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Results of the 2013 Section 1377 Review of Telecommunications Trade Agreements

Results of the 2013 Section 1377 Review of Telecommunications Trade Agreements

This 2013 Review addresses several general themes: Internet-enabled trade in services, including cross-border data flows and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services; independent and effective regulators; limits on foreign investment; competition; international termination rates; satellite services and submarine cable systems; telecommunications equipment trade; and local content requirements.

Although several of the issues in the 2013 Review have been discussed in past Reviews, USTR considers it appropriate to continue to raise these issues and encourage U.S. trading partners to implement appropriate solutions. The 2013 Review describes practices or measures of U.S. trading partners that USTR will actively monitor throughout the year and with respect to which, if warranted, USTR may take further action.