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Legislative Update: Tariff Offsets, CBP Staffing

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

For more information on pursuing trade policy interests through the legislative process, please contact trade consultant Nicole Bivens Collinson at (202) 730-4956.

Tariff Offsets. The Tariff Tax Credit Act (S. 2697, introduced Oct. 24 by Sen. Scott, R-Fla.) would establish a refundable tax credit to return revenue raised from Section 301 tariffs on imports from China to U.S. taxpayers. This credit could be claimed beginning April 15, 2020.

CBP Staffing. The Senate has approved the Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act (S. 2107), which would authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection to add 240 new agriculture specialists, 200 new agriculture technicians, and 20 new agriculture canine teams.

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