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S.662: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Reauthorization Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about foreign trade and international finance
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Sponsor Max Baucus, D-Mont.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 22, 2013
Latest Major Action May 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Revises the organization, in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and renames it the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP Agency), headed by the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to transfer all functions of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection of DHS to the CBP Agency.

Requires appointment of between two and three Deputy Commissioners, including a Deputy Commissioner for Trade.

Establishes in the office of the Commissioner a Trade Advocate. Directs the DHS Secretary to transfer to the Trade Advocate all functions of the CBP Agency Office of Trade Relations, which is hereby abolished.

Establishes within the CBP Agency an Office of Trade, absorbing all functions of the CBP Office of International Trade, which is hereby abolished.

Establishes within the CBP Ag...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 22, 2013 Committee on Finance. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-215.
March 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.