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  Guide to Federal Records - Records of the office of the United States Trade Representative
Established: In the Executive Office of the President (EOP), by EO 12188, January 4, 1980.
Included representatives of the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, State, and the Treasury, with the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Tariff Commission as chairman.
Redesignated Office of the United States Trade Representative, 1980.
www.archives.gov /research/guide-fed-records/groups/364.html   (490 words)

  
 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia United States -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The United States of America (U.S.A.) (also referred to as the United States, the U.S. America, or (outside its borders) the States), is a federal republic in North America with a strong democratic tradition.
The federal and state government is dominated by two political parties, the Republicans (center-right) and the Democrats (center-left), although minor party candidates and independents are occasionally elected especially to local or state office.
As the world's third largest nation (land area), the United States landscape varies greatly: temperate forestland on the East coast, mangrove forests in Florida, the Great Plains in the centre of the country, the Mississippi-Missouri river system, the Rocky Mountains west of the plains, deserts and temperate coastal zones west of the Rocky Mountains.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/un/United_States   (1674 words)

  
 Office of the United States Trade Representative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Office of the United States Trade Representative, or USTR, is an arm of the executive branch of the United States government that falls within the Executive Office of the President.
It is responsible for the United States' international trade policy at bilateral and multilateral levels.
The head of the office holds the title of United States Trade Representative (USTR), which is a Cabinet-level position (though not technically within the Cabinet).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Trade_Representative   (308 words)

  
 Office of the United States Trade Representative - Knowmore
The Office of the United States Trade Representative, or USTR, is an arm of the executive branch of the United States government that falls within the Executive Office of the President.
The head of the office holds the title of United States Trade Representative, which is a Cabinet-level position (though not technically within the Cabinet).
On March 17, 2005, President George W. Bush nominated Congressman Portman as trade representative, and he was confirmed by the Senate April 29, 2005.
www.knowmore.org /index.php/Office_of_the_United_States_Trade_Representative   (206 words)

  
 Public Citizen | Global Trade Watch | Global Trade Watch - Public Citizen Comments to USTR re: Proposed WTO Agreement ...
Indeed, if the full list of countries with which the United States seeks new bilateral and regional trade agreements were to be realized, the procurement activities would be constrained in relation to companies from some 37 additional countries in addition to the U.S.obligations owed the companies operating from the 38 signatories of the WTO AGP.
State and local government officials may only participate if their law is challenged at the invitation of federal government representatives.
State legislators across the United States have raised concerns about the past AGP commitments made by their past Governors as well as the process used to decide if a State will offer market access in procurement agreements.  That States were ‘signed onto’ the AGP by merit of letters from Governors raises separation of powers issues.
www.citizen.org /trade/subfederal/procurement/articles.cfm?ID=12528   (3416 words)

  
 Trade Advisory Committees Broadly Back U.S.-Oman Free Trade Pact
Reports from 27 trade advisory committees, submitted to the president and Congress, show widespread support for the recently completed U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) said in a November 18 press release.
Oman is the fifth Middle Eastern country to have negotiated an FTA with the United States, which already has completed FTA negotiations with Israel, Bahrain, Jordan and Morocco and plans to initiate such talks with the United Arab Emirates.
This Committee recognizes and commends this FTA as a useful model for the further liberalization of trade between the United States and countries of the Persian Gulf and elsewhere in the Middle East."
usinfo.state.gov /xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2005&m=November&x=20051120182809TJkcolluB2.050418e-02&t=livefeeds/wf-latest.html   (953 words)

  
 Remarks on the Observance of the 25th Anniversary of the Office of the United States Trade Representative
Remarks on the Observance of the 25th Anniversary of the Office of the United States Trade Representative
This office was organized in 1962 -- and maybe you've been told that already -- to enable the Executive Office of the President to provide leadership and coordination in the conduct of our trade policies.
The bad news is that the trade deficit remains far too high, and we must remain absolutely diligent in our efforts to bring that deficit down.
www.reagan.utexas.edu /archives/speeches/1987/111887c.htm   (1237 words)

  
 Press Release from the Office of the United States Trade Representative
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick met with President Moscoso and Trade Minister Jácome in Miami last November during the Free Trade Area of the Americas Ministerial meeting and announced the plan to undertake these negotiations.
In 2003, bilateral trade between the United States and Panama totaled $2.1 billion, with U.S. exports accounting for $1.8 billion of that amount.
The United States is aggressively working to open markets globally, regionally, and bilaterally and to expand American opportunities in overseas markets.
www.state.gov /p/wha/rls/prsrl/30984.htm   (579 words)

  
 Lack of Authority of the Office of the United States Trade Representative to Represent Private Industry in Proceedings ...
LACK OF AUTHORITY OF THE OFFICE OF The Office of the United States Trade Representative lacks authority under the Trade Act of 1974 or its own organic statute to provide legal representation to a private domestic industry in administrative proceedings before the United States International Trade Commission.
The statutory scheme also mandates a specific role for the interagency trade organization established under 19 U.S.C. § 1872(a) (1994), the chairperson of which is the United States Trade Representative.
Letter for Randolph Moss, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, from Kenneth P. Freiberg, Deputy General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative (Sept. 10, 1998).
www.usdoj.gov /olc/ustr2ltr.htm   (712 words)

  
 Embassy of the United States of America - Montevideo, Uruguay
The Hispanic Population in the United States 2000
Myth : NAFTA was a failure for the U.S. Office of the United States Trade Representative.
Trade Promotion Authority (Fast Track Authority for Trade Agreements): Background and Developments in the 107th Congress: Issue Brief for Congress.
uruguay.usembassy.gov /usaweb/paginas/20-00EN.shtml   (1295 words)

  
 Partner Agencies
The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is an agency of over 200 people, a highly committed group of professionals who have decades of specialized experience in trade issues and regions of the world.
www.export.gov /about/exp_000874.asp   (962 words)

  
 US/LEAP: Fact Sheet on Caribbean Trade Partnership Act (CTPA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), announcing the implementation of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act on October 2, issued a fact sheet that day to outline enhanced trade preferences and eligibility requirements for the 24 current beneficiary countries of the Caribbean Basin region.
As a further sign of the seriousness with which the United States views these issues, Ambassador Barshefsky is initiating immediately a review of Guatemala's eligibility as a beneficiary country under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
With respect to El Salvador, the United States raised concerns regarding the effect of certain privatization programs in restricting union activity, as well as excessive legal formalities applied to the establishment of trade unions.
www.usleap.org /trade/CTPA10-03.html   (1676 words)

  
 FR Doc 02-33003
----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is making technical corrections to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) as set forth in the annex to this notice, pursuant to authority delegated to the USTR in Presidential Proclamation 6969 of January 27, 1997 (62 FR 4415).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to various statutes implementing trade agreements and to section 604 of the Trade At of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2483), the President issued proclamations in order to reflect in the HTS the substance of those agreements and actions taken pursuant to such statutes.
The article description of subheading 9820.11.18 is modified by inserting the phrase '', or from components knit-to-shape in the United States from yarns wholly formed in the United States, or both'' after the phrase ``from yarns wholly formed in the United States''.
a257.g.akamaitech.net /7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2002/02-33003.htm   (842 words)

  
 AALL Washington Affairs: Office of the United States Trade Representative, 1/31/2003
United States copyright law in its origins and as it has evolved has always sought to balance these interests "to promote the Progress of Science and the useful Arts" as the Constitution provides.
The more broadly stated "Fair Use" doctrine protects libraries and their patrons from liability for copyright infringement when reproducing intellectual works to further purposes such as scholarship, research, teaching, news reporting and criticism.
Local, state and federal governmental bodies must continue to have the ability to provide support to enable these libraries to offer their core services to the public without charge.
www.aallnet.org /aallwash/lt01312003.html   (1826 words)

  
 WAIS Document Retrieval
The Office of the United States Trade Representative seeks public comment on the initiative, including possible areas for negotiation and cooperation, and on procedures to obtain advice from interested parties.
The bilateral trade and investment component of the TEP will address trade barriers, particularly unnecessary regulatory impediments, that hinder transatlantic trade in such sectors as electronic commerce, services, agricultural products, government procurement, and intellectual property rights (IPR), while seeking to advance shared labor and environmental values.
Our reinforced partnership can be instrumental in setting the agenda for a more open and accessible world trading system and at the same time can greatly improve the economic relationship between the EU and US, reduce frictions between us, and promote prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic.
www.cptech.org /ip/health/trade/ta1.html   (1434 words)

  
 Joint press conference at the office of the United States Trade Representative, Washington, DC
We were pleased to report that the free trade agreement is already yielding benefits for both Australia and the United States.
Imports from Australia to the United States were at record levels in 2005 for a number of key Australian exports that were the subject of the free trade agreement, including wine, cheese, other dairy products, fresh fruit, vegetable oil, planting seeds and snack foods.
But as I said earlier, in response to the question, this is an important issue to the United States and it’s one, again, that I believe as a former agriculture minister, and in his current role, Minister Vaile is handling this issue very responsibly and I think he’s been a leader in the WTO.
www.trademinister.gov.au /transcripts/2006/060306_us_jt.html   (4935 words)

  
 OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
The United States will continue to work with the EU to manage this and other disputes in an appropriate way, and we look forward to advancing our shared objectives in the Doha global trade negotiations and other fora,” Zoellick added.
In the United States, 75% of soy, 34% of corn and 71% of cotton are biotech crops.
The first step in a WTO dispute, which the United States and other countries are taking today, is to request and conduct consultations in the next 60 days.
www.ait.org.tw /events/2003-biotech/WTOCASE.htm   (891 words)

  
 AALL Washington Affairs: Office of the United States Trade Representative, 2/28/2003
Furthermore, the United States must continue to have the flexibility to enable libraries to keep pace with developments in information technology.
The sovereign states of the western hemisphere should be left to their own internal processes to determine whether and how the WIPO treaties should be implemented without interjecting the further imperative of compliance with a yet another trade-related treaty.
In the case of the United States, there is a growing awareness that section 1201 of the DMCA may have overshot the mark in terms of what was necessary and appropriate in order to implement the WIPO Treaties.
www.aallnet.org /aallwash/lt02282003.html   (3331 words)

  
 OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE >> The Federal Register
This notice announces that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will receive petitions in 2007 to modify the list of products that are eligible for dutyfree treatment under the GSP program, and to modify the GSP status of certain GSP beneficiary developing countries because of country practices.
The United States is continuing to negotiate with the EU regarding the EU's provision of adequate and permanent compensation to the United States for an event that increased duties on U.S. imports to EU markets above WTO bound rates of duty.
The Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) is requesting the public to submit written comments on considerations relating to the Decision that Members adopted at the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in December 2005 on dutyfree, quotafree (DFQF) market access for the leastdeveloped countries (LDCs).
thefederalregister.com /b.p/department/OFFICE_OF_THE_UNITED_STATES_TRADE_REPRESENTATIVE   (1952 words)

  
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SUMMARY: In accordance with legislation implementing the North American Free Trade Agreement, we are informing the public of a meeting to be held Thursday, September 7, 2000 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, DC.
Representatives from each of the SPS Committee's eight Technical Working Groups (TWGs) will also be present to apprise the public of each TWG's progress and to respond to questions.
Each TWG is to send at least one representative to the annual Committee meeting to report on its progress and activity.
www.fas.usda.gov /info/fr/2000/082100.html   (761 words)

  
 OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
Section 301 provides a means for businesses, farmers and workers in the United States to seek the aid of the U.S. government to gain relief from foreign unfair trade practices which burden or restrict U.S. commerce.
With the launch of the Doha Development Agenda, the United States has an unprecedented opportunity to pursue permanent reform of the CWB through the development of new disciplines and rules on state trading enterprises that export agricultural goods.
The United States has an unprecedented opportunity to pursue comprehensive and meaningful reform of the Canadian Wheat Board through the development of new disciplines and rules on state trading enterprises that export agricultural goods.
www.namamillers.org /USTRannouncement.html   (3105 words)

  
 Dept. of State: International Information Programs: Publications: Language of Trade
The third edition was prepared for the Department of State by Merritt R. Blakeslee and Carlos A. Garcia of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP, Washington, D.C. The authors received assistance from the U.S. Departments of Commerce and the Treasury and from the Office of the United States Trade Representative, which they gratefully acknowledge.
Blakeslee served on the faculties of Tulane University and the University of Georgia.
Garcia provided legal counsel in connection with government-to-government trade negotiations, trade legislation, trade policy, international telecommunications issues, antidumping and countervailing duties investigations, and litigation before the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
usinfo.state.gov /products/pubs/trade   (659 words)

  
 OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
United States Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky and Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers announced today that the WTO Appellate Body ruled against the United States in the dispute involving the Foreign Sales Corporation ("FSC") provisions of U.S. tax law.
The FSC was introduced in the early 1980s after its predecessor provisions, the Domestic International Sales Corporation (DISC) rules, were found to be a prohibited export subsidy under General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) subsidy rules.
The FSC provisions permit a portion of income generated outside the territorial limits of the United States to be exempt from U.S. income tax.
www.usembassy.it /file2000_02/alia/a00224a.htm   (496 words)

  
 "Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)," International Trade, October 8, 2002; Volume 2, Issue ...
The USTR is requesting written public comments for the annual review of the eligibility of sub-Saharan African countries to receive the benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
Comments received related to the child labor criteria also may be considered by the Secretary of Labor for the preparation of the Department of Labor's report on child labor as required under section 412(c) of the Trade and Development Act of 2000.
The Lawyers resident in all offices, unless otherwise indicated in an individual attorney biography, are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
www.hklaw.com /Publications/Newsletters.asp?ID=315&Article=1755   (335 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Office of the United States Trade Representative
The current USTR is Representative Rob Portman (R-OH), who took over for acting USTR Peter F. Allgeier.
On March 17, 2005, President George W. Bush nominated Congressman Portman as trade representative, and he was confirmed by the Senate April 29, 2005.
Since the early 1980s, the USTR has played a key role in the expansion of intellectual property laws worldwide.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/United_States_Trade_Representative   (156 words)

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