IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 24, 2021
Mr. Thune (for himself, Ms. Stabenow, Mrs. Fischer, and Mr. Warner) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To amend the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 to include a trade negotiating objective relating to addressing the security of the global communications infrastructure.
This Act may be cited as the
Network Security Trade Act of 2021.
Trade negotiating objective relating to security of communications networks
Section 102(a) of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (19 U.S.C. 4201(a)) is amended—
in paragraph (14), by striking
; and and inserting a semicolon;
in paragraph (15), by striking the period at the end and inserting
; and; and
by adding at the end the following:
to ensure that the equipment and technology that create the global communications infrastructure are not compromised by addressing—
barriers to the security of communications networks and supply chains; and
unfair trade practices of suppliers of communications equipment that are owned, controlled, or supported by a foreign government.