AFTE SUBMITS COMMENTS FOR 2023 USTR NATIONAL TRADE ESTIMATE REPORT
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 1) — The Alliance for Trade Enforcement recently submitted comments for the United States Trade Representative’s 2023 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE). This annual report prepared by the Office of the United States Trade Representative identifies key barriers to U.S. trade abroad, including the exchange of goods and services, electronic commerce, and foreign direct investment.
“As the U.S. economy rebounds from high inflation and the Covid-19 pandemic, our leaders must work to eliminate practices that box American companies out of foreign markets,” said AFTE Executive Director Brian Pomper. “AFTE urges USTR to heed our recommendations when crafting this year’s report and future international trade policy.”
AFTE’s comments called attention to monopolistic state energy policies in Mexico; market access barriers for biopharmaceuticals in Korea, Japan, and Canada; and weak enforcement of intellectual property protections in India and Indonesia, among other violations.
“More than 40 million American jobs and one-quarter of our nation’s GDP depend on international trade,” said Pomper. “Creating a comprehensive NTE Report is a necessary step in fostering a free and fair trading system that works for both American businesses and workers.”
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.