Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/570

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106 STAT. 1450 PUBLIC LAW 102-383—OCT. 5, 1992 own, including economic, trade, financial, monetary, aviation, shipping, communications, tourism, cultural, and sport areas. (5) The United States should recognize passports and travel documents issued after June 30, 1997, by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. (6) The resumption by the People's Republic of China of the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong after June 30, 1997, should not affect treatment of Hong Kong residents who apply for visas to visit or reside permanently in the United States, so long as such treatment is consistent with the Immigration and Nationality Act. 22 USC 5712. SEC. 102. PARTICIPATION IN MULTILATERAL ORGANIZATIONS, RIGHTS UNDER INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS, AND TRADE STATUS. It is the sense of the Congress that the following, which are based in part on the relevant provisions of the Joint Declaration, should be the policy of the United States with respect to Hong Kong after June 30, 1997: (1) The United States should support Hong Kong's participation in all appropriate multilateral conferences, agreements, and organizations in which Hong Kong is eligible to participate. (2) The United States should continue to fulfill its obligations to Hong Kong under international agreements, so long as Hong Kong reciprocates, regardless of whether the People's Republic of China is a party to the particular international agreement, unless and until such obligations are modified or terminated in accordance with law. (3) The United States should respect Hong Kong's status as a separate customs territory, and as a contracting party to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, whether or not the People's Republic of China participates in the latter organization. 22 USC 5713. SEC. 103. COMMERCE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND HONG KONG. It is the sense of the Congress that the following, which are based in part on the relevant provisions of the Joint Declaration, are and should continue after June 30, 1997, to be the policy of the United States with respect to commerce between the United States and Hong Kong: (1) The United States should seek to maintain and expand economic and trade relations with Hong Kong and should continue to treat Hong Kong as a separate territory in economic and trade matters, such as import quotas and certificates of origin. (2) The United States should continue to negotiate directly with Hong Kong to conclude bilateral economic agreements. (3) The United States should continue to treat Hong Kong as a territory which is fully autonomous from the United Kingdom and, after June 30, 1997, should treat Hon^ Kong as a territory which is fully autonomous from the People^s Republic of China with respect to economic and trade matters. (4) The United States should continue to grant the products of Hong Kong nondiscriminatory trade treatment (commonly referred to as "most-favored-nation status") by virtue of Hong Kong's membership in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.