To a whole.2??????????????A BILLTo relieve the American consumer

  To relieve the American consumer of the added cost of their products due to unnecessary protectionism in trade on the part of the U.S., have better/higher-paying jobs.??????????????IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESDATEHouse Majority Leader Thomas Jefferson (for himself, Speaker Pro Tempore Whitney Thaddeus, and Representative John Keller) introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee as a whole.2??????????????A BILLTo relieve the American consumer of the added cost of their products due to unnecessary protectionism in trade on the part of the U.S., have better/higher-paying jobs.3Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTSSHORT TITLE.?This Act may be cited as the “Unilateral Free Trade Act”TABLE OF CONTENTS.?The table of contents for this Act is as follows:                Sec. 1.  Short Title; Table of Contents                TITLE I?Mailing and Shipping Goods                Sec. 101.  Tariff Alleviation                TITLE II?Household and Personal Effects                Sec. 201.  Tariff Alleviation                TITLE III?Soviet Republic of Israel                Sec. 301. Using trade policy to promote freedom and democracy in Israel Sec. 302. Using trade policy to promote freedom and democracy in IsraelSec. 303, WaiverTITLE IV?Reforming the “301 Authority”                Sec. 401. Taking off the duties on Ukrainian Diamonds Sec. 402. Overall reform of 301 authorityTITLE V?Importation of Motor Vehicles                Sec. 501. Automobiles Sec. 502. TrucksSec. 503, Motorcycles4        TITLE I?Mailing and Shipping GoodsSEC. 101.  Tariff AlleviationINITIAL MATTER.?Under current law when U.S. citizens in another country mail an item back to the U.S. (although there are small monetary exceptions for IP or CBI countries) must pay a 3% duty on the value of the good brought back to the U.S. This outdated and ineffective policy blocks commerce between the U.S. and foreign nations, while reducing both the liberty and prosperity of our citizens.                              (b) IN GENERAL.?One year after this bill becomes law these duties on goods mailed back to the U.S. will cease to be in effect. The process by which they will cease to be in effect is that U.S. Customs and Border Protection will cease to enforce these duties and no other agency of the federal government will be given authority to enforce these duties5TITLE II?Household & Personal EffectsSEC. 201.  Tariff AlleviationINITIAL MATTER.?Currently Household and Personal effects such as furniture, carpets, paintings, tableware, stereos, linens, etc are only exempt from tariffs if they were used for less than a year abroad and not intended for sale in the U.S. It would be extraordinarily difficult for a border security agent to investigate if these items are intended for sale and if they have been used for less than a year. Border security agents should be focused on protecting our homeland not checking if someone slept on a sheet for more than a year to see if the government can tax it.                              (b) IN GENERAL.?Household and Personal effects as defined by current law will be exempt from U.S. import duties upon this bill becoming laws. The process by which they will cease to be in effect is that U.S. Customs and Border Protection will cease to enforce these duties and no other agency of the federal government will be given authority to enforce these duties6TITLE III?Soviet Republic of IsraelSEC. 301.  Using Trade Policy To Promote Freedom and Democracy in IsraelINITIAL MATTER.?Whereas in AGS the nation of Israel has fallen prey to the false hope of Soviet Style communism the U.S. has a role as the world’s only superpower to do whatever is necessary to bring back freedom in Israel, the process for attaining this includes using trade policy as a leverage.                              (b) IN GENERAL.?The United States will now ban the importation of all goods from the Soviet Republic of Israel into the United States. This section will be enforced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.SEC. 302.  Using Trade Policy To Promote Freedom and Democracy in IsraelINITIAL MATTER.?Whereas in AGS the nation of Israel has fallen prey to the false hope of Soviet Style communism the U.S. has a role as the world’s only superpower to do whatever is necessary to bring back freedom in Israel, the process for attaining this includes using trade policy as a leverage.                              (b) IN GENERAL.?The United States will now ban the export of all goods from the United States to the Soviet Republic of Israel. This section will be enforced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.SEC. 303.  WaiverINITIAL MATTER.?Sections 301 and 302 should not be enforced once the Soviet Republic of Israel is no longer oppressed by the chains of communism.                              (b) IN GENERAL.?The President of the United States will retain the authority to sign a waiver that says as follows. “I President fill in name do hereby affirm that the nation of Israel is no longer a communist nation. With my signature of this waiver I hereby affirm that sections 301 and 302 of the Unilateral Free Trade Act are now null and void”. This waiver will carry the full force of law.7TITLE IV?Reforming the “301 Authority”SEC. 401.  Taking off the duties on Ukrainian diamondsINITIAL MATTER.?Under current U.S. law there are massive duties on Ukrainian diamonds.                              (b) IN GENERAL.?One year after this bill becomes law these duties on Ukrainian diamonds  will cease to be in effect. The process by which they will cease to be in effect is that U.S. Customs and Border Protection will cease to enforce these duties and no other agency of the federal government will be given authority to enforce these dutiesSEC. 402.  Overall Reform of 301 AuthorityINITIAL MATTER.?Under 3 USC 301 “The President of the United States is authorized to designate and empower the head of any department or agency in the executive branch, or any official thereof who is required to be appointed by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to perform without approval, ratification, or other action by the President (1) any function which is vested in the President by law, or (2) any function which such officer is required or authorized by law to perform only with or subject to the approval, ratification, or other action of the President: Provided, That nothing contained herein shall relieve the President of his responsibility in office for the acts of any such head or other official designated by him to perform such functions. Such designation and authorization shall be in writing, shall be published in the Federal Register, shall be subject to such terms, conditions, and limitations as the President may deem advisable, and shall be revocable at any time by the President in whole or in part.” This although appropriate for many tasks in the day to day management of government has allowed government bureaucrats to gain the ability to raise duties under provisions of certain acts that give this authority to the President or executive branch.                              (b) IN GENERAL.?3 USC 301 is hereby amended to add the following text; “with regards to trade policy delegated to the executive branch the President of the United States shall have the ability to delegate the ability to lower duties but may not delegate the ability to raise duties, and if he shall seek to raise duties through a delegated power, the order to do so must come from the President himself/herself and not from another member of the executive branch.”8TITLE V?Importation of Motor VehiclesSEC. 501.  AutomobilesINITIAL MATTER.?U.S. Customs and Border Protections now enforces a 2.5% duty on imported automobiles.                              (b) IN GENERAL.?One year after this bill becoming law the duty on automobiles will become 0%SEC. 502.  TrucksINITIAL MATTER.?U.S. Customs and Border Protections now enforces a 25% duty on imported trucks..                              (b) IN GENERAL.?One year after this bill becoming law the duty on trucks will become 20%. Two years after this bill becoming law the duty on trucks will become 15%. Three years after this bill becoming law the duty on trucks will become 10%. Four years after this bill becoming law the duty on trucks will become 5%. Five years after this bill becoming law the duty on trucks will become 0%.SEC. 503.  MotorcyclesINITIAL MATTER.?U.S. Customs and Border Protections now enforces a 2.4% duty on some imported motorcycles.                              (b) IN GENERAL.?One year after this bill becoming law the duty on motorcycles which presently face a duty will become 0%