S. 1130 (112th): Strengthening America’s Trade Laws Act

May 26, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 1267 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jun 23, 2011

John “Jay” Rockefeller IV
Senior Senator from West Virginia
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Last Updated
May 26, 2011
53 pages
Related Bills
S. 364 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2007

S. 1267 (Related)
Strengthening America’s Trade Laws Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 2011


This bill was introduced on May 26, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 26, 2011
Referred to Committee May 26, 2011
Full Title

A bill to strengthen the United States trade laws and for other purposes.


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Strengthening America's Trade Laws Act - Allows, under specified conditions, certain U.S. persons supportive of the government's position before a dispute settlement panel or Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to participate in consultations and panel or Appellate Body proceedings.
Establishes the Congressional Advisory Commission on WTO Dispute Settlement to provide advice to Congress on the operation of the WTO dispute settlement system.
Amends the Uruguay Round Agreements Act to require congressional approval before any modification of an agency regulation or practice that has been adversely affected by a WTO decision.
Directs the United States to negotiate with the WTO to determine clarification of its obligations under the Uruguay Round Agreement due to an adverse WTO decision if the United States, Congress, or Commission finds that such decision created obligations never agreed to by the United States.
Amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to make specified changes to strengthen the Act's antidumping and countervailing duty provisions. Requires congressional approval for revocation of nonmarket economy country determinations made by the administering authority.
Expands the authority of the administering authority or the International Trade Commission (ITC) to impose countervailing duties on products from a nonmarket economy country that have been provided a countervailable subsidy. Includes exchange-rate manipulation by a country as a countervailable subsidy.
Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to require a recommendation from the ITC before the President can impose a duty on an imported Chinese product that causes or threatens market disruption to a like U.S. product.
Applies the amendments made by this Act to goods from Canada and Mexico.

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