Trade Policy Staff Committee; Notice of Availability and Request for Public Comment on Interim Environmental Review of United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), on behalf of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), seeks comment on the interim environmental review of the proposed U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The interim environmental review is available at http://www.ustr.gov/TradeSectors/Environment/EnvironmentalRev iews/ SectionIndex.html. Copies of the review will also be sent to interested members of the public by mail upon request.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding European Communities-Selected Customs Matters
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that on March 21, 2005, in accordance with the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement''), a the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (``DSB'') established a dispute settlement panel at the request of the United States regarding (a) the non-uniform administration by the European Communities of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and administrative rulings pertaining to the classification and valuation of products for customs purposes, and to requirements, restrictions or prohibitions on imports, and (b) the failure of the European Communities to institute judicial, arbitral or administrative tribunals or procedures for the purpose, inter alia, of the prompt review and correction of administrative action relating to customs matters. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding the American JOBS Creation Act of 2004
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (``USTR'') is providing notice that the Dispute Settlement Body (``DSB'') of the World Trade Organization (``WTO'') has established at the request of the European Communities (``EC'') a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement''). That request may be found at http:// www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS108/29. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Addendum Notice Regarding Competitive Need Limitations in the 2004 Annual Review
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a notice on February 25, 2005, to announce the product petitions that were accepted for further review in the 2004 GSP Annual Review, and set forth the schedule for comment and public hearing on these petitions, for requesting participation in the hearing, and for submitting pre-hearing and post-hearing briefs. This addendum is to inform the public of the addition of several self-initiated competitive need limitation (CNL) waiver requests and sets forth a schedule for public participation.