Lawmakers strike deal on key trade legislation

December 9, 2015

House and Senate lawmakers on Wednesday announced a deal that would bolster U.S. customs enforcement, among the key trade items on President Obama’s legislative agenda. After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, top lawmakers said they had reconciled their differences on the measure that funds the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, streamlines rules to stop importers from skirting U.S. antidumping and countervailing duties, adds new protections for intellectual property and provides more tools to crack down on currency manipulation.

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Topics: CUSTOMS TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY (TPA)

Regions: UNITED STATES

Authors: THE HILL

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