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

Tariffs. The Raising Tariffs on Imports from China Act (S. 1537, introduced May 10 by Sen. Hawley, R-Mo.) would require the president to impose an additional 25 percent duty on all goods imported from China if the U.S. registers a trade deficit with that country during the preceding calendar year.

CBP. The Senate Homeland Security Committee has favorably reported (1) S. 243, which would allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection to repair ports of entry at which the Office of Field Operations conducts certain enforcement and facilitation activities without involving the General Services Administration unless the project is valued at more than $300,000, and (2) 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.

Foreign investment. The National Critical Capabilities Defense Act (H.R. 3136, introduced May 9 by Rep. DeLauro, D-Conn.) would require U.S. firms operating in critical industries (semiconductors, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, large-capacity batteries, critical minerals and materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and automobile manufacturing) to report outbound investments to certain foreign markets and non-market economies. A new interagency committee would be empowered to review such investments and recommend remedial action when needed to guard against supply chain outsourcing.

The Space Protection of American Command and Enterprise Act (S. 1483, introduced May 9 by Sen. Rubio, R-Fla.) would prohibit the purchase of certain telecommunications or aerospace goods or service from entities affiliated with China or Russia and require reporting relating to investment by foreign persons in the U.S. aerospace industry.

WTO. A resolution introduced May 9 by Sens. Thune, R-S.D., and King, I-Maine, calls on the World Trade Organization to reform its special and differential treatment rules so globally competitive countries, such as China, are not able to self-designate as developing countries to gain unfair trade advantages.

Tires. S. 1482 (introduced May 9 by Sen. Braun, R-Ind.) would provide for the reliquidation of certain entries of golf cart tires.

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