House Bill 7108
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-110 on Apr 8, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 17, 2022
Latest Action
Apr 8, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
7108
Congress
117
Policy Area
Foreign Trade and International Finance
Foreign Trade and International Finance
Primary focus of measure is competitiveness, trade barriers and adjustment assistance; foreign loans and international monetary system; international banking; trade agreements and negotiations; customs enforcement, tariffs, and trade restrictions; foreign investment. Measures concerning border enforcement may fall under Immigration policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Massachusetts
New Jersey
Connecticut
Connecticut
Massachusetts
California
Michigan
Nebraska
California
New York
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
House Votes (3)
Senate Votes (2)
Passed
April 7, 2022
Type
Vote On House Agreeing To The Senate Action
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act

This bill suspends normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus. It also permanently authorizes the President to impose visa- and property-blocking sanctions based on violations of human rights, and it revises the President's authority to impose these sanctions.

Specifically, the bill authorizes the President to proclaim increases in the rates of duty applicable to products of Russia or Belarus. This authority terminates on January 1, 2024.

The President may restore normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus, subject to congressional disapproval.

The bill directs the U.S. Trade Representative to take certain actions, including to consider steps to suspend Russia's participation in the World Trade Organization and seek to halt the accession process of Belarus.

Additionally, the bill statutorily authorizes broader coverage of current visa- and property-blocking sanctions for human rights violations to cover persons involved in serious human rights abuses. (Current law imposes these sanctions on persons responsible for gross violations of human rights, a higher standard.)

The bill authorizes the President to impose sanctions on any foreign person who (1) is responsible for serious human rights abuse, (2) is a current or former government official who is responsible for or complicit in corruption, (3) is or has been a leader or official of an entity that has engaged in any of these activities, (4) has provided support for any of these activities, or (5) is owned or controlled by a person subject to these sanctions.

Amendments (2)
Displaying only amendments with a detailed public record (1)
Apr 07, 2022
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 5020
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Mar 18, 2022 7:12:14 AM
Record Updated
Apr 23, 2022 4:29:37 PM