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

CTPAT. The House Homeland Security Committee reported May 24 a bill (H.R. 6826) that would require a pilot program on the participation of third-party logistics providers in the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. The Senate approved May 26 a bill (S. 2322) that would create a pilot program allowing up to ten non-asset-based third-party logistics providers to become certified in CTPAT.

Tariffs. The Emergency Infant Formula Act (H.R. 7875, introduced May 24 by Reps. Sherman, D-Calif., and Bacon, R-Neb.) would provide for the expedited and duty-free importation of infant formula that may be lawfully marketed in the European Union, Canada, Japan, or the United Kingdom.

Trade Agreements. The Senate approved May 25 a resolution urging the president to work to conclude negotiations on comprehensive trade agreements with the European Union and the United Kingdom.

DHS. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs amended and reported May 25 a bill (S. 4243) that would establish the Department of Homeland Security Trade and Economic Security Council and the position of assistant secretary for trade and economic security within the DHS.

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