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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

PUBLIC LAW 96-39—JULY 26, 1979 "(2) shall obtain advice from the appropriate private sector advisory representatives provided for under section 135; and "(3) may request the views of the International Trade Commission regarding the probable impact on the economy of the United States of the taking of action with respect to such product or service. If the Special Representative does not comply with paragraphs (1) and (2) because expeditious action is required, he shall, after making the recommendation concerned to the President, comply with such paragraphs. "SEC. 305. REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION. "(a) IN GENERAL.—Upon receipt of written request therefor from any person, the Special Representative shall make available to that person information (other than that to which confidentiality applies) concerning— "(1) the nature and extent of a specific trade policy or practice of a foreign government or instrumentality with respect to particular merchandise, to the extent that such information is available to the Special Representative or other Federal agencies; "(2) United States rights under any trade agreement and the remedies which may be available under that agreement and under the laws of the United States; and "(3) past and present domestic and international proceedings or actions with respect to the policy or practice concerned. "(b) IF INFORMATION NOT AVAILABLE.—If information that is requested by an interested party under subsection (a) is not available to the Special Representative or other Federal agencies, the Special Representative shall, within 30 days after receipt of the request— "(1) request the information from the foreign government; or "(2) decline to request the information and inform the person in writing of the reasons for the refusal. "SEC. 306. ADMINISTRATION. ' 'The Special Representative shall— "(1) issue regulations concerning the filing of petitions and the conduct of investigations and hearings under this chapter; "(2) keep the petitioner regularly informed of all determinations and developments regarding his case under this section, including the reasons for any undue delays; and "(3) submit a report to the House of Representatives and the Senate semiannually describing the petitions filed and the determinations made (and reasons therefor) under section 302, developments in and current status of each such proceeding, and the actions taken, or the reasons for no action, by the President under section 301.". SEC. 902. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

93 STAT. 299 19 USC 2155.

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(a) ELIMINATION OF CONGRESSIONAL PROCEDURES.—Chapter 5 of

title I of the Trade Act of 1974 is amended as follows: 19 USC 2191. (1) Section 152(a) is amended— 19 USC 2192. (A) by amending paragraph (1)(A) to read as follows: "(A) a concurrent resolution of the two Houses of the Congress, the matter after the resolving clause of which is as follows: 'That the Congress does not approve the action taken by, or the determination of, the President under section 203 of the Trade Act of 1974 transmitted to the 19 USC 2253.