Economic Development Administration May 5, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revisions to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Program Regulations and Implementation Regulations for Community Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
Document Number: E9-10356
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub.L. No. 111-5, 123 STAT. 115). Included in that omnibus measure was the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009 (``TGAAA''), which contains specific amendments to chapters 3 and 4 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.) (``Trade Act''). See Subtitle I (letter ``I'') of Title I of Division B of Public Law No. 111-5, 123 Stat. 367, at 396-436. Chapter 3 of the Trade Act authorizes the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (``TAAF'') Program, under which a national network of eleven Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers provide technical assistance to firms that have lost domestic sales and employment due to increased imports of similar or competitive goods. Chapter 4 of the Trade Act establishes the Community Trade Adjustment Assistance (``Community TAA'') Program, which is designed to help local economies adjust to changing trade patterns through the coordination of federal, State, and local resources and the creation and implementation
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