H.R. 1020: Low Value Shipment Regulatory Modernization Act of 2013

Introduced:
Mar 06, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 489 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 07, 2013

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Sponsor
Aaron Schock
Representative for Illinois's 18th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 06, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 489 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 07, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 6, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 06, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 06, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

4% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to increase and adjust for inflation the maximum value of articles that may be imported duty-free by one person on one day, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
188 cosponsors (129R, 59D) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/6/2013--Introduced.
Low Value Shipment Regulatory Modernization Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States Trade Representative (USTR) should encourage other countries, through bilateral, regional, and multilateral fora, to establish commercially meaningful de minimis values for express and postal shipments of articles that are exempt from customs duties and certain entry documentation requirements, as appropriate.
Amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to increase from $200 to $800 for 2014, and to $800 adjusted annually for inflation after 2014, the aggregate retail value in the country of shipment of articles that may be imported duty-free into the United States by one person on one day.

House Republican Conference Summary

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