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Introduced in Senate (08/01/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2413


To exclude the imposition of duties and import quotas from the authorities provided to the President under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 1, 2019

Mr. Carper (for himself, Mr. Toomey, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Lee, Mr. Jones, Ms. Sinema, Mr. Menendez, and Ms. Hassan) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To exclude the imposition of duties and import quotas from the authorities provided to the President under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

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 “Trade Certainty Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Exclusion of imposition of duties and import quotas from presidential authorities under International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

Section 203 of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702) is amended—

(1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and

(2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following:

“(c) (1) The authority granted to the President by this section does not include the authority to impose duties or tariff-rate quotas or (subject to paragraph (2)) other quotas on articles entering the United States.

“(2) The limitation under paragraph (1) does not prohibit the President from excluding all articles, or all of a certain type of article, imported from a country from entering the United States.”.