H.R.2707 - Agricultural Trade Facilitation Act

To establish trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures to agricultural products to facilitate trade in agriculture, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To establish trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures to agricultural products to facilitate trade in agriculture, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Agricultural Trade Facilitation Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Agricultural Trade Facilitation Act - States that the overall trade negotiating objective of the United States with respect to the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures to agricultural products for trade agreements between the United States and foreign countries is to secure mo

Official Summary

Agricultural Trade Facilitation Act - States that the overall trade negotiating objective of the United States with respect to the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures to agricultural products for trade agreements between the United States and foreign countries is to secure more open and reciprocal market access by strengthening the rules governing such measures' application to agricultural products. States that the principal trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures to agricultural products are to:
(1) strengthen the requirement that the application of such measures is based on scientific evidence,
(2) encourage parties to an agreement to participate actively in the development of international standards relating to such measures' application,
(3) improve regulatory coherence and increase the use of systems-based approaches,
(4) require greater transparency in such measures' development and implementation,
(5) require parties to an agreement to carry out risk analysis in a timely manner consistent with international guidelines,
(6) improve rules governing the testing of imported products,
(7) promote harmonization of export certification requirements, and
(8) ensure that new sanitary and phytosanitary trade obligations are fully enforceable through an effective dispute settlement process. Makes this Act inapplicable to negotiations for:
(1) The United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement,
(2) The United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement,
(3) The United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement, and
(4) The Doha Development Round of the World Trade Organization.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.2707

  • Monsanto Company
  • American Farm Bureau Federation
  • American Feed Industry Association
  • American Meat Institute
  • American Pistachio Growers
  • American Sheep Industry Association
  • ...and 41 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.2707

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