24 Sept 2019
Legislation Introduced or Passed in the 116th U.S. Congress
From 16 through 22 September 2019, 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. 4392 Sherman||18/09/2019||To direct the president to withdraw the application of the duty-free treatment with respect to Burma under the Generalised System of Preferences programme||Referred to House Ways and Means Committee|
|S. 2519 Romney||19/09/2019||To protect the public health by prohibiting non-tobacco e-cigarette flavours and ensuring electronic nicotine delivery systems are tamper-proof||Referred to Senate Finance Committee|
|H.R. 4425 Suozzi||19/09/2019||To increase the taxes on certain tobacco products, to prohibit the flavouring of certain tobacco products||Referred to House Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means committees|
|H.R. 4448 Panetta||20/09/2019||To address loopholes in the Harmonised Tariff Schedule of the United States that allow companies to avoid the duty rate applicable to dehydrated garlic||Referred to House Ways and Means Committee|