Office of the United States Trade Representative October 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Public Comments To Compile the Report on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Document Number: 2013-24722
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
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) will be publishing in 2014 the Report on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures. With this notice, the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) is requesting interested persons to submit comments to assist it in identifying significant sanitary and phytosanitary barriers to U.S. exports of goods for inclusion in the report. The TPSC invites written comments from the public on issues that USTR should examine in preparing the 2014 SPS Report.
Request for Public Comments to Compile the Report on Technical Barriers to Trade
Document Number: 2013-24720
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
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) will be publishing in 2014 a Report on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Report) identifying and analyzing significant standards- related barriers to U.S. exports. With this notice, the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) is requesting interested persons to submit written comments to assist it in identifying significant standards- related barriers to U.S. exports of goods for inclusion in the report.
Request for Public Comments on the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act and the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act: Report to Congress
Document Number: 2013-24166
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) is seeking the views of interested parties on the operation of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA), as amended by the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) (19 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.). Section 212(f) of the CBERA, as amended, requires the President to submit a report to Congress regarding the operation of the CBERA and CBTPA (together commonly referred to as the Caribbean Basin Initiative, or CBI) on or before December 31, 2001, and every two years thereafter. The TPSC invites written comments concerning the operation of the CBI, including comments on the performance of each CBERA and CBTPA beneficiary country under the criteria described in sections 212(b), 212(c), and 213(b)(5)(B) of CBERA, as amended. This information will be used in the preparation of the report to Congress on the operation of the program.
Request for Public Comments on Annual Review of Country Eligibility for Benefits Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act in Calendar Year 2014
Document Number: 2013-23863
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
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
Document Number: 2013-23856
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
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.