The President shall seek in the renegotiations provided for in article XXIV(7) of the Agreement more open and equitable market access abroad, and the harmonization, reduction, or elimination of devices which distort trade or commerce related to Government procurement, with the overall goal of maximizing the economic benefit to the United States through maintaining and enlarging foreign markets for products of United States agriculture, industry, mining, and commerce, the development of fair and equitable market opportunities, and open and nondiscriminatory world trade. In carrying out the provisions of this subsection, the President shall consider the assessment made in the report required under section
2516(a) of this title.
(b) Sector negotiating objectives
The President shall seek, consistent with the overall objective set forth in subsection (a) of this section and to the maximum extent feasible, with respect to appropriate product sectors, competitive opportunities for the export of United States products to the developed countries of the world equivalent to the competitive opportunities afforded by the United States, taking into account all barriers to, and other distortions of, international trade affecting that sector.
(c) Independent verification objective
The President shall seek to establish in the renegotiation provided for in article XXIV(7) of the Agreement a system for independent verification of information provided by parties to the Agreement to the Committee on Government Procurement pursuant to article XIX(5) of the Agreement.
(d) Reports on negotiations
(1) Report in the event of inadequate progress
If, during the renegotiations of the Agreement, the President at any time determines that the renegotiations are not progressing satisfactorily and are not likely to result, within twelve months of the commencement thereof, in an expansion of the Agreement to cover purchases by the entities of the governments of developed countries which are the principal purchasers of goods and equipment in appropriate product sectors, he shall so report to the congressional committees referred to in section
2512(c)(1) of this title. Taking into account the objectives set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of this section and the factors required to be analyzed under section
2512(c) of this title, the President shall further report to such committees appropriate actions to seek reciprocity in such product sectors with such countries in the area of government procurement.
(2) Legislative recommendations
Taking into account the factors required to be analyzed under section
2512(c) of this title, the President may recommend to the Congress legislation (with respect to entities of the Government which are not covered by the Agreement) which may prohibit such entities from purchasing products of such countries.
(3) Annual reports
Each annual report of the President under section 163(a) of the Trade Act of 1974 [19 U.S.C. 2213(a)] made after July 26, 1979 shall report the actions, if any, the President deemed appropriate to establish reciprocity in appropriate product sectors with major industrial countries in the area of government procurement.
(e) Extension of nondiscrimination and national treatment
Before exercising the waiver authority in section
2511 of this title for procurement not covered by the Agreement on the date it enters into force with respect to the United States, the President shall follow the consultation provisions of section
135 [19 U.S.C. 2155] and chapter 6 of title I of the Trade Act of 1974 [19 U.S.C. 2211 et seq.] for private sector and congressional consultations.
The Trade Act of 1974, referred to in subsec. (e), is Pub. L. 93–618, Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 1978, as amended. Chapter 6 of title I of the Trade Act of 1974 is classified generally to part 6 of subchapter I (§ 2211 et seq.) of chapter
12 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see References in Text note set out under section
2101 of this title and Tables.
1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–295, § 20(c)(11)(A), struck out comma after “XXIV(7)”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–295, § 20(c)(11)(B), struck out comma after “XXIV(7)” and “XIX(5)”.
1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–465, § 342(b)(1), substituted “article XXIV(7)” for “part IX, paragraph 6”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103–465, § 342(b)(1), (2), substituted “article XXIV(7)” for “part IX, paragraph 6” and “article XIX(5)” for “part VI, paragraph 9”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 103–465, § 342(b)(3), substituted “the date it enters into force with respect to the United States” for “July 26, 1979”.
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 103–465effective on the date on which the Agreement on Government Procurement, referred to in section
3511(d)(17) of this title, enters into force with respect to the United States [Jan. 1, 1995], see section 344(a) ofPub. L. 103–465, set out as a note under section
2512 of this title.
Delegation of Functions
Functions of President under this section delegated to United States Trade Representative, see section 1–201 of Ex. Ord. No. 12260, Dec. 31, 1980, 46 F.R. 1653, set out as a note under section
2511 of this title.
Agreement on Government Procurement: Entry Into Force
The Agreement on Government Procurement, as referred to in section
3511(d)(17) of this title, entered into force with respect to the United States on Jan. 1, 1995. See note set out under section
3511 of this title.
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