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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-449—SEPT. 28, 1988

102 STAT. 1873

shall submit the findings of such investigation to the President by no later than the date that is 30 days after the date on which such request is received by the Commission. (C) For purposes of this paragraph, the term "surge" means a significant increcise in imports over the trend for a reasonable, recent base period for which data are available, (c) Any entity that is representative of an industry may submit a petition for relief under subsection (a), under chapter 1 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, or under both subsection (a) and such chapter at the same time. If petitions are submitted by such an entity under subsection (a) and such chapter at the same time, the Commission shall consider such petitions jointly. SEC. 303. ACTS IDENTIFIED IN NATIONAL TRADE ESTIMATES.

With respect to any act, policy, or practice of Canada that is identified in the annual report submitted under section 181 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2241), the United States Trade Representative shall include— (1) information with respect to the action taken regarding such act, policy, or practice, including but not limited to— (A) any action under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (including resolution through appropriate dispute settlement procedures), (B) any action under section 307 of the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984, and (C) negotiations or consultations, whether on a bilatered or multilateral basis; or (2) the reasons that no action was taken regarding such act, policy, or practice. SEC. 304. NEGOTIATIONS REGARDING CERTAIN SECTORS; BIENNIAL REPORTS. (a) IN GENERAL.—

(1) The President is authorized to enter into negotiations with the Government of Canada for the purpose of concluding an agreement (including an agreement amending the Agreement) or agreements to— (A) liberalize trade in services in accordance with article 1405 of the Agreement; (B) liberalize investment rules; (C) improve the protection of intellectual property rights; (D) incroase the value requirement applied for purposes of determining whether an automotive product is treated as originating in Canada or the United States; and (E) liberalize government procurement practices, particularly with regard to telecommunications. (2) As an exercise of the foreign relations powers of the President under the Constitution, the President will enter into immediate consultations with the Government of Canada to obtain the exclusion from the transport rates established under Canada's Western Grain Transportation Act of agricultural goods that originate in Canada and are shipped via east coast ports for consumption in the United States. O» NEGOTIATING OBJECTIVES REGARDING SERVICES, INVESTMENT, t) AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.—

President of U.S.

Securities. Patents and trademarks. Motor vehicles. Contracts. Communications and telecommunications. Transportation. Agriculture and agricultural commodities.