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107 STAT. 2118 PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 19 USC 3401 note. 19 USC 2575. 19 USC 2575a. graph 3 of article 1603 of such Agreement. For purposes of this subsection, the term 'citizen of Mexico' means 'citizen' as defined in Annex 1608 of such Agreement.". SEC. 342. EFFECTIVE DATE. The provisions of this subtitle take effect on the date the Agreement enters into force with respect to the United States. Subtitle E—Standards PART 1—STANDARDS AND MEASURES SEC. 351. STANDARDS AND SANITARY AND PHYTOSANTTARY MEAS- URES. (a) IN GENERAL. — Title IV of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 U.S.C. 2531 et seq.) is amended by inserting at the end the following new subtitle: Subtitle E—Standards and Measures Under the North American Free Trade Agreement



  • T^othing in this chapter may be construed—

"(1) to prohibit a Federal agency or State agency from engaging in activity related to sanitary or phytosanitary measures to protect human, animal, or plant life or health; or "(2) to limit the authority of a Federal agency or State agency to determine the level of protection of human, animal, or plant life or health the agency considers appropriate. • «EC. 462. INQUIRY POINT. "The standards information center maintained under section 414 shall, in addition to the functions specified therein, make available to the public relevant documents, at such reasonable fees as the Secretary of Commerce may prescribe, and information regarding— (1) any sanitary or phytosanitary measure of general application, including any control or inspection procedure or approval procedure proposed, adopted, or maintained by a Federal or State agency;

    • (2) the proceaures of a Federal or State agency for risk

assessment, and factors the agency considers in conducting the assessment and in establishing the levels of protection that the agency considers appropriate; "(3) the membership and participation of the Federal Government and State governments in international and regional sanitary and phytossuiitary organizations and systems, and in bilateral and multilateral arrangements regarding sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and the provisions of those systems and arrangements; and