Afghanistan : U.S. foreign assistance / Curt Tarnoff
- Tarnoff, Curt
- Additional Titles:
- U.S. foreign assistance
- [Washington, District of Columbia] : Congressional Research Service, 
[Getzville, New York] : William S. Hein & Co., 
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (iii, 20 pages).
- Additional Creators:
- Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
- The Afghanistan-Pakistan Security and Prosperity Enhancement Act (H.R. 1318) and the Afghanistan and Pakistan Reconstruction Opportunity Zones Act (S. 496) would establish a unilateral U.S. trade preference program for Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan. In an effort to promote economic development in both countries, the legislation would permit certain goods produced in designated geographic areas called Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs) to be imported into the United States duty-free. ROZs would be a specific type of export processing zone, and thus part of a world-wide network of free trade zones. Both Pakistan and Afghanistan are currently exporting certain goods to the United States duty free under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). The ROZ program would offer additional tariff benefits to Afghanistan and Pakistan. In turn, it would place additional requirements on both countries. The legislation appears to be of primarily political and symbolic importance for U.S. relationships with Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- "August 12, 2010."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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