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      house Committees
      House Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedDecember 12th, 2013

What is it?

This bill would expand provisions of the 1974 Trade and Environment Enforcement Act, also know as the Green 301 Act. The bill would permit the US government to impose penalties, including the increase of tariffs, on countries that:

  • fail to effectively enforce the environmental laws;
  • waive or stray from environmental laws of or weaken protections afforded by such laws;
  • don't hold judicial or administrative proceedings giving access to remedies for violations of environmental laws;
  • fail to provide appropriate and effective sanctions or remedies for violations of the environmental laws;
  • fail to effectively enforce environmental commitments in agreements to which a foreign country and the United States are involved. 

Impact

The bill impacts foreign trade and global environmental standards.

Cost

A CBO cost is currently unavailable.

More Information

AKA

Green 301 Act

Official Title

To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to authorize the United States Trade Representative to take discretionary action if a foreign country is engaging in unreasonable acts, policies, or practices relating to the environment, and for other purposes.