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To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova and to require reports on the compliance of the... Read More

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This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on Dec 14, 2012.

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November 13, 2012 - STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY The Administration strongly supports H.R. 6156, which would extend Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) treatment to the products of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Moldova. In order for American businesses, workers, farmers and ranchers to reap the same economic benefits in Russia's markets that other WTO members receive, the Congress must end the applicability of title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 to Russia and authorize the President to extend PNTR to Russia. H.R. 6156 is about providing opportunities for American businesses and workers and creating jobs here at home. The Administration seeks to promote the rule of law and respect for human rights around the world and intends to continue working with the Congress to support those seeking a free and democratic future for Russia. The Administration supports Moldova's ongoing reform efforts and its aspirations for further integration into European institutions.

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Russia is the world’s sixth largest economy with more than 140 million consumers, and is an important market for the U.S. soy industry as it imported more than $770 million in meat, poultry, egg and dairy products in 2011. The pork and poultry industries, which use soybean meal in animal feed, are poised to see great success in Russia as income levels rise and the demand for meat increases. If Congress fails to approve PNTR with Russia, U.S. farmers will not be able to take advantage of the benefits of those market-opening reforms, letting more than 150 other countries seize the benefits of Russia’s open market. Establishment of PNTR with Russia will not require the U.S. to provide any market access benefits, lower any U.S. tariffs, or make other changes to our trade laws. http://www.soygrowers.com/newsroom/releases/2012_releases/aa072712.htm

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Bill Summary

To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova and to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6155the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act H.R. 6157the Patient Centered Quality Care for Life Act