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Reichert Announces Trade Subcommittee Hearing on “Effective Enforcement of U.S. Trade Laws”

September 20, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA) today announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled “Effective Enforcement of U.S. Trade Laws” on Tuesday, September 27, at 10:00 AM in room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building. The hearing will focus on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s enforcement of U.S. trade laws, facilitating and streamlining the flow of legitimate trade, and the implementation of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.

Upon announcing the hearing, Chairman Reichert said:

“Strong enforcement of our trade laws is a vital part of our pro-growth agenda. Through the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, Congress established new tools and strengthened processes in our arsenal against unfair trade practices. Enforcing obligations in U.S. trade agreements, U.S. intellectual property rights, and antidumping and countervailing duty laws while streamlining legitimate trade prevents our competitors from gaining an unfair advantage. Our new law requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection to modernize its systems, facilitate compliant trade, and intensify enforcement against cheaters to help American workers compete in the global marketplace. We will hold Customs accountable for this important work.”