Office of the United States Trade Representative July 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

North American Free Trade Agreement; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on the Chapter 14 Dispute Settlement Roster
Document Number: 2014-16108
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-10
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Chapter Fourteen of the North American Free Trade Agreement (``NAFTA'') provides for the establishment of a roster of individuals who would be willing and able to serve as panelists in dispute settlement proceedings arising under Chapter Fourteen (Financial Services) of the NAFTA. Individuals are appointed for a term of three years. Applications are invited from eligible individuals wishing to be included on the roster.
Reallocation of Unused Fiscal Year 2014 Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar
Document Number: 2014-16105
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-10
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of country-by-country reallocations of the FY 2014 in- quota quantity of the World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar.
Request for Comments Concerning an Environmental Review of the Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement
Document Number: 2014-15537
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-02
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), through the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), is initiating an environmental review of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement (T-TIP), a free trade agreement under negotiation between the United States and the European Union. The TPSC invites written comments from the public on the topics that should be included in the scope of the environmental review, including potential positive or negative environmental effects that might result from the trade agreement and potential implications for U.S. environmental laws and regulations. The TPSC also welcomes public views on appropriate methodologies and sources of data for conducting the review. The review will be conducted consistent with the relevant procedures of Executive Order 13141: Environmental Review of Trade Agreement and its implementing guidelines. Persons submitting written comments should provide as much detail as possible on the manner and degree to which the subject matter they propose for inclusion in the review may raise significant environmental issues that should be considered in the context of the negotiations. Public comments on environmental issues submitted in response to a notice published in the Federal Register on April 1, 2013, requesting comments from the public regarding the T-TIP will be taken into account in preparing the environmental review and do not need to be resubmitted.
Request for Comments Concerning an Environmental Review of the Proposed Trade in Services Agreement
Document Number: 2014-15489
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-02
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), through the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), is initiating an environmental review of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) currently being negotiated among 23 economies, including the United States. The TPSC invites written comments from the public on the topics that should be included in the scope of the environmental review, including potential positive or negative environmental effects that might result from the trade agreement and potential implications for U.S. environmental laws and regulations. The TPSC also welcomes public views on appropriate methodologies and sources of data for conducting the review. The review will be conducted consistent with the relevant procedures of Executive Order 13141: Environmental Review of Trade Agreement (64 FR 63169, November 18, 1999) and its implementing guidelines (65 FR 79442, December 19, 2000). Persons submitting written comments should provide as much detail as possible on the manner and degree to which the subject matter they propose for inclusion in the review may raise significant environmental issues that should be considered in the context of the negotiations. Public comments on environmental issues submitted in response to prior notices (78 FR 5238, January 24, 2013) and (78 FR 55135, September 9, 2013) requesting comments from the public regarding the TiSA will be taken into account in preparing the environmental review and do not need to be resubmitted.