Office of the United States Trade Representative March 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Trade Policy Staff Committee; Request for Public Comment on Review of Employment Impact of a Proposed Free Trade Agreement Between the United States and Malaysia
Document Number: E6-4739
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-31
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) gives notice that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the Department of Labor (Labor) are initiating a review of the impact of a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and Malaysia on U.S. employment, including labor markets. This notice seeks written public comment on potentially significant sectoral or regional employment impacts (both positive and negative) in the United States as well as other likely labor market impacts of the FTA.
Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Proposed United States-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 06-2773
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The United States intends to initiate negotiations with Malaysia on a free trade agreement (FTA). The interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) will convene a public hearing and seek public comment to assist the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in amplifying and clarifying negotiating objectives for the proposed agreement and to provide advice on how specific goods and services and other matters should be treated under the proposed agreement.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding Sunset Reviews of Anti-Dumping Measures on Oil Country Tubular Goods From Argentina
Document Number: E6-3784
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-16
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that Argentina has requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement''). That request may be found at http://www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS268/16. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding Turkey-Measures Affecting the Importation of Rice
Document Number: E6-3783
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-16
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice that, in accordance with the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement''), the United States has requested the establishment of a panel regarding Turkey's import restrictions on rice from the United States. That request may be found at http://www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS334/4. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Paperwork Reduction Act Notice of Collection of Applications for Dispute Settlement Rosters
Document Number: 06-2201
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-08
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
Free trade agreements entered into by the United States require the establishment of lists or rosters of individuals that would be available to serve as panelists in dispute settlement proceedings. From time to time, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will collect applications from people who wish to serve on those panels. USTR solicited comments from the public on this proposed collection of information and received none. Therefore no changes have been made to the proposed collection. USTR is now submitting a request for approval to the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Determination of Eligibility for Retroactive Duty Treatment Under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E6-3109
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-06
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
Pursuant to Section 205(b) of the Dominican RepublicCentral AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the Act), the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of his determination that El Salvador is an eligible country for purposes of retroactive duty treatment as provided in Section 205 of the Act.
Trade Policy Staff Committee; Initiation of Environmental Review of Proposed Free Trade Agreement Between the United States and Korea; Public Comments on Scope of Environmental Review
Document Number: E6-2995
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
This publication gives notice that, pursuant to the Trade Act of 2002, and consistent with Executive Order 13141 (64 FR 63169) (Nov. 18, 1999) and its implementing guidelines (65 FR 79442), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), through the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), is initiating an environmental review of the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and Korea. The TPSC is requesting written comments from the public on what should be included in the scope of the environmental review, including the potential environmental effects that might flow from the free trade agreement and the potential implications for U.S. environmental laws and regulations, and identification of complementarities between trade and environmental objectives such as the promotion of sustainable development. The TPSC also welcomes public views on appropriate methodologies and sources of data for conducting the review. Persons submitting written comments should provide as much detail as possible on the degree to which the subject matter they propose for inclusion in the review may raise significant environmental issues in the context of the negotiation.
Trade Policy Staff Committee; Request for Public Comment on Review of Employment Impact of a Proposed Free Trade Agreement Between the United States and Korea
Document Number: E6-2993
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) gives notice that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the Department of Labor (Labor) are initiating a review of the impact of a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and the Republic of Korea (Korea) on U.S. employment, including labor markets. This notice seeks written public comment on potentially significant sectoral or regional employment impacts (both positive and negative) in the United States as well as other likely labor market impacts of the FTA.