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Short Title(s) as Introduced

United States Reciprocal Trade Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To authorize the President to take certain actions relating to reciprocal trade, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/24/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
03/01/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
01/24/2019Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/24/2019Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/24/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (27)


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Ways and Means01/24/2019 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade03/01/2019 Referred to
House Rules01/24/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/24/2019)

United States Reciprocal Trade Act

This bill allows the President, in certain circumstances, to (1) negotiate with a foreign country for tariff reductions on exported U.S. goods, or (2) impose additional duties on imported goods. Specifically, the President may take these actions if it is determined that the country (1) when importing a good from the United States, applies a higher rate of duty on that good than the rate imposed by the United States when imported from that country; or (2) similarly imposes other, nontariff trade restrictions on that good.

The President must terminate a rate of duty increase under this bill if the country no longer applies such higher rates or nontariff trade restrictions, or if the higher rate is no longer in the interest of the United States.

Congress may nullify a rate of duty increase implemented under this bill through a joint resolution.

This bill is effective for three years, subject to one three-year renewal.