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G/C/W/508/Rev.2 Page 26

ANNEX I.d

Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2006

SEC. 5001. SHORT TITLE.

This title may be cited as the `Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2006'.

SEC. 5002. TRADE BENEFITS FOR HAITI.

(a)

In General- The Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (19 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 213 the following new section:

`SEC. 213A. SPECIAL RULES FOR HAITI.

`(a) DEFINITIONS- In this section:

`(1) APPLICABLE 1-YEAR PERIOD-

`(A) IN GENERAL- The term `applicable 1-year period' means each of the 1-year periods described in subparagraphs (B) through (F).

`(B) INITIAL APPLICABLE 1-YEAR PERIOD- The term `initial applicable 1-year period' means the 1-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2006.

`(C) SECOND APPLICABLE 1-YEAR PERIOD- The term `second applicable 1-year period' means the 1-year period beginning on the day after the last day of the initial applicable 1-year period.

`(D) THIRD APPLICABLE 1-YEAR PERIOD- The term `third applicable 1-year period' means the 1-year period beginning on the day after the last day of the second applicable 1-year period.

`(E) FOURTH APPLICABLE 1-YEAR PERIOD- The term `fourth applicable 1-year period' means the 1-year period beginning on the day after the last day of the third applicable 1-year period.

`(F) FIFTH APPLICABLE 1-YEAR PERIOD- The term `fifth applicable 1-year period' means the 1-year period beginning on the day after the last day of the fourth applicable 1-year period.

`(2) ENTER; ENTRY- The terms `enter' and `entry' refer to the entry, or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption, in the customs territory of the United States.

`(b) Apparel Articles-

`(1) IN GENERAL- In addition to any other preferential treatment under this title, apparel articles described in paragraph (2) of a producer or entity controlling production that are imported directly from Haiti shall enter the United States free of duty during an applicable 1-year period, subject to the limitations set forth in paragraphs (2) and (3), if Haiti has met the requirements of subsections (d) and (e).

`(2) Apparel articles described-

`(A) IN GENERAL- In any applicable 1-year period, apparel articles described in this paragraph are apparel articles that are wholly assembled, or are knit-to-shape, in Haiti from any combination of fabrics, fabric components, components knit-to-shape, and yarns, only if, for each entry in the applicable 1-year period, the sum of--

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