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Trade Agreements Compliance

The Commercial Section at the U.S. Mission to the EU works with U.S. companies to identify and overcomes trade barriers. Its officers work to resolve trade policy issues and ensure that the EU fully meets its obligations under our trade agreements. We work with large and small businesses to ensure that existing agreements deliver the market access and fair treatment promised to U.S. goods and services. Through carefully monitoring EU trade policymaking and coordinating with other relevant offices within the International Trade Administration as well as other U.S. Government agencies. Some of the most common examples of foreign trade barriers most often affect U.S. industry include:

  • Standards
  • Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Enforcement
  • Environment Regulations
  • Government Procurement
  • Customs Requirements
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards

If you believe your company has encountered a trade barrier in the EU market, you may contact:

Michael Rogers
Market Access Compliance Attaché
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 4244

Antonio Dai Pra
Compliance Specialist
Direct Dial: +32 2 811 5264 

Other Useful Resources

The Office of Trade Agreements Negotiations and Compliance (TANC) at the U.S. International Trade Commission provides the public with general information on specific U.S trade laws and provides technical assistance to eligible small businesses seeking relief under the trade laws.

The World Trade Organization (WTO). The global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Agency responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade policy.

National Trade Estimate Report is a yearly report by the U.S. Trade Representative highlighting trade barriers faced by U.S. industry.

Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy– STOP! A comprehensive initiative to fight global piracy and help American businesses secure and enforce their rights around the world.

Department of Commerce The International Trade Administration is responsible for promoting trade, competitiveness and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade agreements.

Other IPR-related links:
USG

Department of Commerce

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Department of Justice, Computer Crime and IP Section

DHS/Customs and Border Protection

Copyright Office, Library of the Congress

Industry

International Intellectual Property Alliance

Motion Picture Association of America

Recording Industry Association of America - IFPI/recording industry association abroad

Business Software Alliance

Entertainment Software Association

Association of American Publishers

International Trademark Association

Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America

International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

International Organizations

World Trade Organization, resources on TRIPS

World Intellectual Property Organization


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