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Title 15: Commerce and Foreign Trade


PART 2009—PROCEDURES FOR REPRESENTATIONS UNDER SECTION 422 OF THE TRADE AGREEMENTS ACT OF 1979


Contents
§2009.0   Submission of representation.
§2009.1   Information required in representation.

§2009.0   Submission of representation.

(a) Any—(1) Part to the Agreement; or

(2) Foreign country that is not a Party to the Agreement but is found by the United States Trade Representative, (“Trade Representative”) to extend rights and privileges to the United States that are substantially the same as those that would be so extended if that foreign country were a Party to the Agreement, may make a representation to the Trade Representative alleging that a standards-related activity engaged in within the United States violates the obligations of the United States under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade.

(b) All representations under section 422 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (“section 422”) shall be addressed to the United States Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20506. Alternatively, such a representation may be made by diplomatic correspondence and may be accepted by the Trade Representative.

(c) “The Agreement”, a “Party to the Agreement” and “standards-related activity” are defined as in section 451 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2561).

(5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 2504(b), 2551-2554; E.O. 11846, 40 FR 14291; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1979, 44 FR 69173; E.O. 12188, 45 FR 989)

[47 FR 50207, Nov. 5, 1982]

§2009.1   Information required in representation.

(a) Each representation submitted under section 422 should state clearly on the first page that the representation is a request for action with respect to the obligations of the United States under the Agreement, and should contain the following information:

(1) The foreign country making the representation, the division of the foreign country's government representing that country's interest, the person(s) within the division who is (are) coordinating the foreign country's representation.

(2) A description of the standards-related activity at issues, including, whenever possible, copies of the standards-related activity's provisions.

(3) Identification of the foreign goods or services affected by the standards-related activity at issue.

(4) A statement of how the standards-related activity concerned is alleged to violate the obligations of the United States under the Agreement. This statement shoud indicate with particularity which such obligations are alleged to be violated.

(5) Indication as to whether the foreign country has officially petitioned, filed or complained for relief concerning the same subject matter as this representation to any international forum.

(b) Each representation submitted under section 422 of the Act must contain information sufficient to provide a reasonable indication that the standards-related activity concerned is having a significant trade effect, including (but not limited to) the volume of trade in the goods concerned.

(c) Representations should be submitted in 10 copies.

(5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 2504(b), 2551-2554; E.O. 11846, 40 FR 14291; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1979, 44 FR 69173; E.O. 12188, 45 FR 989)

[47 FR 50207, Nov. 5, 1982]



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