The Congress notes that section 902(c) of the Food Security Act of 1985 (Public Law 99–198) requires the President not to allocate any of the sugar import quota to a country that is a net importer of sugar unless appropriate officials of that country verify to the President that the country does not import for reexport to the United States any sugar produced in Cuba.
U.S. Code § 6040. Importation safeguard against certain Cuban products
(a) Prohibition on import of and dealings in Cuban productsThe Congress notes that section 515.204 of title 31, Code of Federal Regulations, prohibits the entry of, and dealings outside the United States in, merchandise that—
is or has been located in or transported from or through Cuba; or
is made or derived in whole or in part of any article which is the growth, produce, or manufacture of Cuba.
(b) Effect of NAFTAThe Congress notes that United States accession to the North American Free Trade Agreement does not modify or alter the United States sanctions against Cuba. The statement of administrative action accompanying that trade agreement specifically states the following:
“The NAFTA rules of origin will not in any way diminish the Cuban sanctions program. … Nothing in the NAFTA would operate to override this prohibition.”.
(c) Restriction of sugar imports
(d) Assurances regarding sugar products