Office of the United States Trade Representative September 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Meeting on Implementation of the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Environment Chapter
Document Number: 2017-20866
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The United States and Singapore intend to hold a meeting on implementation of Chapter 18 (Environment) of the United States- Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments or suggestions concerning any relevant issues.
Request for Comments Concerning an Environmental Review of the Proposed Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 2017-20526
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
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 relating to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a free trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The TPSC invites written comments 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 comments on appropriate methodologies and sources of data for conducting the review. We will take comments on environmental issues we received in response to the notice published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2017, requesting comments on NAFTA negotiating objectives into account in preparing the environmental review and you do not need to resubmit these comments.
2017 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Colombia: Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-20354
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-25
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
In the 2017 Special 301 Report, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that, in order to monitor progress on specific intellectual property rights (IPR) issues, USTR would conduct an out-of-cycle review of Colombia. At this time, USTR requests written comments concerning any act, policy, or practice that is relevant to the decision regarding whether and how USTR should identify Colombia based on Colombia's protection for intellectual property rights or market access Columbia provides to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection.
2017 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Thailand: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-20103
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is conducting a Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Thailand. USTR requests written comments concerning any act, policy, or practice that is relevant to the decision regarding whether and how USTR should identify Thailand based on Thailand's protection for intellectual property rights or market access Thailand provides to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2017-19689
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-18
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is publishing the names of the members selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous PRB membership notices.
Notice of Continuation and Request for Nominations for the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-19296
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is establishing a new two-year charter term and accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as a member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC). The TEPAC is a trade advisory committee that provides general policy advice to the United States Trade Representative on trade policy matters that have a significant impact on the environment.
Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
Document Number: 2017-19253
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a document in the Federal Register of August 22, 2017, providing notice of its determination that Togo has adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent the unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with the shipment of such articles, and has implemented and follows, or is making substantial progress towards implementing and following, the custom procedures required by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and therefore, imports of eligible products from Togo qualify for the textile and apparel benefits provided under the AGOA. This notice corrects an error in that document.
Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Russia's Implementation of Its WTO Commitments
Document Number: 2017-18653
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) published a document in the Federal Register of August 4, 2017, requesting comments and providing notice of a hearing that will assist the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the preparation of its annual report to Congress on Russia's implementation of its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The document contained an incorrect date for the hearing, which the TPSC will convene on October 10, 2017.