U.S. Trade Representative

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U.S. Trade Representative

An official in the United States with ambassadorial rank who is responsible for conducting trade negotiations and recommending policy to the president. The trade representative reports annually on countries that do not protect intellectual property or that pursue other policies that make trades difficult. The office of the trade representative is based in Washington, D.C., with satellite offices in Geneva and Brussels.
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If USTR finds that Russia's efforts are insufficient in any of these regards, its report must detail the actions USTR plans to take to encourage Russia to improve its implementation or accession efforts.
The USTR is holding public hearings for its annual report due in April.
The "Special 301" Report is an annual review of the global state of IPR protection, enforcement, and market access, which USTR conducts pursuant to Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 and the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.
Meantime Gryshchenko said that in light of the efforts his nation is already making, he will ask the USTR to take Ukraine off the "301 List" six months from now.
Allan stressed the need for USTR to take action to ensure continued duty-free access for Ecuadorian frozen broccoli, noting that nearly 95 percent of frozen broccoli consumed in America is imported with Ecuador serving as a primary supplier.
The USTR also included 13 countries this year on its Priority Watch List.
In addition, USTR conducted an interagency "top-to-bottom review" of U.
Washington filed a request for World Trade Organization dispute settlement consultations with Beijing after efforts to resolve the issue bilaterally failed, the USTR said in announcing the action.
China became a member of the WTO in 2001, and under the agreement, USTR must submit an annual report to Congress on China's WTO compliance efforts by Dec.
A "Background" paper issued by USTR claims that "data compiled by China's National Bureau of Statistics suggests that real wages, adjusted for inflation, rose 10-11 percent per year between 1996 and 2004.
Veroneau, who at one time was a USTR general counsel, would join Peter Allgeier and Karan Bhatia as Schwab's deputies at the trade agency.
The call came from USTR deputy Josette Sheeran Shiner during bilateral talks with Japan's Foreign Minister Ichiro Fujisaki in Washington.