September Trade Legislation Tracker
September 24, 2013

TRADE LEGISLATION TRACKER

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

=====JULY 2013======

 

HOUSE BILLS

HR 2708
Sponsor: Camp (R-Mich.)
To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 7/17/2013

HR 2709
Sponsor: Camp (R-Mich.)
To extend the Generalized System of Preferences.
Introduced in House; 7/17/2013

HR 2791
Sponsor: Green, G. (D-Texas)
A bill to prohibit the export from the United States of certain electronic waste, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 7/23/2013

HR 2806
Residue Entries and Streamlining Trade Act
Sponsor: Marchant (R-Texas)
A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to provide that importation of certain containers containing de minimis residual matter shall be excepted from the Customs laws of the United States.
Introduced in House; 7/24/2013

HR 2872
Border Enforcement, Security, and Technology Act of 2013 or  BEST Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sanchez, Loretta (D-Calif.)
A bill to secure the borders of the United States, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 7/31/2013

SENATE BILLS

S 1331
Sponsor: Baucus, M. (D-Mont.)|
A bill to extend the Generalized System of Preferences, and for other purposes.
Introduced in Senate; 7/18/2013

S 1357
Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2013
Sponsor: Baucus, M. (D-Mont.)
A bill to extend the trade adjustment assistance program.
Introduced in Senate; 7/24/2013

S 1412
Textile Enforcement and Security Act of 2013
Sponsor: Hagan (D-N.C.)
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 Senate; 7/31/2013

 


=====AUGUST 2013======

 

HOUSE BILLS

HR 3004
Reducing Waste and Increasing Efficiency in Trade Act
Sponsor: Bera (D-Calif.)
A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to ensure that each federal agency participating in the International Trade Data System develops and maintains the necessary information technology infrastructure to support the operation of the system, and for other purposes.
Introduced in House; 8/2/2013

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