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North American Free Trade Agreement; Invitation for Applications for Inclusion on the Chapter 19 Roster
Document Number: 2013-27552
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-19
Agency: Trade Representative
Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (``NAFTA'') provides for the establishment of a roster of individuals to serve on binational panels convened to review final determinations in antidumping or countervailing duty (``AD/CVD'') proceedings and amendments to AD/CVD statutes of a NAFTA Party. The United States annually renews its selections for the Chapter 19 roster. Applications are invited from eligible individuals wishing to be included on the roster for the period April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015.
Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), as Amended: Request for Public Comments Regarding Beneficiary Countries
Document Number: 2013-08035
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Trade Representative
In compliance with section 203(f) of the ATPA, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 3202(f)(2), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is requesting the views of interested parties on whether the remaining designated beneficiary country (as of May 15, 2012), Ecuador, is meeting the eligibility criteria under the ATPA. (See 19 U.S.C. 3203 (b)(6)(B).) This information will be used in the preparation of a report to the Congress on the operation of the program.
Request for Comments on an International Services Agreement
Document Number: 2013-01497
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-24
Agency: Trade Representative
On January 15, 2013, the United States Trade Representative notified Congress of the Administration's intention to enter into negotiations for an International Services Agreement (ISA) with an initial group of 20 trading partners. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is seeking public comments regarding U.S. interests and priorities with regard to this initiative. Comments may be provided in writing and orally at a public hearing.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States ; Countervailing and Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Products From China
Document Number: 2012-29872
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that on November 19, 2012, the People's Republic of China (``China'') requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel with the United States under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') concerning Public Law 112-99, ``An act to apply the countervailing duty provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930 to nonmarket economy countries, and for other purposes'' (``Pub. L. 112-99''), and the countervailing and anti-dumping duty determinations and actions by the Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on imports of the products from China listed below. The panel request may be found at www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS449/2. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Promoting U.S. EC Regulatory Compatibility
Document Number: 2012-23613
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Trade Representative
The U.S. Government and European Commission (EC) share the goal of reducing excessive regulatory costs, unjustified regulatory differences, and unnecessary red tape while respecting each other's right to protect public health, safety, welfare, and the environment. Promoting this goal will help businesses to grow, create jobs, and compete globally. Enhanced cooperation will also help the United States to achieve its regulatory objectives in a more effective and efficient manner. The United States and EC have agreed to solicit comments from the public on how to promote greater transatlantic regulatory compatibility generally. Concrete ideas on how greater compatibility could be achieved in a particular economic sector are also requested.
Notice of Effective Date of Modifications to Certain Textile and Apparel Rules of Origin of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 2012-23612
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-26
Agency: Trade Representative
Public Law 112-163 modified the rules of origin for certain textile and apparel goods of Parties to the CAFTA-DR Agreement. While these modifications were incorporated into the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (the ``HTS'') through the law, those modifications are not yet in effect. This notice announces that the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined that the date on which the equivalent amendments to the rules of origin to the CAFTA-DR have entered into force in all other CAFTA-DR Parties is October 13, 2012, and that the modifications to the HTS pursuant to section 2 of Public Law 112-163 enter into force on that date.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding China-Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Automobiles From the United States
Document Number: 2012-19154
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-06
Agency: Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that on July 9, 2012, the United States requested consultations with the Government of the People's Republic of China (``China'') under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') concerning China's antidumping and countervailing duty measures on certain automobiles from the United States. That request may be found at www.wto.org, contained in a document designated as WT/DS440/1. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives With Respect to Mexico's Participation in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement
Document Number: 2012-17933
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-23
Agency: Trade Representative
The United States intends to commence negotiations with Mexico as part of the ongoing negotiations of a TPP trade agreement. Including Mexico in the TPP negotiations furthers the objective of achieving a high-standard, broad-based Asia-Pacific regional agreement. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is seeking public comments on all elements related to Mexico's participation in the TPP negotiations in order to develop U.S. negotiating positions.
Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives With Respect to Canada's Participation in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement
Document Number: 2012-17932
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-23
Agency: Trade Representative
The United States intends to commence negotiations with Canada as part of the ongoing negotiations of a TPP trade agreement. Including Canada in the TPP negotiations furthers the objective of achieving a high-standard, broad-based Asia-Pacific regional agreement. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is seeking public comments on all elements related to Canada's participation in the TPP negotiations in order to develop U.S. negotiating positions.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from China
Document Number: 2012-15375
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-22
Agency: Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that on May 25, 2012, the People's Republic of China (``China'') requested consultations with the United States under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') concerning countervailing duty determinations and orders by the Department of Commerce (``DOC'') on imports of the products from China listed below. The request for consultations may be found at www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS437/1. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding India-Additional and Extra Additional Duties on Imports
Document Number: E7-7376
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-18
Agency: Trade Representative, Trade Representative, Office of United States, Executive Office of the President
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice that on March 6, 2007, in accordance with the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO Agreement), the United States requested consultations regarding additional and extra additional duties India applies to imports from the United States. India applies these duties to products that include, but are not limited to, imports of wines and distilled spirits. That request may be found at www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS360/1. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.