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house Bill H.R. 1682

Fostering Rights through Economic Engagement in Vietnam Act

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      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedApril 23rd, 2013

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Fostering Rights through Economic Engagement in Vietnam Act

Official Title

To prohibit the designation of Vietnam under title V of the Trade Act of 1974.


Fostering Rights through Economic Engagement in Vietnam Act or FREE Vietnam Act - Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to add Vietnam to the list of countries ineligible for designation as a beneficiary developing country for purposes of duty-free treatment of its products under the generalized system of preferences unless the President certifies to Congress that Vietnam: (1) is not on the special watch list of countries not in compliance with minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking; (2) does not engage in pervasive violations of internationally-recognized human rights, including freedom of speech and freedom of religion; and (3) otherwise meets the requirements of this Act. Authorizes the President to waive such requirements if it is in the U.S. national interest.

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