Hearing on Effective Enforcement of U.S. Trade Laws, Before the Trade Subcommittee of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, September 27, 2016   [open pdf - 251KB]

This hearing compilation is from the July 7, 2016 "Hearing on Effective Enforcement of U.S. Trade Laws" before the House Trade Subcommittee. From the statement of R. Gil Kerlikowske: "As America's unified border agency, CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] protects the United States against terrorist threats and prevents the illegal entry of inadmissible persons and contraband, while facilitating lawful travel and trade. CBP is the second largest revenue-collecting source in the Federal Government, and our enforcement of U.S. trade laws significantly enhances America's economic competitiveness. CBP's trade enforcement mission is highly complex. We enforce nearly 500 U.S. trade laws and regulations on behalf of 47 federal agencies, facilitate compliant trade, collect revenue, and protect the U.S. economy and consumers from harmful imports and unfair trade practices. Fraudulent trade activities, including the import of counterfeit and pirated goods, threaten America's innovation, economy, the competitiveness of our businesses, the livelihoods of U.S. workers, and, in some cases, national security and the health and safety of consumers. [...] My testimony will discuss CBP's progress in some of our key trade enforcement and trade facilitation efforts, including implementation of the Act, and our path forward in securing and enabling international commerce and promoting the growth of the U.S. economy." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: R. Gil Kerlikowske.

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