S. 484 would require the Department of Commerce (DOC) to periodically train employees who provide counseling services to businesses engaged in interstate commerce or foreign direct investment on global human rights abuses. The bill also would direct DOC to provide guidance to such businesses, including ways to avoid doing business with countries implicated in human rights abuses.
CBO expects that the department would conduct training and update guidance once every three years starting in 2024. Using information from DOC, CBO estimates that implementing S. 484 would cost $1 million over the 2024-2028 period for temporary staff, contracts for online courses, and printed guides. Any spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.