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2010

Below are 2010 reports.

National Trade Estimate Report

The 2010 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE) is the twenty-fifth in an annual series that surveys significant foreign barriers to U.S. exports. The report provides, where feasible, quantitative estimates of the impact of these foreign practices on the value of U.S. exports. Information is also included on actions taken to eliminate barriers.

Special 301 Report

This Report reflects the Administration’s resolve to encourage and maintain effective IPR protection and enforcement worldwide. It identifies a wide range of serious concerns, rangingfrom troubling “indigenous innovation” policies that may unfairly disadvantage U.S. rightsholders in China, to the continuing challenges of Internet piracy in countries such as Canada andSpain, to the ongoing systemic IPR enforcement challenges in many countries around the world.

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Report) 

On March 31, 2010, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk transmitted to Congress a new report on key sanitary and phytosanitary barriers that American agricultural and food producers face when they seek to sell their products around the world. As President Obama seeks to grow as many as two million jobs here in the United States through increased exports, this report shows the Administration's commitment to keeping markets open to U.S. products.

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Report) 

On March 31, 2010, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk transmitted to Congress a new report on key technical barriers to trade that hinder or block American exports around the world. In a speech to Pennsylvania steelworkers in 2009, Ambassador Kirk promised to deliver this report and another on sanitary and phytosanitary barriers to American exports as part of the Obama Administration's effort to sharpen its enforcement of American trade rights and to grow well-paying jobs here at home.

2010 Trade Policy Agenda and 2009 Annual Report

The President's Trade Policy Agenda for 2010 advances a robust American role in the global trading system by further outlining what trade can mean for American exports, jobs, and economic growth - and also for global economic recovery and well-being. It discusses policies that implement our commitment to the rules-based trading system and the enforcement of our rights within that system. It outlines the steps that we will take to further stimulate jobs and growth here at home and around the world, and how we are building on existing trade agreements and pending pacts. It addresses how our trade policy partners the United States with the developing countries of the world. And it examines the Administration's commitments to the American people on energy and the environment, to making trade policy more reflective of American values - including the fundamental rights of workers - and to political transparency in trade policy.

Annual Report on the Implementation of the Technical Assistance Improvement and Compliance Needs Assessment and Remediation (TAICNAR) Program

The Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2008 (HOPE II) affords preferential treatment to imports of apparel, textiles, and other goods from Haiti, provided that Haiti's government takes certain steps to assess participating producers' compliance with core labor rights and improve the government's capacity to enforce national labor laws. HOPE II calls for the President to submit a report to Congress no later than June 18, 2009, and every year thereafter, regarding certain aspects of the operation of the Technical Assistance Improvement and Compliance Needs Assessment and Remediation (TAICNAR) program. This report is to include an explanation of the efforts of Haiti, the President, and the International Labor Organization (ILO) to carry out the TAICNAR program. This is the second annual report.

Fifth Report to the Congress on the Operation of the Andean Trade Preference Act as Amended

A general review of the ATPA/ATPDEA beneficiary countries based on the eligibility criteria and considerations described in the statute.

2010 Report to Congress On China’s WTO Compliance

This is the ninth report prepared pursuant to section 421 of the U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-286), 22 U.S.C. § 6951 (the Act), which requires the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to report annually to Congress on compliance by the People’s Republic of China (China) with commitments made in connection with its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), including both multilateral commitments and any bilateral commitments made to the United States. The report also incorporates the findings of the Overseas Compliance Program, as required by section 413(b)(2) of the Act, 22 U.S.C. § 6943(b)(2).

2010 Notorious Markets List

The Notorious Markets List, previously included in the annual Special 301 Report, will now be published separately. This reflects an effort to further expose these markets, and is in response to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator’s 2010 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement. This document is the result of an Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets and follows a separate, dedicated request for comments from interested stakeholders which was initiated on October 1, 2010.