Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the Initiation of the 2006 Annual GSP Product and Country Eligibility Practices Review and Change in Deadlines for Filing Certain Petitions
This notice announces that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will receive petitions in 2006 to modify the list of products that are eligible for duty-free treatment under the GSP program, and to modify the GSP status of certain GSP beneficiary developing countries because of country practices. This notice further determines that the deadline for submission of product petitions, other than those requesting competitive need limitation (CNL) waivers, and country practice petitions for the 2006 Annual GSP Product and Country Eligibility Practices Review is 5 p.m., July 20, 2006. The deadline for submission of product petitions requesting CNL waivers is 5 p.m., November 17, 2006. The list of product petitions and country practice petitions accepted for review will be announced in the Federal Register at later dates.
Special Provincial Review of Intellectual Property Rights Protection in China: Request for Public Comment
In its Special 301 Report issued on April 28, 2006, USTR announced plans to conduct a special provincial review (SPR) of intellectual property rights protection in China. As the first step in this review, USTR requests written comments from the public concerning the locations and issues that should be the focus of the SPR.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Antidumping Measures on Shrimp From Thailand
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that on April 24, 2006, Thailand requested consultations with the United States under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') concerning certain issues relating to the imposition of antidumping measures on shrimp from Thailand. That request may be found at http:// www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS343/1. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.