Request for Public Comments on Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act in Calendar Year 2014
The African Growth and Opportunity Act Implementation Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (``Subcommittee'') is requesting written public comments for the annual review of the eligibility of sub-Saharan African countries to receive the benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The Subcommittee will consider these comments in developing recommendations on AGOA country eligibility for calendar year 2014 for the President. Comments received related to the child labor criteria may also be considered by the Secretary of Labor in the preparation of the Department of Labor's report on child labor as required under section 412(c) of the Trade and Development Act of 2000. This notice identifies the eligibility criteria that must be considered under AGOA, and lists those sub- Saharan African countries that are currently eligible for the benefits of the AGOA and those that were ineligible for such benefits in 2013.
2013 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Notice of Extension for Public Comments
The Office of the United States Trade Representative published a request for comments in the 2013 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets in the Federal Register of September 20, 2013. That notice provided a deadline for comments of October 11, 2013. This notice extends that deadline to October 25, 2013.