574-45-6) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.30) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for benzenesulfonic acid, 2-
amino-4-(cyanoamino)-6-[(3-sulfophenyl)amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-
yl]amino]-5-[[4-[[2-(sulfoxy)-ethyl]sulfonyl]-phenyl]azo]-, 
lithium/sodium salt (CAS No. 189574-45-6) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.16.30), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          INDANTHREN BLUE CLF

                             (Section 1259)

Present law
    Vat blue 66 (9,10-Anthracenedione, 1,1,- [(6-phenyl-1,3,5-
triazine-2,4-diyl)diimino]-bis[3-acetyl-4-amino-]) (CAS No. 
32220-82-9) provided or in subheading 3204.15.30) is subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for vat blue 66 (9,10-
Anthracenedione, 1,1,- [(6-phenyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-
diyl)diimino]-bis[3-acetyl-4-amino-]) (CAS No. 32220-82-9) 
provided or in subheading 3204.15.30), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         INDANTHREN YELLOW F3GC

                             (Section 1260)

Present law
    Vat yellow 33 ([1,1,-Biphenyl]-4-carboxamide,4,,4,,,-
azobis[N-(9,10-dihydro-9,10-dioxo-1-anthracenyl)-) (CAS No. 
12227-50-8) (provided for in subheading 3204.15.80) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 7.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for vat yellow 33 ([1,1,-
Biphenyl]-4-carboxamide,4,,4,,,-azobis[N-(9,10-dihydro-9,10-
dioxo-1-anthracenyl)-) (CAS No. 12227-50-8) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.15.80), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            ACETYL CHLORIDE

                             (Section 1261)

Present law
    Acetyl chloride (CAS No. 75-36-5) (provided for in 
subheading 2915.90.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.8% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for acetyl chloride (CAS No. 
75-36-5) (provided for in subheading 2915.90.50), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                       4-METHOXY-PHENACYCHLORIDE

                             (Section 1262)

Present law
    4-Methoxyphenacyl chloride (CAS No. 2196-99-8) (provided 
for in subheading 2914.70.40) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 4-Methoxyphenacyl chloride 
(CAS No. 2196-99-8) (provided for in subheading 2914.70.40), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          3-METHOXY-THIOPHENOL

                             (Section 1263)

Present law
    3-Methoxythiophenol (CAS No. 15570-12-4) (provided for in 
subheading 2930.90.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3-Methoxythiophenol (CAS 
No. 15570-12-4) (provided for in subheading 2930.90.90), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                      LEVAFIX BRILLIANT RED E-6BA

                             (Section 1264)

Present law
    Reactive red 159 (2,7- naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5- 
(benzoylamino)- 3-[[5-[[(5- chloro-2,6- difluoro-4- 
pyrimidinyl)- amino]methyl]- 1-sulfo---naphthalenyl]- azo]-4-
hydroxy-, lithium sodium salt) (CAS No. 83400-12-8) (provided 
for in subheading 3204.16.20) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for reactive red 159 (2,7- 
naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5- (benzoylamino)- 3-[[5-[[(5- 
chloro-2,6- difluoro-4- pyrimidinyl)- amino]methyl]- 1-sulfo---
naphthalenyl]- azo]-4-hydroxy-, lithium sodium salt) (CAS No. 
83400-12-8) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.20), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        REMAZOL BR. BLUE BB 133%

                             (Section 1265)

Present law
    Reactive blue 220 (cuprate(4-), [4,5-dihydro-4- [[8-
hydroxy-7- [[2-hydroxy-5- methoxy-4-[[2- (sulfoxy) ethyl]- 
sulfonyl]- phenyl]azo]-6- sulfo-2-naphthalenyl] azo]-5-oxo- 1-
(4- sulfophenyl)-1Hpyrazole- 3- carboxylato(6-)]-, sodium) (CAS 
No. 90341-71-2) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.30) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for reactive blue 220 
(cuprate(4-), [4,5-dihydro-4- [[8-hydroxy-7- [[2-hydroxy-5- 
methoxy-4-[[2- (sulfoxy) ethyl]- sulfonyl]- phenyl]azo]-6-
sulfo-2-naphthalenyl] azo]-5-oxo- 1-(4-sulfophenyl)-1Hpyrazole- 
3- carboxylato(6-)]-, sodium) (CAS No. 90341-71-2) (provided 
for in subheading 3204.16.30), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           FAST NAVY SALT RA

                             (Section 1266)

Present law
    Benzenediazonium, 4-[(2,6- dichloro-4- nitrophenyl)azo]-
2,5-dimethoxy-, (T-4)-tetrachlorozincate(2-)(2:1) (CAS No. 
63224-47-5) (provided for in subheading 2927.00.30) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 7.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for benzenediazonium, 4-[(2,6- 
dichloro-4- nitrophenyl)azo]-2,5-dimethoxy-, (T-4)-
tetrachlorozincate(2-)(2:1) (CAS No. 63224-47-5) (provided for 
in subheading 2927.00.30), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        LEVAFIX ROYAL BLUE E-FR

                             (Section 1267)

Present law
    Reactive blue 224 (ethanol, 2,2,-[[6,13-dichloro-3,10-
bis[[2-(sulfoxy)-ethyl]amino]-triphenodioxazinediyl] 
bis(sulfonyl)]bis-, bis(hydrogen sulfate) ester, potassium 
sodium salt (CAS No. 108692-09-7) (provided for in subheading 
3204.16.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for reactive blue 224 
(ethanol, 2,2,-[[6,13-dichloro-3,10-bis[[2(sulfoxy)-
ethyl]amino]-triphenodioxazinediyl] bis(sulfonyl)]bis-, 
bis(hydrogen sulfate) ester, potassium sodium salt (CAS No. 
108692-09-7) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.30), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            P-CHLORO ANILINE

                             (Section 1268)

Present law
    p-Chloroaniline (CAS No. 106-47-8) (provided for in 
subheading 2921.42.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.2 cents/kg + 7.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for p-Chloroaniline (CAS No. 
106-47-8) (provided for in subheading 2921.42.90), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

          ESTERS AND SODIUM ESTERS OF PARAHYDROXYBENZOIC ACID

                             (Section 1269)

Present law
    Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (CAS No. 99-76-3); propyl 4-
hydroxybenzoate (CAS No. 94-13-3); ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (CAS 
No. 120-47-8); butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (CAS No. 94-26-8); 
benzyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (CAS No. 94-18-8); methyl 4-
hydroxybenzoate, sodium salt (CAS No. 5026-62-0); propyl 4-
hydroxybenzoate, sodium salt (CAS No. 35285-69-9); ethyl 4-
hydroxybenzoate, sodium salt (CAS No. 35285-68-8); and butyl 4-
hydroxybenzoate, sodium salt (CAS No. 36457-20-2) (all the 
foregoing provided for in subheading 2918.29.65 or 2918.29.75) 
are subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% and 0.4 cents/kg + 7.6% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate 
(CAS No. 99-76-3); propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (CAS No. 94-13-3); 
ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (CAS No. 120-47-8); butyl 4-
hydroxybenzoate (CAS No. 94-26-8); benzyl 4-hydroxybenzoate 
(CAS No. 94-18-8); methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, sodium salt (CAS 
No. 5026-62-0); propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, sodium salt (CAS No. 
35285-69-9); ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, sodium salt (CAS No. 
35285-68-8); and butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, sodium salt (CAS No. 
36457-20-2) (all the foregoing provided for in subheading 
2918.29.65 or 2918.29.75), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            SANTOLINK EP 560

                             (Section 1270)

Present law
    Phenol-formaldehyde polymer, butylated (CAS No. 96446-41-2) 
(provided for in subheading 3909.40.00) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for phenol-formaldehyde 
polymer, butylated (CAS No. 96446-41-2) (provided for in 
subheading 3909.40.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           PHENODUR VPW 1942

                             (Section 1271)

Present law
    Phenol, 4,4,-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with 
(chloromethyl)-oxirane and phenol polymer with formaldehyde 
modified with chloroacetic acid (provided for in subheading 
3909.40.00) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for phenol, 4,4,-(1-
methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with (chloromethyl)-oxirane and 
phenol polymer with formaldehyde modified with chloroacetic 
acid (provided for in subheading 3909.40.00), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            PHENODUR PR 612

                             (Section 1272)

Present law
    Formaldehyde, polymer with 2-methylphenol,butylated (CAS 
No. 118685-25-9) (provided for in subheading 3909.40.00) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for formaldehyde, polymer with 
2-methylphenol,butylated (CAS No. 118685-25-9) (provided for in 
subheading 3909.40.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            PHENODUR PR 263

                             (Section 1273)

Present law
    Phenol, polymer with formaldehyde (CAS No. 126191-57-9) and 
urea, polymer with formaldehyde (CAS No. 68002-18-6) dissolved 
in a mixture of isobutanol and nbutanol (provided for in 
subheading 3909.40.00) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for phenol, polymer with 
formaldehyde (CAS No. 126191-57-9) and urea, polymer with 
formaldehyde (CAS No. 68002-18-6) dissolved in a mixture of 
isobutanol and nbutanol (provided for in subheading 
3909.40.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        MACRYNAL SM 510 AND 516

                             (Section 1274)

Present law
    Neodecanoic acid, oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer with 
ethenylbenzene, 2-hydroxyethyl 2- methyl-2- propenoate, methyl 
2-methyl-2- propenoate and 2-propenoic acid (CAS No. 98613-27-
5) (provided for in subheading 3906.90.50) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 4.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for neodecanoic acid, 
oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene, 2-
hydroxyethyl 2- methyl-2- propenoate, methyl 2-methyl-2- 
propenoate and 2-propenoic acid (CAS No. 98613-27-5) (provided 
for in subheading 3906.90.50) , as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            ALFTALAT AN 725

                             (Section 1275)

Present law
    1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-
benzenedicarboxylic acid and 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol (CAS 
No. 25214-38-4) (provided for in subheading 3907.99.00) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 0.3 cents/kg + 6.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic 
acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid and 2,2-
dimethyl-1,3-propanediol (CAS No. 25214-38-4) (provided for in 
subheading 3907.99.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               RWJ 241947

                             (Section 1276)

Present law
    (+)-5-[[6-[(2-Fluorophenyl)-methoxy]-2-naphthalenyl]-
methyl]-2,4-thiazolidinedione (CAS No. 161600-01-7) (provided 
for in subheading 2934.10.10) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for (+)-5-[[6-[(2-
Fluorophenyl)-methoxy]-2-naphthalenyl]-methyl]-2,4-
thiazolidinedione (CAS No. 161600-01-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2934.10.10, as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               RWJ 394718

                             (Section 1277)

Present law
    1-Propanone, 3-(5-benzofuranyl)-1-[2-hydroxy-6-[[6-O-
(methoxycarbonyl-beta-Dglucopyranosyl]-oxy]-4-methylphenyl- 
(CAS No. 209746-59-8) (provided for in subheading 2932.99.61) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1-Propanone, 3-(5-
benzofuranyl)-1-[2-hydroxy-6-[[6-O-(methoxycarbonyl-beta-
Dglucopyranosyl]-oxy]-4-methylphenyl- (CAS No. 209746-59-8) 
(provided for in subheading 2932.99.61), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               RWJ 394720

                             (Section 1278)

Present law
    3-(5-Benzofuranyl)-1-[2--Dglucopyranosyloxy-6-
hydroxy-4-methylphenyl]-1-propanone (CAS No. 209746-56-5) 
(provided for in subheading 2932.99.61) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3-(5-Benzofuranyl)-1-[2-
-Dglucopyranosyloxy-6-hydroxy-4-methylphenyl]-1-
propanone (CAS No. 209746-56-5) (provided for in subheading 
2932.99.61), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                3,4-DCBN

                             (Section 1279)

Present law
    3,4-Dichlorobenzonitrile (CAS No. 6574-99-8) (provided for 
in subheading 2926.90.12) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3,4-Dichlorobenzonitrile 
(CAS No. 6574-99-8) (provided for in subheading 2926.90.12), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               CYHALOFOP

                             (Section 1280)

Present law
    Propanoic acid, 2-[4-(cyano-2- fluorophenoxy)-phenoxy]butyl 
ester(2R) (CAS No. 122008-85-9) (provided for in subheading 
2926.90.25) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for propanoic acid, 2-[4-
(cyano-2- fluorophenoxy)-phenoxy]butyl ester(2R) (CAS No. 
122008-85-9) (provided for in subheading 2926.90.25), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                 ASULAM

                             (Section 1281)

Present law
    Methyl sulfanilylcarbamate, sodium salt (asulam sodium 
salt) (CAS No. 2302-17-2) imported in bulk form (provided for 
in subheading 2935.00.75), or imported in forms or packings for 
retail sale or mixed with application adjuvants (provided for 
in subheading 3808.30.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for methyl 
sulfanilylcarbamate, sodium salt (asulam sodium salt) (CAS No. 
2302-17-2) imported in bulk form (provided for in subheading 
2935.00.75), or imported in forms or packings for retail sale 
or mixed with application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 
3808.30.15), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               FLORASULAM

                             (Section 1282)

Present law
    Mixtures of florasulam ([1,2,4]- triazolo[1,5-c]-
pyrimidine-2-sulfonamide,N-(2,6-difluorophenyl)-8-fluoro-5-
methoxy-) (CAS No. 145701-23-1) and application adjuvants 
(provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Mixtures of florasulam 
([1,2,4]- triazolo[1,5-c]-pyrimidine-2-sulfonamide,N-(2,6-
difluorophenyl)-8-fluoro-5-methoxy-) (CAS No. 145701-23-1) and 
application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                PROPANIL

                             (Section 1283)

Present law
    Propanamide, N-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)- (CAS No. 709-98-8) 
(provided for in subheading 2924.29.47) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for propanamide, N-(3,4-
dichlorophenyl)- (CAS No. 709-98-8) (provided for in subheading 
2924.29.47), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              HALOFENOZIDE

                             (Section 1284)

Present law
    Benzoic acid, 4-chloro-2-benzoyl-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-
hydrazide (halofenozide) (CAS No. 112226-61-6) (provided for in 
subheading 2928.00.25) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for benzoic acid, 4-chloro-2-
benzoyl-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-hydrazide (halofenozide) (CAS No. 
112226-61-6) (provided for in subheading 2928.00.25), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          ORTHO-PHTHALALDEHYDE

                             (Section 1285)

Present law
    1,2-Benzenedicarboxaldehyde (CAS No. 643-79-8) (provided 
for in subheading 2912.29.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,2-
Benzenedicarboxaldehyde (CAS No. 643-79-8) (provided for in 
subheading 2912.29.60), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                       TRANS 1,3-DICHLOROPENTENE

                             (Section 1286)

Present law
    Mixed cis and trans isomers of 1,3-dichloropropene (CAS No. 
10061-02-6) (provided for in subheading 2903.29.00) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 6.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixed cis and trans 
isomers of 1,3-dichloropropene (CAS No. 10061-02-6) (provided 
for in subheading 2903.29.00), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             METHACRYLAMIDE

                             (Section 1287)

Present law
    Methacrylamide (CAS No. 79-39-0) (provided for in 
subheading 2924.19.10) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for methacrylamide (CAS No. 
79-39-0) (provided for in subheading 2924.19.10), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         CATION EXCHANGE RESIN

                             (Section 1288)

Present law
    2-Propenoic acid, polymer with diethenylbenzene (CAS No. 
9052-45-3) (provided for in subheading 3914.00.60) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 3.9% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Propenoic acid, polymer 
with diethenylbenzene (CAS No. 9052-45-3) (provided for in 
subheading 3914.00.60), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                GALLERY

                             (Section 1289)

Present law
    N-[3-(1-Ethyl-1-methylpropyl)-5-isoxazolyl]-2,6-dimethoxy-
benzamide (isoxaben) (CAS No. 82558-50-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2934.99.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for N-[3-(1-Ethyl-1-
methylpropyl)-5-isoxazolyl]-2,6-dimethoxybenzamide (isoxaben) 
(CAS No. 82558-50-7), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                    NECKS USED IN CATHODE RAY TUBES

                             (Section 1290)

Present law
    Necks for use in cathode ray tubes (provided for in 
subheading 7011.20.80) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.2% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for necks for use in cathode 
ray tubes (provided for in subheading 7011.20.80), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                    POLYTETRAMETHYLENE ETHER GLYCOL

                             (Section 1291)

Present law
    Polytetramethylene ether glycol (tetrahydro-3-methylfuran, 
polymer with tetrahydrofuran) (CAS No. 38640-26-5) (provided 
for in subheading 3907.20.00) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for polytetramethylene ether 
glycol (tetrahydro-3-methylfuran, polymer with tetrahydrofuran) 
(CAS No. 38640-26-5) (provided for in subheading 3907.20.00), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              LEAF ALCOHOL

                             (Section 1292)

Present law
    cis-3-Hexen-1-ol (CAS No. 928-96-1) (provided for in 
subheading 2905.29.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for cis-3-Hexen-1-ol (CAS No. 
928-96-1) (provided for in subheading 2905.29.90), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                  COMBED CASHMERE AND CAMEL HAIR YARN

                             (Section 1293)

Present law
    Yarn of combed cashmere or yarn of camel hair (provided for 
in subheading 5108.20.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
4.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for yarn of combed cashmere or 
yarn of camel hair (provided for in subheading 5108.20.60), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                      CERTAIN CARDED CASHMERE YARN

                             (Section 1294)

Present law
    Yarn of carded cashmere of 6 run or finer (equivalent to 
19.35 metric yarn system) (provided for in subheading 
5108.10.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 4.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for yarn of carded cashmere of 
6 run or finer (equivalent to 19.35 metric yarn system) 
(provided for in subheading 5108.10.60), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                             SULFUR BLACK 1

                             (Section 1295)

Present law
    Sulfur black 1 (CAS No. 1326-82-5) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.19.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.3 cents/kg + 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for sulfur black 1 (CAS No. 
1326-82-5) (provided for in subheading 3204.19.30), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          REDUCED VAT BLUE 43

                             (Section 1296)

Present law
    Reduced vat blue 43 (CAS No. 85737-02-6) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.15.40) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for reduced vat blue 43 (CAS 
No. 85737-02-6) (provided for in subheading 3204.15.40), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             FLUOROBENZENE

                             (Section 1297)

Present law
    Fluorobenzene (CAS No. 462-06-6) (provided for in 
subheading 2903.69.70) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for fluorobenzene (CAS No. 
462-06-6) (provided for in subheading 2903.69.70), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                      CERTAIN RAYON FILAMENT YARN

                             (Section 1298)

Present law
    High tenacity multiple (folded) or cabled yarn of viscose 
rayon (provided for in subheading 5403.10.60) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 9.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for high tenacity multiple 
(folded) or cabled yarn of viscose rayon (provided for in 
subheading 5403.10.60), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        CERTAIN TIRE CORD FABRIC

                             (Section 1299)

Present law
    Tire cord fabric of high tenacity yarn of viscose rayon 
(provided for in subheading 5902.90.00) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 0.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for tire cord fabric of high 
tenacity yarn of viscose rayon (provided for in subheading 
5902.90.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                            DIRECT BLACK 184

                             (Section 1300)

Present law
    Direct black 184 (provided for in subheading 3204.14.30) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for direct black 184 (provided 
for in subheading 3204.14.30), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            BLACK 263 STAGE

                             (Section 1301)

Present law
    5-[4-(7-Amino-1-hydroxy-3-sulfonaphthalen-2-ylazo)-2,5-
bis(2-hydroxyethoxy)-phenylazo]isophthalic acid, lithium salt 
(provided for in subheading 3204.14.30) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 5-[4-(7-Amino-1-hydroxy-3-
sulfonaphthalen-2-ylazo)-2,5-bis(2-hydroxyethoxy)-
phenylazo]isophthalic acid, lithium salt (provided for in 
subheading 3204.14.30), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              MAGENTA 364

                             (Section 1302)

Present law
    5-[4-(4,5-Dimethyl-2-sulfophenylamino)-6-hydroxy-
[1,3,5]triazin-2-yl amino]-4-hydroxy-3-(1-sulfonaphthalen-2-
ylazo)naphthalene-2,7-disulfonic acid, sodium salt (provided 
for in subheading 3204.14.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 5-[4-(4,5-Dimethyl-2-
sulfophenylamino)-6-hydroxy-[1,3,5]triazin-2-yl amino]-4-
hydroxy-3-(1-sulfonaphthalen-2-ylazo)naphthalene-2,7-disulfonic 
acid, sodium salt (provided for in subheading 3204.14.30), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         THIAMETHOXAM TECHNICAL

                             (Section 1303)

Present law
    Thiamethoxam (3-[(2-chloro-5- thiazolyl)methyl)-tetrahydro-
5- methyl-N-nitro- 1,3,5-oxadiazin- 4-imine) (CAS No. 153719-
23-4) (provided for in subheading 2934.10.90) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for thiamethoxam (3-[(2-
chloro-5- thiazolyl)methyl)-tetrahydro-5- methyl-N-nitro- 
1,3,5-oxadiazin- 4-imine) (CAS No. 153719-23-4) (provided for 
in subheading 2934.10.90), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             CYAN 485 STAGE

                             (Section 1304)

Present law
    2-[(Hydroxyethylsulfamoyl)-sulfophthalocyaninato]copper 
(II), mixed isomers (provided for in subheading 3204.14.30) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-
[(Hydroxyethylsulfamoyl)-sulfophthalocyaninato]copper (II), 
mixed isomers (provided for in subheading 3204.14.30), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            DIRECT BLUE 307

                             (Section 1305)

Present law
    Direct blue 307 (provided for in subheading 3204.14.30) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for direct blue 307 (provided 
for in subheading 3204.14.30), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           DIRECT VIOLET 107

                             (Section 1306)

Present law
    Direct violet 107 (provided for in subheading 3204.14.30) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for direct violet 107 
(provided for in subheading 3204.14.30), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          FAST BLACK 286 STAGE

                             (Section 1307)

Present law
    1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-[[4-[(7-amino-1-hydroxy-3-
sulfo-2-naphthalenyl)-azo]-6-sulfo-1-naphthalenyl]-azo]-, 
sodium salt (CAS No. 201932-24-3) (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic 
acid, 5-[[4-[(7-amino-1-hydroxy-3-sulfo-2-naphthalenyl)-azo]-6-
sulfo-1-naphthalenyl]-azo]-, sodium salt (CAS No. 201932-24-3) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.14.30), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         MIXTURES OF FLUAZINAM

                             (Section 1308)

Present law
    Mixtures of fluazinam (3-chloro-N-(3-chloro-2,6-dinitro-4-
(trifluoromethyl)-phenyl-5-(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinamine) 
(CAS No. 79622-59-6) and application adjuvants (provided for in 
subheading 3808.20.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of fluazinam (3-
chloro-N-(3-chloro-2,6-dinitro-4-(trifluoromethyl)-phenyl-5-
(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinamine) (CAS No. 79622-59-6) and 
application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.20.15), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          PRODIAMINE TECHNICAL

                             (Section 1309)

Present law
    Prodiamine (2,6-dinitro-N1,N1-dipropyl-4-(trifluoromethyl)-
1,3-benzenediamine (CAS No. 29091-21-2) (provided for in 
subheading 2921.59.80) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.2 cents/kg + 7.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for prodiamine (2,6-dinitro-
N1,N1-dipropyl-4-(trifluoromethyl)-1,3-benzenediamine (CAS No. 
29091-21-2) (provided for in subheading 2921.59.80), as a 
temporary duty reduction to 0.53% ad valorem until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                       CARBON DIOXIDE CARTRIDGES

                             (Section 1310)

Present law
    Carbon dioxide in threaded 12-, 16-, or 25- gram non-
refillable cartridges (provided for in subheading 2811.21.00) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for carbon dioxide in threaded 
12-, 16-, or 25- gram non-refillable cartridges (provided for 
in subheading 2811.21.00), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

 12-HYDROXYOCTADECANOIC ACID, REACTION PRODUCT WITH N,N-DIMETHYL, 1,3-
             PROPANEDIAMINE, DIMETHYL SULFATE, QUATERNIZED

                             (Section 1311)

Present law
    12-Hydroxyoctadecanoic acid, reaction product with N,N-
dimethyl- 1,3-propanediamine, dimethyl sulfate, quaternized 
(CAS No. 70879-66-2) (provided for in subheading 3824.90.28) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 0.4 cents/kg + 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 12-hydroxyoctadecanoic 
acid, reaction product with N,N-dimethyl- 1,3-propanediamine, 
dimethyl sulfate, quaternized (CAS No. 70879-66-2) (provided 
for in subheading 3824.90.28), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

  40 PERCENT POLYMER ACID SALT/POLYMER AMIDE, 60 PERCENT BUTYL ACETATE

                             (Section 1312)

Present law
    2-Oxepanone, polymer with aziridine and tetrahydro-2H-
pyran-2-one, dodecanoate ester, 40 percent solution in N-butyl 
acetate (provided for in subheading 3208.90.00) is subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 3.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Oxepanone, polymer with 
aziridine and tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-one, dodecanoate ester, 40 
percent solution in N-butyl acetate (provided for in subheading 
3208.90.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

  12-HYDROXYOCTADECANOIC ACID, REACTION PRODUCT WITH N,N-DIMETHYL-1,3-
 PROPANEDIAMINE, DIMETHYL SULFATE, QUATERNIZED, 60 PERCENT SOLUTION IN 
                                TOLUENE

                             (Section 1313)

Present law
    12-hydroxyoctadecanoic acid, reaction product with N,N-
dimethyl- 1,3- propanediamine, dimethyl sulfate, quaternized 
(CAS No. 70879-66-2), 60 percent solution in toluene (provided 
for in subheading 3824.90.28) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.4 cents/kg + 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 12-hydroxyoctadecanoic 
acid, reaction product with N,N-dimethyl- 1,3- propanediamine, 
dimethyl sulfate, quaternized (CAS No. 70879-66-2), 60 percent 
solution in toluene (provided for in subheading 3824.90.28), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                    POLYMER ACID SALT/POLYMER AMIDE

                             (Section 1314)

Present law
    2-Oxepanone, polymer with aziridine and tetrahydro-2H-
pyran- 2-one, dodecanoate ester (provided for in subheading 
3824.90.91)is subject to an NTR duty rate of 5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-oxepanone, polymer with 
aziridine and tetrahydro-2H-pyran- 2-one, dodecanoate ester 
(provided for in subheading 3824.90.91), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

 50 PERCENT AMINE NEUTRALIZED PHOSPHATED POLYESTER POLYMER, 50 PERCENT 
                              SOLVESSO 100

                             (Section 1315)

Present law
    50 Percent amine neutralized phosphated polyester polymer, 
50 percent solvesso 100 (CAS Nos. P-99-1218, 64742-95-6, 95-63-
6, 108-67-8, 98-82-8, and 1330-20-7) (provided for in 
subheading 3907.99.00) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.3 cents/kg + 6.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 50 Percent amine 
neutralized phosphated polyester polymer, 50 percent solvesso 
100 (CAS Nos. P-99-1218, 64742-95-6, 95-63-6, 108-67-8, 98-82-
8, and 1330-20-7) (provided for in subheading 3907.99.00), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

  1-OCTADECANAMINIUM, N,N-DI-METHYL-N-OCTADECYL-, (SP-4-2)- [29H,31H-
      PHTHA- LOCYANINE-2- SULFONATO(3-)-.KAPPA. N29,.KAPPA.N30,. 
                         KAPPA.N31,.KAPPA.N32]
                              CUPRATE(1-)

                             (Section 1316)

Present law
    1-Octadecanaminium, N,N-dimethyl-Noctadecyl-, (Sp-4- 2)-
[29H,31Hphthalocyanine- 2- sulfonato(3-)- .kappa.N29, 
.kappa.N30, .kappa.N31, .kappa.N32] cuprate(1-) (CAS No. 70750-
63-9) (provided for in subheading 3824.90.28) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 0.4 cents/kg + 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1-octadecanaminium, N,N-
dimethyl-Noctadecyl-, (Sp-4-2)-[29H,31Hphthalocyanine- 2- 
sulfonato(3-)- .kappa.N29, .kappa.N30, .kappa.N31, .kappa.N32] 
cuprate(1-) (CAS No. 70750-63-9) (provided for in subheading 
3824.90.28), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

CHROMATE(1-),BIS(1-((5-CHLORO-2-HYDROXYPHENYL)AZO)-2-NAPTHAL ENOLATO(2-
                             ))-, HYDROGEN

                             (Section 1317)

Present law
    Chromate(1-)-bis[1-[(5-chloro-2-hydroxy-phenyl)azo]-2-
naphthalenolato-(2-)]-, hydrogen (CAS No. 31714-55-3) (provided 
for in subheading 2942.00.10) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for chromate(1-)-bis[1-[(5-
chloro-2-hydroxy-phenyl)azo]-2-naphthalenolato-(2-)]-, hydrogen 
(CAS No. 31714-55-3) (provided for in subheading 2942.00.10), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            BRONATE ADVANCED

                             (Section 1318)

Present law
    Mixtures of bromoxynil octanoate (3,5-dibromo-4-
hydroxybenzonitrile octanoate (CAS No. 1689-99-2) with 
application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of bromoxynil 
octanoate (3,5-dibromo-4-hydroxybenzonitrile octanoate (CAS No. 
1689-99-2) with application adjuvants (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.15), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                      N-CYCLOHEXYLTHIOPHTHALIMIDE

                             (Section 1319)

Present law
    N-Cyclohexylthiophthalimide (CAS No. 17796-82-6) (provided 
for in subheading 2930.90.24) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for N-
Cyclohexylthiophthalimide (CAS No. 17796-82-6) (provided for in 
subheading 2930.90.24), as a temporary duty reduction to 3% ad 
valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                 CERTAIN HIGH-PERFORMANCE LOUDSPEAKERS

                             (Section 1320)

Present law
    Loudspeakers not mounted in their enclosures (provided for 
in subheading 8518.29.80), the foregoing which meet a 
performance standard of not more than 1.5 dB for the average 
level of 3 or more octave bands, when such loudspeakers are 
tested in a reverberant chamber, is subject to an NTR duty rate 
of 4.9% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for loudspeakers not mounted 
in their enclosures (provided for in subheading 8518.29.80), 
the foregoing which meet a performance standard of not more 
than 1.5 dB for the average level of 3 or more octave bands, 
when such loudspeakers are tested in a reverberant chamber, as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                         BIO-SET INJECTION RCC

                             (Section 1321)

Present law
    Polymeric apparatus, comprising a removable cap, an 
injection port attached to an air vent filter and a fixed 
needle of plastics and a base or attaching the whole to a vial 
with a 13 mm or 20 mm flange, of a kind used for transferring 
diluent from a prefilled syringe (without needle) to a vial 
containing a powdered or lyophilized medicament and, after 
mixing, transferring the medicament back to the syringe for 
subsequent administration to the patient (provided for in 
subheading 3923.50.00) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.3% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for polymeric apparatus, 
comprising a removable cap, an injection port attached to an 
air vent filter and a fixed needle of plastics and a base or 
attaching the whole to a vial with a 13 mm or 20 mm flange, of 
a kind used for transferring diluent from a prefilled syringe 
(without needle) to a vial containing a powdered or lyophilized 
medicament and, after mixing, transferring the medicament back 
to the syringe for subsequent administration to the patient 
(provided for in subheading 3923.50.00), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making the products more competitive without 
jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

            PENTA AMINO ACETO NITRATE COBALT III (COFLAKE 2)

                             (Section 1322)

Present law
    Mixtures of (acetato)pentammine cobalt dinitrate (CAS No. 
14854-63-8) with a polymeric or paraffinic carrier (provided 
for in subheading 3815.90.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of 
(acetato)pentammine cobalt dinitrate (CAS No. 14854-63-8) with 
a polymeric or paraffinic carrier (provided for in subheading 
3815.90.50), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                         OXASULFURON TECHNICAL

                             (Section 1323)

Present law
    Benzoic acid, 2-[[[[(4,6-dimethyl-2-pyrimidinyl)-
amino]carbonyl]-amino]sulfonyl]-,3-oxetanyl ester (CAS No. 
144651-06-9) (provided for in subheading 2935.00.75) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for benzoic acid, 2-[[[[(4,6-
dimethyl-2-pyrimidinyl)-amino]carbonyl]-amino]sulfonyl]-,3-
oxetanyl ester (CAS No. 144651-06-9) (provided for in 
subheading 2935.00.75), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                    CERTAIN MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT

                             (Section 1324)

Present law
    Machine tools for working wire of iron or steel, certified 
for use in production of radial tires designed for off-the-
highway use and for use on a rim measuring 63.5 cm or more in 
diameter (provided for in subheading 4011.20.10, 4011.61.00, 
4011.63.00, 4011.69.00, 4011.92.00, 4011.94.40, or 4011.99.45), 
numerically controlled, or parts thereof (provided for in 
subheading 8463.30.00 or 8466.94.85) are subject to an NTR duty 
rate of 4%, 4.4% and 4.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for machine tools for working 
wire of iron or steel, certified for use in production of 
radial tires designed for off-the-highway use and for use on a 
rim measuring 63.5 cm or more in diameter (provided for in 
subheading 4011.20.10, 4011.61.00, 4011.63.00, 4011.69.00, 
4011.92.00, 4011.94.40, or 4011.99.45), numerically controlled, 
or parts thereof (provided for in subheading 8463.30.00 or 
8466.94.85), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            4-AMINOBENZAMIDE

                             (Section 1325)

Present law
    4-Aminobenzamide (CAS No. 2835-68-9) (provided for in 
subheading 2924.29.76) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.4 cents/kg + 7.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 4-Aminobenzamide (CAS No. 
2835-68-9) (provided for in subheading 2924.29.76), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              FOE HYDROXYL

                             (Section 1326)

Present law
    N-(4-Fluorophenyl)-2-hydroxy-N-(1-methylethyl)-acetamide 
(CAS No. 54041-17-7) (provided for in subheading 2924.29.71) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for N-(4-Fluorophenyl)-2-
hydroxy-N-(1-methylethyl)-acetamide (CAS No. 54041-17-7) 
(provided for in subheading 2924.29.71), as a temporary duty 
reduction to 5.2% ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        MAGENTA 364 LIQUID FEED

                             (Section 1327)

Present law
    5-[4-(4,5-Dimethyl-2-sulfophenylamino)-6-hydroxy-
[1,3,5]triazin-2-yl amino]-4-hydroxy-3-(1-sulfonaphthalen-2-
ylazo)naphthalene-2,7-disulfonic acid, sodium ammonium salt 
(provided for in subheading 3204.14.30) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 5-[4-(4,5-Dimethyl-2-
sulfophenylamino)-6-hydroxy-[1,3,5]triazin-2-yl amino]-4-
hydroxy-3-(1-sulfonaphthalen-2-ylazo)naphthalene-2,7-disulfonic 
acid, sodium ammonium salt (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.30), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                TETRAKIS

                             (Section 1328)

Present law
    Tetrakis ((2,4-ditert-butylphenyl)-4,4-biphenylene 
diphosphonite) (CAS No. 38613-77-3) (provided for in subheading 
2835.29.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 4.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Tetrakis ((2,4-ditert-
butylphenyl)-4,4-biphenylene diphosphonite) (CAS No. 38613-77-
3) (provided for in subheading 2835.29.50), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             PALMITIC ACID

                             (Section 1329)

Present law
    Palmitic acid, with a purity of 90 percent or more (CAS No. 
57-10-3) (provided for in subheading 2915.70.00) is subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for palmitic acid, with a 
purity of 90 percent or more (CAS No. 57-10-3) (provided for in 
subheading 2915.70.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                 PHYTOL

                             (Section 1330)

Present law
    3,7,11,15-Tetramethylhexadec-2-en-1-ol (CAS No. 7541-49-3) 
(provided for in subheading 2905.22.50) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 4.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3,7,11,15-
Tetramethylhexadec-2-en-1-ol (CAS No. 7541-49-3) (provided for 
in subheading 2905.22.50), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              CHLORIDAZON

                             (Section 1331)

Present law
    Chloridazon (5-Amino-4-chloro-2-phenyl-3(2H)-pyridazinone) 
(CAS No. 1698-60-8) put up in forms or packings for retail sale 
or mixed with application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 
3808.30.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for chloridazon (5-Amino-4-
chloro-2-phenyl-3(2H)-pyridazinone) (CAS No. 1698-60-8) put up 
in forms or packings for retail sale or mixed with application 
adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

 DISPERSE ORANGE 30, DISPERSE BLUE 79:1, DISPERSE RED 167:1, DISPERSE 
    YELLOW 64, DISPERSE RED 60, DISPERSE BLUE 60, DISPERSE BLUE 77, 
       DISPERSE YELLOW 42, DISPERSE RED 86, AND DISPERSE RED 86:1

                             (Section 1332)

Present law
    Propanenitrile, 3-[[2-(acetyloxy)-ethyl]-[4-[(2,6-dichloro-
4-nitrophenyl) azo]-phenyl]amino]-(disperse orange 30) (CAS No. 
5261-31-4) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.50); Acetamide, 
N-[5-[bis[2-(acetyloxy)-ethyl]amino]-2- [(2-bromo-4,6-
dinitrophenyl)-azo]-4-methoxyphenyl]-(disperse blue 79:1) (CAS 
No. 3618-72-2) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.50); 
Acetamide, N-[5-[bis[2-(acetyloxy)-ethyl]amino]-2-[(2-chloro-4-
nitrophenyl)-azo]phenyl]- (dispersered 167:1) (CAS No. 1533-78-
4) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.50); 1H-Indene-1,3(2H)-
dione, 2-(4-bromo-3-hydroxy-2-quinolinyl)-(disperse yellow 64) 
(CAS No. 10319-14-9) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.50); 
9,10-Anthracenedione, 1-amino-4-hydroxy-2-phenoxy- (disperse 
red 60) (CAS No. 17418-58-5) (provided for in subheading 
3204.11.50); 1H-Naphth[2,3-f]isoindole-1,3,5,10(2H)-tetrone, 
4,11-diamino-2-(3-methoxypropyl)-(disperse blue 60) (CAS No. 
12217-80-0) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.50); 9,10-
Anthracenedione, 1,8-dihydroxy-4- nitro-5-(phenylamino)-
(disperse blue 77) (CAS No. 20241-76-3) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.11.50); Benzenesulfonamide, 3-nitro-Nphenyl-4-
(phenylamino)-(disperse yellow 42) (CAS No. 5124-25-4) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.11.50); Benzenesulfonamide, N-
(4-amino-9,10-dihydro-3-methoxy-9,10-dioxo-1-anthracenyl)-4-
methyl- (disperse red 86) (CAS No. 81-68-5) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.11.50); Benzenesulfonamide, N-(4-amino-9,10-
dihydro-3-methoxy-9,10-dioxo-1-anthracenyl)-(disperse red 86:1) 
(CAS No. 69563-51-5) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.50), 
are subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Propanenitrile, 3-[[2-
(acetyloxy)-ethyl]-[4-[(2,6-dichloro-4-nitrophenyl) azo]-
phenyl]amino]-(disperse orange 30) (CAS No. 5261-31-4) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.11.50); Acetamide, N-[5-
[bis[2-(acetyloxy)-ethyl]amino]-2- [(2-bromo-4,6-
dinitrophenyl)-azo]-4-methoxyphenyl]-(disperse blue 79:1) (CAS 
No. 3618-72-2) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.50); 
Acetamide, N-[5-[bis[2-(acetyloxy)-ethyl]amino]-2-[(2-chloro-4-
nitrophenyl)-azo]phenyl]- (dispersered 167:1) (CAS No. 1533-78-
4) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.50); 1H-Indene-1,3(2H)-
dione, 2-(4-bromo-3-hydroxy-2-quinolinyl)-(disperse yellow 64) 
(CAS No. 10319-14-9) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.50); 
9,10-Anthracenedione, 1-amino-4-hydroxy-2-phenoxy- (disperse 
red 60) (CAS No. 17418-58-5) (provided for in subheading 
3204.11.50); 1H-Naphth[2,3-f]isoindole-1,3,5,10(2H)-tetrone, 
4,11-diamino-2-(3-methoxypropyl)-(disperse blue 60) (CAS No. 
12217-80-0) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.50); 9,10-
Anthracenedione, 1,8-dihydroxy-4- nitro-5-(phenylamino)-
(disperse blue 77) (CAS No. 20241-76-3) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.11.50); Benzenesulfonamide, 3-nitro-Nphenyl-4-
(phenylamino)-(disperse yellow 42) (CAS No. 5124-25-4) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.11.50); Benzenesulfonamide, N-
(4-amino-9,10-dihydro-3-methoxy-9,10-dioxo-1-anthracenyl)-4-
methyl- (disperse red 86) (CAS No. 81-68-5) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.11.50); Benzenesulfonamide, N-(4-amino-9,10-
dihydro-3-methoxy-9,10-dioxo-1-anthracenyl)-(disperse red 86:1) 
(CAS No. 69563-51-5) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.50), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           DISPERSE BLUE 321

                             (Section 1333)

Present law
    1-Naphthalenamine, 4-[(2-bromo-4,6- dinitrophenyl)-azo]-N-
(3-methoxypropyl)-(disperse blue 321) (CAS No. 70660-55-8) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.11.35) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1-Naphthalenamine, 4-[(2-
bromo-4,6- dinitrophenyl)-azo]-N-(3-methoxypropyl)-(disperse 
blue 321) (CAS No. 70660-55-8) (provided for in subheading 
3204.11.35), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            DIRECT BLACK 175

                             (Section 1334)

Present law
    Cuprate(4-), [m-[5-[(4,5-dihydro-3-methyl-5-oxo-1-phenyl-
1Hpyrazol-4-yl)azo]-3-[[4.-[[3,6-disulfo-2-hydroxy.kappa.O-1-
naphthalenyl] azo-.kappa.N1]-3,3.-di(hydroxy-.kappa.O)[1,1.-
biphenyl]-4-yl]azo-.kappa.N1]-4-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-2,7-naphtha- 
lenedisulfonato(8-)]]di-, tetrasodium (direct black 175) (CAS 
No. 66256-76-6) (provided for in subheading 3204.12.50) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Cuprate(4-), [m-[5-[(4,5-
dihydro-3-methyl-5-oxo-1-phenyl-1Hpyrazol-4-yl)azo]-3-[[4.-
[[3,6-disulfo-2-hydroxy.kappa.O-1-naphthalenyl] azo-.kappa.N1]-
3,3.-di(hydroxy-.kappa.O)[1,1.-biphenyl]-4-yl]azo-.kappa.N1]-4-
(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-2,7-naphtha- lenedisulfonato(8-)]]di-, 
tetrasodium (direct black 175) (CAS No. 66256-76-6) (provided 
for in subheading 3204.12.50), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                  DISPERSE RED 73 AND DISPERSE BLUE 56

                             (Section 1335)

Present law
    Benzonitrile, 2-[[4-[(2-cyanoethyl)-ethylamino]-
phenyl]azo]-5-nitro- (disperse red 73) (CAS No. 16889-10-4) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.11.10); and 9,10-
Anthracenedione, 1,5-diaminochloro-4,8-dihydroxy-(disperse blue 
56) (CAS No. 12217-79-7) (provided for in subheading 
3204.11.10) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for benzonitrile, 2-[[4-[(2-
cyanoethyl)-ethylamino]-phenyl]azo]-5-nitro- (disperse red 73) 
(CAS No. 16889-10-4) (provided for in subheading 3204.11.10); 
and 9,10-Anthracenedione, 1,5-diaminochloro-4,8-dihydroxy-
(disperse blue 56) (CAS No. 12217-79-7) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.11.10), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             ACID BLACK 132

                             (Section 1336)

Present law
    [3-(Hydroxy-.kappa.0)-4-[[2-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-1-
naphthalenyl]
azo-.kappa.N1]-1-naphthalenesulfonato(3-)]-[1-[[2-
(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-5-[(2-methoxyphenyl)-
azo]phenyl]azokappa.N1]-2-naphthalenolato(2-)-.kappa.O]-, 
disodium (acid black 132) (CAS No. 27425-58-7) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.12.20), is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.8% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for [3-(Hydroxy- .kappa.0)-4-
[[2-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-1-naphthalenyl]azo-.kappa.N1]-1-
naphthalenesulfonato(3-)]-[1-[[2-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-5-[(2-
methoxyphenyl)-azo]phenyl]azokappa.N1]-2-naphthalenolato(2-
)-.kappa.O]-, disodium (acid black 132) (CAS No. 27425-58-7) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.12.20), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             ACID BLACK 107

                             (Section 1337)

Present law
    Chromate(2-), [1-[[2-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-3,5-dinitrophenyl] 
azo-.kappa.N1]-2-naphthalenolato(2-)-.kappa.O][3-
(hydroxy.kappa.O)-4-[[2 hydroxy-.kappa.O)-1-
naphthalenyl]azo.kappa.N1]-7-nitro-1-naphthalenesulfonato(3-)]-
, sodium hydrogen (acid black 107) (CAS No. 12218-96-1) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.12.45) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Chromate(2-), [1-[[2-
(hydroxy-.kappa.O)-3,5-dinitrophenyl] azo-.kappa.N1]-2-
naphthalenolato(2-)-.kappa.O][3-(hydroxy.kappa.O)-4-[[2 
hydroxy-.kappa.O)-1-naphthalenyl]azo.kappa.N1]-7-nitro-1-
naphthalenesulfonato(3-)]-, sodium hydrogen (acid black 107) 
(CAS No. 12218-96-1) (provided for in subheading 3204.12.45), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

 ACID YELLOW 219, ACID ORANGE 152, ACID RED 278, ACID ORANGE 116, ACID 
                     ORANGE 156, AND ACID BLUE 113

                             (Section 1338)

Present law
    Benzenesulfonic acid, 3-[[3-methoxy-4-[(4-methoxyphenyl)-
azo]phenyl]azo]-, sodium salt (acid yellow 219) (CAS No. 71819-
57-3) (provided for in subheading 3204.12.50); Benzenesulfonic 
acid, 3-[[4-[[4- (2-hydroxybutoxy)phenyl]azo]-5-methoxy-2-
methylphenyl]
azo]-, monolithium salt (acid orange 152) (CAS No. 71838-37-4) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.12.50); Chromate(1-), bis[3-
[4-[[5- chloro-2- (hydroxy.kappa.O)-phenyl]azo.kappa.N1]-4,5-
dihydro-3-methyl-5-(oxo.kappa.O)-1Hpyrazol-1-
yl]benzenesulfonamidato(2-)]-, sodium (acid ed 278) (CAS No. 
71819-56-2) (provided for in subheading 3204.12.50); 
Benzenesulfonic acid, 3-[[4-[(2-ethoxy- 5-methylphenyl)-azo]-1-
aphthalenyl] azo]-, sodium salt (acid orange 116) (CAS No. 
12220-10-9) (provided for in subheading 3204.12.50); 
Benzenesulfonic acid, 4-[[5-methoxy-4-[(4-methoxyphenyl)azo]-2-
methylphenyl]azo]-, sodium salt (acid orange 156) (CAS No. 
68555-86-2) (provided for in subheading 3204.12.50); and 1-
Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 8- (phenylamino)-5- [[4-[(3-
sulfophenyl)-azo]-1-naphthalenyl]-azo]-, disodium salt (acid 
blue 113) (CAS No. 3351-05-1) (provided for in subheading 
3204.12.50), are subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.8% ad 
valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Benzenesulfonic acid, 3-
[[3-methoxy-4-[(4-methoxyphenyl)-azo]phenyl]azo]-, sodium salt 
(acid yellow 219) (CAS No. 71819-57-3) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.12.50); Benzenesulfonic acid, 3-[[4-[[4- (2-
hydroxybutoxy)phenyl]azo]-5-methoxy-2-methylphenyl]azo]-, 
monolithium salt (acid orange 152) (CAS No. 71838-37-4) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.12.50); Chromate(1-), bis[3-
[4-[[5- chloro-2- (hydroxy.kappa.O)-phenyl]azo.kappa.N1]-4,5-
dihydro-3-methyl-5-(oxo.kappa.O)-1Hpyrazol-1-
yl]benzenesulfonamidato(2-)]-, sodium (acid ed 278) (CAS No. 
71819-56-2) (provided for in subheading 3204.12.50); 
Benzenesulfonic acid, 3-[[4- [(2-ethoxy-5-methylphenyl)-azo]-1-
aphthalenyl] azo]-, sodium salt (acid orange 116) (CAS No. 
12220-10-9) (provided for in subheading 3204.12.50); 
Benzenesulfonic acid, 4-[[5-methoxy-4-[(4-methoxyphenyl)azo]-2-
methylphenyl]azo]-, sodium salt (acid orange 156) (CAS No. 
68555-86-2) (provided for in subheading 3204.12.50); and 1-
Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 8- (phenylamino)-5- [[4-[(3-
sulfophenyl)-azo]-1-naphthalenyl]-azo]-, disodium salt (acid 
blue 113) (CAS No. 3351-05-1) (provided for in subheading 
3204.12.50), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              SYNCUROL SE

                             (Section 1339)

Present law
    Syncurol SE (provided for in subheading 3403.11.50) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Syncurol SE (provided for 
in subheading 3403.11.50), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             ACID BROWN 290

                             (Section 1340)

Present law
    Acid brown 290 (CAS No. 12234-74-1) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.12.20) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Acid brown 290 (CAS No. 
12234-74-1) (provided for in subheading 3204.12.20), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                           THIOPHANATE-METHYL

                             (Section 1341)

Present law
    4,4,-o-Phenylenebis-(3-thioallophanic acid), dimethyl ester 
(thiophanatemethyl) (CAS No. 23564-05-8) (provided for in 
subheading 2930.90.10) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.1% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 4,4,-o-Phenylenebis-(3-
thioallophanic acid), dimethyl ester (thiophanatemethyl) (CAS 
No. 23564-05-8) (provided for in subheading 2930.90.10), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

        MIXTURES OF THIOPHANATE-METHYL AND APPLICATION ADJUVANTS

                             (Section 1342)

Present law
    Mixtures of 4,4,-o-Phenylenebis-(3-thioallophanic acid), 
dimethyl ester (Thiophanatemethyl) (CAS No. 23564-05-8) and 
application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.20.15) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of 4,4,-o-
Phenylenebis-(3-thioallophanic acid), dimethyl ester 
(Thiophanatemethyl) (CAS No. 23564-05-8) and application 
adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.20.15), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                 HYDRATED HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE

                             (Section 1343)

Present law
    2-Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (CAS No. 9004-65-3) 
(provided for in subheading 3912.39.00) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 4.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Hydroxypropyl methyl 
cellulose (CAS No. 9004-65-3) (provided for in subheading 
3912.39.00), as a temporary duty reduction to 0.4% ad valorem 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

           C 12-18 ALKENES, POLYMERS WITH 4-METHYL-1-PENTENE

                             (Section 1344)

Present law
    C 12-18 alkenes, polymers with 4-methyl-1-pentene (CAS No. 
68413-03-6) (provided for in subheading 3902.90.00) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for C 12-18 alkenes, polymers 
with 4-methyl-1-pentene (CAS No. 68413-03-6) (provided for in 
subheading 3902.90.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                       CERTAIN 12-VOLT BATTERIES

                             (Section 1345)

Present law
    12V lead-acid storage batteries, of a kind used for the 
auxiliary source of power for burglar or fire alarms and 
similar apparatus of subheading 8531.10.00 (provided for in 
subheading 8507.20.80) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 12V lead-acid storage 
batteries, of a kind used for the auxiliary source of power for 
burglar or fire alarms and similar apparatus of subheading 
8531.10.00 (provided for in subheading 8507.20.80), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                CERTAIN PREPARED OR PRESERVED ARTICHOKES

                             (Section 1346)

Present law
    Artichokes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar 
or acetic acid, not frozen (provided for in subheading 
2005.90.80) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 14.9% ad 
valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for artichokes, prepared or 
preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen 
(provided for in subheading 2005.90.80), as a temporary duty 
reduction to 13.8% ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would reduce costs without jeopardizing any 
domestic producer.

             CERTAIN OTHER PREPARED OR PRESERVED ARTICHOKES

                             (Section 1347)

Present law
    Artichokes, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid 
(provided for in subheading 2001.90.25) are subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 10.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for artichokes, prepared or 
preserved by vinegar or acetic acid (provided for in subheading 
2001.90.25), as a temporary duty reduction to 7.5% ad valorem 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would reduce costs without jeopardizing any 
domestic producer.

             ETHYLENE/TETRAFLUOROETHYLENE COPOLYMER (ETFE)

                             (Section 1348)

Present law
    Ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene copolymers (ETFE) (provided 
for in subheading 3904.69.50) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for ethylene-
tetrafluoroethylene copolymers (ETFE) (provided for in 
subheading 3904.69.50), as a temporary duty reduction to 4.9% 
ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              ACETAMIPRID

                             (Section 1349)

Present law
    N1-[(6-Chloro-3-pyridyl)methyl]-N2-cyano-N1-
methylacetamidine (CAS No. 135410-20-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.39.27) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.1% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for N1-[(6-Chloro-3-
pyridyl)methyl]-N2-cyano-N1-methylacetamidine (CAS No. 135410-
20-7) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.27), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                    CERTAIN MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT

                             (Section 1350)

Present law
    Extruders, screw type, suitable for processing polyester 
thermoplastics in a cast film production line (provided for in 
subheading 8477.20.00); Casting machinery suitable for 
processing polyester thermoplastics into a sheet in a cast film 
production line (provided for in subheading 8477.80.00); 
Transverse direction orientation tenter machinery, suitable for 
processing polyester film in a cast film production line 
(provided for in subheading 8477.80.00); Winder machinery 
suitable for processing polyester film in a cast film 
production line (provided for in subheading 8477.80.00); 
Slitting machinery suitable for processing polyester film in a 
cast film production line (provided for in subheading 
8477.80.00), are subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.1% ad 
valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for extruders, screw type, 
suitable for processing polyester thermoplastics in a cast film 
production line (provided for in subheading 8477.20.00); 
Casting machinery suitable for processing polyester 
thermoplastics into a sheet in a cast film production line 
(provided for in subheading 8477.80.00); Transverse direction 
orientation tenter machinery, suitable for processing polyester 
film in a cast film production line (provided for in subheading 
8477.80.00); Winder machinery suitable for processing polyester 
film in a cast film production line (provided for in subheading 
8477.80.00); Slitting machinery suitable for processing 
polyester film in a cast film production line (provided for in 
subheading 8477.80.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                             TRITICONAZOLE

                             (Section 1351)

Present law
    E-5-(4-Chlorobenzylidene)-2,2-dimethyl-1-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-
1-ylmethyl)cyclopentanol. (CAS No. 131983-72-7) (provided for 
in subheading 2933.99.22) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for E-5-(4-Chlorobenzylidene)-
2,2-dimethyl-1-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)cyclopentanol. (CAS 
No. 131983-72-7) (provided for in subheading 2933.99.12), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                       CERTAIN TEXTILE MACHINERY

                             (Section 1352)

Present law
    Weaving machines (looms), shuttleless type, for weaving 
fabrics of a width exceeding 30 cm but not exceeding 4.9 m, 
entered without off-loom or large loom take-ups, drop wires, 
heddles, reeds, harness frames, or beams (provided for in 
subheading 8446.30.50) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for weaving machines (looms), 
shuttleless type, for weaving fabrics of a width exceeding 30 
cm but not exceeding 4.9 m, entered without off-loom or large 
loom take-ups, drop wires, heddles, reeds, harness frames, or 
beams (provided for in subheading 8446.30.50), as a temporary 
duty reduction to 2.7% ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                         3-SULFINOBENZOIC ACID

                             (Section 1353)

Present law
    3-Sulfinobenzoic acid (CAS No. 15451-00-0) (provided for in 
subheading 2930.90.29) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3-Sulfinobenzoic acid (CAS 
No. 15451-00-0) (provided for in subheading 2930.90.29), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE

                             (Section 1354)

Present law
    Polydimethylsiloxane (CAS No. 63148-62-9) (provided for in 
subheading 3910.00.00) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 3% ad 
valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for polydimethylsiloxane (CAS 
No. 63148-62-9) (provided for in subheading 3910.00.00), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            BAYSILONE FLUID

                             (Section 1355)

Present law
    An alkyl modified polydimethylsiloxane (CAS No. 102782-93-
4) (provided for in subheading 3910.00.00) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 3% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for an alkyl modified 
polydimethylsiloxane (CAS No. 102782-93-4) (provided for in 
subheading 3910.00.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

       ETHANEDIAMIDE, N- (2-ETHOXYPHENYL)-N,- (4-ISODECYLPHENYL)-

                             (Section 1356)

Present law
    Preparations based on ethanediamide, N-(2-ethoxyphenyl)-N,-
(4-isodecylphenyl)- (CAS No. 82493-14-9) (provided for in 
subheading 3812.30.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.4 cents/kg + 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for preparations based on 
ethanediamide, N-(2-ethoxyphenyl)-N,-(4-isodecylphenyl)- (CAS 
No. 82493-14-9) (provided for in subheading 3812.30.60), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

       1-ACETYL-4-(3-DODECYL-2, 5-DIOXO-1-PYRROLIDINYL)-2,2,6,6-
                         TETRAMETHYLPIPERIDINE

                             (Section 1357)

Present law
    1-Acetyl-4-(3-dodecyl-2,5-dioxo-1-pyrrolidinyl)-2,2,6,6-
tetramethylpiperidine (CAS No. 106917-31-1) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.39.61) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1-Acetyl-4-(3-dodecyl-2,5-
dioxo-1-pyrrolidinyl)-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine (CAS No. 
106917-31-1) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.61), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            ARYL PHOSPHONITE

                             (Section 1358)

Present law
    Reaction products of phosphorus trichloride with 1,1,-
biphenyl and 2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol (CAS No. 119345-
01-6) (provided for in subheading 3812.30.60) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 0.4 cents/kg + 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for reaction products of 
phosphorus trichloride with 1,1,-biphenyl and 2,4-bis(1,1-
dimethylethyl)phenol (CAS No. 119345-01-6) (provided for in 
subheading 3812.30.60), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          MONO OCTYL MALIONATE

                             (Section 1359)

Present law
    Mono-2-Ethylhexyl maleate (CAS No. 7423-42-9) (provided for 
in subheading 2917.19.20) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mono-2-Ethylhexyl maleate 
(CAS No. 7423-42-9) (provided for in subheading 2917.19.20), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                     3,6,9-TRIOXAUNDECANEDIOIC ACID

                             (Section 1360)

Present law
    3,6,9-Trioxaundecanedioic acid (CAS No. 13887-98-4) 
(provided for in subheading 2918.90.50) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3,6,9-Trioxaundecanedioic 
acid (CAS No. 13887-98-4) (provided for in subheading 
2918.90.50), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             CROTONIC ACID

                             (Section 1361)

Present law
    (E)-2-Butenoic acid (Crotonic acid) (CAS No. 107-93-7) 
(provided for in subheading 2916.19.30) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for (E)-2-Butenoic acid 
(Crotonic acid) (CAS No. 107-93-7) (provided for in subheading 
2916.19.30, as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

      1,3-BENZENEDICARBOXAMIDE, N, N,-BIS (2,2,6,6-TETRAMETHYL-4-
                             PIPERIDINYL)-

                             (Section 1362)

Present law
    1,3-Benzenedicarboxamide, N,N,-bis-(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-
piperidinyl)- (CAS No. 42774-15-2) (provided for in subheading 
2933.39.61) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,3-Benzenedicarboxamide, 
N,N,-bis-(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidinyl)- (CAS No. 42774-
15-2) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.61), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

 3-DODECYL-1-(2,2,6,6-TETRAMETHYL-4-PIPERIDINYL)- 2,5-PYRROLIDINEDIONE

                             (Section 1363)

Present law
    3-Dodecyl-1-(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidinyl)-2,5-
pyrrolidinedione (CAS No. 79720-19-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.39.61) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3-dodecyl-1-(2,2,6,6-
tetramethyl-4-piperidinyl)-2,5-pyrrolidinedione (CAS No. 79720-
19-7) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.61), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             OXALIC ANILIDE

                             (Section 1364)

Present law
    Ethanediamide, N-(2-ethoxyphenyl)-N,-(2-ethylphenyl) (CAS 
No. 23949-66-8) (provided for in subheading 2924.29.76) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 0.4 cents/kg + 7.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for Ethanediamide, N-(2-
ethoxyphenyl)-N,-(2-ethylphenyl) (CAS No. 23949-66-8) (provided 
for in subheading 2924.29.76), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                      N-METHYL DIISOPROPANOLAMINE

                             (Section 1365)

Present law
    1,1,-(Methylamino)dipropan-2-ol (CAS No. 4402-30-6) 
(provided for in subheading 2922.19.95) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,1,-
(Methylamino)dipropan-2-ol (CAS No. 4402-30-6) (provided for in 
subheading 2922.19.95), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

   50 PERCENT HOMOPOLYMER, 3-(DIMETHYLAMINO) PROPYL AMIDE, DIMETHYL 
           SULFATE-QUATERNIZED 50 PERCENT POLYRICINOLEIC ACID

                             (Section 1366)

Present law
    Mixture (1:1) of polyricinoleic acid homopolymer, 3-
(dimethylamino) propylamide, dimethyl sulfate, quaternized and 
polyricinoleic acid (provided for in subheading 3824.90.40) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 4.6% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixture (1:1) of 
polyricinoleic acid homopolymer, 3-(dimethylamino) propylamide, 
dimethyl sulfate, quaternized and polyricinoleic acid (provided 
for in subheading 3824.90.40), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            BLACK CPW STAGE

                             (Section 1367)

Present law
    2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 4-amino-3-[[4-[[-4-[(2- or 
4-amino-4 or 2-hydroxyphenyl)azo] phenyl]amino]-(phenylazo), 
trisodium salt) (CAS No. 85631-88-5) (provided for in 
subheading 3204.14.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic 
acid, 4-amino-3-[[4-[[-4-[(2- or 4-amino-4 or 2-
hydroxyphenyl)azo] phenyl]amino]-(phenylazo), trisodium salt) 
(CAS No. 85631-88-5) (provided for in subheading 3204.14.30), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        FAST BLACK 287 NA PASTE

                             (Section 1368)

Present law
    1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-[[4-[(7-amino-1-hydroxy-3-
sulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo]-1-naphthalenyl]azo]-, trisodium salt, 
in paste form (provided for in subheading 3204.14.30) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic 
acid, 5-[[4-[(7-amino-1-hydroxy-3-sulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo]-1-
naphthalenyl]azo]-, trisodium salt, in paste form (provided for 
in subheading 3204.14.30), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                     FAST BLACK 287 NA LIQUID FEED

                             (Section 1369)

Present law
    1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-[[4-[(7-amino-1-hydroxy-3-
sulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo]-1-naphthalenyl]azo]-, trisodium salt, 
in liquid form (provided for in subheading 3204.14.30) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic 
acid, 5-[[4-[(7-amino-1-hydroxy-3-sulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo]-1-
naphthalenyl]azo]-, trisodium salt, in liquid form (provided 
for in subheading 3204.14.30), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          FAST YELLOW 2 STAGE

                             (Section 1370)

Present law
    1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5,5,-[[6-(4-morpholinyl)-
1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diyl]bis(imino-4,1-phenyleneazo)]bis-, 
ammonium/sodium/hydrogen salt (direct yellow 173) (provided for 
in subheading 3215.19.00) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
1.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic 
acid, 5,5,-[[6-(4-morpholinyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-
diyl]bis(imino-4,1-phenyleneazo)]bis-, ammonium/sodium/hydrogen 
salt (direct yellow 173) (provided for in subheading 
3215.19.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              CYAN 1 STAGE

                             (Section 1371)

Present law
    Copper [29H,31H-phthalocyaninato(2-)-N29,N30,N31,N32]-, 
aminosulfonylsulfo derivatives, tetramethylammonium salts 
(provided for in subheading 3204.14.30) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for copper [29H,31H-
phthalocyaninato(2-)-N29,N30,N31,N32]-, aminosulfonylsulfo 
derivatives, tetramethylammonium salts (provided for in 
subheading 3204.14.30), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             YELLOW 1 STAGE

                             (Section 1372)

Present law
    1,5-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 3,3,-[[6-[(2-
hydroxyethyl)amino]-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-diyl]bis[imino(2-methyl-
4,1-phenylene)azo]]bis-, tetrasodium salt (CAS No. 50925-42-3) 
(provided for in subheading 3204.14.30) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,5-naphthalenedisulfonic 
acid, 3,3,-[[6-[(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]-1,3,5-triazine-2,4-
diyl]bis[imino(2-methyl-4,1-phenylene)azo]]bis-, tetrasodium 
salt (CAS No. 50925-42-3) (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.30), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            YELLOW 746 STAGE

                             (Section 1373)

Present law
    1,3-Bipyridirium, 3-carboxy-5,-[(2-carboxy-4-
sulfophenyl)azo]-1,,2-dihydro-6,-hydroxy-4,-methyl-2,-oxo-, 
inner salt, lithium/sodium salt (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1,3-Bipyridirium, 3-
carboxy-5,-[(2-carboxy-4-sulfophenyl)azo]-1,,2-dihydro-6,-
hydroxy-4,-methyl-2,-oxo-, inner salt, lithium/sodium salt 
(provided for in subheading 3204.14.30), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            BLACK SCR STAGE

                             (Section 1374)

Present law
    2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 4- amino-3-[[4-[[-4-[(2 or 
4-amino-4or 2-hydroxyphenyl)-azo]-phenyl]amino]-3-sulfophenyl]-
azo]-5-hydroxy-6-(phenylazo)-, trisodium salt (CAS No. 85631-
88-5) (provided for in subheading 3204.14.30) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic 
acid, 4- amino-3-[[4-[[-4-[(2 or 4-amino-4or 2-hydroxyphenyl)-
azo]-phenyl]amino]-3-sulfophenyl]-azo]-5-hydroxy--(phenylazo)-, 
trisodium salt (CAS No. 85631-88-5) (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.30), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          MAGENTA 3B-OA STAGE

                             (Section 1375)

Present law
    2-[[4-Chloro-6-[[8-hydroxy-3,6-disulfonate-7-[(1-sulfo-2-
naphthalenyl)azo]-1-naphthalenyl]amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-
yl]amino]-5-sulfobenzoic acid, sodium/ lithium salts (CAS No. 
12237-00-2) (provided for in subheading 3204.16.30) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-[[4-Chloro-6-[[8-
hydroxy-3,6-disulfonate-7-[(1-sulfo-2-naphthalenyl)azo]-1-
naphthalenyl]amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-5-sulfobenzoic 
acid, sodium/lithium salts (CAS No. 12237-00-2) (provided for 
in subheading 3204.16.30), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            YELLOW 577 STAGE

                             (Section 1376)

Present law
    5-[4-[4-[4-(4,8-Disulfonaphthalen-2-ylazo)-phenylamino]-6-
(2-sulfoethylamino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-ylamino]-
phenylazo]isophthalic acid, sodium salt (provided for in 
subheading 3204.14.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 5-[4-[4-[4-(4,8-
Disulfonaphthalen-2-ylazo)-phenylamino]-6-(2-sulfoethylamino)-
1,3,5-triazin-2-ylamino]-phenylazo]isophthalic acid, sodium 
salt (provided for in subheading 3204.14.30), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            CYAN 485/4 STAGE

                             (Section 1377)

Present law
    Copper, [29H,31H-phthalo-cyaninato(2-)-xN29,xN30, 
xN31,xN32]- aminosylfonyl-[(2-hydroxyethyl)amino]-sulfonylsulfo 
derivatives, sodium salt (provided for in subheading 
3204.14.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for copper, [29H,31H-phthalo-
cyaninato(2-)-xN29,xN30, xN31,xN32]- aminosylfonyl-[(2-
hydroxyethyl)amino]-sulfonylsulfo derivatives, sodium salt 
(provided for in subheading 3204.14.30), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                     LOW EXPANSION LABORATORY GLASS

                             (Section 1378)

Present law
    Laboratory, hygienic, or pharmaceutical glassware, whether 
or not graduated or calibrated, of low expansion borosilicate 
glass or alumino-borosilicate glass, having a linear 
coefficient of expansion not exceeding 3.3 x 10-7 
per Kelvin within a temperature range of 0 to 300+C (provided 
for in subheadings 7017.20.00 and 7020.00.60) is subject to NTR 
duty rates of 5% and 6.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for laboratory, hygienic, or 
pharmaceutical glassware, whether or not graduated or 
calibrated, of low expansion borosilicate glass or alumino-
borosilicate glass, having a linear coefficient of expansion 
not exceeding 3.3 x 10-7 per Kelvin within a 
temperature range of 0 to 300+C (provided for in subheadings 
7017.20.00 and 7020.00.60), as duty free until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                   STOPPERS, LIDS, AND OTHER CLOSURES

                             (Section 1379)

Present law
    Stoppers, lids, and other closures of low expansion 
borosilicate glass or alumino-borosilicate glass having, a 
linear coefficient of expansion not exceeding 3.3 x 
10-7 per Kelvin within a temperature range of 0 to 
300+C, produced by automatic machine (provided for in 
subheading 7010.20.20) or produced by hand (provided for in 
subheading 7010.20.30) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.2% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for stoppers, lids, and other 
closures made of low expansion borosilicate glass or alumino-
borosilicate glass, having a linear coefficient of expansion 
not exceeding 3.3 x 10-7 per Kelvin within a 
temperature range of 0 to 300+C, produced by automatic machine 
(provided for in subheading 7010.20.20) or produced by hand 
(provided for in subheading 7010.20.30), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                TRIFLUSULFURON METHYL FORMULATED PRODUCT

                             (Section 1380)

Present law
    Mixtures of methyl 2-[[[[[4-(dimethylamino)-6-(2,2,2-
trifluoroethoxy)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]-amino]carbonyl]-
amino]sulfonyl]-3-methylbenzoate (CAS No. 126535-15-7) and 
application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15) 
is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for mixtures of methyl 2-
[[[[[4-(dimethylamino)-6-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)-1,3,5-triazin-
2-yl]-amino]carbonyl]-amino]sulfonyl]-3-methylbenzoate (CAS No. 
126535-15-7) and application adjuvants (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.15), as a temporary duty reduction to 1% ad 
valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                    AGRUMEX (O-T-BUTYL CYCLOHEXANOL)

                             (Section 1381)

Present law
    o-tert-Butylcyclohexanol (CAS No. 13491-79-7) (provided for 
in subheading 2915.39.45) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
4.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for o-tert-Butylcyclohexanol 
(CAS No. 13491-79-7) (provided for in subheading 2915.39.45), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

     TRIMETHYL CYCLO HEXANOL (1-METHYL-3,3- DIMETHYLCYCLOHEXANOL-5)

                             (Section 1382)

Present law
    3,3,5-Trimethyl-cyclohexan-1-ol (CAS No. 116-02-9) 
(provided for in subheading 2906.19.50) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 5.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3,3,5-Trimethyl-
cyclohexan-1-ol (CAS No. 116-02-9) (provided for in subheading 
2906.19.50), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              MYCLOBUTANIL

                             (Section 1383)

Present law
    alpha-Butylalpha-(4-chlorophenyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-
propaneni
trile (myclobutanil) (CAS No. 88671-89-0) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.99.06) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7% ad 
valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for alpha-Butylalpha-(4-
chlorophenyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-propanenitrile (myclobutanil) 
(CAS No. 88671-89-0) (provided for in subheading 2933.99.06), 
as a temporary duty reduction to 1.9% ad valorem until December 
31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

              METHYL CINNAMATE (METHYL-3-PHENYLPROPENOATE)

                             (Section 1384)

Present law
    Methyl cinnamate (methyl-3- phenylpropenoate) (CAS No. 103-
26-4) (provided for in subheading 2916.39.20) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for methyl cinnamate (methyl-
3-phenylpropenoate) (CAS No. 103-26-4) (provided for in 
subheading 2916.39.20), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                   ACETANISOLE (ANISYL METHYL KETONE)

                             (Section 1385)

Present law
    p-Acetanisole (CAS No. 100-06-1) (provided for in 
subheading 2914.50.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6% ad 
valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for p-Acetanisole (CAS No. 
100-06-1) (provided for in subheading 2914.50.30), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              ALKYLKETONE

                             (Section 1386)

Present law
    1-(4-Chlorophenyl)-4,4-dimethyl-3-pentanone (CAS No. 66346-
01-8) (provided for in subheading 2914.70.40) is subject to an 
NTR duty rate of 6% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 1-(4-Chlorophenyl)-4,4-
dimethyl-3-pentanone (CAS No. 66346-01-8) (provided for in 
subheading 2914.70.40), as a temporary duty reduction to 3.5% 
ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

            IPRODIONE (3-(3-5- DICHOLOROPHENYL)-N-(1-METHYL-
              ETHYL)-2,4-DIOXO-1-IMIDAZOLIDINECARBOXAMIDE)

                             (Section 1387)

Present law
    Iprodione (3-(3-5-dicholorophenyl)-N-(1-methylethyl)-2,4-
dioxo-1-imidazolidinecarboxamide) (CAS No. 36734-19-7) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.21.00) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for iprodione (3-(3-5-
dicholorophenyl)-N-(1-methylethyl)-2,4-dioxo-1-
imidazolidinecar-
boxamide) (CAS No. 36734-19-7) (provided for in subheading 
2933.21.00), as a temporary duty reduction to 4.1% ad valorem 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                   DICHLOROBENZIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

                             (Section 1388)

Present law
    3,3,-Dichlorobenzidine dihydrochloride (CAS No. 612-83-9) 
(provided for in subheading 2921.59.80) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 0.2 cents/kg + 7.7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3,3,-Dichlorobenzidine 
dihydrochloride (CAS No. 612-83-9) (provided for in subheading 
2921.59.80), as a temporary duty reduction to 0.2 cents/kg + 
6.3% ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                            KRESOXIM-METHYL

                             (Section 1389)

Present law
    Methyl (E)-methoxyimino-[alpha-(otolyloxy)-o-tolyl]-acetate 
(kresoxim methyl) (CAS No. 143390-89-0) (provided for in 
subheading 2925.20.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for methyl (E)-methoxyimino-
[alpha-(otolyloxy)-o-tolyl]-acetate (kresoxim methyl) (CAS No. 
143390-89-0) (provided for in subheading 2925.20.60), as a 
temporary duty reduction to 3.3% ad valorem until December 31, 
2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                          MKH 6562 ISOCYANATE

                             (Section 1390)

Present law
    2-(Trifluoromethoxy)-benzenesulfonyl isocyanate (CAS No. 
99722-81-3) (provided for in subheading 2930.90.29) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-(Trifluoromethoxy)-
benzenesulfonyl isocyanate (CAS No. 99722-81-3) (provided for 
in subheading 2930.90.29), as a temporary duty reduction to 
0.7% ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                      CERTAIN RAYON FILAMENT YARN

                             (Section 1391)

Present law
    High tenacity single yarn of viscose rayon (provided for in 
subheading 5403.10.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 10% ad 
valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for high tenacity single yarn 
of viscose rayon (provided for in subheading 5403.10.30) with a 
decitex equal to or greater than 1,000, as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

          BENZENEPROPANAL, 4-(1,1-DIMETHYLETHYL)-ALPHA-METHYL

                             (Section 1392)

Present law
    Benzenepropanal, 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-alpha-methyl- (CAS 
No. 80-54-6) (provided for in subheading 2912.29.60) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 6.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for benzenepropanal, 4-(1,1-
dimethylethyl)-alpha-methyl- (CAS No. 80-54-6) (provided for in 
subheading 2912.29.60), as a temporary duty reduction to 2.3% 
ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                3,7-DICHLORO-8-QUINOLINE CARBOXYLIC ACID

                             (Section 1393)

Present law
    3,7-Dichloro-8-quinolinecarboxylic acid (quinclorac) (CAS 
No. 84087-01-4) (provided for in subheading 2933.49.30) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3,7-Dichloro-8-
quinolinecarboxylic acid (quinclorac) (CAS No. 84087-01-4) 
(provided for in subheading 2933.49.30), as a temporary duty 
reduction to 3.9% ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

   3-(1-METHYLETHYL)-1H-2,1,3-BENZOTHIADIAZIN-4(3H)-ONE 2,2 DIOXIDE, 
                              SODIUM SALT

                             (Section 1394)

Present law
    3-(1-Methylethyl)-1H-2,1,3-benzothiadiazin-4(3H)-one-2,2-
dioxide, sodium salt (bentazon, sodium salt) (CAS No. 50723-80-
3) (provided for in subheading 2934.99.15) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3-(1-Methylethyl)-1H-
2,1,3-benzothiadiazin-4(3H)-one-2,2-dioxide, sodium salt 
(bentazon, sodium salt) (CAS No. 50723-80-3) (provided for in 
subheading 2934.99.15), as a temporary duty reduction to 1.8% 
ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

  3,3,,4-4,-BIPHENYLTETRACARBOXYLIC DIANHYDRIDE, ODA, ODPA, PMDA, AND 
                     1,3-BIS(4-AMINOPHENOXY)BENZENE

                             (Section 1395)

Present law
    3,3,,4,4,-Biphenyltetracarboxylic dianhydride (CAS No. 
2420-87-3) (provided for in subheading 2917.39.30) is subject 
to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem; 4,4,-Oxydianiline (CAS 
No. 101-80-4) (provided for in subheading 2922.29.80) is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 0.4 cents/kg + 7.4% ad valorem; 
4,4,-Oxydiphthalic anhydride (CAS No. 1823-59-2) (provided for 
in subheading 2918.90.43) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
7.2% ad valorem; Pyromellitic dianhydride (CAS No. 89-32-7) 
(provided for in subheading 2917.39.70) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.8% ad valorem; and 1,3-Bis(4-aminophenoxy)-
benzene (CAS No. 2479-46-1) (provided for in subheading 
2922.29.29 or 2922.29.60) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 3,3,,4,4,-
Biphenyltetracarboxylic dianhydride (CAS No. 2420-87-3) 
(provided for in subheading 2917.39.30); 4,4,-Oxydiphthalic 
anhydride (CAS No. 1823-59-2) (provided for in subheading 
2918.90.43); Pyromellitic dianhydride (CAS No. 89-32-7) 
(provided for in subheading 2917.39.70); and 1,3-Bis(4-
aminophenoxy)-benzene (CAS No. 2479-46-1) (provided for in 
subheading 2922.29.29 or 2922.29.60), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005 and 4,4,-Oxydianiline (CAS No. 101-80-4) 
(provided for in subheading 2922.29.80) as a temporary duty 
reduction to 1.5% ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                                ORYZALIN

                             (Section 1396)

Present law
    Oryzalin (benzenesulfonamide, 4-(dipropylamino)-3,5-
dinitro-) (CAS No. 19044-88-3) (provided for in subheading 
2935.00.95) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 0.4 cents/kg + 
7.6% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for oryzalin 
(benzenesulfonamide, 4-(dipropylamino)-3,5-dinitro-) (CAS No. 
19044-88-3) (provided for in subheading 2935.00.95), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              TEBUFENOZIDE

                             (Section 1397)

Present law
    N-tert-Butyl-N,-(4-ethylbenzoyl)-3,5-
dimethylbenzoylhydrazide (tebufenozide) (CAS No. 112410-23-8) 
(provided for in subheading 2928.00.25) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for N-tert-Butyl-N,-(4-
ethylbenzoyl)-3,5-dimethylbenzoylhydrazide (tebufenozide) (CAS 
No. 112410-23-8) (provided for in subheading 2928.00.25), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                               ENDOSULFAN

                             (Section 1398)

Present law
    6,7,8,9,10,10-Hexachloro-1,5,5a,6,9,9ahexahydro-6,9-
methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepin-3-oxide(thiosulfan) (CAS No. 
115-29-7) (provided for in subheading 2920.90.10) is subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 7.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 6,7,8,9,10-Hexachloro-
1,5,5a,6,9,9ahexahydro-6,9-methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepin-3-
oxide(thiosulfan) (CAS No. 115-29-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2920.90.10), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              ETHOFUMESATE

                             (Section 1399)

Present law
    2-Ethoxy-2,3-dihydro-3,3-dimethyl-5-benzofuranylmethane-
sulfonate (ethofumesate) (CAS No. 26225-79-6) in bulk or mixed 
with application adjuvants (provided for in subheading 
2932.99.08 or 3808.30.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-Ethoxy-2,3-dihydro-3,3-
dimethyl-5-benzofuranylmethanesulfonate (ethofumesate) (CAS No. 
26225-79-6) in bulk or mixed with application adjuvants 
(provided for in subheading 2932.99.08 or 3808.30.15), as duty 
free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                   RAILWAY CAR BODY SHELLS FOR EMU'S

                             (Section 1400)

Present law
    Railway car body shells for electric multiple unit (EMU) 
commuter coaches of stainless steel, the foregoing which are 
designed for passenger coaches each having an aggregate 
passenger seating capacity up to 156 (including flip-up seating 
and wheelchair spaces) on two levels (provided for in 
subheading 8607.99.50), are subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.1% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for railway car body shells 
for electric multiple unit (EMU) commuter coaches of stainless 
steel, the foregoing which are designed for passenger coaches 
each having an aggregate passenger seating capacity up to 156 
(including flip-up seating and wheelchair spaces) on two levels 
(provided for in subheading 8607.99.50), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers of railway 
cars to reduce costs, making downstream product industries more 
competitive without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                       RAILWAY PASSENGER COACHES

                             (Section 1401)

Present law
    Railway passenger coaches of stainless steel (provided for 
in subheading 8605.00.00), are subject to an NTR duty rate of 
14.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for railway passenger coaches 
of stainless steel: one cab control and one trailer coach 
(pursuant to contract), gallery type coaches manufactured to 
contract specifications, each having an aggregate seating 
capacity of 130-150 seats (including flip-up seats and 
wheelchair spaces) on two levels (provided for in subheading 
8605.00.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

   RAILWAY ELECTRIC MULTIPLE UNIT (EMU) GALLERY COMMUTER COACHES OF 
                            STAINLESS STEEL

                             (Section 1402)

Present law
    Railway electric multiple unit (EMU) commuter coaches of 
stainless steel (provided for in subheading 8603.10.00), are 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for railway electric multiple 
unit (EMU) commuter coaches of stainless steel; the foregoing 
consisting of two finished EMU gallery-type coaches 
manufactured to contract specifications each, having an 
aggregate seating capacity of up to 156 seats (including flip-
up seats and wheelchair spaces) on two levels (provided for in 
subheading 8603.10.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                            SNOWBOARD BOOTS

                             (Section 1403)

Present law
    Snowboard boots with uppers of textile materials (provided 
for in subheading 6404.11.90) are subject to an NTR duty rate 
of 20% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for snowboard boots with 
uppers of textile materials (provided for in subheading 
6404.11.90), as a temporary duty reduction to 4% ad valorem 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                        HAND-HELD RADIO SCANNERS

                             (Section 1404)

Present law
    Electrical radiobroadcast receivers, intended to be hand-
held, valued over $40 each, the foregoing designed to receive 
and monitor publicly transmitted radio communications (provided 
for in subheading 8527.19.50), are subject to an NTR duty rate 
of 3% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for electrical radiobroadcast 
receivers, intended to be hand-held, valued over $40 each, the 
foregoing designed to receive and monitor publicly transmitted 
radio communications (provided for in subheading 8527.19.50), 
as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

     MOBILE AND BASE RADIO SCANNERS THAT ARE COMBINED WITH A CLOCK

                             (Section 1405)

Present law
    Electrical radiobroadcast receivers designed to receive and 
monitor publicly transmitted radio communications, valued at 
over $40 each, that are combined with a clock, and that are 
either mounted on a base or designed for use in an automobile 
or boat (provided for in subheading 8527.32.50), are subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 3% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for electrical radiobroadcast 
receivers designed to receive and monitor publicly transmitted 
radio communications, valued at over $40 each, that are 
combined with a clock, and that are either mounted on a base or 
designed for use in an automobile or boat (provided for in 
subheading 8527.32.50), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

   MOBILE AND BASE RADIO SCANNERS THAT ARE NOT COMBINED WITH A CLOCK

                             (Section 1406)

Present law
    Electrical radiobroadcast receivers designed to receive and 
monitor publicly transmitted radio communications, valued at 
over $40 each, that are not combined with a clock, and that are 
either mounted on a base or designed for use in an automobile 
or boat (provided for in subheading 8527.39.00), are subject to 
an NTR duty rate of 3% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for electrical radiobroadcast 
receivers designed to receive and monitor publicly transmitted 
radio communications, valued at over $40 each, that are not 
combined with a clock, and that are either mounted on a base or 
designed for use in an automobile or boat (provided for in 
subheading 8527.39.00), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

   CERTAIN FINE ANIMAL HAIR OF KASHMIR (CASHMERE) GOATS NOT PROCESSED

                             (Section 1407)

Present law
    Fine animal hair of Kashmir (cashmere) goats; not processed 
in any manner beyond the degreased or carbonized condition 
(provided for in subheading 5102.11.10) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 5 cents/clean kg.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for fine animal hair of 
Kashmir (cashmere) goats; not processed in any manner beyond 
the degreased or carbonized condition (provided for in 
subheading 5102.11.10), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

          CERTAIN FINE ANIMAL HAIR OF KASHMIR (CASHMERE) GOATS

                             (Section 1408)

Present law
    Fine animal hair of Kashmir (cashmere) goats (provided for 
in subheading 5102.11.90) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 
4.9 cents/clean kg+ 4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for fine animal hair of 
Kashmir (cashmere) goats (provided for in subheading 
5102.11.90), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                      CERTAIN R-CORE TRANSFORMERS

                             (Section 1409)

Present law
    120 volt/60Hz electrical transformers (the foregoing and 
parts thereof provided for in subheading 8504.31.40 or 
8504.90.95), with dimensions not exceeding 86.11mm by 74.9mm by 
62.23mm but at least 83.31mm by 71.75mm by 43.18mm and each 
containing a layered and uncut round core with two balanced 
bobbins, the foregoing rated as less than 40 VA but greater 
than 32.2VA with a rating number of R25 are subject to NTR duty 
rates of 6.6% and 2.4% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 120 volt/60Hz electrical 
transformers (the foregoing and parts thereof provided for in 
subheading 8504.31.40 or 8504.90.95), with dimensions not 
exceeding 86.11mm by 74.9mm by 62.23mm but at least 83.31mm by 
71.75mm by 43.18mm and each containing a layered and uncut 
round core with two balanced bobbins, the foregoing rated as 
less than 40 VA but greater than 32.2VA with a rating number of 
R25, as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                           DECORATIVE PLATES

                             (Section 1410)

Present law
    Decorative plates, whether or not with decorative rim or 
attached sculpture; decorative sculptures, each with plate or 
plaque attached; decorative plaques each not over 7.65 cm in 
thickness; architectural miniatures, whether not put up in 
sets; all the foregoing of resin materials and containing 
agglomerated stone, put up for mail order retail sale, whether 
for wall or tabletop display and each weighing not over 1.36 kg 
together with their retail packaging (provided for in 
subheading 3926.40.00) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.3% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for decorative plates, whether 
or not with decorative rim or attached sculpture; decorative 
sculptures, each with plate or plaque attached; decorative 
plaques each not over 7.65 cm in thickness; architectural 
miniatures, whether not put up in sets; all the foregoing of 
resin materials and containing agglomerated stone, put up for 
mail order retail sale, whether for wall or tabletop display 
and each weighing not over 1.36 kg together with their retail 
packaging (provided for in subheading 3926.40.00), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                           BISPYRIBAC SODIUM

                             (Section 1411)

Present law
    Sodium 2,6-bis[(4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl)oxy]benzoate 
(Bispyribac-sodium) (CAS No. 124501-92-5) (provided for in 
subheading 2933.59.10) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for sodium 2,6-bis[(4,6-
dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl)oxy]benzoate (Bispyribac-sodium) (CAS 
No. 124501-92-5) (provided for in subheading 2933.59.10), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             FENPROPATHRIN

                             (Section 1412)

Present law
    -Cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl 2,2,3,3-tetra-
methylcyclopropanecar-
boxylate (fenpropathrin) (CAS No. 39515-41-8) (provided for in 
subheading 2926.90.30) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for -Cyano-3-
phenoxybenzyl 2,2,3,3-tetra-methylcyclopropanecarboxylate 
(fenpropathrin) (CAS No. 39515-41-8) (provided for in 
subheading 2926.90.30), as duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              PYRIPROXYFEN

                             (Section 1413)

Present law
    2-[1-Methyl-2-(4-phenoxyphenoxy)ethoxy]pyridine 
(Pyriproxyfen) (CAS No. 95737-68-1) (provided for in subheading 
2933.39.27) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.1% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-[1-Methyl-2-(4-
phenoxyphenoxy)ethoxy]pyridine (Pyriproxyfen) (CAS No. 95737-
68-1) (provided for in subheading 2933.39.27), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                             UNICONAZOLE-P

                             (Section 1414)

Present law
    (E)-(+)-(S)-1-(4-Chlorophenyl)-4,4-dimethyl-2(1,2,4-
triazol-1-yl)-pent-1-ene-3-ol (Uniconazole) (CAS No. 83657-22-
1), mixed with application adjuvants (provided for in 
subheading 3808.30.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for (E)-(+)-(S)-1-(4-
Chlorophenyl)-4,4-dimethyl-2(1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)-pent-1-ene-3-
ol (Uniconazole) (CAS No. 83657-22-1), mixed with application 
adjuvants (provided for in subheading 3808.30.15), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                              FLUMIOXAZIN

                             (Section 1415)

Present law
    2-[7-fluoro-3,4-dihydro-3-oxo-4-(2-propynl)-2H-1,4-
benzoxazin-6-yl]-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1Hisoindole-1,3-(2H)-
dione(Flumioxazin) (CAS No. 103361-09-7) (provided for in 
subheading 2934.99.15) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2-[7-fluoro-3,4-dihydro-3-
oxo-4-(2-propynl)-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-6-yl]-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-
1Hisoindole-1,3-(2H)-dione(Flumioxazin) (CAS No. 103361-09-7) 
(provided for in subheading 2934.99.15), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making the chemicals and downstream product 
industries more competitive without jeopardizing any domestic 
manufacturer.

                        NIGHT VISION MONOCULARS

                             (Section 1416)

Present law
    Hand-held night vision monoculars, other than those 
containing a micro-channel plate to amplify electrons or having 
a photocathode containing gallium arsenide (provided for in 
subheading 9005.80.40) are subject to an NTR duty rate of 8% ad 
valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for hand-held night vision 
monoculars, other than those containing a micro-channel plate 
to amplify electrons or having a photocathode containing 
gallium arsenide (provided for in subheading 9005.80.40), as 
duty free until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                              2,4-XYLIDINE

                             (Section 1417)

Present law
    2,4-Xylidine (CAS No. 95-68-1) (provided for in subheading 
2921.42.65) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 2,4-Xylidine (CAS No. 95-
68-1) (provided for in subheading 2921.42.65), as duty free 
until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                              R118118 SALT

                             (Section 1418)

Present law
    R118118 Salt benzoic acid, 3-[2-chloro-4-
(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]- (CAS No. 63734-62-3) (provided in 
subheading 2918.90.20) is subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% 
ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for R118118 Salt benzoic acid, 
3-[2-chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]- (CAS No. 63734-62-3) 
(provided in subheading 2918.90.20), as duty free until 
December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making downstream product industries more 
competitive without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                                 NMSBA

                             (Section 1419)

Present law
    4-(Methylsulfonyl)-2-nitrobenzoic acid (CAS No. 110964-79-
9) (provided for in subheading 2916.39.45) is subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for 4-(Methylsulfonyl)-2-
nitrobenzoic acid (CAS No. 110964-79-9) (provided for in 
subheading 2916.39.45), as a temporary duty reduction to 0.28% 
ad valorem until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. chemical manufacturers to 
reduce costs, making downstream product industries more 
competitive without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

             CERTAIN SATELLITE RADIO BROADCASTING APPARATUS

                             (Section 1420)

Present law
    Reception apparatus for satellite radio broadcasting, other 
than satellite radio broadcast receivers described in 
subheading 8527.21.40 (provided in subheading 8527.90.95), is 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend chapter 99, subchapter II of the 
HTSUS by inserting a new heading for reception apparatus for 
satellite radio broadcasting, other than satellite radio 
broadcast receivers described in subheading 8527.21.40 
(provided in subheading 8527.90.95), as a temporary duty 
reduction to 5.2% until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers to reduce 
costs, making downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

          CHAPTER 2--EXISTING DUTY SUSPENSIONS AND REDUCTIONS

     EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXISTING DUTY SUSPENSIONS AND REDUCTIONS

                             (Section 1501)

    (a) Existing duty suspensions--
Present law
     (1) The temporary duty suspension for 3-amino-2,-(sulfato-
ethyl sulfonyl) ethyl benzamide (provided for in HTS heading 
9902.30.90) expired on December 31, 2001, after which time the 
product became subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (2) The temporary duty suspension for MUB 738 INT 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.91) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (3) The temporary duty suspension for 5-amino-N-(2-
hydroxyethyl)-2,3-xylenesulfonamide (provided for in HTS 
heading 9902.30.31) would expire on December 31, 2001, after 
which time the product would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 
0.4 cents/kg + 7.6% ad valorem.
     (4) The temporary duty suspension for 2-amino-5-
nitrothiazole (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.46) expired 
on December 31, 2001, after which time the product became 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (5) The temporary duty suspension for 2-methyl-4,6-
bis[(octylthio) methyl]phenol (provided for in HTS heading 
9902.32.14) expired on December 31, 2001, after which time the 
product became subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (6) The temporary duty suspension for 4-[[4,6-
bis(octylthio)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-2,6-bis(1,1-
dimethylethyl)phenol (provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.30) 
expired on December 31, 2001, after which time the product 
became subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (7) The temporary duty suspension for calcium 
bis[monoethyl(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzyl) phosphonate] 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.16) expired on December 
31, 2001, after which time the product became subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (8) The temporary duty suspension for nicosulfuron 
formulated product (``Accent'') (provided for in HTS heading 
9902.38.69) would expire on December 31, 2003, after which time 
the product would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad 
valorem.
     (9) The temporary duty suspension for DPX-E9260 (provided 
for in HTS heading 9902.33.63) would expire on December 31, 
2003, after which time the product would be subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (10) The temporary duty suspension for DPX-E6758 (provided 
for in HTS heading 9902.33.59) would expire on December 31, 
2003, after which time the product would be subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (11) The temporary duty suspension for carbamic acid (U-
9069) (provided for in HTS heading 9902.33.61) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (12) The temporary duty suspension for 1N-N5297 (provided 
for in HTS heading 9902.29.35) would expire on December 31, 
2003, after which time the product would be subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (13) The temporary duty suspension for an ultra-violet dye 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.28.19) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (14) The temporary duty suspension for certain organic 
pigments and dyes (provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.07) 
would expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product 
would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.9% ad valorem.
     (15) The temporary duty suspension for 4-hexylresorcinol 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.07) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.5% ad valorem.
     (16) The temporary duty suspension for certain sensitizing 
dyes (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.37) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the products would be 
subject to NTR duty rates of 6.5% and 7.2% ad valorem.
     (17) The temporary duty suspension for certain cathode-ray 
tubes (provided for in HTS heading 9902.85.42) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the products would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 3% ad valorem.
     (18) The temporary duty suspension for a fluorinated 
compound (provided for in HTS heading 9902.30.14) would expire 
on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6% ad valorem.
     (19) The temporary duty suspension for a certain light 
absorbing photo dye (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.55) 
would expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product 
would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (20) The temporary duty suspension for methyl 
thioglycolate (provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.55) would 
expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would 
be subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
     (21) The temporary duty suspension for chloro amino 
toluene (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.62) would expire 
on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 0.2 cents/kg + 7.7% ad valorem.
     (22) The temporary duty suspension for bromine-containing 
compounds (provided for in HTS headings 9902.28.08, 9902.28.09, 
and 9902.28.10) would expire on December 31, 2003, after which 
time the products would be subject to NTR duty rates of 3.7% 
and 5.5% ad valorem.
     (23) The temporary duty suspension for filter blue green 
photo dye (provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.62) would expire 
on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (24) The temporary duty suspension for 5-[(3,5-
dichlorophenyl)-thio]-4-(1-methylethyl-1)-(4-pyridin lmethyl)-
1H-imidazole-2-methanol carbamate (provided for in HTS heading 
9902.32.99) would expire on December 31, 2003, after which time 
the product would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad 
valorem.
     (25) The temporary duty suspension for (2E,4S)-4-
(((2R,5S)-2-((4-fluorophenyl)-methyl)-6-methyl-5- ((5-methyl-3-
isoxazolyl)-carbonyl y)amino)-1,4-dioxoheptyl)-amino)-5-((3S)-
2-oxo-3-pyrrolidinyl)-2- pentenoic acid, ethyl ester (provided 
for in HTS heading 9902.32.97) would expire on December 31, 
2003, after which time the product would be subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (26) The temporary duty suspension for Baytron M (provided 
for in HTS heading 9902.29.87) would expire on December 31, 
2003, after which time the product would be subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (27) The temporary duty suspension for Baytron P (provided 
for in HTS heading 9902.39.15) would expire on December 31, 
2003, after which time the product would be subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.1% ad valorem.
     (28) The temporary duty suspension for certain ion-
exchange resins (provided for in HTS heading 9902.39.30) would 
expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would 
be subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.9% ad valorem.
     (29) The temporary duty suspension for thionyl chloride 
(provided for in HTS heading 902.28.01) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
     (30) The temporary duty suspension for DEMT (provided for 
in HTS heading 9902.32.12) would expire on December 31, 2003, 
after which time the product would be subject to an NTR duty 
rate of 0.2 cents/kg + 7.7% ad valorem.
     (31) The temporary duty suspension for p-hydroxybenzoic 
acid (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.03) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (32) The temporary duty suspension for iminodisuccinate 
(provided for in HTS headings 9902.29.83 and 9902.38.10) would 
expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would 
be subject to an NTR duty rate of 5% ad valorem.
     (33) The temporary duty suspension for mesamoll (provided 
for in HTS heading 9902.38.14) would expire on December 31, 
2003, after which time the product would be subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.6% ad valorem.
     (34) The temporary duty suspension for Baytron C-R 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.38.15) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 5% ad valorem.
     (35) The temporary duty suspension for ortho-phenylphenol 
(OPP) (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.25) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.5% ad valorem.
     (36) The temporary duty suspension for Vulkalent E/C 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.38.31) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 4.6% ad valorem.
     (37) The temporary duty suspension for desmedipham 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.31.14) expired on December 
31, 2001, after which time the product became subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (38) The temporary duty suspension for phenmedipham 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.31.13) expired on December 
31, 2001, after which time the product became subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.1% ad valorem.
     (39) The temporary duty suspension for diclofop methyl 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.30.16) expired on December 
31, 2001, after which time the product became subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (40) The temporary duty suspension for R115777 (provided 
for in HTS heading 9902.33.40) would expire on December 31, 
2003, after which time the product would be subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (41) The temporary duty suspension for imazalil (provided 
for in HTS heading 9902.29.10) would expire on December 31, 
2003, after which time the product would be subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (42) The temporary duty suspension for Norbloc 7966 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.22) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (43) The temporary duty suspension for Fungaflor 500 EC 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.38.09) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (44) The temporary duty suspension for Solvent Blue 124 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.73) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
     (45) The temporary duty suspension for 4-amino-2,5-
dimethoxy-N-phenylbenzene sulfonamide (provided for in HTS 
heading 9902.29.73) would expire on December 31, 2003, after 
which time the product would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 
6.5% ad valorem.
     (46) The temporary duty suspension for Solvent Blue 104 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.72) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.4% ad valorem.
     (47) The temporary duty suspension for sodium petroleum 
sulfonate (provided for in HTS heading 9902.34.01) would expire 
on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
     (48) The temporary duty suspension for isobornyl acetate 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.71) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 4.8% ad valorem.
     (49) The temporary duty suspension for certain TAED 
chemicals (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.70) would expire 
on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
     (50) The temporary duty suspension for diethyl 
phosphorochidothioate (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.58) 
would expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product 
would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.7% ad valorem.
     (51) The temporary duty suspension for 2,6-dichloroaniline 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.17) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 0.2 cents/kg + 7.7% ad valorem.
     (52) The temporary duty suspension for benfluralin 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.59) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 0.2 cents/kg + 7.7% ad valorem.
     (53) The temporary duty suspension for 1,3-diethyl-2-
imidazolidinone (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.26) would 
expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would 
be subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (54) The temporary duty suspension for diphenyl sulfide 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.06) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (55) The temporary duty suspension for methoxyfenozide 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.93) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (56) The temporary duty suspension for triazamate 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.89) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.1% ad valorem.
     (57) The temporary duty suspension for propiconazole 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.80) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7% ad valorem.
     (58) The temporary duty suspension for %-Bromo-%-
nitrostyrene (provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.92) would 
expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would 
be subject to an NTR duty rate of 0.4 cents/kg + 6.5% ad 
valorem.
     (59) The temporary duty suspension for quino-line 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.61) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 0.4 cents/kg + 7.5% ad valorem.
     (60) The temporary duty suspension for (2-phenylphenol 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.25) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.5% ad valorem.
     (61) The temporary duty suspension for 3-amino-5-mercapto-
1,2,4-triazole (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.08) would 
expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would 
be subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (62) The temporary duty suspension for (4,4-dimethoxy-2-
butanone (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.16) would expire 
on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 4% ad valorem.
     (63) The temporary duty suspension for fenbuconazole 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.87) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7% ad valorem.
     (64) The temporary duty suspension for diiodomethyl-p-
tolylsulfone (provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.90) would 
expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would 
be subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.1% ad valorem.
     (65) The temporary duty suspension for propiophenone 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.28.16) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.1% ad valorem.
     (66) The temporary duty suspension for meta-
chlorobenzaldehyde (provided for in HTS heading 9902.28.17) 
would expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product 
would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 7% ad valorem.
     (67) The temporary duty suspension for 4-bromo-2-
fluoroacetanilide (provided for in HTS heading 9902.28.15) 
would expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product 
would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (68) The temporary duty suspension for 2,6,dichlorotoluene 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.32.82) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 5.5% ad valorem.
     (69) The temporary duty suspension for cobalt boron 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.80.05) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 4.4% ad valorem.
     (70) The temporary duty suspension for ferroboron 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.72.02) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 5% ad valorem.
     (71) The temporary duty suspension for 
4,4,difluorobenzophenone (provided for in HTS heading 
9902.32.85) would expire on December 31, 2003, after which time 
the product would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 6% ad 
valorem.
     (72) The temporary duty suspension for certain light 
absorbing photo dyes (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.34) 
would expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product 
would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad valorem.
     (73) The temporary duty suspension for certain imaging 
chemicals (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.38) would expire 
on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (74) The temporary duty suspension for 3,5-dibromo-4-
hydoxybenzonitril (provided for in HTS heading 9902.28.18) 
would expire on December 31, 2003, after which time the product 
would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (75) The temporary duty suspension for cyclanilide 
technical (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.64) would expire 
on December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.1% ad valorem.
     (76) The temporary duty suspension for fipronil technical 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.98) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 7.2% ad valorem.
     (77) The temporary duty suspension for 3,5-dibromo-4-
hydoxybenzonitril ester and inerts (provided for in HTS heading 
9902.38.04) would expire on December 31, 2003, after which time 
the product would be subject to an NTR duty rate of 6.5% ad 
valorem.
     (78) The temporary duty suspension for P-nitro toluene-o-
sulfonic acid (provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.23) expired 
on December 31, 2001, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 3.5% ad valorem.
     (79) The temporary duty suspension for railway car body 
shells (provided for in HTS heading 9902.86.07) would expire on 
December 31, 2003, after which time the product would be 
subject to an NTR duty rate of 2.8% ad valorem.
     (80) The temporary duty suspension for railway car body 
shells having an aggregate capacity of 140 passengers (provided 
for in HTS heading 9902.86.08) would expire on December 31, 
2003, after which time the product would be subject to an NTR 
duty rate of 2.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend the above HTS headings to extend 
those temporary duty suspensions until December 31, 2005.
Reason for change
    This provision would enable U.S. manufacturers that use 
these products to continue to keep costs down, which would 
continue to make downstream product industries more competitive 
without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

    (b) Other modifications--
Present law
    (1) There is a temporary duty reduction for certain 
cathode-ray tubes (provided for in HTS heading 9902.85.41).
    (2) There is a temporary duty reduction for ethalfluralin 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.30.49).
    (3) There is a temporary duty suspension for DMDS (provided 
for in HTS heading 9902.33.92).
    (4) There is a temporary provision for certain polyamides 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.39.08).
    (5) There is a temporary provision for Butalin (provided 
for in HTS heading 9902.38.00).
    (6) There is a temporary provison for Pro-jet cyan 1 RO 
feed and Pro-jet fast black 287 NA paste/liquid feed.
    (7) There is a temporary duty reduction for 2-Methyl-4-
chlorophenoxyacetic acid (provided for in HTS heading 
9902.29.81).
    (8) There is a temporary duty suspension for Starane 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.77).
    (9) There is a temporary duty reduction for Trifluralin 
(provided for in HTS heading 9902.29.02).
    (10) There are temporary provisions.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would modify the existing duty suspensions 
and reductions identified above, as follows:
    (1) The temporary duty reduction on certain cathode-ray 
tubes would be made a duty suspension until Decmeber 31, 2005.
    (2) The temporary duty reduction for ethalfluralin would be 
made a duty suspension until December 31, 2005.
    (3) Under the HTS heading 9902.33.92 for DMDS, 2933.59.80 
would be changed to 2933.59.95 until December 31, 2005.
    (4) The temporary provision for certain polyamides is 
amended by striking ``forms of polyamide-6, polyamide-12, and 
polyamide-6,12 powders (CAS Nos. 25038-54-4, 25038-74-8, and 
25191-04-1) (provided for in subheading 3908.10.00)'' and 
inserting ``ORGASOL polyamide powders (provided for in 
subheading 3908.10.00 or 3908.90.70)'', until December 31, 
2005.
    (5) The temporary provision for Butralin is amended by 
striking ``3808.31.15'' and inserting ``3808.30.15''.
    (6) The temporary provision is amended by striking 
``January 1, 2001'' and inserting ``January 1, 2002.''
    (7) The temporary duty reduction for 2-methyl-4-
chlorophenoxyacetic acid would be reduced to 1.8%, until 
December 31, 2005.
    (8) The temporary duty suspension for Starane would be made 
a duty reduction to 1.5% until December 31, 2005.
    (9) The temporary duty reduction for Trifluralin would be 
made a duty suspension until December 31, 2005.
    (10) The temporary heading 9902.29.02 is redesignated as 
heading 9902.05.30. The temporary heading 9902.39.07 is 
redesignated as heading 9902.05.31.
Reason for change
    These provisions would enable U.S. manufacturers that use 
these products to reduce costs, making downstream products more 
competitive without jeopardizing any domestic manufacturer.

                  Subtitle B--Other Tariff Provisions

       Chapter 1--Liquidation or Reliquidation of Certain Entries

                          CERTAIN TRAMWAY CARS

                             (Section 1601)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tramway cars were liquidated 
by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision provides for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain tramway car entries as duty free.
Reason for change
    Previous streetcar shipments to Portland, Oregon were duty-
free under legislation granting special status to the exporting 
nation, the Czech Republic. Portland, Oregon ordered two new 
streetcars which were shipped on May 1, 2002. However, that 
duty-free exemption had expired, adding $130,000 to the price 
of these streetcars.

                          LIBERTY BELL REPLICA

                             (Section 1602)

Present law
    Liberty Bell replicas are currently liquidated at a rate of 
5.8% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision provides for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of a replica of the Liberty Bell, imported from 
the Whitechapel Bell Foundry of London, England, as duty-free.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to liquidate or 
reliquidate the entry of a replica of the Liberty Bell from the 
Whitechapel Bell Foundry of London, England, by the Liberty 
Memorial Association of Green Bay and Brown County, Wisconsin.

                    CERTAIN ENTRIES OF COTTON GLOVES

                             (Section 1603)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of cotton gloves entered during 
the period from September 8, 1994 to February 2, 2000 were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of cotton gloves 
entered during the period from September 8, 1994 to February 2, 
2000.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty.

                       CERTAIN ENTRIES OF POSTERS

                             (Section 1604)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of posters entered during the 
period from June 19, 2000 to May 18, 2001 were liquidated by 
U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of posters entered 
during the period from June 19, 2000 to May 18, 2001.
Reason for change
    The posters were improperly classified as lithographs, 
subject to retaliatory duties during the U.S.-European Union 
dispute over the European Union banana import regime. This 
provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these entries 
at the correct rate of duty.

           CERTAIN ENTRIES OF POSTERS ENTERED IN 1999 AND 2000

                             (Section 1605)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of posters entered in 1999 and 
2001 entered during the period from March 8, 1999 to May 11, 
2001 were liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of posters entered 
during the period from March 8, 1999 to May 11, 2001.
Reason for change
    The posters were improperly classified as lithographs, 
subject to retaliatory duties during the U.S.-European Union 
dispute over the European Union banana import regime. This 
provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these entries 
at the correct rate of duty.

                 CERTAIN ENTRIES OF 13-INCH TELEVISIONS

                             (Section 1606)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of 13-inch televisions entered 
during the period from April 17, 1999 to May 31, 2000 were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of 13-inch 
televisions entered during the period from April 17, 1999 to 
May 31, 2000.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty.

      CERTAIN ENTRIES OF VANADIUM CARBIDES AND VANADIUM CABONITRIDE

                             (Section 1607)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of certain entries of vanadium 
carbides and vanadium carbonitride entered during the period 
from June 20, 1999 to July 12, 2000, were liquidated by U.S. 
Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of vanadium 
carbides and vanadium carbonitride entered during the period 
from June 20, 1999 to July 12, 2000.
Reason for change
    Previous entries of vanadium carbides and vanadium 
carbonitride were under a competitive need limit waiver that 
allowed duty-free entry of the materials under the Generalized 
System of Preferences (GSP). In 1998-1999, the waiver was 
suspended as a result of an unrelated dispute with South 
Africa. The dispute was later resolved and the waiver was 
reinstituted. This provision would reliquidate the duties paid 
while the waiver was under suspension.

           CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TELEVISIONS SUBJECT TO DUMPING

                             (Section 1608)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of certain entries of 
televisions subject to dumping entered during the period from 
May 23, 1983 to February 27, 1985 were liquidated by U.S. 
Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of televisions 
subject to dumping entered during the period from May 23, 1983 
to February 27, 1985.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty.

                     CERTAIN ENTRIES OF ROLLER CHAIN

                             (Section 1609)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of roller chain subject to 
dumping duties, entered during the period from June 30, 1981 to 
December 2, 1996, were liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of roller chain 
entered during the period from June 30, 1981 to December 2, 
1996.
Reason for change
    This provision would authorize U.S. Customs to liquidate 
outstanding dumping duties on imports of Japanese roller chain.

  RELIQUIDATION OF DRAWBACK CLAIM RELATING TO JUICES ENTERED IN APRIL 
                                  1993

                             (Section 1610)

Present law
    Section 313(j) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. section 
1313(j)) allows exporters to claim drawback under certain 
circumstances.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified drawback claims, of juices 
entered in April of 1993 during the period of April 28, 1993.
Reason for change
    At the time of importation, the entries of cranberry juice 
concentrate from Europe were subject to 100 percent retaliatory 
duty imposed by the U.S. government in response to Europe's ban 
on hormone-fed beef. The importer exported an equivalent amount 
of cranberry juice concentrate to qualify for unused 
merchandise drawback. This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate these entries at the correct rate of duty.

  RELIQUIDATION OF DRAWBACK CLAIM RELATING TO JUICES ENTERED IN MARCH 
                                  1994

                             (Section 1611)

Present law
    Section 313(j) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. section 
1313(j)) allows exporters to claim drawback under certain 
circumstances.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified drawback claims on entries 
of juices entered in March of 1994 entered during the period of 
March 30, 1994.
Reason for change
    At the time of importation, the entries of cranberry juice 
concentrate from Europe were subject to 100 percent retaliatory 
duty imposed by the U.S. government in response to Europe's ban 
on hormone-fed beef. The importer exported an equivalent amount 
of cranberry juice concentrate to qualify for unused 
merchandise drawback. This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate these entries at the correct rate of duty.

                   CERTAIN ENTRIES OF STEEL WIRE ROPE

                             (Section 1612)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of steel wire rope entered 
during the period from August 4, 1998 to February 8, 1999 were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of steel wire rope 
entered during the period from August 4, 1998 to February 8, 
1999.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct antidumping duty rate.

 CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED IN APRIL 10, 1989, 
                        THROUGH AUGUST 20, 1993

                             (Section 1613)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered during the period from April 10, 1989 to August 20, 
1993 were liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from April 10, 1989 to 
August 20, 1993.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

 CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED IN APRIL 5, 1991, 
                          THROUGH MAY 9, 1992

                             (Section 1614)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered during the period from April 5, 1991 to July 17, 1993 
were liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from April 5, 1991 to 
July 17, 1993.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

  CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED IN MAY 9, 1992, 
                       THROUGH SEPTEMBER 18, 1993

                             (Section 1615)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered during the period from May 9, 1992 to September 18, 
1993 were liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from May 9, 1992 to 
September 18, 1993.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

 CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED IN SEPTEMBER 18, 
                      1993, THROUGH JULY 25, 1994

                             (Section 1616)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered during the period from September 18, 1993 to July 25, 
1994, were liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from September 18, 1993 
to July 25, 1994.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

             CERTAIN ENTRIES PREMATURELY LIQUIDATED IN ERROR

                             (Section 1617)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of aramid fibers entered during 
the period from July 29, 1994 to March 24, 2000 were 
prematurely liquidated in error by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate 
entries of aramid fibers, which entered under the incorrect 
duty rate and prematurely liquidated in error, during the 
period from September 8, 1994 to March 24, 2000.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty.

         CERTAIN ENTRIES OF POSTERS ENTERED DURING 2000 AND 2001

                             (Section 1618)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of posters entered during the 
period from June 19, 2000 to May 18, 2001 were liquidated by 
U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of posters entered 
during the period from June 19, 2000 to May 18, 2001.
Reason for change
    The posters were improperly classified as lithographs, 
subject to retaliatory duties during the U.S.-European Union 
dispute over the European Union banana import regime. This 
provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these entries 
at the correct rate of duty.

             LIQUIDATION OR RELIQUIDATION OF CERTAIN ENTRIES

                             (Section 1619)

Present law
    Certain entries entered during the period from February 22, 
1995 to February 9, 1996 were liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the reliquidation of 
certain entries and allow importers to claim drawback claims 
for the re-export of such goods.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty.

  CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 
                      22, 1989, AND MARCH 7, 1990

                             (Section 1620)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between November 22, 1989, and March 7, 1990, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from November 22, 1989, 
and March 7, 1990.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

 CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN MARCH 14, 
                      1990, AND SEPTEMBER 29, 1990

                             (Section 1621)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between March 14, 1990, and September 29, 1990, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from March 14, 1990, and 
September 29, 1990.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

 CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN OCTOBER 6, 
                       1990, AND NOVEMBER 1, 1990

                             (Section 1622)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between October 6, 1990, and November 1, 1990, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from October 6, 1990, and 
November 1, 1990.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

  CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 
                     3, 1990, AND DECEMBER 15, 1990

                             (Section 1623)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between November 3, 1990, and December 15, 1990, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from November 3, 1990, 
and December 15, 1990.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

 CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN DECEMBER 
                     28, 1990, AND FEBRUARY 9, 1991

                             (Section 1624)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between December 28, 1990, and February 9, 1991, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from December 28, 1990, 
and February 9, 1991.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

 CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN FEBRUARY 
                      14, 1991, AND APRIL 24, 1991

                             (Section 1625)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between February 14, 1991, and April 24, 1991, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from February 14, 1991, 
and April 24, 1991.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

 CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN APRIL 26, 
                        1991, AND JUNE 16, 1991

                             (Section 1626)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between April 26, 1991, and June 16, 1991, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from April 26, 1991, and 
June 16, 1991.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN OCTOBER 7, 
                      1991, AND NOVEMBER 24, 1991

                             (Section 1627)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between October 7, 1991, and November 24, 1991, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from October 7, 1991, and 
November 24, 1991.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

 CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 
                    30, 1991, AND NOVEMBER 26, 1992

                             (Section 1628)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between November 30, 1991, and November 26, 1992, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from November 30, 1991, 
and November 26, 1992.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN DECEMBER 9, 
                         1992, AND MAY 9, 1993

                             (Section 1629)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between December 9, 1992, and May 9, 1993, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from December 9, 1992, 
and May 9, 1993.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

  CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN MAY 14, 
                       1993, AND OCTOBER 23, 1993

                             (Section 1630)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between May 14, 1993, and October 23, 1993, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from May 14, 1993, and 
October 23, 1993.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

  CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN MAY 16, 
                        1990, AND APRIL 20, 1996

                             (Section 1631)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between May 16, 1990, and April 20, 1996, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from May 16, 1990, and 
April 20, 1996.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN AUGUST 28, 
                         1991, AND JULY 8, 1996

                             (Section 1632)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between August 28, 1991, and July 8, 1996, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from August 28, 1991, and 
July 8, 1996.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

 CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN APRIL 4, 
                        1995, AND JULY 22, 1996

                             (Section 1633)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between April 4, 1995, and July 22, 1996, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from April 4, 1995, and 
July 22, 1996.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN OCTOBER 11, 
                         1994, AND MAY 16, 1995

                             (Section 1634)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between October 11, 1994, and May 16, 1995, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from October 11, 1994, 
and May 16, 1995.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

 CERTAIN ENTRIES OF TOMATO SAUCE PREPARATION ENTERED BETWEEN JUNE 17, 
                       1991, AND OCTOBER 3, 1991

                             (Section 1635)

Present law
    Certain identified entries of tomato sauce preparation 
entered between June 17, 1991, and October 3, 1991, were 
liquidated by U.S. Customs.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would provide for the liquidation or 
reliquidation of certain identified entries of tomato sauce 
preparation entered during the period from June 17, 1991, and 
October 3, 1991.
Reason for change
    This provision authorizes U.S. Customs to reliquidate these 
entries at the correct rate of duty. The entries of tomato 
sauce preparation were incorrectly classified as canned 
tomatoes and were therefore subjected to 100% punitive duties 
pursuant to the ongoing dispute with the European Union 
involving beef hormones. This bill requires U.S. Customs to 
reliquidate the specified entries according to the correct 
tariff classification.

           CHAPTER 2--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS HAIR CLIPPERS

                             (Section 1701)

Present law
    Under current law there is only one HTS subheading for hair 
clippers, 8510.20.
New provision
    This provision amends the HTS to create two subheadings 
within the hair clipper category: 8510.20.10, ``Hair clippers 
for use on a farm,'' and 8510.20.90, ``Other.'' The category 
for ``parts of hair clippers'' is conformed to have two 
subheadings, ``Parts of hair clippers to be used for 
agricultural or horticultural purposes,'' and ``Other parts of 
hair clippers.''
Reason for change
    This provision is to create a new HTS subheading to clarify 
that human beard trimmers are not part of the generic category 
of ``hair clippers.''

                           TRACTOR BODY PARTS

                             (Section 1702)

Present law
    Under current law, imports of agricultural equipment and 
parts suitable for agricultural use are generally afforded 
duty-free treatment. However, duty-free treatment does not 
apply to imported parts of tractor bodies suitable for 
agricultural use, such as body stampings and parts with 
structural supports, which are classified as parts of ``motor 
vehicle'' bodies, with an applicable tariff rate of 2.5%.
Explanation of provision
    The provision establishes a duty-free rate for parts of 
tractor bodies, while maintaining the existing 2.5% duty on 
other parts of motor vehicles, including body stampings, that 
are not otherwise described in the Schedule. This provision 
addresses the anomaly in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States, as a result of which tractor body parts are 
currently classified as parts of ``motor vehicle'' bodies, with 
an applicable tariff rate of 2.5%, notwithstanding their use in 
agricultural tractors. The illogical result of this 
classification is that imported tractors, assembled tractor 
bodies, and tractor parts suitable for agricultural use may 
enter the United States duty-free, while unassembled parts of 
tractor bodies are subject to a 2.5% duty.
Reason for change
    This provision establishes the duty-free treatment of parts 
of tractor bodies imported into the United States for 
agricultural use, consistent with the duty-free treatment of 
tractors and other tractor parts suitable for agricultural use.

    FLEXIBLE MAGNETS AND COMPOSITE GOODS CONTAINING FLEXIBLE MAGNETS

                             (Section 1703)

Present law
    Current law classifies magnets under HTS chapter 85.
Explanation of provision
    The provision creates a new subheading for ``flexible 
magnets'' and ``composite goods containing flexible magnets'' 
within the HTS subheading 8505.19.
Reason for change
    This provision is intended to clarify the classification of 
``flexible magnets'' and ``composite goods containing flexible 
magnets'' in HTS subheading 8505.19.

                          VESSEL REPAIR DUTIES

                             (Section 1704)

Present law
    Under current law, Section 466(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930 
(19 U.S.C. 1466(h)), non-emergency repairs and maintenance by 
U.S. crew members performed in a foreign shipyard are subject 
to a 50% ad valorem duty.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would void U.S. Customs' March 26, 2001, 
Final Rule (Foreign Repairs to American Vessels, 66 FR 16392, 
effective April 25, 2001), and U.S. Customs' concurrent 
interpretation of Mount Washington Tanker Company v. United 
States (1 CIT 32, 505.F.Supp.209 (1980), aff(d) 69 CCPA 23, 605 
F. 2nd 340). This final rule makes repairs and maintenance by 
U.S. crew members on U.S.-flag vessels while in transit on the 
high seas subject to the 50% ad valorem duty.
Reason for change
    The Committee believes U.S. Customs erred in its 
interpretation of The Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1466) in 
drafting the March 26, 2001, Final Rule and subsequent 
misreading of Mount Washington Tanker Company v. United States 
(supra). That statute requires the ad valorem duty to be paid 
on U.S.-flag ship repairs performed in foreign countries. 
However, U.S. Customs interpreted 19 U.S.C. 1466 to require 
that repairs and maintenance by U.S. crew members on U.S.-flag 
vessels while in transit also be subject to the 50% ad valorem 
duties.
    The provision would void the March 26, 2001, Final Rule on 
Ship Repair and U.S. Customs' recent interpretation of the 
Mount Washington Tanker Company case (supra). This would return 
the ad valorem ship repair duty rules to the pre-March 26, 
2001, effective date.

       DUTY-FREE TREATMENT FOR HAND-KNOTTED OR HAND-WOVEN CARPETS

                             (Section 1705)

Present law
    Current law excludes certain hand-made or hand-woven 
carpets from being considered as an eligible article or 
articles under Section 503(b) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 
U.S.C. 2463(b)), the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
Explanation of provision
    This provision amends Section 503(b) of the Trade Act of 
1974 (19 U.S.C. 2463(b)) to authorize the President to 
designate certain hand-knotted and hand-woven carpets as an 
eligible article or articles under GSP.
Reason for change
    The Committee believes that removing the statutory 
prohibition for certain hand-knotted and hand-woven carpets to 
be considered as eligible under GSP is in the best interests of 
the United States and GSP eligible beneficiaries, particularly 
Pakistan. There is currently no manufacturing of these products 
in the United States. Additionally, allowing these products to 
be considered as eligible articles under GSP will help many GSP 
beneficiaries that have joined the United States in the fight 
against global terrorism, most notably Pakistan.
    The Committee expects the Administration to provide the 
usual due process and public comment period, including 
soliciting advice from the International Trade Commission, on 
the import sensitivity of these articles. The Committee also 
expects the administration to provide opportunity for public 
comment on whether the proposed beneficiaries meet the standard 
GSP criteria, including those related to child labor.

                   DUTY DRAWBACK FOR CERTAIN ARTICLES

                             (Section 1706)

Present law
    Under Section 313 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
Section 1313) drawback may only be granted for merchandise 
shipped from the United States to foreign countries, but not to 
United States insular possessions: United States Virgin 
Islands, American Samoa, Wake Island, Midway Islands, Kingman 
Reef, Guam, Canton Island, Enderbury Island, Johnston Island, 
and Palmyra Island.
Explanation of provision
    This provision amends Section 313 of the Tariff Act of 1930 
(19 U.S.C. Section 1313) to apply the duty drawback statute to 
United States insular possessions.
Reason for change
    The current duty drawback statute does not apply to United 
States insular possessions because these insular possessions 
are not considered to be foreign countries. However, at the 
same time, the insular possessions are also not considered to 
be customs territories of the United States, which ultimately 
means that territories such as the U.S. Virgin Islands are at a 
disadvantage with respect to United States companies that want 
to ship products to these territories from the United States, 
but are unable to obtain refunded duties as they would if those 
products were shipped to a foreign country.
    As insular possessions are not part of the customs 
territory of the United States, trade with those insular 
possessions is treated like trade with any foreign country, and 
drawback should be accorded consistent with that status.

         MODIFICATION OF PROVISIONS RELATING TO DRAWBACK CLAIMS

                             (Section 1707)

Present law
    Section 1707(a): Merchandise Not Conforming to Sample or 
Specifications--Section 313 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. section 1313) allows exporters to claim drawback under 
certain circumstances. Subsection 313(c) currently provides for 
drawback on imported merchandise that is returned to Customs 
custody for exportation or destruction because it does not 
conform to sample or specifications, was shipped without the 
consent of the consignee, or is determined to be defective as 
of the time of importation.
    Section 1707(b): Time Limitation on Exportation or 
Destruction--Under Section 313(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. Section 1313(i)), drawback is allowed only if the 
completed article is exported within five years after 
importation of the imported merchandise.
    Section 1707(c): Use of Domestic Merchandise Acquired in 
Exchange for Imported Merchandise of Same Kind and Quality--
Section 313(k) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. Section 
1313(k)) currently provides that, for purposes of subsections 
(a) and (b), the use of any domestic merchandise acquired in 
exchange for imported merchandise of the same kind and quality 
shall be treated as the use of the imported merchandise.
    Section 1707(d): Packaging Material--Under the current 
Section 313 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1313(q)), U.S. 
Customs allows drawback on imported packaging material only 
when it is used on merchandise or articles which themselves 
qualify for drawback.
    Section 1713 (e): Limitation on Liquidation--Section 504 of 
the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1504) currently provides for 
import entries to be deemed liquidated if they have not been 
actually liquidated within a one-year period.
    Section 1707(f): Penalties for False Drawback Claims--
Section 593(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1593(h)) 
currently provides that, for purposes of subsection (g) only, a 
repeat negligent violation involving the same issue shall be 
treated as a repetitive violation for a maximum period of three 
years.
Explanation of provision
    Section 1707(a): Merchandise Not Conforming to Sample or 
Specifications--This provision amends Section 313(c) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. section 1313(c)) by simplifying 
the process of filing for duty drawback for rejected 
merchandise and by eliminating the need for drawback 
certificates under certain circumstances.
    Section 1707(b): Time Limitation on Exportation or 
Destruction--This provision amends Section 313(i) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. Section 1313(i)) by expanding the 
products that are eligible for drawback.
    Section 1707(c): Use of Domestic Merchandise Acquired in 
Exchange for Imported Merchandise of Same Kind and Quality--
This provision amends Section 313(k) of the Tariff Act of 1930 
(19 U.S.C. Section 1313(k)) by clarifying when drawback can be 
obtained through ``tradeoff'' on drawback products using the 
same kind and quality imported merchandise in the manufacturing 
process.
    Section 1707(d): Packaging Material--This provision amends 
Section 313 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1313(q)) by 
allowing U.S. exporters to claim drawback on certain imported 
packaging materials.
    Section 1713 (e): Limitation on Liquidation--This provision 
amends Section 504 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1504) 
by establishing a statutory time frame for the liquidation of 
drawback claims.
    Section 1707(f): Penalties for False Drawback Claims--This 
provision amends Section 593(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. 1593(h)) by creating a three-year limit on the length of 
time that a repetitive negligent violation can be counted 
against an offender under subsection (c) as well as under 
subsection (g).
Reason for change
    Section 1707(a): Merchandise Not Conforming to Sample or 
Specifications--This provision simplifies the process of filing 
for duty drawback for commercially interchangeable products in 
three ways. First, it provides for the recovery of duties on 
imported merchandise that is subject to ultimate sale at the 
retail level. The provision therefore clarifies that drawback 
is allowed on products that do not conform to the appropriate 
sample or specifications as requested by the importer, or that 
are ultimately sold in the U.S. at retail and are returned to 
the foreign exporter/supplier for any reason, whether due to a 
manufacturing or other defect in the merchandise, regardless of 
whether the defect occurred prior to or after the importation. 
Included is a methodology for claiming drawback in such 
situations that is more in line with commercial realities.
    Second, it removes the antiquated requirement for 
merchandise to be returned to the custody of U.S. Customs, and 
replaces it with the requirement for exportation or destruction 
under the supervision of U.S. Customs, a change that would 
bring Section 313(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
section 1313(c)) more in line with the requirements of other 
subsections. However, the imported goods must be exported 
within one year of importation.
    Third, it provides for ease of administration for both 
Customs and the trade by specifying that drawback certificates 
are not required if the drawback claimant and the importer are 
the same party, or if the drawback claimant is a successor to 
the importer.
    Section 1707(b): Time Limitation on Exportation or 
Destruction--This provision expands the products that are 
eligible for drawback to include those that are destroyed under 
U.S. Customs supervision. Duty drawback must be collected 
within five years of the destruction or exportation of the 
eligible imported products. Thus, for those products that are 
destroyed and have no commercial value to the importer or a 
third party, drawback (or the duties paid) can be refunded as 
if the product was not sold in the U.S. market.
    Section 1707(c): Use of Domestic Merchandise Acquired in 
Exchange for Imported Merchandise of Same Kind and Quality--
This provision amends Section 313(k) of the Tariff Act of 1930 
(19 U.S.C. Section 1313(k)) by clarifying when drawback can be 
obtained through ``tradeoff'' on drawback products using the 
same kind and quality imported merchandise in the manufacturing 
process. The provision adds to the current statute a second 
paragraph that permits the use of any domestic merchandise, 
acquired in exchange for a ``drawback product'' of the same 
kind and quality, to be treated as the use of the drawback 
product if no certificate of delivery or certificate of 
manufacture and delivery is issued for the drawback product.
    Section 1707(d): Packaging Material--This provision allows 
U.S. exporters to claim drawback for imported packaging 
materials that are filled with or used to contain (i.e., 
package) U.S. products when both the packaging materials and 
the products are exported as a single end product. Currently, 
when packaging materials are imported and not physically 
changed or used in the manufacture of a domestic product, but 
are used simply as packaging materials and then exported with 
the finished product, U.S. Customs does not allow drawback on 
the imported packaging material. Thus, such packaging materials 
are currently not eligible for drawback even though they are 
re-exported and consumed outside of the U.S. The new provision 
would correct this problem by allowing duty drawback when the 
packaging materials are used to ``package'' a U.S. product and 
then are re-exported as part of the final product. For example, 
the changes will allow for drawback on packaging material: 
under 313(c) and 313(j)(1) that is imported and then exported; 
under 313(j)(2) that is substituted for imported, designated 
packaging material and then exported; under 313(a) and 313(b) 
that is manufactured or produced in the U.S. and exported; 
whether or not it contains merchandise or articles; whether or 
not any merchandise or articles it contains are eligible for 
drawback; and regardless of the fact that it is used for its 
intended purpose prior to exportation.
    Section 1713 (e): Limitation on Liquidation--This provision 
clarifies limitations on liquidation by establishing a 
statutory time frame for the liquidation of drawback claims. 
Existing law only sets forth a time line for the liquidation of 
import entries and currently does not require the liquidation 
of drawback claims within a statutory time frame. As a result, 
drawback claims are generally not liquidated by U.S. Customs 
within a reasonable period of time and therefore remain 
outstanding for years. Thus, without liquidation, a contingent 
liability for U.S. businesses (i.e., drawback claimant) is 
created for the amount of each drawback claim because U.S. 
Customs can challenge the drawback amount or value of the goods 
for which drawback was claimed until liquidation occurs.
    If drawback claims are never liquidated, for an open-ended 
time period the drawback claimant's claim unfairly remains 
subject to challenge by U.S. Customs. This creates an 
unwarranted liability and the possibility that the claimant 
will have to reimburse the U.S. Treasury any drawback monies 
paid to the claimant--even several years from when the claim 
was actually made and money was paid to the drawback claimant. 
This change would remove such liability overhanging drawback 
claimants by requiring U.S. Customs (1) to liquidate existing 
drawback claims, and (2) to liquidate future drawback claims 
within a specified period of time, as U.S. Customs already does 
for merchandise entered for consumption.
    Section 1707(f): Penalties for False Drawback Claims--This 
provision would correct that inequity as compared to other 
subsections within Section 593A(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930 
(19 U.S.C. 1593a(h) by establishing a ``statute of 
limitations'' on how long a negligent violation would ``remain 
on the books.'' Subsections (c) and (g) both deal with 
repetitive negligent violations. This provision therefore 
creates a limit of three years on the length of time that a 
repetitive negligent violation can be counted against an 
offender under both subsections (c) and (g). Currently, the 
regulations do not provide for a time period in which a first 
or second negligent violation expires and the process begins 
anew.

                       UNUSED MERCHANDISE DRAWBACK

                             (Section 1708)

Present law
    Under current law drawback is not granted for payment of 
the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) under Section 313(j) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1313(j)).
Explanation of provision
     The provision amends Section 313(j) of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (19 U.S.C. 1313(j)) to clarify that the Harbor Maintenance 
Tax (HMT) is a fee eligible for drawback under the statute.
Reason for Change
    The Committee believes that the U.S. Court of Appeals for 
the Federal Circuit erred in overturning the U.S. Court of 
International Trade's ruling in Texport Oil Company v. United 
States (185 F.3d 1291, 1297 (Fed. Cir. 1999)), that Section 
313(j) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1313(j)) allows 
drawback of the Harbor Maintenance Tax. Section 313(j) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1313(j)) allows for drawback of 
any duty, tax, or fee imposed under Federal law because of its 
importation. The Committee believes allowing for drawback of 
the Harbor Maintenance Tax is consistent with original 
Congressional intent.

 TREATMENT OF CERTAIN FOOTWEAR UNDER CARIBBEAN BASIN ECONOMIC RECOVERY 
                                  ACT

                             (Section 1709)

Present law
    The Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) (19 
U.S.C. 2703) currently provides ``NAFTA-parity'' treatment to 
footwear produced in CBERA countries. This means that footwear 
from CBERA countries meeting the NAFTA rules of origin receives 
the same phased-down duty rates that are available to footwear 
imported from NAFTA countries. NAFTA rules of origin require 
that the sum of the cost or value of the materials produced in 
a beneficiary country(ies) plus the direct costs of processing 
operations performed in a beneficiary country(ies) is not less 
than 55% of the value of the merchandise, and also requires 
that uppers originate in a beneficiary country.
Explanation of provision
     The provision amends Section 213(b)(1)(B) of the Caribbean 
Basin Economic Recovery Act (19 U.S.C. 2703(b)) to allow duty-
free treatment for certain footwear from eligible countries. 
This change will not apply to 17 categories of footwear under 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule that are still considered import 
sensitive.
Reason for change
    Footwear was excluded from eligibility under the Caribbean 
Basin Economic Recovery Act (19 U.S.C. 2703) when it was 
enacted in 1983. The circumstances that warranted that 
exclusion have changed significantly since that time. This 
change was recognized by the inclusion of footwear as eligible 
under the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act of 2000 (P.L. 
106-200). However, the special rule of origin requirement for 
footwear under the CBTPA provision is not commercially viable. 
This additional change will apply the standard 35% rule of 
origin to eligible footwear. This change will not apply to 17 
categories of footwear under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
that are still considered import sensitive. This provision will 
provide similar trade benefits to the Caribbean region that 
have already been provided under prior legislation to the 
Andean and Sub-Saharan African regions.

      DESIGNATION OF SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR CUSTOMS 
  PROCESSING OF CERTAIN PRIVATE AIRCRAFT ARRIVING IN THE UNITED STATES

                             (Section 1710)

Present law
    Section 1453(a) of the Tariff Suspension and Trade Act of 
2000 which allowed private aircraft arriving in the United 
States from a foreign area to land at the San Antonio 
International Airport expired in November, 2002.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend Section 1453(a) of the Tariff 
Suspension and Trade Act of 2000, P.L. 106-476, to extend 
designation of the San Antonio International Airport in San 
Antonio, Texas, for an additional two years, as an airport at 
which private aircraft arriving in the United States from a 
foreign area and having a final destination in the United 
States may land for processing by U.S. Customs in accordance 
with Section 122.24(b) of title 19, Code of Federal Regulations 
(19 C.F.R. 122.24(b)).
Reason for change
    San Antonio is a growing international business development 
area, in large part due to increase trade with Mexico. 
Permitting private aircraft to land in San Antonio, as a point 
of entry to the United States, is an important component to the 
continued success of the city's economic growth.

                            CERTAIN FOOTWEAR

                             (Section 1711)

Present law
    Waterproof rubber soles manufactured using a hand-laid 
assembly process that come in under HTS subheading 6401.99.60, 
enter at a duty of 37.5% ad valorem.
Explanation of provision
    This provision creates a new category under HTS Chapter 64 
(6401.99.15) that covers only rubber soles manufactured using a 
hand-laid (or handmade) assembly process. Imports under 
6401.99.15 come in duty-free.
 Reason for change
    This provision creates a narrowly-defined HTS subcategory 
covering only the type of hand-laid rubber sole not currently 
available from U.S. manufacturers and lowering the duty from 
37.5% to zero.

                       Subtitle C--Effective Date

                             EFFECTIVE DATE

                             (Section 1801)

    Except as otherwise provided in this title, the amendments 
made by this title shall apply with respect to goods entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after the 
15th day after the date of enactment of this Act.

                    TITLE II--OTHER TRADE PROVISIONS

    EXTENSION OF NONDISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT TO SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

                             (Section 2001)

Present law
    Normal Trade Relations status was withdrawn by Congress in 
1992 (P.L. 102-420) because Serbia and Montenegro (formerly the 
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) were not complying with the 
provisions of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and 
Cooperation in Europe (also known as the ``Helsinki Final 
Act'').
Explanation of provision
    This provisions grants the President the authority to 
restore normal trade relations status to Serbia and Montenegro 
(formerly the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) notwithstanding 
P.L. 102-420.
Reason for change
    Under P.L. 102-420, Normal Trade Relations (NTR) status can 
be restored to Serbia and Montenegro (formerly the Federal 
Republic of Yugoslavia) by executive action under conditions 
specified in the legislation. Specifically, NTR status may be 
restored by the President to either republic 30 days after he 
certifies to the Congress that Serbia or Montenegro has (1) 
ceased its armed conflict with the other ethnic peoples of the 
region formerly comprising the Socialist Federal Republic of 
Yugoslavia (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, 
Serbia, and Slovenia); (2) has agreed to respect the borders of 
the 6 republics of the former Yugoslavia; and (3) has ceased 
all support of Serbian forces inside Bosnia-Herzegovina. The 
Bush Administration has indicated that it strongly supports 
normalizing relations between the United States and Serbia and 
Montenegro (the former Republic of Yugoslavia), including NTR, 
and has confirmed that requirements (1) and (2) have already 
been met. However, verifying number (3), that all support for 
Serb forces inside Bosnia has ceased, has proven to be 
problematic. The State Department says that the intent of (3) 
is being met, but even the Dayton Peace Accords permit some 
relations between Yugoslavia and the Serbian Republic of 
Bosnia, so the absolute language in P.L. 102-420 is outdated. 
Therefore, the Administration is seeking new legislation to 
provide them the authority to restore normal trade relations to 
Serbia and Montenegro.

  ARTICLES ELIGIBLE FOR PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT UNDER THE ANDEAN TRADE 
                             PREFERENCE ACT

                             (Section 2002)

Present law
    The original Andean Trade Preferences Act (ATPA) (19 U.S.C. 
3201) provided duty reductions on certain handbags, luggage, 
flat goods, work gloves and leather wearing apparel originating 
from designated ATPA beneficiary countries (19 U.S.C. 3203(c)). 
The Trade Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-210) retroactively renewed and 
enhanced the original ATPA and included a provision making 
handbags, luggage, flat goods, work gloves and leather wearing 
apparel eligible for duty-free treatment, subject to an import 
sensitivity test (Section 3103). However, pending the 
determination by the President on October 31, 2002, that these 
goods were not import sensitive, originating handbags, luggage, 
flat goods, work gloves and leather wearing apparel became 
subject to higher, MFN duty rates when the President signed the 
Trade Act on August 6, 2002.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would correct a mistake in the Trade Act of 
2002 (P.L. 107-210) that inadvertently and temporarily raised 
duties on Andean originating handbags, luggage, flat goods, 
work gloves and leather wearing apparel under the Andean Trade 
Preferences Act (ATPA), thereby carrying out the original 
intent of Congress by providing for reduced duty treatment for 
these goods through August 6, 2002, the date of enactment of 
the Trade Act of 2002.
Reason for change
    The Trade Act of 2002 renewed the expired Andean Trade 
Preferences Act statute (P.L. No. 102-182) and provided duty-
free treatment to certain items previously excluded under the 
program, such as certain tuna, footwear, petroleum products, 
watches and watch parts. Duty-free treatment was subject to an 
import sensitivity test.
    Handbags, luggage, flat goods, work gloves and leather 
wearing apparel also were made eligible for duty-free access 
under the new law, subject to an import sensitivity test. Under 
the original ATPA (Section 204(c)), these items had entered the 
U.S. under reduced rates of duty.
    A drafting error in the Trade Act of 2002, however, 
inadvertently eliminated Section 204(c). When the Trade Act was 
signed on August 6, 2002, Andean originating handbags, luggage, 
flat goods, work gloves and leather wearing apparel were 
unexpectedly subjected to higher rates of duty, causing 
tremendous hardship on the relevant Andean producers. These 
products subsequently did not receive duty-free treatment until 
they cleared the import sensitivity review several months 
later. Section 2002 would retroactively reinstate the reduced 
duty treatment for these products until the time it was 
superseded by the import sensitivity review.

         AMENDMENTS TO UNITED STATES INSULAR POSSESSION PROGRAM

                             (Section 2003)

Present law
    Additional U.S. Note 5 to HTS Chapter 91 provides for the 
duty-free entry of defined quantities of watches and watch 
movements produced in the U.S. insular possessions. This 
provision requires the Secretaries of Commerce and the Interior 
(the ``Secretaries'') to allocate such duty exemptions among 
the insular possessions and issue appropriate licenses for such 
duty exemptions. Note 5 also requires the Secretaries to issue 
duty-refund certificates (known as Production Incentive 
Certificates) to each insular possession watch and watch 
movement producer based on the producer's duty-free shipments 
and creditable wages during the previous calendar year. 
Additional U.S. Note 3 to Chapter 71, which was added to the 
HTS in 1999, provides that a producer of any article of jewelry 
that is provided for in heading 7113 and that is the product of 
the insular possessions is also eligible for the Production 
Incentive Certificate (PIC) benefits provided for in Additional 
U.S. Note 5(h) to Chapter 91. In addition, Additional U.S. Note 
3 to Chapter 71 provided that, for a two-year transition 
period, any article of jewelry provided for in heading 7113 
that was assembled in the insular possessions would be treated 
as a product of the insular possessions for purposes of General 
Note 3(a)(iv), which provides duty-free treatment for insular 
possession products.
Explanation of provision
    The provision amends Additional U.S. Note 5(h) to HTS 
Chapter 91 to: remove current restrictions on the use of 
Production Incentive Certificates by permitting the use of such 
certificates for refunds of duties on any articles imported 
into the United States; to extend the PIC program through 2015; 
and, to increase the value of Production Incentive Certificates 
to correspond to the loss of any comparative duty advantage for 
insular watches, contingent upon future eliminations or 
reductions in worldwide watch duties
    The provision also amends Additional U.S. Note 3 to HTS 
Chapter 71 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States to: add a separate 10,000,000-unit cap for jewelry to 
account for the fact that jewelry is generally produced at 
higher volumes than watches; and provide a transition rule 
under which jewelry assembled by a new insular jewelry producer 
would receive duty-free treatment for 18 months after the 
producer's commencement of operations.
Reason for change
    Insular possession watch and jewelry producers have 
reported a number of problems with the administration of the 
insular possession program. Current restrictions on the use of 
Production Incentive Certificates have made it more difficult 
for producers to use or transfer such certificates. Existing 
unit caps in Additional U.S. Note 5(h)(ii)(B) to Chapter 91 
(which originally applied only to watches and watch movements) 
do not account for the fact jewelry producers generally produce 
a greater volume of lower priced units than do watch producers. 
In addition, various administrative problems prevented new 
jewelry producers from benefitting from the two-year transition 
rule for jewelry added by Congress in 1999. Moreover, the 
current 2007 expiration date for the insular possession program 
is a disincentive for new long-term investment in the insular 
possession watch and jewelry industries. Finally, insular watch 
producers, the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands and 
potential investors in the insular possession watch industry 
are concerned that any worldwide elimination or reduction of 
current watch duties would result in the elimination of the 
insular possession program and the insular watch industry.

                          TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS

                             (Section 2004)

Present law
    No provision.
Explanation of provisions
    This provision makes technical corrections to the Trade Act 
of 2002 (P.L. 107-210). Specifically, the provision also amends 
Section 112(b) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) 
(19 U.S.C. 3721(b)) and Section 213(b) of the Caribbean Basin 
Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) (19 U.S.C. 2703(b)) to permit the 
use of U.S. formed fabrics or U.S. formed components, whether 
cut to shape or knit to shape, using U.S. formed yarns, in 
garments that are otherwise produced from fabrics formed in the 
region. The provision also amends Section 112(b) of the African 
Growth and Opportunity Act (19 U.S.C. 3721(b)) to ensure that a 
garment entered under short supply is not disqualified because 
the fabric is made in sub-Saharan Africa.
Reason for change
    U.S. Custom's interpretation of current law denies AGOA and 
CBERA benefits to garments that incorporate U.S. made fabrics 
or components, thereby discouraging the use of such U.S. 
material. These provisions clarify that garments otherwise 
eligible for benefits under these programs do not become 
ineligible because they incorporate U.S. made fabrics or 
components. This provision is similar to one included in the 
Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (Section XXXI 
of P.L. 107-210) which recognizes the possibility of such 
``hybrids,'' incorporating both U.S. and African formed fabrics 
or components, and ensures that they are entitled to benefits.
    The provision also modifies the AGOA short supply provision 
to ensure that a garment entered under short supply is not 
disqualified because the fabric is made in sub-Saharan Africa. 
The short supply is intended to address short supply in U.S. 
only and not short supply in Africa.

                             WOOL TRUST FUND

                             (Section 2005)

Present law
    Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-
200), as amended, temporarily reduces tariffs on imports of 
worsted wool fabrics and certain imports of wool yarn for 5 
years through 2005. Title V, as amended, sets quota limits on 
imports of worsted wool fabrics. Imports that exceed in-quota 
quantities are subject to normal trade relations duty rates.
    Title V, as amended, also requires that the President 
monitor market conditions in the United States, including 
domestic demand, domestic supply, and any increase in domestic 
production of worsted wool fabrics and their components. While 
providing for the refund of duties paid on imports of certain 
wool articles to qualifying manufacturers, Title V further 
establishes, within the Treasury of the United States, the Wool 
Research, Development, and Promotion Trust Fund. This fund 
provides grants for the purpose of assisting U.S. wool 
producers in the improvement of the quality and production 
methods of wool and in the development and promotion of the 
wool market.
Explanation of provision
    The provision amends Title V and establishes a Wool Fabric 
Trust Fund (the Fund). The general purpose of the Fund is to 
provide grants through the office of the Secretary of Commerce 
to U.S. manufacturers of worsted wool fabric. Grants are 
intended to assist U.S. manufacturers in maximizing U.S. 
employment and the production of U.S. wool textile products. 
U.S. producers would apply for grants based on their U.S. 
production of wool fabrics in the years 1999, 2000 and 2001. A 
one-time funding level of $32 million would be approved for the 
fund, which would expire upon distribution of the initial 
funding level.
Reason for change
    This provision, much like the Wool Research, Development 
and Promotion Trust Fund, will provide grants to U.S. 
manufacturers of worsted wool fabric, allowing them to maximize 
U.S. employment and the production of U.S. textile products.

   SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AGRICULTURE 
                              NEGOTIATIONS

                             (Section 2006)

Present law
    No provision.
Explanation of provision
    On February 17, 2003, the Chairman of the World Trade 
Organization (WTO) Agriculture Negotiations Committee, Stuart 
Harbinson, released the first draft of modalities for further 
commitments in the WTO agriculture negotiations (the 
``Harbinson draft''). Modalities specify how reduction 
commitments in trade-distorting market support and other 
barriers to market access will be achieved.
    On balance, the modalities proposed in the Harbinson draft 
fail to establish a framework for attaining the significantly 
improved global market access as well as the level of reform to 
trade-distorting support American farmers, ranchers, and 
agricultural producers seek in the current WTO round of 
agriculture negotiations.
    Specifically, with respect to reducing trade-distorting 
domestic support, the Harbinson draft accepts the European 
Union's formulation of equal percentage reductions from unequal 
levels of support. At present, the European Union is allowed to 
spend $60 billion a year on trade-distorting domestic support, 
and has no limit on ``blue box'' payments (direct payments 
under production-limiting programs not subject to reduction 
commitments), whereas the United States has a spending ceiling 
of $19.1 billion. If this formulation is accepted, the European 
Union will retain its enormous disparity in domestic support 
over the United States.
    Agricultural export subsidies, perhaps the most trade-
disrupting form of support, are eliminated in the Harbinson 
draft, but over a nine-year period.
    In addition, the Harbinson draft contains a potentially 
far-reaching and undefined tariff reduction exemption for 
``strategic products'' from developing countries, which would 
put United States agricultural products at a significant 
competitive disadvantage.
    This provision provides guidance to United States 
negotiators with respect to these issues, and other concerns 
raised by the Harbinson draft.

          TITLE III--PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

          USTR DETERMINATIONS IN TRIPS AGREEMENT INVESTIGATIONS

                             (Section 3001)

Present law
    Under current law, the timetables in Section 304 of the 
Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2414), as amended, would require 
that, in a case where a country was named a ``Priority Foreign 
Country'' under the Special 301 provisions of Section 182 of 
the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2414, for its failure to 
provide adequate and effective protection to U.S. intellectual 
property rights, and if the failure in question also violated a 
provision of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property 
Rights (TRIPS) agreement in the World Trade Organization (WTO), 
the United States Trade Representative (USTR) would be required 
to conclude its Section 301 investigation no later than 18 
months after the investigation has begun against that country 
(the investigation must begin 30 days after the country is 
identified as a ``Priority Foreign Country''). Since the U.S. 
would be required in this case to take this dispute through the 
WTO dispute settlement process, this would mean that a Section 
301 determination would need to be made prior to the conclusion 
of such dispute settlement process.
Explanation of provision
    The new provision would conform the Section 301 timetable 
to the WTO dispute settlement timetable. It would require the 
USTR to make its Section 301 determination not later than 30 
days after the TRIPS dispute settlement proceeding is 
concluded.
Reason for change
    This technical amendment seeks to correct an undesirable 
and unintended consequence of the amendments made to Section 
301 when the U.S. implemented the WTO Agreement in the Uruguay 
Round Agreements Act (URAA). Because the WTO dispute settlement 
timetable requires that the dispute must be finally concluded 
within 18 months of establishing a dispute settlement panel, 
current law would require that such panel be appointed 
immediately upon commencement of the Section 301 investigation, 
not allowing any time for consultations between the U.S. and 
that country. Because of this glitch in the timetable for 
dealing with disputes involving failure to provide effective 
intellectual property protection, USTR would be, in practice, 
unable (a) to identify a country as a ``Priority Foreign 
Country,'' (b) to seek through negotiations to obtain a 
correction to the problem and, failing that, (c) to then bring 
a WTO dispute settlement case against the country. This 
amendment corrects this unintended technical deficiency.

                PETITIONS FOR REVIEW UNDER ATPA AND CBERA

                             (Section 3002)

Present law
    Under current law, Section 203 of the Andean Trade 
Preference Act (19 U.S.C. 3202), there is no provision for 
interested parties to formally request the United States Trade 
Representative (USTR), and for USTR to formally respond to such 
requests, to reconsider the status of a country as a 
beneficiary of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act 
(CBERA) and Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) 
programs, including for failure to meet the criterion for 
``adequate and effective'' protection of intellectual property 
rights. Such requests might, for example, claim that a 
particular CBERA or CBTPA country is not meeting one or more 
criteria, including criteria concerning protection of 
intellectual property, and therefore should have its benefits 
under the program withdrawn, limited or suspended. A petition 
process already exists under the Generalized System of 
Preferences (GSP) program.
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend Section 203 of the Andean Trade 
Preference Act (19 U.S.C. 3202) to set up a formal process 
whereby interested parties could challenge beneficiary 
country's fulfillment of eligibility criteria for benefits 
under these programs, and USTR would need to ``ensure a timely 
review and disposition'' of such requests.
Reason for change
    The change would generally conform the process by which the 
eligibility of a country can be challenged under the CBERA/
CBTPA programs to that already applicable for similar trade 
benefit programs such as GSP.

ADEQUATE AND EFFECTIVE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS UNDER 
                                  GSP

                             (Section 3003)

Present law
    Under current law, Section 502(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 
(19 U.S.C. 2462(c)), in determining whether a country should be 
named as a Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) beneficiary 
country, or maintain its status as such, the country must meet 
both mandatory and discretionary criteria. Under the GSP 
program, one of the discretionary criteria is that the 
President takes into account ``the extent to which such country 
is providing adequate and effective protection for intellectual 
property rights.''
Explanation of provision
    This provision would amend Section 502(c) of the Trade Act 
of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2462(c)) to conform this GSP discretionary 
criteria to that already pertaining to intellectual property in 
the Special 301 provisions of the Trade Act of 1974 which, in 
Section 182, provides that ``[A]a foreign country may be 
determined to deny adequate and effective protection of 
intellectual property rights, notwithstanding the fact that the 
foreign country may be in compliance with the specific 
obligations of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of 
Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) referred to in section 
101(d)(15) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA).''
Reason for change
    This amendment would conform the GSP intellectual property 
criterion to the criterion already existing in Special 301. 
When Congress amended the Trade Act of 1974 to implement the 
World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement, it amended the 
Special 301 provisions to ensure that the test for what was 
determined to be ``adequate and effective'' protection of 
intellectual property rights would not, as a bilateral matter, 
be necessarily satisfied merely by a country meeting its 
obligations under the TRIPS agreement in the WTO. In 
introducing this Section 301 amendment as a part of the URAA, 
the Administration highlighted the purpose of the change, that 
it ``clarifies that a country may be identified as a priority 
foreign country [under Special 301] even if it is in compliance 
with the TRIPS Agreement. The TRIPS Agreement does not cover 
all aspects of intellectual property protection that may affect 
U.S. persons seeking to protect or enforce rights abroad. 
Moreover, the long transition periods in that Agreement may 
permit a country to continue to deny adequate and effective 
protection of intellectual property during that transition.'' 
Statement of Administrative Action at 362 contained in House 
Document 103-316 (1994). What is ``adequate and effective'' 
protection must necessarily be a flexible and evolving 
criterion, changing with new technological innovations in 
intellectual property-based products and services and with new 
opportunities to pirate them, as well as with evolving 
international norms. Since the adoption of the ``adequate and 
effective'' language in the GSP program in 1984, there have 
been vast changes in technology, particularly, for example, the 
growth of digital technology and the Internet, which were 
virtually unknown at that time. Congress recognized that the 
TRIPS agreement, whose provisions were drafted essentially in 
1990 (and with the technology in place at that time in mind), 
must be the floor of what constitutes adequate and effective 
protection, not the ceiling. This provision clarifies this 
result for these other trade programs.

ADEQUATE AND EFFECTIVE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS UNDER 
                                  CBI

                             (Section 3004)

Present law
    Under current law, Section 212 of the Caribbean Basin 
Economic Recovery Act (19 U.S.C. 2702), in determining whether 
a country should be named as a CBERA beneficiary country, or 
maintain its status as such, the country must meet both 
mandatory and discretionary criteria. Under these programs, one 
of the discretionary criteria is that the President take into 
account ``the extent to which such country provides under its 
laws adequate and effective means for foreign nationals to 
secure, exercise, and enforce exclusive rights in intellectual 
property, including patent, trademark and copyright rights.'' 
(Section 212(c)(9))
    Caribbean Basin Partnership Trade Act (CBPTA)--Under 
current law, the discretionary intellectual property criterion 
requires the President to take into account ``the extent to 
which the country provides protection of intellectual property 
rights consistent with or greater than the protection afforded 
under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual 
Property Rights (TRIPS) described in section 101(d)(15) of the 
Uruguay Round Agreements Act.''
Explanation of provision
    This provision would conform this CBERA and CBTPA 
discretionary criteria to that already pertaining to 
intellectual property in the Special 301 provisions of the 
Trade Act of 1974 which, in Section 182, provides that ``[A]a 
foreign country may be determined to deny adequate and 
effective protection of intellectual property rights, 
notwithstanding the fact that the foreign country may be in 
compliance with the specific obligation of the Agreement on 
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights referred 
to in section 101(d)(15) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act 
(URAA).'' (Section 182(d)(4)). While the CBERA criterion in 
current law (that law was passed in 1983) does not refer to 
TRIPS, the CBTPA amendments to the CBERA do add reference to 
TRIPS. However, that language--``consistent with or greater 
than'' TRIPS--would be amended to conform to the original 
formulation provided in Special 301.
Reason for change
    This amendment would conform both the CBERA and CBTPA 
intellectual property criteria to the criteria already existing 
in Special 301. When Congress amended the Trade Act of 1974 to 
implement the WTO Agreement, it amended the Special 301 
provisions to ensure that the test for what was determined to 
be ``adequate and effective'' protection of intellectual 
property rights would not, as a bilateral matter, be 
necessarily satisfied merely by a country meeting its 
obligations under the TRIPS agreement in the WTO. In 
introducing this Section 301 amendment as a part of the URAA, 
the Administration highlighted the purpose of the change, that 
it ``clarifies that a country may be identified as a priority 
foreign country [under Special 301] even if it is in compliance 
with the TRIPS Agreement. The TRIPS Agreement does not cover 
all aspects of intellectual property protection that may affect 
U.S. persons seeking to protect or enforce rights abroad. 
Moreover, the long transition periods in that Agreement may 
permit a country to continue to deny adequate and effective 
protection of intellectual property during that transition.'' 
Statement of Administrative Action at 362 contained in House 
Document 103-316 (1994). What is ``adequate and effective'' 
protection must necessarily be a flexible and evolving 
criterion, changing with new technological innovations in 
intellectual property-based products and services and with new 
opportunities to pirate them, as well as with evolving 
international norms. Since the adoption of the ``adequate and 
effective'' language in the CBERA and GSP program in 1983 and 
1984, there have been vast changes in technology, particularly, 
for example, the vast growth of digital technology and the 
Internet, which were virtually unknown at that time. Congress 
recognized that the TRIPS agreement, whose provisions were 
drafted essentially in 1990 (and with the technology in place 
at that time in mind), must be the floor of what constitutes 
adequate and effective protection, not the ceiling.
    The CBTPA amendments to the CBERA contain the ``consistent 
with or greater than'' TRIPS formulation which not only differs 
substantively from the Special 301 formulation, but might be 
read as inconsistent from it in that it could imply that merely 
complying with TRIPS obligations may be sufficient to secure or 
maintain the country's status as a beneficiary of the 
additional CBTPA benefits. To ensure clarity on this point, the 
language has been amended to conform to the preferable Special 
301 formulation.

ADEQUATE AND EFFECTIVE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS UNDER 
                                THE ATPA

                             (Section 3005)

Present law
    Under current law, Section 203(d)(9) of the Andean Trade 
Preferences Act (ATPA) (19 U.S.C. 3202), in determining whether 
a country should be named as an ATPA beneficiary country, or 
maintain its status as such, the country must meet both 
mandatory and discretionary criteria. Under these programs, one 
of the discretionary criteria is that the President take into 
account ``the extent to which such country provides under its 
laws adequate and effective means for foreign nationals to 
secure, exercise, and enforce exclusive rights in intellectual 
property, including patent, trademark and copyright rights.''
    Under current law, Section 204 of the Andean Trade 
Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA), the discretionary 
intellectual property criterion requires the President to take 
into account ``the extent to which the country provides 
protection of intellectual property rights consistent with or 
greater than the protection afforded under the Agreement on 
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights described 
in section 101(d)(15) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act 
(URAA).''
Explanation of provision
    This provision would conform this ATPA and ATPDEA 
discretionary criteria to that already pertaining to 
intellectual property in the Special 301 provisions of the 
Trade Act of 1974 which, in Section 182, provides that ``[A]a 
foreign country may be determined to deny adequate and 
effective protection of intellectual property rights, 
notwithstanding the fact that the foreign country may be in 
compliance with the specific obligation of the Agreement on 
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) 
referred to in section 101(d)(15) of the Uruguay Round 
Agreements Act.'' (Section 182(d)(4)). While the ATPA criterion 
in current law (passed in 1990) predates TRIPS, the ATPDEA 
amendments to the ATPA do add reference to TRIPS. However, that 
language--``consistent with or greater than'' TRIPS--would be 
amended to conform to the original formulation provided in 
Special 301.
Reason for change
    This amendment would conform both the ATPA and ATPDEA 
intellectual property criteria to the criteria already existing 
in Special 301. When Congress amended the Trade Act of 1974 to 
implement the WTO Agreement, it amended the Special 301 
provisions to ensure that the test for what was determined to 
be ``adequate and effective'' protection of intellectual 
property rights would not, as a bilateral matter, be 
necessarily satisfied merely by a country meeting its 
obligations under the TRIPS agreement in the WTO. In 
introducing this Section 301 amendment as a part of the Uruguay 
Round Agreements Act, the Administration highlighted the 
purpose of the change, that it ``clarifies that a country may 
be identified as a priority foreign country [under Special 301] 
even if it is in compliance with the TRIPs Agreement. The TRIPs 
Agreement does not cover all aspects of intellectual property 
protection that may affect U.S. persons seeking to protect or 
enforce rights abroad. Moreover, the long transition periods in 
that Agreement may permit a country to continue to deny 
adequate and effective protection of intellectual property 
during that transition.'' Statement of Administrative Action at 
362 contained in House Document 103-316 (1994). What is 
``adequate and effective'' protection must necessarily be a 
flexible and evolving criterion, changing with new 
technological innovations in intellectual property-based 
products and services and with new opportunities to pirate 
them, as well as with evolving international norms. Since the 
adoption of the ``adequate and effective'' language in the ATPA 
program in 1990, there have been vast changes in technology, 
particularly, for example, the vast growth of digital 
technology and the Internet, which were virtually unknown at 
that time. Congress recognized that the TRIPS agreement, whose 
provisions were drafted essentially in 1990 (and with the 
technology in place at that time in mind), must be the floor of 
what constitutes adequate and effective protection, not the 
ceiling.
    The ATPDEA amendments to the ATPA contain the ``consistent 
with or greater than'' TRIPS formulation which not only differs 
substantively from the Special 301 formulation, but might be 
read as inconsistent from it in that it could imply that merely 
complying with TRIPS obligations may be sufficient to secure or 
maintain the country's status as a beneficiary of the 
additional ATPDEA benefits. To ensure clarity on this point, 
the language has been amended to conform to the preferable 
Special 301 formulation.

                         III. VOTES OF COMMITTEE

    In compliance with section 133 of the Legislative 
Reorganization Act of 1946, the Committee states that the 
Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2003, as 
amended, was ordered favorably reported with a quorum present, 
by voice vote, on February 27, 2003.

                        IV. CONGRESSIONAL ACTION

    On June 18, 2002, Chairman Max Baucus requested public 
comment on a package of technical corrections, temporary duty 
suspensions or reductions and other miscellaneous trade 
proposals introduced during the 107th Congress and referred to 
the Committee on Finance. The legislation put forth by Chairman 
Grassley, as amended, includes many of these bills which, based 
upon the comments submitted to the Committee on Finance by the 
public, the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the 
United States Trade Representative and other agencies, the 
Committee has found to be non-controversial. The Miscellaneous 
Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2003, as amended, was 
ordered favorably reported by the Committee, with a quorum 
present, by voice vote, on February 27, 2003.

                           V. BUDGETARY IMPACT

    In compliance with sections 308 and 403 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, and paragraph 11(a) and (b) 
of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and section 
423 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-
4), the following letter has been received from the 
Congressional Budget Office on the budgetary and regulatory 
impact of the legislation: 




                VI. REGULATORY IMPACT AND OTHER MATTERS

    In compliance with paragraph 11(b) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee states that the 
legislation will not significantly regulate any individuals or 
businesses, will not impact on the personal privacy of 
individuals, and will result in no significant additional 
paperwork.

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

    In the opinion of the Committee, it is necessary, in order 
to expedite the business of the Senate, to dispense with the 
requirements of paragraph 12 of Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
of the Senate (relating to the showing of changes in existing 
law made by the bill as reported by the Committee).