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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Releases 2017 National Trade Estimate

Report Reinforces the Administration’s “America First” Trade Agenda Prioritizing Enforcement of Trade Laws

Washington, DC – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today released the 2017 National Trade Estimate (NTE), identifying the major developments and challenges with trade barriers to American exports around the globe.

The National Trade Estimate, an annual report required by law, surveys significant barriers to American exports, including tariffs, inhibitive sanitary and phytosanitary measures, government procurement, export subsidies, inadequate intellectual property rights, and barriers to investment, services and digital trade.

The findings of the 2017 National Trade Estimate underscore the Administration’s trade priority for enforcing U.S. trade laws to defend American workers and job-creators from harmful trade barriers and to promote free and fair trade that benefits all Americans.

With the statutory responsibility to develop and coordinate U.S. trade policy, USTR provides the annual National Trade Estimate in coordination with the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture, other U.S. Government agencies, U.S. Embassies and other government and non-government sources.

To view the 2017 National Trade Estimate, click here.

Background:

The 2017 National Trade Estimate is the thirty-second annual report on significant barriers to American exports. The U.S. Trade Representative is required to submit an annual report on significant foreign trade barriers to the President, the Senate Finance Committee, and appropriate committees in the House of Representatives. The annual report is submitted in accordance with section 181 of the Trade act of 1974, as added by section 303 of the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984 and amended by section 1304 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, section 311 of the Uruguay Round Trade Agreements Act, and section 1202 of the Internet Tax Freedom Act.

Fact Sheets:

For a fact sheet on the 2017 National Trade Estimate Report, click here.

For a fact sheet on digital trade barriers highlighted in the 2017 National Trade Estimate Report, click here.

For a fact sheet on the Sanitary and Phytosanitary barriers section of the 2017 National Trade Estimate Report, click here.

For a fact sheet on the Technical Barriers to Trade section of the 2017 National Trade Estimate Report, click here.
 

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