H.R.6156 - Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
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.
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H.R.6156 Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012
November 17, 2012
I am writing as your constituent in the 8th Congressional district of Wisconsin. I strongly oppose H.R.6156 - Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012.
With Russia's recent accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Congress is obligated to repeal the "Jackson-Vanik Amendment," a 1974 era piece of legislation that sought to condition normal trade relations with the Soviet Union (which no longer exists) upon liberalization of emigration rules for Soviet Jews. WTO members are ...