19 U.S. Code § 3105 - Actions to be taken if no agreement obtained
(a) In general
(1) If the President is unable, before the close of the negotiating period, to enter into an agreement under subtitle A with any priority foreign country identified under section 3103 of this title which achieves the general negotiating objectives described in section 3104 (b) of this title as defined by the specific objectives established by the President for that country, the President shall take whatever actions authorized under subsection (b) of this section that are appropriate and most likely to achieve such general negotiating objectives.
(2) In taking actions under paragraph (1), the President shall first take those actions which most directly affect trade in telecommunications products and services with the priority foreign country referred to in paragraph (1), unless the President determines that actions against other economic sectors would be more effective in achieving the general negotiating objectives referred to in paragraph (1).
(b) Actions authorized
(1) The President is authorized to take any of the following actions under subsection (a) of this section with respect to any priority foreign country:
(A) termination, withdrawal, or suspension of any portion of any trade agreement entered into with such country under—
(ii) section 1821 of this title, or
(iii) section 1351 of this title,
with respect to any duty or import restriction imposed by the United States on any telecommunications product;
(C) prohibition of purchases by the Federal Government of telecommunications products of such country;
(D) increases in domestic preferences under chapter 83 of title 41 for purchases by the Federal Government of telecommunications products of such country;
(E) suspension of any waiver of domestic preferences under chapter 83 of title 41 which may have been extended to such country pursuant to the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 with respect to telecommunications products or any other products;
(F) issuance of orders to appropriate officers and employees of the Federal Government to deny Federal funds or Federal credits for purchases of the telecommunications products of such country; and
(2) Notwithstanding section 125 of the Trade Act of 1974 [19 U.S.C. 2135] and any other provision of law, if any portion of a trade agreement described in paragraph (1)(A) is terminated, withdrawn, or suspended under paragraph (1) with respect to any duty imposed by the United States on the products of a foreign country, the rate of such duty that shall apply to such products entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, after the date on which such termination, withdrawal, or suspension takes effect shall be a rate determined by the President.
(c) Negotiating period
(1) For purposes of this section, the term “negotiating period” means—
(A) with respect to a priority foreign country identified in the investigation conducted under section 3103 (a) of this title, the 18-month period beginning on August 23, 1988, and
(A) The negotiating period with respect to a priority foreign country may be extended for not more than two 1-year periods.
(B) By no later than the date that is 15 days after the date on which the President extends the negotiating period with respect to any priority foreign country, the President shall submit to appropriate committees of the Congress a report on the status of negotiations with such country that includes—
(i) a finding by the President that substantial progress is being made in negotiations with such country, and
(d) Modification and termination authority
Source(Pub. L. 100–418, title I, § 1376,Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1220.)
References in Text
Subtitle A, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), is subtitle A (§§ 1101–1125) of title I of Pub. L. 100–418, Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1121. For complete classification of subtitle A to the Code, see Tables.
The Trade Act of 1974, referred to in subsec. (b)(1)(A)(i), (G), is Pub. L. 93–618, Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 1978, which is classified principally to chapter 12 (§ 2101 et seq.) of this title. Title V of the Trade Act of 1974 is classified generally to subchapter V (§ 2461 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.
The Trade Agreements Act of 1979, referred to in subsec. (b)(1)(E), is Pub. L. 96–39, July 26, 1979, 93 Stat. 144. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see References in Text note set out under section 2501 of this title and Tables.
In subsec. (b)(1)(D), (E), “chapter 83 of title 41” substituted for “title III of the Act of March 3, 1933 (41 U.S.C. 10a, et seq.)” on authority of Pub. L. 111–350, § 6(c),Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3854, which Act enacted Title 41, Public Contracts.
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