The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), through the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), publishes the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE Report) each year. On September 10, 2020, USTR published in the Federal Register a notice [Docket Number USTR–2020–0034] that invites comments to assist it and the TPSC in identifying significant barriers to US exports of goods and services, U.S. foreign direct investment, and the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights for inclusion in the 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. The deadline for submission of comments is October 29, 2020 at midnight EST [sic]. The TPSC is looking for information on: import policies, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, subsidies–especially export subsidies and local content subsidies, government procurement restrictions, intellectual property restrictions, services barriers, barriers to digital trade and electronic commerce, investment barriers, completion, other barriers. See the notice for other details.
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