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19 U.S. Code § 3531 - Definitions

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For purposes of this part:
(1) Administering authority

The term “administering authority” has the meaning given that term in section 1677(1) of this title.

(2) Appellate Body

The term “Appellate Body” means the Appellate Body established under Article 17.1 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding.

(3) Appropriate congressional committees; congressional committees
(A) Appropriate congressional committees

The term “appropriate congressional committees” means the committees referred to in subparagraph (B) and any other committees of the Congress that have jurisdiction involving the matter with respect to which consultations are to be held.

(B) Congressional committees

The term “congressional committees” means the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate.

(4) Dispute settlement panel; panel

The terms “dispute settlement panel” and “panel” mean a panel established pursuant to Article 6 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding.

(5) Dispute Settlement Body

The term “Dispute Settlement Body” means the Dispute Settlement Body administering the rules and procedures set forth in the Dispute Settlement Understanding.

(6) Dispute Settlement Understanding

The term “Dispute Settlement Understanding” means the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes referred to in section 3511(d)(16) of this title.

(7) General Council

The term “General Council” means the General Council established under paragraph 2 of Article IV of the WTO Agreement.

(8) Ministerial Conference

The term “Ministerial Conference” means the Ministerial Conference established under paragraph 1 of Article IV of the WTO Agreement.

(9) Other terms

The terms “Antidumping Agreement”, “Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures”, and “Safeguards Agreement” mean the agreements referred to in section 3511(d)(7), (12), and (13) of this title, respectively.

Editorial Notes
References in Text

This part, referred to in text, was in the original “this subtitle”, meaning subtitle C (§§ 121 to 130) of title I of Pub. L. 103–465, which enacted this part, amended sections 1516a, 2155, and 2254 of this title, and enacted provisions set out below. For complete classification of subtitle C to the Code, see Tables.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Pub. L. 103–465, title I, § 130, Dec. 8, 1994, 108 Stat. 4839, provided that:

“This subtitle [subtitle C (§§ 121–130) of title I of Pub. L. 103–465, enacting this part and amending sections 1516a, 2155, and 2254 of this title] and the amendments made by this subtitle take effect on the date on which the WTO Agreement enters into force with respect to the United States (Jan. 1, 1995).”