USTR to Hold Oct. 6 Hearing on China’s Compliance with WTO Commitments


Source: WorldTrade Interactive
Related Topics: International Trade

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will convene a public hearing Oct. 6 in Washington, D.C., to aid in the preparation of its annual report to Congress on China’s compliance with the commitments made in connection with its accession to the World Trade Organization. USTR is inviting written comments and/or oral testimony on these commitments, including in the areas of:

  • trading rights;
  • import regulation (e.g., tariffs, tariff-rate quotas, quotas, import licenses);
  • export regulation;
  • internal policies affecting trade (e.g., subsidies, standards and technical regulations, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, government procurement, trade-related investment measures, taxes and charges levied on imports and exports);
  • intellectual property rights (including IPR enforcement);
  • services; and
  • rule of law issues (e.g., transparency, judicial review, uniform administration of laws and regulations) and status of legal reform.

USTR also requests that interested persons specifically identify unresolved compliance issues that warrant review and evaluation by its China Enforcement Task Force.

Those wishing to testify at the Oct. 6 hearing must notify USTR in writing by noon on Sept. 22. Written comments are due by noon on Sept. 27.

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