About the bill
S. 504 permanently reauthorizes the U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card Program. The APEC program is a voluntary program to facilitate travel for U.S. citizens engaged in verified business in the APEC region and U.S. government officials engaged in APEC business. This legislation permanently authorizes the framework for a trusted traveler program that allows APEC business travelers pre-cleared, facilitated, short-term entry to participating member economies. Currently, the APEC Business Travel Card Program is set to expire in September 2018.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum used by some countries in the Asia-Pacific region to promote economic growth by reducing barriers that hinder trade, travel, and investment among participating countries. Since 1989,Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2017
Length: 3 pages
What legislators are saying
“Hirono, Daines Bill Signed into Law to Make APEC Travel Card Permanent”
— Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI] (Sponsor) on Nov 3, 2017
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S. 504 (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 S. 504. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
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