[USC02] 19 USC 3702: Statement of policy
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19 USC 3702: Statement of policy Text contains those laws in effect on May 24, 2019
From Title 19-CUSTOMS DUTIESCHAPTER 23-EXTENSION OF CERTAIN TRADE BENEFITS TO SUB-SAHARAN AFRICASUBCHAPTER I-TRADE POLICY FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

§3702. Statement of policy

Congress supports-

(1) encouraging increased trade and investment between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa;

(2) reducing tariff and nontariff barriers and other obstacles to sub-Saharan African and United States trade;

(3) expanding United States assistance to sub-Saharan Africa's regional integration efforts;

(4) negotiating reciprocal and mutually beneficial trade agreements, including the possibility of establishing free trade areas that serve the interests of both the United States and the countries of sub-Saharan Africa;

(5) focusing on countries committed to the rule of law, economic reform, and the eradication of poverty;

(6) strengthening and expanding the private sector in sub-Saharan Africa, especially enterprises owned by women and small businesses;

(7) facilitating the development of civil societies and political freedom in sub-Saharan Africa;

(8) establishing a United States-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum;

(9) the accession of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions; and

(10) promoting the role of women in social, political, and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.

( Pub. L. 106–200, title I, §103, May 18, 2000, 114 Stat. 253 ; Pub. L. 114–27, title I, §106(a), June 29, 2015, 129 Stat. 368 .)

Amendments

2015-Par. (10). Pub. L. 114–27 added par. (10).