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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988

102 STAT. 1217

growing imbalance in competitive opportunities for trade in telecommunications; (5) unless this imbalance is corrected through the achievement of mutually advantageous market opportunities for trade in telecommunications products and services between the United States and foreign countries, the United States should avoid granting continued open access to the telecommunications roducts and services of such foreign countries in the United tates market; and (6) the unique business conditions in the worldwide market for telecommunications products and services caused by the combination of deregulation and divestiture in the United States, which represents a unilateral liberalization of United States trade with the rest of the world, and continuing government intervention in the domestic industries of many other countries create a need to make an exception in the case of telecommunications products and services that should not necessarily be a precedent for legislating specific sectoral priorities in combating the closed markets or unfair foreign trade practices of other countries. (b) PURPOSES.—The purposes of this part are— (1) to foster the economic and technological growth of, and employment in, the United States telecommunications industry; (2) to secure a high quality telecommunications network for the benefit of the people of the United States; (3) to develop an international consensus in favor of open trade and competition in telecommunications products and services; (4) to ensure that countries which have made commitments to open telecommunications trade fully abide by those commitments; and (5) to achieve a more open world trading system for telecommunications products and services through negotiation and provision of mutually advantageous market opportunities for United States telecommunications exporters and their subsidiaries in those markets in which barriers exist to free international trade.



19 USC 3102.

For purposes of this part— (1) The term "Trade Representative" means the United States i; Trade Representative. (2) The term "telecommunications product" means— (A) any paging devices provided for under item 685.65 of such Schedules, and (B) any article classified under any of the following item numbers of such Schedules: 684.57 684.58 684.59 684.65 684.66

684.67 684.80 685.16 685.24 685.25

685.28 685.30 685.31 685.33 685.34

685.39 685.48 688.17 688.41 707.90.


(a) IN GENERAL.—The Trade Representative shall conduct an investigation to identify priority foreign countries. Such investiga- Termination date.