On August 16, 2016, the Office of the United States Trade Representative published in the Federal Register (81 FR 54646) Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning China's Compliance With WTO Commitments.
USTR invites written comments and/or oral testimony of interested persons on China's compliance with commitments made in connection with its accession to the WTO, including, but not limited to, commitments in the following areas:
a. Trading rights;
b. import regulation (e.g., tariffs, tariff-rate quotas, quotas, import licenses);
c. export regulation;
d. internal policies affecting trade (e.g., subsidies, standards and technical regulations, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, government procurement, trade-related investment measures, taxes and charges levied on imports and exports);
e. intellectual property rights (including intellectual property rights enforcement);
g. rule of law issues (e.g., transparency, judicial review, uniform administration of laws and regulations) and status of legal reform; and
h. other WTO commitments.
In addition, given the United States' view that China should be held accountable as a full participant in, and beneficiary of, the international trading system, USTR requests that interested persons specifically identify unresolved compliance issues that warrant review and evaluation by USTR's China Enforcement Task Force.
You must submit written comments no later than Wednesday, September 21, 2016. A hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.