H.R.5157 - Fostering Rights through Economic Engagement in Vietnam Act

To prohibit the designation of Vietnam under title V of the Trade Act of 1974. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To prohibit the designation of Vietnam under title V of the Trade Act of 1974. as introduced.
  • Short: Fostering Rights through Economic Engagement in Vietnam Act as introduced.
  • Short: FREE Vietnam Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Fostering Rights through Economic Engagement in Vietnam Act or FREE Vietnam Act - Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to add Vietnam to the list of countries ineligible for designation as a beneficiary developing country for purposes of duty-free treatment of its products under the generalized sys

Official Summary

Fostering Rights through Economic Engagement in Vietnam Act or FREE Vietnam Act - Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to add Vietnam to the list of countries ineligible for designation as a beneficiary developing country for purposes of duty-free treatment of its products under the generalized system of preferences unless the President certifies to Congress that Vietnam:
(1) is not on the special watch list of countries not in compliance with minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking;
(2) does not engage in pervasive violations of internationally-recognized human rights, including freedom of speech and freedom of religion; and
(3) otherwise meets the requirements of this Act. Authorizes the President to waive such requirements if it is in the U.S. national interest.

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