April 2017
USTR Report Highlights Foreign Barriers to U.S. Exports

U.S. companies should review a recent USTR (United States Trade Representative) report providing insight into the various country-specific issues that may take center stage in future trade negotiations. Companies should then consider how the elimination or reduction of these foreign tariff barriers may impact their international operations.

On March 31st, the USTR published its 2017 National Trade Estimate Report which highlights significant foreign barriers to U.S. exports and is a companion piece to the President’s Trade Policy Agenda that was published earlier in March. The USTR is required to submit this report annually to the President, Senate Finance Committee and appropriate House committees to facilitate future trade negotiations aimed at eliminating or reducing these barriers. The information provided in the report was compiled by the USTR, Commerce Department, U.S. Department of Agriculture, other federal agencies, private sector advisory committees, and U.S. embassies around the world.

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