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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1216

PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988

under process covered by unexpired valid United States patents, and for other purposes", approved July 2, 1940 (54 Stat. 724, 19 U.S.C. 1337a), is repealed. 19 USC 1337


Teiecommunications Trade Act 19 U ^ 3101 note. 19 USC 3101.


dXA) Subject to subparagraph (B), the amendments made by this section shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act. (B) The United States International Trade Commission is not required to apply the provision in section 337(e)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (as amended by subsection (a)(3) of this section) relating to the posting of bonds until the earlier of— (i) the 90th day after such date of enactment; or (ii) the day on which the Commission issues interim regulations setting forth the procedures relating to such posting. (2) Notwithstanding any provision of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the United States International Trade Commission may extend, by not more than 90 days, the period within which the Commission is required to make a determination in an investigation conducted under such section 337 if— (A) the Commission would, but for this paragraph, be required to make such determination before the 180th day after the date of enactment of this Act; and (B) the Commission finds that the investigation is complicated.

PART 4—TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRADE SEC. 1371. SHORT TITLE. This part may be cited as the "Telecommunications Trade Act of 1988". SEC.1372. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. (a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that— (1) rapid growth in the world market for telecommunications products and services is likely to continue for several decades; (2) the United States can improve prospects for— (A) the growth of— (i) United States exports of telecommunications products and services, and (ii) export-related employment and consumer services in the United States, and (B) the continuance of the technological leadership of the United States, by undertaking a program to achieve an open world market for trade in telecommunications products, services, and investment; (3) most foreign markets for telecommunications products, services, and investment are characterized by extensive government intervention (including restrictive import practices and discriminatory procurement practices) which adversely affect United States exports of telecommunications products and services and United States investment in telecommunications; (4) the open nature of the United States telecommunications market, accruing from the liberalization and restructuring of such market, has contributed, and will continue to contribute, to an increase in imports of telecommunications products and a