National Trade Estimate Report
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released the 2019 National Trade Estimate (NTE), an annual report on the status of foreign trade and investment barriers to American exports around the world. The findings of the 2019 NTE underscore the President’s 2019 Trade Policy Agenda priority for aggressively enforcing U.S. trade law and defending U.S. trade interests around the world.
The National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE) covers 65 countries, customs territories and regional associations, including each of the 20 United States’ free trade agreement (FTA) partners and all of the 50 largest markets for U.S. goods exports. These partners together account for over 95% of the United States’ $5.5 trillion trade in goods and services.
Changes in the NTE from one year to the next also reflect the success of U.S. negotiations and enforcement efforts. Such successes have been worldwide in 2019, highlighted by examples including:
– Actively Pursuing U.S. Interests in the WTO
– Canada and Mexico – United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
– European Union – Substance in Textiles and Clothing
– U.S. Soybeans for Biofuels Use in the European Union
– Opening Morocco’s Market to U.S. Poultry and Beef
– Ending Argentina’s Ban on American Pork and Beef
– U.S. Exports of Turkey to Malaysia Approved to Resume After a One-year Absence
– Ending Japan’s Ban on U.S. Lamb
– Successful WTO Dispute on China’s Excessive Agricultural Domestic Support
2019 National Trade Estimate Report on
Foreign Trade Barriers can be viewed on USTR website.