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S.1801: Level the Playing Field in Global 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 Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Dec. 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

Level the Playing Field in Global Trade Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty laws provide targeted, effective relief against unfair trade practices and must be protected and enhanced; and (2) the failure to include within antidumping duty calculations the real costs of inadequate wages and insufficient workplace safety conditions and environmental controls has a substantial negative effect on U.S. manufacturing and the U.S. economy and fails to support efforts to improve conditions for working families and the environment in the United States and around the world.

Amends the Tariff Act of 1930 with respect to a fair comparison, for purposes of an antidumping investigation or review, between the actual or constructed export price of subject merchandise and its normal value. Requires an increase in the normal value price determination by the difference, if any, between the actual cost of producing the merchandise an...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 11, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.