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G/C/W/508/Rev.2 Page 34

ANNEX I.e

PUBLIC LAW 110-246

Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2008

(a) Subtitle D--Trade Provisions

PART I--EXTENSION OF CERTAIN TRADE BENEFITS

SEC. 15401. SHORT TITLE.

This part may be cited as the ‘Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2008’ or the ‘HOPE II Act’.

SEC. 15402. BENEFITS FOR APPAREL AND OTHER TEXTILE ARTICLES.

(a) Value-Added Rule- Section 213A(b) of the Carribean Basin Economic Recovery Act (19 U.S.C. 2703a(b)) is amended as follows:

(1) The subsection heading is amended to read as follows: `Apparel and Other Textile Articles'.

(2) Paragraph (1) is amended to read as follows:

`(1) VALUE-ADDED RULE FOR APPAREL ARTICLES-

`(A) IN GENERAL- Apparel articles described in subparagraph (B) of a producer or entity controlling production that are imported directly from Haiti or the Dominican Republic shall enter the United States free of duty during an applicable 1-year period, subject to the limitations set forth in subparagraphs (B) and (C), and subject to subparagraph (D).'.

(3) Paragraph (2) is amended--

(A) in subparagraph (A)--

(i) by moving such subparagraph 2 ems to the right;

(ii) in clause (i), by striking `subparagraph (C)' and inserting `clause (iii)';

(iii) in clause (ii), by striking `subparagraph (C)' and inserting `clause (iii)';

(iv) in the matter following clause (ii), by striking `subparagraph (E)(I)' and inserting `clause (v)(I)';

(v) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as subclauses (I) and (II), respectively; and

(vi) by redesignating subparagraph (A) as clause (i);

(B) in subparagraph (B)--

(i) by moving such subparagraph 2 ems to the right;

(ii) by striking `subparagraph (A)(i)' each place it appears and inserting `clause (i)(I)';

(iii) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as subclauses (I) and (II), respectively; and

(iv) by redesignating subparagraph (B) as clause (ii);

(C) in subparagraph (C)--

(i) by moving such subparagraph 2 ems to the right;

(ii) in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking `subparagraph (A)' and inserting `clause (i)';

(iii) in clause (ii), by striking `that enters into force' and all that follows through `et seq.)' and inserting `that enters into force thereafter';

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