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S. 402: Network Security Trade Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 24, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 402

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 24, 2021

(for himself, Ms. Stabenow, Mrs. Fischer, and Mr. Warner) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Network Security Trade Act of 2021.

2.

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—

(1)

in paragraph (14), by striking ; and and inserting a semicolon;

(2)

in paragraph (15), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(16)

to ensure that the equipment and technology that create the global communications infrastructure are not compromised by addressing—

(A)

barriers to the security of communications networks and supply chains; and

(B)

unfair trade practices of suppliers of communications equipment that are owned, controlled, or supported by a foreign government.

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