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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.

GSP. H.R. 8906 (introduced Sept. 19 by Rep. Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.) would provide for retroactive application of the Generalized System of Preferences for the period after Dec. 31, 2020, and before Sept. 1, 2022. This bill would not reauthorize GSP but would allow for refunds of duties paid on GSP-eligible goods during the period indicated.

AD/CV Duties. S. 4934 (introduced Sept. 22 by Sen. Graham, R-S.C.) would prohibit the Department of Homeland Security or any other agency from requiring repayment, recoupment, or offset of certain antidumping duties and countervailing duties paid under section 754 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

Procurement. The Federal Contracting for Peace and Security Act (S. 4930, introduced Sept. 22 by Sen. Peters, D-Mich.) would prohibit federal procurement from companies operating in Russia.

IPR. S. 4918 (introduced Sept. 22 by Sen. Hassan, D-N.H.) would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the use of patents, trade secrets, or other intellectual property to inhibit competition.

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