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July 31, 2008 

USTR Seeking Information on China's Compliance With its WTO Commitments

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced today that it seeking public comments and will hold a hearing in Washington, DC in October for purposes of obtaining information to be used in the preparation of its statutorily-mandated annual report on China’s compliance with its World Trade Organization accession obligations.

USTR is seeking comments and testimony on China's commitments in the following areas:

(a) Trading rights;
(b) import regulation;
(c) export regulation;
(d) internal policies affecting trade;
(e) intellectual property rights;
(f) services;
(g) rule of law issues; and
(h) other WTO commitments.

In addition, USTR requests that interested persons also specifically identify unresolved compliance issues that warrant review and evaluation by USTR's China Enforcement Task Force.

Written comments are due on September 22, 2008. The hearing will be held in Washington, DC on October 2, 2008.

Last year's report to Congress can be found here.

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