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P.M. BRIEFING : Poland, Hungary Concessions OKd

June 20, 1989|From Times wire services

WASHINGTON — The House Ways and Means Committee today approved trade concessions for Poland and Hungary, two Soviet Bloc nations that President Bush will visit next month.

With no debate or dissent, the committee agreed to a bill that makes exports from Poland eligible for duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences.

A second bill approved by voice vote would allow a five-year extension of most-favored-nation trade status to Hungary. That has the effect of suspending a law that bars trade concessions to certain communist nations until the United States is satisfied that they have liberalized emigration policies.

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