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Text of the CHEATS Act

This bill was introduced on February 17, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 17, 2012 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

I

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4071

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 17, 2012

(for herself and Mr. Ribble) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to provide that the provisions relating to countervailing duties apply to nonmarket economy countries.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the China Hurts Economic Advancement Through Subsidies Act or CHEATS Act.

2.

Application of countervailing duties to nonmarket economies and strengthening application of the law

(a)

In General

Section 701(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671(a)(1)) is amended by inserting (including a nonmarket economy country) after country each place it appears.

(b)

Effective Date

The amendments made by subsection (a) apply to petitions filed under section 702 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671a) on or after October 1, 2006.