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Customs Bill Tweaks Climate Language; Seeks Reasons For Trafficking Upgrade

December 9, 2015 at 10:04 PM
The final customs conference report mitigates the House bill's negotiating objective on climate change for future trade agreements and preserves a waiver that would allow fast-track consideration for a trade agreement with a country given the worst rating by the State Department for its efforts to fight human trafficking. However, the bill would require a new report and supporting evidence any time the State Department removes a country from the most egregious category in its annual human trafficking report. Both...

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