Bill Sponsor
House Bill 4004
118th Congress(2023-2024)
United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade First Agreement Implementation Act
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 118-13 on Aug 7, 2023
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 12, 2023
Latest Action
Aug 7, 2023
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
4004
Congress
118
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.
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House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (1)
checkPassed on June 21, 2023
Status
Passed
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3051-3052)
Summary

United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade First Agreement Implementation Act

This bill expresses the approval of Congress for the June 1, 2023, agreement regarding trade between the United States and Taiwan. The bill also imposes requirements on the negotiations of certain further trade agreements between the United States and Taiwan. (The June 1, 2023, agreement, which addresses issues such as customs administration and regulatory practices, is the first of several expected agreements under the United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade.)

The June 1, 2023, agreement may enter into force no earlier than 30 days after the President certifies in writing to Congress that Taiwan has taken measures necessary to comply with the agreement.

The bill also imposes requirements on the negotiation of further agreements under the United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade, such as requiring the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to (1) share any U.S. negotiating texts with Congress prior to sharing the text with Taiwan or any parties outside of the executive branch, (2) share any negotiating texts from Taiwan within three days of receipt, and (3) provide daily briefings to certain Members of Congress during negotiating rounds. A further agreement shall not take effect unless (1) the President, at least 60 days before entering into the further agreement, makes the text publicly available on a USTR website; and (2) a bill is enacted into law expressly approving the further agreement.

Text (5)
Actions (19)
08/07/2023
Became Public Law No: 118-13.
08/07/2023
Signed by President.
07/27/2023
Presented to President.
07/20/2023
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
07/18/2023
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2977-2978)
07/18/2023
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S2977-2978)
06/22/2023
Received in the Senate, read twice.
06/21/2023
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/21/2023
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3051-3052)
06/21/2023
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3051-3052)
06/21/2023
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4004.
06/21/2023
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3051-3054)
06/21/2023
Mr. Smith (MO) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
06/21/2023
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 89.
06/21/2023
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 118-116.
06/13/2023
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 42 - 0.
06/13/2023
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held
06/12/2023
Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
06/12/2023
Introduced in House
Bill Intelligence
Key Points
  • The purpose of the bill is to strengthen and develop economic relations between the United States and Taiwan.

  • The bill cites that Taiwan is a key partner of the United States in the Indo-Pacific region.

  • The bill mentions the United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade, which aims to deepen the economic and trade relationship between the two countries.

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