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Legislation Introduced or Passed in the 115th U.S. Congress

From 12 through 23 February 2017, members of the U.S. Congress introduced and/or approved the following international trade-related bills that may have an impact on Hong Kong or mainland China.

Bill Number/
Sponsor
Date Introduced Description Action
H.R. 1020
Morgan
13/02/2017 To allow the manufacture, importation, distribution and sale of investigational drugs and devices intended for use by terminally ill patients who execute an informed consent document Referred to House Energy and Commerce Committee
H.R. 1048
King
14/02/2017 To direct the president to impose duties on merchandise from mainland China in an amount equivalent to the estimated annual loss of revenue to holders of U.S. intellectual property rights as a result of violations of such intellectual property rights in mainland China Referred to House Ways and Means Committee
H.R. 1057
Tiberi
14/02/2017 To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to ensure that merchandise arriving through the mail shall be subject to review by CBP and to require the provision of advance electronic information on shipments of mail to CBP Referred to House Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform committees
S. 372
Portman
14/02/2017 To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to ensure that merchandise arriving through the mail shall be subject to review by CBP and to require the provision of advance electronic information on shipments of mail to CBP Referred to Senate Finance Committee
S. 377
Menendez
14/02/2017 To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to clarify report dates, modify the criteria for determinations of whether countries are meeting the minimum standards for elimination of trafficking and highlight the importance of concrete actions by countries to eliminate trafficking Referred to Senate Foreign Relations Committee
H.R. 1137
Collins
16/02/2017 To amend the Arms Export Control Act to provide that certain firearms listed as curios or relics may be imported into the U.S. by a licenced importer without obtaining authorisation from the Department of State or the Department of Defense Referred to House Foreign Affairs and Ways and Means committees
H.R. 1172
Neal
16/02/2017 To require the president to disclose income, assets and liabilities associated with countries with which the U.S. is negotiating a trade or investment agreement, countries subject to presidential determinations in trade enforcement actions, and countries eligible for trade preference programmes Referred to House Ways and Means Committee
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