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G/C/W/508/Rev.2 Page 45

(g) Termination- Section 213A of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (19 U.S.C. 2703a) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

`(g) Termination- Except as provided in subsection (b)(1), the duty-free treatment provided under this section shall remain in effect until September 30, 2018.'.

(h) Conforming Amendments- Subsection (e)(1) of section 213A of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (19 U.S.C. 2703a(e)(1)) is amended by striking `the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection' each place it appears and inserting `U.S. Customs and Border Protection'.

SEC. 15403. LABOR OMBUDSMAN AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IMPROVEMENT AND COMPLIANCE NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION PROGRAM.

Section 213A of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (19 U.S.C. 2703a), as amended by section 15402 of this Act, is amended--

(1) in subsection (a)--

(A) by redesignating paragraph (5) as paragraph (8):

(B) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (4) as paragraphs (4) through (6), respectively;

(C) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new paragraphs:

`(2) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES- . The term `appropriate congressional committees' means the Committee on Finance of the Senate and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives.

`(3) CORE LABOR STANDARDS- The term `core labor standards' means--

`(A) freedom of association;

`(B) the effective recognition of the right to bargain collectively;

`(C) the elimination of all forms of compulsory or forced labor;

`(D) the effective abolition of child labor and a prohibition on the worst forms of child labor; and

`(E) the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.'; and

(D) by inserting after paragraph (6) (as redesignated) the following new paragraph:

`(7) TAICNAR PROGRAM- The term `TAICNAR Program' means the Technical Assistance Improvement and Compliance Needs Assessment and Remediation Program established pursuant to subsection (e).';

(2) by redesignating subsections (e), (f), and (g) as subsections (f), (g), and (h), respectively; and

(3) by inserting after subsection (d) the following new subsection:

`(e) Technical Assistance Improvement and Compliance Needs Assessment and Remediation Program-

`(1) CONTINUED ELIGIBILITY FOR PREFERENCES-

`(A) PRESIDENTIAL CERTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE BY HAITI WITH REQUIREMENTS- Upon the expiration of the 16-month period beginning on the date of the enactment of the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2008, Haiti shall continue to be eligible for the preferential treatment provided under subsection (b) only if the President determines and certifies to the Congress that--

`(i) Haiti has implemented the requirements set forth in paragraphs (2) and (3); and

`(ii) Haiti has agreed to require producers of articles for which duty-free treatment may be requested under subsection (b) to participate in the TAICNAR Program described in paragraph (3) and has developed a system to ensure participation in such program

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