Bruce J. Linskens


While expectations remain low that federal lawmakers will be able to agree on controversial trade legislation, particularly in a presidential election year, chances are better that Congress will agree on a narrower proposal to address a topic of growing interest and concern—de minimis reform. Background Congress amended Section 321 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1321) with the enactment of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (P.L. 114-125) to…