December Trade Legislation Tracker
December 16, 2013


The following is a compendium of notable trade-related legislation introduced by Members of Congress in the past month. Please see the Legislative Watch section of the newsletter for more in-depth highlights on specific pieces of legislation.

The text of these bills is made available by the Library of Congress.

113th Congress

=====OCTOBER 2013======


S 1633

Affordable Footwear Act of 2013

Sponsor: Cantwell (D-Wash.)

A bill to suspend temporarily the duty on certain footwear, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate; 10/31/2013


=====NOVEMBER 2013======



HR 3467

Reciprocal Market Access Act of 2013

Sponsor: Slaughter, L. (D-N.Y.)

A bill to enhance reciprocal market access for United States domestic producers in the negotiating process of bilateral, regional and multilateral trade agreements.

Introduced in House; 11/13/2013


HR 3488

Sponsor: Meehan (R-Pa.)

A bill to establish the conditions under which the secretary of Homeland Security may establish preclearance facilities, conduct preclearance operations and provide customs services outside the United States, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 11/14/2013


HR 3558

Textile Enforcement and Security Act of 2013

Sponsor: Graves, T. (R-Ga.)

A bill to provide the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of the Treasury with authority to more aggressively enforce customs and trade laws relating to textile and apparel articles, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House; 11/20/2013