19 U.S. Code § 2153 - Public hearings

§ 2153.
Public hearings
(a) Opportunity for presentation of views

In connection with any proposed trade agreement under section 2133 of this title or section 3803 of this title, the President shall afford an opportunity for any interested person to present his views concerning any article on a list published under section 2151 of this title, any matter or article which should be so listed, any concession which should be sought by the United States, or any other matter relevant to such proposed trade agreement. For this purpose, the President shall designate an agency or an interagency committee which shall, after reasonable notice, hold public hearings and prescribe regulations governing the conduct of such hearings. When appropriate, such procedures shall apply to the development of trade policy and priorities.

(b) Summary of hearings

The organization holding such hearing shall furnish the President with a summary thereof.

Amendments

2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–210 substituted “section 3803 of this title,” for “section 2902 of this title,”.

1988—Pub. L. 100–418 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows:

“(a) In connection with any proposed trade agreement under section 2151 of this title, any article which should be so listed, any concession which should be sought by the United States, or any other matter relevant to such proposed trade agreement. For this purpose, the President shall designate an agency or an interagency committee which shall, after reasonable notice, hold public hearings and prescribe regulations governing the conduct of such hearings.part 1 of this subchapter orsection 2133 or 2134 of this title,

“(b) The organization holding such hearings shall furnish the President with a summary thereof.”

Delegation of Authority

For delegation of functions of President under div. B of Pub. L. 107–210, amending this section, see section 1 of Ex. Ord. No. 13277, Nov. 19, 2002, 67 F.R. 70305, set out as a note under section 3801 of this title.

 

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