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.
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.
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.