Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), as Amended: Notice Regarding the 2003 and 2004 Annual Reviews
In January 2005, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice specifying the results of the preliminary review of petitions it received in September 2004 in connection with the annual ATPA review and modifying the schedule for consideration of the remaining petitions. The January 2005 notice also specified the status of the petitions filed in 2003 that have remained under review. The Trade Policy Staff Committee has decided to continue the review of pending petitions.
Revision of Mexico's Government Entities and Enterprises Covered by the Government Procurement Chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement
Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), coverage of the government procurement chapter is based on positive lists of government entities and enterprises for each NAFTA Party (United States, Canada and Mexico). The lists for each Party are contained in its Schedules to Annex 1001.1a-1 (Federal Government Entities) and Annex 1001.1a-2 (Government Enterprises) of the NAFTA Chapter on Government Procurement. The Chapter provides a process for rectifications and modifications of the Schedules. In 2004, Mexico modified its Schedules to reflect changes in its government structure. The Parties have approved the changes to Mexico's federal government entities and government enterprises schedules. Mexico published its revised Schedules in the Diario Oficial de la Federaci[oacute]n de M[eacute]xico in February 2005. The revised Mexican Schedules are set out below.