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PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 107 STAT. 2149 TITLE V—NAITA TRANSITIONAL AD- JUSTMENT ASSISTANCE AND OTHER PROVISIONS Subtitle A—NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance Program NAFTA Worker Security Act. SEC. 501. SHORT TITLE. 19 USC 2101 This subtitle may be cited as the **NAFTA Worker Security Act". SEC. 502. ESTABLISHMENT OF NAFTA TRANSITIONAL ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. Chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new subchapter: Subchapter D—^NAFTA Transitional A4iustment Assistance Program 'SEC. 250. ESTABLISHMENT OF TRANSITIONAL PROGRAM. 19 USC 2331. " (a) GROUP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. — "(1) CRITERIA.— A group of workers (including workers in any agricultural fiim or subdivision of an agricultural firm) shall be certified as eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under this subchapter pursuant to a petition filed under subsection (b) if the Secretary determines mat a significant number or proportion of Uie workers in such workers' nrm or an appropriate subdivision of the firm have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated, and either— "(A) that— "(i) the sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely, "(ii) imports from Mexico or Canada of articles like or dircictly competitive with articles produced by such firm or subdivision have increased, and "(iii) the increase in imports under clause (ii) contributed importantly to such workers' separation or threat of separation and to the decline in the sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or "(B) that there has been a shift in production by such workers' firm or subdivision to Mexico or Canada of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by the firm or subdivision. "(2) DEFiNrnoN OF CONTRIBUTED IMPORTANTLY. —The term ' contributed importantly*, as used in paragraph (IXAXiii), means a cause which is important but not necess£urily more important Uian any other cause. "(3) REGULATIONS.— The Secretary shall issue regulations relating to the application of the criteria described in paragraph (1) in making preliminary findings under subsection (b) and determinations under subsection (c). "(b) PRELIMINARY FINDINGS AND BASIC ASSISTANCE. —