Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 2.djvu/228

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116 STAT. 1010 PUBLIC LAW 107-210—AUG. 6, 2002 (iv) upon complying with clauses (i), (ii), and (iii), notify the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate of those products identified under clause (i) for which the Trade Representative intends to seek tariff liberalization in the negotiations and the reasons for seeking such tariff liberalization. (B) If, after negotiations described in subparagraph (A) are commenced— (i) the United States Trade Representative identifies any additional agricultural product described in subparagraph (A)(i) for tariff reductions which were not the subject of a notification under subparagraph (A)(iv), or (ii) any additional agricultural product described in subparagraph (A)(i) is the subject of a request for tariff reductions by a party to the negotiations, the Trade Representative shall, as soon as practicable, notify the committees referred to in subparagraph (A)(iv) of those products and the reasons for seeking such tariff reductions. (3) NEGOTIATIONS REGARDING THE FISHING INDUSTRY.— Before initiating, or continuing, negotiations which directly relate to fish or shellfish trade with any country, the President shall consult with the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and shall keep the Committees apprised of negotiations on an ongoing and timely basis. (c) NEGOTIATIONS REGARDING TEXTILES.— Before initiating or continuing negotiations the subject matter of which is directly related to textiles and apparel products with any country, the President shall assess whether United States tariffs on textile and apparel products that were bound under the Uruguay Round Agreements are lower than the tariffs bound by that country and whether the negotiation provides an opportunity to address any such disparity. The President shall consult with the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate concerning the results of the assessment, whether it is appropriate for the United States to agree to further tariff reductions based on the conclusions reached in the assessment, and how all applicable negotiating objectives will be met. (d) CONSULTATION WITH CONGRESS BEFORE AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO.— (1) CONSULTATION.—Before entering into any trade agreement under section 2103(b), the President shall consult with— (A) the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate; (B) each other committee of the House and the Senate, and each joint committee of the Congress, which has jurisdiction over legislation involving subject matters which would be affected by the trade agreement; and (C) the Congressional Oversight Group convened under section 2107. (2) SCOPE.—The consultation described in paragraph (1) shall include consultation with respect to—