Standards Code of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Commerce of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session ... June 28, 1979


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Página 38 - US member of non-treaty international standards organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
Página 5 - Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Members of the subcommittee, I thank you for this opportunity to testify on this bill.
Página 26 - For this purpose, technical regulations shall not be more trade-restrictive than necessary to fulfil a legitimate objective, taking account of the risks non-fulfilment would create. Such legitimate objectives are, inter alia: national security requirements; the prevention of deceptive practices; protection of human health or safety, animal or plant life or health, or the environment.
Página 24 - unnecessary obstacle to international trade" is nowhere defined in the Code. Only the preamble contains a general admonition that the Code is not intended to prevent the signatories from "taking measures necessary for the protection of human, animal or plant life, of the environment, or for the prevention of deceptive practices.
Página 6 - Building codes typically include, usually by reference, approximately 300 nationally recognized standards produced by such organizations as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) , the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) , and similar organizations.
Página 33 - ... 94-469). Other statutes such as the Clean Air Act, the Federal Water Pollution Act, and other statutes controlled hazardous chemicals only when they entered the environment as wastes. In addition, there was no control over the testing and surveillance of new chemicals entering the marketplace. Although the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Consumer Product Safety Act deal with various phases of chemical production and consumer-usage safety, these statutes do not contain authority to...
Página 24 - Parties shall ensure that technical regulations and standards are not prepared, adopted or applied with a view to creating obstacles to international trade.
Página 53 - ... proposed would total about $800,000 annually.. While this is not a large amount compared to other budget items, it is additional spending. If larger budget deficits are to be avoided now and in the future, every agency, including the Department of Agriculture, must exercise the necessary fiscal restraint. Mr. Chairman, this concludes our statement. We will be happy to answer any questions the Committee may have. . Mr. POAGE. Thank you very much, Mr. Damgard. We have a very short list of witnesses,...
Página 44 - I am Bernard H. Falk, President of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA...
Página 44 - Without objection, the entire statement will be made a part of the record. You may proceed as you see fit. Mr. HATHAWAY. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to express my views on the draft Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970. The effectiveness of a political institution turns in part on the respect in which it is held. Of course, no human institution is above criticism or beyond reform, but it seems that Congress, more than any...

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