About the bill
H.R. 4318 amends the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to temporarily modify certain rates of duty for provisions recommended by the International Trade Commission (ITC) pursuant to the new process established in the American Manufacturing and Competitiveness Act of 2016. The legislation includes more than 1,600 products that were recommended by the ITC.
Through the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), Congress temporarily suspends or reduces tariffs on certain imports for three years. Most of these duty suspensions relate to chemicals or other inputs used by U.S. manufacturers, who assert that the tariff relief provided by the MTB helps reduce their manufacturing costs, thus making their products more competitive.
Criteria for MTB consideration are that each duty suspension must be noncontroversial (e.g., no domestic producer or ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 7, 2018
Length: 437 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 13, 2018
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 13, 2018.
What legislators are saying
“Roskam releases statement the passage of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act”
— Rep. Peter Roskam [R-IL6, 2007-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 12, 2018
“Reichert Applauds Passage of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill”
— Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 4, 2018
What stakeholders are saying
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H.R. 4318 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4318. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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