New Bill Aims To Reform Duty Suspensions Process

Law360, San Diego (June 10, 2011, 3:56 PM EDT) -- Sens. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill that is seeking to revamp the process in place for duty suspensions.

The legislation would let requests for duty suspensions be considered and vetted by the U.S. International Trade Commission instead of congressional offices, and the ITC would then send draft legislation that includes qualifying suspensions over to Congress.

Under S. 1162, known as the Removing Hurdles for American Manufacturers Act of 2011, the ITC would continue to employ the same criteria...
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