On August 17, 2016, the Office of the United States Trade Representative published in the Federal Register Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Russia's Implementation of Its WTO Commitments.
USTR invites written comments and/or oral testimony of interested persons on Russia's implementation of the commitments made in connection with its accession to the WTO, including, but not limited to, commitments in the following areas:
(a) import regulation (e.g., tariffs, tariff-rate quotas, quotas, import licenses);
(b) export regulation;
(d) standards and technical regulations;
(e) sanitary and phytosanitary measures;
(f) trade-related investment measures;
(g) taxes and charges levied on imports and exports;
(h) other internal policies affecting trade;
(i) intellectual property rights (including intellectual property rights enforcement);
(k) rule of law issues (e.g., transparency, judicial review, uniform administration of laws and regulations);
(l) trade-related investment measures; and
(m) other WTO commitments.
You must submit written comments no later than Tuesday, September 20, 2016. A hearing will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016,