Bill Aims To Boost Customs' Duty Enforcement Power

Law360, New York (December 21, 2010, 6:55 PM EST) -- Three members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation intended to prevent foreign producers from sidestepping payment of anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

Reps. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., Walter Jones, R-N.C., and Mark Critz, D-Pa., introduced H.R. 6549, the Enforcing Orders and Reducing Customs Evasion Act, on the House floor on Monday.

The bipartisan measure mirrors similar legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate in August by Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine.

Both measures would allow domestic producers to petition U.S. Customs and Border...
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