Effective Date: January 18, 2001
|Responsible Office: Office of the Administrator|
|Subject: Federal Leadership on Global Tobacco Control and Prevention|
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. It shall be the policy of the executive branch to take strong action to address the potential global epidemic of diseases caused by tobacco use. The executive branch shall undertake activities to increase its capacity to address global tobacco prevention and control issues through coordinated domestic action, limited bilateral assistance to individual nations, and support to multilateral organizations. International activities shall be directed towards deterring children from tobacco use, protecting non-smokers, and providing information about the adverse health effects of tobacco use and the health benefits of cessation.
Sec. 2. Responsibilities of Federal Departments and Agencies.
(a) Tobacco Trade Policy. In the implementation of international trade
policy, executive departments and agencies shall not promote the sale
or export of tobacco or tobacco products, or seek the reduction or removal
of foreign government restrictions on the marketing and advertising
of such products, provided that such restrictions are applied equally
to all tobacco or tobacco products of the same type. Departments and
agencies are not precluded from taking necessary actions in accordance
with the requirements and remedies available under applicable United
States trade laws and international agreements to ensure nondiscriminatory
treatment of United States products. Nothing in this Executive Order
shall be construed (1) to modify-the annual executive branch guidance
to United States diplomatic posts on health, trade, and commercial aspects
of tobacco, or (2) to affect any negotiating position of the United
States on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Sec. 3. General. (a) Executive departments and agencies
shall carry out the provisions of this order to the extent permitted
by law and consistent with their statutory and regulatory authorities
and their enforcement mechanisms.
/s/William J. Clinton
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