Trade

The Subcommittee on Trade is responsible for matters related to international trade, including customs, tariffs, the negotiation and implementation of reciprocal trade agreements, and international trade rules and organizations.  Its jurisdiction covers import trade matters, including unfair import practices and antidumping and countervailing duty provisions of U.S. trade remedies laws, import policy which relates to dependence on foreign sources of supply, and adjustment assistance and programs to encourage competitive responses to imports.  The Trade Subcommittee also addresses special trade-related problems involving market access, competitive conditions of specific industries, export policy and promotion, access to materials in short supply, bilateral trade relations including trade with developing countries, and trade with non-market economies.  The Subcommittee oversees the budget authorizations for the customs revenue functions of the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

 

 

Recent Activity

Apr 11, 2018 Press Release

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Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

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Secretary Ross, I want to welcome you on behalf of the Committee Democrats. Today’s hearing is an opportunity for us to hear from you directly about the steel and aluminum tariffs that are scheduled to go into effect tomorrow and details about the processes for exclusions and exemptions that are still ongoing.  

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after President Trump announced the Administration’s findings from the Section 301 Investigation on China’s policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation:

Mar 21, 2018 Press Release

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Ambassador Lighthizer, I want to welcome you on behalf of the Committee Democrats.  Today’s hearing is an opportunity for us to hear from you and for you to hear from us about all the activity happening in U.S. trade policy.  

Mar 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after President Trump announced his plan to impose tariffs of 10 percent on aluminum imports and 25 percent on steel imports, with provisional exceptions for Canada and Mexico:

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Ranking Member

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Bill Pascrell
New Jersey ~ 09

Democratic Members

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Ron Kind
Wisconsin ~ 03
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Lloyd Doggett
Texas ~ 35
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Sander Levin
Michigan ~ 09
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Danny Davis
Illinois ~ 07
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Brian Higgins
New York ~ 26