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HR 2621 - Reciprocal Trade Agreement Bill - National Key Vote

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Title: Reciprocal Trade Agreement Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would allow the President to negotiate trade agreements with trade objectives set by Congress.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes the President to enter into trade agreements with foreign countries when existing duties or import restrictions are impeding the foreign trade of the United States.
  • Gives the President fast track authority on certain trade legislation.
  • Gives the President this authority until October 1, 2001 or September 30, 2005, if Congress extends the authority.
  • Requires the President to submit details of trade agreements to Congress and the International Trade Commission.
  • States that United States trade negotiations should agree with the priorities of the United States, including environmental preservation, rights of workers and children, and protection of intellectual property.
  • Requires the United States Trade Representative to consult with congressional advisers on trade policy and negotiations.

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