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Ambassador Kirk Transmits National Trade Estimate Report, Two New Enforcement Reports to Congress

On March 31, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk transmitted to Congress the 2010 National Trade Estimate (NTE), which describes significant barriers to U.S. trade and investment faced in the last year as well as the actions being taken by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to address those barriers. In addition, Ambassador Kirk delivered two new, related reports focusing specifically on sanitary and phytosanitary barriers and technical barriers to trade that harm the ability of America's agricultural producers and manufacturers to export around the world. Kirk first promised a sharper focus on SPS and technical barriers to trade in a July 2009 speech at U.S. Steel's Mon Valley Steel Works in Braddock, Pennsylvania.

Read the press release on the enforcement reports here and the fact sheets below.

National Trade Estimate Report Fact Sheet:

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Barriers Report Fact Sheets:

Technical Barriers to Trade Report Fact Sheets: