On August 24, 2018, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice [Docket Number USTR-2018-0029] in which the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) invites interested persons to submit written comments to assist the TPSC in identifying significant barriers to U.S. exports of goods and services, U.S. foreign direct investment, and the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights for inclusion in the annual National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE Report). USTR also will consider responses to this notice as part of the annual review of the operation and effectiveness of all U.S. trade agreements regarding telecommunications products and services that are in force with respect to the United States.

USTR must receive all written comments no later than 11:59 pm on October 30, 2018.