On behalf of the U.S. standardization community, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is seeking feedback to develop a response to a March 17, 2020, Federal Register Notice on negotiating objectives for a United States-Republic of Kenya trade agreement. As the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) develops U.S. negotiating positions, ANSI aims to ensure representation of views and concerns of the U.S. standardization community. The Institute encourages its members to submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB on April 10, 2020, for consideration in the consensus response.
The Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) seeks comments regarding objectives identified in section 102 of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (19 U.S.C. 4201).
In particular, the TPSC welcomes comments on issues that USTR should address in negotiations. These include, but are not limited to:
Read the March 23, 2020, Federal Register notice: Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives for a United States-Republic of Kenya Trade Agreement. The notice also announces a public hearing on Tuesday, April 29, 2020; those wishing to testify must provide written notification by April 15. Please see the notice for further details.
Submit specific written comments to email@example.com for consideration. For ANSI to have sufficient time to develop a consensus response, comments must be submitted by Friday, April 10, 2020.
ANSI also encourages individual companies and organizations to submit their own comments directly in response to the notice. Comments are due to USTR by April 15, 2020, using the www.regulations.gov website; enter docket number USTR-2020-0011. Further instructions are provided in the notice.