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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.

Tariffs. The Freedom to Import Infant Formula Act (S. 4252, introduced May 19 by Sen. Paul, R-Ky.) would permanently remove tariffs on imports of infant formula and prohibit U.S. Customs and Border Protection from seizing or enforcing restrictions on the importation of formula from certain foreign countries.

The Baby Formula Emergency Act (H.R. 7822, introduced May 19 by Rep. Green, R-Tenn.) would allow (1) duty-free imports of infant formula, (2) the unrestricted production, manufacturing, distribution, and sale of any infant formula provided it either meets existing FDA nutrition guidelines or guidelines in its country of origin, and (3) the FDA to prevent such product from being sold if deemed unsafe.

Trade Council. S. 4243 (introduced May 19 by Sen. Portman, R-Ohio) would establish the Department of Homeland Security Trade and Economic Security Council and the position of assistant secretary for trade and economic security within DHS.

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