H. R. 2806
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 24, 2013
Mr. Marchant (for himself and Mr. Kind) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to provide that importation of certain containers containing de minimis residual matter shall be excepted from the Customs laws of the United States.
This Act may be cited as the
Residue Entries and Streamlining Trade
Importation of certain containers containing de minimis residual matter to be excepted from the Customs laws of the United States
Section 322(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 ( 19 U.S.C. 1322(a) ) is amended—
(a) and inserting
by inserting after
other instruments of international traffic the following:
, including instruments of international traffic containing de minimis
residual matter; and
by adding at the end the following:
In this subsection, the term
minimis residual matter means material remaining in an instrument of
international traffic after its contents have been unloaded to the maximum
extent practicable and before the instrument of international traffic is either
refilled or cleaned.
The amendments made by subsection (a) take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act and apply with respect to the importation of instruments of international traffic containing de minimis residual matter on or after such date of enactment.