PUBLIC LAW 106-476—NOV. 9, 2000 114 STAT. 2173 process by which materials are recovered from imported merchandise or from an article manufactured from imported merchandise. In determining the amount of duties to be refunded as drawback to a claimgint under this subsection, the value of recovered materials (including the value of any tax benefit or royalty payment) that accrues to the drawback claimant shall be deducted from the value of the imported merchandise that is destroyed, or from the value of the merchandise used, or designated as used, in the manufacture of the article.". (b) EFFECTIVE DATE. —The amendment made by this section 19 USC 1313 shall apply to drawback claims filed on or after the date of the note. enactment of this Act. SEC. 1463. PRESERVATION OF CERTAIN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. 31 USC 1113 Section 3003(a)(1) of the Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset Act of 1995 (31 U.S.C. 1113 note) does not apply to any report required to be submitted under any of the following provisions of law: (1) Section 163 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2213). (2) Section 181 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2241). SEC. 1464. IMPORTATION OF GUM ARABIC. (a) FINDINGS.— The Congress finds the following: (1) The Republic of the Sudan produces 60 percent of the world's supply of gum arable in raw form and has a virtual monopoly on the world's supply of the highest grade of gum arable. (2) The President imposed comprehensive sanctions against Sudan on November 3, 1997, under Executive Order No. 13067. (3) The Secretary of the Treasury, upon recommendation of the Secretary of State, has issued limited licenses each year since the imposition of sanctions against Sudan under Executive Order No. 13067 to permit United States gum arable processors to import gum arable in raw form from Sudan due to a lack of alternative sources in other countries. (4) The United States gum arable processing industry consists of three small companies whose existence is threatened by the comprehensive sanctions in effect against Sudan. (5) The United States gum arable processing industry is working with the United States Agency for International Development to develop alternative sources of gum arable in raw form in countries that are not subject to sanctions, but alternative sources of the highest grade of gum arable in raw form are not currently available. (b) LICENSE APPLICATIONS TO IMPORT GUM ARABIC FROM SUDAN. —Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce and the heads of other appropriate agencies— (1) shall consider promptly any license application by a United States gum arable processor to import gum arable in raw form from the Republic of the Sudan; and (2) in reviewing such license applications by United States gum arable processors, shall consider whether adequate commercial quantities of the highest grade of gum arable in raw form are available from countries not subject to United • States sanctions in order to allow such United States processors of gum arable to remain in business.