Summary

To require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Dec 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such manufacturers, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act: (1) Applicable agency.--The term ``applicable agency'' means, with respect to covered products-- (A) described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (3), the Food and Drug Administration; (B) described in paragraph (3)(C), the Consumer Product Safety Commission; (C) described in subparagraphs (D) and (E) of paragraph (3), the Environmental Protection Agency; (D) described in paragraph (3)(F), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and (E) described in paragraph (3)(G)-- (i) the Food and Drug Administration, if the item is intended to be a component part of a product described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (3); (ii) the Consumer Product Safety Commission, if the item is intended to be a component part of a product described in paragraph (3)(C); (iii) the Environmental Protection Agency, if the item is intended to be a component part of a product described in subparagraph (D) or (E) of paragraph (3); and (iv) the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, if the item is intended to be a component part of a product described in paragraph (3)(F). (2)...

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Bill Summary

To require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such manufacturers, and for other purposes.

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