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

Imports. The Mongolia Third Neighbor Trade Act (S. 3368, introduced Nov. 30 by Sens. Sullivan, R-Alaska, and Cardin, D-Md.; and H.R. 6539, introduced Nov. 30 by Reps. Buchanan, R-Fla., and Titus, D-Nev.) would authorize duty-free treatment for imports of cashmere products from Mongolia. Sullivan said this bill would allow Mongolia to benefit from the value-added processing of cashmere, which has historically been done in China.

S. 3371, introduced Nov. 30 by Sen. Schatz, D-Hawaii, and H.R. 6515, introduced Nov. 30 by Rep. Blumenauer, D-Ore. would prohibit the importation of products made wholly or in part of certain commodities produced on land undergoing illegal deforestation.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee reported Dec. 1 H.R. 1042, which would prohibit imports of un-irradiated low-enriched uranium produced in Russia.

GSP. The CNL Update Act (H.R. 6555, introduced Dec. 1 by Reps. Moore, R-Utah, and DelBene, D-Wash.) would increase the competitive need limitation under the Generalized System of Preferences from $210 million to $600 million and introduce a five percent annual growth provision.

Tariffs. S. 3376, introduced Nov. 30 by Sen. Brown, D-Ohio, and H.R. 6541, introduced Nov. 30 by Rep. Wenstrup, R-Ohio, would provide for the liquidation or reliquidation of certain entries of steel and aluminum products retroactively approved for exclusion from certain duties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Customs. The Combating Cross-border Financial Crime Act (S. 3384, introduced Nov. 30 by Sens. Whitehouse, D-R.I., Cassidy, R-La., and King, I-Maine) would, among other things, provide stable funding for the Department of Homeland Security’s Trade Transparency Unit, which prevents criminal actors from exploiting international trade and financial infrastructures by establishing agreements with partner nations to share import-export data.

The House Ways and Means Committee reported Dec. 1 H.R. 1568, which would require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to remove personally identifiable information from cargo manifests before public disclosure.

Cosmetics. The No PFAS in Cosmetics Act (H.R. 6519, introduced Nov. 30 by Reps. Dingell, D-Mich., and Fitzpatrick, R-Pa.) would require the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of intentionally-added perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances in cosmetics.

Exports. The Protect American Gun Exporters Act (H.R. 6504, introduced Nov. 29 by Rep. Green, R-Tenn.) would prohibit actions to carry out the Department of Commerce's pause in the issuance of new export licenses for guns and ammunition.

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