On June 22, 2010, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America Inc. (NCBFAA) submitted a letter to the US House Ways and Means Committee leadership, urging them to review H.R. 4678, the Foreign Manufacturer Legal Accountability Act. Although the bill is currently before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee may exercise its jurisdiction to review the bill and assess the impact it would have on trade. If passed, the bill would require foreign manufacturers to designate a registered agent in the United States for service of process prior to entry of its products into the United States. The NCBFAA’s primary concern is that such a law would prompt other countries to implement reciprocal requirements. According to the NCBFAA, this would make it very difficult for small and mediumsized businesses in the United States to continue selling their products overseas due to the cost of procuring registered agents in multiple countries. The NCBFAA further noted in its letter that the bill would not meet its objective of increasing foreign manufacturers’ accountability because foreign courts would not likely enforce a US court judgment against a foreign manufacturer.