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Introduced in Senate (06/25/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1702


To require the administering authority to determine an individual countervailable subsidy rate upon request if four or fewer exporters and producers are involved in the investigation or review, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 25, 2015

Mr. King (for himself, Ms. Collins, Mr. Leahy, and Mr. Manchin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To require the administering authority to determine an individual countervailable subsidy rate upon request if four or fewer exporters and producers are involved in the investigation or review, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Fairness in Respondent Selection Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Requirement to determine individual countervailable subsidy rate if four or fewer exporters and producers are involved in the investigation or review.

(a) In general.—Section 777A(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1677f–1(e)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(3) INDIVIDUAL SUBSIDY RATE UPON REQUEST.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—If the administering authority determines under paragraph (2) that it is not practicable to determine an individual countervailable subsidy rate for an exporter or producer and the number of exporters and producers involved in the investigation or review is not more than 4, the administering authority shall, at the request of the exporter or producer, determine an individual countervailable subsidy rate for the exporter or producer.

“(B) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Subparagraph (A) may not be construed as specifying that more than 4 exporters and producers constitutes a large number of exporters and producers for purposes of paragraph (2).”.

(b) Effective date.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to any investigation or review initiated by the administering authority on or after March 1, 2015.

(2) ADMINISTERING AUTHORITY DEFINED.—In this subsection, the term “administering authority” has the meaning given that term in section 771(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1677(1)).