Trade Act of 2002

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107TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
2ND SESSION


An Act
An act to extend the Andean Trade Preference Act, to grant additional trade benefits under that Act, and for other purposes.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.[edit]

This Act may be cited as the ``Trade Act of 2002´´.

SEC. 2. ORGANIZATION OF ACT INTO DIVISIONS; TABLE OF CONTENTS.[edit]

(a) DIVISIONS—
This Act is organized into 5 divisions as follows:
(1) DIVISION A— Trade Adjustment Assistance.
(2) DIVISION B— Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority.
(3) DIVISION C— Andean Trade Preference Act.
(4) DIVISION D— Extension of Certain Preferential Trade Treatment and Other Provisions.
(5) DIVISION E— Miscellaneous Provisions.
(b) TABLE OF CONTENTS—
The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Organization of Act into divisions; table of contents.
DIVISION A—TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE
Sec. 101. Short title.
TITLE I—TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Subtitle A—Trade Adjustment Assistance For Workers
Sec. 111. Reauthorization of trade adjustment assistance program.
Sec. 112. Filing of petitions and provision of rapid response assistance; expedited review of petitions by secretary of labor.
Sec. 113. Group eligibility requirements.
Sec. 114. Qualifying requirements for trade readjustment allowances.
Sec. 115. Waivers of training requirements.
Sec. 116. Amendments to limitations on trade readjustment allowances.
Sec. 117. Annual total amount of payments for training.
Sec. 118. Provision of employer-based training.
Sec. 119. Coordination with title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
Sec. 120. Expenditure period.
Sec. 121. Job search allowances.
Sec. 122. Relocation allowances.
Sec. 123. Repeal of NAFTA transitional adjustment assistance program.
Sec. 124. Demonstration project for alternative trade adjustment assistance for older workers.
Sec. 125. Declaration of policy; sense of Congress.
Subtitle B—Trade Adjustment Assistance For Firms
Sec. 131. Reauthorization of program.
Subtitle C—Trade Adjustment Assistance For Farmers
Sec. 141. Trade adjustment assistance for farmers.
Sec. 142. Conforming amendments.
Sec. 143. Study on TAA for fishermen.
Subtitle D—Effective Date
Sec. 151. Effective date.
TITLE II—CREDIT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS OF ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS
Sec. 201. Credit for health insurance costs of individuals receiving a trade readjustment allowance or a benefit from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Sec. 202. Advance payment of credit for health insurance costs of eligible individuals.
Sec. 203. Health insurance assistance for eligible individuals.
TITLE III—CUSTOMS REAUTHORIZATION
Sec. 301. Short title.
Subtitle A—United States Customs Service
Chapter 1—Drug Enforcement and Other Noncommercial and Commercial Operations
Sec. 311. Authorization of appropriations for noncommercial operations, commercial operations, and air and marine interdiction.
Sec. 312. Antiterrorist and illicit narcotics detection equipment for the United States-Mexico border, United States-Canada border, and Florida and the Gulf Coast seaports.
Sec. 313. Compliance with performance plan requirements.
Chapter 2—Child Cyber-smuggling Center of the Customs Service
Sec. 321. Authorization of appropriations for program to prevent child pornography/child sexual exploitation.
Chapter 3—Miscellaneous Provisions
Sec. 331. Additional Customs Service officers for United States-Canada Border.
Sec. 332. Study and report relating to personnel practices of the Customs Service.
Sec. 333. Study and report relating to accounting and auditing procedures of the Customs Service.
Sec. 334. Establishment and implementation of cost accounting system; reports.
Sec. 335. Study and report relating to timeliness of prospective rulings.
Sec. 336. Study and report relating to customs user fees.
Sec. 337. Fees for customs inspections at express courier facilities.
Sec. 338. National Customs Automation Program.
Sec. 339. Authorization of appropriations for customs staffing.
Chapter 4—Antiterrorism Provisions
Sec. 341. Immunity for United States officials that act in good faith.
Sec. 342. Emergency adjustments to offices, ports of entry, or staffing of the customs service.
Sec. 343. Mandatory advanced electronic information for cargo and other improved Customs reporting procedures.
Sec. 343A. Secure systems of transportation.
Sec. 344. Border search authority for certain contraband in outbound mail.
Sec. 345. Authorization of appropriations for reestablishment of customs operations in New York City.
Chapter 5—Textile Transshipment Provisions
Sec. 351. GAO audit of textile transshipment monitoring by Customs Service.
Sec. 352. Authorization of appropriations for textile transshipment enforcement operations.
Sec. 353. Implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
Subtitle B—Office of the United States Trade Representative
Sec. 361. Authorization of appropriations.
Subtitle C—United States International Trade Commission
Sec. 371. Authorization of appropriations.
Subtitle D—Other trade provisions
Sec. 381. Increase in aggregate value of articles exempt from duty acquired abroad by United States residents.
Sec. 382. Regulatory audit procedures.
Sec. 383. Payment of duties and fees.
DIVISION B—BIPARTISAN TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY
TITLE XXI—TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY
Sec. 2101. Short title and findings.
Sec. 2102. Trade negotiating objectives.
Sec. 2103. Trade agreements authority.
Sec. 2104. Consultations and assessment.
Sec. 2105. Implementation of trade agreements.
Sec. 2106. Treatment of certain trade agreements for which negotiations have already begun.
Sec. 2107. Congressional Oversight Group.
Sec. 2108. Additional implementation and enforcement requirements.
Sec. 2109. Committee staff.
Sec. 2110. Conforming amendments.
Sec. 2111. Report on impact of trade promotion authority.
Sec. 2112. Interests of small business.
Sec. 2113. Definitions.
DIVISION C—ANDEAN TRADE PREFERENCE ACT
TITLE XXXI—ANDEAN TRADE PREFERENCE
Sec. 3101. Short title.
Sec. 3102. Findings.
Sec. 3103. Articles eligible for preferential treatment.
Sec. 3104. Termination.
Sec. 3105. Report on Free Trade Agreement with Israel.
Sec. 3106. Modification of duty treatment for tuna.
Sec. 3107. Trade benefits under the caribbean basin economic recovery act.
Sec. 3108. Trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act.
DIVISION D—EXTENSION OF CERTAIN PREFERENTIAL TRADE TREATMENT
TITLE XLI—EXTENSION OF GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES
Sec. 4101. Extension of generalized system of preferences.
Sec. 4102. Amendments to generalized system of preferences.
DIVISION E—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
TITLE L—MISCELLANEOUS TRADE BENEFITS
Subtitle A—Wool Provisions
Sec. 5101. Wool provisions.
Sec. 5102. Duty suspension on wool.
Subtitle B—Other Provisions
Sec. 5201. Fund for WTO dispute settlements.
Sec. 5202. Certain steam or other vapor generating boilers used in nuclear facilities.
Sec. 5203. Sugar tariff-rate quota circumvention.

Approved August 6, 2002.

Legislative History[edit]

  • H.R. 3009, (S. 2485)
  • HOUSE REPORTS:
    • No. 107-290 (Comm. on Ways and Means)
    • No. 107-624 (Comm. of Conference)
  • SENATE REPORTS:
    • No. 107-126 (Comm. on Finance)
  • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 147 (2001):
    • Nov. 16, considered and passed House.
  • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 148 (2002):
    • May 1, 2, 6, 8-10, 13-17, 20-23, considered and passed Senate, amended.
    • June 26, House concurred in Senate amendement with an amendment pursuant to H. Res. 450.
    • July 26, House agreed to conference report.
    • Aug. 1, Senate agreed to conference report.
  • WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 38 (2002):
    • Aug. 6, Presidential remarks.