Office of the United States Trade Representative August 19, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Public Comments Regarding the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers
Document Number: 2013-20074
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Pursuant to section 181 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2241), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is required to publish annually the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE). With this notice, the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) is requesting interested persons to submit comments to assist it in identifying significant barriers to U.S. exports of goods, services, and U.S. foreign direct investment for inclusion in the NTE. The TPSC invites written comments from the public on issues that USTR should examine in preparing the NTE. In 2014, USTR expects to once again release in conjunction with the NTE report two reports dealing with additional trade barriersone on SPS measures and one on standards-related measures. USTR will invite written comments from the public on issues that should be examined in preparing those two reports through publication of a separate Notice in the Federal Register that will be forthcoming. Information regarding such measures should NOT be submitted in response to this Notice.