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house Bill H.R. 3196

Reciprocity and Fairness in Foreign Investment Act

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      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Consumer Protection and Commerce
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedJuly 14th, 2009

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Reciprocity and Fairness in Foreign Investment Act

Official Title

To impose limitations on investment and certain operations by foreign entities in the United States.


Reciprocity and Fairness in Foreign Investment Act - Permits a foreign person owned, in whole or in part, or controlled by a foreign government to acquire ownership in either a business, or in real property in the United States, but only to the same extent as that foreign government allows U.S. persons to acquire ownership in comparable enterprises organized under the laws of that foreign country. Subjects investment and operation of critical infrastructure in the United States by such a foreign person to the same reciprocity requirements. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to issue implementing regulations. Establishes civil penalties for violations of this Act.

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