USTR - Industrial Market Access in the WTO
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The Office of the United States Trade Representative

Industrial Market Access in the WTO

The Office of Industry’s Market Access section develops and coordinates U.S. trade policy on industrial and consumer goods in the World Trade Organization (WTO) in concert with USTR’s Office of WTO Affairs.  The goal of the Market Access section is to create new market access opportunities abroad and level the playing field for American workers, manufacturers, and companies.

The focus of these efforts is the ongoing non-agricultural market access (NAMA) negotiations that are part of the larger WTO Doha Round of negotiations launched in 2001.  The aim of the NAMA negotiations is to reduce tariffs and eliminate non-tariff barriers (NTBs) on all industrial and consumer goods.  The Market Access section also has the lead on all industrial market access negotiations for countries that are in the process of acceding to the WTO.  Currently, there are over 30 countries in the accession process.

Below are links to documents relevant to the WTO NAMA negotiations, official U.S. submissions to the WTO, general fact sheets and a list of countries currently in accession to the WTO. 

NAMA Negotiations
Selection WTO’s Doha Gateway
Selection Doha Development Agenda
Selection Annex B of the July 2004 Framework Agreement
 
U.S. Submissions to the WTO
Selection How to Create a Critical Mass Sectoral
Selection Negotiating NTBs Related to the Auto Sector
Selection NTBs Building Codes and the Wood Products Sector - Some Suggested Negotiating Opportunities
Selection General NTB Submission
Selection Revenue Implications of Trade Liberalization
 
General Fact Sheets
Selection Sectoral Initiatives