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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

93 STAT. 314

19 USC 1202.

13 USC 301 note.

PUBLIC LAW 96-39—JULY 26, 1979 balance of international trade for the United States reflecting (1) the aggregate value of all United States imports as reported in accordance with the first sentence of this subsection, and (2) the aggregate value of all United States exports. The values and balance of trade required to be reported by this subsection shall be released no later than 48 hours before the release of any other government statistics concerning values of United States imports or United States balance of trade, or statistics from which such values or balance may be derived. "(f) On or before January 1, 1981, and as often thereafter as may be necessary to reflect significant changes in rates, there shall be reported for each item of the Tariff Schedules of the United States Annotated, the ad valorem or ad valorem equivalent rate of duty which would have been required to be imposed on dutiable imports under that item, if the United States customs values of such imports were based on the United States port of entry value (as reported in accordance with the first sentence of subsection (e)) in order to collect the same amount of duties on imports under that item as are currently collected.". (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to reports made after December 31, 1979. SEC. 1109. REORGANIZING AND RESTRUCTURING OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE FUNCTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

19 USC 2111 note.

26 USC 3083. Department of International Trade and Investment. Establishment.

(a) IN GENERAL.—The President shall submit to the Congress, not later than July 10, 1979, a proposal to restructure the international trade functions of the Executive Branch of the United States Government. In developing his proposal, the President shall consider, among other possibilities, strengthening the coordination and functional responsibilities of the Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations to include, among other things, representation of the United States in all matters before the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the establishment of a board of trade with a coordinating mechanism in the Executive Office of the President, and the establishment of a Department of International Trade and Investment. The recommendations of the President, as embodied in such proposal, should include a monitoring and enforcement structure which would insure protection of United States rights under agreements negotiated pursuant to the Tokyo Round of the Multilateral Trade Negotiations and all other elements of multilateral and bilateral international trade agreements. The proposal should result in an upgrading of commercial programs and commercial attaches overseas to assure that United States trading partners are meeting their trade agreement obligations, particularly those entered into under such agreements, including the tendering procedures of the Agreement on Government Procurement. (b) CONGRESSIONAL ACTION.—In order to ensure that the 96th Congress takes final action on a comprehensive reorganization of trade functions as soon as possible, the appropriate committee of each House of the Congress shall give the proposal by the President immediate consideration and shall make its best efforts to take final committee action to reorganize and restructure the international trade functions of the United States Government by November 10, 1979. SEC. 1110. STUDY OF EXPORT TRADE POLICY.

Report to Congress. 19 USC 2111 note.

(a) REVIEW OF EXPORT PROMOTION AND DISINCENTIVES.—The President shall review all export promotion functions of the executive