To prevent the evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders, 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 AND TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Preventing Recurring Trade Evasion and Circumvention Act'' or ``PROTECT Act''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title and table of contents. Sec. 2. Definitions. Sec. 3. Application to Canada and Mexico. TITLE I--ACTIONS RELATING TO ENFORCEMENT OF TRADE REMEDY LAWS
Sec. 101. Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Division. Sec. 102. Collection of information on evasion of trade remedy laws. Sec. 103. Access to information. Sec. 104. Cooperation with foreign countries on preventing evasion of trade remedy laws. Sec. 105. Trade negotiating objectives. TITLE II--OTHER MATTERS
Sec. 201. Allocation and training of personnel. Sec. 202. Annual report on prevention of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders. Sec. 203. Addressing circumvention by new shippers.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act: (1) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term ``appropriate congressional committees'' means-- (A) the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate; and (B) the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives. (2) Commissioner.--The term ``Commissioner'' means the Commissioner responsible for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (3) Covered merchandise.--The term ``covered merchandise'' means merchandise that is subject to-- (A) a countervailing duty order issued under section...