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

China. The Ending Normal Trade Relations with China Act (H.R. 4673, introduced July 17 by Rep. Banks, R-Ind.) would withdraw normal trade relations treatment from products of China, thus subjecting imports of such goods to higher tariff rates. It would also authorize the president to increase these tariffs even further.

The Closing Loopholes for the Overseas Use and Development of Artificial Intelligence Act (H.R. 4683, introduced July 17 by Reps Jackson, D-N.C., and Lawler, R-N.Y.) would prohibit support for the remote use or cloud use of integrated circuits listed under Export Control Classification Numbers 3A090 and 4A090 by entities located in China or Macau. Jackson explained that a Bureau of Industry and Security rule issued in 2022 halted exports of advanced chips used to build AI in China but that China “has been bypassing these controls by remotely accessing American technology online to continue developing their artificial intelligence tools and models.”

The Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain Security Act (S. 2454, introduced July 20 by Sen. Lankford, R-Okla.) would (1) authorize financing with allied governments to make strategic investments in pharmaceutical manufacturing capacity outside of China and (2) require the federal government to identify all completed pharmaceutical products and components imported from China in significant amounts and to develop a strategy to reduce that dependence and strengthen national security.

Taiwan. The Senate approved July 18 H.R. 4004, which provides congressional approval of the first agreement negotiated under the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade and requires congressional approval of any future trade agreements with Taiwan. The bill now heads to the White House for the president’s signature.

CTPAT. The Senate approved July 18 S. 794, which would create a pilot program allowing up to 20 non-asset-based third-party logistics providers to become certified in the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism.

Shipping. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee favorably reported July 18 H.R. 3395 (introduced May 17 by Rep. Auchincloss, D-Mass.), which would direct the Federal Maritime Commission to seek to enter into an agreement with a federally funded research and development center to evaluate foreign ownership of marine terminals at the 15 largest U.S. container ports.

IPR. H.R. 4692 (introduced July 17 by Rep. Slotkin, D-Mich.) would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the use of patents, trade secrets, or other intellectual property to inhibit competition.

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