Office of the United States Trade Representative July 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding China-Measures Related to the Exportation of Rare Earths, Tungsten and Molybdenum
Document Number: 2012-18429
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-30
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that the United States 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 www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS431/6. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Initiation of the 2012 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review; Deadlines for Filing Petitions
Document Number: 2012-18426
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-30
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
This notice announces that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is prepared to receive petitions 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. USTR is also prepared to receive petitions requesting waivers of competitive need limitations (CNLs).
Notice of Meeting of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC-11)
Document Number: 2012-18016
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC-11) will hold a meeting on Friday, August 10, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be opened to the public from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Results of the 2011 Annual GSP Review; Notice of Hearing and Public Comments for Country Practice Petitions Accepted as Part of the 2011 Annual GSP Review
Document Number: 2012-17023
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-12
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
This notice announces the results of the 2011 Annual GSP Review with respect to: (1) Products considered for addition to the list of eligible products for GSP; (2) decisions related to competitive need limitations (CNLs), including petitions for waivers of CNLs and revocation of previous CNL waivers; (3) redesignations of products previously excluded from GSP eligibility for certain countries; and (4) petitions to modify the GSP status of certain GSP beneficiary countries because of country practices. This notice also announces the schedule for public comments and a public hearing for four country practice petitions newly accepted for review (regarding Fiji, Indonesia, Iraq, and Ukraine), the closure of the country practices review of Sri Lanka's worker rights practices, and the designation of Afghanistan as a member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for purposes of the GSP.