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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-573—OCT. 30, 1984

98 STAT. 2997

United States will oppose any efforts to limit its exports of corn gluten feed to the EC; it is the sense of Congress that— (A) the President should continue to firmly oppose the imposition of any restriction on European Community imports of nongrain feed ingredients, including corn gluten, and should support the current duty-free binding on such products; (B) the President should continue to rigorously oppose any European Community proposals which would violate the intent of the existing duty-free binding in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade on soybeans and soybean products and reaffirm the United States conviction that the imposition of a consumption tax on vegetable fats and oils by the European Community would represent a restraint of trade; and (C) if unilateral action is taken by the European Community to restrict or inhibit the importation of either nongrain feed ingredients, including corn gluten feed, or vegetable fats and oils, including soybean products, the United States should act immediately to restrict European Community imports of at least the aggregate value of the reduced and potentially reduced United States export products. SEC. 246. STUDY ON HONEY IMPORTS.

(a) The Senate finds that— (1) in 1976 the International Trade Commission found that honey imports threatened serious injury to the domestic honey industry and recommended action to control honey imports, (2) the domestic honey industry is essential for production of many agricultural crops, (3) a significant part of our total diet is dependent directly or indirectly on insect pollination, and (4) it is imperative that the domestic honey bee industry be maintained at a level sufficient to provide crop pollination. (b) It is the sense of the Senate that the Secretary of Agriculture should promptly request the President to call for an International Trade Commission investigation of honey imports, under section 22 of the Agriculture Adjustment Act. SEC. 247. COPPER IMPORTS.

(a) The Congress finds that— (1) the United States International Trade Commission unanimously found that the United States copper producing industry is being seriously injured by copper imports; (2) worldwide copper prices are at record low levels; (3) foreign copper producers have increased their copper production in spite of depressed world prices in an effort to meet their external debt obligations; (4) United States copper production has been reduced by over forty percent and over half of the work force has been laid off; (5) continuation of the current depressed world price for copper threatens severe economic distress for less developed countries which are dependent on copper exports as their major source of foreign exchange; (6) the competitivness of United States copper producers could be enhanced through the investment which could be generated if worldwide copper prices returned to more historically representative levels; and

7 USC 624.