The Trade Agreements Act Of 1979

Title VIII: Treatment of Spirit Drinks – Distilled Spirits Tax Revision Act 1979 – Amends the Domestic Revenue Code 1954 to repeal: (1) the wine-gallon method used for determining excise duty on distilled spirit drinks; (2) rectification duties on such spirit drinks; and (3) professional taxes on judges. Revision of the method for determining the tax on distilled spirit drinks and the time of payment of that tax. Directs the President to verify foreign barriers to U.S. exports of alcoholic beverages and report the results to Congress. Authorizes the President to proclaim a lower tariff on a gallon proof basis if he obtains appropriate reciprocal trade concessions. {{cite web |url=https:/ |title=H.R. 4537 (96.) |accessdate=December 18, 2020 |author=96th Congress (1979) |date=June 19, 1979 |work=Legislation | |quote=Trade Agreements Act of 1979}Requests the President to submit to Congress rules and any amendments to existing statutes necessary for the implementation of such agreements. Requests the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations to keep Congress delegates for trade negotiations informed of any requirements, modifications or recommendations arising from such agreements. Authorizes the Special Representative and the Secretary concerned to provide grants, contracts or other assistance in support of relevant standards-related activities. Requests these officials to obtain technical and policy advice from the Trade Policy Advisory Committees.

Title VII: Certain Agricultural Measures – orders the President to limit the amount of quota cheese allowed to enter the United States. Requests the managing authority and the Minister of Agriculture to determine whether countries grant subsidies for quota cheese. Allows any person to file a complaint with the Minister alleging that a quota cheese below the U.S. domestic market price is being offered for sale; and (2) subsidized by a foreign government. Orders the Secretary to investigate such a complaint and to communicate the findings to the President. Requests the President: (1) to levy a tax on the imported item to ensure that the price is not lower than the U.S. price; or (2) prohibit or restrict the importation of such items. Provides that the countervailing duty provisions of Title I of this Act do not apply to quota cheeses from countries with which we have concluded cheese agreements. The Trade Agreements Act 1979 (TAA), Pub.L.

96-39, 93 Stat. 144, signed into law July 26, 1979, codified as 19 U.S.C Chap. 13 (19 U.S.C. ยงยง 2501-2581) is an act of Congress that regulates trade agreements negotiated between the United States and other countries under the Trade Act of 1974. It provided modalities for the implementation of the Tokyo Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Allows parties to the agreement and countries that extend similar rights and privileges to the United States to represent themselves before the Special Representative claiming that a standard activity is contrary to the United States. . . .

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