19 U.S. Code § 3705 - Reporting requirement

§ 3705.
Reporting requirement

The President shall submit to the Congress, not later than 1 year after May 18, 2000, and annually thereafter through 2008, a comprehensive report on the trade and investment policy of the United States for sub-Saharan Africa, and on the implementation of this chapter and the amendments made by this chapter.

(Pub. L. 106–200, title I, § 106, May 18, 2000, 114 Stat. 256.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this title”, meaning title I of Pub. L. 106–200, May 18, 2000, 114 Stat. 252, which enacted this chapter and sections 2466a and 2466b of this title and amended section 2463 of this title and sections 2193 and 2293 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse. For complete classification of title I to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 3701 of this title and Tables.

Delegation of Functions

Functions of President under this section delegated to United States Trade Representative by section 1(b) of Ex. Ord. No. 13346, July 8, 2004, 69 F.R. 41905, set out as a note under section 301 of Title 3, The President.

Reports on Implementation and Potential Trade Agreements

Pub. L. 114–27, title I, § 110, June 29, 2015, 129 Stat. 370, provided that:

“(a) Implementation Report.—
“(1)In general.—
Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act [June 29, 2015], and biennially thereafter, the President shall submit to Congress a report on the trade and investment relationship between the United States and sub-Saharan African countries and on the implementation of this title [see Short Title of 2015 Amendment note set out under section 3701 of this title] and the amendments made by this title.
“(2)Matters to be included.—The report required by paragraph (1) shall include the following:
“(A)
A description of the status of trade and investment between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa, including information on leading exports to the United States from sub-Saharan African countries.
“(B)
Any changes in eligibility of sub-Saharan African countries during the period covered by the report.
“(C)
A detailed analysis of whether each such beneficiary sub-Saharan African country is continuing to meet the eligibility requirements set forth in section 104 of the African Growth and Opportunity Act [19 U.S.C. 3703] and the eligibility criteria set forth in section 502 of the Trade Act of 1974 [19 U.S.C. 2462].
“(D)
A description of the status of regional integration efforts in sub-Saharan Africa.
“(E)
A summary of United States trade capacity building efforts.
“(F)
Any other initiatives related to enhancing the trade and investment relationship between the United States and sub-Saharan African countries.
“(b)Potential Trade Agreements Report.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 5 years thereafter, the United States Trade Representative shall submit to Congress a report that—
“(1)
identifies sub-Saharan African countries that have a expressed an interest in entering into a free trade agreement with the United States;
“(2)
evaluates the viability and progress of such sub-Saharan African countries and other sub-Saharan African countries toward entering into a free trade agreement with the United States; and
“(3)
describes a plan for negotiating and concluding such agreements, which includes the elements described in subparagraphs (A) through (E) of section 116(b)(2) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act [19 U.S.C. 3723(b)(2)].
“(c)Termination.—
The reporting requirements of this section shall cease to have any force or effect after September 30, 2025.”

[For definitions of “beneficiary sub-Saharan African country” and “sub-Saharan African country” as used in section 110 of Pub. L. 114–27, set out above, see section 112 of Pub. L. 114–27, set out as a note under section 3701 of this title.]

 

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