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On Thursday, February 11th the Senate passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (H.R. 644) which passed the House on December 11, 2015. The President is expected to sign the bill into law very soon.
The legislation which was developed in this session and previous sessions of Congress includes provisions for trade facilitation and trade enforcement, import health and safety, import-related protection of intellectual property rights, evasion of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty orders (CVD), amendments to AD and CVD laws, the process for consideration of temporary duty suspensions and reductions, among others.
The provisions of significant importance and benefit to CompTIA members include:
CompTIA looks forward to working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Partner Government Agencies (PGA) as the implementation of the law progresses.
For more information contact Ken Montgomery, Vice President, International Trade Regulation & Compliance, CompTIA, firstname.lastname@example.org.