2:44 PM 25 Feb 1998
Elena -- here, is the missing Q&A that you wanted to see XVIII. APPLICABILITY TO NEW ENTRANTS IN TOBACCO INDUSTRY 1. Under the agreement, and the implementing legislation, what is the assurance that new entrants into the tobacco industry will comply with the statute and any related consent agreements not to challenge the legality of the agreement implementation legislation? The proposed settlement and legislation do not deal expressly with new entrants into the tobacco industry. It appears that new entrants would be treated similar to non-participating manufacturers under Title VI and thus would be subject to advertising and access restrictions, regulatory oversight, and the payment provisions, but would not receive the benefit of any limitations on liability. There are no provisions in the legislation that would prevent new entrants from challenging the constitutionality of the legislation. And here is our revised proposed international q&a (which reflects only previously stated positions) XIII. EXEMPTION OF EXPORTS 1. Does the Administration support this exemption? If so, why? If not, why not? The Administration strongly believes that comprehensive tobacco legislation should strengthen international efforts to control tobacco. The President indicated his support for this effort in his statement of September 17, 1997. This month the Administration also issued guidance to American posts abroad encouraging them to assist and promote tobacco-control efforts in host countries. Legislation that does not affirmatively address international concerns is not consistent with Administration policy. The Administration looKs forward to working with the Committee on this issue. 2. What ramifications does this provision have in the area of foreign relations? See response to XIII.1. above. 3. What changes in legislative language, if any, does the Administration recommend regarding this provision? ,Please provide specifics. See response to XIII.1. above. ". ." RECORD ,TYPE: PRESIDENTIAL (NOTES MAIL) CREATOR: Ronald E. Jones ( CN=Ronald E. Jones/OU=OMB/O=EOP [ OMB 1 CREATION DATE/TIME:25-FEB-1998 11:26:28.00 SUBJECT: Treasury (Larry Summers) testimony for today TO: Lisa M. Kountoupes ( CN=Lisa M. Kountoupes/OU=OMB/O=EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ:UNKNOWN TO: Mary C. Barth ( CN=Mary C. Barth/OU=OMB/O=EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ:UNKNOWN TO: Randolph M. Lyon ( CN=Randolph M. Lyon/OU=OMB/O=EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Philip R. Dame ( CN=Philip R. Dame/OU=OMB/O=EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Richard P. Emery Jr. ( CN=Richard P. Emery Jr./OU=OMB/O=EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ:UNKNOWN TO: Ronald M. Cogswell ( CN=Ronald M. Cogswell/OU=OMB/O=EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Barry White ( CN=Barry White/OU=OMB/O=EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Peter G. Jacoby ( CN=Peter G. Jacoby/OU=WHO/O=EOP@EOP [ WHO 1 ) READ:UNKNOWN TO: Donald H. Gips ( CN=Donald H. Gips/O=OVP@OVP [ UNKNOWN 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Jerold R. Mande ( CN=Jerold R. Mande/OU=OSTP/O=EOP@EOP [ OSTP 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Christopher C. Jennings ( CN=Christopher C. Jennings/OU=OPD/O=EOP@EOP [ OPD 1 ) READ:UNKNOWN TO: Cynthia A. Rice ( CN=Cynthia A. Rice/OU=OPD/O=EOP@EOP [ OPD 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Charles Konigsberg ( CN=Charles Konigsberg/OU=OMB/O=EOP@EOP OMB 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Joshua Gotbaum ( CN=Joshua Gotbaum/OU=OMB/O=EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ:UNKNOWN TO: Joseph J. Minarik ( CN=Joseph J. Minarik/OU=OMB/O=EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Edward M. Rea (CN=Edward M. Rea/OU=OMB/O=EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ:UNKNOWN TO: Kathleen Peroff ( CN=Kathleen Peroff/OU=OMB/O=EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Alan B. Rhinesmith ( CN=Alan B. Rhinesmith/OU=OMB/O=EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) " READ: UNKNOWN TO: Rosalyn J. Rettman ( CN;Rosalyn J. Rettman/OU;OMB/O;EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Toby Donenfeld ( CN;Toby Donenfeld/O;OVP@OVP [ UNKNOWN 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Sherman G. Boone ( CN;Sherman G. Boone/OU;OPD/O;EOP@EOP [ OPD 1 ) READ:UNKNOWN TO: Sarah A. Bianchi ( CN;Sarah A. Bianchi/OU;OPD/O;EOP@EOP [ OPD 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Thomas L. Freedman ( CN;Thomas L. Freedman/OU;OPD/O;EOP@EOP [ OPD 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN TO: Elena Kagan ( CN;Elena Kagan/OU;OPD/O;EOP@EOP [ OPD 1 ) READ:UNKNOWN cc: Jill M. Blickstein CN;Jill M. Blickstein/OU;OMB/O;EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN cc: James J. Jukes ( CN;James J. Jukes/OU~OMB/O;EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 READ: UNKNOWN CC: Alice E. Shuffield ( CN;Alice E. Shuffield/OU;OMB/O;EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ : UNKNOWN CC: James c. Murr ( CN;James C. Murr/OU;OMB/O;EOP@EOP [ OMB 1 ) READ: UNKNOWN We are advised that Summers' testimony has already been sent to the Hill. We would nevertheless appreciate hearing from you ASAP if. you see any major inconsistencies between the testimony and the President's Budget. We will bring any major inconsistencies to the Director's attention as soon as possible.