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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5586

    To authorize the negotiation of a Free Trade Agreement with the 
   Republic of Singapore, and to provide for expedited congressional 
                  consideration of such an agreement.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 27, 2000

 Mr. Knollenberg introduced the following bill; which was referred to 
 the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on 
 Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in 
   each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
                jurisdiction of the committee concerned

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
    To authorize the negotiation of a Free Trade Agreement with the 
   Republic of Singapore, and to provide for expedited congressional 
                  consideration of such an agreement.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``United States-Singapore Free Trade 
Agreement Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. NEGOTIATION OF A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH SINGAPORE.

    Subject to section 3, the President is authorized to enter into a 
trade agreement with Singapore to seek the elimination of tariff and 
nontariff barriers in order to achieve more open market access, on a 
reciprocal basis, to internationally traded goods and services. Such 
agreement should address the following:
            (1) National treatment and market access for agricultural 
        and industrial products.
            (2) Rules for determining which goods originate in the 
        territory of the United States and Singapore.
            (3) Customs procedures that facilitate trade and collection 
        of trade statistics, while ensuring the validity of claims for 
        preferential treatment.
            (4) Science-based, nondiscriminatory sanitary, 
        phytosanitary, and technical standards, including voluntary 
        standards.
            (5) Government procurement procedures.
            (6) National treatment and rights of establishment for 
        foreign direct investors.
            (7) National treatment and market access for traded 
        services, including consumption of services abroad, cross-
        border provision of services, rights of establishment of 
        commercial presence, and the movement of natural persons.
            (8) Protection of intellectual property.
            (9) Transparency of legal and regulatory regimes.
            (10) Measures to promote electronic commerce.

SEC. 3. INTRODUCTION AND FAST TRACK CONSIDERATION OF IMPLEMENTING BILL.

    (a) Permissible Content in Implementing Legislation.--A bill to 
implement a trade agreement described in section 2 shall contain 
provisions that are necessary to implement the trade agreement.
    (b) Applicability of Fast Track Procedures.--Section 151 of the 
Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2191) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)(1), by inserting ``section 2 of the 
        United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Act of 2000,'' 
        after ``the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988,''; 
        and
            (2) in subsection (c)(1), by striking ``or section 282 of 
        the Uruguay Round Agreements Act,'' and inserting ``, section 
        282 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, or section 2 of the 
        United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Act of 2000,''.
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