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S.1788: Digital Trade Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about foreign trade and international finance
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Sponsor John Thune, R-S.D.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced Dec. 10, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

Digital Trade Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) executive branch agencies, including the Office of the United States Trade Representative, should be staffed with experts and leaders to promote an open, global Internet that facilitates commerce and digital trade; and (2) private sector stakeholders should have the opportunity to inform executive agency efforts related to digital trade.

States that it shall be a U.S. negotiating principle in negotiations for a bilateral, plurilateral, or multilateral agreement, and in multi-stakeholder fora, to seek the inclusion of binding provisions that promote and enhance Internet-enabled commerce and digital trade.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 10, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.