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...countries affecting exports of United States goods and services, and for other purposes.

This bill was introduced on May 9, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 9, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1916

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 9, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Graves of Missouri, Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Hanna, Mr. Collins of New York, Mr. Coffman, Mr. Hinojosa, and Ms. Chu) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To require the collection of up-to-date information on tariff and non-tariff laws, regulations, and practices of foreign countries affecting exports of United States goods and services, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Transparent Rules Allow Direct Exporting for Small Businesses and Jobs Act or TRADE for Small Businesses and Jobs Act .

2.

Foreign tariff and non-tariff laws, regulations, and practices affecting exports of United States goods and services

(a)

Purpose

The purpose of this section is to assist exporters of United States goods and services to access new markets in foreign countries.

(b)

Collection of information

The Secretary of Commerce shall, in consultation with the United States Trade Representative and the Secretary of State, collect information on changes in tariff and non-tariff laws, regulations, and practices of foreign countries affecting exports of United States goods and services other than United States agricultural commodities.

(c)

Availability of information

(1)

In general

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Commerce shall make available the information collected under subsection (b) to United States exporters on the Web site Export.gov or a successor Web site.

(2)

Format

The information collected under subsection (b) shall be presented in a clear and easy-to-understand format to allow United States exporters to better understand and comply with tariff and non-tariff laws, regulations, and practices of foreign countries described in subsection (b).

(3)

Update

The Secretary of Commerce shall update the information collected under subsection (b) on the Web site Export.gov or a successor Web site not less than once every 60 days after the date on which the Secretary of Commerce makes available the information collected under subsection (b).