AFTE STATEMENT ON USTR 2022 NATIONAL TRADE ESTIMATE REPORT
WASHINGTON (April 4) — The Office of the United States Trade Representative recently released its 2022 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE Report), which “highlights significant foreign barriers to U.S. exports, U.S. foreign direct investments, and U.S. electronic commerce.” The Alliance for Trade Enforcement issued the following statement on the report:
“It’s reassuring that USTR is aware of trade barriers and enforcement issues in each of AFTE’s priority markets: Brazil, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and South Africa. And it’s especially heartening that the 2022 NTE Report identifies many of the concerns the alliance raised in previous comments to USTR.
“These concerns include Mexico’s restrictive energy industry regulations and improper treatment of foreign suppliers of electronic payments services; Brazil, India, and Indonesia’s data localization and content requirements; Canada, Korea, and Japan’s market access barriers for biopharmaceuticals; and South Africa’s weak copyright protections.
“The Biden administration has been a vocal proponent of expanding U.S. trade and enforcing American trade agreements. AFTE urges Ambassador Tai to fulfill these commitments by eliminating the barriers highlighted in this year’s NTE report and looks forward to working with her and the rest of the UTSR team to do so.”
About the Alliance for Trade Enforcement: The Alliance for Trade Enforcement is a coalition of trade associations and business groups that advocates for foreign governments to end unfair trade practices that harm U.S. innovative industries and supports U.S. policymakers in their efforts to hold our trading partners accountable.