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USTR Seeking Comments on Uruguay's Participation in Trade in Services Agreement


In a Federal Register notice published on December 17, 2014, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a press release requesting comments on Uruguay’s admission into the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), an agreement aimed to enhance investment conditions in the service sector.

According to the notice, “On November 3, 2014, USTR notified Congress of the Administration’s intention to join a consensus reached among the TISA negotiating participants to accept Uruguay into the negotiations. Through this notice, USTR seeks public comments regarding particular priorities with respect to the participation of Uruguay in the negotiations. “

Current participating countries include Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, European Union, Hong Kong China, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lichtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Switzerland, and Turkey.

Comments have to be submitted by January 20, 2015.

The Federal Register notice can be accessed online at:


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