U.S. House bill includes trade provisions and addresses trading relationship with China

H.R. 4521 includes provisions to address the United States-China trading relationship as well as other general trade measures

Addresses trading relationship with China

U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) on January 25, 2022, introduced H.R. 4521, the America COMPETES Act of 2022, that includes provisions to address the United States-China trading relationship as well as other general trade measures.

According to a Ways and Means release, the trade title—the American Worker and Trade Competitiveness Act—includes provisions that would:

  • Reauthorize and modernize Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs
  • Extend and reform the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) legislation
  • Strengthen U.S. international trade laws to prevent “unfairly traded goods” from exploiting the de minimis import threshold
  • Authorize the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to take strategic steps to improve supply chain resiliency
  • Strengthen U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws to protect U.S. workers and to address China’s anti-free market trade practices that distort the global market
  • Reaffirm the U.S. government’s commitment to the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to update its staffing model “to better respond to the challenges of the modern trading system”

Read a one-page description [PDF 143 KB] of the trade title

Read full text [PDF 6.1 MB] of H.R. 4521

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