Lawmakers Seek Comments On Unusually Heated Tariff Bill

Law360, New York (May 25, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT) -- Two Congressional committees sought public comment Thursday on the 1,300 bills that have been proposed for inclusion in this year's Miscellaneous Tariff Bill to lift tariffs on specific products, a traditionally noncontroversial process that has stirred debate among Republicans this year.

Congress votes every few years on an MTB, which temporarily reduces or suspends import duties on products that are not made in the U.S. and are imported by American companies. Lawmakers submit bills proposing reduced duties for individual products, and those bills are bundled into...
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