U.S. trade law provisions with respect to (1) U.S. trade agreements; (2) enforcement of antidumping provisions; (3) protection of intellectual property rights (Section 5171); (4) trade adjustment assistance; (5) changes in tariff schedules; (6) export promotion; (7) international debt; and (8) education and training programs to increase U.S. industrial competitiveness. Creates state and local clearinghouse coordinating body at Department of Commerce; changes National Bureau of Standards to National Institute of Standards and Technology; expands mission to include technology transfer activities (Manufacturing Technology Centers, Advanced Technology Program, State Technology Extension Services, and others).

  • P.L. 100-519, National Institute of Standards and Technology Authorization Act for FY 1989: Amends Stevenson-Wydler Act to establish Technology Administration in the Department of Commerce, headed by new Under Secretary for Technology; consolidated into Technology Administration are the Office of Technology Policy, Office of Commercial Affairs, NIST, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and National Technical Information Service.

  • P.L. 100-656, Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program Act of 1988: Amends Small Business Act to set forth specified small business eligibility requirements with respect to the Small Business Administration small business and capital ownership development program and the award of government procurement contracts under the small business set-aside program.

  • P.L. 100-676, Water Resources Development Act of 1988: Authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers laboratories and research centers to enter into CRADAs.

  • P.L. 101-510, Defense Authorization Act for FY 1991: Begins development and implementation of a National Defense Manufacturing Technology Plan; allows federal laboratories to enter into memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with intermediaries to facilitate cooperative work with small businesses; establishes model programs for national defense laboratories to demonstrate successful relationships between federal, state, or local governments and small businesses.

  • P.L. 101-189, National Competitiveness Technology Transfer Act of 1989: Extends technology transfer mission to DOE defense program laboratories; allows these facilities to enter into CRADAs.

  • P.L. 102-245, American Technology Preeminence Act of 1992: Amends Stevenson-Wydler Act to extend the Federal Laboratory Consortium mandate through 1996; allows sharing of intellectual property as a contribution to a cooperative R&D agreement; request DOC judgment on whether to allow federal contribution of funds to a cooperative R&D agreement; allows laboratory directors to make gifts of excess laboratory equipment to schools and nonprofit organizations.



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