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Below are 2008 reports.
Summary of 2007 FOIA Requests made of USTR.
The 2008 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE) is the twenty-third 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.
The Administration's top priorities this year continue to be addressing weak IPR protection and enforcement, particularly in China and Russia. Although this year's Special 301 Report shows positive progress in many countries, rampant counterfeiting and piracy problems have continued to plague China and Russia, indicating a need for stronger IPR regimes and enforcement in those countries.
The 2008 Trade Policy Agenda and 2007 Annual Report is the final such report of the Administration of President George W. Bush. In this year's edition, we look back on seven active years in which the United States provided strong global leadership in international trade and investment and created new opportunities for U.S. farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, service provides, workers, and consumers; a seven-year period during which U.S. exports to the world increased 50 percent, and concluded in 2007 with exports attaining their highest share of GDP in U.S. history, at nearly 12 percent.
This report is structured as an examination of the nine broad categories of WTO commitments undertaken by China. Throughout the report, USTR has attempted to provide as complete a picture of China’s WTO compliance as possible, subject to the inherent constraints presented by the sheer volume and complexity of the required changes to China’s trade regime and transparency obstacles. The report identifies areas where progress has been achieved and underscores areas of concern, as appropriate, with regard to the commitments that became effective upon China’s accession to the WTO as well as those commitments scheduled to be phased in over time.
The 2008 Section 1377 Review focuses on specific issues in Australia, China, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Oman and Singapore and on general issues of concern with respect to several countries, such as: concerns with regulatory independence and transparency; excessively high mobile termination rates; barriers to the use of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology; and concerns with conformity assessment requirements that may create barriers to market entry. The 2008 Review also highlights progress on two issues cited in previous reviews.